Army Rangers, DELTA Force, Green Berets, Marine Recon, Navy SEALs, Politics, Special Ops, US, War

Who are the “best of the best” in US Special Ops?

We’ve all read about US Special Operations in the news and seen them popularized in movies like “Black Hawk Down” (2001), “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012) and “Lone Survivor” (2013). I mean, the Navy SEALs have grown to legendary proportions in recent years.

But this bears the question: Which members of the US Special Operations community are the “best of the best”?

Here are eight of the most elite groups of Special Operators the United States has to offer…

Air Force Combat Controllers

“It takes an incredible amount of skill, physical fitness and courage to carry out some of the Air Force’s most difficult missions. As members of Air Force Special Operations, it’s the job of Combat Control (CCT) specialists to provide command and control and direct air traffic from remote and sometimes hostile areas. These highly specialized experts are trained in a wide range of skills, including scuba, parachuting, snowmobiling as well as being FAA-certified air traffic controllers in order to establish control and provide combat support on missions all over the globe.”

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75th Ranger Regiment

“To be a part of the 75th Ranger Regiment requires personal excellence across many Soldier and leader attributes. Rangers are more than just physically strong, Rangers are smart, tough, courageous, and disciplined. Rangers are self-starters, adventurers, and hard chargers. They internalize the mentality of a “more elite Soldier“, as the Ranger Creed states and as their intense mission requirements demand.

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NATO, Poland, Politics, Russia, US, War

US troops arrive in Poland, viewed as threat by Russia

Since the start of the week approximately 1,000 of a promised 4,000 US troops have arrived in Poland, representing the largest deployment of US troops in Europe since the end of the cold war. The troops are to be accompanied by 87 tanks, and 144 armored vehicles.

The deployment, which is intended to address concerns of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, represents the first time US troops have been permanently stationed along Russia’s western border.

The Kremlin views their arrival as a threat to Russia’s national security.

“We perceive it as a threat. These actions threaten our interests, our security. Especially as it concerns a third party building up its military presence near our borders. It’s [the US], not even a European state” said Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.

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Kim Jong-in, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Politics, Trump, US, War

Trump Tweets: North Korea intercontinental missile ‘won’t happen’

North Korea’s Kim Jong-in said in a televised message this past Sunday that North Korea is close to testing long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

US President-Elect Donald Trump responded via Twitter saying, “North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. It won’t happen!” BBC News has the full story.