special operations advanced training

Video – Advanced ARSOF Training at FBNC

July 24, 2020 John Friberg 0

Have you ever wondered how Army special operations forces personnel become so highly capable in the many and varied missions they conduct around the world? An informative and interesting video provides an explanation of the advanced training ARSOF soldiers receive. […]

MQ-9 Reaper

Counterterrorism Targeting – Head shots or Body Shots?

April 2, 2020 SOF News 0

By Thomas G. Pledger. Current United States counterterrorism strategy concentrates on retribution over network targeting. These different lines of effort, retribution and network targeting, compete for limited resources on an ever-expanding battlefield. Not only do these lines of effort compete […]

Lucien Stervinou

At the Dawn of Special Operations

June 6, 2019 SOF News 0

The Incredible Military Career of Lucien Stervinou By Jeff Goodson There’s a forested canyon above the town of Quimper in northwest France called les Gorge du Stangala.  Drained by the Odet river, it’s known locally for its wild beauty and […]

Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) await extraction at helicopter PZ (photo SORB, Jan 2017).

Special Operations News Update 20180316

March 16, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180316 – training for some NG units increases, helmet cams – under review, books about British generals, “Fortress Sweden”, Special Forces Charitable Trust YouTube.com, pseudo aid workers in Syria, war on terror in the Philippines, more resources […]

SF trainer in Panama explains ranger procedures to Panamanian counterterrorism security forces in Panama. (photo by SSG Osvaldo Equite SOCSouth, Jan 20, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180312

March 12, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180312 – 2003 JSOC raid into Iraq, intel in corporate world, some great SF photos, USSOCOM and ‘hard problems’, Britain’s WWII GW, conflict in Mali, Kurds shifting focus to invading Turkish forces, MQ-1 Predator to retire, 10th […]

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016

Special Warfare Magazine July – December 2016

January 4, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016  Volume 29, Issue 2 has been published and is posted online. Some of the articles are listed below: “A History of Assessment and Selection” “Small Unit Tactics: A Foundational Skill Set” “SERE: Doing More […]

2016 - The Year in Review

SOF in 2016 – The Year That Was . . .

December 31, 2016 SOF News 0

2016 – “The Year That Was”. A collection of articles that look back at 2016 in terms of national security, defense, Middle East, Afghanistan, India, Africa, books, war, conflict, and . . . of course . . . special operations. […]

Intel Update - Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence Update – News, Pubs, & Analysis

December 22, 2016 SOF News 0

Intelligence Update 20161218 – LTG Flynn’s views of the CIA, Flynn sharing secrets inappropriately while in Afghanistan, CIA’s classified cloud, America’s ‘Top Spy Catcher’, an Intelligence Officer’s guide to dissent, Trump and the intelligence community, and more. CIA’s Classified Cloud. The […]