World's 5 Best Special-Operation Forces

5. Special Air Service (SAS)/Special Boat Service (SBS)The SAS was created in 1940 to help turn the tide against Axis forces in North Africa.

4. Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) It specializes in counterterrorism, special reconnaissance, and direct action.

3. New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS)In 1955, the New Zealand government sought to fill a critical gap in its SOF capabilities by establishing the NZSAS.

2. Le Commando HubertEquivalent to the British SBS and the US's SEAL Team 6, Commando Hubert is at the tip of the spear of French SOF.

1. Light Reaction Regiment (LRR)A quiet but deadly Filipino SOF unit that has seen lots of combat in recent years.