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Never Take Their Photos: Tracking the Commandos, North Korea’s Secret Export | The Wall Street Journal

Inside one of Uganda’s air bases behind rings of security lurks a resource the nation pledged two years ago to jettison—North Korean soldiers. The commandos, from North Korea’s special-operations division, are covertly training Uganda’s elite troops in skills from martial arts to helicopter-gunnery operations, say senior Ugandan military officers. Source: Never Take Their Photos: Tracking the Commandos, North Korea’s Secret ... Read More »

Reebok x JJ Watt Introduce JJ II “Valor Edition” Honoring U.S. Military | HNHH

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Commemorative design details of the JJ II Valor Edition include: ‘NEVER FORGET’ stitching on the shoe’s tongue in remembrance of Operation Red Wings. This detail matches a patch that Watt has worn on his shoulder pads throughout the majority of his professional career. Shortly after he was drafted, this patch was given to him by a widow of a fallen ... Read More »

US-Backed Forces Make ‘Significant’ Incursion Into Last IS Stronghold | Voa News

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria are pushing further into Islamic State’s last stronghold along the Syria-Iraq border, forcing their way into the town of Hajin within the past two days. “That’s a pretty significant achievement,” Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, told reporters at the State Department on Tuesday, cautioning that retaking the entire IS ... Read More »

US, Greek expectations rising ahead of strategic talks | Ekathimerini.com

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The exercise also coincided with the visit yesterday by Rear Admiral Timothy Szymanski, deputy commander of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), and Major General Kirk Smith, commander of Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), to Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis. Source: US, Greek expectations rising ahead of strategic ... Read More »

Flynn lawyers say former Trump adviser deserves no jail time | SF GATE

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The filing included extensive testimonials from 50 friends and colleagues, including a letter from Frank Larkin, the former U.S. Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Navy SEAL. Larkin spoke of Flynn’s integrity and commitment to his “warrior” family. He recalled Flynn being the first to knock on his door to offer sympathy when Larkin lost his son to suicide. “Mike has never forgotten ... Read More »

3 Marines receive Purple Hearts for actions in Syria | We Are The Mighty

Three U.S. Marines received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained during fighting in Syria in support of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, during ceremonies in Twentynine Palms, California, on October 22, 2018, and in an undisclosed location in U.S. Central Command on November 7, 2018. The awardees were Cpl. Tyler A. Frazier, a mortar Marine with ... Read More »

US special operations soldier injured, French troop killed in car crash in Africa | Army Times

A U.S. military investigation is underway after two special operations troops — one American and one French — were involved in a vehicle accident in Niger over the weekend. The French service member died in the crash. The American was injured and was medically evacuated to Europe, Air Force Maj. Casey Osborne, spokesman for U.S. Special Operations Command-Africa, told Army ... Read More »

Paramilitary Emperor Erik Prince Rebrands Blackwater to Get Into the Steak Business | Observer

Blackwater founder Erik Prince has rebranded his fallen military empire into a beef company. According to a Yahoo News report, Blackwater Beef sells every type of meat, from veal cheek to oxtail, and is already being supplied to restaurants throughout Maryland and Virginia. In addition to his shadowy history of mercenary warfare, Prince has spent the Trump era dogged by ... Read More »

Crenshaw explains eye patch, saying people find glass eye ‘distracting’ | The Hill

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Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) says he’s “very self-conscious” about the glass eye he wears since being injured in combat, explaining why he wears an eye patch. “When I meet people in public, and especially campaigning, I noticed it’s very distracting to people,” Crenshaw said of his glass eye in a video posted Monday on Twitter. “Even if it’s a natural-looking ... Read More »

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12 | BBC

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Roger, a kangaroo who won global fame for his enormous size and impressive physique, has died at the age of 12. The roo was rescued as a joey after his mother was killed in a car accident, and grew up at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs in Australia. And he grew up a lot – ending up more than ... Read More »