4-319th Artillery in Latvia conducting fire support training in winter of 2016 (photo Department of Defense)

Defense and National Security News

January 6, 2017 SOF News 0

National Security and Defense News – JSTARS, Syria, Iran, Iraq, fixing the Navy, fighting terrorism, counterinsurgency, state-building, foreign policy, and more. JSTARS Over the Middle East. One reporter, Eric Schmitt, […]

SOF Operator fast-roping from CV 22 Osprey (photo from USSOCOM 2016 Factbook).

Special Operations News 20161220

December 20, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161220 – Movie “American Sniper” barred from college campus, SFCT Dec 2016 newsletter, Secretary of Army designee, Russian ambassador to Turkey killed, SAS to guard UK streets, […]

1-75th Ranger jumps from a Chinook helicopter performing a water jump off coast of Georgia in July 2016 (DVIDS).

Special Operations News Update 20161219

December 19, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161219 – Weapons and equipment upgrade for Indian SOF, North Korea SOF improving, 15 things only POGs will understand, Captain Extraodinary (Ivan Castro), historical account of British commandos […]

ANA Commando

Afghan News Update 20161216

December 16, 2016 SOF News 0

Read news updates on Afghanistan – 20161216 – Fact sheet on the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (Oct 2016), Heart of Asia Conference, Survey of the Afghan People, Saudis role in […]

National Corruption Survey Afghanistan 2016 by Integrity Watch Afghanistan. Published December 8, 2016.

Afghanistan Update – News, Papers, and Analysis

December 14, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghanistan Update 20161214 – Recent news, reports, analysis, commentary, papers and publications on security, legalizing opium in Afghanistan, Visas for Afghan interpreters, development, governance, Pakistan, Iran, Albanian armed forces, Dostum, corruption […]

Middle East Update 20160827

August 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Middle East Update 20160827 – News about the war in Iraq, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, Turkey enters the war, U.S. selling out the Kurds, Lebanon Armed Forces receive […]

An Italian trainer conducts training for female Zeravani soldiers in Bnaslawa, Iraq. Photo by SGT Kalie Jones, CJTF-OIR, Aug 8, 2016.

Iraq War Update 20160826

August 26, 2016 SOF News 0

Iraq War Update 20160826. New U.S. commander, the preparations for taking Mosul, Iran’s influence in Iraq, Italy training female Peshmerga, Vice News Video entitled Fighting ISIS, Iraqi Counter Terror forces […]