Category Special Operations

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 […]

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE

Sabotage And Subversion: The Secret Operations Of The SOE forces.net · by James Wharton 18th May 2020 at 3:55pm Kidnapping German Generals, blowing up factories and infiltrating the water supply of a laundrette with itching powder … three real examples of the top-secret war time operations of the SOE, or to give it its full name, the […]

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 […]

Special Operations Forces’ Adviser Warns ISIS May Exploit Pandemic: ‘Maybe We’re Not Paying Enough Attention’

Special operations forces’ adviser warns ISIS may exploit pandemic: ‘Maybe we’re not paying enough attention’ foxnews.com · by Matt London | Fox News Video ISIS could exploit coronavirus pandemic to carry out terror attacks, EU officials warns Former Green Beret Lt. Col. Scott Mann, writer of ‘Last Out’ airing on Fox Nation, reacts. Get all the latest […]

SOCOM All-In On Artificial Intelligence

SOCOM All-in on Artificial Intelligence nationaldefensemagazine.org · by Jon Harper SPECIAL OPERATIONS 5/12/2020 By Image: iStock Special Operations Command is gung-ho about leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities across its portfolio as it faces off against peer competitors and violent extremist organizations, according to top officials. SOCOM Commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke noted that a number […]

SOCOM Chief: Door-Kickers Are Out, Cyber Operators Are In

Excerpts:   Speaking to thousands of members of the defense industrial base at the 2020 Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, SOCOM commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke laid out his vision for the future of U.S. special operations around the globe, a future that, while still centered on violent extremism, will rely heavily on information […]