CRS Report on Afghanistan November 2018

CRS Report on Afghanistan – November 2018

November 10, 2018 SOF News 0

An updated CRS report on Afghanistan has been posted. The 18-page report (R45122) published on November 1, 2018 provides an overview of the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and the US policy on Afghanistan. Entitled Afghanistan: Background and U.S. Policy: I Brief, the […]

ANA Commando Graduation October 2018. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, October 16, 2018.

Afghan Commandos Complete Qualification Course

November 5, 2018 SOF News 0

There are 735 new Afghan Commandos as of October 2018. A graduation ceremony was recently conducted at the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) at Camp Commando. The ANASOC School of Excellence is located near Kabul, Afghanistan. The Commandos, […]

Afghan Special Mission Wing Pilot

Afghan Conflict Update 20181004

October 4, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update 20181004 – Taliban’s sanctuary, Afghan War Casualty Report, F-35B in Afghanistan, Prince’s plan for Afghanistan, ISKP update, commentary on Afghanistan, SOF shooting competition, MD-530’s in action, reconciliation is the way out, and more. US Fatality in Afghanistan – […]

Operation Commando Wrath Afghanistan 2008

Operation Commando Wrath

October 1, 2018 SOF News 0

By Brian Morris, SF MSG (Ret) On Monday, October 1, 2018 former Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II received the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty on April 6, 2008 while assigned to Special […]

Latvian SOF is briefed by an Afghan officer assigned to a Mobile Strike Kandak during the Cobra Strike Maneuver Course near Kabul. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, Sep 2018.

Cobra Strike Maneuver Course – ANASOC

September 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Cobra Strike Maneuver Course (CSMC) conducted at Camp Scorpion is the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence (SOE) training venue for developing the fighting skills of entire Commando Special Operations Kandak’s (SOKs). The Commandos learn […]

British helicopter flight over Kabul. Sep 14, 2018 Resolute Support photo.

Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180920

September 20, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update 20180920 – Elections coming up, Afghan police taking casualties, Special Mission Wing, negotiations with the Taliban – there is lot’s going on in Afghanistan – some good and some not so good. Security Helicopter Shot Down. The […]

ASSF Vehicle

CRS Report Afghanistan September 2018

September 19, 2018 SOF News 0

Afghanistan: Background and U.S. Policy, Congressional Research Service (CRS), September 17, 2018. The CRS 18-page report has been updated. This report provides an overview of current political and military dynamics including: South Asia strategy military operations recent political developments prospects for […]

ANASOC Land Navigation Course and Call for Fire Training

September 15, 2018 SOF News 0

CAMP Commando, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Commandos, with General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) policemen spent two weeks in August 2018 learning Close Air Attack techniques as part of the 6-week ANASOC Land Navigation […]

Medical team members rush to an Afghan Mi-17 helicopter with wounded soldiers. The ANA 209th Corps abandoned Camp Gormach, Faryab province. Photo by SrA Nicholas Dutton, USAF, RS HQs.

Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180908

September 8, 2018 SOF News 0

There has been a lot of news about Afghanistan over the past week or more. Two more U.S. personnel died in Afghanistan, the Afghan October election is looming, U.S. policy towards Pakistan has stiffened, the Taliban seem resurgent, Erik Prince […]