Want Daily SOF News Articles and Job Listings Delivered to Your Inbox?

Global News

US soldiers fighting to keep virus from base at ground zero of South Korean crisis | Stars & Stripes

South Korea has reported a total of 833 confirmed Coronavirus cases. U.S. troops have been banned from unnecessary travel to and from the base, as well as being instructed to not shake anyone’s hand. Currently no known confirmed cases have gone onto the base, but the virus has been spreading quickly since hitting the city of Daegu. Health checks are ... Read More »

Trump in India: A brief history of US presidents’ trips | BBC

Numerous presidents have conducted visits to India with varying results. As President Trump conducts his first official visit, BBC has compiled a list of previous visits and how well they went. Dwight D Eisenhower was the first U.S. president to visit India, where he received a warm welcome that encouraged likability during the Cold War. Richard Nixon, however, led a ... Read More »

Russian patrol vehicle in clash with US convoy in Syria violated deconfliction rules, OIR says | Military Times

Col. Myles B. Caggins III has reported that the Russian patrol involved in a crash violated the deconfliction rules. A video of the crash has been circulating and is currently being reviewed by U.S. Central Command. The video depicts a Russian vehicle trying to violently push past a U.S. convoy as an Oshkosh M-ATV attempts to ram the Russian vehicle ... Read More »

CAR says 12 rebels killed in clash with UN troops | Al Jazeera

Twelve members of a heavily armed group trying to enter the town of Birao were killed in a firefight between the group and the Central African Republic (CAR) troops and UN peacekeepers. The militants were a part of the FPRC, the largest armed group in CAR, fighting over resources and land. Thousands have been killed since 2013 due to the ... Read More »

Afghanistan war: US and Afghan Taliban to start partial truce | BBC

A peace treaty between the U.S. and the Taliban could be on the horizon if everyone can keep the peace for this next week. Seven days of peace has begun, and if successful, the signing of the first phases of a peace agreement will take place. Taliban negotiators commented that “a suitable security situation would lay the groundwork for peace ... Read More »

US Forces Korea imposes new coronavirus protections after uptick in S. Korea cases | Military Times

Those who have attended the New World Church in Daegu over the last ten days will have to go into a mandatory quarantine due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. This comes after South Korea reported 15 confirmed cases of the virus within the church, adding to the country’s total count of 51 cases. Service members, contractors, and civilians attending ... Read More »

Afghanistan’s presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner | Al Jazeera

Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of the presidential election in Afghanistan amongst threats from his rival. After the Independent Election Commission announced that Ghani had received 50.64% of the votes, Chief Executive Abdullah pledged to form his own government. “Our team, based on clean and biometric votes, is the victor and we declare our victory. The fraudsters are the ... Read More »

This familiar face is the Space Force’s first top noncommissioned officer | Military Times

Previously known as the Air Force Space Command’s top enlisted airman, Chief Master Sgt. Roger Trowberman will now be the top enlisted advisor in the Space Force. Trowberman’s title has yet to be determined as the Space Force has yet to release a rank structure or term for the troops. Officials have only announced that “spacemen” will not be the ... Read More »

U.S. labels China ‘greatest potential adversary’ | VOA News

Picture of US Defense Secretary Dr. Mark Esper

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has announced that China poses the biggest threat to the West, with Russia coming in second place. “In fact, under President Xi’s rule, the Chinese Communist Party is heading even faster and further in the wrong direction,” he commented at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also followed suit ... Read More »

German far-right group planned mosque attacks: government | DW

Numerous investigations are underway into the members of a far-right radical group who had planned large-scale attacks on mosques in Germany. Prosecutors have said these men were aiming to plot “attacks against politicians, asylum-seekers and Muslims.” A spokesperson for Chancellor Angela Merkel also commented on Germany’s work and diligence at finding and stopping these terror cells in order to protect ... Read More »