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Special Operations News Update – July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News 20190717 Update – Current analysis, commentary, and news about special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. Scaling back in the Middle East, maritime backpack, National Military Strategy explained, ‘gray zone’, PMCs, new publications and books, […]

Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF)

Special Operations News Update 20190715

July 15, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. Read about the Army’s new audiobooks, SOF in Eastern Europe, 1st SFGA Group busy in Pacific, CoC ceremonies, “Stop the boat”, Royal Lao Army […]

SGM James Sartor - KIA Afghanistan - 10th Special Forces Group

SGM James Sartor – KIA in Afghanistan – RIP

July 14, 2019 SOF News 0

Sergeant Major James Sartor, a member of the 10th Special Forces Group, died during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan on Saturday, July 13, 2019. DoD reported that he died as a result of injures sustained from enemy small arms […]

MV-22 Fast Rope

Special Operations News Update 20190712

July 12, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20190712 – Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. LTG (R) Ken Tovo with GBF, ATAC a problem, SOF in Syria, military transformation, new Army handgun, Houthi’s drones, […]

Fuerzas Comando 2019

Fuerzas Comando 2019 – SOF Competition

July 11, 2019 SOF News 0

Fuerzas Comando 2019, a special operations competition event, took place in Chile during June 17-27, 2019. Many nations from the western hemisphere sent their SOF teams to compete in the event. The competitors refined their tactical and technical skills during […]

USSF attached to SOTF-A sets fire to field of marijuana in Afghan drug lab. Sep 12, 2016. (photo by Sgt Connor Mendez, NSOCC-A).

Special Operations News Update 20190710

July 10, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20190710 – Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. GBs training NATO in W.V., Iran’s terror networks, Navy SEAL trial, Mark VI boat, SOFIC, Gray Zone, Russia, urban […]

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) Parachutists (SOJTF-OIR, 31 August 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20190708

July 8, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News – Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. Update on Gallagher trial, Somalia, ISIS, terrorist financing, Yemen, Iraq, Robert’ Ridge, and more. A Small Pause. SOF News refrained from […]

Osprey

Special Operations News Update 20190703

July 3, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. Update on Gallagher trial, SOCAFRICA, Yemen, ISIS, ‘Gray Zone’, and more. SOF News Eddie Gallagher – Not Guilty. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was […]

SFC Elliott Robbins, 10th Special Forces Group, Afghanistan

SFC Elliott Robbins – 10th SFGA – RIP

July 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Sergeant First Class Elliott Robbins, age 31, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from non-combat related injuries in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was from Ogden, Utah and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort […]

Ukrainian SOF. Photo by SOCEUR July 2017.

Special Operations News Update 20190701

July 1, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20190701 – Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News Marine Raider Works on Capitol Hill. A Marine who earned the Silver Star for his actions in […]

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 […]