It seems BUD/S remains as hard as ever, although slightly more students appear to be making it through these days than perhaps in the past.
Report finds inadequate medical oversight led to 2022 SEAL candidate’s deathOn Duty
The death of Seaman Mullen was a tragedy caused by a cascade of factors that could have been prevented, the Navy’s report found.
VBSS: A Navy SEAL explains how to board enemy shipsSpecial Ops
One of the more esoteric acronyms that exist within the world of Special Operations Forces (SOF) is VBSS. I would guess that most people, possibly even the majority of non-SOF military personnel, do not know what it stands for or the tactic it describes. Let’s face it: the U.S. military is renowned for its multitudinous […]
The Iraq War 20 years later: Saluting US service membersOff Duty
Although the Iraq War still remains contentious, we should still be proud of the U.S. service members who served there.
Will AI weapons bring the downfall of humanity?Tech
AI-enabled autonomous weapons will surely at some point find themselves pointed at human targets and that’s when things will become terrifying.
Could the upcoming “Silo” series become a sci-fi classic?Off Duty
“Silo” is dystopian sci-fi at its best, and if its upcoming TV adaptation is well-made it has the potential to become a blockbuster.
Spy games: Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines?Ukraine
Many countries and non-state actors had a motivation to attack the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.
Fru’s 25 songs: The soundtrack of a lifeOff Duty
What I give you here are the most important 25 songs in my life.
These are the 7 roles required for the perfect teamOff Duty
From the humorist to the sage and the leader these are the seven roles than create a perfect team better than the sum of its parts.
What the Chinese ‘spy balloon’ incident tells us about global espionageMilitary Affairs
Spying is often bitter, hard-fought, and can even be brutal, but the players all generally know the rules.