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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Camp Lejeune Marine awarded highest noncombat medal for rescuing 10-year-old boy from ocean rip current | Marine Corps Times

After rescuing a 10-year-old boy from an ocean rip current, Sgt. Danny McDonald has received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the service’s highest non-combat medal for heroic actions. McDonald rescued the 10-year-old boy after seeing the child struggling...

The Nigerian military’s missing link: A Joint Special Operations Command | CFR

The struggle with insecurity in Nigeria’s northern regions continues despite claiming the lives of tens of thousands and displacing millions over the last few years. This has called President Muhammadu Buhari to change the military’s top brass by appointing...

How US special operators use a Vietnam War-era method to get into and out of dangerous spots quickly | Business Insider

Designed for small special-operations teams operating in helicopters that can't land, the Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction (SPIE) is a method that has been used by American commandos during the Vietnam war. This method has been used to get into and...

Intelligence agencies warn most lethal threat to US Is homegrown | VOA News

With the fear that domestic extremists would attack fellow citizens or the government itself, U.S. intelligence agencies have warned the country against such things. Specifically, the unclassified assessment, which was released last Wednesday, the attack is coming from lone...

Belgium and The Netherlands to propose a Composite Special Operations Maritime Task Group by 2026 | Army Recognition

Last year, NATO Special Operations Command (C-SOCC), together with Belgium, The Netherlands, and Denmark was declared fully operational. This year, Belgium and the Netherlands will propose a Composite Special Operations Maritime Task Group by 2026. The Composite Special Operations...

Army denies medals, Special Forces insignia to soldier Trump pardoned for alleged murder | USA Today

Pardoned by former President Donald Trump, retired Maj. Mathew Golsteyn was unable to get back his medals for valor after the Army denied the request. Goldstein was alleged to have committed murder, but Trump pardoned him, making it one...

Unarmed Army Ranger confronts a shotgun-wielding robber during Sunday brunch | Army Times

It was one Sunday morning in 2019 when Staff Sgt. Russell Ruth became a hero to many after saving diners and restaurant staff from a robber with a shotgun. Ruth was out for breakfast that day when he heard...

This battle against ISIS was the biggest in the Philippines since WWII | We Are the Mighty

Since 2002, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, together with the U.S. Special Forces, have been battling with ISIS in what is known as the biggest battle of the country against the radical Islamic terrorists since WWII. The Philippines...

US special operations forces train Mozambique troops to counter ISIS threat | Stars & Stripes

To prevent terrorism from spreading and stop violent extremists in their country, Mozambique's counterterrorism forces are set to train under U.S. special operations troops. The country has been facing violence committed by Islamic State militants, and this training will...

24th SOW using machine learning to prevent injuries in Special Tactics airmen | Air Force Magazine

Air Force Special Operations Command’s 24th Special Operations Wing, together with each company Sparta Science, is looking for a force-plate technology with machine learning to help the troops predict and prevent injuries in its special tactics. According to Hunter...

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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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