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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Monday, September 27, 2021

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Navy offers retention bonuses up to $125,000 for eligible special warfare officers | Navy Times

Eligible Naval special warfare officers could receive a retention bonus for $125,000 for three or five years of service. You must have a minimum of 15 years of active-duty commissioned service and an officers with designators 1130 or 1137....

Kosovo leader Thaci in Hague detention over war crimes charges | BBC News

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci resigned from office to face war crimes charges during Kosovo’s 1998-1999 independence war against Serbia. He said his resignation would "defend the integrity of the state" while on trial. A special prosecutor accused Mr. Thaci...

US Marines officially training in Taiwan for 1st time since 1979 | Taiwan News

The Marine raiders and the Taiwanese Marines will be working together in training on various skills like assault boats and speed infiltration. To start this new training both had to jump through hoops of making sure it would be...

GySgt Danny Draher: From New York to Force Recon, from Marine Raider to family man | We Are the Mighty

GySgt Danny Draher shares his inspiring life story in the military and now as a family man. He was a seasoned former Reconnaissance Marine and current Marine Raider with more than eighteen years in the Marine Corps. In this...

9 of the best survival knives money can buy | Task & Purpose

A solid survival knife must be both durable and versatile. These knives come handy and are designed to assist when outdoors or bushcraft, whether it is hunting, camping, or simply persevering in the wilderness. If you are looking for...

What it’s like to get locked out of Google indefinitely | Business Insider

Cleroth, a game developer who asked not to use his real name, shared his experience in the implications of getting locked out of Google accounts. His account was suspended because he was said to violate the terms of service. He...

Business in discarded US military goods is booming as Kandahar base empties out | Stars & Stripes

With the decision of the US pulling out troops in Afghanistan and shutting down bases as part of a Feb. 29 deal struck with the Taliban, vendors at Kabul’s Bush Bazaar takes advantage of received goods from Bagram Airfield...

Pig ear sandwich: An iconic dish of the American South | BBC Travel

The Big Apple Inn is a soul food joint in the Farish Street of Jackson, Mississippi. Their famous dish is their pig ear sandwich. Loyal customers come back with their crispy and tasty pork flavors. Pig ears are an...

China appears to be testing a brand-new military exoskeleton | Task & Purpose

China’s military appears to be scaling up and testing brand new exoskeletons to help soldiers in carrying heavy loads with ease. CCTV 7 channel showed footage of People’s Liberation Army soldiers at the country's Wuxi Joint Logistic Support Centre...

The Pentagon is building a school to teach the force how to defeat drones | Defense News

The Pentagon is making plans in creating a training ground to teach the force in defeating drone threats. Creating a training element toward countering small drones is one part of the Pentagon’s larger effort to develop enduring C-sUAS. The...

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Army Identifies Green Beret Who Died During Dive Training in Reservoir | Military.com

Staff Sgt. Paul Lincoln Olmstead was 29 years old when he passed away during an underwater training exercise last...

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