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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

SOF

Ghani briefed on operations during visit to Commando Corps | Pajhwok Afghan News

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has visited the Commando Corps in capital Kabul and evaluated the conduct of special operations, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday. The president hailed the bravery of security forces and directed serious attention to...

SHOT Show: Precision fire system for international SOF applications | Shepard Media

Paradigm SRP has used the background venue of this week’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to demonstrate the capabilities of its ‘Talon’ high precision stabilised sniper weapon system for unidentified members of the special operations...

Trump’s border wall models thwart U.S. special forces in tests | Pilot Online

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces...

US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp | CNN

US troops helped Somalia's security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN. The team of US Special Operations Forces was advising local Somali troops during the...

The Marine Corps Wants to Make Cyber More Like Special Ops | Military.com

No hands go up, but the offer stands, and the Marines know Neller will be back later that evening for one-on-one conversations. Marine leaders have been vocal about their desire to build more cyber capabilities into the force. An expected 1,000-Marine...

New Zealand accepts Supacat special operations vehicles | Janes 360

UK vehicle manufacturer Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) ordered by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) in September 2016 has been accepted. The company said in a statement on 16 January...

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...

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SOF Leader Calls Over-the-Horizon Ops in Afghanistan ‘Hard’ But Doable | National Defense Magazine

SOCOM Commander Richard Clarke spoke to the added difficulty to conducting counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan without a supporting ground...

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