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US Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve await aerial extraction during an exercise in Iraq. President Trump made an uneasy connection between veterans and violence that experts say is not supported by evidence.

What we know about the death of a former Green Beret in Iraq, who was reportedly injured in a brawl with US troops

The Army veteran, who served 20 years as a Green Beret, died in what has been described as a violent brawl with US troops at a base in Erbil, Iraq.
A Navy SEAL stalks a target during a training exercise.

Here’s how to tell the US military’s most elite special operators apart

The US military's special operators, such as Delta Force and the Navy SEALs, are the most elite in the world — and perhaps the most secretive.
A US sniper team assigned to the Army's 7th Special Forces Group competes in an unknown-distance event in Colombia, July 26, 2014.

A Special Forces soldier accused of a multimillion-dollar drug-smuggling attempt is heading to trial, and he faces life in prison

The highly decorated Army master sergeant is accused of conspiring to bring 90 pounds of cocaine into the US, and if convicted, he wouldn't be the first US service member to get involved in the drug trade.

US soldiers are fighting for visas for the family of an Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to shield American troops from a suicide bomber

The last words of a heroic Iraqi interpreter who sacrificed himself to save American soldiers from a suicide bomber were: "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife." US Special Forces troops are now fighting to secure a visa for his family.
A joint special operations force, including soldiers from the 7th Special Forces Group, board an Osprey during an exercise at Eglin Range Complex, May 3, 2018.

A Special Forces soldier is being investigated for smuggling millions of dollars of drugs — and it may be part of a much bigger scheme

It's not unheard of for US military personnel to get involved in drug trafficking, and the latest serviceman to be implicated is a highly decorated special forces veteran of Afghanistan.

At least one Green Beret killed, several other US service members wounded in gunfight in Somalia

The coalition force was conducting a "multi-day operation" to clear al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, from nearby villages.

Why Green Berets are the smartest, most lethal fighters in the world

US Army's Special Forces work in 12-man teams, known as an "A-Team," with each member having a specific job.

Step inside Jordan’s special forces training center — which is carved out of a mountain and has everything the most elite soldiers in the ...

The sound of gunfire, explosions, helicopters, and tire screeches reverberate around the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre.
Green Berets make elevation adjustments to engage their target during an urban stress shoot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 29, 2017.

US Special Forces troops killed 11 ISIS fighters in an undisclosed firefight in Niger

Though a military spokeswoman didn't say why the incident wasn't previously disclosed, a congressional aide said lawmakers were aware of the firefight.
An Indonesian special forces operator brakes cement blocks among the flames.

Indonesia’s notorious special forces shocked ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis by walking on fire and drinking snake blood — here’s their...

But the US is barred from training with Indonesia's special forces over its past human rights abuses.