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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Ex-Special Forces soldier Andy McNab launches petition for homeless SAS veteran | Guernsey Press

Former Special Forces soldier Andy McNab has launched petition to help find a home for a fellow SAS veteran who was hailed for his role in the Iranian Embassy siege of 1980. After serving as a sergeant in the elite...

Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” … Lieutenant Philip L. “Moki” Martin | Coronado Eagle & Journal

Lieutenant Philip L. “Moki” Martin was born in September 1942 in Paia, Hawaii, where he grew up swimming, free diving and surfing. Those watery pastimes led to his interest in joining the Navy, an interest he pursued in 1960...

US Marshal Murdered Serving PA Warrant Hailed a ‘Hero’ (Multi-Video) | American Security Today

A “hero” U.S. marshal was shot and killed and another police officer was wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Penn., when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant. Another officer was struck by a bullet but not injured. Christopher D. Hill,...

Israeli special forces hunt down, kill Palestinian suspect in firefight | Stars & Stripes

Israeli officials said special forces hunting the killers of a West Bank settler raided a home before dawn Thursday, killing a Palestinian suspect in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers. The raid was part of a police and...

Abe, Turnbull view Japanese special forces in action | Nikkei Asian Review

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday viewed special operations exercises at an army camp near Tokyo, demonstrating his country's solidarity with Japan regarding the North Korean crisis.  Turnbull toured Camp Narashino, east of Tokyo, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

CZECH REPUBLIC CONSIDERS SENDING ITS SPECIAL FORCES TO IRAQ | ESJ News

As part of the plan to strengthen its participation in military foreign missions in 2018, the Czech Republic is considering sending up to 200 members of the 601st Special Forces Group to Iraq. However, their deployment will have to be initiated by...

‘Horse Soldiers’ go Hollywood: Behind the scenes with ‘12 Strong’ | Navy Times

More than 16 years and hundreds of deployments into the war in Afghanistan, the story of the first ground troops to strike back after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. is still a little-known tale. Or, at least,...

Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ poses new threat to Afghan security | Asia Times

In December, US forces in Afghanistan released footage of an operation they conducted in the Taliban-dominated district of Musa Qala, in Helmand province. The grainy, black and white video showed them targeting a compound and blowing it to smithereens,...

DoD reports spike in contractors in Iraq | Military Times

The number of civilian contractors supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq against the Islamic State is on the rise, even as major military operations there have ceased, according to new figures released by U.S. Central Command, From January 2017...

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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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