Posts Tagged “Special Forces”

The more things change, the more they stay the same

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Adm. Bill McRaven, the head of U.S. special operations, is mapping out a potential Afghanistan war plan that would replace thousands of U.S. troops with small special operations teams paired with Afghans to help an inexperienced Afghan force withstand a Taliban onslaught as U.S. troops withdraw. While the overall campaign would still be led by conventional military, the handfuls…

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Book Review: The Lions of Kandahar

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Book Review: The Lions of Kandahar

Thanks to the many hours of personal time spent blogging, I have been lucky enough to have publishers and authors send me books to read and review. I have a stack of them next to my bed and I usually spend at least a few minutes every day reading. Some are good and some are…

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Get to know ODA 574

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First let me thank blackfive.net for putting these videos up so I knew about them. Second I want to point you to the videos below. They are a series of 4 videos which basically make a documentary about the men and actions of ODA 574. This Special Forces team is the focus of Eric Blehm’s…

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Remembering Robbie Miller

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Remembering Robbie Miller

Bouhammer Note- The following blog post was written by a friend of mine (MT) who knew Medal of Honor Recipient Robbie Miller well. Tomorrow on October 6th, Robbie’s parents will be presented with his Medal of Honor by President Obama. In light of that fact, MT wanted to write this guest post highlighting how he…

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Remote Special Forces Team needs your Help

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As many who have been reading this blog for a while know, my very good friend Scott Kesterson has been multiple times and still is in Afghanistan. He is currently with a small team that as a ODA Special Forces team, is at the tip of the spear. But like most at the tip of…

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Bouhammer eating Crow

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Many times on this blog I have been unkind to Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. I have called him many names and berated decision he has made and things he has said. My friend over at the blog War on Terror News and I have argued about Karzai and what kind of person he is. I…

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A great story out of a bad time

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Last week 10 out of 11 Green Berets were on hand in Ft. Bragg NC to receive Silver Stars. The Silver Star is a very high award to recognize valor and unlike the Bronze Star which can now be given for service, the Silver Star is only presented when valorous actions happen in combat. To…

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Special Ops, doing what they do best

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What a great story about true un-sung heroes that train for these types of missions all the time with no fanfare and no desire for any. The quiet professional, the Special Forces soldier. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,443342,00.html

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