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Remembering Joe Galloway, co author with Hal Moore of “We Were Soldiers Once and Young”

Joseph L. Galloway, author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young has died. I first met Joe Galloway during the Gulf War in Ryad Saudi Arabia. I had dinner with Joe several times and attended the daily 5 o’clock Follies News Briefing. He had as little opinion as I did …

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Dostum, the Afghan Warlord Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime is back?

UPDATE: Is the Warlord Dostum back? The “famous” warlord and the former Vice President of Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum is finally back, celebrating his return with a vow to “suppress” the Taliban., the Sentinel reported as Doatrom was reportedly in or heading for Afghanistan recently . ‘I predicted this years …

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THE U.S. ARMY IN VIETNAM FROM TET TO THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL, 1968-1975

THE U.S. ARMY IN VIETNAM FROM TET TO THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL, 1968-1975   y the beginning of 1968 the United States had been involved in military operations in Vietnam for over seven years and in major ground combat for two-and-a-half years. In-country U.S. military strength had risen to 485,000, and …

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EL PARAISO AND THE WAR IN EL SALVADOR

EL PARAISO AND THE WAR IN EL SALVADOR (1981–1983) by Charles H. Briscoe, PhD for SOC.mil From 1980–1993, the government of El Salvador, with U.S. assistance, waged a national counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign against guerrilla forces of the FMLN (Frente Farabundo Marti de Liberación Nacional). That COIN campaign was one of the …

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WESTMORELAND: THE GENERAL WHO LOST VIETNAM

By Lewis Sorley From the April 2012 issue of SOF THEY GOT PLATITUDES Brigadier General Edwin Simmons, later the long-serving Chief of Marine Corps History, recalled a commanders’ conference convened by Westmoreland at Nha Trang. The room was filled with senior officers who had served in World War II and …

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The Stanleyville Massacre

Mad Mike Hoare by Chris Hoare By Chris Hoare Author of Mad Mike Hoare  Fifty years ago, Stanleyville in the Congo was the scene of one of the most savage crimes of the last century, the cold-blooded massacre of hostages by the Simba rebels. Mercenary soldiers from 5 Commando under …

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Born to Storm: A Commando In the South African Defence Force

ABOUT BORN TO STORM Herman van Niekerk In training South African 5 Special Forces Commando  The Author: Herman van Niekerk is a highly decorated retired South African Special Forces Colonel. He left the military in 1999 after 27 years service and formed several of his own companies which specialized in security related training and …

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The Fierce Battle Of Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler: When All Hell Broke Loose

This video is a dramatized summation of events that occurred at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler in the vicinity of Wanat Village, July 13, 2008. It was created shortly after the battle. THE BATTLE Chosen Company | July 13, 2008 | Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler vic Wanat Village, Afghanistan OPERATION Rock …

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BLOODY BATTLE AT COP KEATING

SSG Ty Carter Received Nation’s Highest Valor Award By Harold Hutchison From the November 2013 issue of SOF AN HISTORIC HONOR A second Soldier received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the a battle near Combat Outpost Keating on 26 August. SSG Ty Carter joined SSG Clint Romesha in …

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The Terminal List, SOF Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr

The Terminal List. by Jack Carr Interview with former Navy SEAL Sniper and author, Jack Carr Tell us a little about your background.  From 1996 to 2016, I was in the military.  From a very early age I knew I wanted to serve my country in uniform and had my sights …

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