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US NSW Center resumes paused SEAL and SWCC training | Naval Technology

The US Naval Special Warfare Center will be resuming two phases of SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman selection that had been because of the coronavirus. The training had been halted on March 16th for three groups, and the final paused phase is set to return next week.  “We took a conservative approach to properly assess our student population and establish ... Read More »

A Raider commander is slated for a star and the Corps shakes up its Pacific command | Marine Times

Marine Corps Col. Peter D. Huntley has been nominated to pick up a star to become a brigadier general. He is currently the deputy commander of Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The Defense Department also announced numerous other promotions and new command assignments. The current commander of the Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Lt. Gen. ... Read More »

US Special Forces hostages give signal they are lying | Daily Mail

After a failed coup attempt led by three former Green Berets, two of them were detained and are being held in Venezuela. Interrogation videos of Airan Berry and Luke Denman have been released. In the videos, someone offscreen is asking questions such as “when were you in the army” and “who ordered the coup.” Ephraim Mattos is a former Navy ... Read More »

US-backed forces crack down on resurgent Islamic State | VOA News

As attacks led by the Islamic State in Syria have been on the rise, U.S. special operation forces and their allies have coordinating more raids. Coalition officials have reported that U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces completed successful missions on both Wednesday and Thursday against terror cells. This report has come in at the same time officials expressed concern over the growing ... Read More »

The inside story behind the Pentagon’s ill-fated quest for a real life ‘Iron Man’ suit | Task & Purpose

In December 2012, SEAL Team 6 was deployed on a mission to rescue a civilian doctor being held hostage by the Taliban. During the raid, Chief Petty Officer Nicolas Checque was killed when he engaged the enemy, allowing the doctor to safely be rescued. This mission and Checque’s death led the U.S. government and military to pursue a suit of ... Read More »

Here’s the career info for the former Green Berets involved in Venezuela raid debacle | Military Times

More information regarding the failed coup attempt in Venezuela has been coming to light every day, and the U.S. Army has released more information on the former service members involved. Currently three known former Green Berets were involved and an interrogation video and images of them have been released. Former Sgt. 1st Class Goudreau appears to be the one in ... Read More »

Remembering a great SEAL, teammate and friend; soldiers honor fallen comrade with memorial workout | DVIDS

Members from the Special Operations Joint Task Force could be seen gathered around a track field in Kuwait drinking O’Doul’s following an intense workout. The workout that was just completed and the warm beer is in honor of Chief Petty Officer Charles H. Keating IV. Keating was a Navy SEAL who was killed in action while participating in an operation ... Read More »

Arms dealer in Libya sanctions denies links with Blackwater’s Erik Prince, UAE associates | Malta Today

The police in Libya have launched investigations into personnel using weaponry and RHIBs who are affiliated with Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar. Arms dealer James Fenech has denied supplying weaponry and other assets to the UAE-registered companies Opus Capital Asset and Lancaster 6. He also denies having supplied two rigid inflatable boats that were used by contractors fighting against the Libyan ... Read More »

SAS launch fresh recruitment drive with mysterious call-to-arms for soldiers | Mirror UK

SAS commanders are calling for soldiers in regular units to take on the grueling challenge of SAS training and selection. This is part of an attempt to boost their Special Forces numbers while the Army is also looking for more recruits. Veterans up to the age of 57 are being asked to re-enlist, even if they were dismissed on disciplinary ... Read More »

Afghani forces destroy joint ISIS, Haqqani network center in Kabul | Zee News

The Special Forces of the Afghanistan National Security have destroyed a joint ISIS and Haqqani network center that was operating out of Kabul. Three attacks by the special forces took place in the Shakar Dara District and the 11th district of Kabul, leading to the death of five terrorists and eight others being captured. A large weapons cache was also confiscated, ... Read More »