M777 155mm Howitzers

155 mm Howitzers on the Ukraine Battlefield

May 20, 2022 SOF News 0

The defense of Kyiv has resulted in a Ukrainian victory over the invading Russian forces in northern Ukraine. Russian units have pulled out of most of northern Ukraine and have repositioned into eastern Ukraine in the Donbas region. Both Ukraine […]

Collapse of ANDSF 2021

Report: Collapse of Afghan Military in 2021

May 19, 2022 SOF News 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has released a report entitled Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to its Demise. The SIGAR report, published in May 2022, is […]

Green Beret Conducts Ice Diving Training

CRS Report – U.S. Special Operations Forces (May 2022)

May 17, 2022 SOF News 0

A report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) on U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) has been updated and provided to Congress. Contents: Command Structures and Components Additional USSOCOM Responsibilities Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Army […]

Readiness Exercise Poland

Ukraine War Update – Monday, May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: U.S. soldiers participate in a NATO […]

Greek SOF in Exercise Orion 22

SOF News Update – May 10, 2022

May 10, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Members of Greek Special Forces (SOF) prepare for Exercise Orion 22 as they jump from the ramp of a Greek Air Force C-130 aircraft […]

Saber Strike 22

Russo-Ukraine War – May 9, 2022

May 9, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, […]

Cold Response 22

Tip of the Spear – April 2022

May 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The April 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is now available online. Featured articles include: Tanzania Joint Combine Exchange Training Purple Heart for Green Beret (Northwest Africa) Exercise Cold Response […]

View from MC-130J Commando II

Putin’s War – May 2, 2022 Update

May 2, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to […]

Ukraine War and US Neutrality

U.S., Ukraine, and Neutrality Law

April 27, 2022 SOF News 0

Is there a difference between providing defensive vs. offensive weapons to Ukraine when it comes to international neutrality laws? Not really. At least, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service entitled International Neutrality Law and U.S. Military […]

Arctic Edge 22 HALO

Special Operations News Update – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. USSOCOM cdr interview, JSOF profession, strategic competition and SOF, and more. Image: Sailors perform a high-altitude low-opening jump during Arctic Edge, a biennial homeland defense […]

Saber Strike 22 and AT-4 Anti-Tank Weapon

Russia Begins ‘Second’ Phase of War – April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, […]

NATO SFA Operator Profile

NATO’s SFA Operator Profile

April 24, 2022 SOF News 0

A new publication, SFA Operator Profile, by NATO offers a information about advisors, mentors, and trainers in the security force assistance environment. The report is published by the NATO Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence (NATO SFA COE) located in […]