10th SFGA Soldier on patrol during a raid in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, 10th SFG, February 17, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180409

April 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180409 – Philippine’s AFP Socom is back, new cdr for 193rd SOSFS, pilots killed in Ft Campbell chopper crash, SOCOM’s WMD mission, how the assassins got their name, Marine Raider receives Silver Star, French SOF, GMV 1.1 […]

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Intelligence Update

March 15, 2018 SOF News 0

Intel Update 20180315 – importance of OSINT, Amazon’s ‘Secret Region’, new CIA director nominated, first sighting of AK-47 (CIA), DIA Director’s reading list, language training, UK’s spy poisoning drama, Virginia Hall – OSS agent, Navy sailor pardoned by Trump, Hayden […]

CH-47F Chinook from Task Force Brawler participates in Personnel Recovery exercise with USAF Guardian Angel team at Bagram AF. (Photo by USAF Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook, 27 Feb 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180305

March 5, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180305 -PSYOP and Consumption Theory, SFABs, OSS Gold Medal, CT strategy, Confederate SF, OSS X-2, spies in Boston, Niger SF mission, and more. PSYOP, TAs, and Theories. A member of the 5th PSYOP Battalion at Fort Bragg, […]

Map depicting location of Raqqa, Syria. (Based on CIA admin map 2007).

Syria Update 20170721

July 21, 2017 SOF News 0

Syria Update 20170721 – CIA to halt support to Syrian rebels, armored vehicles continue to move into Syria, Turkey unhappy, Russian air campaign, offensive to take Raqqa, and more. Raqqa. The Islamic State continues to hold on to the city […]

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 Update – 20170720

July 20, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170720 – Iraq’s CTS, Taliban have SOF FN SCAR, Australian SAS and war crimes, Wahlberg and Luttrell team up in video, CIA program in Syria halted, SWOWF Golf Tournament, Turkey reveals SF locations in Syria, Australia’s SAS […]

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Intelligence Update – News, Pubs, & Analysis

December 22, 2016 SOF News 0

Intelligence Update¬†20161218 – LTG Flynn’s views of the CIA, Flynn sharing secrets inappropriately while in Afghanistan, CIA’s classified cloud, America’s ‘Top Spy Catcher’, an Intelligence Officer’s guide to dissent, Trump and the intelligence community, and more. CIA’s Classified Cloud. The […]

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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, […]

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Middle East Conflict Update

November 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The Middle East is still ablaze. Russia is confronting the U.S. in Syria, Assad’s regime is hanging on and actually surviving, Turkey is now engaged in northern Syria and northern Iraq, and Iraqi government forces (assisted by the Peshmerga, militias, […]

MQ-9 Reaper, drone

Drones – A Strategic Weapon for the United States

August 18, 2016 SOF News 0

At first the use of drones, referred to by the military as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs), was limited to aerial reconnaissance and surveillance. However, it wasn’t long before the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) put a […]