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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, August 2, 2021

Mission

Source:  CENTCOM chief: US focused on growing Afghan Air Force, SOF | Jane’s 360

US efforts to build up a struggling Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are focused on air power and special operations forces to help the government regain territory, according to Army General Joseph Votel, head of US Central...

MEGHAN MARKLE ‘KIDNAPPED’ BY SPECIAL FORCES IN ROYAL TERROR TRAINING | Newsweek

Actress Meghan Markle, who will marry the U.K.’s Prince Harry in November, has undergone terror training in preparation for her future status as a member of the British Royal Family. The 36-year-old took part in a two-day training course run by Britain’s...

‘The Taliban is in the city’: Secretive raids with U.S. forces launched to stop Kabul attacks | Washington Post

The United States is bolstering its efforts to help the Afghan government squash a rash of deadly high-profile attacks in its capital city through Special Operations raids, intelligence to map out residents and additional military advising, the top U.S....

UES Marine sign contract with Qatar’s Joint Special Forces for high speed interceptors | Navy Recognition

At DIMDEX 2018, The International Maritime Defence Exhibition in Doha, Qatar, UES Marine, the Marine Division of United Engineering Services, an Oman-based company signed contract with Qatar's Joint Special Forces for 6 interceptors: 3 P9 Patrol Craft and 3 P38 high...

Senators consider putting AFRICOM headquarters, staff in Africa | Military Times

A key defense lawmaker wants to know why, after more than 10 years of operations in Africa, the U.S. combatant command for the continent still isn’t located there. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,...

War on Terrorism: The Making of a Philippine Scout Ranger (video) | AEC News

The Philippines is on the front line in the global war on terrorism with recent reports saying that Maute-ISIS remnants are regrouping and preparing to mount additional attacks. Ready to leap into action at a moments notice are the...

US special ops to get a boost for Baltic mission | Stars & Stripes

The Pentagon intends to spend more than $15 million to improve working conditions for special operations forces on missions in the Baltics, where elite U.S. troops have been a quiet but steady presence in recent years. The Pentagon’s 2019 budget...

USSOCOM seeks Griffin missiles for gunships and other aircraft | Jane’s 360

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) intends to issue a sole-source contract to Raytheon for the procurement of the AGM-176 Griffin powered stand-off precision-guided munition (SOPGM) for employment aboard fixed-wing aircraft. The pre-solicitation posted by the command on 9 March...

U.S. Special Ops and Lithuanian Reservists Practiced Waging Guerrilla War Against Russia | The Drive

After years of fighting limited conflicts, the U.S. military is reorienting itself to be better prepared for a potential traditional high-end conflict against a nation state adversary with renewed investments in heavy equipment, including armored vehicles and artillery. At the same time,...

Navy wants to use more Washington state parks for stealth SEAL training | Seattle Times

The Navy wants to step up special-operations training at state parks along Western Washington coastlines, releasing a proposal that would more than quintuple the number of sites. The Navy currently has a permit to conduct exercises at five state parks. The preferred...

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Air Force special operations’ next big battlefield: Facebook | Task & Purpose

Most Americans possess a false sense that the contiguous United States could never be invaded, but in a way,...

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