Proxy Warfare - Hmong Guerrilla Company, Phou Vieng, 1961, Wikimedia Commons.

Pub – Proxy Warfare and U.S. SOF

August 10, 2019 John Friberg 0

A report by CNA Analysis & Solutions provides a study of past and current use of proxy warfare by the United States. It examines case studies of the use of proxy forces by the U.S., identifies several common themes, and […]

DoD Quarterly Report OIR August 2019

DoD Quarterly Report on OIR (August 2019)

August 7, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has posted the quarterly report to Congress on OIR. The report covers the period of April 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019. The report is entitled Lead Inspector General for Operation Inherent […]

Tip of the Spear, USSOCOM, June 2019

Tip of the Spear – USSOCOM – June 2019

August 1, 2019 John Friberg 0

The United States Special Operations Command has published the June 2019 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40- page online PDF has a number of interesting articles about U.S. special operations forces participating in exercises and operations around the […]

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 […]

1st SFGA conduct MAROPS training with US submarine off coast of Hawaii during exercise RIMPAC 18. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton, USN, July 9, 2018.

Tip of the Spear – October 2018

October 30, 2018 SOF News 0

The latest issue of Tip of the Spear October 2018 – has been published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The 40-page publication has a number of interesting articles about special operations around the world. Articles can be […]

Modern Political Warfare - RAND Corporation - April 2018

Modern Political Warfare – RAND (2018)

April 5, 2018 SOF News 0

RAND Corporation has published a 355-page paper entitled Modern Political Warfare : Current Practices and Possible Responses (April 2018). Those readers in the special operations community will recognized the names of many of the co-authors of this paper: Linda Robinson, Todd C. […]

Portrait of Virginia Hall of the OSS in WWII operating a suitcase radio. Painting hangs in the CIA building and is by Jeffrey W. Bass.

USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear February 2017

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

Tip of the Spear February 2018 – The latest United States Special Operations Command publication known as Tip of the Spear has been posted online. The 40-page periodical has a host of stories about U.S. special operations from around the world. Some […]

Tip of the Spear October 2017

USSOCOM’s “Tip of the Spear”, Oct 2017

December 6, 2017 John Friberg 0

Tip of the Spear October 2017 – The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) based at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida has published its October 2017 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page pub has articles and pictures about United […]

Army CoS Reading List

Army Chief of Staff’s Reading List

December 2, 2017 SOF News 0

CoS Reading List – General Mark Milley, the Army’s Chief of Staff, has a selection of favorite books and publications for professional development. The books are suitable for readers of any rank or position. The CoS reading list is divided […]

Virtual Accompany Kit (VAK) courtesy of Special Warfare Magazine April - June 2017

Special Warfare Magazine | April – June 2017

June 30, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare (April June 2017) edition has been published and posted online. This publication is provided four times a year by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This newest edition […]