CV-22 21st SOS

Special Operations News Update – Nov 7, 2022

November 7, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: CV-22 Osprey of the 21st Special Operations Squadron. Photo by SOCPAC, Oct 2022. Do you receive our daily newsletter? If not, you can sign […]

Video LTG Tony Fletcher SOFCAST

Video – LTG Tony Fletcher – NSHQ Cdr

November 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The commander of NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters (NSHQ), LTG Antonio Fletcher, is the guest of a USSOCOM SOFCAST episode. He discusses his career in U.S. Army Special Forces, the role of NATO Special Operations Forces, leadership development, diversity of […]

Irregular Warfare Podcast

Podcast – Civilian Oversight of SOF

November 3, 2022 SOF News 0

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have played a critical role in US counterterrorism operations. But now, as policymakers’ focus shifts from counterterrorism (CT) to great power competition (GPC), the implications for SOF are unclear. Two panelists, Senator Joni Ernst and Owen […]

Diver Propulsion Device

Special Operations News Update – Oct 31, 2022

October 31, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo: Sailors operating a diver propulsion device during high-altitude dive training in California, Sept. 5, 2022. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alex Per. Do […]

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 […]

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Ukraine Conflict Update – October 2022

October 30, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, tactical situation on the ground, Ukrainian defense, and NATO. Additional topics include refugees, internally displaced personnel, humanitarian efforts, cyber, and information operations. Photo: Destroyed Russian tanks in the Sumy […]

Video - Task Force Viking Iraq

Video – History of Task Force Viking (2003)

October 29, 2022 SOF News 0

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Mark Grdovic shared stories about his time in Iraq with Task Force Viking while assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2003. While conventional and special operations forces were pushing northward from the south and […]

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 […]

About JSOU Video

Video – Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

October 26, 2022 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University or JSOU is the “Think-Do Tank” center of U.S. special operations. JSOU was founded in 2000 by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to serve as the academic center of excellence for special operations […]

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, […]

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Special Operations News Update – October 24, 2022

October 24, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Photo / Image: U.S., Norwegian, and Swedish Special Operations Forces drive a combat rubber raiding craft during SUBSOF 2022 in Norway, Aug. 14, 2022. (U.S. […]

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 […]

Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine

October 20, 2022 SOF News 0

In total, the United States has committed more than $18.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $17.6 billion since the beginning of Russia’s unprovoked and brutal invasion on February 24. United […]

Air Force Combat Dive Supervisor Badge

New Air Force Combat Dive Badges Approved

October 19, 2022 SOF News 0

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. approved new Air Force combat dive badges and associated wear criteria for Airmen who have been wearing the Navy scuba badge. Airmen who have graduated the Air Force Combat Dive Course are now […]

SOF and Ukraine Conflict- JSOU Video

Video: Role of SOF in Ukraine (JSOU)

October 18, 2022 SOF News 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) presented a panel discussion entitled “What is the Role of Special Operations Forces in Ukraine? Signaling the Future”. Participants included the command team of Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) and other panel members with […]