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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider Recon helicopter performs first flight demos for Army leaders | Military.com

For the first time ever, Sikorsky's S-97 Raider Recon helicopter has performed its first flight demos for Army leaders. Specifically, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin subsidiary, has successfully pulled off two demonstrations for service leaders and soldiers at Redstone Arsenal...

These are the 7 finest moments in Army history | We Are the Mighty

As the US Army continues to stand strong against strong against fascists, dictators, and kings, here are some of their top defining moments in history. During the Battle of the Bulge, American Army paratroopers rushed to hold back massive...

Why Australia is in hysterics over a ‘navy twerking’ dance | BBC News

During the commissioning ceremony on Saturday for a new ship, 101 Doll Squadron were hired by the Royal Australian Navy to perform. During the ceremony, the group performed a dance number with steps that included thumps, thrusts, and butt...

Afghanistan: ‘We have won the war, America has lost’, say Taliban | BBC News

"The government forces are just there by the main market, but they can't leave their bases. This territory belongs to the mujahideen," a local Taliban military commander said regarding an area of Balkh. Taliban fighters were lined up along...

7 light tanks the Army used to operate | We Are the Mighty

The US Army is getting closer to adding a light tank back into its inventory as the Mobile Protected Firepower program has reached the testing and evaluation phase. This news is not really surprising since the Army has owned...

Navy developing land-based Unmanned Vehicle testing sites as early design work continues | USNI News

As the Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel prototype water test is almost complete, the US Navy has already started arrangements for a land-based test. According to Rear Adm. Casey Moton, the program executive officer for unmanned and small combatants, the...

Big changes coming to Army Stryker brigades | Army Times

It is expected that the Army’s vehicles will be changed soon, except for the Stryker, infantry’s carrier vehicle. Stryker will remain as the central infantry carrier until 2040 or beyond. According to Col. Damien Mason, director of the Army...

Army’s Precision Grenadier program is about to face its first real test | Military.com

In the next couple of months Army Futures Command (AFC) is set to decide whether weapons officials will get another shot at equipping infantry squads. Specifically, the weapons officials should equip infantry squads with a precision airburst weapon for...

The US’ lost, ancient megacity | BBC Travel

Thousand years ago, the Mississippian settlement called Cahokia was renowned for bashes that went on for days. Cahokia was once located near the modern US city of St Louis, Missouri, which is now known as a Unesco site. Back...

Army Corps names 2 new boats for fallen Georgia soldiers | Army Times

The Army Corps of Engineers has acquired two new boats, which they named after two fallen soldiers from Georgia. Specifically, the boats are named after Army Staff Sgt. Vernon W. Martin of Savannah and Army Spc. Christopher J. Holland...

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Afghan Special Forces break a Taliban jail in a night raid, 20 captives freed | Khaama Press

In a night operation, the Afghan Special Forces stormed a Taliban prison in the Western Nimroz province, where they...

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