Book review - No Moon as Witness by James Stejskal

Book Review – No Moon As Witness

July 15, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book by James Stejskal, No Moon as Witness, describes the training and the missions of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The book is a compact and concise history […]

The CIA war in Kurdistan

Book Review – The CIA War in Kurdistan

January 26, 2021 John Friberg 0

A recent book, The CIA War in Kurdistan, details the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in northern Iraq before and during the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in early 2003. The main ground effort of OIF would […]

Modern Minutemen and Women - Paul Cobaugh

Book Review – Modern Minutemen and Women

August 24, 2020 SOF News 0

Paul Cobaugh’s book Modern Minutemen and Women provides a detailed look at the U.S. governments’ inability to conduct influence operations to counter the propaganda efforts of Russia, China, and other adversaries. His book outlines the deficiencies with the various organizations […]

Plato's Fear by Ajit Maan

Book Review – Plato’s Fear

August 1, 2020 SOF News 0

Dr. Ajit Maan has provided a short book that helps us understand how information can be weaponized to spread fake news, hoaxes, and propaganda. Her explanation of the ‘narrative’ informs us how humans observe and process information at the unconscious […]

Book Review - Fire in the Jungle

Book Review – Fire in the Jungle

July 16, 2020 SOF News 0

“A Study of One of America’s Most Successful Unconventional Warfare Campaigns”. Fire in the Jungle is a book that informs those seeking to understand unconventional warfare and how resistance groups form up and fight an occupying power. The resistance movement […]

Army CoS Reading List

Army Chief of Staff’s Reading List

December 2, 2017 SOF News 0

CoS Reading List – General Mark Milley, the Army’s Chief of Staff, has a selection of favorite books and publications for professional development. The books are suitable for readers of any rank or position. The CoS reading list is divided […]