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New special forces uniform a throwback to Second World War Devil’s Brigade | National Post

The top soldiers of Canada’s special forces have been issued new uniforms that harken back to those worn by the famed Devil’s Brigade of the Second World War. The new duds, officially called the Distinctive Environmental Uniform or DEU, are part of a wider effort to assign unique dress to special forces and visibly identify the command’s “distinct nature” within ... Read More »

Utah National Guard breaks ground on $37 million headquarters for its elite 19th Special Forces soldiers | The Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah National Guard on Tuesday broke ground on a massive new headquarters facility at Camp Williams for its elite 19th Special Forces Group. The 140,000-square-foot Special Forces Readiness Center west of Lehi will hold classrooms, large training and operations spaces and offices, a Utah National Guard news release said. The $37 million project is slated to be finished by ... Read More »

Germany selects G95 carbine for special forces | Jane’s 360

On 10 October, the Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, announced that the 5.56 mm Heckler & Koch HK416A7 has been selected as the new standard issue carbine for the Bundeswehr’s special forces. Under the Sturmgewehr Speziakräfte programme, the rifle will be introduced in the Kommando ... Read More »

Female Marine gets a second try to become a special operations Raider | Marine Corps Times

A female Marine will get a second crack at Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command in January. In September, the Marine corporal completed the first phase of MARSOC training but she did not score high enough to advance further, said command spokesman Maj. Nick Mannweiler. She is the second female Marine to attempt the training since all military occupational specialties ... Read More »

FAKER! Man admits he lied to Fox News about Navy SEAL service | Military Times

Navy veteran John Garofalo appeared on a Fox News segment this month, showing off a massive presidential seal he carved for President Trump while receiving praise for his service in Vietnam as a SEAL. The piece was broadcast nationally and featured cascading shots of all Garofalo’s medals. Online, it went viral, racking up 1.5 million Facebook views on Fox’s Facebook ... Read More »

Niger ambush investigation launched by US | CNNPolitics

The Defense Department is conducting an initial review of the mission in Niger and the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded. Multiple US officials have described to CNN a scene of confusion on the ground during the unexpected firefight. The investigation will be an effort “to get all the facts correct,” an ... Read More »

U.S. Commandos Want This Technology for Special Forces Raids | The National Interest Blog

For Dungeons & Dragons roleplayers, part of the fun of make-believe adventure is searching for hidden chambers where the monsters keep their treasure. For that matter, it’s a familiar theme in horror movies to have villains and vampires pop out from behind walls and bookcases. But for U.S. commandos, hidden compartments are not entertainment. They are obstacles to a successful ... Read More »

How 4 Green Berets Took Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages | Defense One

For six years, a U.S. Special Forces team waged psychological warfare against a murderous warlord. Here’s how they won. In 2011, the Obama administration had a big problem. A violent rebel group called the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, led by warlord Joseph Kony, was terrorizing portions of South Sudan, the Congo, the Central African Republic, and particularly Uganda. Kony had ... Read More »