Book Review – Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

April 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

In 2014 the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) began its early stages of development. The Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), commanded by Major General (MG) Mike Repass, began this academic effort. Subsequent SOCEUR commanders and their staffs along with other members […]

MQ-9 Reaper

Counterterrorism Targeting – Head shots or Body Shots?

April 2, 2020 SOF News 0

By Thomas G. Pledger. Current United States counterterrorism strategy concentrates on retribution over network targeting. These different lines of effort, retribution and network targeting, compete for limited resources on an ever-expanding battlefield. Not only do these lines of effort compete […]

Afghanistan News Update

Afghanistan Conflict Update – March 2020

March 31, 2020 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about America’s longest war. Topics include U.S. withdrawal, peace negotiations, election, security, governance, development, and more. The U.S. is trying to extricate itself from the longest conflict in its history. But the path to the exit […]

Task Force Takuba in Sahel

Task Force Takuba – European SOF in Sahel

March 29, 2020 SOF News 0

Several European nations are contributing special operations forces to Task Force Takuba to fight armed groups in the Sahel. The special operations task force will fight in the Liptako region alongside troops from Niger and Mali. Most of the attacks […]

Force Design 2030 Marine Corps

MARSOF and Force Design 2030

March 27, 2020 SOF News 0

On March 23, 2020 the United States Marine Corps published its Force Design 2030. The 15-page document provides a roadmap ahead for the Marine Corps with major changes to mission and organization. Naturally, a document of this importance will be […]

SOF Operator in Invincible Sentry 20

Invincible Sentry 20 – Uzbekistan

March 25, 2020 SOF News 0

U.S. Central Command conducted Invincible Sentry 20, a bilateral exercise hosted by the government of Uzbekistan in military training facilities within the Tashkent region from February 24 to March 2, 2020. Invincible Sentry 20 was a crisis response rehearsal designed […]

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) provide security for a Coalition mortar crew providing fires support to SDF against ISIS locations in Operation Round Up taking place in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) in Syria. (photo by SSG Timothy Koster, CJTF-OIR, May 13, 2018).

One Year Later – Physical Defeat of Daesh

March 23, 2020 SOF News 0

On March 23, 2019 the Pentagon announced the physical defeat of the Daesh caliphate in Syria. Over 110,000 square miles were liberated and 7.7 million people freed from Daesh oppression. The Syrian Democratic Front was assisted by U.S. airpower, ISR, […]

Combat Diver Foundation

Combat Diver Foundation

March 19, 2020 SOF News 0

The Combat Diver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to preserving the history of the Combat Diver community. Though the foundations story began with a recognition that the class plaques at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School in […]