U.S. casualty in Afghanistan

U.S. Casualty in Afghanistan

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

The Washington Post is reporting that an American service member has died and one other injured due to an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A large part of Helmand province has been taken by the Taliban this […]

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Afghan Update 20160823

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160823 – Big fights ongoing in several Afghan provinces to include Kunduz, Helmand, and Baghlan provinces. NUG government not getting along. Summer Campaign 2016 resulting in heavy seasonal fighting. The Taliban are on the move in several locations […]

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

August 22, 2016 John Friberg 0

The Afghan Local Police (ALP) was established by U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010 to serve as a locally-based village or community self-defense force. The ALP units are recruited from local communities of key areas where Afghan government influence or […]

Village Stability Operations

Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan

August 21, 2016 John Friberg 0

Village Stability Operations (VSO) was an attempt by United States special operations forces to establish security, governance, and development in key critical districts in remote areas of Afghanistan. Typically, these districts were in regions of Afghanistan where the Coalition conventional […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Afghanistan News Update – SOF News

August 19, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan news – Topics include SOF burning the candle at both ends, contractors in Afghanistan, National ID card, Afghan documentary on Helmand province, and Afghan mental health issues. US SOF Burning Both Ends of Candle in Afghanistan. Phillip Lohaus, a […]

Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano flying over Kabul - Afghanistan Conflict

AAF – More Planes and Pilots Needed

August 16, 2016 SOF News 0

The Afghan Air Force (AAF) is struggling to perform its mission of supporting the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP). ┬áIt’s mission of aerial reconnaissance, movement of troops and supplies, and aerial fire support is vital […]

Task Force South West - Marines in Helmand Province

Helmand Province at Risk

August 11, 2016 John Friberg 0

Afghanistan’s largest province, located in the southwest of the landlocked country, is the objective of a resurgent Taliban offensive. According to some news reports the Taliban control 11 of the 14 districts in Helmand province. Almost all roads connecting the […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Afghanistan’s National Unity Government (NUG)

August 10, 2016 SOF News 0

The National Unity Government (NUG) of Afghanistan is the outcome of the miss-managed and corrupt Afghan presidential elections held in 2014. A negotiated settlement between the two major contenders resulted in Ashraf Ghani becoming President and Abdullah Abdullah becoming Chief […]

Task Force South West - Helmand Province Afghanistan

Helmand Province Under Siege

August 9, 2016 SOF News 0

Problems in Helmand. The Afghan government forces have their hands full in Helmand province. It appears that most of the province has been lost to the Taliban and the provincial capital – Lashkar Gar – is now threatened. Despite glowing […]

U.S. casualty in Afghanistan

Five U.S. SOF Wounded in Afghanistan

July 31, 2016 SOF News 0

According to recent news reports five United States Special Operations troops were wounded during combat in eastern Afghanistan. The combat casualties occurred in engagements with the Islamic State militants who have recently emerged in Afghanistan not far from the Pakistan […]