Special Operations News Update 20180530

May 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180530 – SOF and jury-rigged medical care, first female Air Commando general officer, history of female spies, USS Michael Monsoor, SOCOM wants better MGs, British SAS to Korea, French mission command in Mali, female TACPs (not quite […]

ASSF Commando Trains at Camp Commando outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Weekly News Update on the Afghan War – 20180528

May 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Read up on events of the past week that occurred in Afghanistan. Below are selected news articles on security, the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, governance, politics, peace talks, development, and economy. Also provided are some […]

SOFIC 2018 Vendors

Special Operations News Update 20180525

May 25, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180525 – Syria, book – A Tiger Among Us, SOFIC 2018, counterterrorism, proxy forces, SEAL MoH award, 3rd SFG Memorial Walk, Nasty Nick, Petraeus on Gina Haspel, Russia in Africa (again), CTC Sentinel (May), CIA card game, Sweden’s conflict […]

Afghan Conflict – News, Commentary, and Analysis

May 22, 2018 SOF News 0

The Taliban’s spring offensive has been underway for almost one month and they have been extremely busy across all parts of Afghanistan. Kabul continues to experience suicide bombing attacks, district centers have been captured (and usually retaken by Afghan SOF), […]

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).

Special Operations News Update 20180521

May 21, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 2010521 – New leadership in Iraq, containment strategy for Syria, Russian hybrid warfare, Indonesian terrorist group, Baltic air defense, SOCOM’s elusive floating mothership, reducing risk for SF in Africa, converting M4A1 carbines, CANSOF rescue in Afg, hints […]

MKVI Patrol Boat in Pacific Ocean. Chief Petty Officer Nelson Doromal, Jr., May 10, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180518

May 18, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180518 – SOFEX 2018 in Jordan, Russian blunders, video investigation, another SEAL book, congressional intelligence oversight, Denmark’s SF in Iraq, Gov Greitens (ex-SEAL) profile, Russian blunders, ISGS, SOF acquisition, history of the MC-130, more on Gov Greitens […]

USAF pararescueman from 320th STS performs military free fall from a MC-130H Combat Talon II on Feb 16, 2018 in Thailand. Photo by Capt Jessica Tait, 353rd SOG.

Special Operations News Update 20180516

May 16, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180516 – Somalia CIVCAS, South Sudan and security sector stabilization, Iran’s military power, al Shabaab and al Qaeda, U.S and Italian Rangers train together, covert action explored, SOF and kinetic diplomacy, Green Berets fight ISKP, virtual deployment […]

Former Taliban turn in their weapons during an APRP ceremony in Ghor province, Afghanistan on May 28, 2012. Photo by Lt JG Joe Painter, DoD.

Afghan War News Update 20180515

May 15, 2018 SOF News 0

The 17 year-long war (or 40 year-long war, depending on your perspective) continues in Afghanistan. The war has settled into a stalemate. While the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) has improved over time (at least DoD and RS […]

MG James Jarrad

Special Operations News Update 20180514

May 14, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180514 – SOCOM and biotechnology, align CSAR under AFSOC, MoH controversy, al Qaeda – still a threat, Iran’s strategy, hope in Somalia, death of terrorist groups, Marine Raiders ‘getting some’, more troubled news about SEALs, UAE in […]