Special Operations News 20170110

A SOF Sniper with 7th Special Forcese Group on SR training mission at USMC Twentynine Palms, California. (Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. Efren Lopez, Feb 17, 2016).
A SOF Sniper with 7th Special Forcese Group on SR training mission at USMC Twentynine Palms, California. (Photo by USAF Tech Sgt. Efren Lopez, Feb 17, 2016).

SOF News Update 20170110 – video of Australian SAS in action, Green Beret explains the 100 year war, video of “Air Commando Pride”, Green Beret families, SOF raid on Islamic State in Syria, U.S special operations forces & Trump, and more.

Video Aussie SAS in Action. Watch a short 4-min long video of training clips depicting Australian SAS in action. Published by DirectAction Productions on YouTube.com on December 22, 2016. Not sure I like the music but the action shots are pretty good.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-U3wuvT9nY

SOF Raid in Syria. U.S. special operations forces carried out a raid on Sunday, January 8th to capture senior Islamic State fighters in Eastern Syria. Read more in “U.S. troops carry out ground raid against ISIS in Syria”The Washington Post, January 9, 2017.

The 100 Year War. Mike Waltz, a Green Beret officer, book author, Fox New military commentator, and businessman provides his perspective on the long war we are fighting in “Green Beret: US Fighting 100 Year War”Scout Warrior, January 8, 2017.

“Air Commando Pride”. The commander of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) LtGen Brad Webb talks about “Air Commando Pride” in this short video posted by AFSOC on DVIDS Dec 12, 2016.

Green Beret Families. The Special Forces Charitable Trust has added a new page to their website entitled “The Green Beret and his Family”.

SOF Waiting on Trump Policy. There is no doubt that the United States foreign policy will change with the Trump administration. What is not know is how much change and what will change. Currently the Obama administration has U.S. special operations forces waging conflict in places like Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, and Afghanistan. In addition U.S. SOF are conducting JCETs, training, and security force assistance mission in over 130 countries around the world. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes more on this topic in “Still Fighting, US Troops from Syria to Afghanistan Await Trump Orders”Defense One, January 7, 2017.