Book Review – Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

April 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

In 2014 the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) began its early stages of development. The Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), commanded by Major General (MG) Mike Repass, began this academic effort. Subsequent SOCEUR commanders and their staffs along with other members […]

SOCEUR and the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

SOCEUR and Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

July 19, 2019 John Friberg 0

The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe has, working with NATO and other allies, developed the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) that will contribute to deterring and resisting aggression in Eastern Europe. The ROC is a concept that will assist Nordic and […]

Hungarian SOF

Special Operations News Update – February 6, 2023

February 6, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: A Hungarian Special Operations Forces operator conducts training during an infiltration and exfiltration exercise on the Danube River during Black Swan, May […]

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Ukraine Conflict Update – January 2023

January 31, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Additional topics include NATO, aid to Ukraine, refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. […]

Abrams Tank

Tanks Heading to Ukraine Soon

January 27, 2023 SOF News 0

In the next several months, several NATO countries will be turning over main battle tanks to Ukraine. These tanks will be a tremendous help to Ukraine in resisting Russian offensives and in conducting their own offensive operations. Background. Over the […]

Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Mike Vining - SFOD-D

Sgt. Maj. Mike Vining (Ret) – SFOD-D Veteran

January 25, 2023 SOF News 0

By Walter Ham. If you have spent much time on military-related social media platforms, you’ve probably seen some of the memes featuring a seasoned U.S. Army sergeant major with a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge and Combat Infantry Badge. The […]

SOF winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle, Kiruna, Sweden. (Photo from SOCEUR video by SPC Liem Huynh, February 24, 2018).

Special Operations News Update – January 2023

January 23, 2023 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: SOF winter warfare training above the Arctic Circle, Kiruna, Sweden. (Photo from SOCEUR video by SPC Liem Huynh, February 24, 2018). Do you receive […]

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Ukraine – Russia Conflict Update – December 2022

December 23, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, in the air, and on the seas. Additional topics include NATO, aid to Ukraine, refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. […]

28th EOD Company

Airborne EOD Company Supports Rangers and Special Forces

December 13, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Walter Ham. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians from the U.S. Army’s only EOD company solely designed to support Army Ranger and Special Forces missions marked the 11th anniversary of the company’s Airborne status with a record-breaking EOD parachute jump. […]

Airman HALO Parachute Jump

Special Operations News Update – December 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: An airman jumps out of an Air Force HC-130J during an exercise over Palau. Photo by Air force Airman 1st Class Courtney Sebastianelli, 7 […]

CV-22 Osprey

Special Operations News Update – December 5, 2022

December 5, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Two CV-22 Ospreys, tiltrotor aircraft, assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Florida, take off for a U.S. Air Force […]

Map of Ukraine CRS April 2020

Ukraine – Russia Conflict Update – Nov 2022

November 30, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. This report is currently posted every 30 days, providing curated news for the month. Do you receive our daily newsletter? […]

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Security Assistance Group – Ukraine (SAG-U)

November 22, 2022 SOF News 0

The United States has established Security Assistance Group – Ukraine or SAG-U, a three-star command to oversee support to Ukraine. The new joint forces command will be stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany to handle weapons shipments, personnel training, and other related […]

Frosty Descent - Alaska Airborne Operation

Special Operations News Update – Nov 21, 2022

November 21, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Army paratroopers descent to the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Photo by Alejandro Pena, USAF, November 4, 2022. Do you receive […]