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US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp | CNN

US troops helped Somalia’s security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN. The team of US Special Operations Forces was advising local Somali troops during the raid on the militant camp in the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia, the official added. The US military also carried ... Read More »

The Marine Corps Wants to Make Cyber More Like Special Ops | Military.com

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No hands go up, but the offer stands, and the Marines know Neller will be back later that evening for one-on-one conversations. Marine leaders have been vocal about their desire to build more cyber capabilities into the force. An expected 1,000-Marine increase built into the Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act is earmarked for the cyber and electronic warfare communities ... Read More »

New Zealand accepts Supacat special operations vehicles | Janes 360

UK vehicle manufacturer Supacat has announced that the fleet of Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) ordered by New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) in September 2016 has been accepted. The company said in a statement on 16 January that the fleet would enter service with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) early this year, adding that the new ... Read More »

Coronado’s “Avenue Of The Heroes” … Lieutenant Philip L. “Moki” Martin | Coronado Eagle & Journal

Lieutenant Philip L. “Moki” Martin was born in September 1942 in Paia, Hawaii, where he grew up swimming, free diving and surfing. Those watery pastimes led to his interest in joining the Navy, an interest he pursued in 1960 and for the next 23 years. Martin enlisted right after graduating from Maui High School and went through boot camp in ... Read More »

US Marshal Murdered Serving PA Warrant Hailed a ‘Hero’ (Multi-Video) | American Security Today

A “hero” U.S. marshal was shot and killed and another police officer was wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Penn., when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant. Another officer was struck by a bullet but not injured. Christopher D. Hill, 45, an Army veteran who was part of the U.S. Marshals Service for 11 years, was killed after being ... Read More »

Abe, Turnbull view Japanese special forces in action | Nikkei Asian Review

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday viewed special operations exercises at an army camp near Tokyo, demonstrating his country’s solidarity with Japan regarding the North Korean crisis.  Turnbull toured Camp Narashino, east of Tokyo, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The military installation is home to the special operations unit of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force, the nation’s only such ... Read More »

CZECH REPUBLIC CONSIDERS SENDING ITS SPECIAL FORCES TO IRAQ | ESJ News

As part of the plan to strengthen its participation in military foreign missions in 2018, the Czech Republic is considering sending up to 200 members of the 601st Special Forces Group to Iraq. However, their deployment will have to be initiated by the Iraqi government and the Czech Parliament will need to give its approval. Iraqi special forces, the core strike units in fighting ... Read More »