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Friday Foto


Capt. Armands Rutkis, a joint tactical air controller from the Latvian armed forces, marks a drop zone with smoke for a C-130 Hercules dropping simulated cargo during a joint training exercise Aug. 5.

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson

Friday Foto


Operation REASSURANCESoldiers from the 16th Battalion of the Polish 6th Airborne Brigade and “Mike” Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment conduct a tactical river crossing as part of a joint exercise during Operation REASSURANCE on July 30, 2014.

Photo: Cpl Mark Schombs, 4 CDSG Garrison Petawawa Imaging

A look inside MARSOC selection

“MARSOC officials are in the process of releasing more information in an effort to “demystify” the command. They found there was a lot of information available about other special operations training programs, like the Navy SEAL ‘Hell Week’, but not much about their command.”


Read more here.

The Over Exaggerated “C” Clamp Grip…Hype or Not?

Another great article – this time from Nick Irving over at “The Loadout Room”.


Read it here.

Another Way To Fight: Unconventional Warfare from Rome to Iran

(Hat tip to Jack Murphy for bringing this very good article to my attention.)


” Foreign Intrigue is pleased to provide an article from Guest Contributor Dave Coughran that was previously posted at the Harvard Kennedy School Review. The article examines unconventional warfare.

Dave is a 2014 Master in Public Policy candidate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, currently studying diplomacy and international affairs. Coughran completed two tours to Iraq as a Green Beret in the Special Forces. He speaks Arabic and has served in numerous advisory posts to militaries and governments from the Middle East.”

Read it here.

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