April 29, 2013

Why Does PETA Want to Kill Our Special Operators?

The public has always been fascinated by the training that US Special Operations Forces receive. What goes in to making an elite warrior? What skill sets are cultivated and polished in these young men?

To sum it up, we train as we fight.

At places like the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, our Special Operations personnel train for the austere environments which they will face overseas. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of the training is not secretive in nature. However, there is one closely held training secret within the Special Operations community. That secret is out now, and activist groups and politicians are now trying to prevent our soldiers from receiving this life saving training.

It is called Live Tissue Training (LTT), or more often known as the “Goat Lab.” Rumors have persisted in the public sphere about the goat lab for decades. Journalists like Jon Ronson heard bits of information about it, but had no idea what live tissue training was actually about. This led him to come up with some completely absurd conclusions about why Special Forces medics maintain a stock of live goats on Ft. Bragg.


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About the Author

is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Buttsecks

    Jack Schitz I wish they'd tell us 'hey brah, I don't like the anesthesia, so just eat me', instead of just you know, not liking the anesthesia

  • Buttsecks

    If you're not training medics on live tissue/live explosives, you're not training medic.

  • MR151

    Ran across this a little while ago and thought of this article. Chris Christie Squashes Spider: PETA Not Pleased. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/jersey-governor-chris-christie-saves-kids-tiny-spider-143255513.html

  • shagstar

    Jack Schitz  that's not totally  true!  lol

  • Jack Schitz

    Fucking hippies....