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Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack | Military Times

U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video that highlighted the killing of four U.S. forces. Weeks after the deadly October ambush, people linked to the militants shopped around the grisly footage to news organizations. When few ... Read More »

MEND Adopted by US Military Special Operations Forces | The Daily Telescope

MENDâ„¢ announced today that it continues to gain adoption by various special operations forces within the US Military And will continue to provide Military products at cost in a show of patriotic support. MEND was initially contacted by units within the US Army Special Operations Command in 2015 to incorporate MEND Orthopedic product for healing and recovery from surgery/injury into rehabilitation ... Read More »

Fellow troops mourn a Belgian special operator who died during a training jump at US base | Military Times

An outpouring of sympathy from some of Belgium’s most elite warriors followed the tragic death of a fellow commando who died during a parachute training exercise at a U.S. base in Arizona. The accident, which is still under investigation, happened Feb. 27 at the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Range during a High-Altitude, High-Opening parachute jump. Belgian television reported the operator ... Read More »

Dan Cnossen, double-amputee Navy SEAL, wins Paralympic biathlon gold | NBC Sports

Dan Cnossen came to the Paralympics with quite the résumé: purusing his second master’s degrees from Harvard. A Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart. The only double-amputee Navy SEAL in history, according to TeamUSA.org. Now he’s also a gold medalist. The 37-year-old earned his first medal in 25 career biathlon and cross-country events at the world championships and Paralympics dating ... Read More »

Civil Affairs Aids in Shaping Successful SOF Operations at Allied Spirit VIII | DVIDS News

Allied Spirit is a series of U.S. Army Europe-directed, 7th Army Training Command multinational exercises. Allied Spirit VII included approximately 4,100 participants from 10 nations. The CA team from the Michigan-based 415th met with the mayor within the simulated town of Enslwang, as a means to gain situational awareness and open communication pathways between U.S., partner nation forces and the ... Read More »

Amid renewed scrutiny, Erik Prince to host fundraiser for Russia-friendly congressman | CNN Politics

Blackwater founder Erik Prince will host a fundraiser this month for Russia-friendly Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, as Prince faces new questions over a 2017 meeting currently being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller. Prince and Rohrabacher have been friends and mutual supporters for years: Prince interned for the California congressman on Capitol Hill in 1990, and Rohrabacher vigorously defended Prince ... Read More »