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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Mayhem

Marine veteran Congressman Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to corruption charges | Marine Times

Pleading guilty to the misuse of campaign funds, U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter has made the decision to leave Congress. He looted campaign cash of more than $250,000 dollars to finance personal expenses, such as vacation and golf outings, resulting...

Dates set for murder trial of Navy SEAL, Marine Raider in death of Green Beret | Military Times

Trial dates for 2020 have been set for the Navy SEAL and Marine Raider who were charged in the strangulation murder of a Green Beret staff sergeant while on deployment in Africa. If convicted for the death of Staff...

Iranian businessman imprisoned for buying weapons material from Hudson Valley company | Westfair

An Iranian man indicted in 2013 has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after plotting to supply weapon materials for Iran’s weapons of mass destruction program. An assistant U.S. attorney commented that Pourghannad knew the materials he had...

Montgomery County Richard Meleski indicted for faking military service to defraud VA out of more than 300,000 | Philly CBS

Meleski received over $300,000 in benefits and payouts from the VA by faking military service and even claiming to have been a prisoner of war. Not only did he receive these benefits, but he received them over veterans who...

German elite forces facing Neo-Nazi scandal as commander suspended | Telegraph

Several soldiers in the German special forces are being investigated under the suspicion that they are Neo-Nazis. A soldier in the KSK has been suspended after months of investigation regarding his views after a tip was received. Two other...

IG found former academy commandment misused travel, had poor command climate; she will seek redress for firing | Air Force Times

Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin is the former commandant of cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. In a recent report by an inspector general, Goodwin allegedly misused travel practices for personal use, as well as failed to maintain...

Retired colonel pleads guilting to ripping off the military for millions in kickback scheme | Task and Purpose

Retired Army Col. Joseph Young has pleaded guilty to paying bribes in order to get his company contracts that resulted in 20 million-dollar profits. A retired Young and three other officers used bribes in order to get contracts to...

An elite Austrian soldier was apparently killed by the working dogs he was feeding | Task and Purpose

The Austrian Ministry of Defense announced that a 31-year-old soldier in the Jagdkommando unit was fatally injured by two canines before later passing away from his injuries. The staff sergeant had been a dog handler for the past two years...

Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced To 19 Years For Conspiracy To Spy For China |NPR

Former CIA officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, has been sentenced to almost two decades in prison after conspiring to hand over sensitive information to China. Reports say there is no proof that Lee was successful in his operations before...

Special Forces soldier from Petawawa charged with sexual assault | The Valley Leader

Corporal Kyle Smith from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment is facing a count of sexual assault, assault, unauthorized possession of ammunition, and violation of firearm storage regulations. An investigation was launched on the first of November after a civilian...

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To take on Russia and China, the US Navy is standing up a new unit to do the missions that only SEALs can do...

Naval Special Warfare Group 8 (NSWG 8) was born out of the combining of NSWG 3 and NSWG 10....

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