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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Intel soldier earns medal of honor, but the IDF can’t say for what | The Times of Israel

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Tuesday awarded a combat soldier in Military Intelligence the Medal of Distinguished Service for his role in a secret operation in which he made an “important contribution to the security of the...

Green Beret recounts 3 Vietnam tours training mercenaries | Blue Ridge Now

Michael “Mike” DiRocco’s experience in the Vietnam War differs from the typical soldier. He was a Green Beret tasked with turning indigenous tribesmen into modern mercenaries. But all Vietnam War veterans get a thank you today. On March 28, 2017...

International commandos to show off capabilities in Tampa again in May | TBO

Be afraid Mayor Buckhorn. Be very afraid. The bad guys might be after you again. You know the ones. They show up every other year in Tampa and capture you, only to see you rescued by a cadre of international commandos swooping...

Inside Look Into India’s Special Operations in Myanmar | News 18

After its documentary on India’s September 2016 Surgical Strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, History TV18 is now all set to air a documentary titled ‘Special Operations India: Myanmar’, which will take an inside look at the Indian Army’s special...

Afghans soon to fly missions with Black Hawks from US | Military Times

The U.S. military has been flying UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter missions in Afghanistan for years, but the storied aircraft will soon take to the country’s battlefields manned by pilots and crews from the Afghan military. The first group of Afghan trainees...

Former Special Forces colonel announces run for GA State Senate District 29 | WTVM

A former Special Forces colonel announced his candidacy in the State Senate District 29 race. Col. Mayo ‘Biff’ Hadden III made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Maple Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse in Columbus. Hadden spent years working towards the economic...

An affair, a photo and a felony charge: Missouri’s governor is waging a campaign for political survival | The Washington Post

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was supposed to be the next big thing in the Republican Party — destined to spend 2018 campaigning for GOP candidates, burnishing his credentials and building presidential buzz. Instead, the former Navy SEAL who once volunteered...

Shanahan planning on using help from Navy SEALs this offseason | 24/7 Sports

The San Francisco 49ers will be having some very special guests at offseason workouts year as they'll be joined by some Navy SEALs, who will be putting the players through a unique program of exercises and team-building events, according to...

Harris unveils two-channel leader radio for US Army | Defense News

Harris Corporation has unveiled its new two-channel leader radio designed specifically for the Army at the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Symposium this week, with expectations it will be chosen as one of the two radio deisgns to...

Canine SEAL wins hearts and minds, worldwide | TC Palm

On a recent Saturday at the National Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, an enthusiastic crowd witnessed a demonstration of power and precision by the elite, highly-trained, four-legged members of the SEAL teams. The Frogman Foundry program is a monthly...

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US strike kills al-Qaida leader in Syria, ‘no indications’ of civilian casualties: CENTCOM | Military Times

U.S. Central Command relayed that U.S. forces eliminated a “senior al-Qaida leader” in Syria yesterday. Navy Lt. Josie Lynne...

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