The CIA war in Kurdistan

Book Review – The CIA War in Kurdistan

January 26, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book, The CIA War in Kurdistan, details the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in northern Iraq before and during the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in early 2003. The main ground effort of OIF would […]

Map of Somalia

U.S. Withdrawal from Somalia

January 21, 2021 John Friberg 2

U.S. Africa Command has announced the formation of Joint Task Force Quartz to oversee Operation Octave Quartz – a mission designated to reposition forces from Somalia and continue the assistance effort in Somalia. In early December President Trump and the […]

Saber Junction 18 - KASP and 20th SFGA personnel conduct mission planning. Photo by 1st Lt Benjamin Haulenbeek; SOCEUR, Sep 19, 2018.

Irregular Warfare (IW) – Commentary (January 2021)

January 20, 2021 John Friberg 1

The last several years the term Irregular Warfare (IW) has gained increased prominence within the national defense community. It has become a buzzword meaning different things to a variety of people and organizations. Irregular warfare consists of unconventional warfare (UW), […]

American Way of Irregular Warfare

Review – The American Way of Irregular War

August 4, 2020 John Friberg 0

LTG (Retired) Charles Cleveland has provided an interesting look at the past 40 years of the history of U.S. special operations. He combines his personal observations – tracing his career in U.S. Army Special Forces – with an analytical approach […]

special operations advanced training

Video – Advanced ARSOF Training at FBNC

July 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

Have you ever wondered how Army special operations forces personnel become so highly capable in the many and varied missions they conduct around the world? An informative and interesting video provides an explanation of the advanced training ARSOF soldiers receive. […]

Video - 68th U.S. Army Special Forces Anniversary

Video – 68th Special Forces Anniversary

June 19, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Green Beret Foundation posted this action-packed video celebrating the establishment of the U.S. Army Special Forces on June 19, 1952. Read the video description provided by the Green Beret Foundation. “Today we celebrate the 68th Anniversary of U.S. Army […]

19th Special Forces Group in D.C. June 2020

19th Special Forces Group in D.C.

June 5, 2020 John Friberg 0

Members of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from the Utah Army National Guard have been on duty in the nation’s capital. Elements of the 19th SFGA have been moved there in response to the civil unrest in Washington D.C. […]