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Special Forces Members Honor Their Fallen Brothers on Memorial Day

“All ages, all races — the only requirement to be in this group is you have to have served or still serve as an active duty Special Forces soldier. If you haven’t done that, then you can’t do this. You can’t be in this club,” he said.

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Iraqi Special Forces Join Battle for Mosul; U.S. Soldier Dies

In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the US military announced the first American combat death since the operation began.

MOSUL, IRAQ - OCTOBER 20: Kurdish peshmerga fighters listen to a briefing from a commander as they prepare to recapture the village of Tiskharab from ISIS on October 20, 2016 near Mosul, Iraq. Kurdish and Iraqi forces, supported by numerous countries including Britain and the USA, have continued their advance …

Navy SEALs, Pentagon Brass Push Back Against Political, Media Exploitation

When Taya Kyle, wife of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, fondly recalled her late husband’s humility on Breitbart News Daily Tuesday morning, she was speaking in the context of a New York Times article published over the weekend. The article described a growing rift among current and former Navy SEALs, and Pentagon commanders, over what some denounce as the commercial and political exploitation of the legendary service.

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Report: Senior Islamic State Commanders Move to Libya

A Libyan intelligence official told the BBC on Wednesday that senior Islamic State commanders are moving into Libya, along with a growing number of foreign fighters flowing into the battleground city of Sirte.

A photo posted on internet on April 7, 2015 shows ISIS or Daesh (Daech) or "Islamic State" group militants posing in Yarmouk (Yarmuk) Palestinian camp, located in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, that is partially now under their control. Photo by Balkis Press/Sipa USA

U.S. May Commit Apache Attack Helicopters to Battle of Mosul, Iraq

The Battle of Mosul, a decisive campaign to retake that captured city from the Islamic State and drive the savages out of Iraq, was supposed to happen a long time ago. It remains in the planning stages as we head into 2016. The U.S. military is now considering committing Apache attack helicopters to the battle, along with a growing number of special-forces scouts and advisers on the ground.

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Obama: U.S. Special Forces in Syria Are Not ‘Boots on the Ground’

President Obama struggled to keep his “no boots on the ground” talking point alive on Monday, saying in an interview with NBC News that U.S. special forces about to be deployed in Syria do not count, because they are not supposed to fight front-line combat operations against ISIS, and smaller units of special operations troops have been working in Syria for some time.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For False Claim Of Serving In Special Forces

Given both the crisis still in progress at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the controversy over NBC News’ Brian Williams getting in trouble for a phony story of taking fire in Iraq, this was not a good moment for a combo scandal in which the new VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, got caught making a false claim of serving with U.S. Special Forces.

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