• MARSOC Multi-Purpose Canine Handlers Train for Unforseen

    MARSOC's Multi-Purpose Canine unit is adequately preparing MPC handlers for the new AOs in which they'll be operating.
    MARSOC fast rope, canine handler
  • Navy Cross Presented to MARSOC Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman

    Heroism; bravery; valor: these are qualities which are defined and made familiar to Marines and sailors alike upon.
    First Sgt. Alvoid Hamilton presenting Navy Cross
  • 815th Airlift Squadron provides support for Operation Southern Strike

    "This is great practice," Ludwig said. "Anytime you jump at night, it refines your capabilities and is extremely worthwhile."
    160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment paratroopers
  • Navy SEAL Who Says He Killed Bin Laden Draws Ire of Colleagues

    Some special operations service members and vets are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit for killing Osama bin Laden.
    Former SEAL Robert O'Neill. Sky News image
  • Army Beats SOCOM, Loses to Marines in Sitting Volleyball

    The game was hotly contested from the get-go. Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, came out charging, leading the game early on.
    Warrior Games sitting volleyball match.

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Army: Strategic Landpower Concept Changes Doctrine

Gen. Robert W. Cone giving presentation.

WASHINGTON -- The Army's doctrine will change dramatically in the near future as joint leaders develop the operational concept of Strategic Landpower, said Gen. Robert W. Cone. One change will be a seventh warfighting function called "engagement," said Cone, who serves as commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He told those at the Association of the United States Army Aviation Symposium in Arlington, Va., Jan. 15, that the new warfighting function would involve skills used to influence foreign governments and militaries. Relationships with the Special Operations community that the Army has formed over the pas... more

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