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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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AUKUS Security Pact Follows Decades of Special Ops Cooperation | Business Insider

President Biden announced a military partnership between the US and Australia last month that surprised many who were keeping a close eye on the situation. Principal among them was France who had hoped to cut a massive submarine contract...

A History of the Special Boat Service (SBS) in WW2 | BBC History Magazine

Special operations usually don’t call for a lot of first hand accounts to be recorded but archives of Special Boat Service material was recently opened up to author Saul David who is writing an authorized history of the group....

Grand Island native always knew where he belonged; served six combat tours in Iraq | The Independent

Erin Cook’s grandmother would tell all her friends her grandson was a Green Beret before he really was. Luckily he signed up for Special Forces before anyone was the wiser. After originally enlisting in 1996, Cook attended Special Forces...

U.S. and Jordanian SOF Go Subterranean | DVIDS

Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group recently completed training with Jordan’s 101st Special Forces as part of a Joint Combined Exchange Training. The relationship between our military and Jordan’s has been strong for several decades, this joint...

Taliban Official Claims Role in US Chinook Shootdown that Killed 38 in 2011 | Military Times

Akif Muhajer, the Taliban Director of Information and Culture in Afghanistan’s Logar Province, claims he was a part of the group of combatants who shot down a Chinook carrying a quick reaction force over Afghanistan in 2011. The attack...

U.S Special Forces Train with Qatari Security Forces on Crisis Response Actions | DVIDS

Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently completed a joint Advanced Special Operations Threat Reduction Course (SOTRC) with the Qatari Internal Security Forces (QISF) at Zekrete Military Training Compound in Qatar. From Sept. 11th-22nd the Green...

El Alamein, Dresden and a cold war spy: the incredible life of Victor Gregg | The Guardian

Born during the end of the First World War and a hero of the 2nd, Victor Gregg led an incredible special operations career full of service and accomplishment.  He was a member of Vladimir Peniakoff’s 1st Demolition Squadron, better...

Special Operations Command to Test Fire Sneaky Laser Weapon on AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship | The National Interest

The laser weapon system Air Force Special Operations Command plans to equip AC-130s can reportedly burn holes in targets from a great distance without making a sound. Lockheed Martin announced on Oct. 6th that they had completed factory testing...

Special Operations, 82nd Airborne snipers test new modular precision rifle at Fort Bragg | Up and Coming Weekly

The Army’s next generation sniper, the MK-22, will give shooters greater and wider capabilities in the field due to its modular nature. It can be configured in the field to fire three distinct calibers with their own set of...

Converting betrayal into mobilization for violent action: How the Oath Keepers radicalize military veterans | Raw Story

Retired Green Beret, Jeremy Brown, messaged his fellow “Oath Keepers” two days before last Christmas that he had secured an RV and was prepared to go to Washington DC. According to a federal charging document, on Jan. 6th Brown...

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Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments | Task & Purpose

On the night of October 5th, 2009, in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a team comprised of Green Berets, Afghan...

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