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Loved this write up! Had me laughing, especially re your stealthy self greeting Brandon :) Wished you had come in a day earlier to make the SOFREP party. Take care BK!
2 days, 12 hours ago on Gear and Clothing in Las Vegas: 2015 SHOT Show After Action Report
I didn't realize that there were that many troops in general deployed there. It would make sense that with those numbers the majority wouldn't be SF. I think the admin is enamored with SOF and agree with you that by saying SF is leading the mission, can gloss over the numbers of conventional troops to keep the narrative of "no boots on the ground."
4 days, 2 hours ago on Operation Inherent Resolve is mostly conventional troops
@BrandonWebb Thanks Brandon. Pre-ordered. I also need to get Chris Martin's book but didn't see an Amazon link for it. Did I miss it somewhere?
4 days, 13 hours ago on Navy SEAL Dog Training Tips for Dog Owners Everywhere: “Team Dog” By Mike Ritland
Brandon - I want to get this but your link is only to B&N. I will get it thru Amazon. If you still get something for the site there, let me know.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Navy SEAL Dog Training Tips for Dog Owners Everywhere: “Team Dog” By Mike Ritland
@CJCJ I'll look again and subscribe then. Was great to see you two also... too briefly though!
1 week, 1 day ago on Michael Moore and Seth Rogen Are Elitist Cowards
@CJCJ That's a good article.
Agree wholeheartedly! And welcome to the ranks of the SOFREP writers.
1 week, 1 day ago on Hollywood Bites the Hand that Feeds
@CFG300 Where's OldPH2 when we need him?!?
1 week, 2 days ago on Michael Moore and Seth Rogen Are Elitist Cowards
A warm welcome to a new site writer. Nice first article.
2 weeks ago on Iranian Qods Force Senior Officer Killed by ISIS, Western Media Sleeps
Really appreciating this series and especially some of the comments back and forth. Looking forward to the rest.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on An Operator’s Perspective on the Sydney Siege (Pt. 3)
@Recon6 Liked Chris' other books so will have to add this to the list!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Modern American Snipers: 3/75 Sniper Section
LOL! Good one Mark
3 weeks, 4 days ago on An Impromptu Demonstration of Special Forces and Ranger Capabilities
Happy New Year to the SOFREP Mafia! I'll be toasting you all in each CONUS time zone :) Looking forward to another great year.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Happy New Year from SOFREP!
@Recon6 @mrspaul @Kiyabear One of the amazing things in life .... some of the true friends I have gained through interaction on this site.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Generations of PTSD
@ColonelProp Merry Christmas to you and yours Col Prop!
1 month ago on Santa Prepares the Breach
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Wonder if we will ever really know what happened.
2 months ago on “Alright, Goodnight” – Does Malaysia Want To Know What Happened To Flight MH-370?
@engelbrad @LauraKinCA @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) We have all talked about this before on the site... maybe a bottom does have to be reached before they climb out and get back to quiet operators.
2 months, 1 week ago on Three Reasons Why SEAL Leaders Are Upset at O’Neill & Bissonnette
@BrandonWebb @LauraKinCA @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) I agree. I had hoped after the initial furor with Biss was over that it would calm down... then we get "The Shooter" thru Esquire and the shit storm started again.... thought that would die... and here we are again...
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) I think that is my biggest problem with this whole thing too... I feel like it's made a mockery of a great set of special operators and the historical importance of the event.
YP - thanks for that write up! I had no idea about that program. RIP Charles Dicus.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Wasting the Best and the Brightest: the ASTP Program in World War Two
@Txazz That was a shocker... that so many Chinese think tusks just fall out.... unreal :(
Jack - keep up the PRIMAL Series... love it!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How Intel Fusion Can Save 50,000 Elephants From Poaching Each Year
@Recon6 @jim west Jack as Bill Murray in Caddyshack :) good visual
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Inside the Team Room: The Green Berets
This looks to be another great series!
Really enjoyed that whole series!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on I Always Go To The Groin
@Recon6 @LauraKinCA @The Ed Oh geez... a compliment on one hand and a shot with the other :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 5)
@Recon6 @The Ed Careful about insulting my alma mater my BFF... paybacks are still hell :) As to the Naked Mile, I think that stared after I was there and even if not.... no way in HELL was I going streaking around campus as a rite of spring!!
Like I told a friend who posted today about his grandfather winning the Silver Star in WWII, I bet that is only one of many reasons (the award) to be very proud of your grandfather, as you most definitely have many reasons to be very proud. Thanks for sharing yours with us.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Veterans Day: My Grandfather and My Fellow Veterans
For me it was a "happy" Veterans Day to spend some time with a group that's appreciative of our multiple generations of veterans and to honor their service and sacrifice at a local Veterans Day event. And then to come to the website and spend time with other like minded folks just makes it all the better.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Irrumabo Servitus
I know it's a "cartoon" but I really like that image. Good job! Today was a good day remembering all the vets in my life and spending some time at a Veterans Day Memorial.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Veteran’s Day For Many Of Us
Thanks for sharing that Jon. Important to remember all the veterans.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on For Remembrance Day in Canada
Got mine on pre-order with Amazon. Can't wait to read the rest of the tributes. Labor of love and I know it was tough for you to write Brandon.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Veterans Day Exclusive: Among Heroes
The Atlas Generation is a very good description for those who have stepped up to heed the call of our Nation, both in times of crisis and in relative peace. They shoulder great burdens. It's a very good feeling to see more recognition and appreciation for our veterans.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Atlas Generation
@LadyHW EVER so glad I was in engineering school!! :-)
I went to another liberal bastion university (actually 2 - undergrad for one and grad for another) back in slightly freer times ... and except for the Naked Guy at the second and Hash Bash at the first, apparently I still missed out on that bit of ridiculousness. Chalk it up to dumb attention getters. Bet in 20 years there will be a few twinges of regret.
@YankeePapa The Russians are doing a good job of making a lot of countries very nervous about the near future.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on NORDIC THUNDER: A detective story
Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Marine Corps Birthday Message
Glad to see you back Iassen! Great story. Not that surprised I guess that there was a bad ending.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers Go Covert in Pakistan
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @Waterborne Great examples. I would expand the examples of monarchism to Asia. Nothing new there either. Really puts our system as unique.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How Glen Greenwald Recontextualizes & Profits Off Snowden’s Leaked Documents
@JackMurphyRGR Did he leave you with a pretty enough face for radio?? :-)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Jim West – The Legend
Bad ass indeed! Looking forward to the series.
@isaiahzb @clluelo Congrats Isaiah! Welcome back.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Army Marksmanship Unit Cross-Trains 3/75 Snipers
@YankeePapa The soundtrack would be cool on that one. Another Aussie movie I liked... or at least appreciated... Gallipoli. I can't hear the classical music piece towards the end without a remembering that movie and having a heart pang.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Total War Part 3: Historical COIN, Continued
@YankeePapa Love that movie.
Great article Derek. You articulated well my concerns with the target drone strikes as a main response method.
3 months ago on Destroy All The Brutes: Targeted Killings, Revenge, and the Hydra Effect
Congratulations Snap! I'm just as jealous as the rest. Great watch.
3 months ago on SOFREP 300 RESCO Black Frog Winner is “SnapRoll99W”
@YankeePapa @Recon6 @KESStrong @TexGrl The first year was a fun ride with Recon6 and Tnago9 splashing the trolls, OldPH2 permanently wounding us with those eye bleaching pics he posted, and the "lively" discussions.... fun times :)
3 months ago on Ebola, Coming to a City Near You: Six Ebola Policy Changes We Need Now
@engelbrad Just like old times B :)
Saw a headline that the first nurse from Dallas is going home virus free now. Need to read up on that, but I remember that she received a blood transfusion from the other guy that was brought home with the virus. Maybe they will get a handle on treatments, then the threat will be less effective. Or at least the threat won't start a nation-wide panic.
3 months, 1 week ago on Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon
@CameronMichaelPartlow Very true in most larger universities. It's publish or perish there an many leave the actual teaching to the teaching assistants and focus on their research and research students.
3 months, 1 week ago on A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)
Welcome to the site and looking forward to more articles like this.
3 months, 1 week ago on Air Force Special Operations Command: “Quiet Professionals”