Are the SAS better then the United states special forces?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Its a matter of opinion i was 5th group and i worked with sas were both the same receive almost the same training the only difference is that the sas have a more extreme regiment. IE they can be killed in training where a ranger or sf cant be killed. That really is all.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Depends on what you are comparing them to. US Army's Delta operatives were modeled by its founder COL Charlie Beckwith after the SAS model. Beckwith was most impressed with the SAS model. About the time Delta was created, we did not have a true counter-terrorism force in the United States. . However, the first public mission Delta had was Desert One, the attempted rescue of the American hostages in Iran. It was a disaster, as many branches of the American military wanted their fingers in the pie. As a result, the Joint Special Operations Command was formed, to prevent crap like that from happening again.

    CT teams were new in the 1970's. The German GSG-9 was not formed until after the fiasco at Munich Olympic Games. The SAS has been operating since WWII, more involved as commandos, but their mission had more of a CT when the troubles began in N. Ireland.

    Now, the US Army's Special Forces evolved in the 1950's but they had a different mission, most notably, get in the bad guys homeland, and havok ranging from training the locals to fight, or delivering nukes behind enemy lines. America's SF has a very diversified mission.

    Navy SEALs evovled form the Navy's Underwater Demolition Teams. These teams are more or less modeled after the Brits Special Boat Service (SBS).

    They are all very good, but the Brits do have longevity over the US, and that's about it.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Special Forces training is modeled on the SAS because it is works, the fact is that the majority of SOF units are based on the SAS (some were even raised by them). SAS are first among equals because most are equal due to cross-training and tactics sharing.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Yes the SAS actually train D force and Seal Instructors

    and some instructors from other Countries

    It is a common knowledge that the SASR is Americas best Special Forces

    Source(s): Retired Warrant Officer
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  • 3 years ago

    the two the U. S. and Britain have some fiercesome specific forces, the SAS, SBS, Deltas rigidity, Seals, Rangers, green Berets, and in all hazard a gaggle of communities we would by no ability pick to fulfill in any style of alley decrease than any lighting fixtures situations. The French, Germans, Israelis and a variety of of alternative worldwide places have some damn good Ops human beings. The French easily get their monies well worth out of their communities.

  • 10 years ago

    Just how would you compare them ?

    They all train from the same book.

    US spec ops are generally more specialized than Britain's spec ops

    Since we have far more people in the military.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Sas dosent come close to U.S. special forces.

  • 10 years ago

    Why not ask those 4 pirates that are now fish food All head shots from a rolling deck

  • 10 years ago

    as a whole probably not, but im sure they got some guys that are more high speed than ours, then again we got some that are more high speed then theirs. I know US SF has more experience over the years

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