Megan Gully RS HQs PaO advisor meets with Afghan public affairs officers of the Afghan Ministry of Defence (MoD) to discuss use of social media best practices. (Photo Megan Gully, April 25, 2017). Topic - Resolute Support Social Media

Resolute Support Social Media and the Afghan Conflict

August 1, 2017 SOF News 0

Resolute Support Social Media – Everyone knowledgeable about counterinsurgency recognizes the importance of winning the media battle. Unfortunately, it seems the insurgent and terrorist groups like ISIS, the Taliban, and others seem to be way out in front of the […]

ATAC Video - Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATAC) trainee of the 203rd ANA Corps at FOB Thunder in Gardez, Afghanistan trains with Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Super Tucanos. (Photo from RS HQ video, 28 Jul 2017).

Video – Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator (ATACs)

July 28, 2017 SOF News 0

ATAC Video – This three-minute long ATAC video describes the training that Afghan Tactical Air Coordinators (ATACs) go through to become certified to call in close air support missions for troops in contact or for ground operations. Their training is […]

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Video – Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

July 7, 2017 SOF News 0

Resolute Support Video – SHAPE NATO has published (July 6, 2017) a one-minute long video explaining how the International Security Force Assistance (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan transitioned to the Resolute Support Mission. The video is entitled RSM: for the future of […]

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NATO to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

June 29, 2017 SOF News 0

NATO Troop Increase – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has decided to send more troops to Afghanistan. In 2014 the mission of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ended with the hope that the Afghan security forces would be able […]

Personnel from Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) perform a high altitude low opening (HALO) parachute jump from a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at 12,000 feet in Stuttgart, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Jason Johnston, 18 Aug 2016).

Special Operations News 20170109

January 9, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170109 – SGM Robles (7th SFGA) dies of illness, video NATO SOF, Josuah Wheeler memorial, advising the YPG in Syria, tiff between Indonesian and Australian SOF, ex-SEAL and medical doctor talks on civilian shootings and medical responses, […]

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). […]

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 […]

Plane taking off from Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA) in late 2016 (Photo from RS HQs video)

Afghanistan War Update 20170105

January 5, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan Conflict Update 20170105 – Obama’s ‘Good War’, Afghan women fighting the Taliban, Afghan economy, videos, Badakhshan’s Taliban, Asia Foundation survey, 203rd Corps Cd injured, Russia and the Taliban, unconventional logistics, civilian meteorologists, ‘four-year plan’, and more. Obama’s ‘Good War’. President […]