Black Swan 19 SOF on helicopter

Black Swan 19 – SOF Exercise in Europe

June 18, 2019 SOF News 0

Special Force troops were assisted by a Hungarian Air Force Gripen multirole fighter, Mi-17, Mi-24, Cougar and American Special Forces CV-22 Osprey helicopters, all of which played a vital part in Exercise Black Swan 19 Distinguished Visitor Day (DV Day). […]

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter flies at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 17, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy)

Special Operations News Update 20190617

June 17, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News USSF Fighting ISIS in Afghanistan. Thomas Gibbons-Neff provides a glimpse of the activities of a Special Forces team engaged in the fight […]

SIGAR report on Afghanistan Divided Responsibility June 2019

SIGAR Report: “Divided Responsibility”

June 14, 2019 John Friberg 0

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has published a new report on Afghanistan – with a focus on security sector assistance efforts. This 210-page report, published on June 14, 2019, is entitled Divided Responsibility: Lessons From U.S. Security […]

Combat Divers SOF

Special Operations News Update 20190614

June 14, 2019 SOF News 0

Current news, analysis, and commentary on special operations, national security, and conflicts from around the world. SOF News SHOT Show. The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade event known as “SHOT Show” attracts a lot of members of the special […]

Afghanistan Update February 2019 SOF News

Afghanistan Update February 2019

February 1, 2019 SOF News 0

Recent news, analysis, and commentary about the Afghan conflict: security, governance, development, Resolute Support, and the ANDSF. ANDSF ANDSF Losses. In a recent speech in front of an international audience – the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland – President […]

Night Hawk 18 Exercise Denmark

Night Hawk 18 – SOF Exercise in Denmark

October 2, 2018 SOF News 0

By Pat Carty Danish air force base Aalborg was once again host to this year’s Special Operations Night Hawk 18 (NH18) exercise, which ran from 17 to 27 September 2018. Nighthawk is a multinational exercise, led by Danish Special Operations […]

Latvian SOF is briefed by an Afghan officer assigned to a Mobile Strike Kandak during the Cobra Strike Maneuver Course near Kabul. Photo by MSG Felix Figueroa, NSOCC-A, Sep 2018.

Cobra Strike Maneuver Course – ANASOC

September 28, 2018 SOF News 0

The Cobra Strike Maneuver Course (CSMC) conducted at Camp Scorpion is the Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) School of Excellence (SOE) training venue for developing the fighting skills of entire Commando Special Operations Kandak’s (SOKs). The Commandos learn […]

601st Special Forces Group Czech Republic

601st Special Forces Group

August 1, 2018 SOF News 0

The 601st Special Forces Group of the Czech Republic is composed of specially trained soldiers of the Czech Army. It was officially created in 2003. The roots of the 601st goes back to 1952 when it was a paratroop brigade. […]

Afghanistan conflict - Afghan Special Security Force

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 […]