Definition of Spetsnaz

1. a Soviet intelligence unit [n -ES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spetsnaz

spertiniite
spesh
speshul
spessartine
spessartines
spessartite
spessartites
spet
spetch
spetchel
spetchell
spetchells
spetchels
spetches
spets
spetsnaz (current term)
spetting
spettle
spetum
spetznaz
speustic
spew out
spew up
spewed
spewer
spewers
spewier
spewiest
spewiness

Literary usage of Spetsnaz

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1. Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan by Lester W. Grau, Voennai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ imeni M.V. Frunze (1996)
"There were 15 men in my 31st spetsnaz Reconnaissance Group. ... We were supported by an artillery battery [that belonged to the spetsnaz detachment]. ..."

2. Foreign Policies of the Soviet Union by Richard Felix Staar (1991)
"31-40, discusses spetsnaz. See also Liv Hegna, "New Home Guard ... 8; and Kirsten Amundsen, "spetsnaz and Soviet Far North Strategy," Armed Forces Journal ..."

3. Central Asia and the World: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan by Michael Mandelbaum (1994)
"Rustam Akhmedov spetsnaz • National guard, internal and border troops, national security service 'Most ol these states have yet to clearly define the future ..."

4. Responding to Low-Intensity Conflict Challenges by Stephen Blank (1993)
"Much of the Western literature called them all spetsnaz and made them 10 feet tall in the process. Although there were similarities in training amongst them ..."

5. Firepower in Limited War by Robert H. Scales, Jr. (1990)
"These soldiers are either airborne infantry or spetsnaz, a corps of ... Guerrilla leaders admit that spetsnaz are good and the airborne seemed to get ..."

6. Of Moles and Molehunters: A Review of Counterintelligence Literature, 1977-92 by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... Switzerland in 1978, brought considerable information, the most alarming being specifics about the Red Army's spetsnaz or Special Purpose Forces units. ..."

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