4th of July fireworks

Fourth of July – Independence Day

July 4, 2020 SOF News 0

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

US and Latvian SOF HALO Jump

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. SOF News Interview – USASOC Commander. The head of the United States Army Special Operations Command, LTG Fran Beaudette is interviewed. He answers questions on […]

1st SFG Mountain Training

Special Operations News Update – Monday, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Sometimes we stray and cover things like coronavirus and protests (as it relates to SOF, the military, and national security). Monday mornings is about catching […]

Short Break

February 3, 2019 SOF News 0

The small staff at SOF News will be taking a break for a couple of months. A short-term contract requiring travel and other writing projects are upcoming. We will resume posting articles and publishing the newsletter in the spring.

Holiday Break

December 21, 2018 SOF News 0

The staff at SOF News will be taking a holiday break that will last for a few weeks. We will resume writing about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world at some point in January 2019. Enjoy the […]

Jim Mattis letter of resignation

SEC DEF Mattis Letter of Resignation

December 20, 2018 SOF News 0

Secretary of Defense James Mattis submitted his letter of resignation to President Trump on Thursday, December 20, 2018. In his letter he stated . . . “Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are […]

General Milley

General Milley – Next Chairman of JCS

December 8, 2018 John Friberg 0

President Trump announced on Saturday, December 8, 2018 that General Mark Milley will be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Milley will replace General Joe Dunford at some point in the fall of 2019.  General Milley […]

Winter Parachute Jump March 2018. Photo by SOCEUR.

Military and National Security News – 20181208

December 8, 2018 SOF News 0

Middle East ISIS in Iraq. Attacks by the Islamic State have increased significantly in Kirkuk and Salah ad-Dine provinces. Apparently there are some ‘security gaps’ between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Peshmerga units in some areas of these two provinces. […]

Pentagon Press Conference August 28, 2018

Pentagon Press Conference on August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Defense Secretary Mattis and General Dunford held a joint press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.  Each provided an opening statement and then the Pentagon press corps asked questions. Topics covered almost all the conflicts the U.S. […]

Civil Affairs Branch birthday

Birthday – Civil Affairs Branch

August 17, 2018 SOF News 0

The U.S. Army Civil Affairs Branch is having a birthday today – Friday, August 17, 2018. It is 63 years old – having been established on August 17, 1955. The branch had its origins in World War II when the […]

Helsinki Summit 2018 Putin and Trump meet in Finland on July 16, 2018

Helsinki Summit – Trump and Putin

July 17, 2018 SOF News 0

The Helsinki Summit between President Trump and President Putin took place on Monday, July 16, 2018. The meeting between the leader of the United States and the leader of Russia followed the tumultuous Brussels Summit held just a few days […]