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Special Operations News Update – Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019 SOF News 0

SOF News Update – Curated news, commentary, and analysis about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world.  GORUCK, Pineland Cutlery, Gallagher case, 19th group, tensions with Iran, Nordic reactions to Russian activities, Chinese hybrid warfare, and more. SOF […]

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Afghanistan Conflict Update – July 2019

July 31, 2019 SOF News 0

A sampling of curated news, commentary, and analysis about America’s longest war – or the Afghanistan quagmire . Topics include security, governance, Resolute Support, ANDSF, elections, peace negotiations, and more. “If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and […]

DOD Report on Afghanistan June 2019

DOD Report on Afghanistan – June 2019

July 23, 2019 SOF News 0

Every six months the Department of Defense provides to Congress a semiannual report entitled Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers the events from the previous six months – in this case, from December to May 2019. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]