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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Mission

SOCOM snipers will ditch their bullets for this new round next year | Military Times

Top special operations snipers will replace their 7.62mm sniper rifles with a caliber that doubles their hit probability at 1,000 meters, increases their effective range by nearly half, reduces wind drift by a third and has less recoil. What caliber is that, might you ask? The 6.5mm...

Special Operations Iron Man Suit Prototype Delayed a Year | National Defense Magazine

This is part 1 of a 10-part series covering U.S. Special Operations Command’s Top 10 technology needs leading up to the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida, May 21-25, 2018. Today: The Iron Man Suit. There perhaps has...

LITTLE MEN IN BLACK: THE FROGMAN THREAT IN MARITIME HYBRID WARFARE | CIMSEC

Maritime hybrid warfare is upon us, so proclaimed James Stavridis, a retired United States Navy admiral. “(I)t will sail out to sea and prove a formidable challenge,” he contended in a December 2016 Proceedingsarticle. According to security analyst Frank Hoffman, a hybrid...

Remains of Green Beret missing since 1971 to be buried in Texas | Army Times

The remains of a Green Beret from Texas who was missing in action since 1971 have been recovered and a service will be held Friday for the Vietnam War veteran. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Monday announced the remains...

Multinational airborne Rangers exchange wings at Joint Warfighting Assessment | DVIDS News

The jump was an added bonus to the training the two units had been conducting as part of the Joint Warfighting Assessment, a massive training exercise involving more than 4,800 troops from 10 partner nations conducted at Hohenfels and...

THE NAVY SEALS ALLEGEDLY LEFT BEHIND A MAN IN AFGHANISTAN. DID THEY ALSO TRY TO BLOCK HIS MEDAL OF HONOR? | Newsweek

As the pre-dawn twilight crept over an Afghan mountainside, an Air Force commando named Jay huddled in the snow, listening to a distressed voice crackle over his radio, then fade away. Moments later, he says, the voice came again,...

Hooksett company supplying military special operators with high-tech, lightweight collapsible ladder | NH Union Leader

The people product-testing a lightweight collapsible ladder had good reason for interrupting their work. "The same guys who are testing it are actually fighting wars, so they would disappear for six months and you wouldn't get a simple answer," said...

This SEAL war dog knew no fear. His disappearance 50 years ago was a mystery – until now. | Pilot Online

When Mike Bailey talks about his time with Prince, he can still smell the jungle.He can see the rusty-red German shepherd’s nose twitch at a whiff of danger. Still hear the footfalls of a hundred North Vietnamese soldiers passing...

US seeks airborne rescue and recovery for SOF in Yemen | Jane’s 360

The US military is looking for contractors to provide personnel recovery, as well as airborne casualty and medical evacuation services, for special forces personnel operating in and around Yemen. The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) issued a request for information...

Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels | The New York Times

 For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States. But late last year, a team of about...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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