SOF News Is Taking a Short Break

September 20, 2019 SOF News 0

The staff at SOF News will be taking a break for a few months. The editor is going to be working a couple of short-term contracts. We will return at some point in December 2019.

Exercise Eager Lion 19

September 19, 2019 SOF News 0

More than 8,000 multinational troops participated in Exercise Eager Lion 19. This is the ninth year of the exercise – an event that provides for multinational interoperability for some 30 nations. The United States contributed about 3,700 troops to the […]

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Afghan Conflict Update – September 2019

September 18, 2019 SOF News 0

According to some the peace talks will yield an agreement between the Taliban and the United States that will lead to a peaceful resolution of the Afghan conflict. However President Trump has put a damper on that for the time […]

Special Operations News Update for Friday, September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Ethics guide for SOCOM, alienating allies, UAV contract for SOF, advising, political warfare, language training, and more. Casualties in Afghanistan Casualties. […]

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Special Operations News Update for September 3, 2019

September 3, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world for September 3, 2019. Syria’s ‘safe zone’, Italian ‘human torpedoes’ of WWII, Navy SEAL fundraiser, female Airman earns Ranger tab, CIA’s […]

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Afghanistan Conflict – August 2019 Update

August 29, 2019 SOF News 0

The Afghan conflict continues to rage across Afghanistan. The ANDSF remains on the defensive in static checkpoints throughout the country – with the exception of the Afghan special operations forces. The U.S. seems to be closing the deal with the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]