Posted April 08, 2010
Wraith: It would help if that article had some statistics to back it up. I can't help but take it with a grain of salt since it's on Wikipedia and there are absolutely no citations on it.
stonebro: Eh. You don't think such statistics are confidential, what with there being an ongoing conflict and all? All I know is Norway has a disproportionate amount of special forces in action in such theatres compared to the overall size of the army.
They must be held high in regard then for NATO to utilize them more than others.
Statistics regarding standard information aren't typically classified, they would typically be promoted highly to trump up the countries special forces.
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the Norwegians have an awesome special forces team, but I also know how special forces brag about how awesome they are at all times. I mean, hell, USAF Pararescue would tell you they are the world's best because not only do they have extreme training in combat, they also have to go into extremely dangerous areas to rescue soldiers, and not only US forces either.
I'm just saying it would help to have some information to back it up. I'm sure most of it is true, but there may be one or more exaggeration.