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 […]

Army 2018 Russian Defense Exphibition

Army 2018 Defense Expo and Russia’s SOF

September 12, 2018 SOF News 0

Army 2018 –┬áRussia has just held its largest arms fair and conference at Park Patriot, located to the west of Moscow and whilst members of their SOF were not very conspicuous, they could be seen if you knew where to […]

NATO news update - German frogmen training. Photo by Bundeswehr, August 4, 2017.

NATO News Update 20180801

August 1, 2018 SOF News 0

There are a lot of topics in this NATO news update – Russia reinforces western border, Exercise Sea Breeze 2018, Helsinki summit, UK defense review, Russia social media, Black Sea military competition, defense of the Baltic States, Russian hybrid warfare, […]

Helsinki Summit 2018 Putin and Trump meet in Finland on July 16, 2018

Helsinki Summit – Trump and Putin

July 17, 2018 SOF News 0

The Helsinki Summit between President Trump and President Putin took place on Monday, July 16, 2018. The meeting between the leader of the United States and the leader of Russia followed the tumultuous Brussels Summit held just a few days […]

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 […]