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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Opinion

Why the U.S. Marshalls Love a Gun That Is Over 100 Years Old | The National Interest

As more and more federal agencies adopt various variations on the Glock pistol, the recent adoption of the STI 2011 by the U.S. Marshals Service Special Operations Group (USMS SOG) stands out. The STI 2011 is a double-stack 9mm...

Big Navy Must Fix the SEALs: The Drift, Vol. XLII | Defense News

I don’t have strong opinions about fly fishing. I know it is a rabbit-hole of a hobby: a sucking vortex of ever-more elaborate flies and frightfully expensive rods and reels, and has bound up in it about as much accepted...

Viewpoint: We’ve Admired the Federal Acquisition Problem for Too Long |  Government Executive

On a recent trip to Tampa, I asked a consultant on my team supporting U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Acquisition Technology & Logistics what accounts for the Command’s acquisition success. “It’s a mindset thing,” she replied. Later that day, as...

Is There a Values Crisis in US Special Forces? Our National Security Could be at Risk. | Jinsa

U.S. special operations forces are adored by politicians and the public, their reputations burnished by feats like the raid on Osama bin Laden, the sea rescue of the Maersk Alabama’s captain and countless other daring operations against high-value targets...

Where will the media take us next? | Seth’s Blog

Since the first story was carved on a rock, media pundits have explained that they have simply given people what they want, reporting the best they can on what’s happening. Cause (the culture, human activity, people’s desires) leads to effect...

The Warrior Defined | Jeffrey Prather, MAJ, USAR, (Ret)

Our military’s current, official doctrine, literature and jargon incessantly references the Warrior, but one seminal, thematic question remains unanswered: What precisely is a warrior? Put another way, what is the military’s definition of a warrior? Who is a warrior? What...

Who is Jeffrey Epstein?

Sam Havelock, Founder, CEO | SOFX The SOFX Mission is to Fight Evil and Avert Suffering at Scale. The way we do that is by empowering a global network of deeply committed humans with information and connectivity required to be...

Life and Leadership Lessons I Learned In The Military: “You can delegate authority, but not responsibility.” with Sean Corbett and Marco Dehry | Thrive...

Delegate. You can delegate authority, but not responsibility. Choose wisely who you delegate authority to, but in the event something goes wrong (or right), it’s your responsibility as a leader to deal with the consequences, good or bad. As a...

Good call, Mr. President — a drone is not worth another war | Air Force Times

It was late August 2014. I was one of the handful of American military forces in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital. Only a few months before, ISIS laid siege to vast sprawls of northern Iraq and northeastern Syria. As part of the...

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Navy SEALs and Army Night Stalkers captured in amazing photos during Virginia exercise | The Drive

In rare photos taken by aviation photographer Raven Harris, SEAL Team Six was seen working with Night Stalkers and...

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