Expeditionary Advisory Package - ANA Soldiers of 201st Afghan National Army Corps in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by CPT Grace Geiger, 3d Cav Regiment, Dec 27, 2016).

Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP) Concept for Afghanistan

January 9, 2017 SOF News 0

Expeditionary Advisory Package. For the past few years the U.S. military has been utilizing an Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP) model to advise Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) elements at a few of the Afghan National Army (ANA) corps and Afghan National Police (ANP) […]

SSgt Keaton Thiem - Combat Controller with 22nd Special Tactics Squadron (STS). (USAF Courtesy photon/released)

STS Combat Controller presented Silver Star Medal

December 1, 2016 SOF News 0

A Combat Controller from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron was presented with the Silver Star Medal for his actions while deployed with a U.S. Army Special Forces team in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Keaton Thiem, a combat controller with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, ventured out […]

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Afghan Update 20160830

August 30, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160830 – More U.S. troops to Lashkar Gah, RS HQs spokesperson ‘spins’ the news, training Afghan pilots, AUMF and ‘the Forever War’, Australian aid worker released, Afghan Assessment by ISW, and eastern district falls to Taliban. U.S. Reinforcements to Helmand. The provincial capital […]


Afghan Update 20160823

August 23, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20160823 – Big fights ongoing in several Afghan provinces to include Kunduz, Helmand, and Baghlan provinces. NUG government not getting along. Summer Campaign 2016 resulting in heavy seasonal fighting. The Taliban are on the move in several locations in Afghanistan this fighting season […]

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Afghanistan News Update – SOF News

August 19, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan news – Topics include SOF burning the candle at both ends, contractors in Afghanistan, National ID card, Afghan documentary on Helmand province, and Afghan mental health issues. US SOF Burning Both Ends of Candle in Afghanistan. Phillip Lohaus, a research fellow at the American […]

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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 Estonia. Dr. Spencer Meredith III, […]

Task Force South West - Marines in Helmand Province

Helmand Province at Risk

August 11, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan’s largest province, located in the southwest of the landlocked country, is the objective of a resurgent Taliban offensive. According to some news reports the Taliban control 11 of the 14 districts in Helmand province. Almost all roads connecting the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah […]