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After 15 Years Of War, These Elite Troops Try To Prep For The Next 15

The Huffington Post | David Wood | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics

NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND, Coronado, Calif. -- With no fanfare, U.S. special operations commandos head out on long, dangerous and secretive missio...

A Force Unto Itself

William J. Astore | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

In the decades since the draft ended in 1973, a strange new military has emerged in the United States. Think of it, if you will, as a post-democratic force that prides itself on its warrior ethos rather than the old-fashioned citizen-soldier ideal.

Washington's Imperial Shock Troops

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Meet the hottest new commander in the increasingly secretive world of American warfare, Lieutenant General Raymond "Tony" Thomas. A rare portrait in the Washington Post paints him as a "shadowy figure."

The Golden Age of Black Ops

Nick Turse | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

Despite its massive scale and scope, this secret global war across much of the planet is unknown to most Americans. Unlike the December debacle in Yemen, the vast majority of special ops missions remain completely in the shadows, hidden from external oversight or press scrutiny.

Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

America's Black-Ops Blackout

Nick Turse | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

For more than a month, I waited for answers. I called. I left messages. I emailed. I waited some more. I started to get the feeling that Special Operations Command didn't want me to know what its Green Berets and Rangers, Navy SEALs and Delta Force commandos -- the men who operate in the hottest of hotspots and most remote locales around the world -- were doing.

Special Operations Command Backs Away From Yale Training Center

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

File this one under curiouser and curiouser: a controversial Green Berets center meant to train soldiers in "cross-cultural" interactions by using mem...

Thieves Steal Thousands Of Laptops From Government Contractor In A Matter Of Hours

St. Petersburg Times | Dong-Phuong Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The heist occurred at the iGov facility at 9211 Palm River Road and was captured on surveillance camera, according to a search warrant filed by a Hill...