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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, June 21, 2021

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Soldiers recount true story behind ’12 Strong’ | Military Times

In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there were three key stories that described the resolve of the American people, according to retired Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland. The first had to do with the victims of...

Navy seeks to expand special operations training in region | Kitsap Sun

Curious onlookers might soon spot gear-laden warriors scaling the towering cliffs at Deception Pass State Park or a drone hovering above one of Naval Base Kitsap's installations as the Navy seeks to expand the scope of special operations training in the...

3rd Special Forces Group Medal of Honor recipient remembered in memorial run | The Fayetteville Observer

Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller shouted for his team to fall back to a safer position and then he pushed ahead, towards an overwhelming ambush involving more than 140 enemy fighters in fortified positions. On Jan. 25, 2008, Miller sacrificed...

TRUMP’S NEW DEFENSE STRATEGY. WHERE’S CLIMATE CHANGE? AND SPECIAL FORCES? | Newsweek

The Pentagon has a new National Defense Strategy (NDS), its first in 10 years, and, on Friday, released an 11-page summary of it. Signed by Defense Secretary James Mattis, the NDS flows from the broader national security vision outlined in...

Commandos protect Afghans, seize “Red Unit” weapons | DVIDS

7th Special Operations Kandak Commandos conducted a night raid to remove explosives and indiscriminate weapon components from a compound frequented by members of a Taliban “Red Unit” in Khomari Village, Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018....

Retired Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith Named Harris VP for Army, SOCOM Business Development | GOVCONWIRE

Jeff Smith, a retired U.S. Army major general with more than 30 years of leadership experience, has been named vice president of business development at Harris (NYSE: HRS). Harris said Thursday Smith will oversee the company’s strategic relationships with the Army, Special Operations Command and industry...

U.S. Navy Seals and Retired Police Join Forces to Rescue Human Trafficking Teen Victims | People

It seemed like such a normal activity – a 16-year old girl riding her bike to a friend’s house one afternoon. But by that evening, the girl had not called her parents as promised. And her phone was shut...

Wanted: ‘Iron Man’ suits for special operations troops | Military Times

U.S. Special Operations Command is once again seeking proposals for a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, according to a broad agency announcement posted in December. Commonly dubbed an “Iron Man” suit, the announcement highlights TALOS’ role as part of a...

U.S. Navy Seals and Retired Police Join Forces to Rescue Human Trafficking Teen Victims | People

It seemed like such a normal activity – a 16-year old girl riding her bike to a friend’s house one afternoon. But by that evening, the girl had not called her parents as promised. And her phone was shut...

Ant Middleton: ‘Women Must Earn Their Place In The Special Forces’ | Forces Network

'SAS: Who Dares Wins' star Ant Middleton has said that women have to "earn" their place on selection to have a right to join the SAS. The ex-Marine and special forces soldier also suggested there might be an all-female version of the...

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Even generals must learn new skills in tech-dominated special operations future | Military Times

The future of special operations forces technology is less about which new rifles they'll take on operations and more...

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