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  • Secretive warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says

    08/21/2019 6:44:52 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WBTV.com ^ | August 21, 2019 | Mark Price
    A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the public not to be alarmed at the suspicious-looking activity. (Source: Video screenshot | U.S. Department of Defense) August 21, 2019 at 1:34 PM EDT - Updated August 21 at 1:34 PM NORTH CAROLINA (Mark Price/Charlotte Observer) - A series of Special Forces military training exercises -- including gunfire with blanks -- is being staged across 21 North Carolina counties starting Aug. 30, and the Army is telling the...
  • Medic testifies that he, not Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, was responsible for ISIS fighter's death

    06/20/2019 11:20:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2019-06-20 | Greg Norman
    A medic testifying in the trial of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher – who is accused of killing an injured ISIS prisoner of war in Iraq – has shockingly testified Thursday that he is the one who killed the militant, not Gallagher. The medic told a court at Naval Base San Diego that he killed the fighter by asphyxiation. He also testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter, but did not kill him. Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder and aggravated assault charges stemming from the alleged killing of a wounded ISIS fighter and alleged instances of firing sniper...
  • SEAL Sentenced to a Year of Confinement for Hazing Death of Logan Melgar

    05/20/2019 8:13:06 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    USNI News ^ | May 17, 2019 11:50 AM | Sam LaGrone
    SEAL Sentenced to a Year of Confinement for Hazing Death of Logan Melgar By: Sam LaGrone May 17, 2019 11:50 AM A U.S. Navy SEAL pled guilty to charges related to the hazing death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar and was sentenced to one year of confinement. On Thursday, Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam Matthews pled guilty to charges related to Melgar’s death in Mali that included conspiracy to commit assault, unlawful entry, obstruction of justice and violating orders related to hazing. He had previously been charged with murder. Matthews admitted in court that he, along with fellow SEAL...
  • Iraqi Navy SEAL Interpreter 'Code Name Johnny Walker' to Gain Citizenship, Reveal His Real Name

    03/20/2019 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    In a PJ Media exclusive, the Iraqi native turned Navy SEAL interpreter and bestselling author who goes by the code name "Johnny Walker" told his story and made a huge announcement: he will receive his U.S. citizenship on Wednesday morning! At that time, he will also reveal his real name. (This article will be updated with that name when it becomes public.) "It's a big honor," Walker told PJ Media. He is looking forward to posting videos of the ceremony and predicted a beautiful moment where "people from different backgrounds and different religions" will be united by loyalty to the...
  • Ex-SEAL's hammering of CNN's Don Lemon goes viral

    12/17/2018 9:23:47 AM PST · by upchuck · 17 replies
    WND, others ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Art Moore
    A former Navy SEAL, Ephraim Mattos fought the Taliban and ISIS, and later returned as a volunteer to help civilians in war zones, getting shot by ISIS soldiers in the process. Mattos made it clear he identifies himself as “simply ‘American,’ not as ‘white’ or ‘male’ or ‘Republican.'” So when CNN host Don Lemon declared last week that “the biggest terror threat in this country is white men,” Mattos had something to say... “After surviving three wars, a gunshot wound, a near fatal drowning, a failed parachute, Taliban ambushes, ISIS snipers, mortars, mine-fields, suicide bombers and laying down my life...
  • Former Green Beret Charged In The Death Of Suspected Taliban Bomb Maker.

    12/15/2018 10:02:08 AM PST · by seekthetruth · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A former Green Beret who told Fox News in 2016 that he killed a suspected Taliban bomb maker nearly a decade ago during combat operations in Afghanistan is now being charged in the man’s death -- a move his lawyer says is an act of betrayal by the Army. The murder charge facing Maj. Matthew Golsteyn comes after years of on-and-off investigations by the Army following an incident said to have taken place during his 2010 deployment. A military tribunal that probed the killing years ago initially cleared Golsteyn -- but the investigation into him was re-opened after he spoke...
  • Decorated Green Beret is charged with murdering Afghan bomb maker who he suspected was responsible

    12/14/2018 4:54:18 PM PST · by kiryandil · 60 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2018 | Snejana Farberov and AP
    Maj. Mathew Golsteyn charged with tracking down and killing Afghan man known as Rasoul on February 22, 2010 Golsteyn suspected that Rasoul was a bomb maker who was responsible for the deaths of two Marines Army report said the Green Beret previously confessed to burning Rasoul's body at the base Case first came to light in 2011, when Golsteyn told the CIA during a job interview that he killed the Afghan Army Criminal Investigation Command looked into the incident, but could never find anyone to corroborate Golsteyn's claim In 2016, Golsteyn appeared on a Fox News special and told...
  • Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: report

    08/19/2018 4:35:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 19 Aug 2018 | Megan Keller
    President Trump is expected to switch out commanders across the Middle East and Europe in the administration’s most dramatic change to the US military leadership so far, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The Journal reported that the personnel shifts will affect officers fighting in the Middle East, as well as those working to counter Russia, overseeing Guantanamo Bay and engaging in stealth operations around the world. Officials told the Journal that Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke is anticipated to be formally appointed to U.S. Special Operations Command....
  • Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient

    07/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | July 20, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    A memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy was smashed to pieces at a New York lake, outraging locals and veterans. A police report was filed Thursday with Suffolk County Police who said in a statement they were investigating “a recent act of vandalism” at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma, where Murphy once worked as a lifeguard. A granite stone at the park was inscribed with the fallen SEAL’s image and part of his Medal of Honor citation. A police photo posted to Facebook showed the smooth circular stone...
  • Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

    05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nation’s highest military award on May 24, the White House said. Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook...
  • Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’ (February 26, 2017)

    01/23/2018 12:09:05 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 3/1/17 | Julie K Browm
    When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. ....“I’m sorry, I don’t want to see him,’’ Owens recalled telling the chaplain who informed him that Trump was on his way from Washington. “I told them I don’t want to meet the President.” It had been little more than 24 hours since six officers in dress uniform knocked on the door to Owens’ home in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.... ...Owens...
  • Son Tay Raider SGM Joe Murray Will Be Laid To Rest Today

    01/04/2018 1:18:04 PM PST · by JP1201 · 23 replies
    Special Forces Sergeant Major Joe Murray passed away on December 23 and will be laid to rest today at the Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, NC. SGM Murray spent 30 years in the service of the US Army, with the vast majority of it being as a Green Beret in the Special Forces. Murray served from 1962 – 1992 and at the time of his retirement was the School Sergeant Major for the USA JFK SWC (US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School). Murray went to Korea in 1962-63 and then to West Germany where...
  • Army probes criticism of Green Beret training.

    12/01/2017 3:04:09 PM PST · by Chode · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 November 2017 | Associated Press
    'Our Regiment has a cancer': Army launches investigation after anonymous email claims elite Special Forces school's drive to hit unrealistic quotas means 'dangerously less capable' Green Berets
  • US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled'

    11/05/2017 4:56:37 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 78 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 4, 2017 | Jason Burke and Julian Borger
    Serving and retired officers say soldiers also tried to convince French jets to engage in incident in which four Green Berets died The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. The trapped soldiers also made repeated efforts to convince French warplanes sent from neighbouring Mali to engage the enemy, attempting to “talk in” the pilots who refused to attack due to poor weather, rough terrain...
  • John McCain says White House not being upfront about deadly Niger ambush

    10/19/2017 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 19, 2017
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain says the Trump administration needs to explain how four U.S. soldiers were killed in Niger. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson, Dustin Wright, and La David Johnson were told not to expect enemy contact on that mission to meet with community leaders two weeks ago. It will take an investigation to determine if any warning signs were missed, but Sen. McCain says the administration is not being upfront and he's demanding more information about the attack. In a pre-mission briefing they were told "no enemy contact expected," but the group, about 40 in all, were...
  • Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded on Mission in Niger

    10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT · by LUV W · 55 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Fox News
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soldiers was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol. Officials told the Associated Press that the commandos were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The officials added that the two wounded U.S. soldiers were taken to Niamey, the capital, and...
  • AFRICOM confirms Green Beret team ambushed in Niger, 3 feared dead

    10/04/2017 6:30:23 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 27 replies
    Naimey, Niger —Breaking news from several sources confirms that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire near the Niger-Malian border. USAFRICOM Media Relations Officer, Samantha Reho sent this press release; “We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger. We are working to confirm details on the incident and will have more information as soon as we can confirm facts on the ground.
  • Three Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger ambush

    10/04/2017 5:17:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2017 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soliders was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol.
  • ‘I Want to Finish This’: US Special Ops Leaders Urge Washington to Stick by the Syrian Kurds

    09/13/2017 9:33:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Defense One ^ | September 13, 2017 | Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    KOBANI, Syria – Talking with American special operators as we walk in the summer heat through the sprawling training facilities of the Syrian Arab Coalition, one sentiment is immediately obvious: relief. It is not that these elite American troops are relaxed about the mission; it is that they make clear they think it’s working and see that the end is achievable. And for those of us who have written about and covered the post-9/11 wars, that is indeed a shift. “My military guidance is clear; what we are trying to do here in terms of the campaign against Daesh is...
  • [Brit] Special Forces hero who led...mission to blow up Saddam Hussein's [comm] network dies [trunc]

    08/29/2017 8:16:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Janet Hughes
    <p>Full Title: Special Forces hero who led secret mission to blow up Saddam Hussein's communications network dies from 'human Mad Cow Disease'</p> <p>An ultra-fit Special Forces hero who led a real-life “mission impossible” behind enemy lines has died from the rare human form of Mad Cow Disease.</p>