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Commando

units british guerrilla army

Commando, military unit trained for swift, guerrilla-like raids into enemy territory. The British army adopted the word and the practice after the Boer War (1899–1902), and battalion-strength units were organized during World War II. The U.S. army Special Forces and Ranger units are modeled after the British commandos.

See also: Guerrilla warfare.

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