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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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US investigating possible mysterious directed energy attack near White House | CNN

With at least two possible mysterious directed energy attacks, including one near the White House, the federal agencies are currently investigating the matter as the attacks are similar to the mysterious, invisible attacks that have affected dozens of US...

Retired SEAL Jocko Willink surprises guard members, tells them to relish adversity | Stars & Stripes

John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, a former Navy SEAL and podcaster, visited Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pa. Willink’s visit to the base was impromptu after some Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldiers ran into him making a promotional...

Viewpoint: Partnered operations in SOF acquisition | National Defense

In order to compete against different and more capable adversaries, partnered operations in SOF acquisition is a must. After all, the strength of SOF acquisition is partnered operations. Service leaders have come up with five priorities that would apply...

Navy special forces defuse underwater WWII-era bomb | Ekathimerini News

In what seems to be an impossible and deadly mission, members of the Underwater Demolition Command of the Hellenic Navy have successfully defused a WWII-era bomb underwater. The WWII-era bomb had been under the waters surrounding the Peloponnesian city...

Navy may recognize black WWII sailor who towed wounded shipmates through shark-infested waters | Military.com

Last weekend the story of Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French of Foreman, Arkansas, went viral. Jackson saved his wounded shipmates by towing them in the shark-infested waters. The post was made by author and Navy veteran Malcolm...

How Navy SEALs are evolving to meet challenges of the 21st century | National Interest

Change is the only constant thing in this world. True enough, change is needed to survive in this modern world, and Navy SEALs are diving right in. US SEALs are set to go through major changes to meet the...

This Air Force PJ heroically treated 7 teammates wounded by a massive explosion in Afghanistan | Task & Purpose

In 2019 Staff Sgt. Michael Rogers, an Air Force pararescueman, together with the Army Special Forces team was in Afghanistan to secure a Taliban ammunition dump in the country. While on a mission, a massive blast happened, injuring the...

‘No big thing’: NCO earns Soldier’s Medal after running into house fire to save woman and dog | Stars & Stripes

Sgt. 1st Class Jedidia Powell, a full-time Guard noncommissioned officer, has received the Soldier’s Medal for saving the lives of two women and a dog from a fire. Specifically, Powell repeatedly ran into a burning house to save the...

Lt Gen Slife to Senate: AFSOC at an ‘inflection point’ requiring transformation in personnel, acquisition | Air Force Magazine

Throughout its history Air Force Special Operations Command has been through two major changes. Now, it could have its third major change as the country is withdrawing from Afghanistan, and less focus is given on constant counter-violent extremism operations....

US special operations chief for Europe heads to Ukraine in aftermath of Russian border buildup | Stars & Stripes

Maj. Gen. David Tabor, head of US special operations in Europe, went to Ukraine to meet with the troops. This was his first official visit to a country where a recent Russian military buildup sparked US threat alerts. According...

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A Marine special operator’s fragmented legacy: Blast, impact, trauma, and everything that comes after | Task & Purpose

For 17 years, British Pvt. Alfred Day has been suffering from a traumatic brain injury after various explosive experiences....

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