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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - U.S. Special Operations Command
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is the Unified Combatant Command charged with overseeing the various Special Operations Commands (SOC or SOCOM) of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States Armed Forces. The command is part of the Department of Defense. USSOCOM is headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. - Source: Wikipedia
Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton B. Kramer, a 20-year Green Beret, has learned that if you want to improve your chances to survive, it's best to personally make modifications to the Army's primary rifle — the M4 carbine.
Officially, it's called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit. Unofficially, it's called the "Iron Man" suit. Regardless, Adm. William McRaven, the man in charge of U.S. Special Operations Command, expects America's special operators to be outfitted with the advanced gear by 2018.
A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA.
Former U.S. defense secretaries Robert Gates and Leon Panetta are supporting the effort to get a national honor awarded to members of the World War II spy agency led by a Buffalo native.
Adm. William McRaven's order to purge the bin Laden material came 10 days after The Associated Press asked for the photos and other documents under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.
As the armed forces shrink and withdraw from some global hot spots, their agenda for the battle of the sexes grows.
There is an authentic intensity about the annual OSS Society awards dinner, an autumnal rite that celebrates the Office of Strategic Services — OSS — the agency created during World War II by Army Maj. Gen. William J. Donovan that was the predecessor of the CIA. The time has come again.
Public statements from the Pentagon since it removed the ban on direct ground combat jobs for women signal that the armed services plan to change their physical standards to ensure integration of the sexes, analysts say.
A descendant of Col. Charles Beckwith, who in 1977 founded the Army's Delta Force that today hunts and kills Islamic terrorists, passed the test in May to become a member of the elite special operations forces.
Publicly and privately, U.S. commandos are casting doubt on the sexual revolution looming over Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Delta Force and Green Berets.
Political appointees at the Defense Department, the CIA and the White House brushed aside concerns from career officials about helping two Hollywood filmmakers research their 2012 movie about the top-secret Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, according to a report from the Pentagon's inspector general.
Washington is preoccupied with the political decisions surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, but nine months later the who and why of the terrorist assault that left four Americans dead remains shrouded in mystery.
In the months before President Obama declared al Qaeda was "on a path to defeat," his aides were telling Congress that the terrorist network was expanding and was capable of inflicting mass casualties in the U.S.
One of two Navy SEALs injured during parachute training in southern Arizona has died while the other man remained hospitalized Friday, authorities said.
The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Iran and other nations Tuesday that the United States' military is still formidable despite budget cuts that have reduced the number of its aircraft carriers in the region.