NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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, […]

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Russia – NATO and the Defense of Europe

January 3, 2017 SOF News 0

NATO Defending Eastern Europe. Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine have been receiving lots of love lately from the North Atlantic Treat Organization. Exercises are being conducted, temporary deployment of battalions and battlegroups to Eastern Europe have taken place, and […]

Marine patrolling in Lithuania during Exercise Iron Sword 2016 (photo by SGT Kirstin Merrimarahaha, December 1, 2016)

Exercise Iron Sword 2016

December 30, 2016 SOF News 0

U.S. SOF recently participated in Exercise Iron Sword 2016 in Eastern Europe. The event was a two-week multinational field training exercise held in Lithuania. Conventional, airborne, and SOF units from the United States, Canada, Estonia, Germany, UK, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, […]

Medics carry simulated wounded during combat lifesaver training at NATO ISTC NSOCM Course (Photo Credit: Jason Johnston).

NATO’s Special Operations Combat Medical Course (NSOCM)

October 21, 2016 SOF News 0

A NATO Special Operations Combat Medical Course – NSOCM -has been established at the NATO International Special Training Center (ISTC) in Pfullendorf, Germany. This 22-week course takes special operations forces troops who have basic combat lifesaver skills and further train […]

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NATO SOF: CT Capability Needed?

August 8, 2016 SOF News 0

Does the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Special Operations Forces (SOF) need a Counterterrorism (CT) capability? Currently the three mission sets for NATO SOF are Direct Action (DA), Special Reconnaissance (SR), and Military Assistance (MA). For many years NATO SOF […]

SOF News Update – 20160808

August 8, 2016 SOF News 0

Islamic State¬†Showcase Captured ID Card & Equipment. It appears that (somehow) the Islamic State have managed to come into the possession of some U.S. combat equipment (rucksack, bullets, radio, etc.) and two I.D. cards belonging to a U.S. Army SP4. […]