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 […]

1st SFGA conduct MAROPS training with US submarine off coast of Hawaii during exercise RIMPAC 18. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton, USN, July 9, 2018.

Tip of the Spear – October 2018

October 30, 2018 SOF News 0

The latest issue of Tip of the Spear October 2018 – has been published by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The 40-page publication has a number of interesting articles about special operations around the world. Articles can be […]

Members of NATO-ISAF DCOS-STAB, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Donors Conduct a Coordination Meeting with the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water to Coordinate Projects – 2011

The Stabilization Assistance Review and Burden Sharing

September 13, 2018 SOF News 0

Members of NATO-ISAF DCOS-STAB, US Army Corps of Engineers, and Donors Conduct a Coordination Meeting with the Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water to Coordinate Projects (2011) The Stabilization Assistance Review and Burden Sharing “A Construct for Leveraging Stabilization Actors and […]

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 […]

Stabilization Environment - Stabilization Assistance Review Charles Barham

Stabilization Environments and the Range of Military Operations

August 2, 2018 SOF News 0

Stabilization Environments and the Range of Military Operations “Implementing the Stabilization Assistance Review” This article is the second in a series of SOF News articles addressing the Stabilization Assistance Review. It discusses multiple stabilization environments in the context of implementing […]

Implementing Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) by Chuck Barham USSOCOM

Implementing the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR)

July 17, 2018 SOF News 0

Implementing the Stabilization Assistance Review “Sacrificing Responsiveness for Cost Savings?” In June 2018 representatives from the Department of State (DOS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Defense (DoD), academia, and other organizations met in Washington, DC and […]

Scott-Howell-biography

Lt Gen Scott Howell Biography

May 10, 2018 SOF News 0

The newest commander of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is Lieutenant General Scott Howell. He is an Air Force officer and rotary wing pilot with deep experience in the special operations community. Howell is the first Air Force officer to […]

10th SFGA Soldier on patrol during a raid in Alingar district, Laghman province, Afghanistan. (Photo by SGT Connor Mendez, 10th SFG, February 17, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180409

April 9, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180409 – Philippine’s AFP Socom is back, new cdr for 193rd SOSFS, pilots killed in Ft Campbell chopper crash, SOCOM’s WMD mission, how the assassins got their name, Marine Raider receives Silver Star, French SOF, GMV 1.1 […]

Arctic Edge 18

Arctic Edge 18 and SOCNORTH

March 17, 2018 SOF News 0

Arctic Edge 18 – Special Operations Command – North or SOCNORTH is currently participating in Arctic Edge 18. This is an exercise conducted by a host of military units to SOCNORTH, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, and 11th Air Force. SOCNORTH, […]

Portrait of Virginia Hall of the OSS in WWII operating a suitcase radio. Painting hangs in the CIA building and is by Jeffrey W. Bass.

USSOCOM’s Tip of the Spear February 2017

March 13, 2018 SOF News 0

Tip of the Spear February 2018 – The latest United States Special Operations Command publication known as Tip of the Spear has been posted online. The 40-page periodical has a host of stories about U.S. special operations from around the world. Some […]

SF trainer in Panama explains ranger procedures to Panamanian counterterrorism security forces in Panama. (photo by SSG Osvaldo Equite SOCSouth, Jan 20, 2018).

Special Operations News Update 20180312

March 12, 2018 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20180312 – 2003 JSOC raid into Iraq, intel in corporate world, some great SF photos, USSOCOM and ‘hard problems’, Britain’s WWII GW, conflict in Mali, Kurds shifting focus to invading Turkish forces, MQ-1 Predator to retire, 10th […]

Tip of the Spear October 2017

USSOCOM’s “Tip of the Spear”, Oct 2017

December 6, 2017 John Friberg 0

Tip of the Spear October 2017 – The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) based at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida has published its October 2017 issue of Tip of the Spear. This 40-page pub has articles and pictures about United […]

CV-22 Ospreys of the 352nd Special Operations Wing (SOW) flying over England in August 2017. (Photo by AFSOC).

Special Operations News Update 20171204

December 4, 2017 SOF News 0

SOF News Update 20171204 – USSOCOM 2018 Fact Book, Metz on the demise of COIN, book review No Front Line, award for “Spooky 43” aircrew, more to do in Iraq, armed drones over Niger, SOCSouth cdr promoted, USASOC birthday, Mattis […]