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German naval commandos are called Kampfschwimmer or "combat swimmers". These German navy counterparts to the US Navy SEALs are Germany's oldest Special Operations Forces. The Kampfschwimmer roots go back to World War II.
Today's Kampfschwimmer formations are heavily involved in international operations against terrorism, including missions in the mountains of Afghanistan.
"German Navy SEALs" is a profile of the Kampfschwimmer units. The e-
Other German Special Operations Forces are also briefly discussed.
German Navy "SEALs": Kampfschwimmer Naval Commandos is available exclusively as an e-