Task Force South West - Marines in Helmand Province

Afghan Update 20160830

August 30, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160830 – More U.S. troops to Lashkar Gah, RS HQs spokesperson ‘spins’ the news, training Afghan pilots, AUMF and ‘the Forever War’, Australian aid worker released, Afghan Assessment by ISW, and eastern district falls to Taliban. U.S. Reinforcements […]

Members of 1st Bn 10th Special Forces prepare to fastrope. Photo by SSG Larraine Whetsone, SOCEUR, 3 Aug 2016.

SOF News Update for 20160828

August 28, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Weekly Update for 20160828 – Special Forces maritime exercise, video games and special operations heroes, fastroping, SOCEUR, 10th SFGA, CRU, Human Terrain Teams, new insignia for MARSOC, and more. SOCEUR Conducts Fastrope Training. Members of the 1st Battalion, […]

Middle East Update 20160827

August 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Middle East Update 20160827 – News about the war in Iraq, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Turkey enters the war, U.S. selling out the Kurds, Lebanon Armed Forces receive $50 million in U.S. military equipment, and more. U.S. Airstrikes […]

An Italian trainer conducts training for female Zeravani soldiers in Bnaslawa, Iraq. Photo by SGT Kalie Jones, CJTF-OIR, Aug 8, 2016.

Iraq War Update 20160826

August 26, 2016 SOF News 0

Iraq War Update 20160826. New U.S. commander, the preparations for taking Mosul, Iran’s influence in Iraq, Italy training female Peshmerga, Vice News Video entitled Fighting ISIS, Iraqi Counter Terror forces capture Qayyarah., and Russia no longer overflying Iraq to bomb Syria? […]

U.S. casualty in Afghanistan

U.S. Casualty in Afghanistan

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

The Washington Post is reporting that an American service member has died and one other injured due to an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand province, Afghanistan. A large part of Helmand province has been taken by the Taliban this […]

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Afghan Update 20160823

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160823 – Big fights ongoing in several Afghan provinces to include Kunduz, Helmand, and Baghlan provinces. NUG government not getting along. Summer Campaign 2016 resulting in heavy seasonal fighting. The Taliban are on the move in several locations […]

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

Afghan Local Police (ALP)

August 22, 2016 SOF News 0

The Afghan Local Police (ALP) was established by U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010 to serve as a locally-based village or community self-defense force. The ALP units are recruited from local communities of key areas where Afghan government influence or […]

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NATO / Europe / Russia News Update – SOF News

August 22, 2016 SOF News 0

NATO News Update 20160822 Topics: NATO and ISIS, Russia rattling its sword in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Russia and Crimea. Michael Kofman, a Research Assistant at CNA Corporation, provides his perspective on the latest Russian saber rattling in the […]

Village Stability Operations

Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan

August 21, 2016 SOF News 0

Village Stability Operations (VSO) was an attempt by United States special operations forces to establish security, governance, and development in key critical districts in remote areas of Afghanistan. Typically, these districts were in regions of Afghanistan where the Coalition conventional […]