MARSOC

MARSOC goes with 9mm Glock 19

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The Marines Special Operations Command  – MARSOC is going with the 9mm Glock 19 as its secondary weapon. They picked the 9mm over the .45 caliber for a number of reasons to include accuracy and cost. The Glock provides a […]

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

Report on Hostage Recovery Activities

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

The National Counterterrorism Center has issued a “Status Report on the Implementation of Executive Order 13698 Hostage Recovery Activities”, September 30, 2016. The White House executive order enhanced efforts across the federal government and directed a 12-month Status Report to […]

Association of the United States Army

Army Green Book 2016-2017 – AUSA

October 17, 2016 SOF News 0

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has published the Green Book 2016-17 dated October 2016. This 308 page publication has ‘status reports’ from all the senior leaders of the Department of Defense and commanders of all the major commands […]

Small Drones Use by SOF (Photo DoD)

SOF News Update 20161016

October 16, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161016 – The ‘woobie’ gets an upgrade, small drones used by special operations forces, new Jungle Boots, India’s maritime SOF and CT unit, fattest service in U.S. military, book review of Rogue Heroes, spinal injury center run […]

Garud Commando Force Indian Air Force

Garud Commando Force of Indian Air Force

October 11, 2016 SOF News 0

The Garud Commando Force of the Indian Air Force was formed in 2004 and has over 1,000 personnel assigned. The name “Garud” is derived from Garuda – the name of a bird-like creature of Hindu Mythology. The commando unit of the […]

U.S. Navy SEALs and Greek SF fastrope off tower during Greek military exercise. (Photo by SSG Marcus Fichtl, SOCEUR, 15 Sep 2016)

SOF News Update for 20161009

October 9, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161009 – India’s COIN force and Paras, SOF operators and keeping secrets secret, U.S. SOF in Kunduz City fight, 281st Assault Helicopter Company remembered, SOF and PTSD, recognition for the OSS, JIDA (which used to be […]

SSG Adam Thomas (photo US. Army, Fort Carson)

KIA – SSG Adam Thomas of 10th Special Forces

October 5, 2016 SOF News 0

SSG Adam Thomas was killed in action in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on October 4, 2016. He was taking part in a joint Afghan – U.S. counter-terrorism mission against the Islamic State – Khorasan when his dismounted patrol was struck by […]

Static Line Jump

SOF News Update for 20161002

October 2, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161002 – Counter-Terrorism,  Australian SAS to train NATO troops, India’s communist rebels, museum for Navy SEALs, airstrikes in Somalia, article about UW in Gray Zones, Son Tay Raiders reunion, Soldier’s Medal for Green Beret, Turkey Special Forces […]

ALP Training in Panjwai District

Unconventional Warfare – Not Always Applicable

September 28, 2016 SOF News 0

A writer, Andrea Filozof, has provided her thoughts on Unconventional Warfare (UW) and its use by the United States as a means of intervention. She believes that the Obama administration – having tried to scale back counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts […]