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Marine Action With the French Foreign Legion

Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SP-MAGTF) Crisis Response's Combat Camera created a production that highlighted Marines from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment that were attached to SP-MAGTF Crisis Response as they conducted a bilateral training engagement with soldiers from the French Foreign Legion at Camp Des Garrigues, France between July 7 and July 11, 2014. Also available in high definition. (U.S. Marine Corps Motion Media by Staff Sgt. Tanner M. Iskra, SP-MAGTF Crisis Response, 2nd Marine Division Combat Camera/Released)

Live Fire With the AT-4

Members of the 155th Infantry Regiment conduct live fire training with the AT-4at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. This training allows younger Soldiers the opportunity to fire an AT-4 and to see first hand how effective this weapon can be when used properly. Also available in high definition.Sgt. Michael Needham

DEFENSE STRATEGY DANGEROUSLY UNDERFUNDED

Congressional Panel Sounds Warning
By SOF

The United States military faces “high risk” as a result of the failure to provide enough funding to execute the strategy to “pivot” towards Asia. This is among the findings of the National Defense Panel, led by William Perry, a former Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration, and former CENTCOM commander John Abiazad.

RUSSIA’S GROUND-ATTACK WARBIRD

The Su-25 Frogfoot
By SOF

The Soviet Union was facing a problem in the 1970s. The United States was deploying the A-10 Thunderbolt, which was designed to carry out close-air-support missions, which could decimate the large tank formations that the Soviets were counting on to smash NATO. They needed something similar to inflict similar losses on NATO forces. Their answer was the Su-25, which they call Grach, but which may be better known as Frogfoot. If a war is in the news, more often than not, the Frogfoot is involved.

The next grueling chapter in Afghanistan has just begun

Gloomy Outlook in Afghanistan
By SOF

The American withdrawal from Afghanistan is coming in the context of an incomplete reconstruction effort and Taliban gains. The news comes as foreign policy crises are erupting across the world.

According to a report by National Review Online, John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, wrote in his report, “Despite the drawdown of U.S. and Coalition forces [from Afghanistan], our mission there is far from over. With almost $18 billion appropriated but not yet spent in the pipeline, and probably another $6 to $10 billion promised annually for years to come, Afghanistan reconstruction should still be relevant to every U.S. taxpayer and policy maker.”

THE BOOM ROLL: EOD'S GREATEST HITS!




RAW footage of controlled detonations by Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal technicians assigned to the 466th Air Expeditionary Squadron Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.