Category Special Operations

Blackwater Founder Makes New Pitch For Mercenaries To Take Over Afghan War

Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war The Hill · by Justin Wise · July 12, 2018 Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, is making a new pitch for his proposal to turn U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan over to mercenaries. Price promoted the plan in […]

Army To Unveil Details About New Futures Command In Biggest Reorganization In 45 Years

Excerpts: McCarthy said the Army wanted to be near people with expertise in science and technology, especially systems engineering and software development. It also valued locations with robust small-business growth and strong support from local officials.   “You almost need to be smashing into people in innovation,” he said. “You have to have the engagement […]

HASC Chair Opening Remarks – Subcommittee On Emerging Threats & Capabilities

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRWOMAN STEFANIK SUBCOMMITTEE ON EMERGING THREATS & CAPABILITIES WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s hearing titled “Department […]

Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found For Sale On Dark Web, Researchers Say

Stolen U.S. Military Drone Documents Found for Sale on Dark Web, Researchers Say Discovery comes amid heightened concern about how U.S. military secrets may be insufficiently protected from hackers https://www.wsj.com/articles/stolen-u-s-military-drone-documents-found-for-sale-on-dark-web-researchers-say-1531301401?mod=e2tw An MQ-9 Reaper drone in flight at Creech Air Force Base on Oct. 17, 2015, in Indian Springs, Nev. PHOTO: SRA CORY PAYNE/ZUMA PRESS By Dustin Volz […]

Another Fitness App Reveals Data That Can Be Used To Identify Soldiers And Spies

Can this technology be used to disguise — or make it seem you are somewhere you aren’t?  RCP, fortunascorner.com   Another fitness app reveals data that can be used to identify soldiers and spies Polar’s Flow app exposes sensitive information that can be used to decipher where people live and work. The news: An investigation by De Correspondent and Bellingcat has shown […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Weapons China Sells To Africa

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154189/everything-you-need-know-about-weapons-china-sells?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180709&utm_campaign=scmp_china&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2289620&sc_llid=24240&sc_lid=153177779&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email A pledge by officials to boost defence ties at a high-level security forum would come on top of a 55 per cent jump in five-year arms sales by China to Africa PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 10:32am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 10:32am Lee Jeong-ho When defence officials from China and the […]

The Valley Boys: How a Lone Special Forces Team Is Fighting ISIS In Remote Mountains Of Afghanistan

A long long read about our guys at the tip end of the spear.  RCP, fortunascorner.com The Valley Boys: How a Lone Special Forces Team is Fighting ISIS in Remote Mountains of Afghanistan blackriflecoffee.com Buck, a former US Army Ranger-turned-Special Forces communication sergeant, quietly watched as a C-130 cargo airplane lifted off from the runway […]

In The South-West Of Syria, Russian Air Strikes Resumed

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29339114.html In the south-west of Syria, Russian air strikes resumed 28 minutes ago July 4, 2018 In the district of Deraa (archive photo) Russian air strikes in southwestern Syria resumed on Wednesday after talks on the restoration of Bashar Assad’s rule in these areas failed. Air strikes were conducted around the city of Tafas, north-west of […]

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander

How To Fix Special Operations, According To A Former SOCAFRICA Commander taskandpurpose.com · by Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc, U.S. Army (Ret.) · July 5, 2018 T&P is proud to partner with Stash to help you invest in your future. They make investing simple and affordable to set you up for long term success. Get $10 in your account […]

Behind The Secret U.S. War In Africa

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Programs.  Where is the campaign plan? We should not be fighting wars with programs.  We must learn to campaign to support policy and strategy.  The only mention […]