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) […]

talian Soldier training Female ANP in first aid in Herat, Afghanistan (photo by Resolute Support HQs Dec 2016)

Afghanistan News Update for Jan 8, 2017

January 8, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan Update 20170108¬†– Russia and the Taliban – things that make you go “Hmmmm”, development aid and COIN in Afghanistan, Afghan militias – the good and the bad, why the U.S. should stay committed to Afghanistan, and more. Russia and Our Enemy. Putin and his […]

Afghan War Update 20170106

Afghan War Update 20170106

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

Afghan War Update 20170106 – Turkey extends its mission in Afghanistan, Taliban’s diplomatic offensive, Afghan women in a Trump world, meddling of Russia, CSIS report on Afghanistan, Marines back to Helmand, and more. Turkey Extends RS Mission. Turkey has been a key ally in the […]

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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 air patrols in the skies […]

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, and Lithuania participated. The countries […]

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Afghanistan Update – Security is Fleeting

December 10, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan security is fleeting. The past two years the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have taken some significant loses. Casualties are at an all-time high and the desertion rate is astronomical. The Taliban are enjoying tactical successes on the battlefield and embarrassing the […]

Exercise Black Swan 2016 - (image from SOCEUR video 17 November 2016)

Video – Exercise Black Swan 2016 – SOCEUR

November 28, 2016 SOF News 0

Exercise Black Swan 2016 was recently held in Hungary. United States and European special operations forces conducted daytime and nighttime training exercises. Watch a short 1-minute long video at the link below:

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Special Operations News Update for 20161120

November 20, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161120 – Weapons – TLI – and Rate of Fire study, restrictive ROE for SAS / SBS, muscle damage from bullet wounds (video), SOF and IO in Iraq, Canadian SOF in Iraq, more details about SF casualties in Jordan, ten most […]

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SOF News Update for 20161002

October 2, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161002 – Counter-Terrorism, ¬†Australian SAS to train NATO troops, India’s communist rebels, museum for Navy SEALs, airstrikes in Somalia, article about UW in Gray Zones, Son Tay Raiders reunion, Soldier’s Medal for Green Beret, Turkey Special Forces in northern Syria, female attempting […]

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NATO / Europe / Russia News Update – SOF News

August 22, 2016 SOF News 0

NATO News Update 20160822 Topics: NATO and ISIS, Russia rattling its sword in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Russia and Crimea. Michael Kofman, a Research Assistant at CNA Corporation, provides his perspective on the latest Russian saber rattling in the Ukraine – Crimea dispute. Read […]