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 […]

Naval SOF Train in Mediterranean Sea

Naval SOF Exercise in Mediterranean Sea

February 3, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. Monique ONeill, SOCEUR. CRETE, Greece – Naval special operations forces from the Greek Underwater Demolition Team (DYK), Cypriot Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) joined forces to conduct a maritime exercise […]

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Afghan Conflict Update – January 2021

January 29, 2021 SOF News 3

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), Resolute Support, peace negotiations, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Each month SOF News does a roll up of the news, […]

Air Force Cross Awarded to Special Tactics Airman

Special Tactics Airman Awarded Air Force Cross

January 15, 2021 SOF News 1

Story by Maxwell Daigle, 27th SOW, Dec 10, 2020. Snapped awake by the sound of belt-fed machine gun fire, then-Senior Airman Alaxey Germanovich, a combat controller assigned to the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, surveys the compound he had dozed off […]

Iranian Proxy Groups

JSOU Paper: Iranian Proxy Groups in the Middle East

January 14, 2021 SOF News 0

The Iranian regime maintains a network of proxies including Lebanese Hezbollah, various Shiite militias in Iraq, the Houthis in Yemen, and foreign fighters in Syria. This paper by the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) provides a look at the problem […]

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

Earning the Green Beret in the National Guard

January 13, 2021 SOF News 0

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Chad Menegay. By most composite measures, the U.S. Army owns a reputation — worldwide and historically — as the best, most powerful, strategically responsive, highly-trained and technologically advanced of armies. There are some who join […]