Joint Special Operations Command

Type: Organization
Name: Joint Special Operations Command
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to Improve Performance?

Extraordinary performance only comes from an extraordinary experience, so how you feel at work determines how productive you are -- or not.Getting siloed into a cubicle is great if you don’t like people (and great for others if you’re “that guy”), but ... [Published Entrepreneur.com - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

US drone strike payout in Yemen points to civilian deaths

New details about compensation in excess of $1m suggest that civilians with no ties to Al Qaida were among casualties Washington: The Yemeni government paid the families of those killed or injured in a US drone strike last year more than $1 million (Dh3.67 ... [Published Gulf News - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Killing Programs Record Index Will Come to Light

By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN(CN) - The Department of Justice must release a previously classified index of withheld records related to the government's targeted-killing programs, the 2nd Circuit ruled.New York Times reporter Charlie Savage and the American Civil ... [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 11 2014 - 1 reports

Yemen wedding party goof up: US had nothing much to lose; just $80,000 and a few rifles

Yemen, Aug 11: The wedding party goof up by USA drones in Yemen last year continues to chart the top headlines of news channels even now, especially when the secrets of the airstrike are out. It was a goof-up for sure and that was re-instated when the ... [Published Oneindia - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

Troll Watch

When is a troll not a troll?The word “troll” originated in Scandinavian folklore as a synonym for a demon. Today the word is more commonly understood to mean someone who maliciously interferes with discussions in open internet communications – such as ... [Published Dissident Voice - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq

Kurdish soldiers with the Peshmerga keep guard near the frontline with Sunni militants on the...U.S. military aircraft launched an airstrike Friday morning in northern Iraq in response to attacks by Islamic militants on Kurdish forces.Pentagon spokesman ... [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag

08-07-2014Product AnnouncementShareFacebookTwitterDiggStumbleUponDel.icio.us The new Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag was designed with the help of JSOC veteran Jim Erwin , (JED = Jim Erwin Developed) and looks like it’ll server well as a vehicle bail ... [Published Military Times - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 2 reports

Goodbye Jim Frederick: Writer, Editor, Mentor, Friend

Jim Frederick Peter Hapak for TIME TIME Senior Editor Bryan Walsh reflects on the life of former TIME Editor Jim Frederick, who passed away Thursday at the age of 42. Read some of Jim's most memorable work below.When a writer dies young—and Jim Frederick, ... [Published Time - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

New commander takes over Joint Special Operations Command - Army

By Drew Brooks The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer Published: July 30, 2014 The U.S. military's most secretive command welcomed a new leader Tuesday. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III took the helm of the Fort Bragg-based Joint Special Operations Command, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 reports

Army general to take over at MacDill

Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel gives a briefing on security and stability operations in Afghanistan. (Photo: Army)A new commander is taking over at MacDill Air Force Base at the end of next month.Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel will assume the lead of U.S. Special ... [Published 10connects.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff Today in Honor of a Kentucky Airman

Governor Steve Beshear's Communications OfficeFRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in honor of a Kentucky airman who recently died as a result ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command as the result of a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The voice vote was unanimous, said Ryan Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]

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...A leading opponent of interventionist foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, recently said of ongoing airstrikes in Iraq, "[I t concerns me that we would have to do their fighting for them because they won't fight for their own country, their own cities." The retaking of ISIL-held towns merely represents the first step in a years-long, not months-long, process...
...court 'a robust understanding' of the issues, we would expect such a presentation to be made in supporting briefs and affidavits," Newman said. "We have located no FOIA decision mentioning two types of such indices - one to assist a district court and another for public release - and the government has called none to our attention. We will therefore continue, as we have thus far, to base our disclosure rulings on the Vaughn index that OLC has already prepared, with such redactions as may be appropriate."
"The redactions obscure or prevent the report from sharing other forms of information that contributed to counterterrorism successes" which included disrupting terrorism plots in progress and capturing certain terrorist suspects, the Post was told by another, presumably different, unnamed...
"When you look at the extent of not only the civilian casualties, but also what I would call negligence - or somehow that US forces can get away with what they are doing - I am really surprised how US authorities can now claim that they are winning hearts and minds of Afghans which was the actual aim."

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Do You Need to Break Down the Cubicle Walls to ... [Published Entrepreneur.com - 9 hours ago]
Iraq: A Mirror for Afghanistan’s Future [Published Antiwar.com - 20 hours ago]
Why US Special Forces failed to rescue James Foley [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 22 2014]
Gen. Flynn’s Warning [Published Foundation for Defense of Democracies - Aug 20 2014]
US drone strike payout in Yemen points to civil... [Published Gulf News - Aug 19 2014]
Yemeni victims of U.S. drone strike get large p... [Published Washington Post - Aug 18 2014]
Are the Contours of a Hillary Doctrine Emerging... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 15 2014]
The Kurds Are The US's Only Way Out Of Its Stra... [Published Business Insider Australia - Aug 14 2014]
Killing Programs Record Index Will Come to Light [Published Courthouse News Service - Aug 14 2014]
What Exactly Does the CIA Want to Redact in the... [Published Gawker - Aug 11 2014]
Amnesty slams US over Afghan civilian deaths [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Aug 11 2014]
Yemen wedding party goof up: US had nothing muc... [Published Oneindia - Aug 11 2014]
On the Current Torture [Published Daily Kos - Aug 10 2014]
Former manager is gone, but not forgetting [Published Lowell Sun - Aug 10 2014]
Troll Watch [Published Dissident Voice - Aug 09 2014]
Experts fear US airstrikes may not be sufficien... [Published Yahoo! India - Aug 09 2014]
Analysts doubt U.S. strikes will do the job in ... [Published Washington Times - Aug 08 2014]
Retiring DIA Director Michael Flynn Warns Again... [Published Executive Gov - Aug 08 2014]
Tulley takes command of MacDill, 6th Air Mobili... [Published Tampa Tribune - Aug 08 2014]
U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike... [Published Washington Examiner - Aug 08 2014]
Diversified Trust expands Nashville leadership ... [Published The Nashville Ledger - Aug 08 2014]
Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag [Published Military Times - Aug 08 2014]
43rd Airlift Group welcomes new commander [Published Pope Air Force Base - Aug 06 2014]
Hopeful for 6th Congressional District endorsed... [Published The Valley Dispatch - Aug 06 2014]
43rd Airlift Group welcomes new commander [Published DVIDS - Aug 05 2014]
Goodbye Jim Frederick: Writer, Editor, Mentor, ... [Published Time - Aug 02 2014]
Goodbye Jim Frederick: Writer, Editor, Mentor, ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 02 2014]
Senate report will set the record straight on t... [Published The Hill - Aug 02 2014]
New commander takes over Joint Special Operatio... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 30 2014]
New commander takes over Joint Special Operatio... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 30 2014]
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Goodbye Jim Frederick: Writer, Editor, Mentor, ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 02 2014]
When a writer dies young—and Jim Frederick, who died Thursday in Oakland at 42, was very young—we mourn the work that will never be. As a writer and editor at Money and TIME magazine, Jim produced penetrating stories about whatever caught his attention. ...
Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 22 2014]
Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on: A reader adds: For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some sort of bona ...
American Torturers: We’re all Jack Bauer Now in... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 11 2014]
By Rebecca Gordon Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From 24 to Zero Dark Thirty, it’s been the good guys who wielded the pliers ...
US confronts difficulties in arming Iraqi air f... [Published militaryfeed.com - Jul 07 2014]
Despite complaints by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the United States has been slow in its delivery of F-16 fighter jets, no Iraqi pilot team has qualified to fly the aircraft in combat and none will be ready before mid-August, according to an ...
SOCOM Chief’s Rise Not Swift At All [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jun 30 2014]
Stars and Stripes reports on “ The swift, quiet rise of Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel to SOCOM chief .” Shortly after a controversial Dec. 11 drone strike in Yemen, Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel began pressing for the United States to push back on accusations ...
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