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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Mayhem

Brigade caught in strip club episode in Poland hit with corps-level investigation | Army Times

The 18th Airborne Corps has opened its own investigation into the 101st Airborne Division's Combat Aviation Brigade leadership, following an incident last year in which one of the unit's subordinate battalions violated Army rules by going into a strip...

Prosecutors recommend 17-year sentence for former Green Beret convicted of spying for Russia | Stars & Stripes

In a recommendation filed Friday in the US federal court in Virginia, the federal prosecutors seek a 17-year prison sentence for Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins. Debbins was a retired Green Beret who pleaded guilty last year to giving Russian...

Gallagher claims SEAL platoon agreed to practice medical procedures on dying prisoner | Military.com

In a newly released podcast, Eddie Gallagher has revealed that his entire platoon intended to kill the Islamic State prisoner and agreed to practice medical procedures on him until he died. According to him, the medical treatments the platoon...

Eddie Gallagher now says SEALs intended to kill unarmed fighter and ‘nobody had a problem with it’ | Task & Purpose

Nearly two years after being acquitted of murdering an unarmed ISIS fighter, Eddie Gallagher has admitted that none of them had attempted to save the wounded and unarmed fighter's. Instead, according to him, they intended to kill the fighter...

A Navy admiral was fired after getting drunk and walking naked through a hotel | Task & Purpose

Navy Rear Adm. Erik Ross has been discharged from service after getting drunk and walking naked in a Tennessee hotel where security officers have found him. His blood alcohol content test result was at 0.14 percent, which is almost...

Booze, a strip club and a major gone missing: How a 101st Airborne unit went off the rails in Poland | Stars & Stripes

In what was supposed to be a good night for the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s “No Mercy” battalion, one of its executive officers went missing after a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club in Poland. According to them,...

Recon Marine held in Camp Pendleton brig in connection with missing ammunition | Orange County Register

Sgt. Gunnar Naughton, a 28-year-old Reconnaissance Marine, is held captive at Camp Pendleton for getting involved in the missing ammunition from the base. Naughton is charged with six counts of theft and military property-related offenses and is set for...

Former Green Beret, Army reservist who wore Hitler mustache jailed pending trial on Capitol riot charges | Seattle Times

Detained for civil disorder and related charges, Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, an Army reservist and military contractor, was ordered jailed pending last Tuesday. Hale-Cusanelli was charged for stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden of Washington...

Retired Green Beret assaulted cop with flagpole during Capitol riot, charges allege | Army Times

According to an FBI criminal complaint, retired Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey A. McKellop, a former Army Green Beret, was arrested for assaulting a police officer during the Capitol riot. Based on the complaint, McKellop used a flagpole like a...

German Special Forces soldier convicted over gun, ammo stash | The Tribune

Last week the Leipzig regional court sentenced a 46-year-old Special Forces soldier to a two-year imprisonment for breaking the firearms laws. The unnamed soldier had hoarded rifles, explosives, and ammunition at his home, including an AK-47 rifle. The incident...

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After 6 years of attempts, Marine master guns finally wins Recon Challenge | Marine Corps Times

Master Gunnery Sgt. Cory Paskvan and Maj. Morgan Jordan won the 12th annual Recon Challenge after 9 hours and...

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