Sunday, November 29, 2015

SOF News

JSOU Paper on Tactical Opns & Strategic Effect. Colin S. Gray has wrote a paper entitled Tactical Operations for Strategic Effect: The Challenge of Currency Conversion, JSOU Special Report, November 2015, Joint Special Operations University.

Special Warfare Magazine. The October-November 2015 issue of Special Warfare Magazine has been published by the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. You can read online or download at the link below.

Tip of the Spear. This monthly magazine is published by the U.S. Special Operations Command at McDill AFB, Florida. The latest issue (Nov 2015) is available at the link below.

USSOCOM Fact Book 2016. The United States Special Operations Command 2016 Fact Book was been published in October 2015. It is 60 pages long and filled with neat photos and an explanation of what USSOCOM is and does. It is only 61 MBs big and can be download at the link below.

SF Training Ukraine SOF. United States Army Special Forces (USSF) have started a six month long training program for the Ukrainian Special Operations Forces (SOF). Read more in "US begins special forces training for Ukrainian troops"UAToday.TV, November 21, 2015.

SOF and Exercise Jackal Stone. Special Operations Forces (SOF) from several countries took part in an exercise aboard the USS Mount Whitney this fall. The training was focused on building SOF capacity and capabilities of partner nations. SOCEUR organizes the JS exercise. Read more in "USS Mount Whitney trains with SOF during JS10", Special Operations Blog - SOFSPACE, November 23, 2015.

Paper - SOF Background and Issues. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has provided a 12-page paper to Congress entitled U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress, November 19, 2015. It is posted on the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) website (which means military computers won't access it). One interesting topic is the issues associated with the administration's decision to deploy SOF to northern Syria.

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