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Monday, December 5, 2022

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MQ-9 Reaper: The only option for SOCOM’s ‘armed overwatch’ role | Marine Corps Times

As SOCOM prepares to undertake a major overhaul for its deployed forces through the Armed Overwatch program, the MQ-9 Reaper one of the options. In any obstacle it has faced, the MQ-9 Reaper has become the armed overwatch platform...

‘Stop the social experiment’ — New survey spotlights bias against women in Army special ops | Task & Purpose

According to the preliminary findings of a US Army Special Operations Command survey, 40% of women in Army special operations have experienced occupational gender discrimination. A third of all respondents said they have issues with childcare and pregnancy, in...

SOFIC News: Commander sees new era of ‘cognitive conflict’ for Special Operators | National Defense

According to Special Operations Command Commander Army Gen. Richard Clarke, the command does not see the US military retreat from Afghanistan as the end of a period but rather as the beginning of a new one full of opportunities...

SOCOM likely to boost cyber, EW | Breaking Defense

According to a senior command official, the Special Operations Command's funding for 2022 could double its investment in cyber operations and electronic warfare, signaling a change in how operators see potential combat problems. The emerging field includes drone defeating,...

Special Operators deploying to U.S. tech hubs | Real Clear Defense

Special Operations Forces from the United States are accustomed to traveling to conflict areas such as Afghanistan and other harsh and hazardous parts of the globe. Some of them are now being sent to American innovation centers. According to...

As Afghanistan war ends, General sees new opportunities for Special Operations | Military.com

During his keynote address at the virtual 2021 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, Army Gen. Richard Clarke said that as the war in Afghanistan draws to a close, a new opportunity for SOCOM emerges. To plan for the future,...

Pentagon weighs keeping Trump-era change to ‘psychological operations’ | Politico

Before Trump left office, then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper secretly moved to hand over control of influence campaigns to the army. The policy shift reflects a rift among military and diplomatic leaders over how the US conducts gray-area missions that...

AFSOC honors 2020 Outstanding Airmen | DVIDS

During the Outstanding Airmen of the Year and Annual Award winners' banquet on May 13, 2021, air commandos gathered to recognize and celebrate the best performers around Air Force Special Operations Command. In the banquet, the best airmen and...

New SEAL Dry Combat Submersible set for operational test in late 2021 | Seapower Magazine

In an interview James Smith, acquisition executive for SOCOM, has revealed that the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is set to launch the new Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) Block 1 to prepare for delivery later this year. According to...

SOFIC News: Spending on Special Ops radios, computers takes big dip | National Defense

PEO C4 had a budget of $940 million last year.  However, this year's total expenditure budget is over $800 million, which is about $200 million less than the previous years. This requires a drop in investment funds, with nearly...

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Special Operations Forces soldier describes battle for village in south of Ukraine | Ukrainska Pravda

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have revealed how they freed a village in the south of Ukraine.  In an interview with...

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