Exercise Sea Breeze 2021

Sea Breeze 2021 – Exercise in the Black Sea

July 8, 2021 John Friberg 0

The United States and other NATO countries participated in an extensive military exercise in the Black Sea region entitled Exercise Sea Breeze 2021. The two-week long exercise is a joint, multi-national event with 5,000 personnel, 30 ships, and 40 aircraft […]

Disinformation in Gray Zone - Hearing by House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations

Video – Hearing on Disinformation in the Gray Zone

April 16, 2021 SOF News 0

A hearing was held on “Disinformation in the Gray Zone: Opportunities, Limitations, and Challenges” by the House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations. The purpose of the hearing was to receive testimony on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) efforts to […]

ARSOF and GPC

Video – ARSOF and Great Power Competition

August 25, 2020 SOF News 0

A video produced by U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School explains “Great Power Competition” (GPC) and Army Special Operations Forces’ (ARSOF) role in support of the National Defense Strategy. Colonel Bryan Groves and Major Steve Ferenzi from the […]

Modern Minutemen and Women - Paul Cobaugh

Book Review – Modern Minutemen and Women

August 24, 2020 SOF News 0

Paul Cobaugh’s book Modern Minutemen and Women provides a detailed look at the U.S. governments’ inability to conduct influence operations to counter the propaganda efforts of Russia, China, and other adversaries. His book outlines the deficiencies with the various organizations […]

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Former Green Beret Arrested for Spying for Russia

August 22, 2020 SOF News 0

A former U.S. Army Green Beret allegedly conspired to provide national defense information to Russian intelligence. The former Special Forces officer has been charged in a Russian espionage conspiracy. According to a U.S. indictment, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, a former […]

Wagner Group in Libya

Russia’s Wagner Group in Libya

July 29, 2020 SOF News 0

The civil war in Libya continues to grind away and foreign nations are supporting one faction or another in the conflict. Russia is one of those countries – providing aircraft, vehicles, technicians, air defense equipment, and mercenaries to the fight. […]

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 […]

SOF Operator in Invincible Sentry 20

Invincible Sentry 20 – Uzbekistan

March 25, 2020 SOF News 0

U.S. Central Command conducted Invincible Sentry 20, a bilateral exercise hosted by the government of Uzbekistan in military training facilities within the Tashkent region from February 24 to March 2, 2020. Invincible Sentry 20 was a crisis response rehearsal designed […]

DEFENDER-Europe-20

DEFENDER-Europe 20

March 12, 2020 John Friberg 0

The ability for the United States to reinforce NATO in Europe in the event of a conventional war with Russia will be the centerpiece of DEFENDER-Europe 20. This months-long exercise will take place from February to April this year. Editorial […]