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Special operations legend John Singlaub has died at the age of 100

Read full article on ArmyTimes.com Retired Army Maj. Gen. John Singlaub, a decorated veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and legendary special operator, died Jan. 29 at the age of 100. Singlaub, a native of Independence, California, commissioned as a U.S Army 2nd lieutenant, following his graduation

Why Did Russia Escalate Its Gray Zone Conflict in Ukraine?

Read original article on LawfareBlog Editor’s Note: Russia appears to have taken so-called gray zone warfare to a new level, using subversion and clandestine operations to undermine its neighbors and expand its influence. Scholars J. Andres Gannon, Erik Gartzke, Jon Lindsay and Peter Schram contend, however,

Taking Down the Caliphate

The story of an ad-hoc SOF task force that helped turn the tide against the Islamic state – and why the lessons of this campaign are more important than ever by Andrew Milburn “The battle showed how the campaign against the Islamic State […] is

Richard Marcinko seal team 6 founder obituary

Read full article on Task and Purpose Richard Marcinko, the rough and tumble first commander of the Navy’s storied SEAL Team 6, passed away Saturday at his home in Virginia, the National Navy SEAL Museum announced on social media. He was 81 years old.  Already a highly

THE CHANGING FACE OF RUSSIAN COUNTER-IRREGULAR WARFARE

Read full article on War on the Rocks The United States has special operators in close proximity to Russian forces on three continents.  In many cases, the Russian forces on the ground are either actively countering or preparing to counter irregular threats in the event of a Russian military

SEAL Team 8 Tragically Loses CO in Training Incident

Read full article on Navy.mil SAN DIEGO – Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, died on Dec. 7 at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, after sustaining injuries during training on Dec. 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Naval Special Warfare is committed

LEFT OF BEEP: THE UNITED STATES NEEDS AN ALGORITHMIC WARFARE GROUP

Read full article on War On The Rocks “We look like assholes with that roach up on there,” the Army sergeant said, revealing his bloodshot eyes as he tilted his augmented-reality rig back on his helmet. “Chernobyl Ant,” mused the scout platoon’s lieutenant, running a

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