Temporary Break

Short Pause for SOF News

April 9, 2024 SOF News 0

The editor of SOF News will be on an overseas contract for a few months so the posting of articles and sending of the newsletter will be suspended for a while. We will resume posting in mid-summer.

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Mental Health Challenges for SOF Veterans

April 7, 2024 Guest 0

By Shannon Campbell. What makes special operations unique cannot be fully described by words. This is due to the difficulty of depicting the actions of special operators involved in secret operations while experiencing insurmountable risks unfathomable to the civilian population. […]

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Special Operations News – March 25, 2024

March 25, 2024 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron drop near Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 13, 2024. The 57th RQS […]

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Operation Ugly Baby and 10th Special Forces (Iraq 2003)

March 22, 2024 DVIDS 0

By Steven Alger, 10th SFG(A). In early 2003, planning between the United States and coalition partners was underway to eliminate Saddam Hussein and his influence throughout Iraq. This operation would later be known as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). This initial […]

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SOF Leaders Testify Before Congress (March 2024)

March 21, 2024 John Friberg 0

Leaders of the U.S. special operations community testified in Washington, D.C. before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in open and classified sessions. Chris Maier, (SOF News, 24 Apr 2021) the […]

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Special Ops Builds on Strengths as it Charts Future

March 18, 2024 DVIDS 0

Story by Jim Garamone, DOD News. The strengths of the U.S. special operations community have always been agility, adaptability and innovation its service members demonstrated as they approached a mission. Special ops leaders are working to continue this process as […]

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Special Operations News – March 18, 2024

March 18, 2024 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: Two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II aircrafts, operated by the 67th Special Operations Squadron, fly in formation prior to conducting static […]

Afghans Interview at U.S. Embassy UAE. Photo posted on Twitter, Feb 3, US Mission to UAE.

Afghan SIV Program Needs Congressional Action

March 15, 2024 Guest 0

The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program requires regular reauthorization and additional visas from Congress. There will soon be a SIV application backlog that exceeds the number of remaining visas which, at current processing rates, will be exhausted by the […]

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“Tip of the Spear” – February 2024

March 11, 2024 DVIDS 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has posted online its February 2024 issue of Tip of the Spear. This is a news rollup of the major SOF component commands and the Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs). Some interesting reading in the […]

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Special Operations News – March 11, 2024

March 11, 2024 John Friberg 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: UK Special Reconnaissance Squadron snipers taking part in Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER in Norway. (Photo by AS1 Daniel Smither, UK MOD, Feb 1, […]