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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Iraq deploys Special Forces to secure Pope’s upcoming visit | Middle East Monitor

As the Pope's arrival to Iraq was getting closer each day, Special Forces have been deployed in Baghdad and Dhi Qar to ensure the Pope's safety and security. The Pope is expected to stay in the country until March...

How US special operations forces helped the US military win its first post-Cold War victory | We Are the Mighty

As the Soviet Union threats declined in the 1990s, the US faced a new challenge in the Middle East. Specifically, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, which has sparked an international crisis. This ended with Iraq’s defeat by a US-led coalition...

Why 2021 could be a game-changing year for veterans sickened by burn pit exposure | Military.com

After endless debates, veterans who have been exposed to burn pits might finally receive the medial care they deserve this year. Specifically, the veterans might be able to get free medical care because of high-profile and influential advocates. This...

Government forces free 34 from Taliban detainment, kill 6 militants in Afghan province | XINHUA Net

In a special operation overnight in the western province Herat, Afghanistan's government forces freed 34 people from a Taliban prison and killed six militants. Out of the 34 released Taliban prisoners, 11 are army soldiers, eight are policemen, three...

Drones could be SOCOM armed overwatch contenders, Slife says | Air Force Magazine

According to Air Force Special Operations Command Lt. Gen. James C. “Jim” Slife, drones can possibly contend for U.S. Special Operations Command’s armed overwatch platform competition. However, he also stated that the MQ-9 Reaper drone might not yet be...

Ex-Green Beret, son in Japanese custody for helping former Nissan boss escape while awaiting trial | Army Times

After their months-long battle to stay in the U.S., Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, failed to convince U.S. officials and courts to stop them from being handed over to Japan. The two were being charged for helping...

Report: Iran used commercial satellite images to monitor US forces before attack | C4ISRNET

In the attempt to watch out what the U.S. is planning, Iran has used commercial satellite images to monitor Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq. According to Iran, the barrage was “fierce revenge” for the assassination of Gen. Qassem...

A trailblazing female Ranger grad has reignited the debate over the Army’s controversial new fitness test | Task & Purpose

Capt. Kristen Griest, a graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, has once again brought the issue on the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). In an recently published article, Griest had criticized Army's plans to separate soldiers’ test scores...

Son Tay Raid commander Leroy Manor dies at 100 | Air Force Times

Just four days after his birthday, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Leroy Joseph Manor dies at 100 after struggling with his health for months. The manor is widely known for commanding the special operations raid on the Son Tay...

Study finds possible link between blast exposure and Alzheimer’s disease | Army Times

In recent research funded by the Army, researchers have found that troops exposed to explosive military shockwaves have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could also explain why a lot of individuals from war zones that...

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How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

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