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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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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...

Green Beret receives Soldier’s Medal for saving crash victims | Army Times

In October 2016, a Special Forces soldier stationed at Fort Bragg was driving with his wife in North Carolina when they watched a truck drive off the road and down an embankment, crashing into trees before stopping. Staff Sgt. Adams, with 1st Battalion, 3rd...

Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack | Military Times

U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. Weeks...

How the Military Plans to Win the next War: 1,000s of Tiny Drones Taking Over Your Cell Phone | The National Interest

Imagine you’re a politician in a nation hostile to the United States. As you sit down to eat dinner, the phone rings. Is is a spammer with a great credit card deal or an offer to rid your computer...

MEND Adopted by US Military Special Operations Forces | The Daily Telescope

MENDâ„¢ announced today that it continues to gain adoption by various special operations forces within the US Military And will continue to provide Military products at cost in a show of patriotic support. MEND was initially contacted by units within the...

Fellow troops mourn a Belgian special operator who died during a training jump at US base | Military Times

An outpouring of sympathy from some of Belgium’s most elite warriors followed the tragic death of a fellow commando who died during a parachute training exercise at a U.S. base in Arizona. The accident, which is still under investigation, happened...

Dan Cnossen, double-amputee Navy SEAL, wins Paralympic biathlon gold | NBC Sports

Dan Cnossen came to the Paralympics with quite the résumé: purusing his second master’s degrees from Harvard. A Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. The only double-amputee Navy SEAL in history, according to TeamUSA.org. Now he’s also a gold medalist. The...

Watch: Israeli special forces in counterterrorism drill in central Tel Aviv | JOL

IDF and Israel Police special forces participated in an exercise at the Kirya simulating a kidnapping and hostage situation at the military base. The drill was carried out because the IDF and Israeli security establishment believe that the base,...

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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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