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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, September 17, 2021

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To take on Russia and China, the US Navy is standing up a new unit to do the missions that only SEALs can do...

Naval Special Warfare Group 8 (NSWG 8) was born out of the combining of NSWG 3 and NSWG 10. Its creation is another sign Naval Special Warfare is shifting its focus to potential great-power conflicts with near-peer states. Naval...

How the Army’s elite Delta Force pulled off a record-setting mission against the Taliban only weeks after 9/11 | Yahoo News

The planning for a response began immediately after the events of 9/11. Special operations teams were to insert themselves into Afghanistan from the north and south working with local anti-Taliban forces to locate members of Al Qaeda. More daringly,...

The future of special operations may look a lot different than the GWOT aesthetic we’ve come to know | Marine Corps Times

During the New America Future Security Forum, the director of strategy, plans, and policy for US Special Operations Command Central said that special operations forces need a new branding focus. Army Lt. Col Katie Crombe said past marketing campaigns...

Taliban Allegedly Murder Afghan Sniper Trained by UK Special Forces | Albawaba

An Afghan sniper, known as Noor, who trained alongside UK special operations was executed in front of his family on Monday by members of the Taliban. He had been traced to his sister’s home on the outskirts of the...

US suspends military support to Guinea after Special Forces-trained troops launch coup on their day off | Task & Purpose

The Department of Defense has suspended military aid to the country of Guinea in response to the coup led by Guinean special operations that took place earlier this month. Members of the Guinean force who organized the rebellion were...

NSW Wraps Up SOF Phase of MALABAR with Partner Nations | Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet

U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW), Indian Navy Marine Commandos, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force recently completed the SOF phase of MALABAR 21 in Santa Rita, Guam. MALABAR is a multilateral maritime training exercise that Australia, India, and Japan...

Green Berets in Guinea Escorted by Security Team After President’s Overthrow | Military.com

After Guinean special operations members overthrew the country’s president Alpha Condé last Sunday, U.S. Green Berets required an escort from local security on their way to the US Embassy in Conarky. The Green Berets were part of a special...

Marine Special Ops Command Hones its ‘Cognitive Raiders’ | National Defense

The Marine Corp Special Operations Forces 2030 strategic vision described a new set of cyber and information capabilities they aim to equip troops with in future special operations environments. A newly formed annual event, the Cognitive Raider Symposium, will...

US Special Operations Command commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11 | WTSP

A moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m. at the Special Operations Memorial on MacDill Air Force Base on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. SOCOM Commander and Army General Richard Clark and Army Brig. General...

Reflections on the impact of 9/11 from a Secret Service agent who was there – and whose family was forever changed | Frank Larkin

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was a US Secret Service senior supervisor/special agent assigned to our New York Field Office located in Building #7 of the New York City World Trade Center (WTC) complex. On that day, I was following...

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To take on Russia and China, the US Navy is standing up a new unit to do the missions that only SEALs can do...

Naval Special Warfare Group 8 (NSWG 8) was born out of the combining of NSWG 3 and NSWG 10....

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