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The ‘Legion of Brothers’ that routed the Taliban – CNN.com

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  (CNN)The documentary feature film "Legion of Brothers" tells the stories of the handful of US Special Forces soldiers who, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, went into Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and within a matter of weeks overthrew the Taliban regime. In the public's mind, Special Forces are often confused with the "door kickers" of Special Operations Forces -- such as SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force -- who are the United States' elite counterterrorism operators. In fact, the primary mission of Special Forces, in particular the Army's Green Berets, who are profiled in the film, is to work "by, with and…

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Oppose Any Foe: Mark Moyar on How U.S. Special Operations Forces Came of Age | National Review

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Mark Moyar’s Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America’s Special Operations Forces. It is reprinted here with permission. The first month of 2012 was, indeed, a highly auspicious time to wave the banner of special-operations forces in support of a new national-security strategy. Through the Osama bin Laden raid and other recent victories, special operators had amassed unprecedented prestige both within Washington and in the country more generally. Special-operations forces seemed not only more exciting, but also more efficient and decisive than the conventional military forces that had been employed in the…

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Special Operations Forces, Active and Retired, to Benefit from Exoskeleton Technology | SOFREP

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One of the more interesting meetings SOFREP had this past week at the SOFIC conference was with Lockheed Martin. SOFIC 2017 for those who don’t already know is the Special Operations Command’s Industry Conference where the best of the best in terms of arms and equipment try to sell their latest gear to the military, specifically the Special Operations Forces. While most people think of Lockheed as being involved only in the aerospace industry, one of their more intriguing concepts is coming to life that will greatly benefit SOF troops both in the field and after retirement. Lockheed is working…

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Seven al Qaeda militants killed in Special Forces raid in Yemen: U.S. military – NY Daily News

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  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven militants were killed during an intelligence-gathering raid by U.S. Special Forces troops against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning, U.S. officials said. U.S. Central Command said in a statement the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants were killed "through a combination of small-arms fire and precision air strikes" in the Marib governorate, with the support of the Yemeni government. "Raids such as this provide insight into AQAP's disposition, capabilities and intentions, which will allow us to continue to pursue, disrupt, and degrade AQAP," the statement said. Two U.S. officials, speaking…

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A Special Forces Sniper Just Killed an ISIS Thug From 1.5 Miles Away Using the World’s Most Powerful Rifle

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A British special forces sniper reportedly shot an ISIS fighter from 1.5 miles away during a pitched battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The sniper, a sergeant in the U.K.'s elite Special Air Service (SAS), landed the astounding kill shot during a four-hour standoff with another enemy sniper.A source told the Daily Star exactly what happened before the marksman took his fateful shot. "It was like a game of cat-and-mouse and at one point the SAS almost gave up, believing that the terrorist had gone to ground. "Just as the light was beginning to fade, the [ISIS] gunman moved into what he thought was a safe…

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US special ops just got 350 kamikaze drones to fight ISIS in Iraq | SOFREP

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After an urgent request earlier this year, US special forces were just given 350 kamikaze drone missiles to help fight ISIS in Iraq, Defense One reported. Source: US special ops just got 350 kamikaze drones to fight ISIS in Iraq | SOFREP

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Robots, rappelling, rifles: Showcase of special ops gadgets – News – The Fayetteville Observer – Fayetteville, NC

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TAMPA, Fla. — It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes.It's a conference for military special operations forces and their gadgets, weapons and tools. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference is held yearly in Tampa. Here, the U.S. Special Operations Command — the Tampa-based unit that oversees all of the nation's elite military teams — shops for equipment.Lantern-jawed Marines in camo mingle with computer Source: Robots, rappelling, rifles: Showcase of special ops gadgets - News - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC

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3rd Special Forces Group honors fallen in Memorial 5K – News – The Fayetteville Observer – Fayetteville, NC

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As Fort Bragg prepares to honor its fallen in sobering ceremonies across post this week, hundreds of soldiers and their families gathered for a celebration of their own.The 3rd Special Forces Group’s Memorial 5K was the opening salvo of the unit’s efforts to remember its fallen leading up to Memorial Day.But in remembering, the unit chose to focus not on loss, but on the legacies that remain.“We’re doing this because the ones we represent can’t,” said Source: 3rd Special Forces Group honors fallen in Memorial 5K - News - The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, NC

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