Want Daily SOF News Articles and Job Listings Delivered to Your Inbox?

Latest News

Trump Seems to Have Accidentally Revealed the Identities of a Covert Navy SEAL Team on Twitter | Splinter News

Unfortunately for the administration, any goodwill among veterans and their families that he may have picked up from the trip has been undermined by the fact that he seems to have revealed the identities of a covert Navy SEAL team. Trump posted a video on Twitter that showed the team’s faces, which, according to Newsweek’s national security expert James LaPorta, ... Read More »

World’s smallest tic-tac-toe game board made with DNA | Science Daily

Move over Mona Lisa, here comes tic-tac-toe. It was just about a year ago that Caltech scientists in the laboratory of Lulu Qian, assistant professor of bioengineering, announced they had used a technique known as DNA origami to create tiles that could be designed to self-assemble into larger nanostructures that carry predesigned patterns. They chose to make the world’s smallest ... Read More »

Why Netflix Spent $80 Million to Keep Friends for Another Year | Vulture

After a brief scare on Monday, Netflix confirmed Friends would remain on the streaming service “throughout 2019,” forestalling any further freak-outs among fans who’ve grown accustomed to easy, on-demand access to the enduringly popular 1990s sitcom smash. But that doesn’t mean the Central Perk gang will always be there for you — at least not on Netflix. Read More »

GoFundMe says donors in homeless Marine veteran alleged scam refunded | Marine Corps Times

GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam donors out of more than $400,000. GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said Tuesday that “all donors who contributed to this GoFundMe campaign have been fully refunded” and the organization is cooperating fully with ... Read More »

Marine veteran bartender becomes ‘Motorcycle Santa’ for kids in need | Marine Corps Times

A few minutes before Erika Rodriguez’s eyes filled with tears of gratitude, the parking lot at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware was silent, except for a faint buzz from the charity’s impressive Christmas light display. But with the sudden roar of a motorcycle, an instant Christmas celebration appeared, complete with a sleigh full of presents for all, and visits ... Read More »

U.S. Military Pushes Back Against China’s Regional Bullying | Daily Beast

Early this past September, a Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance flight over the South China Sea was harshly warned off by Chinese radio operators stationed on a fortified islet of Mischief Reef: “U.S. military aircraft, you have violated our China sovereignty and infringed on our security and our rights. You need to leave immediately!” The plane was traveling in international airspace ... Read More »

Dunford Addresses Talk of Afghanistan Pullout at Holiday USO Show | Military.com

The mission for troops in Afghanistan continues as planned, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said amid reports of a partial pullout from the country. “There’s all kinds of rumors swirling around,” Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford told hundreds of U.S. troops gathered Monday at a USO celebrity holiday event. “The mission you have today is the same ... Read More »

US military establishes 2 new bases along Syrian border – report | AMN

The U.S. military has established two new bases along the Iraqi-Syrian border, the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday. Citing an Iraqi official, the Anadolu Agency said the U.S. military established the two bases in the western countryside of the Al-Anbar. “The U.S. Army has established two new military facilities in uninhabited parts of the province,” Farhan al-Duleimi, a ... Read More »

Col. David Hunt: Maj. Golsteyn deserves a presidential pardon on an unjust murder charge | Fox News

If anyone deserves a presidential pardon in this Christmas season, it’s Army Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, a heroic former Special Forces officer who risked his life for our country in Afghanistan. Golsteyn is the victim of a grave injustice – now unbelievably facing a murder charge for the death of a Taliban bombmaker who built a bomb that killed two U.S. ... Read More »

Himalayan marmot genome offers clues to life at extremely high altitudes | Science Daily

Himalayan marmots can survive at altitudes up to 5,000 meters in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan and on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China, where many of them face extreme cold, little oxygen, and few other resources. Now, researchers have sequenced the first complete Himalayan marmot genome, which may help them to better explain how the marmots live ... Read More »

Tiny implantable device short-circuits hunger pangs, aids weight loss | Science Daily

More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a “rising pandemic.” New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge. In laboratory testing, the devices helped rats shed almost ... Read More »

Mattis’ sudden departure leaves uncertainty in the Pentagon | Military Times

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation Thursday — and President Donald Trump’s retaliatory swifter removal Sunday — raised concerns as to whether anyone could now serve as a check on the president. “I was at the airport yesterday,” said former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who served under President Barack Obama. “I had five different people recognize me, came up to ... Read More »