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Alex Quade: Extreme Storyteller; Silent Risk-taker

Alex Quade’s message captures the essence of covering the military, and all that it entails. Her journalistic work takes you to the heart of the journey. Alex’s extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking allows you to experience the hardships, success and failures of the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday for America. [Read more…]

Horse Soldiers Film by Alex Quade, Narrated by Gary Sinise

It was the news the world breathlessly waited for immediately after the 9/11 terror attacks: a report of the first American troops on the ground in Afghanistan. [Read more…]

Alex Quade Exclusive: Spec Ops capture & release of Taliban for Bergdahl

Fazl_07-17-14_V6unnamedAlex Quade reveals the story behind the Special Operations Forces’ capture of one of the Taliban-5. Quade persuaded the elite Operators to go on the record, assess the high risk detainee’s exchange for POW, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and whether the released Taliban leader will attack U.S. interests again. One highly decorated Green Beret who originally helped capture him, is now a counterterrorism head, who worked behind the scenes on the exchange. His former Special Operations Forces “Horse Soldiers” teammates share details with Alex, you’ve never heard. In Quade’s exclusive, you’ll discover the Taliban leader’s connection to: convicted “American Taliban” Johnny Walker Lindh, and CIA Agent, Mike Spann — the first American killed in action in the war in Afghanistan. You’ll also learn of the released Taliban leader’s ties to notorious former warlord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum – currently a vice presidential candidate in Afghanistan.


Behind the scenes of Combat Search and Rescue

When news broke of U.S. Army POW Bowe Bergdahl’s release this past Memorial Day weekend, many people wondered about what goes on behind-the-scenes to bring an American service member home. War Reporter, Alex Quade, shares her experiences covering Special Operations Forces who perform Combat Search & Rescue behind enemy lines. Alex originally did a six-part special series for CNN a few years ago, on PJs (pararescuemen) and SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance & Escape) — which U.S. troops, especially pilots, go through to try to avoid capture by the enemy. Our editorial team thought Alex’s background piece was very timely information, in light of the recent news about POW Bowe Bergdahl. [Read more…]

Alex Quade with today’s Rangers at Normandy

Alex Quade heads out to Normandy, France with today’s Rangers as they visit the World War II battlefield.
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WMDs and terrorists among top concerns for new special ops pick

Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel

Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel

Alex Quade’s latest:

TAMPA, Fla. — Keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of terrorists has become a key technological area of focus for special operations, according to the Army general recently nominated to head U.S. Special Operations Command. [Read more…]

Alex and Special Forces Combat Outpost Pirelli

Editor’s note: In light of President Barack Obama’s announcement to send Special Forces 12-man Green Beret teams to Iraq to assist with the current crisis, war reporter Alex Quade was there with these same types of Operational Detachment, or “A-Teams”, in Iraq, in the same area that is now controlled by ISIS. Her exclusive reporting, “Special Forces Combat Outpost Pirelli” is worth a re-look at how A-Teams work, the challenges they’re up against, and returning to the very same locations.

PirelliPoster_04-24-14_V4War reporter, Alex Quade, embedded long-term with Operational Detachment Alpha Teams of the Army’s 10th Special Forces Group in Diyala province, Iraq in 2007 and 2008. One of those Green Beret “A- Teams” was ODA-072. [Read more…]

As America leaves Afghanistan, Special Ops generals reveal what’s next

By Alex Quade

TAMPA, Fla. — Admiral William McRaven doesn’t know what the future holds for Special Operations forces in Afghanistan, but he knows it’s going to be challenging. [Read more…]

Alex Quade: Six tips for female war reporters

Alex Quade, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 2012, is a war reporter and documentary filmmaker who has covered U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions since 2007. Extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking lie at the heart of what Quade does. She is the recipient of two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s Excellence in Journalism Award for her “honest & courageous” war reportage. Quade has produced videos and online reports for The New York Times, written a front page story for The Washington Times and has two documentaries in film festivals. [Read more…]

How a Special Ops legend made me a better reporter

Medal of Honor recipient made impression


Col. Robert L. Howard

Col. Robert L. Howard

As young journalists bootstrapping our way up the news ranks, our mentors are usually editors or executive producers. If you’re a journalist, what you’re about to read may come as a bit of a shock. My mentor was not in the news business. Far from it, though he made some news in his day. [Read more…]