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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 […]

1-10th SFGA Special Forces Soldier fastroping from a Black Hawk helicopter in Europe (photo SOCEUR 2016).

Special Operations News Update 20170103

January 3, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20170103 – Data breach of SOCOM subcontractor, AFSOC video of 353rd SOG, NYC billionaire receives recognition from GBF, book review of Rogues Heroes, New Zealand SAS selection for civilians, Russian KSO, weapons wanted by US SOF, and […]

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from 101st CAB land at LZ in Laghman province, Afghanistan. (photo Sep 23, 2015 by CPT Jarrod Morris, U.S. Army).

Afghan War News Update 20161228

December 28, 2016 SOF News 0

News Update on the Afghan War 20161228 – Celebrated Afghan female Air Force pilot chooses to seek asylum in the United States, regional powers ‘threatened’ by Afghan insecurity, disposition of junk Afghan military vehicles, Taliban peace talks sabotaged by Pakistan, […]

Niloofar Rahmani, first female fixed-wing pilot in the Afghan Air Force. (Photo from video by Ryan M. Harper, Navy Media, 11 Mar 2015.)

Afghan War News Update

December 27, 2016 SOF News 0

Afghan war news update for 20161227 – Afghanistan has lots of generals, video of C-130J capabilities, Iran and Russia encircling U.S. in Afghanistan, video – “Bagram Airfield: 2016 Year in Review”, the downside of NDS funding “uprising militias”, and more. […]

Some Day Jumps are Night Jumps (photo USASOC 2016)

Special Operations News Update 20161223

December 23, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20161223 – Russian SOF may get a robot ‘tanklet’, why sending more U.S. SOF to Syria is a bad idea (according to one pundit), ┬áSOF should be SOF – some recommendations, book excerpt of “Rogue Heroes”, Iraqi […]

Social Media News and the Islamic State

Social Media News – Papers, Pubs, and More

December 20, 2016 SOF News 0

Social Media News – papers, publications, commentary, and analysis on how information operations is used to influence the population in support or against governments and their security forces. Islamic State and Social Media, the Kremlin’s IO machine, ‘disinformation’ (dezinformatsiya) is […]

SOF Operator - Image from USSOCOM 2016 Factbook

Special Operations News Update 20161218

December 18, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161218 – Iraq’ Golden Division, OSS veterans honored by Congress, Navy SEALs in Serbia, Navy SEAL for Interior secretary, Fox News video on ‘shadow warriors’, Navy SEALs and what Hollywood gets wrong, SOCEUR re-enacts D-Day parachute […]

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Special Operations News Update 20161217

December 17, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161217 – Russian SOF key to Aleppo victory, large drug seizure by SOF / DEA in Afghanistan, MARSOC brother’s in arms, Russian mercenaries in Syria, JSOC’s CEOTF, dune buggies for CANSOF, and more. Russian SOF Plays […]

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SOF News Update for 20161030

October 30, 2016 SOF News 0

SOF News Update for 20161030 – Ukrainian Special Forces, Journal of Special Operations Medicine, mercenaries, fallen Navy CPO takes final voyage home, Malaysian SOF, new deadlier technologies for MARSOC, and more. Ukrainian Special Forces. The conflict in the Ukraine continues […]

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 capture Qayyarah., and┬áRussia no longer overflying Iraq to bomb Syria? […]

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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 […]

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Middle East News Update – SOF News

August 20, 2016 SOF News 0

Middle East News Update. A combination of news reports over the past week about the Middle East, Syria, Libya, Yemen, State Department failure in Iraq, Russia bombing Syria from Iranian air bases, and (not so smart) recruits for the Islamic […]