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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Afghanistan’s top SOF leader answers the people | DVIDS News

Radio Bayan: Last year the Special Operations Command Division upgraded to a Corps. Why did it changed to a Corps and how effective is this change on fighting and supporting of Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan? Lt. Gen. Waziri: According...

Hit & Run: Govt launches inquiry, but notes video footage conflicts with book’s account | NZ Herald

Video footage provided by the US military appears to conflict with some of the allegations made in the book Hit & Run, the Attorney General says. David Parker launched a Government inquiry this afternoon into allegations in the book that elite...

Is It Time for AFRICOM to Get Its Own Troops? | Defense One

A key Republican senator thinks so, and is pushing to send one of the U.S. Army’s new advising brigades there. When four U.S. soldiers were killed in the west African country of Niger last year, many in the American public — and...

Russian Commandos Speed Around in Jeeps, Armed With Mines | War is Boring

The Russian military prizes disruption and deception to overcome foes which may be technologically more advanced — a practice dating back to before World War II. Today, the Russian army is increasing training in the old-fashioned art of planting...

War crimes court-martial starts for SEALs; Navy’s top attorney accused of unlawful command influence | The San Diego Union-Tribune

The court-martial trial of three SEALs accused of committing war crimes began with a flurry of motions Monday morning inside the courtroom of Naval Base San Diego. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Daniel V. Dambrosio Jr. and two...

What a Special Forces sniper and one of NASCAR’s best have in common | We Are The Mighty

At face value, it seems like no two professions could be further apart. The sniper lives in the world of slow and steady (if they move at all). Conversely, the NASCAR driver's world is fast-paced and requires quick-thinking to...

SOCom reactivated as AFP steps up intel vs terrorists | Manilla Bulletin

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday said it has reactivated the Special Operations Command (SOCom), bringing control of special operation units from all major services under one command. Addressing the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of...

The risks, and rewards, for giving the counter WMD mission to SOCOM | Defense News

The U.S. military’s enduring mission to counter threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has taken on renewed urgency due to troubling developments in recent years that have contributed to a more volatile and complex threat landscape. As the...

An Army special ops leader takes on Amazon operations | Amazon Blog

Never one for the status quo, Julius Yu is most comfortable when he’s pushed outside his comfort zone. Five and a half years in the Army gave him that in spades. At just 23 years old, Yu led a high-profile,...

US special operations troops launch war games in Niger with partner forces | Stars & Stripes

U.S. special operations forces kicked off their largest exercise in Africa on Monday in Niger, a country that is at the center of a growing counterterrorism mission. The focus of the two-week Flintlock 2018, which involves eight African and 12...

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Army Identifies Green Beret Who Died During Dive Training in Reservoir | Military.com

Staff Sgt. Paul Lincoln Olmstead was 29 years old when he passed away during an underwater training exercise last...

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