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How Delta Force and SEAL Team 6 might be mitigating coronavirus readiness risks | Washington Examiner

The Army’s Delta Force and the Navy’s DEVGRU/Seal Team 6 are the primary resources used to execute specific missions, including hostage recovery. During the coronavirus pandemic however, how are these teams able to practice proper health safety while still remaining prepared and ready? Members of these teams risk contracting the virus from their families and others while on lockdown. Tom ... Read More »

Investigation: Parachutist’s mistakes caused fatal jump incident at Edwards | Air Force Magazine

Staff Sgt. Adam Erickson was conducting parachute training at Edwards Air Force Base in 2019 where his canopy collapsed, causing him to sustain life-ending blunt force injuries. An investigation has revealed that the cause of this was Erickson overcontrolling his parachute on the jump. While he successfully deployed his chute, after passing 274 feet he braked for ten seconds, causing ... Read More »

SBU reveals top mole in own ranks working for Russians | UNIAN

Counterintelligence agents have uncovered a mole in the top ranks of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine who is believed to have been working for Russia. A report has stated that there is sufficient and overwhelming evidence that the agent was passing information to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. The release also noted that there was video, ... Read More »

10th Special Forces prepares to assist in Carson COVID-19 fight | DVIDS

Medics and Green Berets from 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) have completed training focused on preparing them to assist Fort Carson in the fight against the coronavirus. The SOCRATES program, Special Operations COVID-19 Rapid Assessment, Treatment and Emergency Support, is designed to prepare 10th SFG(A) medical personnel to care for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and require ventilator ... Read More »

US drone strikes in Somalia spike under Trump administration | Daily Nation

The war against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia has been seeing a spike in the use of drone and air strikes these past few years. Currently, it is believed that the U.S. has carried out 42 strikes in Somalia these last six months, with a total of 235 strikes so far. Each year the Trump administration has seen a rise in ... Read More »

Afghan forces repulse Taliban attack in Helmand; kill 3 militants, wound 5 others | Khaama

Reports have confirmed that Taliban militants attacked a security outpost in the Greshk district of Helmand on Saturday. The Afghan Special Operations Corps responded to the threat and engaged the terrorist. The fighting left three militants dead and at least five others wounded. A Taliban official was also captured during the fight and vehicles were confiscated. There has not been ... Read More »

Israeli corona patients get special boost from naval commandos | Israel Hayom

Israel’s elite Shayetet 13 naval commandos have been assisting those stuck in their homes after contracting the coronavirus. The SOF soldiers have been delivery food, medicine, and oxygen tanks to the elderly and those in need. Currently they have pledged to provide 400 oxygen tanks a week. The commandos have now been crafting these tanks for civilians out of their ... Read More »

COVID-19: Indicators of unconventional warfare against the West | International Policy Digest

“One could argue about the seriousness of the biological threat of the coronavirus pandemic.” The crisis will in all likelihood cause an economic recession, increase poverty, exacerbate social conflicts and inevitably lead to the radicalization of many social groups, not only in third world countries, but also in NATO and EU member states. Russia and China, which have been steadily ... Read More »

Eight airmen recognized for Mideast raids, including one that killed ‘top Al Qaeda leader’ | Air Force Times

Eight special tactics airmen received awards following a three-month deployment with the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan last summer, according to the 24th Special Operations Wing. The airmen were part of a joint task force that accomplished 129 direct action raids and 153 kinetic strikes over a 105-day rotation. The airmen hailed from the 17th Special Tactics Squadron, which is garrisoned on Hunter Army ... Read More »

‘SA private military contractors’ and Mozambican airforce conduct major air attacks on Islamist extremists | Daily Maverick

Light helicopter gunships strafed a base of the Ahlu Sunnah wa Jamaa (ASWJ) jihadists in Mozambique’s Muede area on Wednesday and then attacked their bases in Mbau in the Awassi district and in Muidumbe on Thursday, according to security sources. They said the attacks did not include ground forces although these might follow later. They did not know if the ... Read More »