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A new weapon for special operators?

By Christian Lowe We Are The Mighty It’s the caliber that’s beloved by the commando crowd for its close-in ballistics and smooth shooting through a short-barreled, suppressed rifle. And what was once a weapon for the secret squirrel types has now gone high-profile with a new solicitation from U.S. Special Operations Command asking industry for options to outfit spec ops troops with a new personal defense weapon.   Special Operations Command wants a new close-in battle weapons with nearly i ... More

Yemen 'withdraws permission' for US special operations missions

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2:10 p.m. The Yemen foreign minister said he ony asked for a "reassessment" of the U.S. raid last month, pushing back on early reports the government had banned further U.S. special operations ground missions in the country.  “Yemen continues to cooperate with the United States and continues to abide by all the agreements," Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said in a USA Today article.    By Military1 Staff The international debate over the ... More

Delta Force carries out raid against ISIS in Syria

By W.J. Hennigan and Nabih Bulos Tribune Washington Bureau AMMAN, Jordan — A team of Army Delta Force commandos carried out a raid in Islamic State-held territories of eastern Syria, killing at least two militants with the extremist group, U.S. officials said Monday. The officials, who were not authorized to speak publicly about the classified operation, said a special operations team carried out the raid Sunday to kill or capture suspected Islamic State leaders in the city of Deir Ezzor, about 90 mil ... More