Joint Task Force 2 acts as Canada's elite counter-terrorism and
special operations unit. While very little information is available
regarding their training and specific missions, in Afghanistan,
JTF-2 has been active in taking terrorists prisoners and providing
security at the Kabul airport.
JTF-2 is subdivided
into "bricks", each of which trains in a specialized skill
area. JTF-2 is can be deployed worldwide. Their missions are kept
secret but are believed emphasize hostage rescue, close quarter
battle, and in particular, providing effective response to terrorist
incidents. The unit's training base is near Ottawa.