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Nearly 20 suspects detained in PKK op in Istanbul | Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Special Forces have detained at least 19 suspects with ties to the PKK/KCK terror group, including the deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district. The anti-terror operation involved numerous SF and police units spread across 28 districts in Istanbul, and several weapons along with ammunition were confiscated. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated that Turkey is now “seeing the light at ... Read More »

How U.S. Air Force Special Warfare units are preparing for the future | National Interest

The Air Force Special Warfare units are known for jumping out of airplanes and fighting in high-risk environments. However, in order to be some of the best, they have to focus on things like mental health and physical conditioning. National Interest goes in-depth about what makes their future so promising. Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-us-air-force-special-warfare-units-are-preparing-future-173283 Read More »

The barbell squat and deadlift alternative | Breaking Muscle

One thing that the pandemic taught us is that we can continue with our physical workouts even without the gym equipment. With a little creativity, one alternative for barbell squat and deadlift is doing the medicine ball clean and squat. It is a practical way to train your body with coordination and developing timing to improve strength, balance, stability, and ... Read More »

Self-sabotage: Why you do it and how to stop for good | Nick Wignall

We all have this tendency to undermine our capabilities because of our past experiences. Nick Wignall shares how self-sabotage is a chronic pattern that negatively affects our life, work, and relationship. If you find yourself consistently procrastinating, dealing with substance abuse, chronic lateness, stress eating, or struggling with intimacy and commitment, you have to pause and reflect on how you can ... Read More »

Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source | Reuters

President Trump is considering plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty in 2017 lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian intervention during the 2016 presidential election. If Trump does grant a reprieve to Flynn, it would be the highest-profile pardon issued by the President since he took office. Trump could still ... Read More »

Marine Corps reduces annual training by cutting these requirements | Marine Corps Times

The Marine Corps has decided to reduce several annual training requirements to “enable commanders to focus on events that generate warfighting readiness,” according to an administrative message published Thursday. Tobacco cessation training, social media conduct, combating trafficking, and violence prevention awareness have been eliminated according to the MARADMIN. They will be categorizing the annual training into core and non-core requirements noting that non-core ... Read More »

The forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada | BBC Travel

Canada’s Gulf Islands are comprised of dozens of islands scattered between Vancouver and Southern Vancouver Island. The islands were protected and preserved and were said to be the forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada. The legacy of the early Hawaiian settlers, known as Kanakas, was virtually erased from history after gradual intermarriage with local First Nations or other immigrant groups. During the ... Read More »

Righting the course for America’s special operators | War on the Rocks

After 30 years in the making Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller is elevating the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict. The position will now be on an equal level with the Defense Department service secretaries. This enables special operations to have more power and say without being bypassed and overlooked. War on the Rocks delves ... Read More »

We have met the enemy, and it is us: Restoring American power | Defense One

When President-elect Biden assumes office, he should immediately begin to focus on the American public and domestic affairs. Gregory Foster believes the largest threat facing the united States isn’t Russia or China, but the American people and those who represent us. Recent Pew Research Center polls have shown strong division amongst the American people, as different political parties hate each ... Read More »