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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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The Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden is hyping a new brewing company. We tried their beer so you don’t have to | Task...

Everyone was amused by the Armed Forces Brewing Company's video advertising last week, which included former SEAL Team 6 operator Rob O'Neill as its focus and presenter. Everyone enjoyed mocking the Dollar Shave Club-like film production technique, the usage...

SOCOM wants four ‘Armed Overwatch’ squadrons, with one always deployed | Air Force Magazine

To satisfy an increasing worldwide demand for information, monitoring, and reconnaissance, the US Special Operations Command expects a future armed overwatch fleet to swiftly reach maximum implementation, with one squadron deployed at all times. SOCOM plans to purchase 75...

The Navy should build ‘battle taxi’ variants of Columbia class subs to carry Marine commandos | Forbes

The US Marine Corps is examining the viability of distributed missions, de-emphasizing historic "land on the beach" amphibious warfare tactics in favor of smaller, more flexible "raider-like" groups as the US prepares to build 12 large Columbia class ballistic...

Afghan forces evict Taliban militants from around Kunduz city: police | XINHUANET

After killing ten militants on Friday, Afghan special forces expelled Taliban members from numerous villages near Kunduz, a city at the seat of the northern Kunduz province, according to provincial police commander Zabardast Khan Safi. Early Friday morning, special...

In rare move, Army names 2 soldiers killed in 2017 Niger ambush honorary Green Berets | Task & Purpose

Two soldiers who died in an October 2017 Islamic State ambush near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger were named honorary Green Berets for their life-preserving actions. Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah Johnson and Sgt. La David Johnson were part...

Afghan war’s end quiets Dover AFB chaplain’s litany of funeral prayers for fallen troops | Military Times

David Sparks has occupied the chaplain position at the Dover, Delaware Air Force Base for over 20 years. An invaluable source of morale and model of service, he writes an individualized prayer for each fallen soldier who passes through...

Special Operations: Ukrainian Operators | Strategy Page

In 2016 the United States and other members of NATO committed to aiding Ukraine in upgrading their special operations forces, intending that they eventually serve as part of the NATO Response Force and become a full-fledged member of NATO....

This veteran Navy SEAL just did a 5 mile ruck underwater | We Are the Mighty

Kaj Larsen, a combat veteran and Navy SEAL, was born to be in the water. Larsen retired from the Navy reserves as a Lieutenant Commander in 2018. He went to Harvard for graduate study in public policy and counter-terrorism...

MARCOS: Formidable special force of the Indian Navy | Defence Aviation Post

The Indian Navy possesses a diverse fleet of ships, including fighter planes, cruisers, and support ships. MARCOS, the Special Forces unit, is composed of tough and highly talented Marine Commandos who can battle numerous levels and are widely regarded...

Former SEAL Remi Adeleke stays focused on the mission in new spec ops podcast | Military.com

Since his time in the United States Navy, Remi Adeleke has worked as a writer, performer, humanitarian, and underwear model, among other things. He'll now host a forthcoming podcast that will emphasize the personal experiences of men and women...

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NATO kick-starts training Afghan Special Forces in Turkey | Khaama Press

Afghan Special Forces were reportedly flown to Turkey last Wednesday as part of a NATO sponsored training event. In...

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