SSG Ron Shurer RIP Special Forces

SSG Ron Shurer – RIP

May 14, 2020 SOF News 0

Staff Sergeant Ronald Shurer II passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2020. He was a member of the Special Forces Regiment. Shurer was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in combat in Afghanistan. He was recognized for […]

International Criminal Court Investigation ICC

SFA Opposition to ICC Investigation

May 14, 2020 SOF News 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently reopened an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed in relation to the U.S. military participation in the Afghan conflict. The investigation will focus on alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan […]

SOF and COVID-19 Response

SOF Units Respond and Adapt to Coronavirus Pandemic

May 13, 2020 SOF News 0

The coronavirus has significantly affected life in the United States and around the world. The U.S. special operations forces are also finding their environment drastically altered as well. However, the U.S. SOF units are responding and adapting. Special operations unit […]

617th MP Company

Army NG MP Company Trained by 3rd Special Forces

May 10, 2020 SOF News 0

By SSG Andrew Dickson. Soldiers of the 617th Military Police Company, the Ravens, earned extensive training with the 3rd Special Forces Group while at mobilization station located at Camp Oro Grande near Fort Bliss, Texas during the last three weeks […]

SOF Interagency Research Guide JSOU 2020

JSOU Pub: SOF Interagency Reference Guide 2020

May 8, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) has published the Special Operations Forces Interagency Reference Guide. This is the 4th edition, published in April 2020. This 166-page publication (PDF) is a valuable reference work for special operations staff officers, members of […]

The Special Warfare Museum at Fort Bragg has closed.

USASOC Closes Special Warfare Museum on FBNC

May 6, 2020 John Friberg 0

The United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) has decided to close the Special Warfare Museum located on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This action is a very controversial move – especially within the Special Forces community. Current and former Green […]

Special Forces M-ATV Syria

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. SOF News SOF Officer Assignment. The current commander of the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan (SOJTF-A) will soon be the commander of the […]

Wade Priddy CAAT COIN Advisor Afghanistan

SIGAR Quarterly Report on Afghanistan – April 2020

May 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published its quarterly report to Congress covering the months of January through March of 2020. The report provides updates and assessments on the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF), governance, economic […]