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  • ‘American Spartan’ by Ann Scott Tyson, about Maj. Jim Gant’s mission in Afghanistan

    03/29/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28,2014 | Bing West
    ... First, the sheer adventure. Gant is a mountain man, circa 1840. He is Jeremiah Johnson, living in the wrong century. Despite his heavy drinking, volcanic mood swings and numerous wounds, he survived more than 40 months of combat. In 2003 and again in 2011, he and a dozen Special Forces soldiers lived in a mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the Pakistan border. When I visited that village, both the elders and the soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the 32nd Infantry told tales about Gant’s exploits. He captured one insurgent after a two-day chase. Another time, he...
  • American Commando Brought His Girlfriend to Afghanistan—And Armed Her

    03/26/2014 10:11:31 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 24 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | March 26, 2014 | Dave Axe
    Let me be clear about what I’m writing here. This is not only a story about disgraced U.S. Army Special Forces major James Gant. This is also a story about a story about Jim Gant. On March 24, David Wood at Huffington Post published a glowing profile of Gant that carefully, even elegantly, talks around the shocking reality of Gant’s rise and fall as a commando officer in the Afghanistan war. Gant had invited his girlfriend Ann Scott Tyson, a Washington Post reporter, to accompany him and his team on secret missions in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan in...
  • Elite special forces in danger of cracking as demand is ‘outpacing capacity’

    03/12/2014 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    America’s in-demand global force against terrorists is showing signs of stress and appears to be gliding toward a decline in readiness, says a Pentagon budget overview on special operations forces. With the end of U.S. military operations in the Iraq War, the thought was that fewer deployments would give some relief to special operations forces after a dozen years of overseas fighting. But the 2015 budget overview says demand for special operations forces is up, not down. It talks of “significant stress on the force” and notes that the demand for Delta Force troops, Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other...
  • 2 Maersk Alabama guards dead (former USN SEALs)

    02/19/2014 7:28:35 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/19/2014
    Listening to domestic-extremist/right-wing-AM-radio, heard a news report about 2 guards being found dead on the Maersk Alabama in Seychelles. The report identified the guards as 'former Navy SEALs'. Tragic. If it's posted anywhere, I can't find it and it's not indexed in search engines yet. I can't say with certainty whether it was Bloomberg news or Fox News, as this station mixes it up and I didn't catch that.
  • North Korea's special forces comprise 200,000 soldiers

    01/30/2014 11:38:37 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-01-31
    The special operations branch of the Korean People's Army, tasked with conducting asymmetric warfare against the United States and South Korea, is reported to comprise 200,000 soldiers, according to the Seoul-based Chosun Ilbo. As the South Korean government's defense white paper noted in 2010, North Korean special forces consist of 60,000 specialized troops and 140,000 light infantry soldiers. General Walter Sharp, the former commander of the South Korean-US Combined Forces Command stated that the infantry soldiers are lightly armed and trained to infiltrate deep behind enemy lines to destroy key installations and engage in black ops. Specialized troops may infiltrate...
  • Lone Survivor: A Tale of Horror and Heroism

    01/22/2014 1:18:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ken Connor
    To the extent that art really does imitate life, every American owes it to themselves and to our troops to see the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. Panned by cynical elites as "shameless war-porn," in reality this movie portrays the heroism and sacrifice of four members of Seal Team 10 during a mission gone bad in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2007. Operation Redwings was designed to track the location and movements of an Afghani terrorist, Ahmad Shah, with the ultimate goal of taking him out. The mission was compromised when a group of goat herders stumbled across the Americans and...
  • U.S. Army’s elite Special Forces train with local cops in a secretive joint exercise

    01/22/2014 9:43:24 AM PST · by Altariel · 76 replies
    BenSwann.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Ben Swann
    Unwarranted NSA surveillance, the passage of NDAA, stop and frisk programs, and the rise of warrior cops, have essentially turned America into a centralized police state. Blurring the lines between the U.S. military and local sheriff departments sets a dangerous precedent that erodes freedom and civil liberties.Those lines are being blurred right now in South Carolina.According to The State, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will participate in secretive joint exercise Monday and Tuesday with unnamed units from Ft. Bragg.The drills are scheduled to run up to midnight on both days and occur primarily in Lower Richland, around Hopkins and Eastover....
  • Lone Survivor and Insufferable Anti-American Self-Righteousness

    01/19/2014 9:17:04 AM PST · by Hacksaw · 40 replies
    Patheos ^ | January 15, 2014 | David French
    As the war in Afghanistan winds down, and as the American public is increasingly “war weary” (a phrase I find fascinating since at any given time only 0.6 percent of Americans are in uniform, and the vast majority of Americans have endured not one single second of sacrifice for the war effort since 9/11), anti-military and anti-American sentiment may be rediscovering its Vietnam-era voice. The vehicle for the latest two minutes’ hate is a bit curious, however. Lone Survivor tells the story of a SEAL mission gone wrong and the resulting firefight where a small band of SEALs displayed remarkable...
  • Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record

    01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc
    The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11
  • The Afghan Village That Saved Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell

    01/11/2014 2:28:38 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.08.13 | Ron Moreau
    Nearly a decade after Mohammad Gulab and his fellow villagers rescued and protected wounded Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, they remain Taliban targets—but they’ve never regretted their kindness. Nearly eight-and-a-half years after Mohammad Gulab and his fellow villagers harbored and saved the life of a gravely wounded U.S. Navy SEAL, they say they are still proud of their courageous action and would do it again in spite of the disappointments and troubles that have followed. In the face of point-blank Taliban threats to overrun the small village of Sabray in remote Kunar Province, along the porous and mountainous frontier with Pakistan,...
  • Gene-Doping and the Birth of the Super-Operator (Chinese Super Soldiers)

    12/15/2013 1:14:16 AM PST · by spetznaz · 9 replies
    SOFREP ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Jack Murphy
    The world is changing. The question is whether or not we will realize it soon enough for any of us to make a single bit of difference. Behind the scenes, a debate has taken place about to what extent the People’s Republic of China has engaged in a controversial practice called gene-doping. Gene-doping is a series of techniques for genetic manipulation and modification. You may have heard of it in the past as being called gene-therepy, a practice which manipulates genetics in order to help sick people. Whether you call it gene-doping or gene-therepy depends if you are using the...
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/04/2013 2:22:33 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    Daily Caller article copied and pasted onto Freedom Outpost ^ | 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie at the Daily Caller
    The Navy Jack is the flag flown by United States Naval Vessels. It's motto of "Don't Tread on Me" is emblazoned on a Red and White Striped background with a rattlesnake stretched across it. The flag has a long and revered history in America's Navy spanning back to the time of our country's fight for Independence. However, Navy SEAL commanders are now banning the historical symbol. The question is, who is behind the ban?
  • Navy SEALS ordered to remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ symbol from uniforms

    11/04/2013 7:55:09 AM PST · by kimtom · 31 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    A new U.S. Navy directive mandates that SEALs replace the traditional “Don’t Tread On Me” Navy Jack on the sleeves of their uniforms with the American flag. The original Navy Jack was made up of 13 horizontal stripes — seven red and six white. A rattlesnake was later added diagonally across the flag, along with the words, “Don’t Tread On Me,” on the lowest white stripe. More recently, the jack was replaced with white stars on a field of blue, with the number of stars representing states in the union, like the American flag. After the 9/11 attacks, all U.S....
  • Afghan special forces commander defects with guns to insurgents

    10/21/2013 11:02:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 20, 2013 | Mohammad Anwar
    An Afghan army special forces commander has defected to an insurgent group allied with the Taliban in a Humvee truck packed with his team's guns and high-tech equipment, officials in the eastern Kunar province said on Sunday.
  • Families suspect SEAL Team 6 crash was inside job on worst day in Afghanistan

    10/21/2013 2:14:45 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/21/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    So blares the revised headline from the Washington Times. When this story ran in the print edition, it was the headline story entitled “Was SEAL Team 6 crash an inside Job?” The sub-head screamed “Families demand answers from the worst day of war in Afghanistan.” Excerpt: Sith Douangdara, whose 26-year-old son, John, was a Navy expeditionary specialist who handled warrior dog Bart, said he has lots of unanswered questions. “I want to know why so many U.S. servicemen, especially SEALs, were assembled on one aircraft,” he said. “I want to know why the black box of the helicopter has not...
  • Failed Navy SEALs raid on Somali target could bolster Al Shabab (Today)

    10/06/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 6, 2013 | Mike Pflanz
    Past US strikes on Al Shabab leaders, even successful ones, have not diminished the group.A commando unit from the US Navy’s Seal Team Six launched an amphibious raid on a Somali town, but failed to confirm a capture or kill of their Al Shabab target, suspected to be linked to Nairobi’s Westgate mall terror attack. The operation could have opposite its intended result of discouraging further attacks. Analysts warn that even earlier successful targeted strikes against Al Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamist militant group, failed to curb the group's capacity to carry out international terror attacks, and that failed missions could...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: Now It's Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell for Christians

    09/20/2013 1:37:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 20, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    AUDIO Interview at link. (CNSNews.com) – Many commanders in the Department of Defense are violating the religious rights of service members, forcing them to be quiet about their moral opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage, for instance, and, in effect, imposing a Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy on Christians, said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command. In an interview, CNSNews.com asked Gen. Boykin, now the executive vice president of the Family Research Council (FRC), “Given the violation of religious liberties that have been going on, do you think that, ironically, Christians...
  • Sources: US weapons stolen in Libya raids, fueling Special Forces pull-out

    09/11/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT · by don-o · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013 | Adam Housley
    Highly sensitive U.S. military equipment stored in Libya was stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations, State Department sources told Fox News -- in raids that contributed to the decision to pull Special Forces personnel from the country. The stolen equipment had been used by U.S. Special Forces stationed in the country. Lost in the raids in late July and early August were dozens of M4 rifles, night-vision technology and lasers used as aiming devices that are mounted on guns and can only be seen with night-vision equipment. "This stuff is how we win...
  • SEAL Team 6 families' suspicions of gov't grow

    09/01/2013 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1 September, 2013 | Jack Minor
    'I believe someone on their side definitely made a deal with somebody on our side' More than two years after President Obama reassured the father of a member of SEAL Team 6 that the government would look into the death of his son, the father is still waiting for a response, and his suspicions are growing. On Aug. 9, 2011, Taliban forces were waiting for a Chinook helicopter carrying members of the elite unit SEAL Team 6 to approach its landing site. The helicopter was attacked from three sides in a coordinated ambush.
  • KUHNER: Who betrayed Navy SEAL Team 6?

    08/10/2013 7:27:40 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 158 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday August 10, 2013 | Jeffery Kuhner
    What really happened to Navy SEAL Team 6? In August 2011, the elite special forces unit suffered the worst battlefield calamity in its history. A Taliban fighter shot down a Chinook helicopter carrying 22 Navy SEAL Team 6 members in Afghanistan. All 38 persons on board — the Navy SEAL warriors, other U.S. military personnel and seven Afghan soldiers — were killed. Grieving family members have been demanding answers. They may now get some as Congress finally opens an investigation. Navy SEAL Team 6 has attained international prominence for one reason: They were responsible for killing Osama bin Laden. They...
  • Report: US special forces on alert to strike al Qaeda targets

    08/05/2013 5:35:14 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 5, 2013 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon has placed its elite cadre of special operations teams on full alert to launch preemptive attacks against suspected al Qaeda targets across the globe, according to reports. The American special forces teams have spent the past week waiting for U.S. military and intelligence officials to confirm the whereabouts of the terror cell plotting to attack U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Mideast and North Africa. Unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the teams were poised to carry out the preemptive strikes, but declined to comment on where the U.S. forces were located or which potential targets the Pentagon...
  • Admission: Special Forces were only hours from Benghazi

    06/14/2013 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 6.14.13 845pm | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – In a bombshell admission that has until now gone unreported, Martin Dempsey, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, conceded that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attacks but were not told to deploy to Libya. In comments that may warrant further investigation, Dempsey stated at a Senate hearing Wednesday that on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, command of the Special Forces – known as C-110, or the EUCOM CIF – was transferred from the military’s European command to AFRICOM, or the United States...
  • First verified lie from Ed Snowden

    06/12/2013 1:58:38 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 143 replies
    blackfive.net ^ | 6-12-2013 | Uncle Jimbo
    NSA leaker Ed Snowden claimed to have broken both of his legs while training for Special Forces. "In 2003, he enlisted in the US army and began a training program to join the Special Forces. Invoking the same principles that he now cites to justify his leaks, he said: "I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression"." That is simply not true as the statement from the Special Warfare Center & School below clearly points out. "Snowden was never a student at...
  • If (Navy SEAL) Chris Kyle Had Been a Muslim, We'd Call him an Extremist

    05/30/2013 10:14:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    New Republic ^ | May 29, 2013 | Isaac Chotiner
    Imagine the following scenario: a young Muslim from the Islamic world joins his country’s armed forces to fight an aggressive war against an overwhelmingly Christian nation. He gains accolades for his work as a sniper, executing his job with ruthless efficiency and little remorse. He admits to viewing the war he is fighting through the prism of religion. He gets a tattoo on his arm declaring that he embraces the concept of holy war. When parliamentarians in his own country question the conduct or course of the war, he states, “How would they know? They’ve never even been in a...
  • Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims

    05/28/2013 9:13:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 84 replies
    Osama Bin Laden 'blew himself up with suicide belt after Navy SEAL shot him in the thigh' claims terror leader's former bodyguard Osama Bin Laden was not 'shot dead by Navy SEALs but instead blew himself up with a suicide belt', it has been claimed. The terror leader's former bodyguard, Nabeel Naeem Abdul Fattah, has claimed that the al-Qaida chief triggered his explosive belt when US soldiers broke into his compound, killed two of his guards, and shot him in the thigh.
  • In Benghazi - U.S. Military: We Could Have Saved Ambassador Stevens

    05/25/2013 4:26:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 65 replies
    The AMERICAN THINKER ^ | May 25, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Elite U.S. troops were completely capable of saving Ambassador Chris Stevens during the Benghazi Consulate attacks on September 11, 2012. Elements of the highly specialized Combatant Commanders In-Extremis (CIF) units are always on alert, on forward deployment, ready to respond. Their job description is to hit the ground in 3 to 5 hours. CIF elements are ready to engage in active combat anywhere in their region, 3 to 5 hours after the call. Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense at the time, either misled the U.S. Congress or was incompetent. Panetta testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 7,...
  • Why Did Seal Team 6 Warriors die in the helicopter attack

    Press Conference held with a few of the parents of the Seal Team 6 Warriors who died in the helicopter attack in Afghanistan. Watch these Navy SEAL Team VI families and other family members as they reveal the Obama Administrations culpability in death of their sons in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Families say Muslim cleric disparaged dead Navy SEALS at their own funeral. Islamic Iman Curse Dead Soldiers at Their Memorial Service (Seal Team VI)
  • Families say Muslim cleric disparaged dead Navy SEALS at their own funeral

    05/10/2013 3:24:53 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | may 9, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Relatives of Navy SEALs who died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in August 2011 spoke at a press conference Thursday to condemn the Obama administration and claim that the U.S. military presented a Muslim cleric at the dead SEALs’ funeral who disparaged “sinners and infidels who are fodder for the hell fire.” FreedomWatch president Larry Klayman, the attorney representing the families, claimed at the press conference, which Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota and former Florida Republican Rep. Allen West also attended, that the U.S. military presented an anti-American speaker at the SEALs’ 2011 funeral.
  • TrentoVision 5.9.13 - Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures

    05/09/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Iscool · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/09/2013 | National Press Club, Washington DC
    Navy SEAL Extortion 17 EXPOSED - Obama Failures Sick Video: Obama Has Islamic Iman Curse Dead Soldiers at Their Memorial Service (Seal Team VI)
  • Navy IDs SEAL killed in Ariz. parachuting accident

    03/31/2013 7:46:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washiington Times ^ | 3/3/13 | Associated Press
    <p>TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. military has identified a member of the Navy’s SEAL Team 6 who died during parachute training in southern Arizona.</p> <p>Navy officials say 31-year-old Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle of Elizabethville, Pa., died when he and another SEAL collided in midair Thursday. Shadle was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, where he was pronounced dead.</p>
  • Member of SEAL Team 6 killed, another SEAL injured in parachute accident

    03/29/2013 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Jim MIklaszweski and Courtney Kube
    <p>A Navy SEAL from the elite SEAL TEAM 6 was killed and another SEAL injured Thursday night during a parachute training accident in Marana, Arizona, the military said. Details of the accident are not immediately available.</p> <p>One SEAL was pronounced dead on arrival at the University of Arizona Hospital. The second remains hospitalized in stable condition.</p>
  • Who really killed bin Laden?

    03/27/2013 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies
    In February, Esquire magazine published a lengthy profile of "The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden." The story did not identify the killer by his real name, referring to him only as "the Shooter." The Shooter told Esquire that the night bin Laden was killed he had encountered al Qaeda's leader face-to-face in the top-floor bedroom of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden had been hiding for more than five years. The Shooter explained that when he found bin Laden in his bedroom the al Qaeda leader was standing up and had a gun "within reach" and it...
  • Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province

    02/24/2013 5:28:54 PM PST · by grandpa jones
    BBC ^ | 2/24/13 | staff
    The Afghan president has ordered US special forces to leave Wardak province within two weeks. The decision was being taken due to allegations of disappearances and torture by Afghans considered to be part of US special forces, said a spokesman for Hamid Karzai. The strategically significant, central province of Wardak has been the recent focus of counter-insurgency operations. A US statement said it took all allegations of misconduct seriously. But the US could not comment specifically on this latest development "until we have had a chance to speak with senior government officials", the statement by a spokesman for US special...
  • Cobra Special Forces?- national add campaign, actively recruiting!

    02/10/2013 10:35:49 AM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 40 replies
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  • WATCH: SPECIAL FORCES CHIEF: ‘EVERYTHING DONE IN EVERY MARXIST INSURGE.BEING DONE IN AMERICA TODAY’

    02/04/2013 8:51:04 AM PST · by cricket · 39 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | H/T Sammy Madigan/Lt. Col. Jerry Boykin
    Many speak; but not nearly enough listening. More must 'wake up' and damn the bonds of political correctness - restore 'critical mind' - so that America can recover it's original-intent purpose. Lt.Gen. Jerry Boykin; 'Special Forces'; Green Beret. . .taught at Hampden-Sydney; now Exec.Vice President/Family Rersearch Council - 'owns' his credentials; and so, has both credibility and authority. A video link to share. Lt.Gen.Boykin: marxist insurgency link Further hand/in/hand verification: http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/why
  • Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

    02/02/2013 8:28:28 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    SOFREP ^ | 2-2-2013 | Jack Murphy
    Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost by Jack Murphy · February 2, 2013 · Posted In: SOF News I am saddened to have to announce the tragic loss of another one of our own. This has been a hard year for the Special Operations community, perhaps the SEAL community most of all.Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the...
  • Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

    02/02/2013 7:01:42 PM PST · by hawkeye101 · 328 replies
    A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge late Saturday afternoon. Chris Kyle and a friend were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range.
  • GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces

    02/02/2013 8:57:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Beb 2, 2013 | Sean Rayment
    GI Jane set to become a reality in US Special Forces GI Jane, the fictional female special forces commando immortalised by the actress Demi Moore, is set to become a reality in the United States armed forces. By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent 3:17PM GMT 02 Feb 2013 The head of the US’s special operations’s command has said that he fully expects to see women serving in all of the military’s elite units following the recent Pentagon decision to lift the ban on females serving in combat units. Admiral William McRaven, the officer who planned the mission which led to the...
  • Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment

    01/30/2013 7:12:12 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    SOFREP.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Blake Miles
    The following letter was disseminated and signed by over 1,000 current and former Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets) in support of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, specifically as a defensive measure against tyranny. The letter was compiled through the joint efforts of current and former Special Forces personnel over at www.ProfessionalSoldiers.com , and quietly disseminated for signatures among secure, vetted circles.Protecting the Second Amendment – Why all Americans Should Be Concerned We are current or former Army Reserve, National Guard, and active duty US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets). We have all taken an...
  • Women could be great Navy SEALs, says head of Special Ops

    01/29/2013 7:18:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Anna Mulrine
    The head of Special Operations Forces (SOF) says he supports the integration of women into the elite force. “It’s time to do this,” says the organization’s top officer, Adm. William McRaven. “We’ve had women supporting direct Special Operations for quite some time,” he added in remarks Tuesday morning at the Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict conference in Washington. The necessity, he said, is ensuring that all special operators are in peak physical condition. “The one thing we want to make sure [we do is] we maintain our standards,” McRaven said. .... McRaven said that he has been reading recent Pentagon guidance...
  • Women in Combat: Serving as SEALs?

    01/24/2013 9:21:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Lea Sutton
    Women can now officially serve in ground combat roles. On Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed an order rescinding the 1994 rule that prevented women from being permanently assigned to combat units. Women have been allowed to serve in some combat roles for years, but this new announcement means women could eventually serve as Navy SEALs. Retired Admiral George Worthington served more than 30 years as a SEAL, and says he supports women serving with SEALs. But, when it comes to women being SEALs , he doesn’t believe they can make the cut. “A lot of the men can't do...
  • SEAL Team Four commander in Afghanistan 'commits suicide' as body of married father is found shot

    12/23/2012 7:44:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/12 | the Daily Mail Reporter
    Commander John W Price, 42, oversaw SEAL Team Four, which was training Afghan police in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan Father of a young daughter Jillian, 9, is also survived by his wife Stephanie SEALs have suffered heavy casualties in Afghanistan The leader of Navy SEAL Team Four, one of the most senior commanders in the elite world of special operations, has died after apparently committing suicide in Afghanistan, it was reported today. Commander John W Price, 42, was found dead in his quarters with a gunshot wound on Saturday - just three days before Christmas. Cmdr Price was based in Naval...
  • US Special Forces Rescued A Kidnapped American Doctor From The Afghan Taliban

    12/09/2012 3:38:27 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-8-2012 | Agence France Presse
    US Special Forces Rescued A Kidnapped American Doctor From The Afghan Taliban Agence France PresseDecember 8, 2012 US soldiers killed seven Taliban insurgents in a successful pre-dawn raid to rescue a kidnapped American doctor in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the NATO force in the war-torn country said. The mission was launched when intelligence showed that Dr Dilip Joseph was in "imminent danger of injury or death", NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement. Joseph was abducted on December 5 by Taliban insurgents in the Surobi district of Kabul province. "Today's mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the...
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career … and he hasn’t started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that “courage was lacking” that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • About the two Navy SEAL’s killed in Libya: Earn your Trident every day…

    10/28/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Scott on Cape Cod ^ | October 27, 2012 | Dr. Charles R. Roots, Sr Pastor Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret)
    About the two Navy SEAL’s killed in Libya: Quite an astounding tribute to the courage and bravery of the two former Navy SEAL’s that went to the aid of Ambassador Stevens and Embassy staff. Courageous! Recently I was teaching a class in my church on the biblical character, Joshua. You remember him – he’s the one who took over for Moses to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. God made several promises to Joshua in the opening verses of this book of the Bible named after him. Three times God instructs Joshua to “be strong and courageous.” In fact,...
  • BREAKING: HELP DENIED WHEN REQUESTED IN REAL TIME!!!

    10/26/2012 8:15:27 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 506 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 26,2012 | Jennifer Griffin
    Those in the CIA Annex requested permission to aid the consulate. Were told to stand down at least twice. Went anyway after being told to stand down the second time
  • Editing Bolsters Obama’s Role in SEALs Film

    10/24/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 39 replies
    Obama Is Prominent in ‘SEAL Team Six,’ Weinstein Film LOS ANGELES — Thanks to the magic of editing, President Obama will have a starring role in a television drama about one of his biggest accomplishments — the killing of Osama bin Laden — that will be shown just two nights before the presidential election. But promotional materials and a copy of the movie provided to The New York Times this week also show that the film has been recut, using news and documentary footage to strengthen Mr. Obama’s role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House.
  • Secret mission: The Horse Soldiers of 9/11

    10/22/2012 11:17:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone
    sgtmacsbar.com ^ | 2002 | sgtmacsbar.com
    Video at link of Rumsfiled describing the specila forces on horseback.
  • Horse Soldiers in Afghanistan honored by Monument

    10/22/2012 11:35:12 PM PDT · by Ymani Cricket · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 6, 2011 | Alex Quade
    Demossville, Kentucky (CNN) -- The U.S. special operations teams that led the American invasion in Afghanistan a decade ago did something that no American military had done since the last century: ride horses into combat.
  • Mother of slain Navy SEAL: Romney shouldn’t politicize her son’s death (OUTRAGEOUS!)

    10/10/2012 12:28:30 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 151 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/10/12
    After Romney's remarks, Barbara Doherty told Boston's WHDH 7News that the GOP nominee shouldn't invoke her son that way again. "I don't trust Romney," she said. "He shouldn't make my son's death part of his political agenda. It's wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama." Romney has amplified his criticisms of Obama's foreign policy and defense record with a speech on Monday that fact-checkers and the Obama campaign said was rife with errors and policy reversals