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A Suction Ascender for Special Forces to Scale Walls

Utah State University students built a suction system that allows its wearing to scale vertical walls. Now they hope to build a version stealthy enough for special forces.<p><b>Grappling hooks can get you up a vertical wall</b>. But U.S. special forces are looking for something better. "These teams are often …

Special Forces

The Most Elite Special Forces In The US

<b>Skip to the units ></b><p>The Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, is scheduled for spending and personnel increases while the rest of the military looks to be making cuts. End strength goals indicate that America's entire crop of military operators will top off at 70,000.<p>In fact, the number of operators …

KILL OR CAPTURE? Two Raids By Special Forces Hint At A Tactical Shift By Barack Obama

Could this mark a shift in tactics? To fight terrorism, Barack Obama has relied far more than any previous president on the use of aerial drones to kill suspected terrorists. (He has ordered over 400 such attacks since 2008.) Such assassinations are, to put it mildly, controversial. Civil-liberties …

Green Beret Explains Why Special Forces Training Is Better Than An MBA

With experience planning and executing complex operations, these veterans can also be a powerful force in the business world, according to former career Green Beret Scotty Neil.<p>"Let's create a formula and say, hey, we can do business intelligence like we used to do combat intelligence," Neil said. …

Intense Photos Show Elite Soldiers Competing In A Special Forces Olympics

For nine days in July, the United States military sponsored dozens of elite Latin American soldiers and police from 17 countries for a "friendly competition" at the enormous Tolemaida military base in Colombia.<p>Dubbed Fuerzas Comando, it's basically the Olympics for special operations teams in the …

U.S. Special Forces Worry #BringBackOurGirls Will Tweet Them Into Africa Like #Kony2012 Did

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Few people have more faith in hashtag activism than the U.S. Special Forces, who are worried …

ADF to deploy 200 special forces troops into Iraq after Julie Bishop signs deal

Australian military commanders are preparing to send 200 special forces members into Iraq after the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, finalised a legal deal allowing the deployment.<p>Bishop said she had settled the legal framework during meetings with Iraqi government leaders in Baghdad on …

House Homeland Security Chairman: ISIS Is Waging a Propaganda War, and Lone Wolves Show ‘They’re Winning’

Representative Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that the attacks in Canada and New York City last week by …

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

Author: Adrian Chen. Adrian Chen Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>The campuses of</b> the tech industry are …

Exposing the hidden history of computer hacking

<b>In 1998, Chris Wysopal and friends discovered a way to shut down the internet.</b><p>With just 30 minutes of work they believed they could do enough damage to stop the world wide network operating for a couple of days.<p>They told people about what they found but not in a chat channel or discussion forum. …

Yardarm Sensor brings real-time tracking to police firearms

Connected technology largely focuses on the average consumer, being used with devices that monitor homes, keep track of kids, locate lost pets, wake …