On January 8, 1815, the War of 1812 had ended two weeks before, but not for the British and American troops in New Orleans. These men had no idea about the end of hostilities with the Treaty of Ghent, and the bloody battle was about to commence. The two sides signed the peace agreement in More »
Naval Special Warfare Command
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) is comprised of approximately 8,900 total personnel, including more than 2,400 active-duty Special Warfare Operators, known as SEALs, 700 Special Warfare Boat Operators, also known as Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC), 700 reserve personnel, 4,100 support personnel and more than 1,100 civilians.
Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC or “WARCOM”) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM). WARCOM is headquarterd in San Diego, Calif. and leads the Navy’s special operations force and the maritime component of SOCOM.
Beginning on Monday, January 1, transgender individuals are now allowed to join the U.S. military, after the Pentagon was forced to comply with a federal court ruling issued last month. During the summer, President Trump went to Twitter to declare that transgender individuals would not be allowed in the military “in any capacity” because of the high medical costs More »
The South Korean government seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month for allegedly supplying oil to the North in breach of United Nations sanctions. The Koreans, armed with U.S. satellite photos said the ship Lighthouse Winmore transferred 600 tons of refined oil to a North Korean ship. The UN Security Council resolution bans any ship-to-ship More »
While much of the nation is focusing on the opioid crisis in the U.S., cocaine smuggling is making a big comeback and that means the Coast Guard must be alert for small boat and even homemade submarines. Often times the crews of the boats carrying the contraband will jettison their illegal cargo overboard if they More »
In the early hours of December 20, 1989, 28 years ago, the United States began operations against Manuel Noriega and the Panamanian Defense Forces in Operation Just Cause. During the opening hours of the US operation, several US Special Operations units conducted operations to rescue American Kurt Muse from the notorious Modelo Prison, stop Noriega More »
There is a new worry among Western Europe’s NATO Allies according to Chief Marshall Stuart Peach, head of Britain’s military that the Russians could try to sever global underwater communications cables, potentially triggering catastrophic repercussions for the economy and way of life in the West. According to military and government analysts, most of the global More »
On a cold December evening in December 1773, American colonists, members of the Sons of Liberty protested the British Tea Act by disguising themselves as American Indians and threw an entire shipment of tea from England into Boston Harbor. This political protest and the subsequent reactions of the English government, set in motion a series of More »
Two advocacy groups, Protect Our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center are suing the U.S. military for records pertaining to sexual assault and the military justice system. The groups filed suit with the Federal Court in Connecticut against the Department of Defense as well as the Department of Homeland Security “to release records related to gender More »
The Chinese continued to act more aggressively in the Pacific, the latest bellicose move by Beijing was a series of military exercises in the Western Pacific in what Chinese officials described as “island encirclement patrols” over Taiwan by their air forces. These latest drills came just a week after a spokesperson for the People’s Liberation More »
The 118th playing of the Army-Navy game was an instant classic, on and off the field. Played in a snowstorm, one could say that the Army finally found a camouflage uniform that worked the way it was supposed to. And in a year where the Army’s West Point came under a lot of scrutiny for More »