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An aggressive Turkey is raising risks of conflict in the Mediterranean Sea | Forbes

Over the past year with little media coverage, Turkey has strengthened their Navy and grabbed up a large chunk of the Mediterranean. Using gray-zone tactics eerily similar to those used by China, Turkey has been signaling a possible shift in the normal workings of the waterway and surrounding areas. The country also recently made a land-grab when an agreement was ... Read More »

1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) strengthens bonds during Menton Week 2019 | DVIDS

Picture of soldier from First Special Forces, Devil's Brigade

Each year the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) puts on Menton Week in honor of the disbandment of the joint American-Canadian First Special Service Forces during World War II. The unit was created to work behind enemy lines in harsh weather and difficult terrain. Both Canada and the U.S. can trace their special force’s heritage to the FSSF, commonly known ... Read More »

First AFSOC Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the JSC | Military Times

A new weapon in the form of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez will be working with the Department of Defense in a new way. The first Air Force and Hispanic leader, Colon-Lopez is assuming the duties of the senior enlisted advisor for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His leadership and heroic efforts in Afghanistan ... Read More »

Singapore improving special operations capabilities | iHLS

The Singapore Armed Forces has designed a centralized command center to help improve connectivity and better respond to terrorist activity. The Special Operations Command Center is located in eastern Singapore and is a joint advancement between the SAF and the Defense Science and Technology Agency. Surveillance technology, communications, UAVs, and an organic C4I system are just some of the features this ... Read More »

Russian spy ship off US coast operating in ‘unsafe manner,’ officials say | CNN

The Viktor Leonov has been spotted off the coast of South Carolina and Florida, participating in what two U.S. officials are calling an unsafe manner. The spy-ship was operating at night without any running lights, refused to respond to communications, and was seen performing erratic dodging movements in the water. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard commented that the Coast ... Read More »

AFRICOM’s 60th airstrike in Somalia this year takes out terrorists | Air Force Times

U.S. Africa Command and Somalia launched an airstrike in Dujuuma targeting an al-Shabaab terrorist, marking the 60th air raid done this year by AFRICOM. No civilians were harmed or killed during the raid, making the area safer for citizens regularly plagued by random terrorist attacks designed to destabilize the government and the people. The Somali National Army has commented on ... Read More »

Two pararescue airmen receive silver star for gallantry in Afghanistan | Pacific Air Forces

Tech. Sgt. Gavin Fisher and Staff Sgt. Daniel Swensen have been awarded the Silver Star for saving nearly 40 lives and eliminating over 100 enemy troops. Fisher was awarded for his actions as a pararescueman during ground combat where he saved 10 soldiers, who were severely injured, and eliminated 118 Taliban fighters. He saved the lives of his fellow troops ... Read More »

Special Operations made mind-reading kit for elite troops | Defense One

SOFWERX has displayed their new technology designed to provide soldiers with the ability to know if someone is lying and to be able to communicate with just a flick of the wrist. A glove fit with sensors and hardware from Pison Technologies is able to allow the wearer to operate a virtual tactical map by moving their fingers. A special ... Read More »

Two Chinese diplomats expelled after breaching US military base | The Hill

Two Chinese diplomats were discovered to have accessed a base that includes Special Operations Forces near Norfolk, VA in September before being expelled from the country. The two men and their wives were reportedly told to turn around and exit by the gate guard, but instead continued to drive into the base before being blocked by firetrucks. After being caught ... Read More »

Cold War redux? U.S. to hold largest Europe exercises in 25 years | Reuters

April and May will hold the largest NATO training exercise in Europe in the past 25 years. The U.S. will be sending 20,000 troops to attend in an attempt to improve relations after President Trump tried to call out smaller European countries for not contributing enough to the alliance. Major General Barre Seguin has commented that the training will be centered ... Read More »