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Murder in Jordan, Ambush in Niger.
Old 10-11-2017, 19:52   #1
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Murder in Jordan, Ambush in Niger.

In light of recent events involving the murder of Green Berets by 'Allied Forces' in Jordan and the event that unfolded in Niger, I have to ask, is there a way that this can be prevented? I'm a lower enlisted Reserve Soldier, unprivileged to any sensitive information but I want to find a solution to these problems. I'm pretty sure the Green Berets are capable enough of figuring these things out but I look at the situation like this: if that were MY ODA, how could I have prevented that? I know it's a tough question and a tougher situation.
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Old 10-11-2017, 20:28   #2
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The guys do dangerous stuff in dangerous places. Sometimes shit happens. The lessons learned have been/will be disseminated to those that need them. That doesn't include random individuals on the internet.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:38   #3
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I look at the situation like this: if that were MY ODA, how could I have prevented that?
I look at the situation like this: go to selection, finish the Q-course, pass your gates, get assigned to a Group, get assigned to a ODA. Then you can have a reason to think about prevention of insider threats or ambushes because your ass is on the line on every deployment.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:33   #4
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I understand. I'm working on getting myself fit for SFAS. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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Old 10-13-2017, 16:48   #5
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