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 […]

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Video – ARSOF and Great Power Competition

August 25, 2020 SOF News 0

A video produced by U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School explains “Great Power Competition” (GPC) and Army Special Operations Forces’ (ARSOF) role in support of the National Defense Strategy. Colonel Bryan Groves and Major Steve Ferenzi from the […]

Modern Minutemen and Women - Paul Cobaugh

Book Review – Modern Minutemen and Women

August 24, 2020 SOF News 0

Paul Cobaugh’s book Modern Minutemen and Women provides a detailed look at the U.S. governments’ inability to conduct influence operations to counter the propaganda efforts of Russia, China, and other adversaries. His book outlines the deficiencies with the various organizations […]

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Former Green Beret Arrested for Spying for Russia

August 22, 2020 SOF News 0

A former Army Green Beret allegedly conspired to provide national defense information to Russian intelligence. The former Special Forces officer has been charged in a Russian espionage conspiracy. According to a U.S. indictment, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a former member […]

404th Civil Affairs Battalion

404th CA Bn (USAR) Maintains Airborne Skills

August 20, 2020 SOF News 0

By Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Clip, clip, snap … an Army Reserve paratrooper breathes heavily through his facemask while donning the harness of an MC-6 parachute. As the paratrooper adjusts his parachute, noises could […]

IG Report to Congress OPE-P Summer 2020

IG Quarterly Report to Congress – OPE-P

August 19, 2020 SOF News 0

The Lead Inspector General report to the United States Congress on Operation Pacific Eagle – Philippines (OPE-P) is now available. The report covers the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. OPE-P is the overseas contingency operation to […]

Film OIF: The Fight for Baghdad

Film – OIF: The Fight for Baghdad

August 18, 2020 SOF News 0

Army University Press Films announces its second film in the Operation Iraqi Freedom film series. Beginning on 1 April 2003, this film features Coalition Forces’ fight for Saddam Hussein’s capital. The film opens with the fight for Objective PEACH, covers […]