IW Exercise Ridge Runner 23-01

Mental Health Challenges for SOF Veterans

April 7, 2024 Guest 0

By Shannon Campbell. What makes special operations unique cannot be fully described by words. This is due to the difficulty of depicting the actions of special operators involved in secret operations while experiencing insurmountable risks unfathomable to the civilian population. […]

Afghans Interview at U.S. Embassy UAE. Photo posted on Twitter, Feb 3, US Mission to UAE.

Afghan SIV Program Needs Congressional Action

March 15, 2024 Guest 0

The Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program requires regular reauthorization and additional visas from Congress. There will soon be a SIV application backlog that exceeds the number of remaining visas which, at current processing rates, will be exhausted by the […]

Afghanistan Pakistan Map

Impact of US Weapons on Pakistan’s CT Operations

March 6, 2024 Guest 0

In the war against terrorism, technology has become both a boon and a bane. While advancements in weapons, optics, and equipment have provided security forces with sophisticated tools to combat terrorism, they have also posted significant challenges, particularly in countries […]

Film - 27 Minutes at Son Tay

Son Tay Raid Film Featured at Modern Warfare Week

November 14, 2023 Guest 0

53 years ago, a top-secret mission was launched into North Vietnam to rescue American prisoners of war. Operation Kingpin, known as the Son Tay Raid, was the first ever highly classified joint service operation of its kind. Now, US Army […]

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, […]

DOL Foundation

DOL Foundation – Helping Those Who Have Served

September 27, 2023 Guest 0

The DOL Foundation is a national non-profit dedicated to professionally developing military service members, veterans, first responders, and spouses, no matter if they are currently serving or prior service. The Foundation is wholly donor-driven, with as close to 100% of […]

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. […]

U.S. Soldiers in Korean War

America Marks 70th Anniversary of End of Korean War

July 27, 2023 Guest 0

By David Vergun. On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel and attacked South Korea. Three days later, North Korean forces captured South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The following week on July 1, the first U.S. ground troops, arrived […]

Book Review - The Jedburghs by Will Irwin

Book Review – The Jedburghs

July 19, 2023 Guest 0

By How Miller. “The Jedburghs” by Bill Irwin is an illuminating portrayal of the direct predecessors of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Each of us can picture ourselves in the roles depicted, and hope that we would have been as resourceful […]