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This Is Our Best Look Yet At The Elite FBI Hostage Rescue Team’s UH-60 Black Hawks | The Drive

Black Hawk Helicopter

Members of HRT and other FBI agents, including trainees, together with elements from the South Carolina National Guard and no less than 10 other state and local agencies, conducted the exercise in Charleston between Aug. 5 and 7, 2019. The SeaHawk Interagency Operations Center, which the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice run together as part of managing ... Read More »

This was the gun Delta operators favored during the Battle of Mogadishu | Military Times

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On October 4th, 1993, gunfire still rocked Mogadishu, Somalia – the longest continuous firefight American troops had been involved in since Vietnam.  Among these soldiers were members of C Squadron, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, known as Delta Force. Hailing from the highly secretive Joint Special Operations Command, these men, dubbed “operators,” were (and still are) considered some of the ... Read More »

Air Force Special Ops Command Wants in on Great Power Competition | National Defense

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Air Force Special Operations Command has spent the past two decades fighting low-tech insurgents in the Middle East. But the organization is nevertheless primed to take on advanced adversaries like China and Russia. There are places where AFSOC can contribute capabilities to theater air component commanders and joint force commanders that would be useful based on experience and organizational competencies. ... Read More »

State Department offers $5 million for ISIS combatant linked to 2017 ambush of Green Berets in Niger | Business Insider

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A $5 million reward is being offered by the US for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the militants who committed or aided in the deadly October 4, 2017, attack on a joint US-Nigerien military patrol that left four US soldiers dead. The ISIS affiliate in West Africa claimed responsibility for the deadly attack that overwhelmed an ... Read More »

Afghan Special Forces rescue 10 people from a Taliban prison in Helmand | Khaama Press News Agency

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Force stormed a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province and rescued ten people during the raid. The freed prisoners said the Taliban militants did not provide them enough food, subjected them to torture and beatings besides preventing them to contact their families.   Source: https://www.khaama.com/afghan-special-forces-rescue-10-people-from-a-taliban-prison-in-helmand/ Read More »

US-trained SOF Danab Brigade targeted by al-Shabaab | Special OPS Magazine

Soldiers in Somalia

The situation is Somalia is heating up as the al-Shabaab terror group has launched a suicide assault on a joint US-Somali base in southern Somalia and only two days after the suicide attack, they ambushed soldiers belonging to the US-trained Danab special operations forces unit near Mogadishu.  At least six operators were killed in two separate roadside bombs targeted at ... Read More »

4th Global Special Operations Forces Symposium in Europe | Army Recognition

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Organized in Brussels by the Global SOF Foundation, the event gathered an impressive array of participants, both from the Special Operations world and the defense industry. Speakers ranged from the Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Mr. David Hobbs, to Rob de Wijk, the founder of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Take a look at some of the key ... Read More »

The U.S. Special Operations Command is looking to replace tracer rounds for its machine guns and sniper rounds with a ‘small arms spotting round‘ | Defense Business

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USSOCOM is seeking 7.62mm x 51 NATO spotting rounds to replace tracers for adjusting machine gun fire, both day and night, producing a flash and /or smoke signature visible at 800m-1200m. Current tracers allow gunners to observe the trajectory of the rounds and make aiming corrections without observing the impact of the rounds fired and without using the sights of ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain 9 Taliban militants; destroy caches of weapons in 3 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants, arrested 5 others and destroyed caches of weapons during the operations in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand, Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province, and Deh Yak district of Ghazni. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-9-taliban-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-3-provinces-04179/ Read More »