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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Special Forces
Robert K. Brown's first-person tour through war zones, revolutions, doomed adventures and the rise of Soldier of Fortune magazine has the punch of a Hollywood action thriller. There are heroes, villains, blazing guns, intrigue, humor, swagger and violent death. Unlike an action movie, it's real.
Each grief is different, getting through it unique. Sometimes surviving a loss means both holding tight and letting go.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I am writing concerning my husband, an Army retired veteran and myself as his 24/7 caretaker.
Publicly and privately, U.S. commandos are casting doubt on the sexual revolution looming over Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.
There was no military "stand-down" order given the night of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, military officials told lawmakers late Wednesday, contradicting a State Department official's account of the event.
The tragedy of Benghazi, where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, seemed a cut-and-dried story in the days after a mob attacked the State Department's mission in eastern Libya. Today, the public knows that those early administration pronouncements were false.
When I took Hillary Rodham Clinton to task in January for the mishandling of security in Benghazi, Libya, I told her that if I had been president at the time, I would have relieved her of her post. Some politicians and pundits took offense at my line of questioning.
It has been nearly eight months since jihadists attacked U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, and many more were badly injured. That is pretty much all we know for sure about an incident that has let's face it been subjected to the most comprehensive and successful cover-up in modern political history.
First, it was a lame duck, Democrat-controlled Congress, in December 2010, that allowed homosexuals in the military. Now it's a lame duck secretary of defense -- a onetime liberal Democratic congressman -- who decides unilaterally that women in combat will likewise make for a better, stronger military.
Retired Army Special Forces Master Sgt. Jeff Hinton was looking for 100 current or retired Green Berets to sign a petition defending Second Amendment rights. What he received was 1,100 special forces operators, all of whom are against bans on the kind of military-style rifles targeted in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December.
The recent decision by outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta to allow women to serve in front-line combat units is fraught with problems, and no one in the administration or at the Department of Defense seems to be considering them.
Four years after its startup, U.S. Africa Command has it own fast-reaction commando force — based at Fort Carson, Colo., thousands of miles from the troubled continent.
The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year deferred entering a plea Thursday to charges that could bring the death penalty.
While preparing for overseas deployment with the U.S. Marines last year, Staff Sgt. Nathan Hampton participated in a series of training exercises at Camp Pendleton, Calif. There were weapons qualifications. Grueling physical workouts. High-stress squad counterinsurgency drills. And weekly meditation classes.