31 Jul '17, 5pm

Special Operations Forces hone skills during exercise Black Swan 17

Special Operations Forces hone skills during exercise Black Swan 17

SZOLNOK, Hungary -- The men patrolled their compound surrounded by the thick, green bush common throughout the area, alert for any signs of trouble. Carrying AK-47 rifles and joking quietly, they stood as dangerous warnings to any would-be intruders. The quiet of the morning quickly broke, however, as special operations forces rapidly swarmed their posts. They came from all directions, wearing the uniforms of their respective nations, working through the compound's defenses efficiently and effectively. Unbeknownst to the guards, those forces had arrived the night before. They spent the previous day observing, refining their plan and waiting to strike. The assault was just one part of Exercise Black Swan 2017. Black Swan was a Hungarian-led special operations forces exercise held June 26 to July 22 in locations across Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Designed to enable partic...

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