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What does the special forces controversy tells us about strategy and force structure? | ASPI The Strategist

Australia’s special forces have been in the news due to allegations ranging from poor culture to potential war crimes, including arbitrary executions. These allegations have led to a number of Defence-initiated reviews and investigations. Much of the commentary has focused on individuals. And it’s a little dispiriting that Brendan Nelson, the director of the Australian War Memorial, wants to see ... Read More »

Special Operations India series to launch third documentary recreating Pathankot air base attack | Firstpost

The hour-long documentary, presented by History TV18 and to be aired on 25 June, will showcase true events which took place on New Year’s Eve 2015 when a group of terrorists from Pakistan set into motion a plan to attack the Indian Air Force station at Pathankot, Punjab. Their objective was to destroy defence assets and kill as many Indian ... Read More »

The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan | The Aviation Geek Club

The now deactivated 103rd Fighter Squadron (FS) from 111th Fighter Wing (FW) has been among the first squadrons to take part in the war against terrorism after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In fact its A-10s voluntarily deployed from Willow Grove Joint Reserve Base to Kuwait to support Operation Southern Watch (OSW) over Iraq immediately after the attacks against U.S. soil, ... Read More »

Taming The Red Bull: Navy SEAL Joins 5-time Entrepreneur to Disrupt $65 Billion Energy Drink Market | Forbes

In running StreetShares, I get to meet great entrepreneurial teams. One thing I’ve noticed is that military veterans-turned-entrepreneurs have a unique tenacity and skillset. They apply what they learned in combat and they win in entrepreneurship. But the best “vetrepreneurs” also have a secret ability: they possess the humility to understand that they don’t know everything, and they need to partner ... Read More »

Experience SDV virtual reality at Navy SEAL Museum | TC Palm

The Navy SEAL Museum now offers a SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) virtual reality experience for guests. The interactive computer-generated software was graciously donated to the Museum by Mass Virtual of Orlando. The program incorporates auditory and visual feedback to simulate a realistic underwater SDV experience. From the initial launch at the mother submarine dry deck shelter into the open ocean, ... Read More »

Parris Island’s new top Marine has Ivy League credential and special ops experience | Island Packet

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has a new commander — a career infantryman with special operations experience. Brigadier Gen. James F. Glynn assumed command of the depot Friday during a ceremony inside Parris Island’s All-Weather Training Facility, according to a Marine Corps news release. Glynn was previously deputy commanding general of Special Operations Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve since July 2017. ... Read More »

SAS trooper: soldiers shouldn’t be held to ‘Western moral standards’ | Daily Mail

A former SAS trooper says Australian soldiers can’t be held to ‘Western moral standards’ when fighting in Afghanistan. The anonymous veteran hit out at recent reports of a damning Defence Force inquiry accusing the special forces regiment of war crimes. Soldiers engaged in ‘unsanctioned and illegal application of violence on operations’, which showed a ‘disregard for human life and dignity’, the 2016 ... Read More »

Somalia: U.S.-backed forces raid Al-Shabab base outside Kismayo | Garowe Online

Somali army backed by African Union (AU) and U.S. Forces have unsealed a joint offensive against a hideout belonging the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab extremist group near Kismayo, Garowe Online reports. A military source told Garowe Online that at least four militants have been killed during the operation, which was carried out on the outskirts of Bar-Sanguni, about 45 kilometers north of ... Read More »