Social Media News and the Islamic State

Fighting the Fight We Are In

December 11, 2018 SOF News 0

By Ajit Maan “Narratives are essential in mobilizing local actions to defeat violent extremists. Some leaders laugh nervously at this concept, and dismiss it with arrogant waves of the hand. Misperceptions about narrative and story as somehow being a squishy […]

Small Boat Team 22 performs a simulated hot extraction utilizing Special Operations Craft Riverine. Photo by Angela Fry, NSCITTS, Sep 7, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181210

December 10, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181210 – Afghan SOF are busy, SEAL / Raider hearing in GB death postponed, learning from our enemies, 919th SOMSG CoC, Hollywood and military movies, UDT-SEAL museum, SOF ethics review, SOCEUR’s ‘Jackal Stone’ exercise, AFSOC’s bobsledders, G5 […]

Winter Parachute Jump March 2018. Photo by SOCEUR.

Military and National Security News – 20181208

December 8, 2018 SOF News 0

Middle East ISIS in Iraq. Attacks by the Islamic State have increased significantly in Kirkuk and Salah ad-Dine provinces. Apparently there are some ‘security gaps’ between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Peshmerga units in some areas of these two provinces. […]

Parachutist. USASOC photo.

Special Operations News Update 20181207

December 7, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181207 – SASC hearing for SOCOM nominee, job hunting for SF NCOs, ISIS in Iraq, ISIS in Syria, Yemen update, dirty bombs in SE Asia, radicalization in Central Asia, ‘remote warfare’, discontent grows in Chap, perils of […]

10th SFGA Winter Warfare Shooting, Cold Weather training at Taylor Park, Colorado. Photo by SGT Timothy Clegg, March 4, 2016.

Special Operations News Update 20181205

December 5, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181205 – Maritime aspects of the Yemen conflict, IS in Iraq, contractor fraud at BAF, podcast on TJ18, US cyber strategy, a CIA historian, true origins of ISIS, botched IDF mission in Gaza, Iraq’s Islam, report on […]

SGT Jason McClary, KIA in Afghanistan

SGT Jason McClary – Afghan Conflict Casualty

December 3, 2018 SOF News 0

SGT Jason McClary, age 24, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Landstuhl, Germany, as a result of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, in Andar district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. McClary was assigned to […]

SOF Operators conduct CQB. Photo by Sgt. Matthew Britton, USSOCOM, September 22, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20181203

December 3, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181203 – Airpower stats for AFCENT, SECDEF gaggle, Australian cyber warfare, video on history of the Pentagon, A-29s for Nigeria, review of Jack Ryan, giving back to the Ranger community, Iran rockets Taliban, lone wolf terrorism, Chinooks for […]

1st SFGA Helicast

Special Operations News Update 20181130

November 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181130 – 5 non-kinetic CT efforts, update on death of Ranger in Afghanistan, podcast – hunting OBL, analysis of national strategy for CT, Peace Stability Journal, books on COIN, Russia-Ukraine conflict, investigation of SOF team in Afghanistan, […]

3rd SFGA KIA Afghanistan Nov 2018

3rd Special Forces Group Soldiers Die in Afghanistan

November 28, 2018 SOF News 0

Two members of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina died from an improvised explosive device (IED) blast while traveling along a road in Ghanzi province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. An Air Force Staff […]

AC-130s on airstrip Hurlburt Field

Special Operations News Update 20181127

November 27, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20181127 – Report on Salafi-Jihadist groups, trouble in Chechnya, Boko Haram, countering hybrid threats, Russia and the Baltic States, SWCS campus to grow, China’s spies, events, a pivot in Syria, terrorist activity map, lessons of Yemen conflict, paper […]

SGT Leandro Jasso Ranger Regiment

SGT Leandro Jasso – Ranger KIA in Afghanistan

November 25, 2018 SOF News 0

Sergeant Leandro Jasso died on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was killed as a result of wounds sustained from small arms fire while engaging enemy forces. Editorial Note: A subsequent Resolute Support news release dated November […]