Social Media News and the Islamic State

Social Media and Conflict and Influence

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

Social Media and Conflict – selected articles, papers, analysis, and commentary on the role of social media in conflict and war. The Importance of Counter Influence Operations. History has shown that the United States is vulnerable to an extent by […]

talian Soldier training Female ANP in first aid in Herat, Afghanistan (photo by Resolute Support HQs Dec 2016)

Afghanistan News Update for Jan 8, 2017

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20170108 – Russia and the Taliban – things that make you go “Hmmmm”, development aid and COIN in Afghanistan, Afghan militias – the good and the bad, why the U.S. should stay committed to Afghanistan, and more. Russia and […]

Cadets running at the ANAOA. (Photo by SSG Richard Andrade, ISAF, 23 Oct 2013).

Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA)

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

The Afghan National Army Officer Academy (ANAOA) is located in Qargha district – just outside of Kabul – the capital city of Afghanistan. The ANAOA is one of three main Afghan institutions providing officers for the Afghan National Army (ANA). […]

Operators from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conduct a training Water Jump (photo SOCEUR 2016)

Special Operations News 20170107

January 7, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170107 – France gets after the ‘tangos’, 10 wars to watch in 2017, a SF dude in the corporate world, SF history, Erik Prince and border control, U.S. wounded in Iraq and Syria, Year of the Commando, and […]

ATV Training in Europe (photo by Special Operations Command Europe - SOCEUR 2016)

Special Operations News Update 20170106

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170106 – SEAL died from exposure and drowning while off-duty, Russian SOF aviation, “Peacemaker” – CA pub, trailer on SEAL Team “SIX”, what’s wrong with SOCOM, PRISM – SOF edition of NDU pub Dec 2016, 10th SFGA gets […]

4-319th Artillery in Latvia conducting fire support training in winter of 2016 (photo Department of Defense)

Defense and National Security News

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

National Security and Defense News – JSTARS, Syria, Iran, Iraq, fixing the Navy, fighting terrorism, counterinsurgency, state-building, foreign policy, and more. JSTARS Over the Middle East. One reporter, Eric Schmitt, recently spent some time with the Air Force visiting a […]

Afghan War Update 20170106

Afghan War Update 20170106

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan War Update 20170106 – Turkey extends its mission in Afghanistan, Taliban’s diplomatic offensive, Afghan women in a Trump world, meddling of Russia, CSIS report on Afghanistan, Marines back to Helmand, and more. Turkey Extends RS Mission. Turkey has been […]