Category Archives: Special

Have the DoD’s special hiring practices hurt more than helped?

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The Department of Defense has dozens of civilian hiring authorities at its disposal, some unique only to that agency, in order to bring on the best and most flexible talent in service of the nation’s defense. But according to the union that represents approximately 300,000 employees at the agency, it is those very hiring authorities […]

Special Operations Command chief: Afghans need US troops to counter Taliban

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WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s military forces need U.S. assistance to successfully counter the Taliban, the top general for U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress on Thursday, amid debate over whether American forces should remain in the country beyond May 1. Gen. Richard Clarke also echoed the sentiments of other military leaders, saying it’s clear that the […]

Special Operations team in Pacific will confront Chinese information campaigns

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Special Operations Command created a task force in the Pacific region to work with allies there to thwart China’s information operations, the commander told lawmakers Thursday. The Joint Task Force Indo-Pacific team will be focused on information and influence operations in the Pacific theater, a part of the world receiving much the […]

Special Operations Command chief: Afghans need US troops to counter Taliban

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WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s military forces need U.S. assistance to successfully counter the Taliban, the top general for U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress on Thursday, amid debate over whether American forces should remain in the country beyond May 1. Gen. Richard Clarke also echoed the sentiments of other military leaders, saying it’s clear that the […]

Special Operations Command chief: Afghans need US troops to counter Taliban

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WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s military forces need U.S. assistance to successfully counter the Taliban, the top general for U.S. Special Operations Command told Congress on Thursday, amid debate over whether American forces should remain in the country beyond May 1. Gen. Richard Clarke also echoed the sentiments of other military leaders, saying it’s clear that the […]

Special Operations team in Pacific will confront Chinese information campaigns

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Special Operations Command created a task force in the Pacific region to work with allies there to thwart China’s information operations, the commander told lawmakers Thursday. The Joint Task Force Indo-Pacific team will be focused on information and influence operations in the Pacific theater, a part of the world receiving much the […]

Special operations training center warns soldiers of symbols co-opted by extremists

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The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School shared an infographic in recent weeks to familiarize leaders with some new extremist symbols after one of their medical courses had to change its logo because it was nearly identical to imagery used by an anti-government militia movement. The initiative isn’t focused on official Army logos, […]

1st Special Forces Command investigating PSYOP captain for involvement in Trump DC rally

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The 1st Special Forces Command is investigating a psychological operations captain for her involvement in the Jan. 6 pro- President Donald Trump rally in Washington, D.C., a spokesman tells Military Times. The command is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s involvement in the Wednesday rally. The 30-year-old psychological operations officer told the Associated Press she led 100 […]

Special Forces soldier charged in Rockford shooting may have PTSD, lawyer says

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CHICAGO — An attorney for a U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant arrested in what authorities called an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead told an initial hearing Monday that her client may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Duke Webb, 37, faces three counts of murder and three counts […]

Special Forces sergeant charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3

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ROCKFORD, Ill. — A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant based in Florida has been charged in an apparently random shooting at an Illinois bowling alley that left three people dead and three wounded, authorities said Sunday. Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said Duke Webb, 37, has been charged with three counts of murder and […]