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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, May 10, 2021

Mission

Still no arrests in deaths of Special Forces soldier, veteran at Fort Bragg | Army Times

No arrests have still been made, and investigation is still ongoing, nearly five months after a Special Forces soldier and a veteran were found dead. Master Sgt. William LaVigne II, 37, and Army veteran Timothy Dumas, 44, was found...

Thousands of Afghans flee as fighting erupts after US troop withdrawal begins | The Guardian

Left with no choice, thousands of Afghan families were forced to leave their homes for their safety after a conflict has arisen between the Taliban and government troops. The conflict began just a few days after the US started...

Retired Ranger Col. Ralph Puckett, 94, to receive Medal of Honor for Korean War battle | Army Times

Seventy years after receiving the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions during the battle for Hill 205 on Nov. 25, 1950, Retired Army Col. Ralph Puckett is set to receive the Medal of Honor, this time for his bravery...

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden says there will ‘never be closure’ for 9/11 victims | Fox News

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack that killed 2,977 people that day. How did the loved ones of the victims cope? Have they ever moved on, or are they still grieving? According to a...

Soldiers who went missing on secret US military mission in 1962 to be honored with Maine memorial | CNN

In 1962, 93 US soldiers, 11 crew members, and 3 South Vietnamese soldiers went missing while on a secret US mission during the Vietnam War. Finally, after 59 years, the lost soldiers will be receiving their much-deserved recognition in...

As counterterror missions fade, special operations finds time to fix its own problems | Military Times

After what seemed to be an endless war, US special operations are expecting major changes coming this year. Special Operations Command has been recently open to discussions their imminent shift from counter-terror to near-peer competition. In addition, other changes...

A candid conversation with Rep. Mike Waltz, Congress’s only combat-decorated Green Beret | Washington Examiner

Before becoming the representative of Florida, Rep. Mike Waltz was a soldier for 24 years who was awarded four Bronze Stars, where two of these have valor. According to him, the US is repeating the same mistakes Obama made...

US investigating possible mysterious directed energy attack near White House | CNN

With at least two possible mysterious directed energy attacks, including one near the White House, the federal agencies are currently investigating the matter as the attacks are similar to the mysterious, invisible attacks that have affected dozens of US...

Retired SEAL Jocko Willink surprises guard members, tells them to relish adversity | Stars & Stripes

John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, a former Navy SEAL and podcaster, visited Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pa. Willink’s visit to the base was impromptu after some Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldiers ran into him making a promotional...

Viewpoint: Partnered operations in SOF acquisition | National Defense

In order to compete against different and more capable adversaries, partnered operations in SOF acquisition is a must. After all, the strength of SOF acquisition is partnered operations. Service leaders have come up with five priorities that would apply...

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Video: British Royal Marines explore possibility of storming a ship at sea with jet packs | Business Insider

The British Royal Marines are currently exploring the possibility of storming a ship at sea with jet packs as...

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