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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Opinion

Save GPS and share the 5G ‘Sweet Spot’ for the sake of our economy and security: Ex-Defense Secretary Cohen | Fox Business

The Federal Communications Commission has made a decision that could harm our military’s goal in keeping troops safe from GPS hacking. They ignored the guidance put out by the Pentagon and civilian agencies and approved an application from Ligado...

Coronavirus cannot stop Britain’s war in Yemen | Daily Maverick

The Royal Air Force and BAE Systems from Great Britain are continuing to support the fight against Yemen despite the coronavirus. This has also continued despite concern from the United Nations, who believe there could be unnecessary loss of...

Is NATO still necessary? | National Interest

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, all countries are facing economic hardship. This author is now questioning if the NATO alliance still enhances global security, or if they actually diminish it. He believes that the three main reasons NATO is...

U.S. could do more to deter Iran gray zone strategy, experts say | USNI News

U.S. military officials seem to believe that when it comes to Iran, they should either do nothing or provide a major show of force. However, the U.S. has a large military advantage over Iran giving them a better gray...

Here’s a bunch of photos from World War II that prove regulation haircuts don’t win wars | Task & Purpose

Military grooming standards have always been a hot topic for discussion, with some claiming everyone should be able to boast a beard and the other side stating your haircut is a direct representation of your discipline. With the coronavirus...

DoD must identify its ‘crown jewels’ in preparation for fiscal uncertainty | Defense News

The Department of Defense needs to examine their spending options now to prepare for when the coronavirus pandemic has passed. The economy has taken major hits these past couple months, on top of preexisting issues. The higher the deficit,...

US special operations forces are special — but they’re not ‘elite’ | Business Insider

Recent years have seen an increase in the use of special operations forces by the U.S, with SOF having operated in 141 countries in 2019. As they receive more media attention, the press often refers to them as “elite.”...

How the Islamic State feeds on coronavirus | Politico

While every country is being affected by the coronavirus and has subsequentially turned all their efforts inward, the Islamic State has been left to their own devices. Due to the pandemic, training, missions, and deployments have been suspended, leaving...

The Navy’s crisis of special trust and confidence | War on the Rocks

On April 2nd Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced that he was going to fire the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. This came after Crozier had written a letter asking for help aboard his vessel and...

It’s time to put a military officer in charge of the fight against coronavirus | Forbes

The U.S. has over 10,000 casualties from the coronavirus, and the number continues to rise. We need to recognize that we are essentially at war with the virus. First, the U.S. needs an effective operational commander who clearly has...

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A Marine special operator’s fragmented legacy: Blast, impact, trauma, and everything that comes after | Task & Purpose

For 17 years, British Pvt. Alfred Day has been suffering from a traumatic brain injury after various explosive experiences....

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