Happy Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving, but With Afghanistan at the Table

November 24, 2022 Guest 0

By Pete Lucier, November 2021. When you are sitting down for Thanksgiving today, someone is probably going to ask you “How is all that Afghanistan stuff going?” But first you’ll have to explain scrambling to fill out every form you […]

Travis AFB delivers aid to Ukraine

Security Assistance Group – Ukraine (SAG-U)

November 22, 2022 SOF News 0

The United States has established Security Assistance Group – Ukraine or SAG-U, a three-star command to oversee support to Ukraine. The new joint forces command will be stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany to handle weapons shipments, personnel training, and other related […]

Frosty Descent - Alaska Airborne Operation

Special Operations News Update – Nov 21, 2022

November 21, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Army paratroopers descent to the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Photo by Alejandro Pena, USAF, November 4, 2022. Do you receive […]

Tip of the Spear October 2022

Tip of the Spear – October 2022

November 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The October 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This edition has several very interesting articles about SOF commands and units from MARSOC, AFSOC, NSW, and USASOC. Article […]

Battlefield Telehealth System Helmet by OPTAC-X

Army SOF Medics to Get Battlefield Telehealth System

November 18, 2022 Guest 0

OPTAC-X, a telehealth company, today announced it has entered a deal to provide U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) with a global hybrid LTE and SATCOM enabled telehealth system. […]

Mossberg Mil Spec Shotgun

Mossberg 12 Gauge Mil Spec Shotguns

November 17, 2022 Guest 0

By Nick Jacobellis. There are three war fighting and crime fighting shotguns that continue to serve in a front-line capacity. Even though more rifles and handguns are carried by armed professionals, shotguns also continue to serve in a front-line capacity […]

Special Forces M-ATV Syria

The U.S. and Conflict in Syria

November 16, 2022 SOF News 0

The Syrian conflict has been ongoing for over a decade. It began as a civil war between the Syrian government and opponents of the Assad regime. The opposition was comprised of several different groups of varying ideological persuasions. Over time, […]

Rapid Dragon

SOCEUR’s Demo of Rapid Dragon

November 15, 2022 SOF News 0

Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) has demonstrated its use of the palletized Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) from one of its MC-130J Commando IIs. The Rapid Dragon missile system was showcased on November 9, 2022 in the sea […]

10th SFG Dive in Mediterranean Sea

Special Operations News Update – November 14, 2022

November 14, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) teamed up with special operations personnel from Spain and performed exploratory dives during their joint-training in the […]

Video - Resistance to Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe

Video – Irregular Warfare in Eastern Europe

November 10, 2022 SOF News 0

The Belfer Center of Harvard University and the Irregular Warfare Initiative of the Modern War Institute held a virtual panel discussion entitled Resistance to Russian Aggression: Irregular Warfare in Eastern Europe on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Panelists include: The topic […]

Retrograde Movie Trailer

Movie Trailer – Retrograde

November 8, 2022 SOF News 0

The final nine months of America’s 20-year involvement in the long-running Afghanistan conflict is documented by a film crew from National Geographic. Retrograde captures multiple perspectives of the departure of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The film crew, embedded with U.S. […]

CV-22 21st SOS

Special Operations News Update – Nov 7, 2022

November 7, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: CV-22 Osprey of the 21st Special Operations Squadron. Photo by SOCPAC, Oct 2022. Do you receive our daily newsletter? If not, you can sign […]

Video LTG Tony Fletcher SOFCAST

Video – LTG Tony Fletcher – NSHQ Cdr

November 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The commander of NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ), LTG Antonio Fletcher, is the guest of a USSOCOM SOFCAST episode. He discusses his career in U.S. Army Special Forces, the role of NATO Special Operations Forces, leadership development, diversity of […]