SGT James Johnston KIA Afghanistan June 25, 2019

SGT James Johnston – KIA in Afghanistan – RIP

June 27, 2019 SOF News 0

EOD Tech SGT James Johnston died as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. He was an Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician attached to a Special Forces detachment conducting […]

General Scott Miller, commander of the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, meets with Afghan President Ghani in September 2018.

Afghanistan Update June 2019

June 26, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about the Afghan conflict: security, governance, development, Resolute Support, Taliban, and the ANDSF. Found below are a sampling of news articles, reports, publications, and papers about the Afghan conflict from the last few months. Security […]

Exercise Tropical Dagger JTFB

Special Operations News Update 20160625

June 25, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. Topics: US infantry MOSs, Montagnard field medic, Russian military, new sniper rifle, AFSOC Cdr, Iraq war lessons, influence operations, and more. SOF News Story […]

Snipers - Long Precision 2019

Special Operations News Update 20190621

June 21, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News PC-12s Now Called ‘Dracos’. The U18As of United States Special Operations Command are not going away and are now being called ‘Dracos’. […]

AFSOC Aircraft in Formation. Photo by USAF, 2017.

Special Operations News Update 20190620

June 20, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News Great article on U.S. SOF. Topics include adapting to change, new strategy, people are critical, new roles and missions, and innovation. Read […]

TACP Support to Air Infiltration

Special Operations News Update 20190619

June 19, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News New Acting SECDEF – Former Ranger. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has decided not to continue his pursuit of nomination for […]

Black Swan 19 SOF on helicopter

Black Swan 19 – SOF Exercise in Europe

June 18, 2019 SOF News 0

Special Force troops were assisted by a Hungarian Air Force Gripen multirole fighter, Mi-17, Mi-24, Cougar and American Special Forces CV-22 Osprey helicopters, all of which played a vital part in Exercise Black Swan 19 Distinguished Visitor Day (DV Day). […]

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 […]