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Monday, November 29, 2021

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By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs | Ben Milligan

Ben Milligan is a former Navy SEAL and leading Naval Special Warfare historian. He brings firsthand experience and insight as a combat veteran in his new book, By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs. This fundamental new...

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs. | David Philipps

“Was Gallagher a hero or a murderer? A role model, or a man unhinged? Did he commit the crime, or were his own men in Alpha Team out to get him, as he claimed?” This is how Brad Willis,...

Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior | Ric Prado

Enrique “Ric” Prado is a paramilitary, counterterrorism, and special/clandestine operations specialist.  Mr. Prado is a twenty-four-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as an Operations Officer in six overseas posts.  He was Deputy Chief of Station...

Book excerpt: ‘The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat’ | Military Times

War is always a nightmare. These wars shattered all sense of purpose or proportion. They describe how Americans have experienced battle and the impacts it has had, despite being terrifying and existentially perplexing. They're worth comparing because of what...

Never Enough – Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning | Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes is a former Commander of SEAL Team TWO and spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL. He was also a White House Fellow and served two years as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National...

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US-backed SDF arrest three suspected ISIS members in northeast Syria | Kurdistan 24

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in combination with the US-led coalition against ISIS conducted an operation in northeast Syria...

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