By using information operations, or propaganda, Beijing and Moscow are trying to gain an economic, intelligence, and military advantage.
The Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction system provides special-operations units with more choices when planning operations in the Pacific theater.
As the threat from the Soviet Union declined in the early 1990s, a new challenge for the US arose in the Middle East. The first Gulf War was a textbook conventional war, but it featured an array special-operations missions that helped secure victory. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
The first Gulf War was a textbook conventional war, but it featured an array special-operations missions that helped secure victory.
In the early morning hours of December 20, 1989, Delta Force operators descended on a Panamanian prison holding CIA operative Kurt Muse. The operation, conducted at the outset of the US invasion of Panama, brought Muse home safely, becoming Delta Force’s first successful hostage-rescue mission. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
As the Vietnam War raged 50 years ago, a US special-operations task force attempted a daring prisoner rescue at a camp right next to Hanoi, the North Vietnamese capital. Operation Ivory Coast, as the raid on Son Tay prison was known, didn’t free any US POWs, but it did have […]
Many storied leaders have helped shape and refine the US military’s special-operations forces. The three below are among the most decorated and accomplished, and their ideas and actions have had a lasting impact on the units they led. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. An unconventional visionary: Col. Charles […]
On November 4, 1979, Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, taking 66 Americans hostage. Less than a month later, US special-operations forces began planning a daring raid to rescue the Americans. The complicated rescue operation went awry almost immediately, but lessons from the deadly failure have informed how […]
A senior Navy SEAL with the platoon being kicked out of Iraq for misconduct has been accused of sexually assaulting a female service member working with the team, The New York Times reports. The Washington Post initially reported that the platoon, SEAL Team 7’s Foxtrot platoon, was sent home for […]