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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Australian soldiers caught running Instagram account mocking war crimes and promoting violence | Vice

A group of current and former Australian soldiers have been accused of running a public Instagram page that celebrated violent acts and shared video footage. Titled State Sanctioned Violence, the page also mocked war crimes and stated they pledge...

Court-martial to begin for Special Forces colonel accused of sexual assault | Task & Purpose

Col. Kevin Russell’s court-martial is taking place at Fort Bragg, starting on August 25th. He has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and an Army spokesperson stated that he was accused of "sexual assault and abusive contact."...

US special forces veteran arrested for passing secrets to Russia | BBC News

Peter Debbins was a US Army soldier and was providing top secret information to Russian officials. He was doing this for over 10 years. He now is on trial of espionage and is facing huge charges and prison time....

FBI investigating former Navy SEAL, improvised explosive tossed at Portland protesters | OPB News

He also is the man that has been looked into by the FBI to throw an explosive into a park where protestors were in the name of the fight against ANTIFA. However, they are still looking for witness accounts...

Esper eyes $2.2 billion cut to military health care | Politico

Esper has started this as an initiative to “eliminate efficiencies in the Pentagon”. However, there have been talks that this was a fast cost saving decision. Esper's response to those concerned is that Americas private healthcare system could be...

Venezuela sentences ex-U.S. Special Forces soldiers to 20 years over attack on president | Global News

Two ex-U.S. Special Forces soldiers are being sentenced to twenty years in prison after an attempted attack on President Nicolas Maduro. Lawyers have tried to come to defend them in the Venezuelan courthouse but have been denied. They believe...

Army Special Forces colonel faces court-martial on sexual assault charges | Military.com

The Army is putting one of their colonels on trial for sexual abuse and sexual assault. Col. Kevin M. Russell will go in front of the court in Fort Bragg NC about the charges. Russel has been in the...

Service members face manslaughter charges in death of Special Forces veteran in Iraq | Up News Info

The contractor sustained Injuries to his skull and died days later as a result. However, the day of the fight the Marines were told by the bouncer to stay inside and wait for the contractor to leave after demonstration...

Navy officer’s years-long murder case gets another twist with court ruling | Military.com

A Navy officer’s wife fell to her death from a seven-story window, and her husband claims he was not involved. Originally authorities ruled this a suicide but later on it was determined that opiods were in her bloodstream and...

Man pleads guilty to faking SEAL service, POW status and PTSD for $300,000 in VA benefits | Military Times

Multiple fraud accounts are being charged against Richard Meleski, a 58-year-old man from Pennsylvania. He claimed a false identity as a former Navy SEAL and prisoner of war with PTSD in order to receive $300,000 VA benefits. He also...

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How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

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