Airborne Sniper

NATO SOF Conduct Hellenic SOFEX Orion 23

May 5, 2023 SOF News 0

Photo: A U.S. special operations forces soldier practices sniper rifle marksmanship aboard an airborne Hellenic UH-H1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter during Hellenic SOFEX ORION 23, April 28, 2023, near Megara, Greece. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Dunlap) Special operations […]

NATO SOF Conference in Budapest – Oct 2018

October 29, 2018 SOF News 0

A NATO SOF conference was held in Budapest, Hungary over a 2-day period. The theme of the conference was interagency cooperation in counterterrorism. The conference was hosted by the Hungarian Special Operations Command. In attendance were leaders and staff of […]

NATO SOF: CT Capability Needed?

August 8, 2016 John Friberg 0

Does the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Forces (SOF) need a Counterterrorism (CT) capability? Currently the three mission sets for NATO SOF are Direct Action (DA), Special Reconnaissance (SR), and Military Assistance (MA). For many years NATO SOF has […]

ISTC SOF Medic Course

NATO’s ISTC SOF Medic Course

March 22, 2018 John Friberg 0

ISTC SOF Medic Course – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has a number of special operations related courses that are conducted at a school in Pfullendorf, Germany. One of these courses conducted at the NATO International Special Training Center […]

Map of Russia (CIA)

NATO / Europe / Russia News Update – SOF News

August 22, 2016 SOF News 0

NATO News Update 20160822 Topics: NATO and ISIS, Russia rattling its sword in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Russia and Crimea. Michael Kofman, a Research Assistant at CNA Corporation, provides his perspective on the latest Russian saber rattling in the […]

Romanian SOF Train with Navy SEALs

Navy SEALs Enhance Allied Defense with Romanian SOF

December 13, 2023 DVIDS 0

Story by LTJG Martin Carey, NSWG Two. East-Coast based Naval Special Warfare Operators (SEALs) and the 164th Romanian Naval Special Operations Forces (ROUSOF) conducted training on maritime interdiction operations, special reconnaissance, and special operations tactics to enhance allied defense throughout […]

12th Annual Special Operations Forces and Irregular Warfare Symposium

SOF & Irregular Warfare Symposium (Nov 2023)

October 24, 2023 Guest 0

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to announce the 12th Annual SOF & Irregular Warfare Symposium, occurring this November 29-30 in Tampa, FL. The 2023 Symposium will convene senior leaders and decision makers across the SOF community, regional combatant commands, DoD, […]

Maj. Gen. Marcus Evans

SOF General Takes Command of 25th ID

August 25, 2023 Guest 0

By Alvin Conley. SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii hosted a Division Change of Command Ceremony Aug. 25, 2023, at the installation’s historic Weyand Field. The ceremony was held to honor U.S. Army Maj. […]

26h MEU Conducts VBSS

26th MEU and SOF Complete AMX

May 6, 2023 DVIDS 0

By Capt. Angelica White. U.S. Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU), embarked aboard the three ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG), successfully completed ARG/MEU exercise (AMX). During AMX, the 26th MEU successfully […]

Irregular Warfare Podcast

Podcast – Civilian Oversight of SOF

November 3, 2022 SOF News 0

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have played a critical role in US counterterrorism operations. But now, as policymakers’ focus shifts from counterterrorism (CT) to great power competition (GPC), the implications for SOF are unclear. Two panelists, Senator Joni Ernst and Owen […]

Special Warfare Airmen of 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron

SOF News Update – Monday, October 10, 2022

October 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Airmen assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform static line and military free fall jumps from a KC-130J, […]

17 Stormo Incursori

Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

Greek SOF in Exercise Orion 22

SOF News Update – May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Members of Greek Special Forces (SOF) prepare for Exercise Orion 22 as they jump from the ramp of a Greek Air Force C-130 aircraft […]