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 […]

SOF Week 2023 Update

SOF Week 2023 Update

May 11, 2023 John Friberg 0

Attending SOF Week 2023 here in Tampa, Florida has been very beneficial. It was an opportunity to see hundreds of displays of equipment and services that are available to the special operations community. The many presentations and panel discussions were […]

Shadow Seal – Tactical Diving Vehicle

May 10, 2023 John Friberg 0

SOF Week 2023 held at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida is an opportunity for the defense industry to feature some of their newest offerings to the special operations community. There are hundreds of exhibits by firms displaying products and […]

Flintlock 2023

Tip of the Spear – April 2023

April 28, 2023 John Friberg 0

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published the April 2023 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page pub (PDF) has a number of interesting stories. The highlight of the issue is the award of the Medal of Honor […]

The CIA war in Kurdistan

Book Review – The CIA War in Kurdistan

March 19, 2023 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 […]

Special Operations Winter Mountain Operator Course

SOF and Arctic Security and Strategy

October 7, 2022 John Friberg 0

The September-October 2022 issue of the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs has published a series of articles (15) on Arctic strategy and security. Three of these articles are focused on special operations forces activities in the high north. “Special Operations Command […]

Pallets Heading to Ukraine - Spirit of America

Spirit of America – Helping Ukraine Win

May 3, 2022 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News had the opportunity to speak with the founder and CEO of Spirit of America about the organization’s efforts to assist the Ukrainian military and people of Ukraine. Jim Hake provided an enlightening look at the […]

SOF Vision and Strategy 2022

U.S. SOF Vision and Strategy

April 12, 2022 John Friberg 0

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) have released its Special Operations Forces Vision & Strategy document (April 11, 2022). Vision Statement. The document leads off with […]