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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Proposal calls for sending special operations forces back to Somalia, report says | Stars & Stripes

US military authorities are formulating a proposal to deploy special operations back into Somalia, where the security situation has deteriorated in the months since almost 700 personnel were pulled out. According to The New York Times, the idea, which...

Special Tactics troop from Kentucky Air Guard earns Airman’s Medal for heroism | DVIDS

A Kentucky Air National Guard special operations airman was given the Airman's Medal for selflessly jeopardizing his safety to save others while reacting to Louisville’s automobile incident on November 16, 2018. Brig. Gen. Hal Lamberton, adjutant general of the...

US military’s elite commando forces look to expand diversity | AP News

The Navy never had to go far for new recruits for its elite SEAL team. For years, eager candidates flocked to Naval Special Warfare teams to try out. Now, leaders of the Naval Special Warfare Command are working to...

The Navy concluded transmedium flying submersibles were possible a decade ago | The Drive

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division's plans to develop a workable concept of a human vehicle capable of both airborne and underwater travel are detailed in a 2010 Navy research document. The craft was designed to ferry Special...

AFSOC groundbreaking marks the beginning of new capabilities in the Pacific region | DVIDS

Leadership from the US Army Corps of Engineers, 374th Airlift Wing, and NIPPO Corp. all bow deeply as the “Jichinsai,” or "land-appeasing ceremony," begins. This group is participating in an ancient Japanese ceremony before the start of the AFSOC...

T. Mariotti Shipyard To Build Italian Navy Special Diving Operations – Submarine Rescue Ship | Naval News

The new SDO-SuRS vessel has been built with a modular system to assist the Italian Navy's diving and special forces (SF) units assigned to the COMSUBIN (Comando Subacquei ed Incursori) Command. It will supersede the elderly Anteo vessel, which...

France kills senior Islamist leader in Sahel, vows to fight on | Reuters

France's armed forces minister claimed on Friday that French forces killed an al Qaeda commander in an operation in Africa's Sahel area, pledging to maintain a significant presence in the region a day after President Emmanuel Macron requested a...

How a SEAL warrior’s death may spur change | Washington Examiner

The death of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder four years ago was commemorated on Wednesday. Bill committed suicide exactly 127 days after he retired from the Navy. According to an unspoken but incorrect rule, when your...

American duo plead guilty to helping former Nissan chief Ghosn flee Japan | Reuters

On Monday, a former member of the United States Army Special Forces and his son pleaded no contest in Tokyo to allegations that they unlawfully assisted former Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) Chairman Carlos Ghosn in fleeing Japan in...

The personal impact of an American general on an Afghan officer | Military Times

Gen. Austin Scott Miller, now a four-star general, is the longest-serving leader of NATO forces in Afghanistan. His status in the United States appears to be as strong as it is in Afghanistan. People from different walks of life...

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Proposal calls for sending special operations forces back to Somalia, report says | Stars & Stripes

US military authorities are formulating a proposal to deploy special operations back into Somalia, where the security situation has...

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