Category Special Operations

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming

David Maxwell’s comment:  Note the planning timeline.  We are probably two years from implementation.  I imagine we might see federal employees start leaving for other civilian non-government jobs before this is implemented (unless they expect that there will be some kind of attractive severance package that employees might wait for). OMB is reviewing the preliminary agency reform […]

Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4762336/Rogue-Heroes-SAS-forged.html Rogue Heroes: How The SAS Was Forged From The ‘Sweepings Of Public Schools And Prisons’, Revealed In An Elite Regiment’s Secret War Diary By Ben Macintyre For The Daily Mail Published: 17:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 | Updated: 21:01 EDT, 4 August 2017 The wind had reached gale-force as the five elderly Bristol Bombay transport aircraft neared their target, […]

U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon

 Wonder if ISIS leader is hiding out in the Bekaa Valley?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   U.S. Special Forces On The Ground In Lebanon – Report By Times Of Israel, www.timesofisrael.com View Original August 6th, 2017 Hezbollah fighters stand on their army vehicle at the site where clashes erupted between Hezbollah and al-Qaida-linked fighters in Wadi al-Kheil or al-Kheil […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Frustrated By Pace/Lack Of Progress In Afghanistan – POTUS Trump Reportedly Considers Firing U.S. Commander

Trump, Frustrated By Afghan War, Suggests Firing U.S. Commander: Officials Steve Holland and John Walcott  www.reuters.com View Original August 3rd, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander […]

SOCOM Identifies Experimentation Opportunities

SOCOM Identifies Experimentation Opportunities By Scott Gourley, www.shephardmedia.com View Original August 2nd, 2017 Special Ops SOCOM identifies experimentation opportunities USSOCOM released a public notice on 25 July outlining its next planned round of Technical Experimentation (TE) activities. The semi-annual TE ‘events’ are one of the key ways that USSOCOM’s technology teams engage with external technology providers in […]

Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan

Industry Talk: The Historic Implications Of Erik Prince’s Plan For Afghanistan By Matt, feraljundi.com View Original So folks, I have been waiting a bit to post on this because so much has been written about it and I wanted to see where it goes. Basically Erik Prince came up with a plan for Afghanistan that would have historic implications […]

Follow-Up To: This Long-Forgotten Unit Was The Predecessor To Delta Force

The following comments below were received by someone who was there at the creation of the Blue Light/Delta programs and they are relevant; and correct some of the ‘facts’ noted in the previous article/book.  RCP David Maxwell:  I received the following response from COL Keith Nightingale who was there at the beginning.  You cannot get […]

SOCOM Wants Commandos To Become Walking SIGINT Sensors

The highlights in blue below are from/by Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell, who’s contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com Another interesting example of what you can learn about the future direction of an organization by studying the open source contracting documents.    I just hope we make some lightweight equipment for […]

This Long-Forgotten Unit Was The Predecessor To Delta Force

This Long-Forgotten Unit Was The Predecessor To Delta Force By Ian D’CostaJul. 25, 3:30 PM By Twitter, www.businessinsider.com View Original July 26th, 2017 Delta Force is part of Joint Special Operations Command, which targets high value individuals and terrorist groups. US Army The US Army’s highly secretive counterterrorist unit, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment Delta, is without a […]