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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022

SOF

Paratrooper charged in Syria shootout acquitted of all charges | Army Times

Paratrooper, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Nicoson was acquitted of all charges accusing him of leading a patrol into an unnecessary confrontation in Syria in 2020. He was also accused of ordering troops to delete footage of the encounter but...

Naval Special Warfare Celebrates 60th Anniversary of SEAL Teams | DVIDS

January marks 60 years since the establishment of the first Navy SEAL teams. President Kennedy recognized the need for expanded special operations forces as the Vietnam War required unconventional techniques. He recommended the Secretary of Defense increase and reorient...

Irish special forces to withdraw from counter-terrorism operations in Mali | The Irish Times

The Irish Defense Force’s Army Ranger Wing (ARW) will cease operations in Mali this year. It is understood that conventional forces may take their place and that the ARW might deploy to other parts of the Sahel. The ARW...

Air Force general calls B.S. on social media claims that female special ops trainee got ‘preferential treatment’ | Task & Purpose

Lt. Gen. James Slife, commander of AFSOC, responded to an anonymous letter that claimed a female Air Force special warfare candidate received preferential treatment during the training pipeline by saying the author of the letter lacked factual information and...

Army SOF to continue work in Pacific, Eastern Europe in 2022 | Army Times

With tensions high across the globe, American SOF could find themselves working anywhere but Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia seem to be likely hotspots for the upcoming year. Much of the work in the Pacific will consist of training...

How special operators from Down Under made their mark alongside US commandos in Vietnam | Yahoo

The Vietnam War was unique in the lack of a multinational coalition. Australia and New Zealand were two of the few American allies who assisted during the Vietnam War. Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment and New Zealand’s Special Air...

How Italian Special Operators Sunk a British Battleship | The National Interest

The Italian Navy attempted to control the Mediterranean Sea during WWII to little success. The Royal Navy won decisively in the raid on Taranto and the Battle of Cape Matapan leaving the Italian force depleted. The British elected to...

Special Operations Command Europe Announces Establishment of Forward Deployed Headquarters in Albania | DVIDS

SOCEUR has elected to create a standing forward based SOF headquarters on a rotational basis in Albania. The hope is to increase interoperability with our Albanian partners as well as to provide important access to transportation hubs in the...

In a tense corner of Europe, SEALs and Green Berets are helping a close ally up its skills with old US gear | Business...

The US and Greece signed a Mutual Defense and Cooperation Agreement in October. The partnership continues to grow as the US is slated to transfer 1,200 surplus M1117 Guardian armored vehicles and four Mark V Special Operations Craft to...

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Soldier who made 911 call in case of decapitated Fort Bragg paratrooper now faces charges | Fayetteville Observer

Spc. Alex Becerra, who made the original 911 call from the camping group that included the deceased and six...

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