Category Special Operations

Senate Torture Report: An Exception In CIA Oversight

Senate Torture Report: An Exception in CIA Oversight Senate torture report exposed misdeeds, but it’s rare for Congress to hold the CIA accountable By KEN DILANIAN http://abcnews.go.com/Politics /wireStory/senate-torture- report-exception-cia-oversight -29493247 The Associated Press WASHINGTON In February 2009, the Senate intelligence committee gathered in a soundproof room to learn the stomach-churning details of the brutal interrogations […]

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers Excerpt: “Everyone else thinks that the whole program or the people behind it are a joke, that we are video-game warriors, that we’re Nintendo warriors,” Brandon Bryant, a former drone camera operator who worked at Nellis Air Force Base, told Democracy Now. Certainly, there is nothing second-class […]

Army Secretary Defends Stripping Special Forces Officer Of Awards

Excerpts: “Every step in the process of investigating Major Golsteyn’s actions, and reviewing and subsequently revoking his valor awards has been thorough, objective and justified,” McHugh wrote in the Feb. 26 letter, obtained by The Washington Post.”The Army’s investigation demonstrated that Major Golsteyn’s service during or at the time of the distinguished act, achievement or […]

Role Reversal: U.S. Special Operations Forces After the Long War

Excerpt: Although the jihadist threat is far from over, special operations forces have also begun looking toward the type of future enemies they might be ordered to fight. In a September 2014 white paper, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) argued that SOF must now master what it called “counter-unconventional warfare.” This idea grew […]

Pentagon Embarks On An Effort To Find Where/How The U.S. Military Is Losing Their Technological Advantage; Future Of War: Small, Many, Disposable, Smart, Exquisite

Pentagon Embarks On An Effort To Find Where/How The U.S. Military Is Losing Their Technological Advantage; Future Of War: Small, Many, Disposable, Smart, Exquisite http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Paul McLeary, writing in the February 28, 2015 edition of Defense News, writes that “the Pentagon’s top military leadership has been given theri marching orders — to move out […]

Prototype Quantum Radar Can Detect Objects Which Are Invisible To Conventional Systems…Including Unmasking Stealth Aircraft — Has Now Been Developed

Prototype Quantum Radar That Can Detect Objects Which Are Invisible To Conventional Systems…Including Unmasking Stealth Aircraft — Has Now Been Developed http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Researchers at the University of York in Britain, writing on the website, Science Daily, claim that “a prototype, quantum radar…that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems — […]

U.S. Special Forces Are Getting A New ‘Stealth’ Motorcycle

U.S. Special Forces Are Getting A New ‘Stealth’ Motorcycle FROM Matthew Gault http://theweek.com/articles/ 541314/special-forces-are- getting-new-stealth-motorcycle (Facebook.com/Logos Technologies, LLC) February 26, 2015 Chuck Norris defeated hordes of terrorists in the 1986 film Delta Force. His secret weapon? A dirt bike that fired rockets. Norrisblew up jeeps, smashed through windows, and leaped from the bike onto a […]