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4 key differences between the Green Berets and Delta Force

From raining hell on al Qaeda in the early days of the war in Afghanistan to going after the "deck of cards" in Iraq, the super-secretive counterterrorism unit knows how to dispatch America's top targets.<p>But during the wars after 9/11, Delta's brethren in the Army Special Forces were tasked with …

Military

Iraq's special forces control 19 Mosul neighborhoods

AL-QASR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces fighting Islamic State militants on the eastern side of Mosul have retaken 19 neighborhoods from the extremist group since the battle for the city began last month, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.<p>Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil of the special forces …

Middle East

5 of the most elite special forces in the world

When the stakes are high, only the best can get the job done. These are 5 of the most elite special forces around the world.<p><i>Produced by Lamar Salter.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Special Forces

The 8 most elite special forces in the world

They go where other soldiers fear to tread, scoping out potential threats, taking out strategic targets, and conducting daring rescue missions.<p>These really are the best of the best.<p>Although it's extremely difficult to rank these forces relative to one another, there are some units that rise above …

Military

More Women Coming to Combat Roles in Military

As civilian women in ever greater numbers choose to arm themselves and to carry firearms for self-defense, it looks like there will be more women …

Military

Undercover SAS troops on Oxford Street as special forces deployed to protect shoppers again Christmas terror attacks

Undercover SAS troops will be patrolling major shopping hubs such as Oxford Street after warnings of "credible information" about a Christmas season …

Oxford Street

The U.S. Marines are getting a new off-road ride

The U.S. Marines have a new recruit.<p>The department of the U.S. Armed Forces has placed an order for 144 Polaris MRZR D4 UTVs, a compact off-roader that was unveiled earlier this year. The 4x4 features a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that can run on either diesel or the military’s favored JP8 …

Military

Hot tips for getting your compost pile cooking

Q. <b>Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I’m tired of my compost not cooking. Can I just bury it around my plants and pull the stray volunteer seedling that emerges?</b><p><b>Kristina</b></b> …

29 things dogs should never eat

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter, was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.<p>It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?<p>We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as …

Insects

Russia Lays Down 3 New Nuclear Submarines

Three new submarines were officially laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, a port city on Russia’s White Sea a few weeks ago, according …

Vladimir Putin

The call of the Winged Dagger: The glorious history of India's Special Forces

Despite the claims of a new TV show, these teams aren't routine paratroopers: they are an elite strike force.<p>On Independence Day, the television …

Military

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Clash of the titans as SAS takes on US Special Forces in the ring

IT’S set to be the ultimate clash of the titans in a fight for national pride, honour and respect – and raise thousands of pounds for maimed and …

Special Forces

10 signs someone is lying to you

Chances are, you get lied to multiple times on a daily basis. But the good news is, spotting a fib isn't as difficult as you might think — so long as you know the signs.<p>Behavioral analyst and body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass, who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says …

Body Language

Why Traditional Martial Artists can’t beat MMA Fighters (but could)

By onJuly 17, 2016 in Media, Wing Chun<p>For the last 20 something years we have been told traditional martial arts don’t work against MMA fighters. And …

Should You Try Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, the traditional Chinese technique of inserting thin needles into the body at specific spots called acupoints, is becoming an …

Acupuncture

Special Forces language training

The men of the U.S. Army Special Forces are a unique group of Soldiers. The selection process to gain entry to Special Forces training is difficult. …

6 United States National Parks Prime for Scuba Diving

When President Woodrow Wilson established the National Parks Service 100 years ago, there were only 14 sites to enjoy. Now, as the NPS celebrates its …

Scuba Diving

Why WME-IMG Paid $4 Billion For UFC, A Mixed Martial Arts League

From spectacular live events to new forms of content, WME-IMG plans on taking the “niche” out of Ultimate Fighting Championship.<p>In a jaw-dropping deal, a sport once denounced by John McCain as “human cockfighting” has just been valued at $4 billion. That’s how much a consortium of investors led by …

Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts in movies: Not just 'Sultan', these films brought the sport to the screen too

While Bollywood films have generally chosen to highlight mainstream sports like cricket and football, <i>Sultan</i> chose the unconventional way and …

Martial Arts

Special Forces Mountain Training

U.S. Army Special Forces has a multitude of missions that require many types of skills and capabilities. One of these capabilities is being able to …

Military

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

2 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Ronda Rousey's Knockout | Inc.com

When the previously undefeated UFC fighter Ronda Rousey fell in a shocking loss to underdog Holly Holm, armchair sports commentators piled on the hate: "Serves her right - she's so full of herself," or "She's washed up!" and certainly countless more comments not fit for print. Humans love …

Leadership

This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

• Home<br>• ><br>• TheSeedGuy.com<br>• ><br>• This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet<p>posted 8 months ago<br>Categories: TheSeedGuy.com<p>You’ve stepped on …

Alternative Medicine

12 Amazing Gardening Tricks Everyone With a Backyard Needs to Know

These tips will help whether you're a garden guru or a total novice.<p>Gardening is a fine art, and often, learning to get it right is a process of trial and error. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can pinch from professional gardeners to help you master this hobby with ease.<p>1. Coffee, …

Columbia University

America’s not-so-special ops: The spectacular fall of our most elite soldiers

Over and over again, in regions across the globe, the U.S. military is proving useless in training foreign armies<p>They’re some of the best soldiers in the world: highly trained, well equipped, and experts in weapons, intelligence gathering, and battlefield medicine. They study foreign cultures and …

War

6 Medicinal Herbs to Grow at Home - Quiet Corner

1. Echinacea<p>(<i>Echinacea purpurea</i>)<p>This native perennial, also known as Purple Coneflower, is a glorious garden plant that grows 24 to 36 inches tall, …