U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

SOF Leaders Testify Before Congress (March 2024)

March 21, 2024 John Friberg 0

Leaders of the U.S. special operations community testified in Washington, D.C. before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in open and classified sessions. Chris Maier, (SOF News, 24 Apr 2021) the […]

SRS Snipers

Special Operations News – March 11, 2024

March 11, 2024 John Friberg 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: UK Special Reconnaissance Squadron snipers taking part in Exercise STEADFAST DEFENDER in Norway. (Photo by AS1 Daniel Smither, UK MOD, Feb 1, […]

Pearl Harbor Day Dec 7th

Dec 7th – Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2023 John Friberg 0

Dec 7th – On this day in 1941 Japanese naval forces launched a carrier-based air attack against U.S. Navy and Army installations, ships, and aircraft based on or near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack resulted in numerous ships sunk […]

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Special Operations Forces Reference Manual – 2023

November 2, 2023 John Friberg 0

The latest edition of the Special Operations Forces Reference Manual┬áhas been published by the Joint Special Operations University Press. The document provides information on U.S. special operations forces of all the services. Topics include the SOF command structure, unit organization, […]

Combat Diver Competition 2023

Best Combat Diver Competition 2023

October 5, 2023 John Friberg 0

The rankings for the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Best Combat Diver Competition 2023 have been announced. The three-day event took place in September 25-27, 2023, in Key West, Florida. The host was the U.S. Army John F. […]

Kabul NEO

Two Years Ago – Taliban Victory and Kabul NEO

August 15, 2023 John Friberg 0

On August 15, 2021, the Taliban entered Kabul and assumed the reigns of government. A few months earlier, the Biden administration announced the implementation of the February 2020 Doha agreement that had been negotiated by the Trump administration. This resulted […]

Book Review SOG Kontum

Book Review: “SOG Kontum” (Vietnam)

June 29, 2023 John Friberg 0

A book published in 2022, SOG Kontum, details the some of the top secret missions that were conducted in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the 1968 – 1969 time period. The authors are Joe Parnar and Robert Dumont; with a […]

SOCKOR Change of Command Ceremony 2023

SOCKOR Change of Command – June 2023

June 20, 2023 John Friberg 0

Brig. Gen. Derek Lipson replaced Maj. Gen. Michael Martin as the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command – Korea (SOCKOR) during a change-of-command ceremony at Camp Humphreys, South Korea on June 12, 2023. The position is a dual-hat role, as […]

Special Forces Association Convention 2023

SFA Convention – Pause in Posting

May 22, 2023 John Friberg 0

The Editor of SOF News will be attending the Special Forces Association Convention in Indianapolis this week from May 22-26, 2023. Posting of articles and sending of the SOF News newsletter will be on pause for several days. We will […]

K9 Diesel Canine Medical Trainer

K9 Diesel – Canine Medical Trainer

May 18, 2023 John Friberg 0

While at SOF Week 2023 in Tampa, Florida from May 8-11, 2023, I visited a number of very interesting and informative displays in the exhibition hall. One of the more compelling booths featured TACMED Solutions K9 Diesel. This highly realistic […]

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Interview with SOCKOR Commander (May 2023)

May 14, 2023 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News had the unique opportunity to interview Maj. Gen. Michael Martin, the commander of Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR), during the SOF Week 2023 exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Maj. Gen. Martin provided his insight on the […]