USSOCOM Culture and Ethics Comprehensive Review January 2020

USSOCOM Report on SOF Culture and Ethics

January 29, 2020 John Friberg 1

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released a 69-page report entitled United States Special Operations Command Comprehensive Review. USSOCOM was directed by Congress to conduct a review of its culture and report back to it with its findings. […]

Afghanistan Conflict Update – January 2020

January 27, 2020 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more from the past month. The usual frequency of the Afghanistan […]

Army Special Operations Forces Museum

January 25, 2020 John Friberg 0

Old time Special Forces Soldiers may be forgiven if they feel a little bit of history is slipping away. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum located on Ardennes Street on Fort Bragg, North Carolina is no more. It has […]

DOD 1225 Report on Afghanistan – Dec 2019

January 24, 2020 John Friberg 1

On January 23, 2020, The Department of Defense provided to Congress the DOD 1225 report on Afghanistan. The semiannual report, Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, covers events during the period of June 1 to November 30, 2019. The principle […]

GAO Report on AFSOC’s Use of Guard / Reserve Units

January 22, 2020 SOF News 0

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has been busy the last two decades meeting the demands of operational requirements and mission overseas. The long-running conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – as well as training missions and support […]

An AC-130 Gunship shoots off flares. Photo by AFSOC, January 1, 2020.

Special Operations News Update – January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20200117 – Curated news about special operations, national security, military defense, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News Green Beret Dies in Parachuting Accident. A SOF service member died in a military freefall parachuting accident during […]

MSG Nathan Goodman - 3rd Special Forces Group - RIP

MSG Nathan Goodman – RIP, 3rd SFG(A)

January 15, 2020 SOF News 0

Master Sergeant Nathan Goodman, age 36, died in a military freefall training event on January 14, 2020. The incident took place during a MFF training exercise near Eloy, Arizona. Eloy is the site where advanced parachute training takes place for […]