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Alleged Retaliation by Army General Against Green Berets Led a Military Family into a Moldy Home | Breitbart

A two-star Army general’s alleged wrongful retaliation against soldiers under his command resulted in one Green Beret and his family having to leave Fort Bragg — where one of his children was receiving specialized health care — and move into a moldy home at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where her health conditions have worsened, according to two sources. ... Read More »

U.S. Marines are testing a machine gun-wielding robot controlled by a tablet | Digital Trends

If there’s one thing we can probably all agree on it’s that it is a terrible idea to pick a fight with a robot tank equipped with a .50-caliber machine gun. That’s something that the U.S. Marine Corp is clearly hoping qualifies as a self-evident truth, based on its current testing of just such a vehicle for use in future ... Read More »

Spec ops in trouble: Mired in scandal and under Pentagon review, what will it take to clean house? | Military times

Something has gone off track at U.S. Special Operations Command. A SEAL and a former Green Beret are under indictment for alleged war crimes committed downrange. Two Marine Raiders and two SEALs are charged with the murder of a Green Beret while the group served in Mali in 2017. Elsewhere, operators have been investigated for, or convicted of, spousal murder, ... Read More »

He served his country in WWII. Now he’s 94 — and a new high school grad | Star Gazette

Ed Baron still gets a little teary-eyed when he thinks about his recent high school graduation. He has good reason. Baron waited 75 years to get up on the stage and receive his diploma — a capstone accomplishment for a life that has spanned more than nine decades. Baron, who turned 94 in March and lives with his wife, Josephine, ... Read More »

SOCOM Seeks Smartphone App for Fingerprint Data | National Defense

Special Operations Command is developing an application that would allow warfighters to collect biometric information — such as fingerprints — with their smartphones, according to an official. The application would have touchless fingerprint technology, said Glen Cullen, the command’s program manager for sensitive site exploitation within the program executive office for special reconnaissance, surveillance and exploitation. This would reduce inconsistencies ... Read More »

No Grunts Under 26, $250K Bonuses: DoD’s Most Radical Ideas to Transform the Infantry | Military.com

What would it take to transform U.S. infantry into a higher-caliber force modeled after the elite 75th Ranger Regiment? For starters, find recruits in their mid-20s and offer them $250,000 bonuses and a $60,000-a-year salary. That’s part of a working concept officials from the Pentagon’s Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF) have been turning over for the past year in ... Read More »

Army Ranger, 1st ID soldier tapped as senior enlisted for JSOC | Army times

A veteran of the 75th Ranger Regiment will be making his way to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to take over as the senior enlisted leader for the secretive Joint Special Operations Command. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop, currently assigned as the senior enlisted leader for 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kansas, was selected to replace Command Sgt. ... Read More »

Edward Gallagher: A murder trial that tore band of brothers apart | BBC

A decorated war hero has been found not guilty of murder and other serious crimes in a court-martial. But his trial shed light on the secretive world of the Navy Seals and the military justice system. One morning during the trial, Edward Gallagher did a head roll, stretching his neck muscles while images of a fighter for the so-called Islamic ... Read More »

New ‘panic button’ app aims to increase safety through connectivity | KXAN

A new way to let people know you need help in an emergency hits the market this week. It’s called Rally for Safety and is styled like a “panic button” that connects with an app on the user’s phone. Founders Mike Murphy and Chris Espe used their training as Army Rangers to develop the device/app combination. The pair are now ... Read More »

Navy SEAL acquitted of killing says he made ‘tactical, ethical, moral’ mistakes | PBS

A Navy SEAL who was acquitted of killing a wounded Islamic State captive but convicted of posing with the corpse told a military jury considering his punishment Wednesday that he has made “tactical, ethical, moral” mistakes but learned from them. Special Operator Edward Gallagher, who did not testify during his two-week court-martial, addressed the jurors a day after they acquitted ... Read More »