SOF News Update – 20160807

SOF Soldier in Afghanistan

Top Ten Special Forces Groups in World. The SpecOps website has rated the “Top 10 Most Dangerous Special Forces Around the World”. In the mix are the Irish Army Ranger Wing, SAS, Delta, MJK, and six others. View the list and a brief narrative on each.

Lisa Jaster Tells us about Ranger School. Major Lisa Jaster was the third female to graduate from the very demanding U.S. Army Ranger School (Fall 2015). She explains how she physically and mentally prepared for the course in “How I Earned My Ranger Tab”Task & Purpose, August 4, 2016.

Russian’s Trying to Flip U.S.-Supported Syrian Proxy Group. A Syrian rebel brigade fighting the Islamic State and government regime and supported by the U.S. military is being wooed by Russia. The rebel group, based in Aleppo, has been disappointed with the support provided by the U.S. military and Russia is stepping up with bigger promises. Heavy weapons, better air support, and more money are some of the inducements to switch loyalties. The Syrian rebels are trained and equipped by the Americans but the groups leader says support is uneven and sporadic. He is not ‘feeling the love’! Read more in “Russia Is Trying to Poach U.S.-Trained Rebels With ‘Unlimited’ Weapons in Syria”The Daily Beast, August 5, 2016.

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