Special forces

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks as his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu, right, listens during a joint press conference following their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mattis said the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
January 23, 2018 - 7:02 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Turkey's air and ground offensive against Kurds in northwestern Syria has distracted from international efforts to finish off the Islamic State group and has disrupted humanitarian relief work, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis raised the matter in an...
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November 30, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's Special Warfare Center and School has launched an investigation into an anonymous email that accused its leaders of "moral cowardice" for ditching training standards and allowing undeserving soldiers to become members of elite Green Beret teams. The sharply critical...
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These images provided by the U.S. Army show, from left, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Wash.; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; Sgt. La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Fla.; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. A senior U.S. defense official says the military suspects that American special forces were ambushed in Niger after someone in the village they visited told enemy fighters they were in the area. The Army Green Berets and about 30 Niger forces stopped in a village for an hour or two to get food and water after conducting an overnight reconnaissance mission. All four were killed in Niger, when a joint patrol of American and Niger forces was ambushed by militants believed linked to the Islamic State group. (U.S. Army via AP)
October 24, 2017 - 7:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of U.S. commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said Tuesday. The official said the Army Green...
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NIGER COMMANDOS 100517: Map locates Niamey, Niger, where 3 US commandos were killed; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; with BC-US--United States-Niger; JEM; ETA 7 a.m. SOURCE: maps4news/HERE, U.S. Africa Command. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
October 05, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three U.S. Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, U.S. officials said Thursday. Wednesday's attack came after U.S. and Niger forces met with local...
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August 22, 2017 - 8:44 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi troops on Tuesday reached the first urban areas of the Islamic State-held northern town of Tal Afar on the third day of a multi-pronged operation, said a military commander. U.S.-trained elite forces, known as the Counter Terrorism Service, entered the al-Kifah neighborhood on...
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August 22, 2017 - 5:57 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — A military commander says Iraqi troops have reached the first urban areas of the Islamic State-held northern town of Tal Afar. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands the operation, says in a statement on Tuesday that the special forces troops on Tuesday entered the al-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan . The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
August 20, 2017 - 4:35 pm
CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan . The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
August 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm
CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan . The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
August 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, left, talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja, commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force, and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, at Camp Morehead in Afghanistan . The three officers attended the launch of the Afghan Army’s new special operations corps. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
August 20, 2017 - 12:33 pm
CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) — Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you." Gen. John Nicholson's...
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