Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016

Special Warfare Magazine July – December 2016

January 4, 2017 SOF News 0

Special Warfare Magazine July December 2016 ┬áVolume 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 […]

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 […]

Green Beret Wreath laying ceremony at gravesite of President John Kennedy (photo by SFC Ron Shaw DVIDS Oct 2016)

Green Berets Lay Wreath at JFK Gravesite Ceremony

November 18, 2016 SOF News 0

Every year a group of U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers conduct a Green Beret wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to honor the late President John F. Kennedy. Senior level defense officials and a representative of the […]

Map - The Gray Zone and Hybrid Warfare

The Gray Zone – Can America Compete?

November 10, 2016 SOF News 0

The Gray Zone – the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida recently rolled out a new term in September 2015 [1] to describe a specific type of conflict. The Gray Zone […]

Map of Middle East - Middle East News Update

Middle East Conflict Update

November 5, 2016 SOF News 0

The Middle East is still ablaze. Russia is confronting the U.S. in Syria, Assad’s regime is hanging on and actually surviving, Turkey is now engaged in northern Syria and northern Iraq, and Iraqi government forces (assisted by the Peshmerga, militias, […]

Map Ukraine (credit CIA)

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 […]

ALP Training in Panjwai District

Unconventional Warfare – Not Always Applicable

September 28, 2016 SOF News 0

A writer, Andrea Filozof, has provided her thoughts on Unconventional Warfare (UW) and its use by the United States as a means of intervention. She believes that the Obama administration – having tried to scale back counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts […]

Map - Russian Hybrid Warfare

Russian Hybrid Warfare

August 9, 2016 SOF News 0

Hybrid Warfare is a term closely aligned with other terms that attempt to describe the area of conflict between peace and full spectrum warfare. The other terms that are similar include Unconventional Warfare, Political Warfare, Irregular Warfare, Gray Zone, and […]

UW Pocket Guide, USASOC, April 2016

UW Pocket Guide (USASOC, April 2016)

August 4, 2016 SOF News 0

A UW Pocket Guide is now available to help understand Unconventional Warfare or UW. Unconventional Warfare (UW) is defined (see Joint Publication 3-05.1) as “. . . activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt or […]