The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Pentagon officials are currently reviewing the support the CIA receives from the Department of Defense, including the use of counterterrorism operators. The goal is to determine if these special operators should be used in missions relating to Russia and China rather than counterterrorism. Opinions appear to be divided and span across the board as some officials are concerned about the future of CIA counterterrorism operations if they do not have operator support.

The US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) is finishing up a week-long celebration for Menton Week. The annual celebration that runs from December 7th-11th honors the history of the First Special Service Force. Numerous events have been held throughout the week, including competitions and international partner meetings, which will be concluded today with a closing ceremony.


The Colombian Army has reported that ten Israel Defense Force instructors have been training soldiers from the Colombian Army Special Forces division in counterterrorism efforts. The report stated that the IDF’s experience in counterterrorism and their joint efforts have strengthen operational capabilities. The training was hosted at the National Training Center in Tolemaida, and more joint exercises are expected to take place in the future.

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