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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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New in 2019: Soldiers, Marines will start getting these advanced night vision goggles this year | Army Times

Night vision advances have been delivered to soldiers and Marines in a steady drip over recent decades, but a new device being fielded to units in both services this coming year will provide troops with a clearer vision of...

New Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Ready To Be Installed | Patch

Almost six months after a 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly smashing the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial in in Lake Ronkonkoma, a new centerpiece is ready to be installed. The new memorial will be installed in about two weeks. Source:...

The SEALs are looking for new wetsuits that can take a beating | Military Times

Three basic types of suits will be acquired, allowing operators to dive in cold, medium and warm-temperature environments. And the Navy wants wetsuits built to fit both men and women from the NSW community. Source: The SEALs are looking for new...

Justice to Probe if Zinke Lied to Investigators | VOA News

His personal conduct and executive decisions have raised questions about whether he used his position for personal gain, triggering at least 15 investigations, several of which cleared him of wrongdoing. Served for almost two years The former Republican congressman from the...

Trump’s Syria withdrawal snatches defeat from the jaws of victory | The Washington Post

There’s another phrase that comes to mind in assessing Trump’s move: snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. U.S.-backed forces were on the verge of eliminating the Islamic State in northeastern Syria when Trump made his surprise announcement, which...

US Navy to buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers | Naval Technology

The US Navy has announced its intention to block-buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers, US Senate Armed Services Committee member Tim Kaine has confirmed. The Ford-class warships are equipped with electromagnetic-powered aircraft launch system (EMALS) and are expected to replace Nimitz-class...

The Army, in Need of Recruits, Turns Focus to Liberal-Leaning Cities | New York Times

Army recruiters in Seattle can earn a Friday off for each new soldier they enlist. But in a city with a thriving tech industry and a long history of antiwar protests, the recruiters haven’t gotten many long weekends. “It’s no...

SEAL to stand trial for murder, other alleged war crimes | Navy Times

Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward “Eddie” Gallagher will be arraigned Friday at Naval Base San Diego on a long list of criminal charges, including the premeditated murder of a wounded Islamic State prisoner of war. Navy Region Southwest spokesman Brian...

New in 2019: The Army and Marines will test-fire next-gen weapon prototypes this summer | Military Times

The long-awaited replacement to the standard M16/M4 service weapon and the squad level light machine gun are expected to be on the firing line in summer 2019. The Next Generation Squad Weapon program has seen rapid changes and a flow...

‘Big Dumb Mouth:’ Trump Hits Back at McChrystal | Military.com

President Donald Trump struck back at retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, saying the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan "got fired like a dog by Obama." Trump tweeted Tuesday that McChrystal, who on Sunday called the...

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Green Beret dies during water training at Fort Campbell | Army Times

A National Guardsman assigned to the 19th Special Forces Group did not resurface after submerging during an underwater training...

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