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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.”


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

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


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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.

US and Canadian paratroopers on exercise in Poland

US and Canadian paratroopers conducted a combined parachute operation onto Bledowska Drop Zone on May 5 to begin combined airborne infantry training with their Polish allies.


Polish paratroopers from the 6th Airborne Brigade watch American and Canadian allies parachute onto Bledowska Drop Zone near Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland.

The exercise brought together paratroopers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Calvary Regiment, with the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne); Canadian paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry; as well as Polish paratroopers from the 6th Airborne Brigade, for five days of allied training, including airborne operations, patrolling tactics and techniques, night movement capabilities, live-fire weapon ranges and land navigation.

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“Ice Station Zebra” – For Real?

Maybe its a case of life imitating art, but at any rate – the US Army also seems to have remembered that it has a mission in the far north as well.

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Check out the recent story in The Army Times for more…

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