Posts Tagged SEALs

US and British Special Forces On the Ground Hunting ISIS Leadership

From The Mirror:

Elite British and US special forces troops are forming a hunter killer unit called Task Force Black – its orders: “Smash the Islamic State.”

The undercover warriors will aim to “cut the head off the snake” by hitting the command structure of the Islamist terror group responsible for a trail of atrocities across Iraq and Syria, reports the Sunday People.

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NFL Prospect Gives Up Chance at Millions to Join Navy SEALs

Alex Amidon

Alex Amidon

Hooyah!

From: Newsmax

Boston College Eagles wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to pass up a chance of a lucrative NFL career to focus on his dreams of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.

His shock announcement was made during a school football recruitment dinner in Boston Wednesday night, according to BC Interruption, a sports blog.

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National Security leaks from the Obama Administration

These Intelligence and Special Operations Professionals were mocked, ignored and belittled by the National Media this summer when much of this activity was revealed.

From: OPSECTeam via YouTube

Intelligence and Special Operations forces are furious and frustrated at how President Obama and those in positions of authority have exploited their service for political advantage. Countless leaks, interviews and decisions by the Obama Administration and other government officials have undermined the success of our Intelligence and Special Operations forces and put future missions and personnel at risk.

The unwarranted and dangerous public disclosure of Special Forces Operations is so serious — that for the first time ever — former operators have agreed to risk their reputations and go ‘on the record’ in a special documentary titled “Dishonorable Disclosures.” Its goal is to educate America about serious breaches of security and prevent them from ever happening again.

Use of military ranks, titles & photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement of the Dept of the Army or the Department of Defense. All individuals are no longer in active service with any federal agency or military service.

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SWCC, SEALs, and SOC-Rs

From: Defence Media Network

Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC, pronounced “swick”), SEALs, and Special Operations Craft Riverine (SOCR)

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The Making of Act Of Valor

Defense Media Network has the inside scoop on how this movie was made.

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Secretive SEALs Moonlight as Movie Stars, With Navy’s Blessing

From: Danger Room

It was done by real dudes so it actually looks real and in a lot of cases is real,” writes Danger Room pal Jim “Uncle Jimbo” Hanson, a retired Army Special Forces Weapons non-commissioned officer, who got an early peek at the film and loved it. “One of the best examples is when a couple of fast boats come to exfil them from a hostage rescue and the boat guys light up some bad guys and their pick up trucks with miniguns. Almost too beautiful for words.”

more from Danger Room

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Special Operations In Afghanistan

From USA Today:

In Afghanistan, commanders say, Special Forces have become an indispensable component of a strategy that involves killing the enemy in places where no one else can, and acting as ambassadors, protectors and instructors to Afghans who have expressed a desire to free themselves of militants and overlords.

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Military Working Dogs

ForeignPolicy.com has a weekly column on working dogs in the military written by Rebecca Frankel. This is a nice photo essay she did on war dogs. It is being reported that a dog was with the team that disposed of Osama bin Laden.

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Transcript Of President’s Speech – Osama bin Laden Killed

President of the United States:
“Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table. Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who would never know the feeling of their child’s embrace. Nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Navy SEALs to deploy armoured dogs in Afghanistan

K9 Storm specialises in the production of tactical gear for dogs, including ballistic body armour and - of course - the "aerial insertion vest" for "dogs of war" needing to deploy into their operational area by helicopter or freefall parachute jump

Elite, bulletproof commando canines go to war

By Lewis Page

Latest from the Wars On Stuff: The Register has learned that top-secret, super-elite US Navy SEAL special forces are to deploy heavily armoured bulletproof dogs equipped with infrared nightsight cameras and an “intruder communication system” able to penetrate concrete walls.

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