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The good, the bad and the ugly killing of Qassem Soleimani | The Hill

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has been a controversial topic. While almost everyone agrees that he was a terrible person who got what he deserved, some believe the way the U.S. went about it was highly irresponsible. “The good” behind his death is that the general contributed to the death of hundreds of American soldiers and staged numerous ... Read More »

Former Green Beret pleads guilty to stealing government money while on Afghan deployment | Army Times

Former Sgt. 1st Class William Todd Chamberlain pleaded guilty to conspiracy and receiving stolen government property. While a sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled, he is facing up to 15 years in prison. He was indicted in 2014 along with four other soldiers in his unit. The men used funds to purchase what they called “mission critical items,” when ... Read More »

General Milley says U.S. looking to reduce troops deployment in Africa | i24 News

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has expressed his ideas for shifting the military presence in Africa to focus more resources on the Middle East or the Continental United States. Carrying out operations with national forces against jihadists, Washington currently has some 7,000 special forces on rotation in Africa. This announcement comes shortly after President ... Read More »

Over 1,100 cadets graduate from Afghan Special Forces’ training school | The Financial Express

1,123 cadets have graduated from the special forces training school in Afghanistan on Monday. Joining the Afghan National Army, they completed their training in Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps in Kabul. Afghan security forces have recently increased their presence in order to continue the fight against the Taliban. Militants have been working to take over territory and reassert themselves ... Read More »

Iran nuclear deal: European powers trigger dispute mechanism | BBC

Iran has been slowly creating more enriched uranium, a substance that can be used for reactor fuel and in the production of nuclear weapons. While they claim to be allowed this production material due to the U.S. abandoning their deal in 2018, the UK, France and Germany are stating otherwise. Lined out in article 36 of the 2015 nuclear deal, ... Read More »

Australia to cull 10,000 camels with snipers amid drought concerns | DW

Australian authorities have begun to cull large herds of camels in South Australia as they begin to threaten indigenous communities. The continued drought has caused the herds to push closer to villages, threatening their water and food supply.  “Up to 10,000 camels will be destroyed in accordance with the highest standards of animal welfare,” the APY Lands executive committee has stated. ... Read More »

Veteran tapped as new leader of United Way | The Journal Gazette

Matthew Purkey served in the Marine Corps before taking on his civilian role as financial manager in special operations for the Air Force. He has a master’s degree in human services specializing in executive leadership, and he is finishing up a Ph.D. in strategic leadership. Chosen to be the next president and CEO of United Way after the previous president ... Read More »

Russell Wilson reveals how to think like a champion | Men’s Health

In his new book, It Takes What It Takes, Russell Wilson’s personal mental conditioning coach says to focus on neutral thinking rather than positive thoughts. Wilson comments that when you’re losing or having a bad game, the “think positive thoughts” and hype talk feels fake, rather than encouraging. Instead, focus on neutral thinking where you accept the truth of what ... Read More »

The ‘Jeopardy!’ Greatest of All Time Tournament reveals a brutal truth about life that few people are willing to admit | Inc.

Brad Rutter, Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer were the most successful contestants on Jeopardy! between the number of games and money won. Jennings has three wins, needing only one more to be declared the ultimate champion. Holzhauer has one win. Rutter has zero. More comes into play here than just being smart, such as physical, mental and strategic aspects. In ... Read More »

Green Beret who died during freefall training was 3rd Group team sergeant | Army Times

The Green Beret who died on Tuesday during a military freefall training event near Eloy has been identified to be Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman from 3rd Special Forces Group. Eloy, Arizona is a common location for advanced parachute training. According to Army Special Operations Command spokesman, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, the incident is still under investigation and the manner in ... Read More »

Hundreds swim to honor fallen Navy SEALs | WFLA

The 11th Annual Tampa Bay Frogman 5K Swim saw a turnout of more than 180 participants this past week. Swimming 3.1 miles from Gandy Beach to Picnic Island, the swimmers are raising money for the Navy SEAL Foundation. $4 million has been raised in the past ten years for Gold Star families from the event. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides ... Read More »

A family of paratroopers | DVIDS

Clocking in over 500 jumps, Command Sgt. Maj. Terry M. Sanchez, command sergeant major of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), completed his final career jump at Fort Benning. Participating in the jump with him was his son, Pvt. Diego A. Sanchez assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. Command Sgt. Maj. Sanchez commented on the bittersweet moment of passing on the ... Read More »