Special forces or special operations forces are highly trained military units that perform unconventional or unorthodox secret missions concerning a nation’s security interests. There have been many special forces throughout warfare specializing in covert operations rather than conventional combat. Some of the missions they take on are security performance, movement operations, and counterterrorism missions. The first to recruit and train the idea of special forces stems were the Japanese ninjas to become assassins for espionage. Special forces soldiers are like the modern-day equivalent of ninjas!