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Look to Norway? Yes. | Defense One

President Donald Trump says the United States should admit more immigrants from countries like Norway. We should look to Norway, but not for immigrants. We should look to Norway for lessons in how to resist Russian efforts to subvert our democracy. Norway is fighting Russia far better than Trump. When Trump’s remarks were reported last week, I was in Oslo representing the OSS Society at ... Read More »

Navy veteran’s mother denied visa to attend son’s funeral | Navy Times

A U.S. Navy veteran’s mother was denied two visa requests to attend her son’s funeral in Arkansas this past December, according to WREG-TV. Ngoc Truong, 22, left the Navy in October after serving for four years. He planned to study graphic design in Florida, but was diagnosed shortly after his discharge with leukemia. He died on Dec. 17, 2017. Truong’s father, ... Read More »

Somalia: Special Forces break though militant base in Leego

The Somali government army claimed fresh military success against extremists in the south of the country, saying its troops destroyed a key base during an operation. General Ahmed Abdullahi, the commander-in-chief of the U.S.-trained Special Forces Unit, known as Danab unit told army radio that 10 Al-Shabab militants were killed after the commandos targeted and wiped out their base in ... Read More »

Special Forces nourishes legacy, remembers SSG Gumbs | DVIDS News

Staff Sgt. Wallace Gumbs, a Green Beret, was killed Jan. 6 1968, during a demolitions training accident while training rural Thai Provincial Police units during the U.S. Special Forces led in counter-insurgency operations course in Camp Chaw Haw, Korat, Thailand. Gumbs’ memorial was erected shortly after his untimely death by the Camp Chaw Haw Commander, Police Maj. Gen. Chookiat Partipasaen ... Read More »

DoD reports spike in contractors in Iraq | Military Times

The number of civilian contractors supporting U.S. and coalition operations in Iraq against the Islamic State is on the rise, even as major military operations there have ceased, according to new figures released by U.S. Central Command, From January 2017 to January 2018 the number of Defense Department contractors in Iraq rose 37 percent, from 3,592 to 4,927, according to ... Read More »

Navy filing homicide charges for McCain, Fitzgerald commanders | Navy Times

The commanders of two warships that collided with commercial vessels in the west Pacific last summer, killing 17 sailors, will face negligent homicide and other criminal charges, Navy officials said Tuesday. Four destroyer Fitzgerald officers, including skipper Cmdr. Bryce Benson, will face charges of negligent homicide, dereliction of duty and hazarding a vessel for the June 17 incident that killed seven sailors off ... Read More »

A Year After Trump, Davos Elite Fear Cyberattacks and War | Bloomberg

The threat of large-scale cyberattacks and a “deteriorating geopolitical landscape” since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have jumped to the top of the global elite’s list of concerns, the World Economic Forum said ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The growing cyber-dependency of governments and companies, and the associated risks of hacking by criminals or hostile ... Read More »

Please don’t kill the blogs | Seth’s Blog

To the gmail team, You’ve built a tool for a billion people. Most of my blog readers use it every day, and so do I. Thanks for creating an effective way for people to connect to the people and ideas they care about. That comes with responsibility. The same responsibility that the postal service has… to deliver the mail. I’m ... Read More »

David Miller Undergraduate scholarship / Post Graduate Fellowship Programs for Dependent Students of Former / Active SEALS

David Miller Undergraduate scholarship / Post Graduate Fellowship Programs for Dependent Students of Former / Active SEALS Former candidates (now college graduates) and current freshman/sophomore year college (under-graduates) eligible for NSWDG Scholarships please see attached program offering. Eligibility pool for David C. Miller Fellowship / Scholarship program is aligned to NSWDG Scholarship program (but offered pre & post college graduation ... Read More »

SO1 Larkin Inurnment

FINAL REST US Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Ryan Francis Larkin Arlington National Cemetery Friday, October 13th, 2017 9:00am Ryan will be inurned in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery. Family, friends and teammates are requested to arrive at the Administration Building 45 minutes ahead (8:15am) of the burial ceremony, scheduled for 9:00am. Chaplain of the United States Senate, ... Read More »

SOFWIC 2017 EVENT

2017 Special Operations Forces Warrior Industry Collaboration (SOFWIC) & JSOC Capabilities and Technology Expo (JCTE) Solutions Event Synopsis: A. The Program Executive Office Special Operations Forces Warrior (PEO-SW) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) will be holding “Industry Collaboration Days” on 15-16 November 2017. The purpose of this event is to provide industry with an opportunity for a focused engagement ... Read More »