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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, August 2, 2021

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Czech special forces to receive new assault rifles | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Defence Ministry is planning to buy new AR-15 assault rifles for soldiers from the special forces, Jiri Caletka, from the Defence Ministry press department, told journalists on Saturday. The weapons will replace the same type of assault rifles...

Lawmaker: SOCOM reliance on war fund ‘deeply troubling’ | Stars & Stripes

The chair of a House Armed Services Committee sub-panel on Thursday praised a proposed 10 percent funding hike for U.S, special operations forces but pushed back against the continued reliance on the so-called war fund. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R.-N.Y., said...

Pak-Saudi Joint Naval Exercise ‘AFFA AL SAHIL IV’ Concludes | Urdu Point

Pakistan Navy's Special Service Group 'SSG(N) and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Special Operation Forces have successfully concluded two weeks bilateral exercise "AFFA AL SAHIL IV" Pakistan. The exercise is an important element of bilateral naval cooperation. The objectives of the exercise were to...

Defence Secretary Joins Call To Find Permanent Home For SAS Veteran | Forces Network

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has stepped in to help the plight of a homeless SAS veteran who was hailed for his role in the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980. After serving as a Special Forces sergeant, Bob Curry claims he has...

Watch: Special forces unit uncovers Bedouin drug smuggling ring | Israel National News

Border Police special forces descended on the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj on Thursday and confiscated a large amount of contraband, including drugs, illegal firearms, and stolen property. During the operation, officers seized two stolen IDF jeeps, assault rifles, and...

2018 Winter Olympics: Green Beret Nathan Weber says USA Bobsled team ready to ‘kick ass’ | Fox News

Nathan Weber says he was just starting his sprint workout for the day when an anti-mortar gun near him began thundering at Bagram Air Base, lighting up the sky with a spectacular explosion and thwarting another attempted attack from...

Netherlands buys HK416A5 for special forces | Janes 360

The Dutch Ministry of Defence signed a seven-year contract on 7 February for the delivery of Heckler & Koch HK416A5 rifles, parts, additional equipment, and accessories. The single source procurement worth EUR14 million (USD17.3 million) with Condor Arhem includes an...

400 new Libyan special forces members graduate | Xinhua Net

Agraduation ceremony was held here Tuesday for 400 new Libyan special forces members who will be deployed to guard important figures and institutions throughout the country. "900 civilians involved in security service have been trained. After that, 400 members of...

SEALs have the skills to avoid disturbing public | Kitsap Sun

As a former Navy SEAL operator myself, I can speak with authority about maritime SEAL training in the Puget Sound area, and am eager and able to dispel the concerns of some uninformed Ground Zero Center members as mentioned in...

Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” … Lieutenant Carl E. Swepston, USN | Coronado Eagle & Journal

Lieutenant Carl E. Swepston joined the Navy in 1959. His first assignment was Navy Beachmaster-BMU 1 West Pac Detachment. In 1962 Swepston graduated from UDTRA Class 28, and he served in UDT-11, UDT-21, UDT-22, and SEAL Team ONE. He...

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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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