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CANSOF [1 record]

Record 1 2013-10-07


Subject field(s)
  • Special Forces (Military)
  • National and International Security

CANSOF has performed duties in a number of countries, including Bosnia, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Haiti, with operations running the gamut from protective duties for Canadian VIPs [very important people], acting as Joint Commission Observers (JCOs) in Bosnia, training Haitian police personnel, to surveillance and direct action operations in Afghanistan.


Canadian special operations forces; CANSOF: term and abbreviation officially approved by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.


  • Forces spéciales (Militaire)
  • Sécurité nationale et internationale

[Les forces] ont mené des missions dans beaucoup de pays, dont la Bosnie, le Rwanda, l'Afghanistan et Haïti, et ont rempli des fonctions très diverses : protection de personnalités canadiennes, observation au sein de la Commission mixte en Bosnie, formation de policiers en Haïti, opérations de surveillance et d'intervention directe en Afghanistan, etc.


forces d'opérations spéciales du Canada; FOSCAN : terme et abréviation uniformisés par le ministère de la Défense nationale et les Forces canadiennes.


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