Category Special Operations

China Proposes Halt To U.S. Military Exercises In South Korea: Beijing Brokering ‘Dual Suspension’ Of U.S. War Games & Nuke Missile Tests By Pyongyang

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/press-conference-recommendations-for-arming-ukraine-presented-by-general-breedlove-and-others-300477124.html China Proposes Halt to U.S. Military Exercises in South Korea at Talks Beijing brokering ‘dual suspension’ of U.S. war games and nuclear, missile tests by Pyongyang http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-proposes-halt-u-s-military-exercises-south-korea-talks/ US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is followed by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to conduct a two question press conference after meeting with Chinese State […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

A New Breed Of Advisory Team: Security Force Assistance Brigades To Collaborate With Special Ops Forces

A NEW BREED OF ADVISORY TEAM: SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADES TO COLLABORATE WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES MAJ. GEN. JAMES B. LINDER MAJ. GEN. ERIC J. WESLEY CAPT. ELLIOT S. GRANT Monday, June 19, 2017 In 2016, the U.S. Army assigned the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, to advise and assist the Iraqi Army […]

BREAKING NEWS: Otto Warmbier, 22yr. Old UVA Student & Hostage Of North Korea Dies Six Days After Being Brought Back To The U.S. From Pyongyang

Numerous media outlets are reporting that University of Virginia student, American Otto Warmbier has died, just six days after being ‘released’ by North Korea after being taken hostage by the despotic regime of Kim Jung-Un. It may be a bridge too far; and, I defer to David Maxwell and other Korea experts — but, one […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria

U.S. Fighter Jets Shoot Down Syrian SU-22 Fighter/Bomber Over Syria — Shortly After Syrian Government Fighter Jet Bombed U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels In Northern Syria https://fortunascorner.com      Details are still coming in; but, I will not have time to do additional updates on this — this evening.  The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. F/A-18 fighter […]

The Special Operations Forces Christmas List

The Special Operations Forces Christmas List By Stu Bradin, www.linkedin.com View Original June 15th, 2017 Although the summer heat may not feel like the season for giving, I assure you that it is. This time each year the U.S. Congress starts building the budget for the next fiscal year. During this time the Military Services send to […]

Syria War: The Battle For The Capital Of ISIS – Part I & II By Yalensis‎

Awful Avalanche https://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com June 12, 2017 Syria War: The Battle for the Capital of ISIS – Part I by Yalensis‎ [Text with linkshttps://awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/syria-war-the-battle-for-the-capital-of-isis-part-i/] Dear Readers: You may be aware that the Syria War entered a new stage in the past week or so.  Things are looking up for the combined forces of the Syrian Army, […]

The Trump Budget Still Shortchanges The Military: By HASC Chairman, (Rep./Texas) Mac Thornberry

     Now we can more fully understand why the FY18 NDAA signed out by Rep. Thornberry over the weekend was annotated to reflect the NDAA was being published/released “By Request,” which meant that it did not yet have the backing of the Chairman of the HASC.  The below makes clear where the HASC Chair […]

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle

Palantir Goes From Pentagon Outsider To Mattis’ Inner Circle By Bryan Bender, Jacqueline Klimas, www.politico.com View Original June 11th, 2017 At least three members of the Defense secretary’s inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company. At least three Pentagon officials close to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis either worked, lobbied or consulted for the company […]