Col John Litchfield JTF-B Special Forces

SF Officer is New Commander of JTF-B

August 8, 2020 SOF News 0

Joint Task Force – Bravo (JTF-B) has a new commander – Colonel John Litchfield. A change of command ceremony took place at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Army Colonel Colonel Steven Barry passed the reigns to Litchfield on August 5, […]

The Tour - SWCC Hell Week

The Tour – SWCC’s Hell Week

August 7, 2020 SOF News 0

By Petty Officer 1st Class Sean Weir. Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) operators complete demanding tactical training throughout their careers, but before becoming a SWCC operator they must first pass a 72-hour crucible during the fifth week of the SWCC […]

American Way of Irregular Warfare

Review – The American Way of Irregular War

August 4, 2020 John Friberg 0

LTG (Retired) Charles Cleveland has provided an interesting look at the past 40 years of the history of U.S. special operations. He combines his personal observations – tracing his career in U.S. Army Special Forces – with an analytical approach […]

Surf Passage Training

Special Operations News Update – Monday, August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include change needed to U.S. SOF community, USAF SOF selection process, modernization at USSOCOM, Russia’s Vagner Group policed up in Belarus, UK SF war […]

Plato's Fear by Ajit Maan

Book Review – Plato’s Fear

August 1, 2020 SOF News 0

Dr. Ajit Maan has provided a short book that helps us understand how information can be weaponized to spread fake news, hoaxes, and propaganda. Her explanation of the ‘narrative’ informs us how humans observe and process information at the unconscious […]

Afghanistan Conflict Update July 2020

Afghan War News for July 2020

July 31, 2020 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Afghan News Summary The level of violence remains high in Afghanistan despite the U.S. – Taliban deal […]

Wagner Group in Libya

Russia’s Wagner Group in Libya

July 29, 2020 SOF News 0

The civil war in Libya continues to grind away and foreign nations are supporting one faction or another in the conflict. Russia is one of those countries – providing aircraft, vehicles, technicians, air defense equipment, and mercenaries to the fight. […]

MG Antonio Fletcher Special Forces

New Command Team at Special Operations Command South

July 25, 2020 SOF News 0

By SFC Alex Ramos. Special Operations Command South held a virtual change of command and change of responsibility ceremony in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., July 24, 2020. The ceremonies are time-honored traditions that represent a formal transfer of authority […]

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Video – Advanced ARSOF Training at FBNC

July 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

Have you ever wondered how Army special operations forces personnel become so highly capable in the many and varied missions they conduct around the world? An informative and interesting video provides an explanation of the advanced training ARSOF soldiers receive. […]