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  • Green Beret Training Standards Now Lower than Army ROTC Camp in the 80’s

    12/19/2017 6:46:23 PM PST · by pboyington · 44 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 19, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    It was only a matter of time… Since 2015, no woman has successfully made it through SFQC, or the Special Forces Qualification Course since Ash Carter, with a stroke of a pen, created the single greatest disaster in US military history, the authorization for women to serve in the combat arms and special operations units. But, that is about to change… The army’s leaders, which in 2017, consist mainly of social justice warriors, flaming liberals and back-stabbing ticket-punching, perfumed princes, have consistently demonstrated that they possess neither the warrior ethos nor the moral courage to challenge the social engineering insanity...
  • 100 Men and Women We’ll Test Today…and 100 Wear the Green Beret…

    12/17/2017 9:04:52 PM PST · by pboyington · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 17, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    You are an eyewitness with a front row seat, watching the death of the US military right before your eyes. What’s happening right now in the US military is the final act, in a Shakespearean tragedy filled with gutless leaders lacking in moral courage, perfumed princes who only care about punching a ticket on their way up the army ladder, feminist and liberal fools who think that they’re providing equal opportunity, even if it’s obtained fraudulently, and finally, a few brave souls who know the hour of the total clusterf**k is near and are desperate to do something before a...
  • Missing U.S. commando found dead in Niger desert two days after deadly ambush

    10/07/2017 5:29:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | 10/06/2017 | W. J. Hennigan
    According to the Pentagon, the Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha, otherwise known as an “A-Team,” went on a routine patrol Wednesday afternoon with about 20 troops from the Niger Armed Forces when they came under heavy fire. Officials said a barrage of machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades from about 50 militants forced the U.S. and Nigerien troops into defensive positions near the border with Mali. The fire peppered the troops’ trucks and shattered windows before they could regroup and fire back. The soldiers called in support from French attack helicopters and fighter jets. It’s not clear whether the aircraft...
  • Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded on Mission in Niger

    10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT · by LUV W · 55 replies
    Fox News Network ^ | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Fox News
    Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soldiers was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol. Officials told the Associated Press that the commandos were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. The officials added that the two wounded U.S. soldiers were taken to Niamey, the capital, and...
  • 3 Green Berets were ‘executed’ and nothing is being done about it, these parents say

    03/26/2017 6:38:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 26, 2017 | Donald Bradley
    Cindy Lewellen didn’t know about any soldiers getting killed until her sister called. She went online. Three Green Berets had died at a checkpoint leading onto a military base in Jordan. Her son, Matt, had deployed to the region recently.
  • Tim Kennedy Comes Out Of Retirement To Fight The Editor Of Deadspin

    01/25/2017 8:44:54 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | 1-25-17 | Adam Linehan
    It’s not official yet, but it looks like Kennedy and the editor of Deadspin may be headed to the octagon! Last week, U.S. Army Green Beret Tim Kennedy announced his decision to step away from competing professionally as a mixed martial artist for good. Now, a bizarre Twitter feud involving Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has raised the possibility of the 37-year-old middleweight heading back to the octagon for an encore fight. Against whom? Tim Marchman, the editor of sports website Deadspin. @timmarchman Unsurprising that not one Ted Cruz-supporting cuck/Twitter user is willing to face me in the UFC octagon. 9:32...
  • Green Berets in Islamic State fight frustrated with top brass micromanagement

    12/04/2016 7:58:29 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    The secretive teams of Green Berets guiding rebels in northeast Syria have expressed frustration with the amount of micromanagement they receive from a top-heavy headquarters in Iraq and the United States. Special Forces sources tell of support staff watching the free-spirited Green Berets on reconnaissance aircraft and then criticizing their performance as they conduct the mission officially described as “train, advise and assist” the multi-ethnic Syrian Democratic Forces. The Americans and SDF are fighting their way toward Raqqa, the Islamic State terrorist army’s home base in Syria. Some of the “assisting” has drawn the Americans into firefights. One officer chalked...
  • The homeless Green Beret I met today

    10/17/2016 8:23:11 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 17, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Today, I met a member of the elite US Army Special Forces, the famous Green Berets. He was a veteran who had served in Iraq and in Afghanistan. He is currently homeless. I had just received a free flu shot at the VA and was in the process of getting back into my car, when I heard someone holler over to me. A man in his thirties was standing next to a Ford Fiesta hatchback that was filled to the brim with the assorted odds and ends of life that one packs into a car when you’re planning on living...
  • Life is a journey, not a destination

    06/23/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    A global-expedition leader reflects on his latest mountaineering adventure with his son and two Green Berets Sheer grit, dig-down-deep determination, and a fortitude not matched by most of the toughest men I’ve ever known, were the all-encompassing descriptions – perhaps the only adequate ones – I felt as I watched retired and disabled U.S. Army Green Berets ascending and descending the great Denali (Mt. McKinley), Alaska. The expedition up the mountain was not only unforgettable; but in many ways a once-in-a-lifetime experience; proving once again that it’s not always the objective gained, but the quest to achieve it (And this...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • Green Berets have growing doubts of duties with skittish political leadership

    08/31/2015 3:56:52 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 30 , 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    They were the first troops to hit the ground in Afghanistan while al Qaeda’s dirty work still smoldered back in the United States. On foot, helicopter and horseback, ArmySpecial Forces showed that if the U.S. was to win a long counterinsurgency war against Islamic extremists, the special skills of Green Berets would be fundamental. Nearly 14 years later, these soldiers, some of the military’s smartest and best trained, are still creating lots of headlines, but not necessarily for heroics.
  • Roy P. Benavidez remembered! A GREAT Mexican-American

    08/05/2015 9:03:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5 August 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This man must be remembered for what he said and for what he stood for. Suprisingly, the liberal left seems to have forgotten this man already. Roy P. Benavidez. Donald Trump might very well show honor to the productive Hispanic citizens living here by resurrecting his memory. Go here to read: Click here.Go here to see and listen: Click here.Go here for previous FR story: Click here.
  • 4th of July: Five Patriotic Movies That Piss Off The Left

    07/03/2015 6:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 75 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | John Nolte
    With the fascist left on a fascist rampage, why not add a little defiance to your 4th of July by watching five patriotic movies that piss off The Man. The Man of course being the dominant Left-wing political culture that is currently banning “The Dukes of Hazzard” and hoping to get its tyrannical hands on “Gone With the Wind.” The Green Berets (1968) Because he loved America and freedom and didn’t want to see either lose a vitally important war, John Wayne spent a lot of his movie star capital directing and starring in “The Green Berets” for Warner Brothers....
  • Army secretary defends stripping Special Forces officer of awards

    03/06/2015 3:51:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | March 5, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    The secretary of the Army is defending his decision to strip awards for heroism from a former Green Beret officer, saying the soldier demonstrated a "lack of honorable conduct" after he earned the medals. Golsteyn was later investigated for an undisclosed violation of the military's rules of engagement in combat — a violation related to the killing of a known enemy bombmaker, according to officials familiar with the case. The investigation closed in 2014 without Golsteyn's being charged with a crime, but Army Secretary John McHugh made the rare decision to strip him of both awards anyway. (snip) In a...
  • The Devils Brigade

    Members of the WW2 special forces unit, forerunners of the Navy SEALS, receive a Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Army Green Berets reportedly criticize performance of Afghan army troops

    10/27/2014 8:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Oct. 27, 2014
    Elite Army troops have disparaged the fighting capability of Afghan troops to military investigators probing the deaths of five soldiers in a friendly fire incident earlier this year, according to a published report. The Washington Times claims that several Green Berets have described how Afghan soldiers have refused to fight and hidden among trees and behind rocks when coming under fire. The criticisms came to light on the same day that the last unit of U.S. Marines in Afghanistan concluded its combat mission, handing the base known as Camp Leatherneck to Afghan troops. The comments by the Green Berets were...
  • Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

    04/23/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants... In the summer of 2012, American Green Berets began refurbishing a Libyan military base 27 kilometers west of Tripoli in order to hone the skills of Libya’s first Western-trained special operations counter-terrorism fighters. Less than two years later, that training camp is now being used...
  • ‘American Spartan’ by Ann Scott Tyson, about Maj. Jim Gant’s mission in Afghanistan

    03/29/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 28,2014 | Bing West
    ... First, the sheer adventure. Gant is a mountain man, circa 1840. He is Jeremiah Johnson, living in the wrong century. Despite his heavy drinking, volcanic mood swings and numerous wounds, he survived more than 40 months of combat. In 2003 and again in 2011, he and a dozen Special Forces soldiers lived in a mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, adjacent to the Pakistan border. When I visited that village, both the elders and the soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the 32nd Infantry told tales about Gant’s exploits. He captured one insurgent after a two-day chase. Another time, he...
  • Elite special forces in danger of cracking as demand is ‘outpacing capacity’

    03/12/2014 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    America’s in-demand global force against terrorists is showing signs of stress and appears to be gliding toward a decline in readiness, says a Pentagon budget overview on special operations forces. With the end of U.S. military operations in the Iraq War, the thought was that fewer deployments would give some relief to special operations forces after a dozen years of overseas fighting. But the 2015 budget overview says demand for special operations forces is up, not down. It talks of “significant stress on the force” and notes that the demand for Delta Force troops, Green Berets, Navy SEALs and other...
  • U.S. Military Commandos Made It To Benghazi

    10/30/2013 8:34:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    Masked from public view, two of the U.S. military’s elite special operations commandos have been awarded medals for bravery for a mission that further undercuts the Obama administration’s original story about the Benghazi tragedy. For months, administration officials have claimed no special operations forces were dispatched from outside Libya to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex because none was within range. The Pentagon, under intense public criticism for not coming to the aid of besieged Americans, published an official timeline in November that carefully danced around the issue....