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Attack on Afghanistan maternity clinic kills 14, including infants | Stars & Stripes

14 civilians were killed when three armed assailants attacked a maternity clinic in Kabul, and at least 15 others were wounded. Two of the killed were infants and the rest were all women. Afghan police and special forces were able to kill all three assailants and rescued over 100 civilians inside the center. Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Aryan has ... Read More »

Top General Addresses Virtual Conference on Special Operations | DVIDS

DVIDS has uploaded the presentation given by Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command during the NDIA’s virtual conference. He spoke for the first ever virtual SOFIC and provided information on SOCOM and is looking to collaborate with more companies. The King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, also spoke with Clarke on the virtual ... Read More »

End Of US-Philippines Military Agreement To Complicate Counterterrorism Mission – Pentagon | Urdu Point

The choice made by the Philippine government to end the Visiting Forces Agreement will likely create more issues when dealing with counterterrorism in the region. The Defense Department’s Lead Inspector General has commented that the negative effects of this are still somewhat unknown but could be more severe than the Philippines imagined. Without the agreement, U.S. counterterrorism missions will be ... Read More »

Family of ex-Green Beret captured in Venezuela says men likely believed they were trying to liberate the oppressed | Military Times

Army Special Forces veteran Luke Denman would normally go off the grid for days or weeks at a time before popping back up. His older brother Mark has stated that until he saw the videos and pictures of the failed coup in Venezuela, he assumed that Luke was off the grid or working on an oil rig. Mark has said ... Read More »

US Special Operations arms surveillance aircraft for precision attack | Fox News

U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to use small surveillance aircraft that can provide support to ground troops. These aircraft are outfitted with cameras, hellfire missiles, and laser-guided rockets. The goal is to locate and target the enemy with an airstrike first in order to diminish the amount of engagement the ground troops have to face. This will decrease the ... Read More »

Army astronaut returns from historic nine-month space voyage | SWOK News

On April 17th retired Army Col. Andrew Morgan returned to earth after spending nine months in space. While on the International Space Station Morgan kept tabs on the coronavirus and shared his support for medical personnel during this time. He landed in Baikonur, Kazakhstan before traveling to Houston. “I don’t know that I expected things would change quite as much; ... Read More »

11 Taliban militants killed, 4 wounded in Special Forces raid in Logar | Khaama Press

A raid in the central province of Logar resulted in the death of 11 Taliban fighters, and four more were wounded. The Ministry of Interior released a statement on the raid, as well as another one conducted in the Ahmadzai Village of Mohammad Agha district where two Taliban members were arrested. The General Command of Police Special Unit carried out ... Read More »

Taiwan trains counter-terrorism troops for Middle Eastern country | Taiwan News

A high-ranking military official has commented that Taiwan’s Military Police Special Services Company will be training counter-terrorism troops in the Middle East. Taiwan is one of the only Asian countries capable of maintaining and training special forces troops, as well as provide training to other countries. The Middle Eastern country that will receive the training has not been released. The ... Read More »

AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring | Dayton Daily News

The Air Force Research Laboratory has looked to the Air Force pararescue community for an innovative way to help fight the coronavirus. With medical personnel being stretched thin as the number of cases continues to rise, they needed a way to help care for patients remotely. The solution they found was the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK. ... Read More »

Beret flown in space for retiring PJ | WING 919th Special Operations Wing

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ziegler’s retirement ceremony was held on May 2nd, and many of those who would normally attend had to send videos instead. One of these people was Air Force Colonel and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who also had a unique gift to give to Ziegler. When Hague made his second flight to the ISS, he brought a ... Read More »