Task Force Wagram conducts a fire mission from Firebase Saham, Iraq in support of Operation Roundup. Photo by Specialist Gyasi Thomasson, CJTF-OIR, October 21, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181109

November 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181109 – book reviews, CIA’s Vietnam-era quiet helicopter, Saudi policy to Iraq, SUAS suppression, stationing more US tanks in Europe, Afghan update, reprimands for Niger mission gone bad, IS in Jordan, the future of ISIS, the warrior […]

CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

ANA Commando Graduation October 2018. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, October 16, 2018.

Afghan Commandos Complete Qualification Course

November 5, 2018 SOF News 0

There are 735 new Afghan Commandos as of October 2018. A graduation ceremony was recently conducted at the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) at Camp Commando. The ANASOC School of Excellence is located near Kabul, Afghanistan. The Commandos, […]

NAVSCIATTS Patrol Boat Lght. Photo by Angela Fry, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, October 30, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181105

November 5, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181105 – Refining strategic intelligence, gender in combat arms, Danish SOF and new technologies, review of Hunter Killer, IDF SOF in Cyprus, strategic intelligence, Chinese influence in HOA, Turkey drifts to Iran and Russia, Saudi war in Yemen, UK […]

Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC). Video by Austin Rooney, All Hands Magazine, Nov 1, 2018.

Video – Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman

November 4, 2018 SOF News 0

Watch a two-minute long video about the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen. The SWCC crewmen undergo a 37-week long training course to qualify to operate these high-speed boats and perform the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) mission around the world. Some great […]

U.S. Air Force PJs and combat rescue officers conduct a HALO military free fall jump working with a C-130J Super Hercules flown by the 774th EAS. Photo by Tech Sgt Gregory Brook, ARCENT Combat Camera, Afghanistan, March 12, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181101

November 1, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181101 – Social media, SF officer assignments, Saudi Arabia, Norway’s Marinejegers, integrating females into NORSOF, Afghan elections, social media training in the military, grey zone in a maritime environment, masculinity and close combat, best practices in the intelligence […]