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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, October 23, 2021

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U.S. Special Forces Military Free Fall with Egyptian Airborne Forces for First Time | DVIDS

There were two Joint Combined Exchange Training events between U.S. Special Forces and Egyptian Special Operations Forces last month. One team worked with the Egyptian counter terrorism unit at Mohamed Mohamed Naguib Military Base while the other trained with...

20 years of fighting terrorism took a heavy toll but has helped prepare for a bigger fight, US special operators say | Business Insider

Special operations forces have played a disproportionately large role in the war on terrorism. Their capacity for assuming risk and operational precision has allowed them to produce enormous results with minimal collateral damage. Special operations were first on the...

‘Many died on the operating table’ — What Air Force search and rescue witnessed during the Kabul airport attack | Task & Purpose

Special operations airmen and pararescuemen (PJs) played a vital role in supporting the evacuation process and attending to the wounded after the Kabul airport bombing on Aug. 26th. Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Desautels formed a recovery task force...

NATO Troops Are Thin On The Ground Near Russia. They Need American Bombers. | Forbes

The cooperation between and integration of NATO forces sends a strong signal to would-be adversaries that an attack on one member would be treated as an attack on the whole group. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, NATO’s Baltic members, are...

US special forces rotating into Taiwan for training: sources | Brisbane Times

The Wall Street Journal reported last Thursday that American special operations teams have been stationed in Taiwan training the country’s military. Tension in the region remains high between Taiwan and neighbor China who has been ramping up their military...

US to resume Al-Shabaab fight after months of absence in Somalia | Garowe Online

The US will resume the mission in Somalia against the extremist group Al-Shabaab who reside in the country’s more remote central and southern regions. Last week a delegation from U.S. Africa Command met with the president of the Somali...

Inside The Secret Mission To Save The Afghan Interpreter Who Once Helped Rescue Joe Biden | Buzzfeed News

Mohammad Aman Khalili worked for 9 years as an interpreter in Afghanistan during the American occupation. He understood that when things started to unravel in country, he needed to find a way out for him and his family. Khalili...

Wanna Fight? Pushing Partners Aside in Afghanistan | War on the Rocks

It was popular during the War in Afghanistan to say we were on ‘Afghan-led’ missions for public relations purposes, but in reality US forces tended to assume control of most situations. There was a disconnect somewhere between our intention...

One Of U.S. Special Operation Command’s Shyest Spy Planes Has A New Name | The Drive

It was announced recently the twin-turboprop Dash 8 SOCOM Tactical Airborne Multi-Sensor Platform, or STAMP, has been given a new name, Foxhound. The news came as part of a bulletin announcing SOCOM had completed modifications on the latest Foxtrot...

U.S. Army’s M24 Sniper Rifle: Great Weapon, But Greater Range Needed | 19FortyFive

In use since 1988, the bolt-action M24 Sniper Weapon System is popular throughout the U.S. Army. It is based on the Remington M700 and revered for its dependable accuracy. However, the 800-meter effective range is simply not getting the...

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Why this Air Force commando who fought with a shot lung doesn’t count deployments | Task & Purpose

On the night of October 5th, 2009, in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a team comprised of Green Berets, Afghan...

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