As a third-generation military veteran, I have seen my fair share of service members performing their duties under volatile, emotionally-charged, extreme circumstances. I’ve heard stories from brave men and women in situations that most of us would only see in movies or hear about on the news. Even in my own family, there are tales [...]
In past articles in this series we covered how to tie a square knot, a bowline knot, and a clove hitch knot. The fourth knot to be covered in the “Five Knots Of The Navy SEALs” series is the “right angle knot”. This knot is very basic and if you know how to tie the clove hitch then you already know how to tie the right-angle knot.
All soldiers live and die by a code. A code which is instilled in them during training and a code which they carry with them to the day they die. The Navy SEALs are no exception. They have a code which they live and die by. For the Navy SEALs they live and operate by a philosophy.
In very much the same way that private US security firms is providing additional security to private and government organizations operating in high-risk areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan, native Afghan security organizations are proliferating in Afghanistan. These private Afghan security forces usually cater to local Afghan companies working on US-funded projects such as road [...]