We Need to Talk About the Special Operations Forces
U.S. Special Operations forces worked and fought in more than 130 countries across the world in 2016 alone. In 2017, America’s elite troops are doing even more. From East Africa, to the Middle East and beyond, U.S. operators are more than just the tip of the spear, they’re the... Read more
In 2017, U.S. Special Operators Have Deployed to 137 Countries
The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon—the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group—would be adorned with the “Bandera de Guerra,” a Colombian combat decoration. “Today we commemorate 16 years of a permanent fight against drugs... Read more
The Worst U.S. Special Operations Disasters
Since World War II, the U.S. military has experimented with special operations forces, small groups of warriors with the equipment and training to undertake extremely difficult missions. In effect, special forces exist to leverage human capital in unusual tactical situations. Soldiers selected for high physical and mental capabilities, then... Read more
Incesantes combates, y muchas condecoraciones en secreto, para los operadores especiales estadounidenses
Desde el 11S, prácticamente la quinta parte de las Cruces al Mérito Militar y las Estrellas de Plata que las Fuerzas Armadas estadounidenses han concedido a sus miembros por heroismo en combate se han entregado en secreto, informaba el USA Today a principios de... Read more
Relentless Combat, and Many Secret Awards, for America’s Special Operators
Since 9/11, nearly a fifth of the Distinguished Service Crosses and Silver Stars that the U.S. military has awarded to service members for heroism in battle were handed out in secret, USA Today reported in early March. For one simple reason. The missions the troops were on when they... Read more
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