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    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has sacked the commander of his country's Special Operations Forces — the latest of several recent high-profile firings that have rocked Ukraine's military and intelligence communities amid Russia's invasion of the country. Zelensky signed decrees on Monday dismissing Hryhoriy Anatoliyovych Halahan and appointing Viktor Oleksandrovych Khorenko in his stead. Halahan...
    (CNN)The Biden administration is in the early stages of discussions about sending special operations forces into Ukraine to help guard the US Embassy in Kyiv, several US officials tell CNN. The discussions are in very preliminary stages and a proposal has not been presented to President Joe Biden for a decision, the sources added. For...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to temporarily freeze a lower-court opinion requiring the Navy to deploy special operations forces even though they have refused to get vaccinated for Covid-19. The court's order means that while special operations forces -- including more than two dozen Navy SEALs -- continue to challenge the Navy's vaccine mandate...
    by Thomas Catenacci   A U.S. operation lead to the death of the leader of the Islamic State in northwest Syria late Wednesday evening, the Pentagon said. The mission resulted in the death of its target, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the known leader of the terror group ISIS, according to the Department of Defense. There were no...
    U.S. Special Forces operators were involved in an action that killed 13 people, including women and children, during an airborne counterterrorism raid in northwestern Syria across the early hours of Thursday morning. Four children, two women and seven men were reportedly killed during the two-hour attack which reportedly left behind blood-stained walls and “scattered” body parts...
    U.S. Special Operations forces carried out a "successful" counter-terrorism mission in northwest Syria on Thursday, the Pentagon said in a statement obtained by Fox News. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said there were no U.S. casualties and more information will be provided later. People check at a destroyed house after an operation by...
    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday quoted unnamed “officials” who said a contingent of about two dozen U.S. special operations and support troops have been deployed to Taiwan for at least a year to train their Taiwanese counterparts. The report drew a terse response from China, which objects strenuously to any number of American...
    Retired Navy SEAL commander and former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said President Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal now puts the hundreds of special operations forces around the world working in dozens of countries with local partners on the ground at risk. Zinke, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Friday, said the way the...
    VIDEO3:3803:38I think we're going to see a much more violent Afghanistan, says expertThe News with Shepard Smith Seth Jones, a former advisor to U.S. special operations in Afghanistan, told CNBC that he does not think the U.S. will be able to remove the nearly 1,500 Americans still left in Afghanistan before the Aug. 31 deadline...
    THE SAS is on the hunt for female soldiers to join the unit on top-secret operations against Russian and Chinese agents. Commanders have launched a covert programme, code-named Project Artemis, to boost the number of women entering the Special Forces. 1The SAS is recruiting female soldiers for its Russia and China opsCredit: Alamy It is...
    (AFP) — The U.S. and French defence chiefs signed a new “roadmap” for cooperation between their special operations forces Friday as both seek to build international efforts to counter non-state threats like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group. French Defence Minister Florence Parly signed the pact at the Pentagon with her counterpart Lloyd Austin, on...
    The Pentagon on Tuesday did not deny a recent Taiwanese news media report that United States special operations forces (SOF) are headed to Taiwan to help train their counterparts. Asked by Breitbart News to confirm the report by Taiwan News, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said, “I don’t have anything to comment on that press...
    VLADIMIR Putin's special forces have been pictured using "Red Cross" ambulances to drill deadly ambush operations in defiance of international humanitarian rules. Russian troops were seen using vehicles bearing the charity's symbol as a facade to kill fake enemies, sparking outrage among western military experts who have branded it...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan’s military forces need U.S. assistance to successfully counter the Taliban, the top general for U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress on Thursday, amid debate over whether American forces should remain in the country beyond May 1. Gen. Richard Clarke also echoed the sentiments of other military leaders, saying it’s clear that...
    THE Army is launching a new special forces unit to make the SAS and SBS more lethal and agile than ever before. The unit will support special forces missions with “cyber, electronic warfare and information operations”. 2Troops will operate in smaller self-suffient units to respond more quickly to crisesCredit: Getty It is part of a...
    They use night vision and high-speed maneuver to launch small targeted boat attacks under cover of darkness, swim underwater for long distances to approach enemy shores, conduct clandestine reconnaissance operations and confront enemy fire amid hostage rescue or high-value target attack missions … to cite just a few of the high-risk, high-casualty missions expected of...
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said on a recent trip to Afghanistan that American special operations forces will likely be the “last out” of Afghanistan. Miller told reporters traveling with him on the trip, including one from Breitbart News, that during the trip, he talked “extensively” with the top U.S. commander in...
    Army/Getty William Lavigne Two bodies were found in a Fort Bragg training area in North Carolina in a mysterious case in which the military has yet to release a cause of death. The identity of one of the deceased men was released, however, as Master Sgt. William J. Lavigne II. Lavigne was assigned...
    A female received a Special Forces tab for the first time in the U.S. Army’s history during a private ceremony Tuesday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The soldier is expected to receive her Green Beret on Thursday, when she officially graduates the Special Forces Qualification Course, or “Q-Course.” She is a National Guard soldier and...
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