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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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A small bureaucratic change at the Pentagon hints a major shift for US special-operations units | Business Insider

The Defense Department is working towards focusing on irregular warfare as China and Russia do the same. These advisories have been using unconventional methods to achieve their goals without rallying their military. Russia utilizes social media and their Wagner...

Operation Desert Storm veterans from New Mexico recall short, intense war | Stars & Stripes

Anthony Baca was with the New Mexico National Guard's 720th Transportation Company when he deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in 1991. "It's something you never forget. Every time you see one of your fellow soldiers, it brings back memories,”...

Taliban ‘battered’ across Afghanistan, ‘IEDs defused’ | Khaama Press News

The Ministry of Defense has announced that over 40 Taliban fighters have been killed over the last few days by the Afghan Army and security forces. Several of the recently destroyed terror groups were planting IEDs alongside roads and...

Nigerian army launches operation to smoke out terrorists from their enclaves and hideouts | Pulse NG

Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo with the Nigerian army has announced that Operation Tura Takaibango has been successful. Nigerian soldiers and Special Forces units have been conducting successful raids on terrorist hideouts throughout the North East Theatre. These terrorists and bandits...

Nigerian army rescued 642 abductees in 6 months | AA News

Nigerian special operations and Army troops have rescued 642 abducted civilians in the past six months in the country’s northwest region. Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko, director of Defense Media Operations, said: “220 armed bandits were neutralized while 197 of...

What is the role of information operations in supporting training missions? Or, when is a tweet more than just a tweet? | Small Wars...

Is anything achieved in the following instance? “A partner force soldier tweets about a recently completed mission on his unit’s social media account.” Tweets and other social media posts and broadcasts are normally not deemed measures of effectiveness (MOE). A successful...

This Army Ranger-turned-Congressman was last out of the House chamber during the Capitol riots

Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) served with the 82nd Airborne Division and earned a Bronze Star as a lieutenant during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He then served two more combat tours in Afghanistan with the 75th Ranger Regiment. Crow...

Airstrikes continue against ISIS in Iraq and Syria | Air Force Magazine

As US forces withdraw from the region, air campaigns against the Islamic State continue in Iraq and Syria. Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve has released that throughout November 2020 they conducted 14 airstrikes consisting of 34 total engagements...

The two special operations trinities | Small Wars Journal

While the threat from China and Russia continues to grow, global violent extremism is still a threat. Special operations forces should be focusing on both sides and preparing for more extreme situations. These threats will likely continue for decades...

Containership and LNG tanker aid US Coast Guard in rescue of sailor | Maritime Executive

A containership and an LNG tanker worked alongside the US Coast Guard when a distress signal was sent out by Carl Michael Corey. Corey, a British sailor, was on a 36-foot sailboat in the Caribbean. When his boat became...

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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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