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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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How Taiwan’s Special Forces Would Fight China (Thanks To America) | 1945

The Naval Special Warfare Command is reevaluating to establish a new combat force and is soliciting feedback.  The Naval Special Warfare Command returns to the drawing board to develop or revise tactics, methods, and procedures. It consists of ten "normal"...

Special operators need counter-drone, counter-IED tech in a smaller package | Military Times

Special Operations Forces need an Expeditionary Electronic Countermeasure Device of the next generation.  SOCOM seeks a multi-mission electronic countermeasure device for future generations. To prevent roadside bomb explosions and eliminate drone threats, the device must block radio frequencies. A significant...

EYES IN THE SKIES: Special Forces flew over Ottawa trucker protest despite prohibition | Ottawa Sun

Despite an instruction to cease such actions, Canadian Special Forces flew a surveillance aircraft above downtown Ottawa protesters. The directive required vehicles and troops of the Canadian Forces to avoid the Ottawa demonstration. However, Canadian Special Forces officials reasoned...

Iranian Quds Force Colonel Assassinated in Tehran | SOFX

A colonel in Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force has been shot and killed in a daring assassination in Tehran. The attack took place in the center of Tehran in broad daylight.  Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari was assassinated...

Head of US special ops in Africa likens Wagner Group to ‘terrorist organization’ | Breaking Defense

International intelligence services have analyzed the Wagner Group's rogue mercenaries.  The Wagner Group is a paramilitary group that Western nations fear is a Russian military proxy force. "They bring nothing but volatility and destabilization everywhere they go," warned Navy Rear...

Milanović: Special Forces Are the Elite and Must Have a Spotless Reputation | Total Croatia

President and Supreme Commander of the Croatian Armed Forces Zoran Milanovi said that Special Forces personnel are the elite and must maintain an impeccable reputation. He emphasized that the most excellent way to acquire superior talents is via collaboration...

US SOF Applying Ukrainian Lessons Learned To Its Own Future Strategy | SOFX

While the Russian military has been largely ignoring the costly lessons learned on the ground in Ukraine as the continue to struggle in a bloody stalemate, the US military, especially the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), is paying close attention. And...

Ex-Green Berets Say Horse Soldier Lessons Ring True In Ukraine | The Drive

Mark Nutsch was a member of a squad of U.S. Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, deployed to Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 595 on a mission to assist a diverse group of Afghans in toppling the Taliban. They were...

Special Operations Command looking to ditch some of its drones, buy new ISR capabilities | FedScoop

Lockheed Martin and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) collaborate to create autonomous systems and technologies. SOCOM purchased a large number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to satisfy the needs of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Officials want to scrutinize their...

US Special Operations Troops Heading Back to Somalia | SOFX

In a reversal of then-President Donald Trump’s decision to remove troops from Somalia during his final days in office, President Joe Biden has signed off on sending American Special Operations Forces back to the African nation fight the terrorist...

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How Taiwan’s Special Forces Would Fight China (Thanks To America) | 1945

The Naval Special Warfare Command is reevaluating to establish a new combat force and is soliciting feedback.  The Naval Special...

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