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The NATO Special Operations University, as the leader for NATO SOF education, provides world-class, relevant instruction in order to enhance the capabilities, interoperability and effectiveness of Alliance and partner SOF, while continuously pursuing innovative, educational strategies and courseware tailored to support current and future requirements.

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