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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, August 2, 2021

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NAF To Establish Special Operations Unit In Nasarawa | The Tide

The Nigerian Air Force says it will establish a Special Operations Unit in Nasarawa State to curb the incessant security challenges in the state, especially along the border communities with Benue. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar,...

2 Americans, 6 others arrested in Serbia | The Sacramento Bee

Eight foreign citizens, including two Americans and two Ukrainians, have been arrested in Serbia on suspicion that they tried to photograph and enter military facilities without authorization, officials said on Monday. State TV said the U.S. and Ukrainian citizens allegedly...

Global SOF 2018: Has US developed ‘over reliance’ on SOF? | Shepard Media

The US and its partners across the Central Command region may have developed an over-reliance on special operations forces (SOF), sometimes at the expense of conventional forces capabilities. Lt Gen William Beydler, Commander, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, observed at...

Watchdog Calls For Probe Into ‘Executions’ By Special Forces | Tolo News

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Afghan government and the United States military to investigate reports into the alleged killing of civilians  during a military operation by the Special Force Unit in Kandahar between January 31...

Lure of the Commandos bring more than 2,500 Afghan soldiers to training | DVIDS News

More than 1,100 Afghan National Army soldiers began the 23rd Commando Qualification Course at the ANA Special Operations Command School of Excellence at Camp Command, near Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2018. After initial assessments are completed, the soldiers will...

Two women could enter Navy special operations training this year | Navy Times

Two years after the Navy’s elite special warfare operating billets were opened to women, the service could be on the verge of seeing their first female candidates step up to the challenge. That’s what Vice. Adm. Robert P. Burke told the...

Command Failures Led to Niger Ambush, Explosive Report Shows | Military.com

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that the Pentagon investigation of the Niger ambush in which four U.S. troops were killed is close to being wrapped up, but that was before The New York Times published a detailed and damning report based partly on a...

Ex-Navy SEAL sentenced to 27 years in prison | Navy Times

A former U.S. Navy SEAL has been sentenced for producing images of child sexual abuse. News outlets quote a U.S. attorney’s office statement as saying 32-year-old Gregory Kyle Seerden was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in prison, 25 years of...

SEAL canine presentation set for Feb. 24 | TC Palm

The Navy SEAL Museum will offer an up-close look at their canines, some of the best trained and intrepid military dogs in the world. The event takes place Feb. 24 at the museum. The presentation is part of the museum’s...

‘An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert | The New York Times

Cut off from their unit, the tiny band of American soldiers was outnumbered and outgunned in the deserts of Niger, fighting to stay alive under a barrage of gunfire from fighters loyal to the Islamic State. Jogging quickly at a...

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NATO kick-starts training Afghan Special Forces in Turkey | Khaama Press

Afghan Special Forces were reportedly flown to Turkey last Wednesday as part of a NATO sponsored training event. In...

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