Category Special Operations

Threat Assessment #Fail: al-Qaeda Quietly Growing, By Design

Conclusion: A critical concern for the coming year is that terrorists could export battlefield tactics to populated urban centers far from war zones. Examples of this include ISIS’s use of drones for attacks and the potential for chemical weapons attacks. So when I look at the threat picture over the next year, I see one […]

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali

Inside France’s Secret War Against Jihadists Of Mali By Alidad Vassigh, www.worldcrunch.com View Original February 12th, 2018 BANDIAGARA — The Twin Otter plane flies full speed over the battlefield, though low enough to almost scrape the tops of acacia trees. At one point its wingtips seem dangerously close to smashing into the jagged cliffs. But there’s a reason […]

POTUS Seeks 11 Percent SOCOM Budget Increase

Excerpt:   One of the largest proposed increases is in SOCom’s procurement budget, which would jump nearly 40 percent to $3.1 billion.   The request, however, would see a 6.5 percent decrease in the amount of money spent on research, development, testing and evaluation, to $602 million. The President’s proposal also calls for a 45 […]

National Museum Of Intelligence & Special Operations

The OSS Society is building the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations in Loudoun County, Virginia. The eight-acre site is close to Dulles International Airport. The museum will honor Americans serving at the “tip of the spear.” It will educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation […]

National Intelligence & Special Operations Museum Planned In Loudoun County VA.

National Intelligence Museum Planned in Loudoun’s Kincora Development loudounnow.com · by LoudounNow Loudoun’s Kincora development is shaping up to a cultural center. Today, plans were formally announced for the construction of a museum dedicated to telling the story of the nation’s intelligence agencies and special operations forces. The National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations will be built just […]

SOCOM Is Snatching Up A Handful Of Feisty New Personal Defense Weapons

SOCOM Is Snatching Up A Handful Of Feisty New Personal Defense Weapons taskandpurpose.com · by Jared Keller · February 6, 2018 U.S. Special Operations Command intends to transform some of its standard-issue M4 carbines into Sig Sauer MCX Rattler personal defense weapons, apparently satisfying the command’s year-long hunt for the daintiest little assault rifle on the market. The contract with Sig Sauer, […]

HASC Chair Thornberry On National Defense Strategy & Nuclear Posture Review

  HASC Press Release <HASC.Communications@mail.house.gov> 9:29 AM (19 minutes ago) THORNBERRY ON NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY & NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Full Committee’s hearing entitled, “The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review.” For […]

The CIA’s Shadow War Against North Korean Smuggling

  David Maxwell Comment:  “Key to the strategic strangulation (or extreme pressure) campaign.” Excerpts: Pompeo’s comment brings to mind cloak-and-dagger images: Spies and double agents working crooked businessmen, satellite analysts pouring over images of North Korea, and Navy SEALS monitoring ships. Based on what we know, cracking the black market that supports Kim Jong-un’s regime […]

White House Wants Pentagon To Offer More Options On North Korea

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell’s Comment:  “I just wonder if the Administration is not conducting a massive information and influence campaign to support policy and strategy for north Korea.   As I have […]

My Father Fought The CIA’s Secret War In Laos

The comments highlighted in blue below are by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell:  Joe Celeski (retired SF Colonel, former Commander of 3d SFG) is writing what I believe will be the definitive history on the employment of US Special Forces in […]