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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, January 17, 2022

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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...

20,000 Afghan commandos left behind, lawmakers and veterans urge Biden to rescue them | Yahoo News

The current administration reports the successful evacuation of 120,000 Afghans surrounding the end of American military involvement. President Biden has pledged to help vulnerable Afghans escape but some lawmakers and veterans have criticized the lack of plan to help...

What Special Operations Command’s ‘Biggest Lesson’ from Afghanistan Means for Future Fights | Military.com

Special Operations Forces have led the charge in the fight against terrorism for 20 years but SOCOM is aligning itself with the Pentagon in its refocus on great-power competition. While counterterrorism remains a priority Gen. Richard Clarke said during...

How the P226 Handgun Found Greatness with America’s Navy SEALs | National Interest

The US military moved away from the M1911A1 and adopted the M9 in 1985. Each branch took on the new weapon but in 1986 when a Navy SEAL was giving a demonstration using his M9 the slide broke off...

Army Green Berets Brought Out Their Newest Sniper Rifle For A Celebrity Shoot-Off | The Drive

The Army released photos of the Barrett Mk 22. Mod 0 Advanced Sniper Rifle at the 2021 Celebrity Tactical Challenge held at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School's (JFKSWCS) Miller Training Complex. Army Special Forces teams...

A 1980s showdown with Iran was US Special Operations Command’s first test in combat | Business Insider

A congressional committee formed after the flawed Iranian hostage rescue found the amalgamated nature of forces used contributed to the shortcomings. They recommended the DoD create a command solely dedicated to special operations. The Nunn-Cohen Amendment to the National...

U.S. judge blocks punishment of Navy SEALs who refused vaccine | NBC News

The Department of Defense has been blocked from punishing a group of SEALs and other special operations forces who refused the Covid-19 vaccine on religious grounds. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued, in response to the lawsuit the SOF...

Former Green Beret Tyler Allcorn joins crowded GOP field in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District | Greely Tribune

Two-time Bronze Star awardee and former Special Forces Tyler Allcorn is throwing his name into contention for Colorado’s new 8th congressional district. His family emigrated to America from Canada shortly before he enlisted in 2010. He has combat experience...

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Special Forces Will Simulate An Insurgency On U.S. Soil In Upcoming Unconventional Warfare Exercise | The Drive

Robin Sage, the Army’s annual unconventional warfare exercise is set to kick off at the end of this month...

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