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Middle East Conflict Update

November 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The Middle East is still ablaze. Russia is confronting the U.S. in Syria, Assad’s regime is hanging on and actually surviving, Turkey is now engaged in northern Syria and northern Iraq, and Iraqi government forces (assisted by the Peshmerga, militias, […]

Parachutist gathers his parachute after airborne operation. (Photo by PFC James Dutkavich, Sep 12, 2016)

Military News Update by SOF News

September 22, 2016 SOF News 0

Military News – Females to take boxing at West Point, how to rebuild Mosul after the ISIS, to fix Syria look to Afghanistan, arming the Kurds, and more. West Point Boxing – Women Required to Participate. Female cadets in their […]

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Iraq News Update 20160901 | SOF News

September 1, 2016 SOF News 0

Iraq News Update 20160901 – How corruption caused the failure of Iraq, Kurdistan holding firm, Mosul offensive coming up, Belgium SOF and ISIS is losing ground. Mosul to be Liberated Soon? The Iraqi military is gearing up to re-capture the […]

Middle East Update 20160827

August 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Middle East Update 20160827 – News about the war in Iraq, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Turkey enters the war, U.S. selling out the Kurds, Lebanon Armed Forces receive $50 million in U.S. military equipment, and more. U.S. Airstrikes […]

An Italian trainer conducts training for female Zeravani soldiers in Bnaslawa, Iraq. Photo by SGT Kalie Jones, CJTF-OIR, Aug 8, 2016.

Iraq War Update 20160826

August 26, 2016 SOF News 0

Iraq War Update 20160826. New U.S. commander, the preparations for taking Mosul, Iran’s influence in Iraq, Italy training female Peshmerga, Vice News Video entitled Fighting ISIS, Iraqi Counter Terror forces capture Qayyarah., and Russia no longer overflying Iraq to bomb Syria? […]

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Mosul Reconstruction? What Role for USAID?

August 15, 2016 John Friberg 0

With the re-capture of Ramadi and Fallujah, Iraq it was discovered that there was a lot of humanitarian assistance and reconstruction required. Whether this aid is being delivered effectively is still in doubt. The re-capture of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest […]

Leapfest 2016. Photo by SSG Quentin Davis, Army NG

Special Operations News Update – 20160811

August 11, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update: Kidnappings in Kabul, DoDIG report on SOCAfrica, new Intel manual, Afghanistan, Libya, and . . . of course, SEALs. Two Westerners Kidnapped in Kabul. Two American University of Afghanistan faculty members were kidnapped at gunpoint. The American and […]

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Mosul Endgame?

August 10, 2016 John Friberg 0

So  . . . the Iraqi forces (might as well say the ‘Golden Division’) will soon capture Mosul – Iraq’s second largest city now controlled by ISIS. So what happens after the capture? We know that the Iraqi forces (spearheaded […]