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Afghanistan- 50 Taliban killed in defense operations | MENAFN

On Wednesday night the spokesperson for the governor of Kandahar stated that operations have taken place in multiple districts. In the Pashtun Zarghon district of Herat Province, four insurgents were injured and 11 were killed after attacking Afghan National Security Forces. Over in Teh Province, 39 insurgents had been killed and 18 had been wounded. Lastly, 12 Taliban members were ... Read More »

Army efforts save lives following historic hurricane | US Army

In countries such as Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, and Guatemala, deadly floods and landslides threatened hundreds of lives. The category 4 storm was the worst in this region in two decades. After most of the countries declared a national state of emergency, around 250 Joint Task Force-Bravo troops were deployed from the U.S. to some of the hardest hit areas in ... Read More »

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 two Kabul attacks as Mohammed Adel. Adel was captured by Afghan forces and the National Directorate of Security has stated ... Read More »

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 in Bolivia in the 60’s. Smalls Worlds Journal delves into the history and outcome of the relationship between the US and ... Read More »

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 Coast Guard swiftly jumped into action and alerted other vessels around them of possible danger. A nearby vessel also helped the ... Read More »

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 head of many attacks against Malian troops, civilians, and other international forces. Moussa was a former army colonel and was on ... Read More »

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 not stopped. Petry has continued to stay connected to the Army community and is now working as an advocate for Army soldiers. ... Read More »

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, and Gen. Stanley McChrystal are discussed in this article. Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/legendary-leaders-who-transformed-us-military-special-operations-units-2020-11 Read More »

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 next of kin is notified. According to a defense official there has been no signs of malicious intent. A full investigation ... Read More »

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 two paratroopers have been identified as working for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Spartan Brigade. Staff ... Read More »