Afghanistan Conflict Monthly Update - May 2020

Afghan War Update – May 2020

May 31, 2020 SOF News 0

The Taliban and Afghan government are not making much progress at the negotiating table; although some prisoner exchanges are taking place. Former CEO Abdullah and President Ghani have come to a ‘political settlement’ on powersharing. Taliban violence is continuing despite […]

SOF culture

JSOU Paper – The Culture They Keep

May 28, 2020 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has published a paper entitled The Culture They Keep: The Role of Legal Professionals in Restoring Accountability and Legitimacy to SOF Culture. The paper examines how the legal professionals of the Judge Advocate General’s […]

OFS IG report May 2020

IG Report on OFS – Afghanistan, May 2020

May 21, 2020 SOF News 0

The Lead Inspector General Report to the United States Congress on Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (OFS) has been published. the 88-page report covers the period of January through March 2020. This quarterly report is required by Congress. The Inspector General’s of […]

General Clarke on strategy

SOF to Remain Integral to U.S. Strategy

May 20, 2020 SOF News 0

By Jim Garamone. Special operations forces will remain an integral part of the nation’s solutions to top strategic problems, but they will change, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said. At a virtual conference last week sponsored by the […]

MQ-9 Flight Simulator

Reaper Airman Earns Ranger Tab

May 17, 2020 SOF News 0

By Senior Airman Lauren Silverthorne. The sounds of frogs, birds and cicadas rang loudly in his ears as the hot sun crawled across the sky. He hoped nightfall would provide a reprieve, but it only gave way to equally muggy […]

SSG Ron Shurer RIP Special Forces

SSG Ron Shurer – RIP

May 14, 2020 SOF News 0

Staff Sergeant Ronald Shurer II passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was a member of the Special Forces Regiment. Shurer was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in combat in Afghanistan. He was recognized for […]

International Criminal Court Investigation ICC

SFA Opposition to ICC Investigation

May 14, 2020 SOF News 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently reopened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in relation to the U.S. military participation in the Afghan conflict. The investigation will focus on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan […]