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Nigerian Army Special Forces Arrest 12 Herdsmen In Benue | Naija News

“Troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade presently taking part in the EX AYEM AKPATUMA have arrested another 12 herdsmen engaged in the destructive activities on the farmlands on the 17 March 2018.” “The suspects were arrested during the visit of the Presidential Assessment Team to MBAYER/YANDEV and KAAMBEE wards of Benue State.”  “On search of the general area 2 motorcycles ... Read More »

Fifteen Years After the Start of the Iraq War, the U.S. Is at War in at Least Seven Countries | Slate

Fifteen years ago today, George W. Bush announced the beginning of the Iraq war. Two U.S. presidents, thousands of lives lost, a withdrawal and a reengagement later, American troops are still on the ground—and dying—in Iraq. There are no plans for withdrawal, even though the most recent foe there—ISIS—has been almost entirely defeated. The conflict in Iraq is just one facet of an ... Read More »

Meet Chesty XV, the new Marine Corps mascot | Marine Corps Times

A new Marine recruit will be stepping his little paws on the famous yellow footprints on his way to becoming the Corps’ newest mascot. English bulldog recruit Chesty XV starts training next week to replace the retiring Chesty XIV, according to Marine officials. But don’t expect drill instructors in this pup’s face: He’ll shadow Chesty XIV as part of his training ... Read More »

VOICE CHAT APP ZELLO TURNED A BLIND EYE TO JIHADIS FOR YEARS | Wired

IN THE EARLY morning of September 9, 2016, Bill Moore, CEO of the Austin-based walkie-talkie app company Zello, contacted the Middle East Media Research Institute. He was seeking a copy of a report MEMRI had recently published describing how ISIS members and supporters were using Zello, which allows people to send voice messages to each other in private and also public ... Read More »

‘He was golden’: PJ killed in Iraq crash remembered as outdoorsman, loyal friend | Air Force Times

Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, one of seven airmen killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in western Iraq, was remembered as an avid outdoorsman and devoted friend who had a knack for bringing people from different backgrounds together. Enis, a 31-year-old Air Force Reserve airman and pararescueman with the 308th Rescue Squadron, 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, also worked as a commercial ... Read More »

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Train Special Operations Airmen | Markets Insider

The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training and support for AFSOC Special Operation Forces (SOF) aircrews and assets. The Air Commando Training and Support (ACTS) contract has the ... Read More »

NAVY SEAL WHO KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN CALLS ON U.S. TO RELEASE REAL PHOTOS OF CORPSE | Newsweek

The Navy SEAL who is said to have killed Osama bin Laden claims images showing the corpse of the Al-Qaeda chief are fake and that the real ones should be made public. Robert O’Neill made the claim in an interview with the newspaper El Mundo about his role in the tracking down of the world’s most-wanted man in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 11, 2011. ... Read More »

Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach | The Guardian

The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giant’s biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica – a company owned ... Read More »

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army capture Afrin city | Al Jazeera

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels captured the centre of Afrin in northwest Syria after Kurdish fighters who were in control evacuated the city in order to fight another day. Turkey’s military said in a tweet on Sunday that troops were searching for landmines and other explosive devices in the area. “Many of the terrorists had turned tail and ... Read More »

Special operation forces battle Arctic conditions during Arctic Edge 18 | DVIDS News

The U.S. military conducts mission-based training events year-round, but Arctic Edge 2018 is a unique opportunity that has brought over 1,500 U.S. military personnel from more than 20 units together to train in arctic conditions throughout the Alaska range. For special operations forces based in Colorado, it is an ideal environment to test their ability to operate in those extreme ... Read More »

Source:  CENTCOM chief: US focused on growing Afghan Air Force, SOF | Jane’s 360

US efforts to build up a struggling Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are focused on air power and special operations forces to help the government regain territory, according to Army General Joseph Votel, head of US Central Command (CENTCOM). Afghan Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Afghan Air Force “have been very good programmes” and CENTCOM is building ... Read More »

MEGHAN MARKLE ‘KIDNAPPED’ BY SPECIAL FORCES IN ROYAL TERROR TRAINING | Newsweek

Actress Meghan Markle, who will marry the U.K.’s Prince Harry in November, has undergone terror training in preparation for her future status as a member of the British Royal Family. The 36-year-old took part in a two-day training course run by Britain’s SAS special forces to prepare her for worst-case emergency situations, The Mercury News reported. As part of the kidnap and rescue portion of the ... Read More »