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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 […]

SFC Jeremy Griffin KIA Afghanistan 2019

SFC Jeremy Griffin – 1st SFGA – RIP

September 17, 2019 John Friberg 0

A Special Forces soldier, SFC Jeremy Griffin, was killed on Monday, September 16, 2019 in Afghanistan. He died of wounds from small arms fire while engaged in combat operations in Wardak province, Afghanistan. He was a member of the 3rd […]

SFC Dustin Ard KIA Afghanistan

Dustin Ard, 1st Special Forces Group, RIP

August 31, 2019 John Friberg 0

Sergeant First Class Dustin Ard, 31, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died August 29, 2019, during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan. He was on a joint operation with an Afghan commando unit. Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on October 4, […]

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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 […]

Jose Gonzalez KIA Afghanistan Special Forces

MSG Jose Gonzalez, 7th SFGA – RIP

August 28, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sergeant Jose Gonzalez, a Special Forces NCO, die of wounds sustained during small arms fire on August 21, 2019 during a combat operation in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group based at Eglin […]

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa

MSG Luis Deleon-Figueroa – KIA in Afghanistan

August 22, 2019 John Friberg 0

Master Sgt. Luis Deleon-Figueroa, 31, died August 21, 2019 during combat operations in Faryab province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Deleon-Figueroa, a native of Chicopee, Massachusetts, had attended […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]