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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows | Military.com

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that the Pentagon investigation of the Niger ambush in which four U.S. troops were killed is close to being wrapped up, but that was before The New York Times published a detailed and damning report based partly on a...

Ex-Navy SEAL sentenced to 27 years in prison | Navy Times

A former U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced for producing images of child sexual abuse. News outlets quote a U.S. attorney’s office statement as saying 32-year-old Gregory Kyle Seerden was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in prison, 25 years of...

SEAL canine presentation set for Feb. 24 | TC Palm

The Navy SEAL Museum will offer an up-close look at their canines, some of the best trained and intrepid military dogs in the world. The event takes place Feb. 24 at the museum. The presentation is part of the museum’s...

‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert | The New York Times

Cut off from their unit, the tiny band of American soldiers was outnumbered and outgunned in the deserts of Niger, fighting to stay alive under a barrage of gunfire from fighters loyal to the Islamic State. Jogging quickly at a...

Czech special forces to receive new assault rifles | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Defence Ministry is planning to buy new AR-15 assault rifles for soldiers from the special forces, Jiri Caletka, from the Defence Ministry press department, told journalists on Saturday. The weapons will replace the same type of assault rifles...

Lawmaker: SOCOM reliance on war fund ‘deeply troubling’ | Stars & Stripes

The chair of a House Armed Services Committee sub-panel on Thursday praised a proposed 10 percent funding hike for U.S, special operations forces but pushed back against the continued reliance on the so-called war fund. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R.-N.Y., said...

Pak-Saudi Joint Naval Exercise ‘AFFA AL SAHIL IV’ Concludes | Urdu Point

Pakistan Navy's Special Service Group 'SSG(N) and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Special Operation Forces have successfully concluded two weeks bilateral exercise "AFFA AL SAHIL IV" Pakistan. The exercise is an important element of bilateral naval cooperation. The objectives of the exercise were to...

Defence Secretary Joins Call To Find Permanent Home For SAS Veteran | Forces Network

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has stepped in to help the plight of a homeless SAS veteran who was hailed for his role in the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980. After serving as a Special Forces sergeant, Bob Curry claims he has...

Watch: Special forces unit uncovers Bedouin drug smuggling ring | Israel National News

Border Police special forces descended on the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj on Thursday and confiscated a large amount of contraband, including drugs, illegal firearms, and stolen property. During the operation, officers seized two stolen IDF jeeps, assault rifles, and...

2018 Winter Olympics: Green Beret Nathan Weber says USA Bobsled team ready to ‘kick ass’ | Fox News

Nathan Weber says he was just starting his sprint workout for the day when an anti-mortar gun near him began thundering at Bagram Air Base, lighting up the sky with a spectacular explosion and thwarting another attempted attack from...

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US Green Berets who’ve trained Taiwanese troops explain how they could fight China and why the US keeps their mission secret | Business Insider

During the first week of October, China sent more than 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Although this...

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