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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Less door-kicking, more resistance: Inside Army SOF’s return to unconventional warfare | Army Times

As the Global War on Terror recedes, senior Pentagon leaders and White House officials have a new mission for special operations. The objective moving forward will be creating resistance networks in regions that would make invasions by Russia or...

Inside the secretive schools where US special operators learn to evade capture and survive behind enemy lines | Yahoo News

When entering hostile territory, the possibility of being taken prisoner is always present and there is no guarantee your captors will follow prisoner-of-war laws to the letter of the Geneva Convention. As a result, all US service members undergo...

US Naval Special Warfare SEALs enhance interoperability through specialized training in Cyprus with Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team | DVIDS

The Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (MYK) hosted members of U.S. Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Europe (NWSTU-E) for bilateral training exercise in Limassol, Cyprus beginning on Sept. 7th. The exercise comes as part of a series of similar training...

Airborne, special operations forces from Fort Bragg played crucial role in 9/11 response | The Fayetteville Observer

Military families continue to feel the effects of 9/11, like the families of the victims, harder than the rest of the country. Troops originating from Fort Bragg have played a disproportionately heavy role in the ensuing 20 years of...

Legislation would give national recognition to memorials at National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum | TC Palm

The federal recognition of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Port St. Lucie will likely be voted on later this month as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Florida congressman Brian Mast spoke about the importance of national...

Marine Raider veteran receives second highest valor award for Iraq fight | Marine Times

Former element leader of 2nd Raider Battalion, Nicholas J. Jones, was clearing cave systems of ISIS combatants in northern Iraq when a neighboring unit sustained enemy fire. The Olathe, Kansas native heard over his radio that two fellow Marines...

SAS troops fool Taliban by disguising as ‘devout’ women in burqas in dramatic Kabul escape | Express

Approximately 20 SAS members on a months-long mission in southern Afghanistan were informed recently that no helicopters were available for their extraction. Running out of solid options, the troops traveled hundreds of miles to Kabul carrying Taliban flags to...

Afghanistan: At least 400 UK-trained Afghan special forces troops hiding from Taliban and want UK evacuation | SkyNews

A former Afghan interpreter living in England is compiling a list of Afghan special operators who remain in Afghanistan in need of rescue. Rafi Hottak, the interpreter, plans to use the list to pressure the UK government into action...

Our Experience: on the ground with Afghan evacuees | Special Operations Association of America

When Ramstein Air Base in Germany was selected as the screening location for Afghanistan evacuees heading to the US, many shifted focus and devoted their complete attention to the massive effort underway. A Special Operations Public Affairs Officer (PAO)...

Afghanistan’s rapid collapse fuels anger within elite SAS over public ‘mistreatment’ | ABC News

Although they were commended for their help with the recent evacuation of Afghanistan, the Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) has seen better days. Last year’s Brereton report found “credible evidence” that during the Afghan conflict Australian special operations...

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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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