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Special Forces and the "Advise, Assist and Accompany" mission

Foreign Internal Defense Foreign Internal Defense (FID) is a major tool that the U.S. has for fighting and preventing future wars or conflicts. FID by definition is: “Participation by civilian and military agencies of a government in any of the action programs taken by another government or other designated organization to free and protect its society from subversion, lawlessness, insurgency, terrorism, and other threats to its security. Also called FID. (JP 3-22)” Assess, Train, Advise and Assist SOF Service components can contribute to FID. Primarily, SOF assess, train, advise, and assist HN military and paramilitary forces in support of FID. FID may also take the form of mobile training teams to teach indigenous personnel how to operate, maintain, and employ...

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