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EU special ops to deploy in Mali Wednesday: French minister | MSN

The EU has taken this problem into their own hands and is now deploying 100 French and Estonian troops to Mali on Wednesday. This will help the effort to tame some of the violence from the Jihadist who have been killing in Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso. While the group is getting weaker, they have started to train minors to ... Read More »

World Cup hosts Qatar hired former CIA hackers to carry out criminal activities, lawsuit alleges | Ahram Online

A legal complaint by former Republican National Committee Finance Chairman Elliott Broidy was filed in Federal Court against the government of Qatar and US-based security firm, Global Risk Advisors (GRA), in cybercriminal activities to win the bid in hosting the 2022 World Cup. The complaint alleges that GRA recruited the most highly trained former counterintelligence personnel in favor of the oil-rich ... Read More »

This Ranger fought in Mogadishu before becoming a country music star | We Are The Mighty

Sgt. Keni Thomas knows the price of sacrifice and bravery. When the leader of an operation he was on shot, Thomas had to step up and lead his team through the mission. This has been the inspiration for movies like We Were Soldiers and Black Hawk Down, where he served as a consultant and even got his own character. Now, years later, he has his own country music band called ... Read More »

This Royal Navy Submarine Might Be the ‘Most Capable Ever Built’ | National Interest

The new Royal Navy submarine HMS Audacious is being described as the most capable ship ever built. The 320-feet long submarine is the fourth Astute-class sub completed and it will set sail this month to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde. HMS Audacious was built for SUBFLOT to assist in protecting waters near the British Isles from the ... Read More »

Female solider graduates Special Forces Qualification Course | U.S. Army

On July 9th the first women walked the stage and graduated to become a Green Beret and officially receive her Special Forces tab. There have been women before who have completed the course but were never allowed to become a Green Beret due to their gender. Lt. Gen Fran Beaudette, the Commanding General for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, ... Read More »

Has SANDF moved troops into Mozambique following ISIS threat? | The South African

According to officials SANDF has to be careful about legally going about things while not compromising the top-secret nature of the operation. However, there is possible information on a deployment in Mozambique. It is not clear if the deployment is there to deal with ISIS specifically or other threats. Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/mozambique/is-sandf-in-mozambique-fight-isis-threat/ Read More »

Former Green Beret ‘disgusted’ when Kaepernick first protested, talks change of heart | Koin News

As protests have sparked across the nation in this year in the name of racial equality and against police brutality after a series of killings of black Americans by police officers. Back in 2016, NFL player Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem in order to protest racial inequality in the United States after being advised by former ... Read More »

Killer of 3 Special Forces Operators is unlikely to be extradited | SOFREP

Families are now calling for the killer to be placed in a U.S. prison to serve his sentence. In Jordan, the killer would only be serving 20 years despite getting a life sentence because that is normally how the justice system works there. Extradition is very unlikely to happen because Jordan never signed a treaty allowing for extraditions with the ... Read More »

Libya at ‘unprecedented levels’ | Aljazeera

Both sides of the war have been backed up by other countries. Now, the UN Is warning that Libya’s current situation is being operated by various different countries and is reaching unprecedented levels. Some of those fighting Libya’s war include the Russian Wagner group, The United Arab Emirates, and Turkey. Currently the recognized government is being backed by Turkey while ... Read More »