As its UAV fleet has taken a significant hit in the war in Ukraine, Russia is now turning to Iran for drones.
Your tactical update on Ukraine (July 8)Featured
Despite the announced operational pause, Russian forces are pushing on at some locations. Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the south continues.
Your daily tactical update on Ukraine (June 23)Featured
The fighting in the Donbas continues as the Russian forces edge closer to fully capturing Severodonetsk.
Your tactical update on Ukraine (June 5)Featured
Despite initial estimates, the Ukrainian military is now counterattacking in Severodonetsk while Russia’s eastern offensive appears to be slowing down.
Your tactical update on Ukraine (May 25)Featured
The Russian military is shifting its approach away from large-scale and toward smaller-scale encirclements. Ukrainian forces retreat orderly from Bakhmut.
Your tactical update on Ukraine (May 19)Featured
The Russian military is preparing a major assault on Severodonetsk in an attempt to break the Ukrainian defenses, while Putin continues to fire his generals.
Height-waiver Green Beret: Captain James Flaherty was a Special Forces legendHistory
Richard James Flaherty was born on November 28, 1945. Unbeknownst to his parents, Richard and his mother, Beatrice Rose, shared incompatible blood types (Richard, Rh-Positive; Beatrice, Rh-Negative). This is a dangerous condition that can lead to serious complications for the fetus or even death. Thus, when Richard was born, he was different. The incompatibilities in […]
Special Operations Command gets new high tech radiosOn Duty
The U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) awarded L3 Harris Technologies a $82 million contract for advanced radios. Soon, American commandos will be fielding the Falcon IV AN/PRC-167 multi-channel manpack radio. Essentially, the AN/PRC-167 brings together numerous tactical communications functions in one portable device. It also contains an LCD screen from which special operators can watch […]
Night Stalkers Don’t Quit: Role of elite Army pilots in two daring missions recognizedOn Duty
Pilots and crews from the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR) received numerous awards for bravery for two special operations missions. According to the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Night Stalkers earned the medals for their actions during two special operations. In the first one, the Night Stalkers flew in a […]
Great Power Competition and the role of America’s Air CommandosOn Duty
Great Power Competition. Ever since the Department of Defense (DoD) published its new National Defense Strategy in 2018, Great Power Competition has become the new buzzword in military and intelligence circles. Despite – but also because of – the numerous government agencies and parties concerned about Great Power Competition the term doesn’t have an official […]