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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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: Behind the stories

Alex Quade shares personal stories and challenges behind her Edward R. Murrow Award-winning work covering Special Forces in combat. Extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking are at the heart of what Alex does. [Read more…]

Alex Quade provides advice on being a war reporter

In this video, Alex Quade gives tips and serious advice for journalists who want to cover wars from the front lines. [Read more…]

Interview with Alex Quade on journalism ethics

The University of Washington’s Department of Communications interviews their new hall of famer, Alex Quade.
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