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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022

Mission

Special Forces Will Simulate An Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Upcoming Unconventional Warfare Exercise | The Drive

Robin Sage, the Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise is set to kick off at the end of this month across North and South Carolina. Green Beret candidates will face off against military trainers acting as a guerilla force in...

Air Force’s botched integration of women in special ops ignites firestorm of controversy | Task & Purpose

The way AFSOC has handled recent controversy over the female Air Force special tactics candidate has given credence to rumors as far back as 2016 that the AF was not being completely transparent in their integration of women into...

Sweden to withdraw from French-led special forces mission in Mali | Reuters

Sweden has announced that it will withdraw its forces from the European special operations forces mission currently being conducted in the Sahel region. It will also review its participation in a United Nations force in Mali over the presence...

Woman who quit Air Force commando course questioned ‘highly suspicious’ lower standards | Air Force Times

The female captain who is attempting to become the first female graduate of Air Force special tactics training, purportedly raised concerns about the program’s shifting standards in relation to her arrival as early as April 2021, the Air Force...

SOFX Original Article | Russia Denies Presence of Wagner Group in Mali, While West Africa Closes Its Borders | Steve Balestrieri, SOFX Contributing Editor

A French military official speaking to Reuters on the condition of anonymity said that there are currently 300-400 mercenaries from the Russian Wagner Group operating in Mali. However, both the Malian military junta ruling the country and Russia have...

French official says 300-400 Russian mercenaries operate in Mali | Reuters

According to a senior French armed forces ministry official, 300 to 400 Russian mercenaries are working in central Mali, contradicting the junta's claim that only Russian army instructors are stationed there. Other West African countries have also blocked their...

Meet the Danish Frogmen who just took down a boat full of pirates in the Atlantic | Business Insider

Last November, a Danish frigate, the Esbern Snare, was conducting an anti-piracy patrol off the cost of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea when it received reports of suspicious activity nearby. The Esbern Snare sailed towards the area of...

SOCOM has tough, high-speed boats to get operators on target in any conditions, and they’re not just for SEALs | Yahoo News

SOCOM makes use of several advanced special operations boats to move operators to targets quickly and quietly. Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) man Naval Special Warfare’s Special Boat Teams. Although they are a relatively small force, the SWCC offer...

US Asks Tajikistan, Uzbekistan To Allow Military Bases For Special Ops In Afghanistan | Republic World

The United States has been attempting to convince Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to allow them to set up bases within their borders for the purpose of operating in Afghanistan. The creation of the bases would allow closer reconnaissance and Over-the-Horizon...

Special Forces to conduct Robin Sage training exercise throughout region | The Laurinburg Exchange

Green Beret candidates will take part in the Robin Sage training exercise towards the end of this month in the final test of Special Forces Qualification Course training. The two week exercise will commence on January 22nd and conclude...

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Special Forces Will Simulate An Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Upcoming Unconventional Warfare Exercise | The Drive

Robin Sage, the Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise is set to kick off at the end of this month...

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