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How to escape from being tied up, according to a Navy SEAL

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 2,000 people go missing throughout the U.S. every day. Many of those innocent individuals are taken from the very neighborhoods they grew up in. While 57 percent of all missing-persons cases end on somewhat good notes, 43 percent do not. We've all heard the horror stories of people being tied up with rope or zip ties as captors transport them to some secondary, unknown location. Knowi ... More

7 Christmas gift ideas for SOCOM

By Harold Hutchison We Are The Mighty We’ve been hard at work making Christmas wishlists for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. There is, of course, one not-quite service branch to cover that likely has some niche needs. We’re talking about United States Special Operations Command. Although this command pulls from other armed services, they have some unique leads. So, what would the snake-eaters want for Christmas? 7. A new SEAL Delivery Vehicle The current Mk 8 Mod 1 SEAL D ... More

7 unrealistic Navy SEAL characters in the movies

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Since the halcyon days of World War II frogmen, Navy SEALs have completed some of the most dangerous missions ever largely in the shadows — until the book comes out, that is. When done correctly, Hollywood has produced a few films that give those brave men credit where it’s due. However, some films try to capitalize on the respected SEAL image by creating characters that are so far-fetched, many veterans call bullsh*t on it right way. So check out our list ... More

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