Afghanistan Conflict Update July 2020

Afghan War News for July 2020

July 31, 2020 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Afghan News Summary The level of violence remains high in Afghanistan despite the U.S. – Taliban deal […]

Wagner Group in Libya

Russia’s Wagner Group in Libya

July 29, 2020 SOF News 0

The civil war in Libya continues to grind away and foreign nations are supporting one faction or another in the conflict. Russia is one of those countries – providing aircraft, vehicles, technicians, air defense equipment, and mercenaries to the fight. […]

MG Antonio Fletcher Special Forces

New Command Team at Special Operations Command South

July 25, 2020 SOF News 0

By SFC Alex Ramos. Special Operations Command South held a virtual change of command and change of responsibility ceremony in Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., July 24, 2020. The ceremonies are time-honored traditions that represent a formal transfer of authority […]

special operations advanced training

Video – Advanced ARSOF Training at FBNC

July 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

Have you ever wondered how Army special operations forces personnel become so highly capable in the many and varied missions they conduct around the world? An informative and interesting video provides an explanation of the advanced training ARSOF soldiers receive. […]

Ukrainian SOF

Annual Ukraine SOF Tournament 2020

July 22, 2020 SOF News 0

The Ukrainian Special Operations Command conducted its annual UKRSOF Tournament 2020. This special operations competition took place at the UKRSOF training center. A number of Ukrainian SOF teams competed for the title of the best SOTU. Competitors had the opportunity […]

JSOU Special Operations Research Topics 2021

JSOU Research Topics for 2021

July 21, 2020 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has published an updated listing of research topics for academic year 2021. This listing is tailored to address the special operations priorities that will guide research projects for the special operations community. The topics […]

Operation Gothic Serpent

Operation Gothic Serpent

July 18, 2020 SOF News 0

By Paul D. LeFavor. Operation Restore Hope was a US initiative conducted under the umbrella of the United Nations-sanctioned multinational force which operated in Somalia between December 1992 and March 1995. The operation was tasked with carrying out United Nations […]

Tip of the Spear June 2020 USSOCOM

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM, June 2020

July 17, 2020 SOF News 0

The June 2020 issue of Tip of the Spear has been published online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This issue has 40 pages of articles and photographs about the operations and missions of the various components of […]

Book Review - Fire in the Jungle

Book Review – Fire in the Jungle

July 16, 2020 SOF News 0

“A Study of One of America’s Most Successful Unconventional Warfare Campaigns”. Fire in the Jungle is a book that informs those seeking to understand unconventional warfare and how resistance groups form up and fight an occupying power. The resistance movement […]