U.S. Special Operations Forces

Report: U.S. Special Operators Secretly Trained Taiwanese Forces

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Thursday quoted unnamed “officials” who said a contingent of about two dozen U.S. special operations and support troops have been deployed to Taiwan for at least a year to train their Taiwanese counterparts. The report drew a terse response from China, which objects strenuously to any number of American soldiers being stationed in Taiwan.

A soldier from one of Taiwan's elite special operation units, salutes atop a military truck as it passes through Taipei's presidential office square 10 October 2007 during the first military parade in 16 years. Taiwan flexed its military muscles in the National Day celebrations, showing off two home-developed missiles in …

‘War Spoils Department’: Islamic State Bureaucracy Revealed

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has established “war spoils” departments that dictate how the jihadist group is to handle matters such as slaves and pillaged natural resources, showing signs of a government apparatus that allows it to manage the large swaths of territory it controls in Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere, according to seized documents reviewed by Reuters.

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