SOF Interagency Research Guide JSOU 2020

JSOU Pub: SOF Interagency Reference Guide 2020

May 8, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has published the Special Operations Forces Interagency Reference Guide. This is the 4th edition, published in April 2020. This 166-page publication (PDF) is a valuable reference work for special operations staff officers, members of […]

The Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg has closed.

USASOC Closes Special Warfare Museum on FBNC

May 6, 2020 John Friberg 0

The United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) has decided to close the Special Warfare Museum located on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This action is a very controversial move – especially within the Special Forces community. Current and former Green […]

Wade Priddy CAAT COIN Advisor Afghanistan

SIGAR Quarterly Report on Afghanistan – April 2020

May 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published its quarterly report to Congress covering the months of January through March of 2020. The report provides updates and assessments on the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF), governance, economic […]

Operation Eagle Claw Desert One

Operation Eagle Claw – 40 Years Ago

April 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

A U.S. effort to rescue American hostages in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran ended in failure on April 24, 1980. The Army Special Forces unit tasked with the mission was to rescue 53 hostages being detained by Iran. The […]

Book Review – Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

April 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

In 2014 the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) began its early stages of development. The Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), commanded by Major General (MG) Mike Repass, began this academic effort. Subsequent SOCEUR commanders and their staffs along with other members […]

US Counterterrorism in Africa

U.S. Counterterrorism in Africa

March 18, 2020 John Friberg 0

Since 9/11 the United States has significantly scaled up its counterterrorism (CT) activities in Africa. The U.S. has conducted unilateral CT operations as well as extensive training for African partner forces involved in the CT fight. Despite this long counterterrorism […]

ASD SO/LIC

ASD SO/LIC – Reform Needed Within DoD?

March 17, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) office within the Department of Defense provides civilian advocacy and oversight over the U.S. special operations community. However, there are some in the SOF community that feel the Assistant Secretary of Defense […]