AC-130 Gunship

Special Operations Update – 20170626

June 26, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170626 – SOF Airmen get $$$ bonus, Norway extends Marines, Erik Prince in Somalia, Jordan’s spies, Lockheed’s C-130J-SOF, revival of Haruv (Israeli SOF), Afghanistan update, Lessons Learned from Iraq, and more. Russia is Pissed as Norway Extends Marines. The Norwegian Defense Minister […]

ARSOF Soldiers fastroping from a CV-22. (Photo credit USASOC 20170511)

Special Operations News 20170623

June 23, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF Update 20170623 – Updated C-130J-SOF, U.S. SOF and Nepal Rangers training exercise, the special relationship between the Kurds and U.S. Special Forces, new HQs building for USACAPOC, AFSOC flight surgeon receives award, Afghan Commando School gets visit, Navy SEALs Sealion, $45 M contract for […]

An Army Special Forces Soldier guides his pack animal during training. (Photo U.S. Army, 2017)

Special Forces and Pack Animals – Info and Pubs

June 21, 2017 SOF News 0

Pack animals have been used by U.S. special operations forces (SOF) many times in the past. Today’s U.S. Army Special Forces are no different. Horses, donkeys, and mules have all been used effectively to carry SF Soldiers and their equipment in many parts of the […]

SOF Range Firing

Special Operations Forces (SOF) News Update – June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170621 – SOF general officer assignments, 7th SFGA CoC ceremony, WWII era Chindits, USSF birthday, USSOCOM eyes JLTV, profile of the executive director of the Green Beret Foundation, South Korean and U.S. SOF, photos of ‘SAS Wanderers’, Harris radio contract, 65th birthday […]

Special Operations News 20170619

June 19, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170619 – Organization, mission, and training of the 75th Ranger Regiment; new approaches needed for an over-extended SOF force; a profile of the 5th Special Forces Group; USSOCOM shopping list; info on Bill McRaven at University of Texas, suicides in Navy SEAL […]

A SOF Sniper with 7th Special Forcese Group on SR training mission at USMC Twentynine Palms, California. (Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. Efren Lopez, Feb 17, 2016).

Special Operations News 20170110

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170110 – video of Australian SAS in action, Green Beret explains the 100 year war, video of “Air Commando Pride”, Green Beret families, SOF raid on Islamic State in Syria, U.S special operations forces & Trump, and more. Video Aussie SAS in […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Papers, Pubs, Analysis, & Commentary

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update 20170110 – U.S. Department of Statement CT Bureau notes for 2016, Perspectives on Terrorism (December 2016), CTC Sentinel, book review of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, and more. DoS CT Bureau Update 2016. The U.S. Department of State’s Counterterrorism Bureau has been busy for […]

U.S. Air Force Special Operations Weather Team from Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) conduct an upper air sounding test at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti on December 8, 2016. (photo from video by SSG Christian Jadot, CJTF-HOA).

SOCAF Weather Team Helps Keep Djibouti Skies Safe

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Watch a video of a Special Operations Weather Team (Air Force) conduct a weather balloon test of upper air movement at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The AFSOC weathermen are members of Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) on temporary assignment to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn […]