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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Opinion

An American hellscape: Afghan evacuations take toll on veterans, volunteers | Lark S. Escobar

There exists a large number of Afghans who now live in fear under the Taliban’s regime. There are an untold number of selfless individuals, mainly veterans, working off hours to try and rescue their friends and former colleagues. Our...

China Locks Down Its History, to Its Peril and the World’s | Defense One

China has become accustomed to leaders censoring information and rewriting history for their own image reasons. The CCP has just rewritten its official communique to revise and improve the narrative of Xi Jinping’s Presidency. The censoring in China has...

America must prepare for war with China over Taiwan | The Hill

China's significant investment in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) could indicate that the country is poised to radically change the established order and fight the US over Taiwan. To stop China, the US must quickly ramp up its troops...

National Warrior Call Day – November 21st, 2021 | Frank Larkin & Leroy Petry, Warrior Call Co-Chairs

The Troops First Foundation is moving forward with the inaugural "National Warrior Call Day" on Nov. 21, 2021. The effort is designed to draw attention to those service members, vets and first responders who may be dangerously disconnected from family,...

Discharge upgrades for PTSD: Fulfilling Lincoln’s promise to care for all who have borne the battle | Tyson Manker

A month before his assassination and the formal end of the ACW, President Lincoln reminded the country during his 2nd inaugural address that part of the end of the war process involves caring for those who had borne the...

Swift trans-Atlantic action kept Turkey from fueling Belarus’ hybrid attacks | Aykan Erdemir

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stated on Twitter after her meeting with President Biden that the activity on the Polish-Belarusian border was not a migration crisis, but a form of unconventional warfare. Turkey has been accused of...

Rules of Engagement: Pro Bono ex Militari | Ian Kippen

This piece in the Small Wars Journal written by a NATO operations planner is not intended to muse the legal aspects of Rules of Engagement or discuss how they relate to the International Humanitarian Law or the Law of...

Why won’t Biden save the Afghan commandos? | Tom Rogan

Here's a challenge for President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and members of Congress. Why are Afghan commandos, who are among the most devoted US allies, at the rear of the evacuation line? The...

Veterans can remind us of how to love our country, again | Gen. Keith Kellog

Veteran’s Day is an opportunity for everyone to thank the 17 million living Americans who previously served in the US armed forces. They are friends, mentors, and the exemplification of a country worth fighting for. Former National Security Advisor,...

The US military’s toxic exposure problem is far bigger than just ‘burn pits’ | Keith Dow

The constant pairing of images of soldiers shoveling waste into smoldering burn pits with stories about soldier’s health problems has led to the misconception that burn pits are the sole cause of their ailments. They toxins service members are...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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