ABF Checkpoint on Durand Line

Afghan Conflict Update – March 2021

March 31, 2021 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 Everyone is watching for the Biden administration’s next move. It is quite evident that […]

Serbian SAJ Train with US Green Berets

Special Operations News Update – Monday, March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include Senate testimony on SOF, USSOCOM diversity, SOF weapons, Recon Sniper, death of Ranger student, great power competition, podcasts, books, videos, and more. SOF […]

C-120 UK Call Sign Omen

Exercise Chameleon 1-21 (UK Special Forces)

March 24, 2021 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty. UK Special Forces have just completed their latest and longest Chameleon Special Force exercise when Chameleon 1-21 came to an end on March 19, 2021. Run bi-annually, Exercise Chameleon provides the opportunity for Special Force units from […]

Marine Helicopter

Special Operations News Update – Monday, March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. SOCOM’s diversity plan, Global SOF Symposium, international SOF, SOF history, commentary about special operations, upcoming events, books, podcasts, and videos. SOF News SOCOM’s Plan for […]

U.S. Army Arctic Strategy – 2021

March 19, 2021 SOF News 0

The U.S. Army has announced the new Army Arctic strategy. On March 16, 2021 it released a document entitled Regaining Arctic Dominance. The strategy outlines how the Army will generate, train, organize, and equip its forces to secure U.S. national […]

DoD Testing for COVID

U.S. Military Response to Coronavirus

March 16, 2021 SOF News 0

The Department of Defense has been on top of the coronavirus pandemic from the start. Sure there were some missteps – and in some cases overreaction and late responses. Although training and operations were significantly affected – the military was […]

SOF and cyberspace activities

Paper – Cyber Fundamentals for SOF

March 16, 2021 SOF News 0

A ‘Quick Look’ report by the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides information that will help the special operations community understand the cyberspace domain and friendly and adversary cyberspace activities. This report presents information about the formation and mission of […]

Sea Ark Patrol Boat

Special Operations News Update – Monday, March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. US SOF are everywhere, GB in prison, JORSOF, book reviews, podcasts, commentary, great power competition, upcoming SOF events, and more. SOF News Ruben Gallego. A […]

History of MACV-SOG

MACV-SOG History Website

March 12, 2021 SOF News 0

A new website has arrived that covers the history of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG). This secretive unit was activated in 1964 as a joint special operations task force. About MACV-SOG. Studies and Observations […]

Emerald Warrior 21.1: Foreign Internal Defense with Exercise Partners

AFSOC’s Next-Gen Emerald Warrior

March 11, 2021 SOF News 0

By Brandon Esau, AFSOC, Mar 4, 2021. Each year, Air Force Special Operations Command takes on the all-important role as host for U.S. Special Operations Command’s exercise Emerald Warrior, a joint exercise which brings together U.S. special operations and conventional […]