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Special Operations News Update – Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world.  GORUCK, Pineland Cutlery, Gallagher case, 19th group, tensions with Iran, Nordic reactions to Russian activities, Chinese hybrid warfare, and more. SOF […]

DoD Quarterly Report OIR August 2019

DoD Quarterly Report on OIR (August 2019)

August 7, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has posted the quarterly report to Congress on OIR. The report covers the period of April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The report is entitled Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent […]

Tip of the Spear, USSOCOM, June 2019

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM – June 2019

August 1, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Special Operations Command has published the June 2019 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40- page online PDF has a number of interesting articles about U.S. special operations forces participating in exercises and operations around the […]

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Afghanistan Conflict Update – July 2019

July 31, 2019 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more. “If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and […]

DOD Report on Afghanistan June 2019

DOD Report on Afghanistan – June 2019

July 23, 2019 SOF News 0

Every six months the Department of Defense provides to Congress a semiannual report entitled Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers the events from the previous six months – in this case, from December to May 2019. The […]

SOCEUR and the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

SOCEUR and Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

July 19, 2019 John Friberg 0

The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe has, working with NATO and other allies, developed the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) that will contribute to deterring and resisting aggression in Eastern Europe. The ROC is a concept that will assist Nordic and […]