Tip of the Spear April 2021

Tip of the Spear – April 2021

May 14, 2021 SOF News 0

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has published the April 2021 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page PDF is available online. The issue has news from the theater special operations commands located around the world as well […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include Navy SEAL training, jetpacks for SOF, the talkative Eddie Gallagher, SOF small arms, ASD SO/LIC and civilian oversight of SOF, 4th Canadian Ranger […]

Swedish Special Boat Unit

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Navy SEAL focus on GPC, ‘Tab Culture’, MoH for Ranger, AFSOC, international SOF, female WWII spies, proxy warfare, Russia’s GRU, troubles in Sahel, books, podcasts, […]

General Scott Miller, commander of the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, meets with Afghan President Ghani in September 2018.

Afghan Conflict Update – April 2021

April 30, 2021 SOF News 0

News, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan. Topics include security, ANDSF, Resolute Support, peace negotiations, US and international withdrawal, governance, development, podcasts, videos, and more. Afghan News Summary President Biden announced the decision that the United States would […]

Video AC-130J Ghostrider

Video – AC-130J Ghostrider in Balikatan 21

April 29, 2021 SOF News 0

A video shows an AC-130J Ghostrider gunship participating in Exercise Balikatan 21 in the Philippines. The crew from the 73rd Special Operations Squadron out of Hurlburt Field, Florida conduct an aerial refueling and then proceed to fire their onboard 105mm […]

Air Force SERE Specialist

Frosted Misery: A Navy SEAL in SERE School

April 27, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by Frumentarius was originally published by SANDBOXX. SERE — short for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape — training is one of the more psychologically challenging training courses the U.S. military has to offer. It is not really that physically challenging, […]

Marine Raiders disembark from helicopter during vehicle interdiction mission.

Special Operations News Update – Monday, April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include jetpacks for SOF, EOD tech training, UK SOF, Russia’s Unit 29155 (GRU), Operation Foxley, IW, advising foreign air forces, border crisis, MDO, GPC, […]

Chris Maier ASD SO/LIC

Chris Maier Nominated for ASD SO/LIC

April 24, 2021 SOF News 0

In a press release published on Friday, April 23, 2021 the White House announced that it was nominating Christopher Maier, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, for the position of ASD SO/LIC. […]

Nha Trang Vietnam

MACV-SOG Dedicated Airlift Support – Vietnam

April 22, 2021 SOF News 0

This article by John Gargus was originally published in the Sentinel in January 2021. Studies and Observations Group, SOG, was established early in 1964 as a top secret unconventional joint task force to conduct clandestine operations against North Vietnam. Its […]

Disinformation in Gray Zone - Hearing by House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations

Video – Hearing on Disinformation in the Gray Zone

April 16, 2021 SOF News 0

A hearing was held on “Disinformation in the Gray Zone: Opportunities, Limitations, and Challenges” by the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to […]