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2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

The mission of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) is to plan, prepare for, and when ordered conduct special reconnaissance, direct action, foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, and specified special operations forces collateral activities in support of Commander in Chief, US Southern Command.

Cabaas 2000, a US Southern Command sponsored multinational peacekeeping exercise involving civilian and military agencies from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States, kicked off on 6 September 2000. The exercise culminated on 20 September 2000, following 4 days of round-the-clock training designed to prepare the 7 Latin American nations and the US in 33 specific United Nations approved peacekeeping operation taskings. US Special Forces personnel on the coalition training teams, UN evaluators from Argentina's long-standing peacekeeping program, civilian representatives from the International Red Cross, Congressional Hunger Center, and Partners in Health evaluated the training. In the exercise, more than 1,000 peacekeepers were thrust into the middle of a bloody squabble between 2 fictitious nations. In the fictitious scenario, the Islamic Republic of Sudistan and Free Sudistan Federation haD split their country into 2 regions and sporadic fighting continued. Once in the training buffer zone, UN evaluators and Special Forces instructors threw a wide array of scenarios at the trainees. Argentine and US Special Forces from the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi National Guard and the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) trained together.




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