Modern Political Warfare - RAND Corporation - April 2018

Modern Political Warfare – RAND (2018)

April 5, 2018 SOF News 0

RAND Corporation has published a 355-page paper entitled Modern Political Warfare : Current Practices and Possible Responses (April 2018). Those readers in the special operations community will recognized the names of many of the co-authors of this paper: Linda Robinson, Todd C. […]

CV-22 Ospreys of the 352nd Special Operations Wing (SOW) flying over England in August 2017. (Photo by AFSOC).

Special Operations News Update 20171204

December 4, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171204 – USSOCOM 2018 Fact Book, Metz on the demise of COIN, book review No Front Line, award for “Spooky 43” aircrew, more to do in Iraq, armed drones over Niger, SOCSouth cdr promoted, USASOC birthday, Mattis […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Papers, Pubs, Analysis, & Commentary

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update 20170110 – U.S. Department of Statement CT Bureau notes for 2016, Perspectives on Terrorism (December 2016), CTC Sentinel, book review of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, and more. DoS CT Bureau Update 2016. The U.S. Department of State’s Counterterrorism […]

2016 - The Year in Review

SOF in 2016 – The Year That Was . . .

December 31, 2016 SOF News 0

2016 – “The Year That Was”. A collection of articles that look back at 2016 in terms of national security, defense, Middle East, Afghanistan, India, Africa, books, war, conflict, and . . . of course . . . special operations. […]

Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR

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 […]

SAS patrol during World War II in Africa (Creative Commons)

Book Review – “Rogue Heroes”

October 24, 2016 SOF News 0

Ben Macintyre, the author of bestselling books about espionage during World War II has penned a book entitled “Rogue Heroes”. The book is about the formation of the Special Air Service (SAS) during World War II. Roderick Bailey has penned […]

Map of Somalia (CIA map)

SOF News Weekly Update – 20160821

August 21, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update: US SOF raid in Somalia, interesting facts on the WWII British SOE, IPB in the “Gray Zone”, and SOF in the ground war against ISIS in northern Iraq. U.S. SOF in Raid in Somalia. United States special […]

Map Estonia

SOF News Update – August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update: Gen Dunford interview, how Afghans flee to Europe, Helmand province threatened, book review of “Tribes”, Russia and Political Warfare, Afghan interpreters punished yet again, 1st Special Service Force honoured, and Russian aggression in Estonia. Russian Aggression in […]

Map of Afghanistan (CIA) - Afghanistan News

Special Operations News Update – 20160814

August 14, 2016 SOF News 0

Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan Killed by U.S. An airstrike in July by the United States killed Hafiz Sayed Khan, the head of the Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan. Read more in a news report by USA Today, August 12, 2016. […]