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Afghanistan Conflict Update 20180719

July 19, 2018 SOF News 0

The Afghanistan conflict continues to be a stalemate. Taliban and other insurgent groups are attacking isolated outposts, threatening district centers, and conducting high-profile bombing attacks in city centers. The Afghan special operations forces are rapidly responding to the insurgent attacks […]

Helsinki Summit 2018 Putin and Trump meet in Finland on July 16, 2018

Helsinki Summit – Trump and Putin

July 17, 2018 SOF News 0

The Helsinki Summit between President Trump and President Putin took place on Monday, July 16, 2018. The meeting between the leader of the United States and the leader of Russia followed the tumultuous Brussels Summit held just a few days […]

Trojan Footprint UW in Baltic States. U.S. and Danish maritime special operations forces board a ship in the Baltic Sea. Photo by SOCEUR, June 4, 2018.

Trojan Footprint – UW in the Baltic States

June 15, 2018 John Friberg 0

A recent exercise in Eastern Europe – Trojan Footprint – provided the opportunity for U.S. and NATO special operations forces to simulate an operation to ‘clear the way’ for a counteroffensive by NATO’s conventional military forces to liberate the Baltic […]

Video Cold Weather Packing List - Have a look at what a Marine puts in his backpack for cold weather training. (NATO, March 26, 2018).

Cold Weather Packing List Video

March 26, 2018 SOF News 0

Cold Weather Packing List Video – Have a look at what a U.S. Marine puts in his backpack to survive in the cold weather. 21 items weighing a total of 79 pounds will keep him warm. He can then survive […]

Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, carry a Zodiac Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat into the surf at Onslow Beach on base, March 28, 2017. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki, U.S Coast Guard).

Defense News Update 20171021

October 21, 2017 SOF News 0

News Update on Defense 20171021 – France’s strategic security review, expansion of CT fight in Africa, SFABs, FORSCOM’s ‘Frontline’, AWOL Afghan trainees, Raqqa liberated, Iraq and Kurdish forces clash, CTC Sentinel (Oct issue), and more. France and Defense. The geopolitical […]

3rd SFGA Training Botswana Troops (Photo U.S. Africa Command, September 21, 2017)

Special Operations News Update 20171010

October 10, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171010¬†– Military – media interaction, NATO in the Black Sea, podcast on drones and JSOC, U.S. military in Lake Chad Basin area, Erik Prince entering politics, CANSOF in Iraq, Russia and the disinformation war in the Baltic […]

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 […]

Resolute Support Video SHAPE NATO 20170706

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 […]