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Navy SEALs and backpack nukes: US special operators once carried the fury of the atom in a sack | Loadout Room

Thanks to decades’ worth of cultural pressure on the international stage, most nations view the use of nuclear weapons in war as a reprehensible act. Today’s nuclear nations, by and large, ascribe to a model of deterrence: Put simply, our nukes stop them from using their nukes. Although posturing can get quite a bit more complicated than that, mutually assured ... Read More »

Military studies ‘hyperfit’ women who pass grueling courses | Journal Star

In the nearly four years since the Pentagon announced it was opening all combat jobs to women , at least 30 have earned the Army Ranger tab, two have graduated Marine infantry school and three have passed the grueling initial assessment phase for Green Beret training. Their numbers are small, but their completion of some of the military’s most arduous ... Read More »

‘Only two of us were not shot or dying’: Airman to receive Silver Star for Afghanistan heroism| Stars and Stripes

It was 15 minutes from the first gunshot to the arrival of air support. In that time, as enemy machine gun fire sprayed bullets from 50 meters away, Air Force Technical Sgt. Michael Perolio tended to three wounded soldiers, found a route to safety and called in air and ground support. “He got me out of quite possibly the worst ... Read More »

Crofton man behind veterans’ memorial faked being a Navy SEAL | Capital Gazette

Bob Pollock became known as perhaps one of the most dedicated people around Crofton, committed to honoring those who serve the nation. It only made sense, as the creator of the Two Rivers community monument told neighbors and friends he was a former Navy SEAL and had been a prisoner of war. Except he wasn’t. Pollock dedicated a monument to ... Read More »

This is Knight’s Armament’s new machine gun suppressor | Military Times

Knight’s Armament Company of Titusville, Florida, unveiled a new suppressor at this year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference where members of the SOF community get to interact with vendors and industry partners to preview and try out the latest and greatest in special operations kit and gear. KAC’s suppressor is designed primarily to be used with the company’s premier belt-fed ... Read More »

Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty on the most serious charges, but he could still leave the Navy as an E1| Task and Purpose

Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher dodged the most serious charges the Navy threw at him during his court martial, but his final sentence could be far worse than what the jury originally handed down. If the convening authority approves the jury’s sentence of four months’ confinement and a reduction in rank from E7 to E6, Gallagher will be busted down ... Read More »

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Attorney Wants to join the reserves and teach Navy prosecutors how he beat them | Washington Examiner

The lawyer who led the successful defense of a SEAL accused of war crimes wants to rejoin the Navy to help teach prosecutors what they got wrong. Timothy Parlatore won an acquittal this month on nearly all charges for his client, Special Warfare Chief Edward Gallagher, after a whirlwind trial with shocking twists and turns worthy of a blockbuster movie. ... Read More »

3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade activates, preps for Mideast missions | Army Times

The Army’s 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade is activating Tuesday during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, as it prepares for overseas missions in the Middle East. The brigade has already been training at the installation, but the ceremony marks its official activation under Army Forces Command. SFABs are designed to work on behalf of geographic combatant commanders, integrating with ... Read More »

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Attorney Wants to join the reserves and teach Navy prosecutors how he beat them | Washington Examiner

The lawyer who led the successful defense of a SEAL accused of war crimes wants to rejoin the Navy to help teach prosecutors what they got wrong. Timothy Parlatore won an acquittal this month on nearly all charges for his client, Special Warfare Chief Edward Gallagher, after a whirlwind trial with shocking twists and turns worthy of a blockbuster movie. ... Read More »