On Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at approximately 11:55 a.m., U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) confirmed the death of two U.S. personnel and the capture of seven Syrian insurgents. SOCOM’s initial report stated that the casualties were two U.S. special operations forces members, all of whom were from the 3rd Special Forces Group. SOCOM later identified the two soldiers as Sgt. Michael T.
The U.S. military has confirmed the death of two U.S. special operations forces members, all of whom were from the 3rd Special Forces Group. The two soldiers were not identified by name and the information about their deaths was received by SOCOM. Both soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command. SOCOM has confirmed that the two soldiers were killed in action with Syrian rebels.
The two soldiers were identified as Sgt. Michael T.The U.S. military has confirmed the death of two U.S. special operations forces members, all of whom were assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. The two soldiers were not identified by name and the information about their deaths was received by SOCOM. Both soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command. SOCOM has confirmed that the two soldiers were killed in action with Syrian rebels.
The story is basically that the two soldiers, each with 20 years of special ops service, were killed in action with Syrian rebel forces. The U.S. military has claimed that the soldiers were killed in a firefight with Syrian rebels, but SOCOM has said it is investigating.
If this is true, it is the latest in a series of deaths of special ops soldiers in Syria. It’s not clear if the deaths occurred during military action or if they were killed in a firefight or an accident.
The Syrian government has denied U.S. military personnel’ claims of being killed in action. However, SOCOM has said it is investigating the deaths further. The soldiers were assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, which is an Army Reserve unit with a small contingent of Special Forces.
SOCOM’s statement also refers to the deaths as “accidental.” SOCOM spokesman, Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Healey, described the deaths as “an unfortunate, but unavoidable, result of the war in Syria.” Healey added that the soldiers were only involved in combat operations and did not deploy to Syria. The incident comes on the heels of a recent announcement by the White House that it had sent Special Operations forces to Syria to take on ISIS.
I have to say, this is one of those things that really pisses me off. Special Forces units are supposed to be so well trained and well equipped that they are able to go toe to toe against any force and win. If it is bad news that the soldiers in question are involved in combat operations, then that makes it worse. That is the opposite of the purpose of being a Special Forces unit.
It is worth remembering that the men and women in Special Forces units are trained to kill. Like with any military activity, they don’t just kill people or bring them home. They are taught how to handle human lives, what it takes to keep people safe, and what it takes to do something like this.
We see this in action in the way that soldiers train and prepare for operations. A lot of soldiers in the military get training by watching films that make them think of what to do in certain scenarios. And then they practice what they were taught. The US military has a very elaborate and well-developed system of training for soldiers to protect themselves and their families.