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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mission

US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria that resulted in the arrest of three ISIS “weapons facilitators”. The SDF and coalition forces are committed to preventing the resurgence...

MH-47G renew programme continues for USSOCOM | Shepard Media

A $212 million modification has been made to the contract between Boeing and USSOCOM to include the procurement of six more renewed, or rebuilt, MH-47G Chinook Block 11 helicopters and eight spare shipsets. An expected completion date was not given...

UK special forces to use disguises to infitrate evil traffickers in Calais mission | The Mirror

There has been recent turmoil in the English Channel as migrants are being smuggled illegally across the water in vessels that cannot survive the journey. Members of England’s Special Reconnaissance Regiment were activated to help French police forces curb...

Danish Navy Frigate Kills 4 Pirates in Gulf of Guinea Anti-Piracy Mission | United States Naval Institute

The Esbern Snare responded to reports of a speedboat with ladders on board poised to attack cargo ships. Off the coast of West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, a Royal Danish Navy frigate, HDMS Esbern Snare (F342), engaged with...

A MACV-SOG Thanksgiving: when 6 commandos took on 30,000 enemy troops | Sandboxx

The location and movements of the North Vietnamese Army was especially pertinent in 1968 after January’s Tet Offensive. In November, American intelligence lost track of three NVA divisions. A team of two Green Berets and four local mercenaries were...

Rangers in focus as British Army transformation plans unveiled | Shepard Media

UK Secretary of State, Ben Wallace, detailed plans to Parliament on Nov. 25 about the future of British defense. A new Ranger Regiment will be stood up on Dec. 1st to form part of the Ministry of Defence’s new Special...

Frustrated with CIA, Trump administration turned to Pentagon for shadow war with Iran | Yahoo News

In the final days of his presidency, Donald Trump approved key parts of an unconventional warfare campaign against Iran to be led by American SOF. The campaign would consist of sabotage, propaganda, and other psychological and information operations aimed at...

Ambassador Pyatt’s Remarks at the JCET between U.S. and Greek Special Forces | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Greece

All of Greece’s armed services were represented in a recent Joint Combined Exchange Training with American special operations. The focus of the exercise, “Medusa”, was building capacity and flexibility for the Hellenic special operations forces. The Hellenic special operations forces have...

137 SOW exercises Mission Sustainment Teams, develops multi-capable Airmen for tomorrow’s fight | DVIDS

The 137th Special Operations Wing began Mission Sustainment Team (MST) training aimed at creating Airmen capable of sustaining livable conditions in deployed environments. Fifty-five Airmen from five squadrons within the 137th Special Operations Mission Support Group learned a variety of...

Four ISIS members arrested near Erbil: Coalition | Rudaw

With support from the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Directorate, a US-led coalition successfully arrested four ISIS members near the northern Iraqi city of Erbil. The arrests were made over the course of several operations that aim to degrade ISIS’s capabilities in...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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