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Special Forces kill, detain 7 Taliban militants in Kabul and Kapisa; destroy caches of weapons | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Taliban militants and arrested another Taliban fighter during the operations in Kabul and Kapisa provinces and destroyed a cache of weapons during the same operation.  They also killed 6 Taliban militants during a raid in Koh Band district of Kapisa province. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-7-taliban-militants-in-kabul-and-kapisa-destroy-caches-of-weapons-04141/ Read More »

US Army Green Berets invited US airmen to train at the Marine Corps’ jungle-warfare center — here’s what they put them through | Business Insider

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US airmen were invited to train at the Green Berets’ jungle-warfare center where soldiers train in jungle terrain complete with cliffs, mud, heavy foliage, and poisonous creatures. The invitation was intended to improve communication tactics, patient extraction, and small unit tactics. Each airman was assigned a different challenge from the jungle-warfare center in order to experience the full scope of ... Read More »

British Special Forces advertise for new recruits | Special Ops Magazine

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The United Kingdom command for Special Forces has been forced to advertise for the first time ever in an attempt to attract new recruits for a new communications unit created to support covert operations.  The SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service) are reported to be in need of more operators as they face increased challenges at home ... Read More »

Special Forces kill, detain 11 Taliban militants in 4 provinces | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained at least 11 Taliban militants during the operations in Kapisa, Kunduz, Ghazni and Waradk provinces.  The Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the same raid. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-11-taliban-militants-in-4-provinces-04135/ Read More »

New Special Operations data engineering lab to give department competitive edge | WTSP

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Wednesday marked the opening of a new U.S. Special Operations Command Data Engineering Lab in Ybor City.  The center is a brand-new engineering lab that allows special operations professionals to collaborate with leaders, data collectors, scientists, software developers and community partners.  The new facility is designed to enhance Special Operation Forces’ effectiveness and capabilities from the battlefield to headquarters. Source: ... Read More »

Statement by Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire | DNI.gov

Joseph Maguire

Statement by Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire today issued the following statement: “I have sworn an oath to the Constitution 11 times in my 36 years of public service and view it as a covenant with every American that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of my office. In ... Read More »

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

Afghan Special Forces Soldiers

The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained 9 Taliban militants and destroyed caches of weapons during the operations in Farah, Ghazni and Helmand provinces and destroyed a cache of weapons during the same operation. Source: https://www.khaama.com/special-forces-kill-detain-9-taliban-militants-destroy-caches-of-weapons-in-3-provinces-04126/ Read More »

This hero airman saved a child’s life on the way to pick up an award for doing a bunch of other heroic things | Business Insider

US Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O'Brien

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien, a special tactics section chief assigned to the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base in Japan, was named one of only a dozen “2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year,” for a reason. O’Brien served as a member of President Donald Trump’s security detail for one of the summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong ... Read More »

More US Commandos are fighting invisible wars in the middle East | The Intercept

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On average, more than 4,000 Special Operations forces are deployed to the region each week.  The increase comes at a time when the United States is planning a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, despite a peace agreement with the Taliban having fallen apart. American warfare is increasingly relying on Special Operations Forces, private contractors, local proxies working with and for the ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in failed attack on security posts in Paktika | Khaama Press News Agency

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The Afghan forces repulsed a Taliban attack on security posts in South-eastern Paktika province inflicting heavy casualties on group’s fighters.  A group of Taliban militants attempted to attack the security posts in Mata Khan district but the Afghan forces effectively responded to the attack, killing 13 Taliban militants during the clash and wounded at least 7 others. Source: https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-failed-attack-on-security-posts-in-paktika-04122/ Read More »