CRS Report on US Special Operations Forces October 2018

CRS Report on US SOF to Congress

November 6, 2018 SOF News 0

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has updated its U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress report. The latest pub is dated October 29, 2018, (CRS RS21048). This 13-page CRS report on US SOF covers a variety of topics […]

SORA / JSOA Annual Symposium

SORA/JSOU Annual Symposium – Call for Papers

September 7, 2018 SOF News 0

Call For Papers In the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Defense Secretary James Mattis put “great power competition” at the center of the U.S. defense posture. But what will this “competition” look like, and what role will special operations play? Competition […]

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017

August 1, 2017 John Friberg 0

SIGAR Quarterly Report July 2017 – The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has issued its quarterly report to Congress – dated July 30, 2017. This 272-page document is prepared with the assistance of the United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) […]

USSOCOM-Commanders-Reading-List-2017

USSOCOM Commander’s Reading List 2017

July 5, 2017 John Friberg 0

Every year the commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) gins up a ‘Commander’s Reading List’. The current one for 2017 is now available. The USSOCOM Commander’s Reading List 2017 is posted online. The image below is from […]

Virtual Accompany Kit (VAK) courtesy of Special Warfare Magazine April - June 2017

Special Warfare Magazine | April – June 2017

June 30, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare (April June 2017) edition has been published and posted online. This publication is provided four times a year by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. This newest edition […]

Terrorism Update

Terrorism Update – News, Papers, Pubs, Analysis, & Commentary

January 10, 2017 SOF News 0

Terrorism Update 20170110 – U.S. Department of Statement CT Bureau notes for 2016, Perspectives on Terrorism (December 2016), CTC Sentinel, book review of Blood Year: The Unraveling of Western Counterterrorism, and more. DoS CT Bureau Update 2016. The U.S. Department of State’s Counterterrorism […]

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016

Special Warfare Magazine July – December 2016

January 4, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016  Volume 29, Issue 2 has been published and is posted online. Some of the articles are listed below: “A History of Assessment and Selection” “Small Unit Tactics: A Foundational Skill Set” “SERE: Doing More […]

Philippine National Police members train with U.S. Army Special Forces as part of OEF-P. (Photo by SSG Christopher Hubenthal).

Publication – SOF in the Philippines

December 15, 2016 SOF News 0

During OEF-P or Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines Special Forces teams from the 1st Special Forces Group and 19th Special Forces Group had a long-term commitment in the Philippines in a ‘train, advise, and assist’ mission. The Special Operations Command […]