Photo of a group of Boko Haram fighters line up in this still taken from a propaganda video dated March 31, 2016. Cover photo for a CTC report on Boko Haram dated May 9, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180511

May 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180511 – Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs) of Iraq, ARSOF and AI, infantry rifle prototypes, DoS news conf on JCPOA, JSOU research topics, new JSOC commander, Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria, USSOCOM PEO C4, NATO topics, Trump’s […]


Lt Gen Scott Howell Biography

May 10, 2018 SOF News 0

The newest commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is Lieutenant General Scott Howell. He is an Air Force officer and rotary wing pilot with deep experience in the special operations community.¬†Howell is the first Air Force officer to […]

AC-130U Gunship

Special Operations News Update 20180509

May 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180509 – Somali army unprepared, SF in Yemen, West Africa tribal conflict, NATO’s ‘trip wire’ in the Baltics, intel support changing, Military Review, gunships and jamming, frogmen and maritime hybrid warfare, more on Niger SF mission (Oct […]

Afghan Commandos Nangarhar Province NSOCC-A, Dec 11, 2017

Recent News Stories on Afghanistan 20180508

May 8, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan is now experiencing the start of yet another Taliban spring offensive – formally announced by the Taliban last month. Attacks in Kabul and in the countryside against district centers continue. Kidnappings and attacks on voter registration locations are mounting. […]

173rd Parachute Jump in Italy on March 12, 2018

Special Operations News Update 20180507

May 7, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180507 – Syria, intelligence, PLDs, SEALs and drugs, Jade Helm, PR in Yemen, life transitions, Morell on intel, Wagner Group, 2nd Fleet re-established, BPC seminar in Australia, Somalia build up by US, how much is an AK-47 […]

MSFV of 6th Cobra Strike Kandak

Afghan War News Update 20180503

May 3, 2018 SOF News 0

Provided below are several recent news stories on the current conflict in Afghanistan as well as some news on economic, political, and development topics. U.S. Soldier KIA in Afghanistan The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who […]

Chinook CH-47 Helicopter

Special Operations News Update 20180502

May 2, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180502 – CJFLCC deactivated, map of African militant groups, Western Balkans, NATO and the High Seas, USMC’s M38 rifle, Lake Chad and ISWA, NATO air power strategy, Niger investigation, Navy SEAL mini-sub, Allied Spirit VIII, Jade Helm, […]