Marine special operators training during Exercise Southern Strike in Mississippi (photo MARSOC)

Exercise Southern Strike – SOF Training

November 21, 2016 SOF News 0

Exercise Southern Strike was recently conducted in Mississippi by special operations and conventional forces. The exercise took place at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Mississippi in October 2016. This was a “. . . total force, multi-service training […]

Intel Update - Intelligence Agencies

Intelligence Update – News, Events, Pubs, Papers and More

November 19, 2016 SOF News 0

Intelligence Update for November 2016 – News from around the world: events, activities, publications, conferences, new CIA director, National Intelligence University, UK buying Predators, “enhanced interrogation”, papers and more. Background checks in the future, drones, SIGINT and modern intelligence collection, […]

U.S. Marines Corps Small Boat Training (photo USMC)

Special Operations News Update – 20161117

November 17, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161117 – Small SOF drones for weather forecasting, Delta vs Green Berets, award for 7th SFGA, SF training in Exercise Balance Piston in the Philippines, 3 items you should always carry, and more. Air Force Buying […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Pubs, and Commentary

November 16, 2016 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update for 19 November 2016 – recent publications, papers, events, conferences, news reports, and commentary from around the world on the topic of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Topics include a paper by ECFR on military operations against terrorist groups, Global […]

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Some History of the OSS in Albania during WWII

November 14, 2016 John Friberg 0

In World War II the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) placed intelligence and operating agents in enemy-controlled Albania. The OSS in Albania provided a wealth of intelligence via radio transmissions. The operational and intelligence teams of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) […]

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Special Operations News Update for 20161113

November 13, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161113 – Camping like a Green Beret, breaching tools, watch out for “Jody”, 19th SFGA ODA trek in Korea, SOCEUR’s Exercise Black Swan, AC-130 flying in combat, Australian Army night fighting equipment, 1st SFGA and AWA […]