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Central European special ops command under way

15th February 2019 - 16:58 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Special operations forces from across Central Europe could soon be operating under a Regional Special Operations Component Command (R-SOCC), according to a NATO announcement published on 13 February.

A letter of intent (LoI) regarding the establishment of the R-SOCC was signed by the respective defence ministers of Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia at the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels. A NATO spokesperson also confirmed Austria would be signing the LoI at a later date.

The initial development of the R-SOCC will be led by Hungary, with defence sources confirming to Shephard plans to establish a ‘deployable R-SOCC for small

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