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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Commandos protect Afghans, seize “Red Unit” weapons | DVIDS

7th Special Operations Kandak Commandos conducted a night raid to remove explosives and indiscriminate weapon components from a compound frequented by members of a Taliban “Red Unit” in Khomari Village, Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2018....

Retired Maj. Gen. Jeff Smith Named Harris VP for Army, SOCOM Business Development | GOVCONWIRE

Jeff Smith, a retired U.S. Army major general with more than 30 years of leadership experience, has been named vice president of business development at Harris (NYSE: HRS). Harris said Thursday Smith will oversee the company’s strategic relationships with the Army, Special Operations Command and industry...

U.S. Navy Seals and Retired Police Join Forces to Rescue Human Trafficking Teen Victims | People

It seemed like such a normal activity – a 16-year old girl riding her bike to a friend’s house one afternoon. But by that evening, the girl had not called her parents as promised. And her phone was shut...

Wanted: ‘Iron Man’ suits for special operations troops | Military Times

U.S. Special Operations Command is once again seeking proposals for a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, according to a broad agency announcement posted in December. Commonly dubbed an “Iron Man” suit, the announcement highlights TALOS’ role as part of a...

U.S. Navy Seals and Retired Police Join Forces to Rescue Human Trafficking Teen Victims | People

It seemed like such a normal activity – a 16-year old girl riding her bike to a friend’s house one afternoon. But by that evening, the girl had not called her parents as promised. And her phone was shut...

Ant Middleton: ‘Women Must Earn Their Place In The Special Forces’ | Forces Network

'SAS: Who Dares Wins' star Ant Middleton has said that women have to "earn" their place on selection to have a right to join the SAS. The ex-Marine and special forces soldier also suggested there might be an all-female version of the...

NZ’s elite SAS soldiers get rugged new army vehicles | NZ Herald

New Zealand's elite SAS soldiers have received a multi-million dollar fleet of new special operations vehicles, although just how many remains top secret. The rugged high-tech cross-country Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) have been delivered by British vehicle...

Family holds on to hope after horrific crash | Kiro 7

A Pierce County family is holding on to hope as a teenager fights for his life after a horrific crash. “He’s an awesome kid. He’s the kind of kid that just lights up the room when he comes in,” said...

Underdeveloped and under-equipped, India’s special forces in dire need of attention of defence ministry | First Post

The visuals were frightening to say the least. In Kabul, terrorists attacked the Intercontinental Hotel, sending guests scurrying for shelter. Local reports put the number of dead at 22, which included several foreigners with no link whatsoever to the...

Modernizing infantry Marines: Big changes coming as grunts take on more special ops-style missions | Military Times

The Corps is on a major push to overhaul how its fundamental basic unit operates in battle — providing grunts with modernized equipment and new roles and responsibilities. After nearly 17 years of fighting in ­war-torn regions like Iraq and...

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US Green Berets who’ve trained Taiwanese troops explain how they could fight China and why the US keeps their mission secret | Business Insider

During the first week of October, China sent more than 150 aircraft into Taiwan’s air-defense identification zone. Although this...

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