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U.S. special operations redefined | Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

U.S. military commanders are using the restrictions imposed by the spread of the coronavirus to reshape the deployment of special operations troops all over the world, according to military officials. The decisions mean the withdrawal of elite commandos from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions. Source: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/apr/04/u-s-special-operations-redefined-202004/ Read More »

Special Operations officer and astronaut offers a glimpse of what it’s like to be in space | SOFREP

Colonel Andrew Morgan is currently serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer for Expedition 60, 61 and 62. He was selected to become a NASA astronaut in 2013 as part of the NASA Astronaut Group 21. And in early March, Army Special Operations  troops and their families got the chance to talk to Col. Morgan and ... Read More »

Afghan spy agency captures regional IS chief | VOA

Afghan Special Forces conducted a “complex operation” against the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the regional affiliate of IS that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The statement was released on Saturday by Afghanistan’s spy agency. According to them, the regional IS chief, Abdullah Orakzai, and other militants were detained during the operation. There is a video of the captured militants, ... Read More »

U.S. Air Force special tactics operators take to the skies over England | DVIDS

Those in the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, 352nd Special Operations Wing recently completed a training exercise in the sky over England. The air commandos completed numerous operations such as free-falls, extraction exercises, and practiced infiltration methods in order to increase land-air readiness. “The 352nd SOW is always on call to respond to global threats, so this training is critical to ... Read More »

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity | AP News

ISIS and al-Qaida have been ramping up their terror efforts since the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Both have acknowledged the threat that the virus poses to them, and the Islamic State even sent out a notice to fighters on how to stay healthy. However, they are also using the confusion as a means to build up their forces while ... Read More »

US Special forces deliver babies for Syrian refugees | Arab News

Syrian refugees began coming to UK special forces, asking for help with pregnancy health issues and to deliver babies. The UK Foreign Office agreed for the U.S. to also assist the refugees. Volunteers at the Rukban camp were able to contact those in the Syria Solidarity Campaign in order to bring help to those in need. The camp’s medical officer also ... Read More »

Special Operations: evolution in action | Strategy Page

U.S. Special Operations Command has now authorized five Crisis Response Force companies to be disbanded. These elite units will be split up and integrated into other special operations companies. The CRF was created after the terrorist attack on 9/11 in order to be used as an immediate response to threats and take direct action. Some of the alleged reasons for ... Read More »

Marine Raiders adjust training, add online courses to weather COVID-19 | Marine Times

Marine Raiders at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have been quarantined at home due to the coronavirus. The Marine Forces Special Operations Command has now added more online training in order to keep troops ready and up to date on certifications. The 7-month ITC course is one of the exercises where a large portion is now being taught online, such ... Read More »

IDF’s elite Sayeret Matkal playing role in war against coronavirus | Jerusalem Post

The General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, more commonly known as Sayeret Matkal, has been helping the country combat the growing pandemic. The IDF has been inside hospitals helping to keep order and are counting and distributing respirators. They are also overseeing the production of more personal protective equipment and working to make the country more self-sustaining. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has commented ... Read More »

More soldiers called in to combat coronavirus | Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Defence Force will be deploying more units throughout the country in order to help combat the coronavirus. A new mission, Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, will have hundreds of solders deploy to all states and territories. These troops will help enforce quarantine regulations and business closures. Senator Reynolds commented that the operation was created to “protect Australians and support state ... Read More »