Special Operations News 20161221

John Cena stars in the war movie "The Wall". Image from movie trailer on YouTube.com
John Cena stars in the war movie "The Wall". Image from movie trailer on YouTube.com.

SOF News Update 20161221 – Review and movie trailer of “The Wall”, review and trailer of “SIX” by History Channel, ISIS use of RBs providing greater safety and capability, Reaper upgrade, book review (yep, its about a SEAL), and SOCAfrica busy on the African continent, and more.

Movie – “The Wall”. John Cena stars in a war movie due to be released in March 2017 entitled “The Wall”. It features three snipers – two U.S. Army Soldiers and one ‘enemy’ sniper. Based on the trailer that I viewed it promises to be an engaging movie. You can read a short review of and watch the trailer at this link: http://taskandpurpose.com/john-cena-gets-serious-new-role-army-sniper/

History Channels “SIX”. A review and trailer of “SIX” – “New War Drama on America’s Elite: SEAL Team Six”, by Task @ Purpose, November 28, 2016.

Russian and US SOF Look Similar in Photos. See 18 photos that show how similar US and Russian SOF posted by Business Insider, December 19, 2016.

USSOCOM Contract Award. Chantilly, Virginia based OGSystems has announced that the company has been awarded two contract delivery orders from the United States Special Operations Command providing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment solutions. Washington Exec, December 19, 2016.

SOCAfrica Busy in . . . Africa. Nick Turse of Tom’s Dispatch provides his usual sample of fact and fiction when describing a wide range of U.S. special operations activities on the African continent in “Washington’s America-First Commandos in Africa”TomDispatch.com, December 18, 2016.

“The Soul of a SEAL”. Read a book review of a novel that is part adventure, part political, part romance, and a military thriller. A SEAL who is involved in a space program has to untangle a mystery . . . and finds romance along the way. Military Press, December 19, 2016.

Reaper Drone Upgrade. One of the key weapons systems of USSOCOM’s fight against terrorists is the armed drone. The MQ-9 Reaper will soon receive the MetaVR’s virtual reality generator to train crews of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). C4ISRNET, December 19, 2016.

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