Balikatan 22

Balikatan 22 – AFSOC in the Philippines

May 7, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Natalie Greenwood. U.S. Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Wing (353rd SOW), 492nd Special Operations Wing (492nd SOW) and the 1st Special Operations Wing (1st SOW) deployed to the Philippines for Balikatan 22, March 28 – April 8, […]

Trojan Footprint 22

SOCEUR Kicks Off Trojan Footprint 22

May 5, 2022 DVIDS 0

Story by Kirsti Brooksby. Trojan Footprint (TFP) 22 is set to begin May 2 and conclude May 13, with U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) proactively working and training together with NATO allies and European partners across Southeastern Europe, the Baltics […]

Pallets Heading to Ukraine - Spirit of America

Spirit of America – Helping Ukraine Win

May 3, 2022 John Friberg 0

The editor of SOF News had the opportunity to speak with the founder and CEO of Spirit of America about the organization’s efforts to assist the Ukrainian military and people of Ukraine. Jim Hake provided an enlightening look at the […]

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Tip of the Spear – April 2022

May 3, 2022 SOF News 0

The April 2022 issue of Tip of the Spear published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is now available online. Featured articles include: Tanzania Joint Combine Exchange Training Purple Heart for Green Beret (Northwest Africa) Exercise Cold Response […]

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Putin’s War – May 2, 2022 Update

May 2, 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: U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to […]

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Video – U.S. SOF Commanders Testify on Force Readiness

April 29, 2022 DVIDS 0

The U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services heard testimony on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from special operations commanders on efforts to sustain special operations force readiness and transform the force for future security challenges. Witnesses included: Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan […]

CH-47F Chinook from Task Force Brawler participates in Personnel Recovery exercise with USAF Guardian Angel team at Bagram AF. (Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 27 Feb 2018).

New Enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF)

April 28, 2022 DVIDS 0

By Lt. Col. Ian Phillips, 920th Rescue Wing. After two years of assessment and validation the 920th Rescue Wing has developed an enhanced Personnel Recovery Task Force (PRTF) structure along with overhauled tactics, techniques, and procedures with a specific design […]

Ukraine War and US Neutrality

U.S., Ukraine, and Neutrality Law

April 27, 2022 SOF News 0

Is there a difference between providing defensive vs. offensive weapons to Ukraine when it comes to international neutrality laws? Not really. At least, according to a recent report by the Congressional Research Service entitled International Neutrality Law and U.S. Military […]

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Special Operations News Update – April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022 SOF News 0

Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. USSOCOM cdr interview, JSOF profession, strategic competition and SOF, and more. Image: Sailors perform a high-altitude low-opening jump during Arctic Edge, a biennial homeland defense […]

Saber Strike 22 and AT-4 Anti-Tank Weapon

Russia Begins ‘Second’ Phase of War – April 25, 2022

April 25, 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: Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, […]

NATO SFA Operator Profile

NATO’s SFA Operator Profile

April 24, 2022 SOF News 0

A new publication, SFA Operator Profile, by NATO offers a information about advisors, mentors, and trainers in the security force assistance environment. The report is published by the NATO Security Force Assistance Centre of Excellence (NATO SFA COE) located in […]

Russian War Crimes

War Crimes in Ukraine

April 23, 2022 Guest 0

By Lark S. Escobar. Not all acts are permissible in war, and the horrors of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are more than just the normal or lawful incidents and targets (objectives) of violence in war.  War crimes are grave, […]

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Ukraine War News – April 22, 2022

April 22, 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, weapons shipments, and information operations. Do you receive our daily […]