German Leopard 2 Tank

Ukraine Conflict Update – Feb 7, 2023

February 7, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Additional topics include NATO, aid to Ukraine, refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. […]

Hungarian SOF

Special Operations News Update – February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: A Hungarian Special Operations Forces operator conducts training during an infiltration and exfiltration exercise on the Danube River during Black Swan, May […]

Book Review Brett Werner

Book Review – 1st SSF in Italy 1943

February 2, 2023 SOF News 0

By Christopher (Moon) Mullins. Bret Werner’s book, The First Special Service force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943, details the history and one of the most famous battles of the First Special Service Force at Monte La Difensa in Italy during WWII. […]

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle JLTV

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

February 1, 2023 SOF News 0

The U.S. Army is leading the effort to replace some of the light tactical wheeled vehicles in each of the different services. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a family of vehicles that will consist of two variants. One […]

Destroyed Russian Tanks Ukraine

Ukraine Conflict Update – January 2023

January 31, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Additional topics include NATO, aid to Ukraine, refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. […]

Green Beret Ice Diving 10th SFG

Special Operations News Update – Jan 30, 2023

January 30, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: A Green Beret diver prepares to dive into a frozen reservoir during ice driving training on Fort Carson, Colorado, February 18, 2021. […]

Abrams Tank

Tanks Heading to Ukraine Soon

January 27, 2023 SOF News 0

In the next several months, several NATO countries will be turning over main battle tanks to Ukraine. These tanks will be a tremendous help to Ukraine in resisting Russian offensives and in conducting their own offensive operations. Background. Over the […]

USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book

USSOCOM Fact Book 2023

January 26, 2023 SOF News 0

The USSOCOM 2023 Fact Book is published annually by the United States Special Operations Command. It has a wealth of information about the elite units of the four services, JSOC, theater special operations commands around the world, and the various […]

Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Mike Vining - SFOD-D

Sgt. Maj. Mike Vining (Ret) – SFOD-D Veteran

January 25, 2023 SOF News 0

By Walter Ham. If you have spent much time on military-related social media platforms, you’ve probably seen some of the memes featuring a seasoned U.S. Army sergeant major with a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge and Combat Infantry Badge. The […]

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Tip of the Spear – December 2022

January 24, 2023 SOF News 0

The December 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This monthly publication provides articles about U.S. special operations forces located in the United States and around the world. Some of […]

SOF winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle, Kiruna, Sweden. (Photo from SOCEUR video by SPC Liem Huynh, February 24, 2018).

Special Operations News Update – January 2023

January 23, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: SOF winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle, Kiruna, Sweden. (Photo from SOCEUR video by SPC Liem Huynh, February 24, 2018). Do you receive […]

Holiday Break

December 31, 2022 SOF News 0

The staff at SOF News will be taking a short break that will last for a few weeks. We will resume writing about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world at some point in January 2023. Enjoy the […]

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Ukraine – Russia Conflict Update – December 2022

December 23, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Additional topics include NATO, aid to Ukraine, refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. […]