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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Mayhem

NCIS: Drug ring’s tentacles reached at least 48 service members | Navy Times

An undercover sting resulted in two petty officers being arrested for selling drugs to over 45 other service members. The scope of the operation is still being determined, but the reports indicate that service members depended on the dealers...

CNO won’t let convicted SEAL retire as chief | Navy Times

With a well publicized trial behind him, a recent ruling will not allow Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward Gallagher to retire as a Chief, however, he will be allowed to retired as a petty officer first class.  Convicted of...

JTF-2 operator pleaded guilty after stealing military gear and selling them online | SpecialOps.Org

Cpl. Pedro Collier has brought scandal to the elite Canadian SOF unit JTF-2 after it was discovered that he stole military gear, including gun parts, and sold it online. He pleaded guilty to five different criminal charges and will...

Attorneys in Green Beret murder case headed to Afghanistan to interview relatives of alleged bomb maker | Military Times

Attorneys in the murder case against an Army Green Beret major are headed to Afghanistan to interview the deceased man’s family members as the trial nears.  The interviews will also include civilian and military defense attorneys for Maj. Mathew Golsteyn...

Hearing for Army Green Beret major charged with murder could bring new evidence | Army Times

In an upcoming hearing, attorneys on both sides will be able to present new evidence involving the case against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, who was charged in 2018 with murder of an alleged Taliban bomb maker during a 2010 Afghanistan deployment.  There...

How a bet on a land nav question left a SEAL student in a coma | Navy Times

“Challenge bets” among SEAL students keep classes fun and foster a competitive camaraderie, particularly during the third phase of training, which Class 326 had just begun.  Wrong answers lead to burpees, pushups and dousing students before chow, although it...

Fired Navy SEAL team leaders say they’re being scapegoated after high-profile misconduct cases | CBS News

The two senior leaders of a Navy SEAL team who were fired in a highly unusual move say they are being made scapegoats due to pressure on the maritime branch to bring its commandos in line. SEAL Team Seven's...

Intoxicated Marine breaks into home and cooks meal, tells alarmed homeowner to ‘go back to sleep’ | Marine Corps Times

19-year-old Marine, Gavin Crim, broke into a home in Florida...to use the kitchen. While making his meal, he encountered the homeowner and told the man to “go back to sleep". Crim fled before finishing his meal as the owner called the police....

Army Special Forces major and new girlfriend ordered to pay $3.2 million to ex-wife in revenge porn case | Task and Purpose

Elizabeth Ann Clark a year ago leveled accusations of alienation-of-affection, libel and revenge porn in the case against ex-husband Maj. Adam Matthew Clark and his partner, Lt. Col. Kimberly Rae Barrett, in Cumberland County Superior Court.  "Alienation-of-affection" is the...

Trailer for ‘The Kill Team’ spotlights Afghanistan war murders of 2010 | Military Times

“The Kill Team" is a 2013 documentary detailing a series of murders by U.S. soldiers that took place during a 2010 deployment to Afghanistan’s Maywand District. Now, the first trailer for a feature film bearing the same name has arrived. Directed...

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Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments | Task & Purpose

On the night of October 5th, 2009, in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a team comprised of Green Berets, Afghan...

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