That Time We Took On the Navy’s Hunter-Killer Dolphins

I was a platoon commander with reserve UDT-22 (Underwater Demolition Team 22) in Little Creek, Virginia in June of 1980. I had been promoted to lieutenant (SEAL) following a previous…

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US  Conducts Two New Airstrikes on al-Shabaab in Somalia

On Tuesday, January 19, the U.S. conducted two airstrikes in Somalia against the al-Shabaab terrorist group a sign that it is keeping the pressure on Islamic extremists in the eastern…

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Soldier Charged with Conspiring wIth ISIS to Attack US Troops

The Justice Department along with the New York City Police Department and the Army’s Counterintelligence (CI) unit announced on January 19 that a U.S. soldier was arrested on terrorism charges…

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Future Secretaries of Defense Should Take a Cue from Chris Miller

Serving in Washington in any capacity can be a daunting task and not one for the faint of heart. And then there is the politispeak. The old “Potomac Two-Step” politicians…

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Thirty Years Later, There Are Still No Answers for Gulf War Syndrome

It is estimated that 250,000 veterans of Operation Desert Storm suffer from Gulf War Syndrome. Thirty years on and there is still no cure.

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Biden Plans A Slew of Progressive Executive Actions On Day One

President-elect Joe Biden will waste no time in rolling back many of the decisions of the Trump administration. Biden plans on releasing a plethora of executive actions within hours of…

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US Finishes Withdrawing Troops From Somalia Ahead of Schedule

The United States military has completed the redeployment of troops from Somalia to elsewhere in East Africa according to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). AFRICOM spokesperson Colonel Christopher P. Karns,…

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Iran Producing Uranium Metal Has “Grave Military Implications” 

Iran has urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to avoid publishing details, on Iran’s nuclear program, which may cause confusion. “It is expected the…

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Islamic State Overruns Nigerian Base, Thousands Forced to Flee

On Friday, January 15, militants from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the town of Marte in the Lake Chad region of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. The…

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Green Beret Dies from Non-Combat Incident

SOFREP is deeply saddened by the news released this morning about the loss of Green Beret Warrant Officer John Wirka, who was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).…

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