Task Force South West - MARSOC Marine from Special Operations Task Force West provides security at LZ in Nahr-e-Saraj district, Helmand province. (Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally, 28 Mar 2012).

MARSOC Celebrates 15th Anniversary

March 2, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Jesula Jeanlouis, MARSOC, Feb 22, 2021. Marines with Marine Forces Special Operations Command celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organization, Feb. 22, 2021. Fifteen years ago, the Marine Corps combined several of its specialized and uniquely trained […]

Afghan security force members walk past a bombed truck in Kabul (AFP photo by Zakeria Hashimi)

Afghan Conflict Update – February 2021

February 26, 2021 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Afghan News Summary It is becoming increasingly likely that the United States will not have all of […]

SOCSOUTH Space Force Guardian

SOCSOUTH has a Space Force Guardian

February 25, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Victor Aguirre, SOCSOUTH, Feb 16, 2021. A young mother turned on the television to entertain her son with the United States Space Shuttle launch twenty years ago. The space launch created a great impression on the child that […]

USAR Soldiers Attend ADAPT

Civil Affairs, ADAPT, and “Soft Power”

February 17, 2021 SOF News 0

By Lisa Litchfield, USACAPOC, Feb 11, 2021. Maybe this has happened to you. You’ve been friendly with the local farmer near your basecamp, exchanging waves and occasional greetings, when suddenly one morning, without warning, he is unexplainably hostile and his […]

Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development

Video – SOF Center for Medical Integration and Development

February 10, 2021 SOF News 0

The 24th Special Operations Wing launched the Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development, a program designed in cooperation between the U.S. Air Force and the University of Alabama-Birmingham to develop and provide advanced standardized training to special operations […]

U.S. pulls support for Yemen conflict

Yemen: U.S. Pulling Support

February 9, 2021 SOF News 0

The Biden administration wasted very little time in setting a course correction in the United States role in the Yemen conflict. Citing humanitarian issues (as well as other concerns) it has decided to eliminate support for offensive operations provided to […]

Afghanistan Study Group Final Report

Afghanistan Study Group Final Report

February 4, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has published it’s Afghanistan Study Group Final Report: A Pathway for Peace in Afghanistan. This 88-page document is the result of work that began in April 2020 – shortly after the United States […]