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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Friday, September 17, 2021

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Secret Gate Used By Special Operators To Sneak Evacuees Into Kabul’s Airport | The Drive

The chaotic images from and around Hamid Karzai International Airport last week did not lend the impression that evacuation efforts were going smoothly. Behind the scenes, US special operations forces had negotiated with the Taliban to make use of...

These 40 fighters to stay in Afghanistan to avenge the deaths of 13 US troops | WION

Forty Special Air Service (SAS) members voluntarily requested to remain in Afghanistan after last week’s tragic suicide bombing that killed 13 US service members and as many as 170 Afghan civilians at Hamid Karzai International Airport. The group intends...

Delta Force sniper memorialized for heroism in Somalia | Katar News

Master Sgt. Gary Gordon was a US Army Special Forces soldier and a member of Delta Force. He and another solider gave their lives protecting a crashed helicopter crew in Mogadishu in 1993, for which he earned the Medal...

A former ‘Night Stalker’ explains how US military pilots plucked Americans from hostile territory in Kabul | Business Insider

The US Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, known as the Night Stalkers, are often used for difficult helicopter evacuations and rescues. US special operations forces and CIA agents have been working on the ground to help coordinate the...

Soldier who died in Kabul attack belonged to 1st Special Forces Command | Army Times

The Thursday attack in Kabul killed 13 US troops and wounded at least 18 more. The US solider killed in the attack has been confirmed to be Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss with 1st Special Forces Command. “Our teammate died...

US special operations vets carry out daring mission to save Afghan allies | Yahoo! News

As the Taliban continue to lock down more areas, Afghan allies are being left behind. A group of former US special operations forces launched a mission known as the "Pineapple Express" to help hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces...

Afghanistan evacuation shows ‘we’re conceding,’ former special forces flight surgeon says | Fox News

Lt. Col. Omar Hamada, M.D., is currently an active emergency medical doctor and former special forces flight surgeon. He warns that the US evacuation shows we are conceding to the Taliban and terrorism. "All American forces are currently being...

Former Green Beret asks SF vets to tell their stories for future generations | Army Times

Lyle Hendrick is a former Green Beret officer who tells his story, starting with his 1974 enlistment and including his work as a private investigator and contractor overseas. Now he is asking other SF veterans to share their stories...

Breaking: Female college student first to graduate from Army’s ‘toughest’ special operations course | We Are the Mighty

A female junior in college and a member of the Reserve Officer Training Corps is about to graduate from the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School (SFUWO). She has also been chosen as the class honor graduate. “The news...

Mission Afghanistan: Advice for A US Special Operations Unit | Small Wars Journal

Do not get caught up in defending your stance or responding to the enemy's accusations. Stop referring to this as the "Long War." If that's what you want to name it, that's exactly what you'll receive. This is a...

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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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