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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets are training for a new, frigid battlefield after 2 decades in the desert | Business Insider

Special Operations Forces of the United States military are conducting combat drills in Alaska to adapt to the environment and learn more about it.  Navy SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen operators, Green Berets and elite Army aviators, and Air...

Neil Gray And The Origins Of Air Force Special Reconnaissance | Coffee or Die

Neil Gray and his "guerrilla weathermen" went out without hesitation. In 1942, Cornelius "Neil" Gray joined the United States Army Air Forces. He has chosen an unorthodox program that developed weather watchers with meteorology training, sometimes known as "guerrilla weathermen."...

Special Operations ‘Vigilant’ Against Growing Threats | AUSA

Army Special Operations Command will develop in response to the Russian and Chinese threats. Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga said, "We maintain vigilance in securing the nation." According to him, the Army Special Operations Command has personnel deployed in 77 nations....

MARSOC’s new operational concept a departure from Iraq, Afghanistan strategies | Breaking Defense

The US Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) will establish a second O-6 level operational headquarters to complement the new Strategic Shaping and Reconnaissance operating paradigm (SSR). According to Col. Ian Fletcher, SSR is a departure from the "strong...

Belarus deploying special operations forces in three areas near border with Ukraine | Ukrinform

The second phase of the inspection of the Belarusian rapid response forces has set to commence.  As part of the second phase of reviewing the Belarusian rapid response forces, special operations personnel have been stationed near the border with Ukraine....

U.S. Air Force pararescue specialists earn French Foreign Jump Wings | DVIDS

American Pararescue Personnel Earn Badge of Foreign Jump Wings Five 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron's pararescue team members were recently awarded the Foreign Jump Wings badge: They trained alongside the French troops. The badge verifies their qualifications and enables them to...

The RAF hero who saved 99 lives in Black September plane hijack 50 years ago today: How pilot sent coded SOS after gun-toting terrorists...

How an RAF hero initiated, a remarkable hostage rescue mission / 50 years have passed since the incident.  On May 8, 1972, Four Black September hijackers took control of Sabena Airlines Flight 571, capturing ninety people, including the pilot's wife....

Afghanistan: Resistance Front claims killing of 22 Taliban members in Panjshir | Ani News

The National Resistance Front (NRF) claimed to have killed 22 Taliban fighters. Sebghatullah Ahmadi, a spokesperson for the NRF, said six Taliban were detained, and seven Taliban tanks were destroyed. Local Taliban authorities denied the reports, saying that just...

Ukraine conflict reveals parallels to new Marine Corps war-fighting vision  | Marines Times

The Ukrainian crisis provides real-world examples of how the Marine Corps' war-fighting philosophy may play out in the future. Small forces armed with lethal weapons defeat massive opponent formations—the destruction of ships from shore, followed by rapid fading into...

Special Forces shoot their way through crowds to evacuate Sri Lankan PM in dawn raid | Telegraph

Following a siege by pro-government forces, a city has been transformed into a war zone. Tuesday morning before dawn, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was evacuated from his residence in Colombo by Special Forces shooting into the air. Hundreds...

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Iranian Quds Force Colonel Assassinated in Tehran | SOFX

A colonel in Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force has been shot and killed in a daring...

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