Boobytrapped in Bosnia

In the most generic action movies, a dying soldier pulls the pin on a grenade and holds the spoon closed with his body — the idea being when the enemy finds him the resulting explosion becomes a final “f*** you.” There are other kinds of booby traps as well, though, including rifle mags. Ever heard […]

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June 19, 1952 – Birth of a New Force

The Beginnings of Special Forces Fascist aggression in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II saw the need for the creation of military forces capable of conducting unconventional warfare in occupied territories.     The First Special Service Force (FSSF), constituted on July 5, 1942, was a combined U.S. and Canadian unit originally […]

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Finland Prepared For The Worst: Battlefield 2020

“Battlefield (2020)” is an educational film created by The Finnish Defence Forces specifically for conscript training. The film is part of the combat training material provided in the beginner period and in the non-commissioned and reserve officer courses. In addition, the video is used in the training of reservists and staff. The purpose of the […]

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UF PRO’s Guide To Tactical Tracking: Part 4

In this episode the team of trackers moves into an open field. While open grassland is great for tracking, it also makes the team very exposed. They know the time is not on their side, but security remains a top priority. So Boris forms his team into a Y-formation which was developed by the Rhodesian […]

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UF PRO Professional Skills Video Series: Tactical Tracking

UF PRO, a maker of advanced tactical clothing for military and law-enforcement units in Europe and beyond, will debut the first installment of a free, five-part video series on 27 April teaching the latest tactical tracking techniques. The video series—titled “Pro’s Guide to Tactical Tracking”—follows former Dutch Royal Marine Boris Vos and his team of […]

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Throwback Thursday: Johnson Light Machine Gun

Today is the 33rd anniversary of the creation of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) component of SOCOM traces its lineage back much further however – all the way back to the early years of WWII in fact. And today’s Throwback Thursday takes a look at a special weapon […]

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