SOF Operators

Special Operations News Update 20161217

December 17, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161217 – Russian SOF key to Aleppo victory, large drug seizure by SOF / DEA in Afghanistan, MARSOC brother’s in arms, Russian mercenaries in Syria, JSOC’s CEOTF, dune buggies for CANSOF, and more. Russian SOF Plays […]

Navy SEALs (image from USSOCOM 2016 Fact Book)

Special Operations News Update 20161216

December 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161216 – Australian Special Operations Command, US SOF in Iraq, De Oppresso Liber, sniper rifles for India, ratings for VA medical facilities, 6 differences b/t Delta and SEAL Team 6, CANSOF, USSOCOM and sensitive equipment accountability, and […]

ANA Commando

Afghan News Update 20161216

December 16, 2016 SOF News 0

Read news updates on Afghanistan – 20161216 – Fact sheet on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (Oct 2016), Heart of Asia Conference, Survey of the Afghan People, Saudis role in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldier dies of wounds suffered in Afghan suicide […]

Philippine National Police members train with U.S. Army Special Forces as part of OEF-P. (Photo by SSG Christopher Hubenthal).

Publication – SOF in the Philippines

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

During OEF-P or Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines Special Forces teams from the 1st Special Forces Group and 19th Special Forces Group had a long-term commitment in the Philippines in a ‘train, advise, and assist’ mission. The Special Operations Command […]

AC-130 Gunship

Special Operations News Update 20161215

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

Photo Credit: AC-130 Gunship, Department of Defense Special Operations News for 20161215 – JSOM December issue, lasers for the AC-130, video of MC-130J at work, AFSOC training events, video of Russia’s elite KSO special operations unit, JSOC, SAS, formation of […]

National Corruption Survey Afghanistan 2016 by Integrity Watch Afghanistan. Published December 8, 2016.

Afghanistan Update – News, Papers, and Analysis

December 14, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan Update 20161214 – Recent news, reports, analysis, commentary, papers and publications on security, legalizing opium in Afghanistan, Visas for Afghan interpreters, development, governance, Pakistan, Iran, Albanian armed forces, Dostum, corruption and more. National Corruption Report 2016. Integrity Watch Afghanistan has […]

SOF News Update

December 13, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161213 – Lithuanian PYSOP Team, preparation tips for snipers, investigation reopened of Green Beret who killed an unarmed Taliban fighter, JTAC training, capture on Saddam Hussein Dec 13, 2003, SOF motorbike, Ukrainian SOF webpage, and more. Operation […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Afghanistan Update – Security is Fleeting

December 10, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan security is fleeting. The past two years the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have taken some significant loses. Casualties are at an all-time high and the desertion rate is astronomical. The Taliban are enjoying tactical successes on […]

USSOCOM Para-Commandos

Para-Commandos of USSOCOM

December 8, 2016 SOF News 0

The USSOCOM Para-Commandos are the precision parachute team of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The team started up in 1991 and do parachute demonstration jumps on behalf of USSOCOM. The USSOCOM Para-Commandos […]

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 […]

Special Operations troops from SOCEUR participate in Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 in Georgia (U.S. Army photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl)

Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 – SOF in Georgia

December 6, 2016 SOF News 0

Exercise Jackal Stone 2016 – U.S Special Forces Soldiers trained with units of the State Security Services of Georgia for two weeks in August 2016. A recent news release (Nov 2016) by European Command (EUCOM) provides more details. The exercise […]