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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Green Berets, weaponized robots team up for offensive operations | Breaking Defense

At Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, Green Berets from the 1st Special Forces Group performed two weeks of hands-on testing with Project Origin unmanned devices. The testing informed the Army's Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) criteria and provided SOF members...

Special ops force calls for ‘untethered’ tool for recon and resupply | Defense News

Much of the Special Operations Command's equipment has now tethered to radio frequencies. The change will allow systems function autonomously in hostile communications situations. The special reconnaissance unit focuses on increasing the autonomy of its technologies, particularly its aerial...

Air Force special operator awarded Silver Star for saving 4 comrades under fire in 2017 raid | Task and Purpose

On January 28, 2017, Cory Haggett, a pararescueman, went back and forth under severe enemy fire to treat four wounded teammates during a night mission deep into hostile territory. In addition, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his...

Ukrainian forces blow up two makeshift Russian bridges in Ukraine, drone images show | Washington Examiner

Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine demolish Russian pontoon bridges. Ukrainian forces have destroyed two temporary bridges in eastern Ukraine, thwarting Russian attempts to cross a river with soldiers and tanks. Within twenty-four hours of one other, two different Ukrainian attacks...

Ex-special forces operative gets paid to break into mansions and attempts to ‘kill’ VIPs | Daily Star

One former member of Special Forces describes his bizarre weekend employment. Guillaume Vetier operates the firm Golem Protection, which evaluates the defenses of high-profile corporate executives and rich VIPs from across the globe. His team demonstrates how terrifyingly near they...

Just beyond Ukraine’s battlefields, NATO’s elite forces prepare for what could come next | CBC

NATO Special Forces are conducting training exercises in Eastern Europe to improve the capacity of member nations to cooperate against a shared enemy. Special Forces transformed a two-lane roadway into a makeshift airstrip to evacuate a fake injured soldier...

SOCOM Looks to Army Futures Command for Network Modernization | GOV CIO

SOCOM is updating its network and tactical edge with a shift towards commercial cloud technology in order to allow critical decision-makers to react more swiftly. SOCOM intends to acquire data through portable drones operated by soldiers rather than from...

Ex-Navy SEAL and YouTuber Rhee Keun injured in Ukraine | Korea Herald

The Ukrainian government has confirmed Ken Rhee's survival of the Lug trench invasion. Former South Korean Navy special warfare officer Ken Rhee who was serving as a volunteer soldier in Ukraine, has been wounded while conducting a covert reconnaissance operation...

New commando force leads Britain’s military in Arctic operations | Marine Corps Time

The Royal Marines participated in the Cold Response Exercise to strengthen their preparedness and tactics. Lately, the United Kingdom has increased its Arctic activities and urged NATO allies and partners to "take a more aggressive approach to the High North."...

Alabama Marine veteran is volunteering in Ukraine | Navy Times

Sean Schofield is one of almost 6,000 volunteers from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and other western nations who have forsaken civilian life to fight in Ukraine. He has seen live battles, participated in operations to ferry...

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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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