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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Topeka native named Team USA Paralympic Athlete of the Games | WIBW

A Topeka native and retired Navy SEAL was named Team USA's Male Paralympic Athlete of the Games. Dan Cnossen was presented with the honor at the Team USA awards ceremony Thursday night in Washington, D.C. In early March, the Shawnee Heights...

An Overview of Special Ops Prep Courses and Pre-Selection Programs | Military.com

A well-trained special operator is at the core of all successful missions in all branches of service. Becoming a special operator requires a rigorous screening process. However, each branch of service have their own preparation courses to give applicants...

Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world | My San Antonio

They're one of the most elite fighting groups in the world. They silently slip into hostile countries to train and lead guerilla forces. The US Army's Special Forces are known to the public as Green Berets — but they call themselves...

French special forces sent to reinforce US-led operations in Syria: Mattis | Journal du Cameroun

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that French special operations forces arrived in Syria over the past two weeks to help boost US-led efforts against the Islamic State group. Speaking to senior lawmakers in Washington, Mattis responded to a...

Terror without ideology: can authorities track the violent subculture linked to Monday’s van attack? | CBC

The new commander of Canada's special forces says there's no textbook answer to the threat posed by 'lone wolf' terrorist or criminal attacks, but the country's elite counter-terrorism unit has its eyes open to emerging trends. Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe delivered the...

Here’s what makes selection for Britain’s elite SAS the toughest in the world | Business Insider

The Special Air Service is the longest active special missions unit in existence and has remained one of the best. Staffed with the toughest and most resourceful enlisted and commissioned soldiers the United Kingdom has to offer, the SAS...

Pentagon Cites Multiple Missteps That Led To Ambush Of U.S. Troops In Niger | NPR

A Pentagon report has found that Islamist extremists ambushed and killed four U.S. troops in Niger last October after a series of missteps left the Americans exposed and vulnerable in a remote corner of the African nation. The Pentagon has...

Can artificial intelligence help U.S. SOCOM track weapons of mass destruction? | Space News

Compared to the conventional military services, U.S. Special Operations Command has been ahead of the curve on technological innovation, especially in adapting commercial products for tactical missions. One area of technology that special operations forces have been shy to jump...

Red-faced US Navy Seal gets stuck in a tree after embarrassing parachuting fail | Cambridge News

A farmer has described the 'bizarre' moment an elite US special forces serviceman got stuck 100 feet up one of his trees. The US Navy SEAL was left red-faced when he jumped from a plane and snagged his parachute in...

Rangers Represent the “Rock” at Best Ranger | DVIDS News

This is a personal commentary of my experience at the 2018 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition (BRC) and does not reflect the opinions of the U.S. Army. I had the chance to follow three Ranger buddy teams from...

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Army Identifies Green Beret Who Died During Dive Training in Reservoir | Military.com

Staff Sgt. Paul Lincoln Olmstead was 29 years old when he passed away during an underwater training exercise last...

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