Air Force Cross Awarded to Special Tactics Airman

Special Tactics Airman Awarded Air Force Cross

January 15, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Maxwell Daigle, 27th SOW, Dec 10, 2020. Snapped awake by the sound of belt-fed machine gun fire, then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich, a combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, surveys the compound he had dozed off […]

Iranian Proxy Groups

JSOU Paper: Iranian Proxy Groups in the Middle East

January 14, 2021 SOF News 0

The Iranian regime maintains a network of proxies including Lebanese Hezbollah, various Shiite militias in Iraq, the Houthis in Yemen, and foreign fighters in Syria. This paper by the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides a look at the problem […]

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

January 13, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay. By most composite measures, the U.S. Army owns a reputation — worldwide and historically — as the best, most powerful, strategically responsive, highly-trained and technologically advanced of armies. There are some who join […]

Afghan Commandos

Afghan Conflict – A Look Back at 2020

January 5, 2021 SOF News 1

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan from the past few months of 2020. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Afghan News Summary The Taliban hold more territory than ever […]

SOF News

SOF News – Back in January 2021

September 1, 2020 SOF News 0

SOF News is taking several months off. This fall the editor has a couple of short-term contract assignments, two long-term writing projects to work on, a vacation, and a few other time-consuming commitments. He learned a long time ago that […]

160th SOAR helicopter crash

160th SOAR Helicopter Crash – Two Fatalities

August 29, 2020 SOF News 0

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 a helicopter crash claimed the lives of two members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Three others were injured in the crash. The aircraft belonged to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). Sgt. […]

Future of Irregular Warfare

Podcast – SOF and the Future of Irregular Warfare

August 28, 2020 SOF News 0

Two best-selling authors have a conversation about the future of irregular warfare and implications for policymakers, practitioners, and academics. August Cole and P.W. Singer have recently collaborated on a book – Burn-in: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution. Both […]