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Team Room factoid. The assaulters had considered going in under disguise and rehearsed in full disguise kit to mask themselves as Pakastanis.
20 hours, 23 minutes ago on The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
@Coriolanus Looks like the PMC world is spooling up for some ISIS action.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Should You Go Fight ISIS?
Sulaymania...a great town.
1 day, 18 hours ago on The ISIS Solution: How Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam
How about Vice just pushing ISIS propaganda?
Great piece Paco.
3 days, 13 hours ago on The Ultimate Carrier Break: Nasty SHB
@pamlful Just updated with the watch giveaway. One happy 300 member coming soon!
5 days, 18 hours ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300
@Minou_Demimonde @SOFREP @twhii We have to take payment upfront to cover build costs. If you're a TR member before this offer you'll get the second year free.
@CarpeNoctem You're still part of the family! Thanks for the support.
@CCB299 Hi CCB299. This is a separate program and includes a lot of build costs for us so short answer is no. Existing TR members signed up before this offer WILL get the second year free. We wanted to take care of you guys on this one. Charlie will make that offer soon.
@twhii See below from Charlie. Thanks twhii.
6 days, 7 hours ago on Exclusive Membership Offer: The SOFREP 300
Good stuff Mark.
1 week ago on Bikinis and Green Berets: Girls Gone Wild with the Utah National Guard?
1 week, 3 days ago on The Book “War Dogs”: Photo Gallery & Interview
@ColonelProp Your welcome. More to come soon.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on American Sniper The Movie: Interview with Scott McEwen
Good work, you beat me to this review. As you probably know Brett and I were in BUD/S together. Great guy, and glad he's living life on his own terms.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Pride: The Story of the First Openly Gay Navy SEAL – A Book Review
@XRayFox Good intel.
1 month ago on Glen Doherty’s Family Forced To Sue CIA, State Department, and CIA Insurer
Glen's sister Kate has class, great job on the local station.
@caseymac1944 @BrandonWebb Thank you for sharing this, I hope some other folks write in as well.
@MikeWC77 @BrandonTWebb Thank you Mike.
Great article Roland, and much needed information I'm sure.
1 month ago on You’ve Lost a Limb, Don’t Lose Your Life to Bad Prosthetics
@joesig @Kiyabear This is great input, as a former IC myself, I couldn't agree more on IC's taking responsibility for their own benefits.
My personal opinion is that the CIA Annex was about as secure as you can get in the situation, the State Department on the other hand was ill prepared to deal with a flat tire let alone a hostile attack.
The real shame is that the CIA mandated this coverage, it wasn't voluntary, it was required coverage, and how could the insurance company in good faith insure somebody for a death benefit that would never pay out.
@MGX I appreciate that, it's just shameful that the insurance company and the CiA didn't step up and do the right thing.
Good write up.
1 month ago on 10 Signs You Served in a War Zone After 9/11
@MGX Yes, this is becoming a bigger problem with the CIA and contractors and it wouldn't surprise me to see contractors banding together to take legal action.
1 month ago on The Book “13 Hours”: Accountability Lost and What Went Right In Benghazi, Reviewed
So…I love this cover but Penguin pulled these images off their licensing site and I had some help digging (Wade) and found out this is an AIrsoft reenactment photo. What are your thoughts on using it? Seems like my guys would roast me alive if we used it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Among Heroes Cover
This is a combined response to several threads on here, I get the email alerts, and usually read them on mobile and then try to respond on my tiny iPhone keyboard with no luck…so here goes.
Muslims as a whole are good people, just like Christians at home and abroad. Reading the Koran to understand radical Islam is a good starting point but like the Bible, the Koran can be interpreted from one extreme to the next.
Saying that we should "kill them all" is not a practical solution, history has taught us that this is and has been a viable solution, I just don't think we live in a world that would let us turn the Middle East to glass so I try and talk about real world solutions.
To the person that commented about liberal/libertarian trolls on this site. We welcome all points of view as long as everyone plays nice. This isn't a conservative site, or liberal, it's a place for independent thought and debate.
Isolation is also not a solution in my opinion, although some people quickly interpreted my saying that we should pull out of the Middle East as such. I don't think this will work but I do think we should pull out the majority of assets and focus on a more clandestine approach to sway ideological course.
Regardless of our disagreements on here this is a great thread, and had me engaged and distracted at times when it was needed.
Thanks for all the great input on this one.
1 month, 1 week ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@CarlRC I'm not advocating running and hiding, just a new strategy, the current one isn't working very well.
I appreciate all the comments. I've responded below and will dig into this post again in a few hours. -BW
@clluelo @BrandonWebb I disagree. Israel has enough in their arsenal to wipe Iran off the map, it's why Iran wants their own nuclear capability.
@mike_the_mortar_maggot @BrandonWebb @clluelo S. Korea is a different animal. You don't see Koreans blowing themselves up on American targets...
@jglow69 If you want examples you need to study your enemy. There's plenty of books documenting the agitating factors of radical Islam, and American military presence is always at the top of the list.
I'd recommend this one to start with.
@majrod @BrandonWebb @jglow69 The Cuban Missile crisis is an example of Soviet arms presence in close relation to American soil causing agitation.
I served five tours in the Middle East and saw the tension of American military presence first hand, if you think that a US military presence in the Middle East isn't a factor that helps fuel anti American ideology in the ME then I don't know what to tell you, we just have to agree to disagree.
@ColonelProp Next year Col.
1 month, 1 week ago on Episode 109: Red Circle Fundraiser Gala
@majrod @BrandonWebb @jglow69 The Cuban missile crisis is an example of how location and occupation matters.
We're going to have to agree to disagree. US foreign policy is not working, and if history were a teacher America would get a failing grade.
@clluelo Not at all. When have we used US forces to directly support Israeli military actions in the M.E. recently?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on President Obama is No Hercules: The Hydra of Radical Islam
@jglow69 You say it's a naive viewpoint but provide no substance to your counter point. I complete disagree, it's a massive agitator that US forces occupy the Middle East, and we could spend a lot more money at home addressing education and health care.
@czechinthepipes I personally think if they make the decision to become a transgender (meds/surgery) then they can serve openly.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Transgenders In The Military Exist
@GuardianRott @BrandonTWebb I agree.
@hale_stuart Solid copy, and thanks, checking the handle now.
@HM1 (FMF) Ret. This one was by Pete Nealen HM1.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on ISIS: Terror and Maneuver
@Jaycel Adkins We can work on that one for sure.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Lies and Stolen Valor: Cory Alan Jackson, of Range Time
@MerkMan I couldn't agree more.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Lies and Stolen Valor: Cory Alan Jackson, of Range Time
@Recon6 @CarpeNoctem This is more an integrity and stolen valor issue. He should have never mentioned his "military service" and he would have been fine.
Great read BK.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Today’s Military: Too Dysfunctional to, uh, Function? An Unscientific Analysis
@CarpeNoctem I'm sure Michael will arrange something if you ask him and mention the affiliation. I'll ask him next time we talk as well.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on A Navy SEAL’s Review of “Level Zero Heroes” By Michael Golembesky
@PatD64 @IanScotto @LevelZeroHeroes @BrandonTWebb @AlexDavid5280 Thanks guys.
2 months ago on Episode 106: F-16 Pilot Dan Hampton and Former Marine Michael Golembesky
2 months, 1 week ago on Members Only Early Look At “Among Heroes” Coming May 2015
@KimberlyHilton Glad you liked it, hopefully you read The Red Circle too…some great fill in the blanks with this one.
@CarpeNoctem I actually pulled the book from Simon and Schuster because they had so many issues. I re-placed it with Penguin and my editor Brent, super good guy.
@TylerD32 Thanks TylerD32