A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter flies at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

Special Operations News Update 20190617

June 17, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News USSF Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan. Thomas Gibbons-Neff provides a glimpse of the activities of a Special Forces team engaged in the fight […]

SIGAR report on Afghanistan Divided Responsibility June 2019

SIGAR Report: “Divided Responsibility”

June 14, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published a new report on Afghanistan – with a focus on security sector assistance efforts. This 210-page report, published on June 14, 2019, is entitled Divided Responsibility: Lessons From U.S. Security […]

Combat Divers SOF

Special Operations News Update 20190614

June 14, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News SHOT Show. The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade event known as “SHOT Show” attracts a lot of members of the special […]

USMC Advisors Task Force Southwest

Marine Corps Advisor Company (MCAC)

June 13, 2019 SOF News 0

The Marine Corps Advisor Company or MCAC is a new unit that has been established to provide trained and capable military advisors to work with foreign militaries and security forces of partner nations. The MCAC units will focus exclusively on […]

Kuwaiti MoI SWAT team prepare to breach a building during exercise at the Kuwait Special Forces Training Center on May 2, 2019.

Special Operations News Update 20190612

June 12, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News 7th SFGA ODA at ‘Red Flag Rescue’. A Green Beret team spent three weeks in Arizona participating in a joint training exercise. […]

PC-12 Pilatus

Special Operations News Update 20190610

June 10, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News Marine Raider to Plead Guilty. The defense attorney for a Marine charged in the 2017 death of a Green Beret in Mali […]

Lucien Stervinou

At the Dawn of Special Operations

June 6, 2019 SOF News 0

The Incredible Military Career of Lucien Stervinou By Jeff Goodson There’s a forested canyon above the town of Quimper in northwest France called les Gorge du Stangala.  Drained by the Odet river, it’s known locally for its wild beauty and […]

Navy SEALs May 2019

Special Operations News Update 20190604

June 4, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and current conflicts. SOF News Article on Bill Dean – RIP. A retired Special Forces officer died during a recent climb on Mount Rainer. Read more in “Bill Dean, who […]

10th SFGA HALO Jumper

Special Operations News Update – June 1, 2019

June 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and current conflicts. SOF News Returns! Our small staff took a four month break in writing articles and sending out the newsletter. What was supposed to be a short break […]

Short Break

February 3, 2019 SOF News 0

The small staff at SOF News will be taking a break for a couple of months. A short-term contract requiring travel and other writing projects are upcoming. We will resume posting articles and publishing the newsletter in the spring.

SARC video - Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman

SARC Video – Navy Reconnaissance Corpsman

February 2, 2019 SOF News 0

This SARC video explains the job and responsibilities of the Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman. The SARC has to perform as a medical provider and as a warrior. They deploy with Navy and Marine special operations units. Watch the two-minute […]

Afghanistan Update February 2019 SOF News

Afghanistan Update February 2019

February 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about the Afghan conflict: security, governance, development, Resolute Support, and the ANDSF. ANDSF ANDSF Losses. In a recent speech in front of an international audience – the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland – President […]

1st SFGA Soldier at Yuma Proving Grounds - An SF Soldier after a night HALO parachute jump at Yuma Proving Groupds Arizona. Photo by SGT Ian Ives, 1st SFGA, Jan 26, 2019.

Special Operations News Update 20190131

January 31, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and current conflicts. SOF News Ukraine SOF Participate in CbR XI. Ukrainian special operations forces participated – along with SOF from four other nations – in exercise Combined Resolve XI […]