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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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12/11/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States 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...

12/10/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

Afghanistan Afghan Special Forces from the National Directorate of Security tracked down and captured two Islamic State rebels in the eastern Nangarhar province. Izharullah, also known as Khaksar, was among the two captured. In Jalalabad city, a joint raid...

12/09/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

Europe Belgium, Denmark, and the Netherlands have announced that their Composite Special Operations Component Command headquarters is now fully operational. The Composite Special Operations Component Command combines the SOF capabilities from each nation into a joint deployable force. The Defense...

12/08/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States President Trump has signed the law that will allow Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Iraq in 2005 by waiving the approval requirement of five years...

12/07/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States USASOC Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II has been identified as one of the men found dead on a Fort Bragg training ground by officials, alongside veteran Timothy Dumas. The Army Criminal Investigation Command is currently conducting an...

12/04/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States The US Army's 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) has announced they will be creating "Hard Target Defeat Companies" that will focus on combating higher-end conflicts such as Russia and China. These new companies will likely replace or oversee...

12/03/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States US Special Operations Forces will be receiving the new MRZR Alpha light attack vehicle made by Polaris Defense to increase hostage rescue time and perform rapid hit-and-run attacks. This new vehicle will enable SOF units to travel across...

12/02/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

United States Lt. Gen. Jim Slife has addressed the concerns regarding three recent fatal training accidents that occurred within the Air Force Special Operations Command. U.S. Special Operations Command and AFSOC discovered they were too focused on “getting out...

12/01/20 Network Daily Brief | 24 Hours in SOF

Afghanistan In Afghanistan, a team of Afghan commandos backed by United States Special Forces soldiers repelled numerous heavy attacks by Taliban fighters in the Kandahar province. Almost 70 Taliban fighters were killed and another 40 wounded when they attacked...

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Proposal calls for sending special operations forces back to Somalia, report says | Stars & Stripes

US military authorities are formulating a proposal to deploy special operations back into Somalia, where the security situation has...

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