- Marine Corps
Marines Intervention Unit
The Marines Intervention Unit is part of the Dutch anti-terrorist capability and was previously known as the Marines Special Support Unit (BBE).
The Marines Special Support Unit was created in 1973 following the hostage-taking incident during the Olympic Games in Munich. The Special Interventions Service (DSI) was created in 2006 to support the establishment of a Dutch anti-terrorist capability, and the Marines Special Support Unit was transformed into the current Marines Intervention Unit. The marines in the unit are trained to intervene in hostage-taking incidents and illegal occupations of (or near) buildings, airplanes, ships and trains.