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Special forces units involved in first stage of Azerbaijan-Turkey joint exercises | News AZ

Special Forces units were involved in the first stage of a recent training. News AZ posted a video of the joint training exercises. The training consisted of various vessels being used by soldiers throughout different terrains. This information was put out by the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry on Sunday. Source: https://www.news.az/news/special-forces-units-involved-in-first-stage-of-azerbaijan-turkey-joint-exercises-video Read More »

In Burkina Faso, US troops train local soldiers | Pulitzer Center

US troops help with interval training for Burkinabe military. They also focus on reengagement between the military and the community while focusing on things like first aid and counter IED training. There are fewer than 100 US soldiers working with Burkina Faso, but they are still making important strides with the military and local population. Read More »

Special Tactics Airman to be awarded Silver Star | Shadow Spear Special Operations

Air Force Master Sgt. John Grimesey, Flight Chief of the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, is now being awarded and recognized for his sacrifice in Afghanistan by receiving the Silver Star. His brave actions not only saved a fellow soldier and received the body of an Afghan commander but also led to 31 enemies being killed. Grimesey put his own life ... Read More »

Here’s the current US plan to build up Syrian proxies, including an oilfield guard force | Army Times

This report had information related to Syrian proxies and America’s role in it. Operation Inherent Resolve supports have an oilfield guard force and also double the size of proxy forces already being used. The United States is involved because if they get semi-control of oil fields, they can have a direct impact on ISIS revenue streams since much of the ... Read More »

5th time’s the charm? Pentagon has yet another civilian leader of special operations in 3 years | Task & Purpose

Ezra Cohen is being introduced while he currently deals with the duties of the assistant secretary of defense of special operations. He replaced Chris Miller who had a very short reign of two months and has recently sworn into the director of the national counterterrorism center. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/pentagon-names-fifth-civilian-overseeing-special-operations?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2008.11.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Read More »

IDF scales back reinforcements on Lebanese border, but stays on alert | Times of Israel

On Monday the IDF started easing back on reinforcements as they believe that the threat from Hezbollah terrorists has decreased. It is believed by their defense that the Hezbollah would not do anything in light of the attack in Beirut that killed many. However, the troops surrounding the border are still being told to be on alert. Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-scales-back-reinforcements-on-lebanese-border-but-stays-on-alert/ Read More »

US, Pakistan discuss Afghan peace process over phone | AA News

Part of this would be discussion of freeing Taliban prisoners as well as US-Pakistan cooperation. Due to COVID-19 this heavy discussion is done over the phone. The event is set to last only two days and has the attention of many. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani also stated that peace talks with the Taliban would resume as they make a decision regarding more Taliban ... Read More »

3rd Special Forces Group wins active field feeding category of the 52nd Philip A. Connelly Award | U.S. Army

The 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) competed in the 52nd Philip A. Connelly Active Field Competition and won the field feeding section. This required them to be able to set up different stations, cook food and practice hygiene while maintaining professionalism. The competition spans 100’s on units and took place on March 10th. Source: https://www.army.mil/article/237876/3rd_special_forces_group_wins_active_field_feeding_category_of_the_52nd_philip_a_connelly_award Read More »

Suicide prevention bill named for SEAL commander passes Senate; fate uncertain | Military.com

The Cmdr. John Scott Hannon Veterans Health Care Improvement Act passed in the Senate named after a Navy SEAL who passed away in 2018 due to suicide. Cmdr. Hannon spent much of his time dedicating his life to support groups for those who struggle with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. The bill had been waiting for approval for over a ... Read More »

Afghan forces retake prison after deadly attack by ISIS group | Military Times

US Special Forces with Afghan soldiers, walking together in Afghanistan

A prison breakout initiated by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group in eastern Afghanistan left at least 39 people dead. At least 10 of the dead were ISIS militants involved in the assault to free their 400 comrades from the prison in Jalalabad. Of the five prisoners killed by the militants, at least three were members of the Taliban, ... Read More »