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Bundeswehr cybersecurity center trains elite counterhackers | DW

A year ago the German armed forces set up a command center for internet security. The new German hacker-soldier elite is being trained at the Bundeswehr University, on the outskirts of Munich. Gabi Dreo, a professor of IT security and the executive director of Germany’s Code research institute, has big plans. She walked briskly across the campus of Munich’s Bundeswehr ... Read More »

A View from the CT Foxhole: Lieutenant Colonel Kent Solheim, Commander, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group | Combatting Terrorism Center

Lieutenant Colonel Kent G. Solheim has been the Commander of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) since June 2016. He has served in a variety of roles within the Special Forces community, deploying numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Solheim served as the Special Operations Command Forward North and West Africa Deputy Commanding Officer, and ... Read More »

Inside Air Force Special Operation Command’s MC-130 | Defense News

Time is moving fast for the two loadmasters in the cargo hold of the MC-130H. They’ve got 10 minutes before a group of about 40 special operators parachute from the aircraft, and there’s a lot to coordinate before then with the jumpmaster and the plane’s navigator — from wind speed and heading to drop location. After what seems like mere moments, the ... Read More »

Navy SEALs To Be Tested Prior To Training, Monitored For Brain Injuries | KPBS

Under a new program, Navy SEALs will be tested for brain injury when they first become special operators, then throughout their careers. Typically secretive, the Naval Special Warfare Group One on Coronado announced that everyone who enters the SEALs or Special Boat Operators will undergo baseline testing of their brain function. The SEALs are working with the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Naval Medical Center San ... Read More »

Intel soldier earns medal of honor, but the IDF can’t say for what | The Times of Israel

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Tuesday awarded a combat soldier in Military Intelligence the Medal of Distinguished Service for his role in a secret operation in which he made an “important contribution to the security of the State of Israel.” In addition to the individual award, the Eisenkot also gave a group commendation to the elite Sayeret Matkal ... Read More »

Green Beret recounts 3 Vietnam tours training mercenaries | Blue Ridge Now

Michael “Mike” DiRocco’s experience in the Vietnam War differs from the typical soldier. He was a Green Beret tasked with turning indigenous tribesmen into modern mercenaries. But all Vietnam War veterans get a thank you today. On March 28, 2017 — the 50th anniversary of the war — President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act, declaring March ... Read More »

Inside Look Into India’s Special Operations in Myanmar | News 18

After its documentary on India’s September 2016 Surgical Strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, History TV18 is now all set to air a documentary titled ‘Special Operations India: Myanmar’, which will take an inside look at the Indian Army’s special ops against terror outfits near the Indo-Myanmar border. The documentary airs at 9 pm on Wednesday. On 4th June 2015, an ... Read More »

Former Special Forces colonel announces run for GA State Senate District 29 | WTVM

A former Special Forces colonel announced his candidacy in the State Senate District 29 race. Col. Mayo ‘Biff’ Hadden III made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at the Maple Ridge Golf Course Clubhouse in Columbus. Hadden spent years working towards the economic development in the Columbus area. After retiring from the Army, he was vice president of the Columbus Georgia Chamber ... Read More »