Category Army

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles

Special Operators In Syria Are First American Unit To Use Computerized Sights On Their Rifles thedrive.com · by Joseph Trevithick · June 1, 2020 US Army SHARE Photos have emerged showing U.S. special operators training to use an advanced optical sighting system for their carbines, including against targets simulating small drones, at the strategic At Tanf garrison in southern Syria. This […]

Win Without Fighting: China Waging A Maritime Insurgency – Could Beat U.S. Without Firing A Shot

Win Without Fighting The United States is devoting significant energy to preparing for great power war, but China is waging a maritime insurgency—and could win without firing a shot. By Hunter Stires June 2020 Proceedings Vol. 146/6/1,408 usni.org · June 1, 2020 The prioritization of China as the Department of Defense’s pacing threat and the renewed […]

Back To The Shadows: The Future Role Of Special Ops

David Maxwell Comment:  “My 2 cents.  In addition to the high end CT capabilities that we have raised to a high art form (the ability to capture or kill any high value target at the time and place of our choosing), I think SOF’s real value and comparative advantages lie in what I call the […]

Don Bendell: Green Berets, ‘What Were They, Daddy?’

Don Bendell: Green Berets, ‘What were they, daddy?’ fayobserver.com · by Don Bendell Closing the JFK Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg would destroy a legacy of military history that should always be revered and remembered. I just learned that the USA Special Operations Command is closing the JFK Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg. Closing this […]

By Air And Sea, Mercenaries Landed In Libya. Then The Plan Went South.

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. Then the Plan Went South. The New York Times · by Declan Walsh · May 25, 2020 A short-lived mission uncovered by U.N. investigators offers a glimpse into the world of those who have thrived off Libya’s chaos. Years of conflict have left the center of Benghazi in ruins. In […]

Secret Military Mission Uncovered In Libya; Including Australian, British, And U.S. Operatives

Secret military mission uncovered in Libya dailytelegraph.com.au · May 25, 2020 United Nations experts have unmasked a secret mission of private western forces in Libya, including Australian, British and US military operatives, according to a confidential report seen by dpa. At least 20 people from Australia, France, Malta, South Africa, Britain and the United States were […]

The Trailer Just Dropped For ‘The Outpost’ — A New Movie About One Of The Bloodiest Battles Of The Afghan War

See the video at this link: https://taskandpurpose.com/entertainment/the-outpost-movie-trailer?jwsource=fb&fbclid=IwAR2ZMGy0eeIcnEZ1CAW7_wkEOmnpaVLjhn0MG-Upb4W4cmewgYNpN6xEcGY The trailer just dropped for ‘The Outpost’ — a new movie about one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghan War taskandpurpose.com · by James Clark The trailer for The Outpost, an upcoming military thriller about the Battle of Kamdesh, has finally arrived. Based on the book of the same name by […]

The Pentagon’s $800M Effort To Embed AI In Decisions In ‘All Tiers’

The Pentagon’s $800M Effort to Embed AI In Decisions in ‘All Tiers’ That’s the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to Booz Allen Hamilton. defenseone.com · by Nextgov By Aaron Boyd Senior Editor, Nextgov, Nextgov Read bio 12:19 AM ET That’s the goal of a five-year task order from the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center […]

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, In Connection With Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan

U.S. Arrests Former Green Beret, Son, in Connection with Carlos Ghosn Escape From Japan Michael and Peter Taylor are arrested in Ghosn case, extradition to Japan is sought https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-arrests-former-green-beret-son-in-connection-with-ghosn-escape-from-japan-11589984215 By Mark Maremont and Nick Kostov Updated May 20, 2020 11:26 am ET U.S. authorities arrested a former Green Beret and his son on suspicion they […]

How AI Will Soon Change Special Operations

David Maxwell Comment:  “Hopefully these capabilities will pan out.  With all due respect to the commander and the comments are probably taken out of context, I think we have to change our mindset in influence from being reactive.  Rather than think about what people are thinking and reacting to messaging ,or counter-messaging, we need to […]