US tactical vehicle provides security on roads near Manbij, Syria. Photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Koster, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, June 20, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180629

June 29, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180629 – AFSOF and directed-energy weapons, Estonia defenses, OSUT adds weeks, Autumn 2018 AAJ, French SF in Yemen, Saudi Arabia and UAE in Yemen, Syria update, drones for SOF speedboats, NATO Joint Air Power Strategy, a comprehensive […]

American and Spanish paratroopers descend onto a drop zone near Zaragoza, Spain on June 23, 2018. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall.

Special Operations News Update 20180627

June 27, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180627 – threat assessment training for peacekeepers, report – stabilization assistance review, SOF capable sub for Netherlands, US disastrous pivot, Australia’s toughest special forces soldier, Canadians in Mali, violence in central Nigeria, Perspectives on Terrorism, maritime technology […]

Afghan Soldier holds Afghan flag.

Afghan Conflict Update 20180626

June 26, 2018 SOF News 0

This Afghan conflict update provides the reader with recent news articles and stories about the long running war in Afghanistan. The surprise but very short ceasefire raised hopes for the Afghan population but this was quickly dashed when the Taliban […]

Afghan Commando provides overwatch during operations in Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

Special Operations News Update 20180625

June 25, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180625 – helping fragile states, Burma or Myanmar, new 3rd SFGA Cdr, USMC emerges strong, terror in Sahara, problems with security cooperation, SOCOM’s TALOS, Navy NSW vet to be CT official, new cdr for 1st SOW, new […]

SOF CQB ISTC March 2018

Special Operations News Update 20180622

June 22, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180622 – 11th SFGA reunion, a strategy for the Niger-Mali border, GB recovering from wounds – his story, SFAB recruitment, video – Swift Response 2018, SOF move to Baumholder, Aussie SF controversy, SEAL Delivery Vehicle virtual reality experience, […]

2nd Recon Parachute Jump - 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion performs free fall jump at Camp Lejeune, NC.

Special Operations News Update 20180621

June 21, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180621 – Syria, EC-130H Compass Call (video), new online magazine, MACV-1 Jungle Rucking Boot, JCOC 88 (AFSOC video), 2nd Recon Bn jump (video), French SOF in Yemen, LTG Miller on Afghanistan, busting myths about BUD/S, Navy casualty in […]

Trojan Footprint UW in Baltic States. U.S. and Danish maritime special operations forces board a ship in the Baltic Sea. Photo by SOCEUR, June 4, 2018.

Trojan Footprint – UW in the Baltic States

June 15, 2018 John Friberg 0

A recent exercise in Eastern Europe – Trojan Footprint – provided the opportunity for U.S. and NATO special operations forces to simulate an operation to ‘clear the way’ for a counteroffensive by NATO’s conventional military forces to liberate the Baltic […]

Video of National Guard Special Forces Chapter 1

Video – National Guard Special Forces

June 14, 2018 SOF News 0

Video of National Guard Special Forces. The 19th and 20th Special Forces groups have units in a variety of states across the country. Guard SF units play a large role in contributing to the homeland security as well as participate […]

A MA NG SF soldier of 20th SFG practices stalking and surveillance techniques on June 9, 2018 at Joint Base Cape Cod, Ma.

Special Operations News Update 20180614

June 14, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180614 – Hybrid threats in a maritime environment, Google and SOF, is drone ‘blowback’ a myth, utility of war gaming, a warrior class, Blackbeard’s Ride, U.S. Army’s vision, and more. SOF News Google and SOF. Employees of […]

Marine Stand Guard at Bost Airfield Afghanistan

Afghan War Conflict – Update 20180613

June 13, 2018 SOF News 0

The Taliban spring offensive is continuing in Afghanistan. The insurgents have threatened several provincial capitals over the past few months. In addition, they have captured (and sometimes still hold) many district centers. Although the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces […]

Village Health Defense Burma Map

Village Health Defense: Self-Protection Framework

June 12, 2018 SOF News 0

Village Health Defense: Health Self-Protection Framework for Rural Villages in Militarized, Ceasefire, and Conflict Zones by Moe Gyo Background Village Health Defense is a health self-protection framework to be employed by rural villagers in militarized, ceasefire, and conflict zones. The framework […]

US Artillery in Iraq fire at ISIS locations near Iraqi-Syrian border on June 5, 2018. Photo by PFC Anthony Zendejas, US Army.

Special Operations News Update 20180611

June 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180611 – U.S Navy in the Baltics, TV spy series – Condor, Iraqi election, Syria, Trojan Footprint, CWIX, Aussie SOF under the microscope, The Russian Challenge, NATO and the Baltic States, wars of the Ottoman empire, Yemen, SFA convention, terrorism […]