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All US special operators train for combat diving, but Navy SEALs take it to another level | Business Insider

Unlike other special-operations units, the SEALs went through a different level of combat diving training to prepare themselves for any underwater special operations. The SEALs did not only train to travel in the water but to conduct underwater missions too. The potential conflict in the Pacific has pushed officials to give SEALs a more rigorous training, considering that the team ... Read More »

After training changes, Air Force SERE School sees near-historic low attrition | Military.com

After changing the training style and culture at the SERE curriculum’s toughest level, 26 of 28 students of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Specialist (SERE) has finished the course with flying colors. The class has set the lowest attrition rate after a long time of having half of almost all the previous batches washed out during the final apprenticeship ... Read More »

U.S. Africa Command forces conduct strike on al-Shabaab compound | DVIDS

U.S. Africa Command forces have conducted another airstrike in Somalia, destroying an al-Shabaab compound. The airstrike took place yesterday in Tiyeeglow, and no civilians were injured. U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dagvin Anderson noted that the terror group has been committing an increasing number of attacks and suicide bombings. Danab leadership has also been a recent target from this group. ... Read More »

Report adds further evidence Iran’s Soleimani was killed by new highly precise missile | The Drive

A new Pentagon report reveals additional details on the strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq just over a year ago. These add to the amounting evidence that an AGM-179A Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) was used to kill Soleimani. There is also evidence that Joint Special Operations Command and the Central Intelligence Agency have been using these missiles ... Read More »

Can the Pentagon prosecute military retirees under the UCMJ? Maybe — it depends. | Military Times

There are several reports of current service members, veterans, and retirees having participated in the riots at the Capitol. Investigations have been launched and calls to use the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prosecute the offenders have been made. However, each group falls into a different category when it comes to UCMJ and military justice. For those who are ... Read More »

Special Forces arrest 2 terrorists who fired at Border Police troops in a drive-by | Jewish Press

Special Forces and the Border Police’s elite undercover unit have captured two terrorists who attacked a group of Border Patrol police. Last month in the Jenin area two terrorists pulled up next to a Border Patrol unit before firing at their jeep several times and driving away. Undercover Border police and IDF forces worked together to locate and arrest both ... Read More »

Top military leaders issue warning to troops after deadly Capitol insurrection | Military Times

The Joint Chiefs of Staff sent out a force-wide memo discussing the recent Capitol riots and the next commander in chief. “We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law,” they wrote. “The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition, and insurrection.” Signatures ... Read More »

Green Beret earns Soldier’s Medal for aiding retired Army Ranger | Stars & Stripes

Lt. Col. Larry Wyatt, a clinic director with Special Operations Command, was on a bike ride with retired Ranger Col. Thomas Wells when they were hit by two motorcycles. Both men were hit at around 50 mph and knocked unconscious. Despite obtaining several injuries himself, including a broken nose, cracked teeth, and several large cuts, Wyatt stabilized Wells and called ... Read More »

JSOU: Iranian proxy groups in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen: A principal-agent comparative analysis | Joint Special Operations University

Military strategists, special operations forces, and policy makers must understand the use of proxy forces by Iran throughout the Middle East. These lessons can strengthen US policy decisions made overseas and include larger implications for great power competition. Both Russia and China have used versions of proxy forces to extend their reach and compete with the United States. This report ... Read More »