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As the U.S. Army continues its drawdown in Afghanistan, soldiers and units there are slated to receive interconnected suites of high-tech, next-generation networking gear designed to improve access to combat information and massively strengthen digital connectivity among dispersed ground units on the move, service officials said. The U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division will deploy to […]

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Ok, not literally, but in case you haven’t yet seen the piece of paper shown above, its the April 29, 2011 memo by then CIA Director Leon Panetta authorizing the May 1, 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It reads: MEMO FOR THE RECORD Apr. 29, 2011, 10:35 […]

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Here’s question we’ve heard several times in the months since last summer’s downing of a CH-47 Chinook in Afghanistan that killed 30 U.S. troops, including 17 Navy SEALs, and eight Afghan Commandos; would those men still be alive if they were traveling aboard an aircraft belonging to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment rather than […]

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Some sad news from the weekend: Four Air Commandos died over the weekend when their U-28 special mission single engine turboprop went down in Djibouti Saturday. The planes based on the Pilatus PC-12, often operating in civilian livery, are flown by Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) on missions to remote airstrips around the world […]

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In case you didn’t see this on Friday, the Pentagon is converting the 1970s-vintage amphibious assault ship USS Ponce into a mothership for special ops and countermining missions in the Middle East, the Washington Post is reporting. The 570-foot long ship’s big flight deck and well deck are well suited to carry the choppers and […]

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