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Marine Corps withdraws 1 count of involuntary manslaughter charge against ‘MARSOC 3’ Raider | Task and Purpose

Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Draher had one specification of an involuntary manslaughter allegation against him removed by Marine Maj. Gen. Matthew Trollinger, the commander of Marine Forces Special Operations Command.  When he passed away, Rodriguez was employed by Lockheed Martin as...

How US Navy SEALs train new special-operations units to make the seas into ‘our playground’ | Business Insider

A platoon of US Navy SEALs arrived in Croatia in 2022 to conduct training exercises with the nation's naval special operations force.  US Navy SEALs train new special operations units in new missions and skill sets through these training deployments....

The Amniyat: Al-Shabaab’s Secret Security and Intelligence Wing | Grey Dynamics

The Amniyat is Al-covert Shabaab's intelligence and security division. There are between 500 and 1000 Amniyat people.  The group is in charge of Al-counterintelligence, Shabaab's intelligence collection, covert operations, and assault preparation. The Amniyat answer directly to Ahmad Umar, the...

French special forces seize thousands of Iranian rifles, missiles on smuggling ship | Fox News

On January 15, a suspected smuggling ship was stopped off the coast of Yemen by a French destroyer, which then sent French special forces personnel to board and search the ship.   According to The Wall Street Journal, the soldiers...

‘Betrayal’: Afghan Special-Forces Soldier Who Fought with Americans Held for Months in U.S. Detention | National Review

A former Afghan intelligence officer, Abdul Wasi Safi, has been in federal custody in the US since September, charged with illegally entering the country. Safi had fled Afghanistan after the Taliban threatened his life, and he swam across the...

Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (UASOF) | Grey Dynamics

One of the five branches of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is the special operations command known as the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (UASOF). Kyiv-born and -based since 2017.  The Special Forces Command was established from the remaining troops of the...

SCO19: The ‘Trojans’ of London | Grey Dynamics

The Greater London area's police force, the Metropolitan Police Force, has a gun division called the Specialist Firearms Command (SCO19).   Metropolitan police officers undergo more training than their regular counterparts and are always on call, ready to respond at...

Contemporary Need for Special Forces in United Nations Peace Operations | Small Wars

Many contemporary wars have grown less amenable to conventional means of resolution as a result of the regionalization of these conflicts, which combines political, socioeconomic, and military challenges across national boundaries.  Modern wars are dynamic, requiring an intervention force with...

15 U.S. Army Special Operations Command soldiers questioned during drug probe at Fort Bragg |The Fayetteville Observer

Two of the 15 soldiers serving under USASOC were "cleared of any misconduct," according to Lt. Col. Michael Burns, a spokesperson for the U.S. Two of the 15 soldiers were questioned and released to their command. Command for Army...

Before a Secret Raid on an ISIS Leader’s Mountain Cave Complex, US Forces Ran the Mission at a Special Recreation of the Target Area...

Using a specifically constructed recreation of the challenging target region, U.S. forces extensively practiced a covert operation to eliminate a senior Islamic State finance agent this week, according to U.S. officials.  According to information released by the Pentagon on Thursday,...

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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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