SOF News – Extended Summer Break

June 1, 2022 SOF News 0

SOF News is taking several months off. The editor has a couple of short-term contract assignments, writing projects to work on, a few planned vacations, travel, and other time-consuming commitments. With all these happenings something has to take a secondary role […]

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Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

CSM Gary Beaver Retirement

Special Forces CSM Retires After 34 Years Service

May 25, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Mary Junell, NCNG. Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Beaver’s retirement ceremony on May 13th, 2022, was, like most military retirement ceremonies, intended to celebrate a long and distinguished career. But, as family, friends, and colleagues filled the auditorium at […]

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155 mm Howitzers on the Ukraine Battlefield

May 20, 2022 SOF News 0

The defense of Kyiv has resulted in a Ukrainian victory over the invading Russian forces in northern Ukraine. Russian units have pulled out of most of northern Ukraine and have repositioned into eastern Ukraine in the Donbas region. Both Ukraine […]

Collapse of ANDSF 2021

Report: Collapse of Afghan Military in 2021

May 19, 2022 SOF News 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has released a report entitled Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to its Demise. The SIGAR report, published in May 2022, is […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

CRS Report – U.S. Special Operations Forces (May 2022)

May 17, 2022 SOF News 0

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress. Contents: Command Structures and Components Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Army […]

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Ukraine War Update – Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: U.S. soldiers participate in a NATO […]

Greek SOF in Exercise Orion 22

SOF News Update – May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Members of Greek Special Forces (SOF) prepare for Exercise Orion 22 as they jump from the ramp of a Greek Air Force C-130 aircraft […]

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Russo-Ukraine War – May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, […]