Category Special Operations

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program

Congress Seeks More Control Over North Africa Counterterror Program al-monitor.com · by Bryant Harris · November 13, 2018   Bryant Harris November 13, 2018p Article SummaryLawmakers want a coherent strategy for the desert region from the Donald Trump administration.REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinRep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, speaks at the Capitol Hill National Security Forum at the US Capitol in Washington, June 21, […]

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead

General, Five Others Reprimanded In Connection With 2017 Ambush That Left Four Dead Stars and Stripes Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks received a reprimand for insufficient oversight of of his officers in connection with death of four U.S. soldiers in 2017, The New York Times reported. U.S. AIR FORCE By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 5, 2018 […]

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background And Issues For Congress

The most current SOF report from CRS can be downloaded at this link:https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/RS/RS21048   U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress Updated October 29, 2018     Congressional Research Service https://crsreports.congress.gov RS21048     Summary  Special Operations Forces (SOF) play a significant role in U.S. military operations and, in recent years, have been given greater responsibility for […]

Israel Silent As Iran Hit By Computer Virus More Lethal Than Stuxnet – Iran’s Critical Infrastructure And Strategic Networks Under Assault

Israel Silent As Iran Hit By Computer Virus More Lethal Than Stuxnet – Iran’s Critical Infrastructure And Strategic Networks Under Assault https://fortunascorner.com     The Times Of Israel (ToI) is reporting late today (Oct. 31, 2018) that the Government of Israel is remaining silent, as a computer virus more lethal and damaging than the Stuxnet virus/malware […]

Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know?

Analysis | Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know? The Washington Post · by Deborah Avant · October 19, 2018 The carcass of a car reportedly destroyed in an airstrike during clashes near the eastern entrance of the Yemeni city of Hodeida, as coalition forces seized rebel supply routes into […]

ISIS ‘Leader’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Reportedly Orders 320 Of His Followers To Be Killed For Disloyalty

ISIS ‘Leader’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Reportedly Orders 320 Of His Followers To Be Killed For Disloyalty https://fortunascorner.com Buried in the news of Hurricane Michael, the correction in the U.S. stock market, and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, was a story posted to the October 11, 2018 edition of the DailyMail about turmoil and chaos within the Islamic […]

Who Will Replace Mattis?

Who Will Replace Mattis? Foreign Policy · by Lara Seligman · October 15, 2018 Report Trump signals in an interview that his defense secretary might be out. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to members of the press before a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images) Rumors have circulated for months that U.S. […]

The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan

Opinion The Last Americans Fighting In Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines where Special Forces battle the Islamic State. Operational Detachment Alpha members using high-powered telescopes to search for Islamic State fighters hidden in the mountains.CreditCreditPhotographs by Andrew Quilty Opinion The Last Americans Fighting in Afghanistan A rare look at the front lines […]

CENTCOM Commander: Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening

CENTCOM Commander: Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan Isn’t Happening By Jeff Schogol, taskandpurpose.com View Original October 4th, 2018 Neither the Afghan government nor the U.S. military believes in Erik Prince’s plan to privatize the war in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command said on Thursday. Erik Prince, founder of the company that used to be known as […]

Erik Prince, In Kabul, Pushes Privatization Of The Afghan War

Erik Prince, In Kabul, Pushes Privatization Of The Afghan War The Washington Post · by Karen DeYoung · October 4, 2018 Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater and now chairman of Frontier Services, in Hong Kong in March 2017. (Justin Chin/Bloomberg News) More than a year after his plan to privatize the Afghan war was first shot down by […]