MARSOC’s Exercise RAVEN

July 16, 2021 John Friberg 0

Marine Raiders recently completed a series of pre-deployment training exercises in Tennessee in the spring of 2021. The RAVEN exercises are used by Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to train and evaluate Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOC) and Marine […]

Book review - No Moon as Witness by James Stejskal

Book Review – No Moon As Witness

July 15, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book by James Stejskal, No Moon as Witness, describes the training and the missions of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The book is a compact and concise history […]

Exercise Sea Breeze 2021

Sea Breeze 2021 – Exercise in the Black Sea

July 8, 2021 John Friberg 0

The United States and other NATO countries participated in an extensive military exercise in the Black Sea region entitled Exercise Sea Breeze 2021. The two-week long exercise is a joint, multi-national event with 5,000 personnel, 30 ships, and 40 aircraft […]

Afghanistan Retrograde

Afghan Conflict Update – June 2021

June 30, 2021 John Friberg 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, US and international forces withdrawal, forming militias, Taliban offensive, governance, development, and more. Afghan News Summary During a recent press conference at Resolute […]

Exercise African Lion 2021

June 29, 2021 John Friberg 0

African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s largest annual exercise. This year’s event was hosted by Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal from June 7-18, 2021. More than 7,000 participants from nine nations trained together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. […]