17 Stormo Incursori

Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

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155 mm Howitzers on the Ukraine Battlefield

May 20, 2022 SOF News 0

The defense of Kyiv has resulted in a Ukrainian victory over the invading Russian forces in northern Ukraine. Russian units have pulled out of most of northern Ukraine and have repositioned into eastern Ukraine in the Donbas region. Both Ukraine […]

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Report: Collapse of Afghan Military in 2021

May 19, 2022 SOF News 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has released a report entitled Collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces: An Assessment of the Factors That Led to its Demise. The SIGAR report, published in May 2022, is […]

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Russo-Ukraine War – May 9, 2022

May 9, 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, […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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, […]

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 […]

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Russia’s War on Ukraine – April 20, 2022

April 20, 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: Destroyed Russian tanks in the Sumy […]