The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022


Abe, Turnbull view Japanese special forces in action | Nikkei Asian Review

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday viewed special operations exercises at an army camp near Tokyo, demonstrating his country's solidarity with Japan regarding the North Korean crisis.  Turnbull toured Camp Narashino, east of Tokyo, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...


As part of the plan to strengthen its participation in military foreign missions in 2018, the Czech Republic is considering sending up to 200 members of the 601st Special Forces Group to Iraq. However, their deployment will have to be initiated by...

‘Horse Soldiers’ go Hollywood: Behind the scenes with ‘12 Strong’ | Navy Times

More than 16 years and hundreds of deployments into the war in Afghanistan, the story of the first ground troops to strike back after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. is still a little-known tale. Or, at least,...

Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ poses new threat to Afghan security | Asia Times

In December, US forces in Afghanistan released footage of an operation they conducted in the Taliban-dominated district of Musa Qala, in Helmand province. The grainy, black and white video showed them targeting a compound and blowing it to smithereens,...

DoD reports spike in contractors in Iraq | Military Times

The number of civilian contractors supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq against the Islamic State is on the rise, even as major military operations there have ceased, according to new figures released by U.S. Central Command, From January 2017...

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Special Forces Will Simulate An Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Upcoming Unconventional Warfare Exercise | The Drive

Robin Sage, the Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise is set to kick off at the end of this month...

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