17 Stormo Incursori

Italy’s Youngest SOF: 17 Stormo Incursori

May 31, 2022 Guest 0

By Riccardo Catalano. Special operations in the Italian military is a tradition that goes back to World War 1, with the first group of “Arditi” (those who dare) born in 1917. This unit was an attempt to give an impulse […]

SOF Vision and Strategy 2022

U.S. SOF Vision and Strategy

April 12, 2022 John Friberg 0

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations / Low Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) have released its Special Operations Forces Vision & Strategy document (April 11, 2022). Vision Statement. The document leads off with […]

Chris Maier ASD SO/LIC

Chris Maier Nominated for ASD SO/LIC

April 24, 2021 SOF News 0

In a press release published on Friday, April 23, 2021 the White House announced that it was nominating Christopher Maier, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, for the position of ASD SO/LIC. […]

HIMARS Rapid Aerial Insertion

HIMARS and Special Operations Forces

April 14, 2021 SOF News 0

Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) recently conducted a series of exercises that involved the deployment of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) forward into the battle area. These exercises are known as HIMARS Rapid Aerial Insertion or HIRAIN. The exercises […]

SOF and COVID-19 Response

SOF Units Respond and Adapt to Coronavirus Pandemic

May 13, 2020 SOF News 0

The coronavirus has significantly affected life in the United States and around the world. The U.S. special operations forces are also finding their environment drastically altered as well. However, the U.S. SOF units are responding and adapting. Special operations unit […]

Military Freefall Association (MFFA)

February 16, 2020 John Friberg 0

The US Military Freefall Association is a collective of freefall parachutists, jumpmasters, and military freefall instructors bound by their common training, experience, and passion for military parachuting. The association seeks to promote an understanding of military freefall and to maintain […]

A U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 19th Special Forces Group lands during a military freefall operation near Cincu, Romania while participating in Trojan Footprint 19. (SOCEUR, June 2019).

Trojan Footprint 19 – SOF in Black Sea Region

August 11, 2019 John Friberg 0

In June 2019 the U.S Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR) conducted Trojan Footprint 19. In 2018 Trojan Footprint took place in the Baltic states – exercise the rapid deployment of an unconventional warfare capability of U.S. special operations forces. This […]

Proxy Warfare - Hmong Guerrilla Company, Phou Vieng, 1961, Wikimedia Commons.

Pub – Proxy Warfare and U.S. SOF

August 10, 2019 John Friberg 0

A report by CNA Analysis & Solutions provides a study of past and current use of proxy warfare by the United States. It examines case studies of the use of proxy forces by the U.S., identifies several common themes, and […]