Book Review – Resistance Operating Concept (ROC)

April 3, 2020 John Friberg 0

In 2014 the Resistance Operating Concept (ROC) began its early stages of development. The Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), commanded by Major General (MG) Mike Repass, began this academic effort. Subsequent SOCEUR commanders and their staffs along with other members […]

Task Force Takuba in Sahel

Task Force Takuba – European SOF in Sahel

March 29, 2020 SOF News 0

Several European nations are contributing special operations forces to Task Force Takuba to fight armed groups in the Sahel. The special operations task force will fight in the Liptako region alongside troops from Niger and Mali. Most of the attacks […]

Imperatives 2020 – Global SOF Foundation

March 15, 2020 John Friberg 0

The Global SOF Foundation recently held its SOF Imperatives Forum in Washington, D.C. in February 2020 and released its annual SOF Imperatives Document. The SOF Imperatives Forum featured a number of discussions and presentations by members of the Senate and […]

MH-60R Seahawk provides CAS during Southern Strike 2020

Southern Strike 2020

February 13, 2020 SOF News 0

Special Tactics Airmen and Green Berets from the 3rd and 20th Special Forces Group participated in Southern Strike 2020. The event was a large-scale, joint multinational combat exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard. This exercise provided special operators […]

Exercise Eager Lion 19

Exercise Eager Lion 19 Held in Jordan

September 19, 2019 SOF News 0

More than 8,000 multinational troops participated in Exercise Eager Lion 19. This is the ninth year of the exercise – an event that provides for multinational interoperability for some 30 nations. The United States contributed about 3,700 troops to the […]

A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 19th Special Forces Group lands during a military freefall operation near Cincu, Romania while participating in Trojan Footprint 19. (SOCEUR, June 2019).

Trojan Footprint 19 – SOF in Black Sea Region

August 11, 2019 John Friberg 0

In June 2019 the U.S Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conducted Trojan Footprint 19. In 2018 Trojan Footprint took place in the Baltic states – exercise the rapid deployment of an unconventional warfare capability of U.S. special operations forces. This […]

Black Swan 19 SOF on helicopter

Black Swan 19 – SOF Exercise in Europe

June 18, 2019 SOF News 0

Special Force troops were assisted by a Hungarian Air Force Gripen multirole fighter, Mi-17, Mi-24, Cougar and American Special Forces CV-22 Osprey helicopters, all of which played a vital part in Exercise Black Swan 19 Distinguished Visitor Day (DV Day). […]

Trident Juncture 2018 - NATO Exercise in Norway

Trident Juncture 18

October 25, 2018 SOF News 0

Trident Juncture 18 is a big exercise that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is conducting in Norway. It involves over 50,000 personnel from many countries and numerous ships, aircraft, and ground vehicles. The participating nations include NATO members, NATO allies, […]

Night Hawk 18 Exercise Denmark

Night Hawk 18 – SOF Exercise in Denmark

October 2, 2018 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty Danish air force base Aalborg was once again host to this year’s Special Operations Night Hawk 18 (NH18) exercise, which ran from 17 to 27 September 2018. Nighthawk is a multinational exercise, led by Danish Special Operations […]

Latvian SOF is briefed by an Afghan officer assigned to a Mobile Strike Kandak during the Cobra Strike Maneuver Course near Kabul. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, Sep 2018.

Cobra Strike Maneuver Course – ANASOC

September 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Cobra Strike Maneuver Course (CSMC) conducted at Camp Scorpion is the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence (SOE) training venue for developing the fighting skills of entire Commando Special Operations Kandak’s (SOKs). The Commandos learn […]

NATO Brussels Summit 2018

Brussels Summit 2018 – NATO News Update

July 16, 2018 SOF News 0

NATO’s Brussels Summit 2018 was held July 11-12, 2018 and the event generated a bunch of news stories. Headlining the event were the antics of President Trump. However, a number of important issues were discussed and proclamations issued that have […]