Special Operations


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Multinational troops and U.S. Soldiers assigned to Special Operations Command Europe participate in a skills demonstration during exercise Jackal Stone 2014 in Baumholder, Germany, Sept. 12, 2014. Jackal Stone is an annual joint special operations exercise designed to enhance capabilities and interoperability amongst the participating special operations forces as well as to build mutual respect while sharing doctrinal concepts, training concepts and various tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Army photo by Erich Backes/Released)

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URGENT: US MARINE NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!!!!! ( Sgt. Tahmooressi )


URGENT!! PLEASE WATCH! THIS GOES UP FOR A VOTE TOMORROW! PLEASE HELP FREE OUR MARINE!
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#LetOurMarineGo

Please watch this 6 minute video and pass it on. We don’t have much time left. Andrew needs to get home, he suffers from PTSD and has been in Mexican custody since March 31. End his role as a political pawn.

6 Mind-Blowing Tricks That Turned the Tide of War


Technology and manpower never guarantee a military victory by themselves. And neither can tactics and strategy — sometimes, it takes an extra measure of trickery and subterfuge to swing the tide on the battlefield.

A group of Quora users sought to answer the question “What are the most mind-blowing tricks used during any war?” The answers provide a fascinating insight into some of the minds responsible for the most ingenious successes in the history of war.

1. Operation Mincemeat

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Image of the Day: 30 September 2014


An Open Letter to Veterans of the Vietnam War


Marine~Vietnam

To the Soldiers of Operation Rolling Thunder. From the battles of Starlite, Dong Ha. To those who fought fearlessly in Saigon, Hanoi, and TET. To the tunnel rats and the warriors of Hill 937:

WELCOME HOME

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Honor the Fallen: Volume 1


Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Indiana, died during an insider attack in September of 2012.

Raible, a pilot, was the commander officer of a Harrier squadron. He was a member of Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing headquartered at San Diego’s Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

Atwell was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, is doing a tour of duty as a helicopter pilot and was stationed at Camp Bastion at the time of the attack, but was not hurt.

The attacking insurgents wore U.S. Army uniforms when they assaulted the base, killing the two Marines, wounding nine other people and destroying six Harrier fighter jets, officials said.

The insurgents caused more than $200 million worth of damage in the attack, which The Taliban claimed responsibility for.

Read more: Daily Mail

 I’ll be posting the images of fallen American and allied Soldiers once a week, they will be tagged #blankcheckheroes. If there is anyone you’d like to honor, leave me a message and I’ll do my best to fulfill your request. Thank you.

 

 

 

Embrace it..?


Photographer Captures Tens of Thousands Fleeing ISIS, Entering Turkey


A sandstorm hits Dikmetas Saturday afternoon, while thousands of Turkish Kurds amass at the border with Syria to help Syrian Kurds find water and food upon their arrival.

If the whole “cross this line Syria, and we’ll come for you” (paraphrasing) that Obama drew wasn’t all of a sudden erased when Syria crossed it, we wouldn’t have this problem. Actually, if we left troops in Iraq back in 2011 like his military advisors ‘suggested’ most of what’s happening in the regoin wouldn’t be.  I digress…

Scott Johnson

for National Geographic

At least 66,000 Syrian Kurds streamed into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing the latest advances of the Islamic State—the violent Sunni group that has declared a caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq—as it moved further north in a bid to extend territorial control. The militants’ onslaught left as many as 40 towns and villages in northern Syria, including the border city of Ayn al-Arab, called Kobani in Kurdish, virtually empty, as thousands of men, women and children sought safety. Read more

Image of the Day: 29 September, 2014


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US Marine shields himself from the dust being kicked up.

US Veterans Send Fox News Open Letter About ‘Boobs On The Ground’ Joke


This had to be done. She’s part of the allied coalition and has overcome major hurdles considering where she lives. I commend her and her hard work and determination to go beyond the limits set for women in that region. She’s making history and as a woman I can’t help but smile and say, ‘atta girl.’

US military veterans from the Truman National Security Project have written an open letter to Fox News complaining that offensive comments about a female United Arab Emirates pilot were “unwarranted” and “fundamentally opposed to what the military stands for. Read more

Obama Calls For ‘Moderate, Inclusive’ ISIL Beaheadings


#DuffelBlog

Oh, dear…haha

THE WHITE HOUSE — In an interview with 60 Minutes on CBS that aired Sunday, President Obama called on the leaders of ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to exercise more moderation and inclusivity in their beheadings of infidels. Read more


Pararescue in Afghanistan

We don’t carry empty weapons. ever. ~10th SFG RPC  #sixwordwar

The Mysterious Death of General Patton


By Tim Shipman in Washington

The newly unearthed diaries of a colourful assassin for the wartime Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA, reveal that American spy chiefs wanted Patton dead because he was threatening to expose allied collusion with the Russians that cost American lives.

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Will The Twain Meet?


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East is East and West is West and the twain will never meet.  Rudyard Kipling