A MA NG SF soldier of 20th SFG practices stalking and surveillance techniques on June 9, 2018 at Joint Base Cape Cod, Ma.

Special Operations News Update 20180614

June 14, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180614 – Hybrid threats in a maritime environment, Google and SOF, is drone ‘blowback’ a myth, utility of war gaming, a warrior class, Blackbeard’s Ride, U.S. Army’s vision, and more. SOF News Google and SOF. Employees of […]

US Artillery in Iraq fire at ISIS locations near Iraqi-Syrian border on June 5, 2018. Photo by PFC Anthony Zendejas, US Army.

Special Operations News Update 20180611

June 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180611 – U.S Navy in the Baltics, TV spy series – Condor, Iraqi election, Syria, Trojan Footprint, CWIX, Aussie SOF under the microscope, The Russian Challenge, NATO and the Baltic States, wars of the Ottoman empire, Yemen, SFA convention, terrorism […]

HALO Jump SOCSOUTH. USMC photo by PFC William Chockey, Jan 31, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180608

June 8, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180608 – Reduced SOF deployments in Africa, Marine Raiders, new SOCSouth cdr, new strategy for Nigeria, Air & Space Power Journal, TRIDENT JAGUAR 2018, Best Warrior Competition, Army modernization, USAF CAA career field, caffeination, SF dive school, Yemen […]

173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers descend on Juliet DZ in Pordenone, Italy. (Photo by Davide Dalla Massara, U.S. Army, May 22, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180604

June 4, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180604 – Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar, Pacific combined maritime task force, protecting sources and methods, Special Operations Outlook 2018, SOFs MTRCs, Sweden prepares for war, advising proxy forces, NRF 2018 SOCC, IEDs on Mindanao Island, mercenaries in Rhodesia, […]

CV-22s and HH-60s flying over southern England in August 2017.

Special Operations News Update 20180601

June 1, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180601 – NATO’s 2018 summit, AFRICOM connectivity, permanent base in Poland, Christians targeted in Indonesia, Trident Juncture 2018, political warfare, SOCOM’s digital forensics techniques, Iran in Syria – UW and TAA, MQ-9 squadron for Hurlburt Field, goggles […]

Special Operations News Update 20180530

May 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180530 – SOF and jury-rigged medical care, first female Air Commando general officer, history of female spies, USS Michael Monsoor, SOCOM wants better MGs, British SAS to Korea, French mission command in Mali, female TACPs (not quite […]

SOFIC 2018 Vendors

Special Operations News Update 20180525

May 25, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180525 – Syria, book – A Tiger Among Us, SOFIC 2018, counterterrorism, proxy forces, SEAL MoH award, 3rd SFG Memorial Walk, Nasty Nick, Petraeus on Gina Haspel, Russia in Africa (again), CTC Sentinel (May), CIA card game, Sweden’s conflict […]

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) provide security for a Coalition mortar crew providing fires support to SDF against ISIS locations in Operation Round Up taking place in the Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV) in Syria. (photo by SSG Timothy Koster, CJTF-OIR, May 13, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180521

May 21, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 2010521 – New leadership in Iraq, containment strategy for Syria, Russian hybrid warfare, Indonesian terrorist group, Baltic air defense, SOCOM’s elusive floating mothership, reducing risk for SF in Africa, converting M4A1 carbines, CANSOF rescue in Afg, hints […]

MKVI Patrol Boat in Pacific Ocean. Chief Petty Officer Nelson Doromal, Jr., May 10, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180518

May 18, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180518 – SOFEX 2018 in Jordan, Russian blunders, video investigation, another SEAL book, congressional intelligence oversight, Denmark’s SF in Iraq, Gov Greitens (ex-SEAL) profile, Russian blunders, ISGS, SOF acquisition, history of the MC-130, more on Gov Greitens […]

USAF pararescueman from 320th STS performs military free fall from a MC-130H Combat Talon II on Feb 16, 2018 in Thailand. Photo by Capt Jessica Tait, 353rd SOG.

Special Operations News Update 20180516

May 16, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180516 – Somalia CIVCAS, South Sudan and security sector stabilization, Iran’s military power, al Shabaab and al Qaeda, U.S and Italian Rangers train together, covert action explored, SOF and kinetic diplomacy, Green Berets fight ISKP, virtual deployment […]

Photo of a group of Boko Haram fighters line up in this still taken from a propaganda video dated March 31, 2016. Cover photo for a CTC report on Boko Haram dated May 9, 2018.

Special Operations News Update 20180511

May 11, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180511 – Popular Mobilization Forces (PMFs) of Iraq, ARSOF and AI, infantry rifle prototypes, DoS news conf on JCPOA, JSOU research topics, new JSOC commander, Israel hits Iranian targets in Syria, USSOCOM PEO C4, NATO topics, Trump’s […]

AC-130U Gunship

Special Operations News Update 20180509

May 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180509 – Somali army unprepared, SF in Yemen, West Africa tribal conflict, NATO’s ‘trip wire’ in the Baltics, intel support changing, Military Review, gunships and jamming, frogmen and maritime hybrid warfare, more on Niger SF mission (Oct […]

173rd Parachute Jump in Italy on March 12, 2018

Special Operations News Update 20180507

May 7, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180507 – Syria, intelligence, PLDs, SEALs and drugs, Jade Helm, PR in Yemen, life transitions, Morell on intel, Wagner Group, 2nd Fleet re-established, BPC seminar in Australia, Somalia build up by US, how much is an AK-47 […]

Chinook CH-47 Helicopter

Special Operations News Update 20180502

May 2, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180502 – CJFLCC deactivated, map of African militant groups, Western Balkans, NATO and the High Seas, USMC’s M38 rifle, Lake Chad and ISWA, NATO air power strategy, Niger investigation, Navy SEAL mini-sub, Allied Spirit VIII, Jade Helm, […]

Two man sniper team at Basic Sniper Course of International Special Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

Special Operations News Update 20180430

April 30, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180430 – ARSOUTH’s DISE, CANSOF on violent subcultures, OSS sabotage brew, French SOF in Syria, Green Beret dies in Papua New Guinea, SOCOM’s WMD mission, OSS coffee, Horse Soldier bourbon, Derna Bridge, INSCOM, IGAD CT Centre, G5 […]