Helicopter Faraday Field 2019

Exercise Faraday Field 19-2

August 24, 2019 SOF News 0

Whilst the news that UK Royal Navy is currently escorting British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz seems to have disappeared from world headlines, also the latest situation regarding the increased diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, not to mention updates […]

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa – KIA in Afghanistan

August 22, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa, 31, died August 21, 2019 during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Deleon-Figueroa, a native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, had attended […]

Scott Koppnehafer

Scott Koppenhafer – MARSOC Casualty in Iraq

August 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Gunnery Sergeant Scott Koppenhafer died from injuries sustained during combat action in Iraq on Saturday, August 10, 2019. He suffered fatal wounds while on a planned operation with Iraqi Security Forces. He was a member of the 2nd Marine Raider […]

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 […]

Proxy Warfare - Hmong Guerrilla Company, Phou Vieng, 1961, Wikimedia Commons.

Pub – Proxy Warfare and U.S. SOF

August 10, 2019 John Friberg 0

A report by CNA Analysis & Solutions provides a study of past and current use of proxy warfare by the United States. It examines case studies of the use of proxy forces by the U.S., identifies several common themes, and […]

NSW SPIES CH-47

Special Operations News Update – Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world.  GORUCK, Pineland Cutlery, Gallagher case, 19th group, tensions with Iran, Nordic reactions to Russian activities, Chinese hybrid warfare, and more. SOF […]

DoD Quarterly Report OIR August 2019

DoD Quarterly Report on OIR (August 2019)

August 7, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has posted the quarterly report to Congress on OIR. The report covers the period of April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The report is entitled Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent […]

Tip of the Spear, USSOCOM, June 2019

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM – June 2019

August 1, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Special Operations Command has published the June 2019 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40- page online PDF has a number of interesting articles about U.S. special operations forces participating in exercises and operations around the […]