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Military warns of Iranian hackers targeting American troops with fake jobs website | Stars and Stripes

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“Hire Military Heroes,” appears to offer assistance in finding a job outside the Defense Department by downloading an application, however, it is actually malicious malware and spyware according to the guard’s Defensive Cyber Operations office.  They believe the Iranian hackers are trying to gain access to Pentagon information technology systems by targeting service members considering a transition back to civilian ... Read More »

Grey Berets are being considered for PSYOP soldiers in special units | Army Times

US Army Psyop passing out newspaper in Iraq

The psychological operations soldiers in the Army Special Operations Command could be issued a new grey beret. While the idea is still up in the air, the prospective headgear was teased on Facebook by 1st Special Warfare Training Group’s 5th Battalion. A picture containing a blurred grey beret and a UH-60 Black Hawk was posted with the comment “to generate discussion on ... Read More »

Meet the SOBR: Russia’s Super Special Forces Unit | The National Interest

Russian Special Forces Soldiers

While the FSB’s Alpha unit is widely recognized for their work in the Beslan hostage crisis and the 1993 constitutional disaster, they don’t handle the majority of counterterrorism in Russia. This falls to the SOBR, who deal with varying threats throughout the country in their prospective regions. When originally formed, the SOBR teams were known as OMON, which stands for ... Read More »

Why Did The U.S. Cyberattack Iran’s Propaganda Operations? | Forbes

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Anonymous sources reported that the U.S. conducted a cyberattack against Iran as a follow-up the Iran’s alleged attack against Saudi oil compounds. These cyberattacks were supposed to interfere with Tehran’s capability to circulate propaganda. Officials are becoming uneasy in relations to possible cyberattacks in the upcoming election. Other countries such as China and Iran could be learning from the Russian ... Read More »

SOCOM Is Eyeing ‘True Color’ Night Vision For Operators | Task & Purpose

A night vision image of a soldier from the Duke of Wellington's Regiment taking up a fire position ready to start Operations Gray Wolf near Sharkarta, Iraq in 2005.

A request for information by SOCOM showed details about emerging technology testing fixated on improving the traditional night vision used by special forces. This new tech is known as true color night vision and fused imagery sensors. The new system is designed to allow soldiers to see in full color in the dark rather than the green colored images currently ... Read More »

Airman missing in Gulf – massive search underway | WGNO

Air Force C-130 flying over the open ocean

An airman who fell from a C-130  airplane during a special operations training exercise is missing, though a massive search involving multiple agencies.  According to the Coast Guard in Mobile, the search initially covered an area about two miles off the coast of Destin.  More than 24 hours later, the search had expanded to a 700 square mile area along the ... Read More »

Royal Marines to embrace original WW2 commando role as they relaunch with new weapons – UK News | Express 

Royal Marines

The Royal Marines are pursuing a change to pull them away from the typical army and go back to their origin with smaller units and specialized equipment. They are also seeking to assimilate new technology such as UAV into their fighting tactics. A new uniform with a different pattern will be issued and is distinct to the Royal Marines. They ... Read More »

Esper to urge Trump not to intervene in SEAL case and service members facing war crimes allegations | CNN

Picture of US Defense Secretary Dr. Mark Esper

Trump has ordered a review of charges against Army Lt. Clint Lorance and Army Green Beret Maj. Matt Golsteyn, and is considering restoring the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, according to a Monday report on “Fox & Friends,”. With Veterans Day approaching, Fox News reported that the president could make an announcement about the three men within a week. ... Read More »

UK Government responds to national security challenges | Army Technology

The North Door of the Ministry of Defence Main Building Headquarters in London

The UK government has boosted the Military of Defense budget, citing changes in the international power struggle as the reason. Reports made by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy charged the government of being “accustomed to talking a better game than it plays on national security, despite efforts to improve how it makes and delivers strategy under the ... Read More »

Russian Expert Discounts Islamic State Threat | Polygraph.info 

aerial view of ISIS compound

A senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Oriental Studies, Boris Dolgov, claims the Islamic State no longer exists and has been taken down in Iraq and Syria. This could be based off the recent blows to the IS, such as the recent killing of Aku Bakr al-Baghdadi. However, even in some of these defeats the Islamic ... Read More »