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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Afghan forces capture ‘mastermind’ of two Kabul attacks | The Hindu

Gunmen rampaged through Kabul University firing bullets through classrooms, killing and injuring many. Another academic institution was attacked by a suicide bomber, and the two attacks left a total of almost 50 dead. Afghan forces identified the mastermind behind...

The effects of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces in Bolivia during Che’s Foco | Small Wars Journal

The United States military is not meant to only defend the US. It was also made to help other countries prevent oppression, violence, and terrorism. One example of how Special Forces plays a role is the Green Beret’s intervention...

Coast Guard coordinates the rescue of three Canadian boaters from sailing vessel 140 nautical miles of Bermuda | Hlcopters

Watchstanders noticed a personal locater beacon was activated and three sailors were in distress aboard the Esmerelda. It was then discovered that the three Canadian boaters were sailing a vessel 140 nautical miles off the coast of Bermuda. The...

French troops kill commander of al-Qaeda-linked group in Mali | Al Jazeera

In Mali, the commander of the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), a known al-Qaeda linked group, was killed by French troops. The commander has been identified by officials as Bah Ag Moussa. He has been at the...

Medal of Honor recipient stays connected to Army by helping others | US Army

When Army Ranger Leroy Petry reached for a live grenade to protect the lives of soldiers around him, he sacrificed his arm. He knew it was worth it to protect those around him. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions. However, his sacrificing and giving has...

3 Legendary leaders who made America’s special-operations units into the elite forces they are today | Business Insider

When breaking down the history of Special Forces you will find many great leaders. Business Insider summarizes some of the special operation community’s greatest leaders and what they have done. Col. Charles "Chargin' Charlie" Beckwith, Maj. Gen. Eldon Bargewell,...

5 US soldiers among 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash | Military Times

The US soldiers were supporting the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) when their helicopter crashed in Sinai. The crash killed Five US soldiers with 7 peacekeepers. The soldiers have been identified and are waiting to be released when the...

Spartan paratroopers recognized for saving a life | DVIDS

Two paratroopers were in Alaska when they came across a flipped ATV and a child who had been unconscious. They immediately got the 12-year-old and helped provide him medical care and stabilize him until someone could come help. The...

At least dozen Taliban insurgent killed in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan | Times Now News

In Uruzgan Afghanistan, a dozen Taliban insurgents were killed by Afghan Special Operations troops. The Taliban have been increasing their presence in the province over the past few months and have been working to claim small villages. They have...

Bill to award Alwyn Cashe the Medal of Honor passes Senate, heads to White House | Connecting Vets Radio

In 2005, Sgt. First Class Alwyn Cashe repeatedly ran into a flaming vehicle to rescue each one of his brothers-in-arms. Cashe was the one of the most injured out of the men, and his wounds were sadly fatal. A...

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How Delta, Rangers, and the Green Berets’ unique training would pay off in an Arctic war with Russia | Business Insider

With military build-ups and encounters in the Arctic between the US and its near-peer competitors Russia and China, the...

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