Latest Special forces News

Navy dismisses SEAL team leaders, cites discipline failures

Sep. 6, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a highly unusual move, three senior leaders of a SEAL team were dismissed Friday due to a loss of confidence in their leadership skills only weeks after a unit in Iraq was sent home accused of sexual assault and the platoon chief of another unit was convicted for posing with a casualty....

Yemen President urges end of UAE strikes, fears secession

Aug. 29, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president urged Saudi Arabia on Thursday to rein in the United Arab Emirates after warplanes from his former ally staged airstrikes on Yemeni government troops, killing and wounding dozens as they headed to retake the key southern port city of Aden from separatists backed by the...

Extremists attack army base in southern Mogadishu; 5 killed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali military officers say at least four soldiers and a photographer embedded with the army were killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an army base in the town of Awdhegle, southwest of the capital. Gen. Yusuf Rage, commander of the Somali infantry division, said that...

Secret's out on hard-hitting Air Force linebacker

Aug. 13, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force senior linebacker Kyle Johnson did some mapping and data collecting during his confidential summer internship at a think tank in the nation's capital. Sorry, that's really all he can reveal. His work was either sensitive or classified. He does have clearance to...

Navy drops Afghanistan detainee abuse charges against SEALs

Aug. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has dropped charges against four SEALs involving alleged abuse of detainees in Afghanistan in 2012. Navy Region Southwest commander Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar announced Tuesday the dismissal of charges against Lt. Jason Webb, Chief Petty Officers David Swarts and Xavier Silva,...

Military alleges sexual misconduct in soldier's hazing death

Aug. 5, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Military prosecutors in Virginia said Monday that they want to add allegations of sexual misconduct to their murder case against a U.S. Marine and a Navy SEAL who are among those blamed for the 2017 hazing death of a U.S. Green Beret in Africa. Navy prosecutor Benjamin Garcia made the...

Navy orders justice system review after SEAL's acquittal

Aug. 2, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy dismissed charges Thursday against an officer accused of covering up war crimes by a SEAL later acquitted of murder, and ordered a review of the service's justice system. The action by the chief of naval operations in the case of Lt. Jacob Portier is the latest blow to military...