Military Freefall Association (MFFA)

February 16, 2020 John Friberg 0

The US Military Freefall Association is a collective of freefall parachutists, jumpmasters, and military freefall instructors bound by their common training, experience, and passion for military parachuting. The association seeks to promote an understanding of military freefall and to maintain […]

K2 Vets have high rates of cancer. VA no help.

K2 Vets, Cancer, and the VA

February 15, 2020 John Friberg 0

The U.S. military occupied a base known as “K2” (Karshi-Khanabad Airbase) in southern Uzbekistan from 2001 to 2005. This was a former Soviet base where chemical weapons and hazardous materials were stored and hazardous waste buried. There is increasing evidence […]

USSOCOM Culture and Ethics Comprehensive Review January 2020

USSOCOM Report on SOF Culture and Ethics

January 29, 2020 John Friberg 1

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has released a 69-page report entitled United States Special Operations Command Comprehensive Review. USSOCOM was directed by Congress to conduct a review of its culture and report back to it with its findings. […]

Army Special Operations Forces Museum

January 25, 2020 John Friberg 0

Old time Special Forces Soldiers may be forgiven if they feel a little bit of history is slipping away. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum located on Ardennes Street on Fort Bragg, North Carolina is no more. It has […]

DOD 1225 Report on Afghanistan – Dec 2019

January 24, 2020 John Friberg 1

On January 23, 2020, The Department of Defense provided to Congress the DOD 1225 report on Afghanistan. The semiannual report, Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, covers events during the period of June 1 to November 30, 2019. The principle […]

A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 19th Special Forces Group lands during a military freefall operation near Cincu, Romania while participating in Trojan Footprint 19. (SOCEUR, June 2019).

Trojan Footprint 19 – SOF in Black Sea Region

August 11, 2019 John Friberg 0

In June 2019 the U.S Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conducted Trojan Footprint 19. In 2018 Trojan Footprint took place in the Baltic states – exercise the rapid deployment of an unconventional warfare capability of U.S. special operations forces. This […]

Proxy Warfare - Hmong Guerrilla Company, Phou Vieng, 1961, Wikimedia Commons.

Pub – Proxy Warfare and U.S. SOF

August 10, 2019 John Friberg 0

A report by CNA Analysis & Solutions provides a study of past and current use of proxy warfare by the United States. It examines case studies of the use of proxy forces by the U.S., identifies several common themes, and […]