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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, April 23, 2021

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The US military is turning to special operators to fend off Russian and Chinese influence in its neighborhood | Business Insider

Both Russia and China have been using information operations and warfare to further their own agenda and shape local perspectives. Adm. Craig Faller, head of US Southern Command, has revealed plans to use special operations to help counter these...

‘Green Alert’ bill would create Amber Alert-like national system to find missing veterans | Connecting Vets Radio

Lawmakers have introduced a new bill, the National Green Alert Act, that would create the “Green Alert” system. The bill would establish a new commission with members from the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Justice, Transportation, and Health and Human...

Rethinking Army special operation forces-Department of State partnership in Europe | Small Wars Journal

Both the EU and the US recognize that Russia is a growing threat with numerous concerns. Despite NATO and the US increasing their defense spending, there will continue to be gaps in the strategy as Russia uses unconventional warfare...

75th Ranger Regiment lieutenants earn Best Ranger title, credit ‘focused’ training | Stars & Stripes

As the three-day Best Ranger competition has come to an end, two Army lieutenants from the 75th Ranger Regiment earned the Best Ranger title. Both Army 1st. Lt. Vince Paikowski and 1st Lt. Alastair Keys are former collegiate athletes...

Afghan Special Forces kill local Islamic State leader | MENAFN

According to a statement issued by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan Special Forces have killed Kamin, one of the Islamic State’s newly designated local leaders, in an operation conducted in the Kuz Kunar district, Nangarhar province....

This trek through Iraq was the longest escape and evasion by any soldier ever | We Are the Mighty

According to a statement issued by the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan Special Forces have killed Kamin, one of the Islamic State’s newly designated local leaders, in an operation conducted in the Kuz Kunar district, Nangarhar province....

Peter Dutton overrules decision to strip medals from SAS soldiers who served in Afghanistan | The Guardian

Peter Dutton, the new defense minister in Australia, has overruled its decision to strip the meritorious unit citation of more than 3,000 soldiers unless they are convicted of war crimes. In an interview, Dutton said that they shouldn’t be...

Zimbabwe deploys reconnaissance special forces to Mozambique | Zimbabwe Mail

After a deadly war between the military and the Islamist insurgents, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed Special Forces to Mozambique to battle the rampaging militants. The clash in the northern Mozambican town of Palma killed dozens of individuals, including...

The messy way the Marines joined US Special Operations Command | Business Insider

Created on February 24, 2006, Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is celebrating its 15th founding anniversary this year. MARSOC is the Marine Corps component of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), which was created to fill what the Pentagon...

Russia’s Rostec showcases latest armored vehicles for Special Forces; launches global promo | Eurasian Times

In an announcement made by the NPO High-Precision Weapons Holding Company, part of the state-owned Rostec, it was confirmed that Russia’s Rostec State Corporation has officially launched a global promotion of the latest the BMD-4M airborne infantry fighting vehicle...

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The US military is turning to special operators to fend off Russian and Chinese influence in its neighborhood | Business Insider

Both Russia and China have been using information operations and warfare to further their own agenda and shape local...

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