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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mission

US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne Lenny, a CENTCOM spokeswoman said that “Initial indications are that we struck the individual we were aiming for, and there...

Air Force Special Operations Commander Expects New, Lighter Plane to Fight Terrorists Next Year | Military.com

The Air Force is looking to equip special operators with a new light aircraft in the near future. Air Force Special Operations Command wants to field about 75 multipurpose, fixed-wing aircraft that could fly in remote locations without much...

America’s All-Volunteer Force Loses a War | War on the Rocks

The end of our military involvement in Afghanistan is the first time a United States fighting force comprised of solely volunteers has lost a war. The geopolitical consequences in Afghanistan will unfold over the course of the following years...

Hours after 9/11, the US military turned to Delta Force, and Delta Force scrambled to get operators back in uniform | Business Insider

The Joint Special Operations Command is our country’s national mission force. They are trained to respond to the most tactically challenging of scenarios. In the months preceding 9/11, several combat-experienced senior members of Delta Force retired or shifted to...

7-hour Iraq firefight sees 4 Marine Raiders receive Bronze Stars with ‘V’ | Marine Corps Times

4 Marine Raiders will receive bronze stars for their heroic action in March of last year when they were responsible for clearing out cave systems in northern Iraq of ISIS combatants. The Raiders were working with Iraqi security forces...

Over the horizon | The News

In the discussions surrounding the withdrawal of American and NATO Forces from Afghanistan, there was plenty mention of Over-the-Horizon (OTH) capabilities that would deter Taliban aggression. OTH is becoming a regular part of military language among official spokespersons and...

Special tactics Airmen augment Haiti earthquake humanitarian relief efforts | U.S. Air Force

Special tactics Airmen belonging to the 24th Special Operations Wing responded to a request to aid in the Haiti humanitarian effort following an earthquake in August. The ST Airmen worked with the Joint Task Force Haiti to conduct airfield...

Aviation Detachment Rotation 21-4: 435th CRS, Polish special forces open airfield ops | DVIDs

During an American-Polish joint exercise 16 Polish special operations members dropped into an abandoned runway near Biala Podlaska, Poland out of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft that had been based at Ramstein Air Base. The C-130J belonged to the...

U.S. Army Black Hawk and Apache Helicopters Put on a Big Show at Airfield, Air Trembles | Auto Evolution

In the airspace above Illesheim Army Airfield in Germany, Black Hawk and Apache helicopters took to the sky in an impressive display of aerial might. The Black Hawk is the more multipurpose of the two craft with the Apache’s...

Austin Swears in Pentagon’s New Special Operations Chief | DoD News

Christopher Maier was sworn in Thursday as the Defense Department’s new assistant secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict (SOLIC) by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Maier said during an interview his new position requires him to take on...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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