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  • The Making of a Legend - Larry Vickers

    07/15/2016 10:53:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/15/2016 | Troy Taysom
    Internet videos have launched numerous people into stardom, many for doing silly and stupid tricks while inebriated. When I need a good laugh at someone else’s expense, I go to the internet and look for the latest rube who has skirted death and videoed it. But the internet has also introduced some interesting people who we would have otherwise never known about. Larry Vickers is one of these people. By now, most people in the shooting world have an idea who he is, or have watched one of his videos. After seeing a few, I decided that there was so...
  • Special Forces Association Rips Patraeus, McCrystal For Gun Control Betrayal

    06/27/2016 9:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Bob Owens
    An influential veterans group is blasting some of their former brass for taking positions that many feel are a violation of their oaths to protect the Constitution. The Special Forces Association forcefully rebuked calls for more gun control from both former CIA director and CENTCOM commander David Petraeus and retired Army general Stanley McChrystal. SFA is a 52 year old national organization composed of members who once served in the U.S. Special Forces. The organization drew up a membership resolution at their annual convention in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, confirming prior statements of continued support of the U.S. ďConstitution and...
  • Phony Kurds in Syria

    05/31/2016 6:19:07 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    National Interest ^ | 27 May 2016 | Paul Pillar
    Creeping escalation characterizes U.S. military involvement in Syria. What had been fifty American troops on the ground expanded to three hundred beginning last month. Official descriptions of this contingent as not being directly involved in combat become increasingly difficult to swallow as piecemeal reports of the Americans' activity become available. The latest detail, which is disturbing on multiple grounds, is that some of the U.S. troops have been wearing on their uniforms the insignia of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, or YPG, ...
  • Boots on the ground: U.S. Special Forces pictured fighting side-by-side with Kurds

    05/27/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    U.S. Special Forces fighting side-by-side with the Kurds in Syria are now just 18 miles from ISIS' de facto capital, Raqqa. American soldiers were seen at an outpost in Fatisah alongside Kurdish soldiers, with some even seen wearing the badges of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG). Fatisah is around 30 miles from Raqqa, but the Daily Beast claimed American forces were now just 18 miles from the ISIS stronghold.
  • First Photos Of US Soldiers In Syria Released

    05/27/2016 5:29:15 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 6 replies
    Zerhedge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following the propagandist double-speak gushing forth from the Obama administration over when a "boot on the ground" in Syria is a "boot on the ground," the following photographs via Agence France-Presse confirm US special operation forces in a rural village 40 miles from Raqqa. As The Guardian reports, the Pentagon press secretary, resisted commenting on the photographs and would only describe the US special operations forcesí mission in generic terms, despite the fact that these troops are at the frontline of fighting when President Obama assured America that forces are consistently behind the forward lines. In April, State Department spokesman...
  • Documents show ĎAmerican Sniperí Chris Kyle embellished record

    05/25/2016 2:15:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 72 replies
    QFox13 ^ | 5/24/16
    Documents show that slain Navy Seal and ďAmerican SniperĒ author Chris Kyle misrepresented the number of medals he received. Navy documents obtained by an online magazine through an open records request show that Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor. In his best-selling book, Kyle wrote that he had received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. A Navy spokeswoman confirmed the validity of the documents and says the armed services branch is investigating the discrepancy. The Intercept first reported the discrepancy and posted the documents. Kyleís widow, Taya Kyle, didnít immediately return a phone call...
  • Navy SEAL DESTROYS Hillary: ĎYouíre An Ignorant Liarí [w/video]

    05/06/2016 11:07:23 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Supreme Patriot ^ | April 16, 2016 | Brendon
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso recently recorded a video in which he blasted Hillary Clinton, calling her an ďignorant liarĒ who once tried to ďuse the heroism of our nationís armed forces to promote herself as the next commander in chief.Ē The video is now going viral. According to Conservative Tribune, Raso was referring to the time Hillary claimed she dodged sniper fire in Bosnia in 1996. She later admitted this wasnít true, blaming her lie on simply misspeaking. Raso and countless other veterans, however, were furious. ď(W)hat makes this truly disgusting to me is that when she was called...
  • Obama Administration Finally Honors American Heroes Killed in Benghazi

    05/06/2016 10:41:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    CNS news ^ | 5/6/16 | Helle Dale
    The Obama administrationís decision recently to honor two former Navy SEALs, killed in the line of duty overseas, is so obviously the right one and should have been taken long ago The case that brought the change in policy was that of Benghazi victim Glen Doherty, whose family has been clamoring for justice, or at least recognition of Dohertyís supreme sacrifice. Doherty was among the Tripoli-based GRS security contractors who flew to Benghazi to help the staff at the beleaguered and burning Benghazi diplomatic facility on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, as the victims were frantically radioing for help....
  • U.S. Officials Describe Fight That Killed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV

    05/04/2016 6:42:32 PM PDT · by Syncopated · 15 replies
    Defense.org, Navy.mil via USNI News ^ | 5/4/2016 | Defense.org, Navy.mil via Sam LaGrone
    From the article: Keating ďwas struck by direct fire, and although he was medevaced within the all-important golden hour, his wound was not survivable,Ē Warren said. ďNo other coalition or American forces were injured, though both medevac helicopters were damaged by small arms fire.Ē
  • Navy SEAL Killed in Iraq Identified as Grandson of Charles Keating Jr.

    05/04/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 May 16 | Zusha Elinson
    The U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq on Tuesday ďfelt calledĒ to return to the war-torn country after the extremists groupís atrocities, according to his grandfather Bill Holmes. Charlie Keating IV ďdecided he wanted to go back,Ē Mr. Holmes said in an interview. Mr. Keating, the grandson of Charles Keating Jr., who served time in prison as a result of the 1980s savings and loan scandals, had been an instructor at a base in California before he left for Iraq earlier this year. The 31-year-old had joined the SEALs ďbecause it was the hardest...
  • Navy SEAL Killed in ISIS Attack in Iraq

    05/03/2016 3:33:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/3 | Bridget Naso, R. Stickney
    A U.S. Navy SEAL killed in combat in Iraq was based in Coronado, California, NBC 7 San Diego has confirmed. "It is a combat death," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Germany Tuesday. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the SEAL was killed near Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city that has been in the hands of ISIS militants since 2014, according to The Associated Press.
  • U.S. Service Member Killed by ISIS in Iraq

    05/03/2016 5:28:31 AM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Nancy A. Youssef
    The self-proclaimed Islamic State broke through a line of Kurdish forces in Iraq and killed a U.S. service member Tuesday who were there to advise them, a U.S. defense official told the Daily Beast. U.S. advisers had arrived on Monday morning to assist the Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, in the northern city of Mosul, checking on ďtheir morale and defenses,Ē the official said. The U.S. forces were as many as 3 miles from the frontlines when the ISIS fighters attacked, the official said. ISIS fighters ďappeared to penetrate the forward lineĒ and began attacking the peshmerga. A U.S. service...
  • Russian 'Rambo' wipes out ISIS thugs by calling airstrike on HIMSELF when surrounded

    03/25/2016 10:39:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    Brave Russian soldier ordered military officials to drop bombs on his location after being surrounded by ISIS terrorists Reuters Smoke and flames rise over a hill near a Syrian town after an airstrike Smoke and flames rise over a hill near a Syrian town after an airstrike A brave Russian special forces soldier who was on a Rambo-style one man mission to hunt for ISIS militants died a "hero" after calling in an airstrike on HIMSELF. The fearless officer was directing Russian airstrikes at Islamic State targets near the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria when he was surrounded by...
  • Marine Killed at Secret Firebase in Iraq

    03/20/2016 3:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 20, 2016 | Rick Moran
    A detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit has set up a secret firebase in northern Iraq to support operations of the US and coalition forces fighting ISIS.Yesterday, ISIS targeted the firebase, firing two rockets, one of which landed inside the base killing one Marine and wounding several others.Initially, the Pentagon claimed that the Marine, Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, of Temecula, California was killed by "indirect fire" from ISIS. But it seems clear that ISIS saw the Marines moving into the firebase and fired directly into the base.The existence of a combat unit in Iraq that could be targeted...
  • Special Ops Commander Demands Pentagon Stop Exposing Operations

    01/27/2016 4:23:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/27/16 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Obama‚Äôs nominee to head U.S. Central Command recently penned a memo to Defense Secretary Ash Carter demanding that the Pentagon stop discussing the operations of elite American troops. Foreign Policy, which obtained an excerpt of the memo, reported that Gen. Joseph Votel, currently the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command, wrote the December 8 memo to express concern about the Obama administration‚Äôs exposure of special operations forces‚Äô activities. ‚ÄúI am concerned with increased public exposure of SOF activities and operations, and I assess that it is time to get our forces back into the shadows,‚ÄĚ Votel wrote to Carter....
  • Taliban Seizes Kunduz Fortress Despite NATO Intervention

    09/30/2015 4:55:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    Trunews.com ^ | 30 Sep 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    The Taliban have seized the Bala Hisar fortress in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. The fighters achieved the victory, despite NATO airstrikes and government efforts. More than 40 people died and 330 were injured in the fighting, including civilians. Many others have fled from the provincial capital. This is the biggest coup for the Taliban since 2001, led by the groupís new leader Mullah Mansour. They have emptied safe deposit boxes at banks, seized weapons and vehicles, and released prisoners. It was also a public relations victory. Kunduz is one of Afghanistanís richest cities. It is also a key...
  • The Greatest Lie Ever Told - Female Rangers

    12/04/2015 8:30:29 PM PST · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, Ash Carter jumped the shark and announced that women would now be authorized to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the US military without exception. I find it more than insidious that Carter made this major announcement less than 24 hours in the wake of the horrific San Bernardino terrorist attack. It’s almost like they wanted to fly right under the radar of the media, which has deployed in force to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Carter may have thought he was being clever and no doubt he is under orders from the White House. Unfortunately,...
  • U.S. Navy Adds 4 New Ship Classes to Its Roster

    11/30/2015 7:53:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 27, 2015 | Rich Smith
    So long,Littoral Combat Ship. We hardly knew ye. Lockheed Martin's USS Freedom (LCS 1) was the Navy's first littoral combat ship. New vessels of the same basic shape and size will henceforth be dubbed "frigates." Say goodbye to the "Mobile Landing Platform," the "Afloat Forward Staging Base," and the "Joint High Speed Vessel," as well. As of this year, the United States Navy has done away with all four of these clumsy, elongated, ad hoc ship classes, replaced each with a new name -- and introduced a new theme for U.S. war-planning in the process. Henceforth, LCSes will be christened...
  • TERROR IN MALI: US special forces storm hotel and free six American hostages

    11/20/2015 7:26:26 AM PST · by EBH · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/20/2015 | Tom Wyke and Jay Akbar
    Armed jihadists have killed at least three people in a deadly shooting rampage after taking 170 hostages at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Automatic weapons fire was heard on the seventh floor of the 190-room hotel, where it was thought as many as 10 militants roamed through the building, looking for guests and members of staff. 80 hostages have since been freed as special forces entered the building. Six American nationals have been rescued alive but several other American remain inside with the other 125 guests and 13 employees trapped inside the besieged hotel. The Pentagon revealed that...
  • US Special Forces deployed as ‚Äėhuman shields‚Äô to salvage terror assets in Syria

    10/31/2015 11:55:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    RT ^ | Nov 1 2015 | Finian Cunningham
    Obama‚Äôs decision to send Special Forces into Syria is being widely viewed as a US military escalation in the country. The troop dispatch also signals that the US trying to forestall Russian successes in wiping out Washington‚Äôs regime-change assets in Syria. In short, the US Special Forces are being used as ‚Äúhuman shields‚ÄĚ to curb Russian air strikes against anti-government mercenaries, many of whom are instrumental in Washington‚Äôs regime-change objective in Syria. First of all, we need to view a host of developments, including the hastily convened ‚Äúpeace talks‚ÄĚ in Vienna, as a response by the US and its allies...
  • US Special Forces reportedly mounted a risky but successful hostage rescue operation in Iraq

    10/22/2015 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters via Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Reuters and Jeremy Bender
    One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Hostages were successfully rescued during the operation, a US official told Reuters. CNN said about 70 Kurdish hostages were freed. A US official confirmed to Reuters that one American was killed. No further information was available on the mission, which local residents and a Kurdish military commander said was carried out in the Hawija area in northern Iraq. One member...
  • Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence,

    09/28/2015 1:29:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 103 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Green Beret Discharged for Body-Slamming Alleged Child Rapist Breaks Silence, Provides New ó and Graphic ó Details on Why He Felt Compelled to Act Sep. 28, 2015 12:54pm Kaitlyn Schallhorn The Green Beret who is set to be involuntarily discharged in early November has finally spoken out about the situation that caused his punishment in the first place ó his intervening on behalf of an Afghan boy who was being repeatedly raped. ďKicking me out of the Army is morally wrong and the entire country knows it,Ē Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland said in his first public statement, which was...
  • Putin Sends His Dirty War Forces to Syria

    09/10/2015 4:34:17 AM PDT · by bd476 · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 10, 2015 | WRITTEN BY Michael Weiss and Ben Nimmo; Shane Harris
    The Kremlin isnít sending just any troops to prop up the Assad regime. Itís dispatching units that spearheaded Russiaís slow-rolling invasion of Ukraine.Reuters confirmed Wednesday what The Daily Beast first reported last weekónot only have Russian troops been deployed to Syria but they are indeed taking part in active combat operations, although against which of the manifold enemies of the Assad regime remains unclear.U.S. government sources told the news agency that two tank landing ships, aircraft and naval infantry forces have arrived in Syria in the past 24 hours, with the largest buildup occurring in Latakia, the northwest coastal province...
  • 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 Qaedaís 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 militaryís smartest and best trained, are still creating lots of headlines, but not necessarily for heroics.
  • Obama Pentagon: Too Many White Males in Special Forces

    08/07/2015 5:47:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | august 7, 2015 | jonah bennett
    Elite units in the military are†by and large†both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity in terms of increasing operational capacity. Data provided by each individual service to USA Today†illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Armyís Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in...
  • Pentagon decries lack of diversity in special forcesSOCOM chief: 'We need people of color'

    08/06/2015 8:44:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 50 replies
    WND ^ | August 6, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    U.S. Army Rangers drill in 2011. A Pentagon spokesman said the militaryís elite forces need more diversity, and without, the nationís security could very well be compromised. ďWe donít know where we will find ourselves in the future,Ē said Army Col. Michael Copenhaver, whoís published a paper on diversity among the special operating forces, USA Today reported. ďOne thing is for sure: We will find ourselves around the globe. And around the globe you have different cultural backgrounds everywhere. Having that kind of a diverse force can only increase your operational capability.Ē The comments came as USA Today requested...
  • IDF Looks to Bible to Prepare for Future Threats [Zech 12]

    07/25/2015 10:38:36 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 7/23/2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    ďAnd the LORD said unto Gideon: ĎThe people that are with thee are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me, saying: mine own hand hath saved meÖíĒ (Judges 7:2) The Israeli Defense Forces is preparing for a possible future which includes a nuclear-developing Iran, a senior defense source told The Jerusalem Post. According to the paper, the IDF must assume the worst to properly reshape the military, improve training and cut costs. New IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and a team of military planners spent four years developing...
  • Obama now an accessary to genocide and war crimes; denies USA Special Forces permission to intercede

    06/23/2015 4:04:18 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | KD
    (Original title too long: Obama now an accessary to genocide and war crimes; denies USA Special Forces permission to intercede on massacre in Nigeria) From a retired Special Forces Officer, now consulting with Rescue Christians. In another act of brutality committed by Boko Haram The Obama Administrationís brazen disregard for human life and continued tacit support of Islamic extremists, is again highlighted by an incident revealed in an intelligence briefing given at Ft. Huachuca Arizona this morning. This past Saturday, near the town of Damasak, Nigeria, 264 Christian men, women and children were herded into an open pit and burned...
  • Both active and effective: A short history of Indian Special Ops

    06/13/2015 7:52:23 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 11, 2015 | Praveen Swami
    The dawn would have illuminated the pools of blood, as the villagers emerged to count their dead. For all of the night of February 24, 2000, residents of the hamlet of Lanjote had bunkered down, hoping not to be hit by artillery fire arcing across the LoC. The 16 bodies on the streets, though, bore evidence of the precision savagery of the knife, not the shell: 90-year-old Mohammad Alam Wali, and a young couple, Mohammad Murtaza and Kali Begum, had been decapitated. Limbs were severed; heads hacked. The youngest victim, Ahmad Niaz, was just two. With deliberation, it seemed, the...
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the schoolís first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round.Ē"</p>
  • Army weighs if ex-Green Beret hero should be dismissed

    05/17/2015 4:12:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 May 2015 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ó An Army officer stripped of a medal for heroism under fire and his right to call himself a Green Beret is fighting for his military career after accusations he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Though a criminal investigation failed to find remains of his alleged victim and didn't result in charges against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, he's been targeted for possible dismissal from the Army and the consequent loss of veteran's benefits with a less-than-honorable discharge. A Fort Bragg hearing before three, higher-ranked Special Forces officers could meet later this month to weigh...
  • US Special Operations Forces kill Islamic State commander in Syrian raid

    05/16/2015 10:59:27 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | By Bill Roggio
    US Special Operations Forces killed an Islamic State military and financial leader and captured his wife during a raid in eastern Syria last night, the US military confirmed today. The operation, which included airstrikes followed by an air assault conducted by special operations troops, was designed to capture Abu Sayyaf, a senior leader in the Islamic State, and his wife, Umm Sayyaf. The raid took place ďin al-Amr,Ē or the Al Omar oil field in Deir al Zour province in eastern Syria, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said in a statement released by the US military. The oil field is...
  • Special Forces Drill with Local SWAT for Domestic Raids (Richland, South Carolina)

    05/13/2015 4:52:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    You Tube ^ | 05/12/15
    RICHLAND | In what appears to be the second such drill, Special Forces have been deployed domestically alongside local Sheriffs to train for midnight raids in Richland County South Carolina.
  • The 8 most elite special forces in the world

    05/13/2015 7:45:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Tomas Hirst
    Elite special forces are some of the best-trained and most formidable units a country can boast. They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions. These really are the best of the best. Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above the rest in their track record and the fear they instill in their adversaries. These soldiers have been through rigorous training exercises designed to weed out those who can't hit their exacting standards. In a world...
  • Bin Laden report 'full of lies,' says former SEAL

    05/11/2015 6:29:56 PM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/15 04:53 PM EDT | Ben Kamisar
    By Ben Kamisar - The former Navy SEAL who says he killed Osama bin Laden is slamming a new report that challenges the White Houseís account of the mission, calling it ďgarbage.Ē ďThe story that I read, the part from [Seymour] Hersh, was full of lies,Ē Rob OíNeill said on Fox News's "Shepard Smith Reporting." ďIt took me a long time to read it because I had to put it down ó I couldnít read the nonsense.Ē Hersh on Sunday published in story in the London Review of Books that says Pakistani intelligence officers played a significant role in the...
  • The invasion of Texas

    05/04/2015 12:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Greensboro News & Record ^ | May 4, 2015 | Doug Clark
    Speaking of Texas, we're really getting a sad picture of right-wing paranoid extremism. A planned military exercise called Jade Helm 15 is seen as a cover for an Obama administration operation to take over the state. And if you're a Republican Texas politician like Gov. Greg Abbott or Sen. Ted Cruz, you have to act as if these are legitimate concerns. Not that he distrusts the military exactly, Cruz said, but "we have seen, for six years, a federal government disrespecting the liberty of the citizens. That produces fear, when you see a government that is attacking our free speech...
  • WH: U.S. Special Ops Forces Will Be 'Wearing Arm Bands' When They Come to Texas

    04/30/2015 8:13:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Susan Jones
    When hundreds of U.S. Special Operations Forces descend on Texas (and six other states) for an eight-week training mission in July, they will not be "incognito," nor will they threaten the constitutional rights or civil liberties of Americans, the White House said on Wednesday. "My understanding is that the -- that the individuals who are participating in the exercise won't be traveling incognito, that they'll be wearing arm bands," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
  • Females In Ranger School Hack Off Hair To Maintain Equality

    04/25/2015 7:08:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/25/15 | Jonah Bennett
    To assuage fears that different standards will apply to men and women in Ranger School, women have been required to sport short haircuts, as well.ďThe standard for the Ranger course is for students to have the shortest haircut authorized by AR 670-1,Ē Col. William Butler, deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, told Army Times.The idea is to maintain strict standards of hygiene. Short hair makes it much easier to spot ticks. Women are not allowed to have hair extending more than one inch from the scalp. If there are any bangs, they may not fall below the eyebrows.Nineteen...
  • The Rock íní Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    04/09/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 13 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | July 02, 2013 | Clay Tarver
    He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists. Thank God it was the easygoing one who saw it. He was reading a magazine, when he slowly looked up and stared at Everman. Then the sergeant walked over, pointing to a page in the magazine. ďIs this you?Ē It was a photo of the biggest band in the world, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain had just killed himself, and this was a story about his suicide. Next to Cobain was the bandís onetime second guitarist. A guy with long, strawberry blond curls. ďIs this you?Ē Everman exhaled. ďYes, Drill Sergeant.Ē
  • How to be a Special Ops Operator

    03/04/2015 9:53:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Happy Hump Day, here are somethings that you can do to make it look like you're a Special Op Operator. First one is you can customize your favorite AR15 with these accessories, see picture below. If you want to see more of the girl in the bikini, you can see the rest of this on "how to be a Special Ops Operator" here.
  • CRAZY Russian Special Forces CQB Confidence Drills

    02/26/2015 9:19:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    These pistol shooting drills from the Russian Special Forces are off the hook. It's something that you're not going to see in the U.S. These drills are for the advanced gun toting folks that sleep and breathe carrying guns 24/7 not for the norm. Again Warning do not try these drills at home. Here's an accidental discharge while doing this crazy drill and he's a pro. See the rest of this crazy Russian SF drills here.
  • VA Secretary Apologizes for Saying He Served in Special Forces

    02/24/2015 7:34:12 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/24/15 | PAUL H.B. SHIN
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted that he never intended to misrepresent his military service," a White House officials told ABC News. "We take him at his word and expect that this will not impact the important work he's doing to promote the health and well-being of our nation's veterans." The exchange with the homeless man was part of a report...
  • Report: VA Secretary Lied About Serving in Special Forces

    02/23/2015 6:04:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    weekly standard ^ | february 23, 2015 | daniel halper
    The Veterans Affairs secretary lied about serving in the special forces, a report in the†Huffington Post†alleges. "Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in special operations forces, the most elite units in the armed forces, when his military service of five years was spent almost entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 1970s," the report reads. U.S. special operations forces (SOF) are composed of exhaustively trained and highly capable troops from each military service, including the Green Berets, Army Rangers, Delta Force and Navy SEALs --...
  • What 'American Sniper' Got Right and Wrong, According to SEAL Who Helped Train Chris Kyle

    01/23/2015 9:10:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    ABC News - Good Morning America ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lee Ferran
    When Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor who helped train Chris Kyle, first watched "American Sniper," he was disappointed in the movie about his former student and friend. "I had high expectations and I have to say, when I first watched the movie, I felt really let down, for a number of reasons," Webb told ABC News Thursday. "It's hard to capture someone's life in two hours, and I get that, but I felt the film could have been, should have been, a military epic on the scale of a 'Saving Private Ryan.'" But Webb said when he...
  • France admits soldiers have deserted to ISIS, including ex-elite special forces

    01/23/2015 6:45:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | Henry Samuel, The Telegraph
    Several French former soldiers have joined the ranks of jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq, the countryís government confirmed on Wednesday, as it outlined a series of new anti-terrorism measures following the Islamist attacks in Paris. Most of the ex-soldiers, reportedly numbering around 10 and including former paratroopers and French foreign legionnaires, are said to be fighting on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Most worrying is the reported presence of an ex-member of Franceís elite First Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment, considered one of Europeís most experienced special forces units and which shares the ďWho...
  • Smearing Snipers: What Many Americans Donít Get about Our Warrior Elite

    01/16/2015 10:34:34 AM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16, 2015 | Chris Mark
    JANUARY 16, 2015 Smearing Snipers: What Many Americans Donít Get about Our Warrior Elite We should be proud of men like Chris Kyle, not skittish or ashamed. By Chris Mark About ten years ago, an employer of mine had an odd request: I needed to delete an aspect of my military career from my professional biography because it might ďoffendĒ a potential client or partner. Recon Marine, infantry Marine, service-disabled veteran . . . those were a boon. But ďScout Sniper,Ē one of the greatest accomplishments I had as a Marine ó that had to go. Sadly, that kind of...
  • Green Berets Helped Rebuild Afghanistan

    01/10/2015 11:05:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    The Fayettevill Observer ^ | 1/10/2015 | D Brooks
    Just days after the terrorists struck, Green Berets from the Fort Campbell-based 5th Group were in Afghanistan. In more than 13 years since, the Special Forces presence in the country has been a constant. Thousands of soldiers have given years out of their lives to the Afghanistan mission. Many have been wounded. Many have died. In the process, they say, they have built the foundation for a future in a country that has known decades of war. ďBack then, there was no (Afghan) army,Ē Schwartz said. ďReally, all their equipment was predominately Soviet, and it was left over from the...
  • U.S.-funded facilities barely working in Afghan camp, so feds build more

    01/08/2015 3:06:00 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Sarah Westwood
    A U.S.-funded power plant and fueling station at an Afghan military complex in Kabul were barely functioning nearly two years after contractors finished building them, a watchdog report said. Another U.S.-backed project, a dining hall for soldiers at the Afghan National Armyís Camp Commando, was serving more than five times the number of people it was built to handle. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction encountered difficulty in inspecting the three facilities due to lost records that would have shown when they were tested and commissioned in its report on the camp. Together, the power plant, fueling station and...
  • Former Delta Force Doctor is Top Rural Doc in America

    12/26/2014 6:28:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/26/2014 | C Carroll
    Dr. John ďRobĒ Marsh was already more than 12 hours into his workday last Tuesday when he rolled up to a tiny darkened house in Vesuvius, an out-of-the-way town in Virginiaís Shenandoah Valley. ďHis willingness to come out here when we need him ó well, itís the kind of attitude you donít find that much anymore,Ē she said. ďWeíre just fortunate. Tirelessness and the confidence to operate alone in a crisis ó key requirements for rural physicians ó were drilled into him in his previous job as the doctor for the Armyís elite Delta Force antiterrorism unit. Read the...
  • How to Look Like You're in the Special Forces: Anonymous

    12/24/2014 11:57:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/24/2014 | Anonymous
    Couldnít pass this up because one of our staff member have encountered such people while in the Far East Theater Staging Area, (maybe you Veterans have come across this as well) so this is quite hilarious. Read the 6 things that will make you look like a SOF member here.