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French Resistance hero Cecile Rol-Tanguy dies at 101 | Fox 6 News

Cecile Rol-Tanguy, a French Resistance hero during World War II has passed away at the age of 101 in her home in Monteaux. As Europe celebrates the 75th anniversary of Nazi forces surrendering to the Allies, French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Rol-Tanguy and calls her a “freedom fighter.” The day that German troops occupied Paris in June 1940, ... Read More »

U.S. mercenaries are paraded on Venezuelan TV again as they reveal President Nicolás Maduro was given name ‘jackpot’ in plan to kidnap him | Daily Mail UK

Venezuelan state TV has shown clips of Luke Denman and Airan Berry wearing orange prison uniforms and being interrogated. The clips showed them explaining that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s code word during the operation was “jackpot.” They also noted that the plan was to kidnap Maduro and fly him back to the United States. This is the first video to ... Read More »

Special operations forces’ adviser warns ISIS may exploit pandemic: ‘Maybe we’re not paying enough attention’ | Fox News

Scott Mann is a former Green Beret who completed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan for 23 years during his Army career. Now working as an advisor for senior special forces officials and federal law enforcement, Mann believes the U.S. needs to pay more attention to ISIS during the coronavirus pandemic. “I think we take our eye off the ball, ... Read More »

France to lead joint effort in War on Terrorism in Sahel Region | Jamestown Foundation

The G5 Sahel Group (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger) has seen an increasing number of deaths these past couple years due to terrorism. Attacks coordinated by ISIS and other terror networks have gone up five times since 2016 in Mali and Niger. Local security and special forces, often trained by France and the U.S, have been facing heavy losses ... Read More »

The mercenary who tried to liberate Venezuela… 200 years ago | Ozzy Media

In 1815 Simón Bolívar had hired numerous friends, mercenaries, and previous military personnel to take a part of Venezuela for themselves. Bolívar’s plan was to overthrow the Spanish colony rule and create an independent, liberal republic. He promised the fighters wealth, land, and power, bringing in men such as Henri La Fayette Villaume Ducoudray Holstein, who was rejected at the ... Read More »

Every year, the Army invades our greatest enemy, North Carolina | AV Club

In 1947 Operation Robin Sage was implemented in the fictional country of Pineland in North Carolina. The yearly training exercise is carried out by Green Berets and acts as role playing scenarios where the soldiers work to train local forces to overthrow an oppressive government. Nearly 100 special forces candidates are included, as well as over 400 soldiers and civilian ... Read More »

Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro’s right-hand-man publicly exposed American mercenaries’ names, photos and coup plan on live TV a month BEFORE failed ‘invasion’ | Daily Mail UK

Footage from an episode of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro’s weekly propaganda television series has shown them discovering and discussing the plan for the failed coup attempt. The episode aired on March 28th and is led by the president’s right-hand man, Diosdado Cabello. The series shows pictures of the former Green Berets and has a chart with pictures discussing what they ... Read More »

Ask Stew: Joining the U.S. military or Special Ops from a foreign country | Military.com

Stew Smith is a longtime writer for Military.com and has decided to answer a question he often receives from readers. Many people who are from a foreign country are wondering what the process is like if they wanted to join the U.S. military and enter the SOF community. First, Stew discuss that while you can join the military with a ... Read More »

Medal of Honor recipient, former Green Beret Ronald Shurer, dies at 41 | Army Times

Ronald Shurer was a former Green Beret and Medal of Honor recipient for his actions as a medic during the Battle of Shok Valley in Afghanistan. Shurer had been battling lung cancer and was set to be taken off his ventilator. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2018 for his actions as a Green Beret medic when he ... Read More »

Navy tells SEAL to remove Trident from his book about Cairo, the hero dog alongside him on the Bin Laden raid | Task & Purpose

Nine years ago Navy SEAL Will Chesney and his dog participated in Operation Neptune Spear, the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. This year he published a memoir on his dog, Cairo, No Ordinary Dog. However, on the same day it was released, Chesney and his publisher about the cover of the book. The Navy SEALs’ trident insignia appears to ... Read More »