Kabul NEO

Kabul NEO Update

September 9, 2021 SOF News 0

The rapid defeat of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and subsequent fall of the Afghan government caught most people by surprise. This included the Biden administration, Department of Defense, and Department of State. In addition, thousands of […]

Temporary Break

SOF News – Summer and Fall Break

July 20, 2021 SOF News 0

SOF News is taking several months off. The editor has a couple of short-term contract assignments, writing projects to work on, a few planned vacations, travel, and other time-consuming commitments. With all these happenings something has to take a secondary role […]

Spike Team Tiger Bob Donoghue

“My First Mission Across the Fence”

July 13, 2021 SOF News 0

By Bob Donoghue. A Green Beret assigned to Spike Team Tiger with Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) based at FOB-3 Khe Sanh in April 1968 describes a mission to locate the 304th NVA Division in […]

Navy SEALs Diving

Special Operations News Update – Monday, July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include SOF history, Afghanistan, Little Bird, Somalia, NSW, Russian’s SOBR, ransomware attacks, upcoming SOF events, and more. SOF News General Scott Miller Finishes Long […]

Special Warfare Airmen of 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron

Special Operations News Update – Tuesday, July 6, 2021

July 6, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include a relevant NSW, SOCOM’s anti-aging pills, award upgrades for Operation Gothic Serpent, SOF and CAS, armed overwatch program, SOF’s future, Irish Ranger Wing […]

Fireworks Fun

Independence Day! July 4, 2021

July 4, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States is celebrating the “Fourth of July – Independence Day” with a 3-day weekend. The tradition of Independence Day goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, delegates from the 13 colonies […]

Rear Adm. Milton Sands

New Commander for Special Operations Command Africa

July 2, 2021 SOF News 0

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Milton Sands assumed command of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA) on July 1, 2021 at Kelley Barracks near Stuttgart, Germany. SOCAFRICA is the operational command responsible for joint special operations on the continent of Africa. The […]

General James McConville

The U.S. Army and the 2022 Budget

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing about the U.S. Army’s 2022 budget. Secretary Wormuth and General McConville testified on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – defending the Biden administration’s cuts to the Army’s budget for 2022. They both said […]

Naval Special Warfare Leader Assessment

NSW and its Transformative Leader Assessment Program

July 1, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Naval Special Warfare Command. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) concluded the second and final pilot round this week for its newest initiative, the NSW Leader Assessment Program (NLAP), which focuses on transforming how it selects and promotes future leaders. […]

20th Special Forces Parachute Jump

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. SOF linguist sentenced, Shadow 71 recognized, AI and SOF, Frogman swim and run, new SOF aircraft, Eddie Gallagher, Norway’s SOF departs Afghanistan, Swedish Defence University’s […]

Lt. Gen. Jim Slife AFSOC Commander

AFSOC at “Strategic Inflection Point”

June 27, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by 1st Lt. Melissa Crisotomo, AFSOC. U.S. Air Force Lt Gen Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, addressed the Global SOF Foundation’s 2021 virtual SOF Imperatives Forum to discuss the critical mission areas AFSOC will need to […]

Hungarian SOF

Black Swan 21 – SOF Exercise in Hungary

June 25, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Monique ONeill and Spc. Therese Prats, SOCEUR. U.S. Army Green Berets and U.S. Naval Special Warfare Operators trained with NATO allies and partners as they reached initial operational capabilities for the NATO Response Force during Black Swan […]