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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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WWII Navy chaplain posthumously awarded Navy Cross for comforting fellow sailors in ‘shark infested waters’ | Navy Times

Lt. Thomas Conway was a Catholic priest assigned to the USS Indianapolis when it was struck by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. 890 crewmen went into the water when the ship sank, including Conway. They were stranded for five...

FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week | Military Times

The FBI and National Guard are preparing for nationwide protests as the inauguration draws closer. Investigators believe these protests could potentially turn violent. “Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least...

ANP special operations claim 3 IS-K militants in Nangarhar | Khaama Press News

Three IS-K militants were killed during a special operations mission conducted by Afghan security forces in the Nangarhar Province. The Ministry of Interior also announced that a Special Unit of Police and NDS conducted a raid resulting in the...

The way forward for the United States in Somalia | Foreign Policy Research Institute

The United States Africa Command will withdraw nearly all US troops from Somalia by January 15, 2021. This will leave the country open to seeing more attacks from the al-Shabaab terror network affiliated with al-Qaeda. Leaving Somalia also opens...

Armed forces kill 29 Taliban militants in southwestern Afghanistan – Defense Ministry | Urdu Point

The Afghan armed forces have killed 29 Taliban fighters who attacked the Afghan army and security checkpoints. The Ministry of Defense stated that seven Taliban fighters were wounded during the attack and a local Taliban commander was killed as...

Enabling strategic success: How MARSOC can help overcome “simple-minded” militarism | Small Wars Journal

United States Special Operations Forces and the rest of the military have been focusing on both counterterrorism and great power competition from Russia and China. While USSOF has been successful in hunting down terrorists and their leaders, this does...

Army Rangers have been deployed to combat for 7,000 days straight | We are the Mighty

US Army Rangers were on the first units to deploy against al-Qaeda and the Taliban after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On October 19, 2001, A Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, jumped into Afghanistan known as Objective Rhino. Since then Rangers...

Somalia: Danab forces destroy VBIED in Lower Shabelle | All Africa

A vehicle was rigged with homemade explosive devices in the Lower Shabelle region by terrorists before being disarmed and destroyed by Danab forces. "They were planning massive operations and suicide car bombings against the people of Somalia," commented Ahmed...

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,”...

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Learning to train: What washing and Taipei can learn from security cooperation in Ukraine and the Baltic states | War on the Rocks

In a nationally broadcast speech, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen doubled the required military duty from 4 months to 1...

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