ARSOF and GPC

Video – ARSOF and Great Power Competition

August 25, 2020 SOF News 0

A video produced by U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School explains “Great Power Competition” (GPC) and Army Special Operations Forces’ (ARSOF) role in support of the National Defense Strategy. Colonel Bryan Groves and Major Steve Ferenzi from the […]

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 […]

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Former Green Beret Arrested for Spying for Russia

August 22, 2020 SOF News 0

A former U.S. Army Green Beret allegedly conspired to provide national defense information to Russian intelligence. The former Special Forces officer has been charged in a Russian espionage conspiracy. According to a U.S. indictment, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a former […]

404th Civil Affairs Battalion

404th CA Bn (USAR) Maintains Airborne Skills

August 20, 2020 SOF News 0

By Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams. JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – Clip, clip, snap … an Army Reserve paratrooper breathes heavily through his facemask while donning the harness of an MC-6 parachute. As the paratrooper adjusts his parachute, noises could […]

IG Report to Congress OPE-P Summer 2020

IG Quarterly Report to Congress – OPE-P

August 19, 2020 SOF News 0

The Lead Inspector General report to the United States Congress on Operation Pacific Eagle – Philippines (OPE-P) is now available. The report covers the period of April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. OPE-P is the overseas contingency operation to […]

Film OIF: The Fight for Baghdad

Film – OIF: The Fight for Baghdad

August 18, 2020 SOF News 0

Army University Press Films announces its second film in the Operation Iraqi Freedom film series. Beginning on 1 April 2003, this film features Coalition Forces’ fight for Saddam Hussein’s capital. The film opens with the fight for Objective PEACH, covers […]

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Special Operations News Update – Monday, August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include new ASD SO/LIC, expanded campus for SWCC, a deadly Ranger raid in Afghanistan, “Kill Chain” and contractors in Africa, “operator syndrome”, mini-subs, Somalia’s […]

National Airborne Day 2020

National Airborne Day – August 16, 2020

August 16, 2020 SOF News 1

By Franklin Fisher, Fort Benning PAO. FORT BENNING, Ga. – Eighty years ago here, on August 16, 1940, while World War II was raging but before the United States had entered the war, a platoon of Soldiers completed four days […]

Quarterly Report to Congress OIR Summer 2020

DoD IG Report On OIR – Aug 2020

August 13, 2020 SOF News 0

A report to Congress by the Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent Resolve has been published online. The 136-page PDF covers the period of April 1 to June 30, 2020. The publication summarizes the quarter’s key events in the fight […]