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Tip of the Spear – April 2023

April 28, 2023 John Friberg 0

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published the April 2023 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page pub (PDF) has a number of interesting stories. The highlight of the issue is the award of the Medal of Honor […]

SOF and Moral Injury

JSOU Pub – U.S. SOF and Moral Injury

March 30, 2023 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University Press has published a paper entitled Moral Injury: Implications for U.S. SOF and Ethical Resiliency. The authors share a summary, review and the implications of moral injury in the U.S. special operations community. They examine […]

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Counterterrorism in Mozambique – CTC Sentinel

March 24, 2023 SOF News 0

The March 2023 issue of the CTC Sentinel has an article entitled “The Enduring Counterterrorism Challenge in Mozambique”. The article traces the history of a growing insurgency in the Cabo Delgada Province in northern Mozambique. The world took notice when […]

Task Force South West - MARSOC Marine from Special Operations Task Force West provides security at LZ in Nahr-e-Saraj district, Helmand province. (Photo by Cpl. Kyle McNally, 28 Mar 2012).

Tip of the Spear – February 2023

March 17, 2023 SOF News 0

USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear February 2023 issue is now online. The 40-page PDF has some interesting articles about special operations events and organizations from around the world. Contents: Tip of the Spear, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), February […]

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IG Report on Operation Inherent Resolve – Feb 2023

March 10, 2023 SOF News 0

The Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of State has published its quarterly report to the United States Congress on Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The report summarizes the overseas contingency operation to defeat the Islamic State in […]

Sentinel March 2023

Sentinel – March 2023 Issue

March 3, 2023 SOF News 0

The Sentinel – a newsletter of the Quiet Professionals is published every month by Chapter 78 of the Special Forces Association serving the SF community in Southern California. Their monthly newsletter is available online and by subscription. The March 2023 […]

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Tip of the Spear – December 2022

January 24, 2023 SOF News 0

The December 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted by United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This monthly publication provides articles about U.S. special operations forces located in the United States and around the world. Some of […]

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CRS Fact Sheet on U.S. SOF

December 8, 2022 SOF News 0

A fact sheet entitled Defense Primer: Special Operations Forces has been published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). This two-page PDF provides an overview of the special operations forces of the military services. The fact sheet presents information on: Defense […]

Tip of the Spear October 2022

Tip of the Spear – October 2022

November 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The October 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear has been posted online by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). This edition has several very interesting articles about SOF commands and units from MARSOC, AFSOC, NSW, and USASOC. Article […]

2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS)

DoD’s 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS)

October 30, 2022 SOF News 0

The 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS) has been published by the Department of Defense. The NDS details the DoD’s path into the next decade. The new publication is a result of the DoD conducting its strategic reviews – the National […]

GAO Report - SOF Data Needed Oct 2022

GAO Report on SOF C2: Better Data Needed

October 27, 2022 SOF News 0

The United States military has increasingly used special operations forces over the past 20 years to advance and protect U.S. national security interests. SOF employs its forces through a variety of command and control structures around the world. These organizations […]

FM 3.0 Operations

FM 3-0 Operations

October 25, 2022 SOF News 0

The Department of the Army has released its latest version of FM 3-0, Operations. The lessons learned from past conflicts in recent years have been shaping how the military fights and conducts operations. Multidomain operations started as an operating concept, […]

National Security Strategy 2022

National Security Strategy – 2022

October 21, 2022 SOF News 0

The latest version of the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) was released in October 2022. The NSS outlines how the U.S. will advance its vital interests and leverage all the elements of national power to compete against its adversaries. The […]