Pearl Harbor Day Dec 7th

Dec 7th – Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2017 John Friberg 0

Dec 7th – On this day in 1941 Japanese naval forces launched a carrier-based air attack against U.S. Navy and Army installations, ships, and aircraft based on or near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack resulted in numerous ships sunk […]

2016 - The Year in Review

SOF in 2016 – The Year That Was . . .

December 31, 2016 SOF News 0

2016 – “The Year That Was”. A collection of articles that look back at 2016 in terms of national security, defense, Middle East, Afghanistan, India, Africa, books, war, conflict, and . . . of course . . . special operations. […]

Pearl Harbor Day Dec 7th

Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2016 SOF News 0

Pearl Harbor Day is observed every year on December 7th. The Japanese conducted a surprise attack against the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on this day in 1941. Numerous U.S. Navy ships were sunk and 2,403 military members and […]

Son Tay Raid 21-22 November 1970 - Image from USSOCOM Facebook 21 Nov 2016)

Son Tay Raid – 21-22 November 1970

November 21, 2016 John Friberg 0

In 1970 U.S. Special Forces Soldiers conducted the Son Tay Raid into North Vietnam to rescue American prisoners of war held in a prison camp. The unit that conducted the raid was the Joint Contingency Task Group Ivory Coast commanded […]

Map of Southern Africa (derived from CIA map)

History – South African Para Raid on SWAPO

November 8, 2016 SOF News 0

In 1978 the South African government conducted a South African para raid against a South-West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) base in southern Angola. The base was a training and staging area for SWAPO to conduct military operations into Namibia (at […]

Operation CARPETBAGGER. Photo from National Museum of US Air Force

Operation CARPETBAGGER – Supporting OSS in WWII

August 15, 2016 SOF News 0

During World War II the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and U.S. Army Special Forces, used the U.S. Army Air Forces to fly secret missions into Europe. The aircraft would drop supplies, […]