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How US special operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory | We Are the Mighty

As the Soviet Union threats declined in the 1990s, the US faced a new challenge in the Middle East. Specifically, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, which has sparked an international crisis. This ended with Iraq’s defeat by a US-led coalition six months later. US special operations units were faced with numerous challenges, including actually getting into the battle. This article delves ... Read More »

Government forces free 34 from Taliban detainment, kill 6 militants in Afghan province | XINHUA Net

In a special operation overnight in the western province Herat, Afghanistan’s government forces freed 34 people from a Taliban prison and killed six militants. Out of the 34 released Taliban prisoners, 11 are army soldiers, eight are policemen, three are Afghan Air Force personnel, five are local workers, and seven are government employees. According to Afghan National Army Special Operations ... Read More »

Mideast, European firms explore collaboration on high-energy lasers | Defense News

Two European companies, MBDA and CILAS, and SIGN4L, a Middle Eastern defense firm, are set to explore collaboration on high-energy laser weapons systems to destroy drones. Specifically, they are about to look into working together at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference. SIGN4L is a subsidiary of Emirati defense industry conglomerate Edge, while MBDA is a European missile-maker. On the ... Read More »

Amortization calculator | The Simple Dollar

Amortization is a very important term that you should know, especially when you have plans of getting a loan. If you are wondering what amortization is, this refers to the process of paying off debt on certain schedules throughout several years. Amortization varies from one debt to another. Some debt is paid longer, while others are paid in a shorter ... Read More »

Following M3A1 grease gun #750213 through Vietnam | Recoil

The M3A1 is an old grease gun that stood out in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. It takes its name from a tool still used by mechanics today. This gun was particularly developed in WWII and is almost entirely made with stamped metal. The M3A1 Grease Gun is widely known for its ability to spray an area with heavy ... Read More »

Let’s blade, brah! Pakistani police shred the gnar while shredding crime | Military Times

WATCH: Police in Karachi, Pakistan are training an armed rollerblading unit to better prevent theft and harassment on its streets. pic.twitter.com/IX5CrM6tep — CBS News (@CBSNews) February 23, 2021 In Karachi, Pakistani police officers have received rollerblades that they will be using in their mission to fight theft and harassment. This strategy is seen as reasonable as it can make it ... Read More »

The guys behind ‘Snatch’ and ‘Top Gun’ team up to make a WWII caper about Britain’s first black ops unit | Task & Purpose

Together with Jerry Bruckheimer, Guy Ritchie is set to collaborate in a World War II flick titled Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The movie is based on a book by the same name from author Damien Lewis and is all about Britain’s first black ops unit. Ritchie is the director of such cockney-rhyming crime capers as Lock, Stock, Two Smoking Barrels, ... Read More »