All Regional Command in Afghanistan news 2 days ago SOCom seeking latest tech, even holograms, for Wargame Center - The Tampa Tribune TAMPA — Some at MacDill Air Force Base laughed when the man running the U.S. Special Operations Command asked to borrow an entire hangar for his "war games" because he needed somewhere to set up a raised map. The commander, Adm. William McRaven,......William McRavenSteve MeddaughMacDill-based SOComMacDill Air Force BaseAfghanistan 2 days ago Prepare, pursue, prevail! Onward and upward with U.S. central command - Salon.com This piece originally appeared on By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked, “I am an incurable optimist.” In reality, Artie was an incurable narcissist. 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U after they take town which was fiercely defended by Western troops General Curtis Scaparrotti said he's seen Russian influence in Afghanistan He did not......TalibanAfghanistanUSSanginFacebook 5 days ago Russia may be supplying the Taliban: NATO commander - Hindustantimes.com Russia is “perhaps” supplying the Taliban as they fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, a top US general said Thursday. General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s supreme allied commander who also heads the US military’s European Command, told lawmakers......TalibanUSAfghanistanNATORussia 5 days ago Russia 'perhaps' supplying Taliban: Nato commander - News 24 South Africa Washington - Nato's Supreme Allied Commander who also heads the US military's European Command, General Curtis Scaparrotti,says Russia is "perhaps" supplying the Taliban as they fight US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. 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