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Marine lieutenant charged with murder of man found buried in Joshua Tree National Park | MarineCorps Times

It’s a classic story about a young enlisted man rising through the ranks, earning his bars as a commissioned officer and then getting charged with murder. Well, the latter usually isn’t part of that tale. But for Marine Corps 1st Lt. Curtis Lee Krueger, a communications officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 7 out of Twentynine Palms, California, that’s exactly what ... Read More »

Revealed: Green Beret charged with murdering Taliban bombmaker’ confessed to killing Afghan | Daily Mail

A Green Beret charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb-maker but hailed a ‘hero’ by Donald Trump killed him at the end of four battle-scarred days and after vowing revenge for two fallen comrades, military documents reveal. Matthew L. Golsteyn said he killed a Taliban bomb-maker in cold blood in a shallow grave, dug it up under cover of darkness ... Read More »

Two teens indicted in death of Barksdale airman | AirForce Times

Two Louisiana teenagers are charged as adults in the shooting death of an airman who was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. News outlets report 18-year-old Jareona Crosby and 15-year-old Alonzo Wilson, both of Bossier City, were indicted Dec. 10 for second-degree murder in the slaying of 30-year-old Air Force Technical Sgt. Joshua Kidd. Kidd, of Moneta, Virginia, was killed ... Read More »

Born in Belgium, raised in ISIS: ‘I want to come home’

At a recent counterterrorism conference held by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism in Brussels, Belgium, a seven-year-old’s words touched the issues currently pressing upon the heart of Europe more deeply than any of those made by the many high-level international experts speaking there.   Read More »

SOFX Expert Review: Century Arms M92 | LTC (R) Jim Lechner

The M92 Zastava PAP by Century Arms is a reliable, effective and exotic pistol that can fill a variety of requirements.  Imported by Century Arms from Yugoslavia, the AK47 platform brings with it a reputation built on decades of reliable performance on the modern battlefield.  The M92 PAP is based upon the AK47 but reduced in size, similar to the ... Read More »

Ethics and Our SOF Culture 7 A Call To Action SOCOM | General Raymond Thomas

Teammates, Our Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity conflict and I are sending out the attached cosigned guidance on ethics for everyone in the command. It is focused on our Special Operations community and builds on ethics guidance provided by the Secretary of Defense. Trust 7 among teammates and especially with our Nation eis our currency ... Read More »

Pentagon’s new strategy means balancing act in Africa for U.S. special ops | The Washington Times

  The Pentagon’s decision to draw down 10 percent of its counterterrorism operations in Africa comes as Russia and China are aggressively ramping up efforts to expand their influence on the continent. The decision has left the sizable contingent of American troops, a majority consisting of U.S. special operations forces, stationed in Africa with the unenviable task of balancing the ... Read More »

2019 may be the hottest year yet—here’s why

    An El Niño event is very likely under way, amping up extreme weather already made worse by climate change and increasing the odds that 2019 will be the hottest year in recorded human history, scientists warn. Read More »

Meet the U.S. Army’s 5 Next Super Weapons (Russia and China Should Worry)

The U.S. Army already fields an impressive array of weapons. But as the U.S. Army prepares itself for potential conflicts against high-tech Russian and Chinese armies, the Army is working on a slew of new systems ranging from tanks to missiles. The result will be the gradual disappearance of the familiar weapons born during the Cold War — the Abrams ... Read More »