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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mission

Waging war below the waves: Special Forces combat diver school is in session | Washington Examiner

Special Forces Underwater Operations School at Naval Air Station Key West hosts trainings for some of the most elite divers. Combat on its own is difficult, but underwater it’s a whole different realm. They are preparing for beach entry...

America’s East Africa military hub sees spike in activity as Somalia withdrawals continue | The Drive

Aviation activity has grown exponentially at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti as the United States military continues to leave Somalia. The U.S. Navy also has an increased presence off the coast of Somalia as the USS Nimitz, USS Makin Island,...

Australian expeditioner evacuated from Antarctica in five-day mission | BBC News

The Australian Antarctic Division has called a recent rescue mission completed by China, Australia, and the US an “outstanding success” as all three countries collaborated to rescue a patient in Antarctica. The person was at the Australia's Davis research...

Two women are currently attempting special warfare training, Air Force says | Military.com

Two women are working to be part of the Special Warfare Training courses as confirmed by the Air Force. 1st Lt. Alejandra Fontalvo could not disclose further details for privacy reasons. Ever since the Defense Department opened combat career...

A Green Beret recalls the Christmas day mission that was almost his last | Business Insider

The Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group was made up of Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Air Commandos. During Christmas time 1968 the Recon Team ST Idaho’s mission was to destroy a fuel pipeline inside Laos. A 22-year-old John...

Once part of the invasion force, Christopher Miller returns to Afghanistan to close down the war | Military.com

While in Afghanistan with the 5th Special Forces Group, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller who was a major at the time, was in the first 200 special operations troops to land in country in December 2001. On December...

Proposed bill would create path to repatriate Medals of Honor sold overseas | Stars & Stripes

A new bill proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas would allow Americans to purchase Medals of Honor they find overseas to bring back to the US for educational purposes. The Limiting and Enabling Gathering Awards Commemorating Yesteryear Act would...

Miller says last US troops in Afghanistan will be special operations forces | Stars & Stripes

Nearly 20 years ago special operations troops were deployed to Afghanistan, and now acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has commented that they will likely be the last to leave. Miller traveled to Camp Morehead to discuss the fighting in...

Breaking the boom-bust cycle of irregular warfare | Modern War Institute

Modern War Institute delves into irregular warfare and the effects it has on national security in Episode 16 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast. This podcast examines the National Defense Strategy of 2018 and includes insight from the US Department...

Army special operations medic and pregnant wife die in apparent murder-suicide | Task & Purpose

1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) have stated in a release that Staff Sgt. Keith Lewis died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound following a domestic altercation” while at his home in Fayetteville, NC. His wife, Sarah, was killed during the...

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Afghan Special Forces break a Taliban jail in a night raid, 20 captives freed | Khaama Press

In a night operation, the Afghan Special Forces stormed a Taliban prison in the Western Nimroz province, where they...

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