‘This exercise provides the opportunity to train with SOF partners as well as U.S. and Swedish conventional forces across all warfighting functions and domains,’said Air Force Col. Nathan Owendoff, joint special operations task force commander.
Some efforts of the training were taking place at an undisclosed location while other parts were happening in the Baltic Sea near the Swedish naval base of Karlskrona.
In recent years, SOCEUR has bolstered its ties throughout the area. NATO has also stepped up its presence with multinational battlegroups in all of the Baltic states as well as Poland.
An official from Sweden's special operations command said the exercise showcases the importance of its partnership with U.S. forces. The strength of Swedish and U.S. special operations forces together enable conventional armed forces to defend the region.
Special operations forces.
Since 9/11, America has more than doubled the size of SOF and tripled the SOF budget.