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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

SOF

ISA: Soldier Spies of the Intelligence Support Activity | Grey Dynamics

The US Army's Intelligence Support Activity (ISA), also known as the 1st Capabilities Integration Group (Airborne), or just “The Activity,” serves as a dedicated intelligence unit for SOCOM.  Over the years, ISA has gone by a number of names, although...

US Special Operations tests American-made electric motorbikes for military use | Electrek

The business recently announced that the US Military and other public and private organizations are evaluating its Huck Overland model. Militaries from all around the world are becoming more interested in light electric vehicles. Huck Cycles, a manufacturer of electric...

IDF begins drafting women to elite combat units in historic first | The Jerusalem Post

Beginning this month, women will be enlisted for the first time into the IAF's 669 Search and Rescue Unit, the IDF announced on Sunday.  Before being drafted into combat roles in the elite search and rescue force, female candidates will...

Russia’s Recruiting Afghan Commandos | Foreign Policy

Members of the elite National Army Commando Corps in Afghanistan, who were deserted by the United States and its allies when the nation was overthrown by the Taliban last year, claim they have been contacted with offers to fight...

The history of the SAS | History Extra

David and Bill Stirling, two Scottish brothers serving in Cairo in the summer of 1941, founded the SAS (Special Air Service), Britain's elite special forces regiment. The Stirlings had the notion for a tiny volunteer parachute squad to launch guerrilla...

The Candy Maker, The Cop, and The Fireman Fighting America’s Shadow War | Rolling Stone

For the past four months, citizen soldiers have been training EFON (1st Expeditionary Force of Niger) forces to combat the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), and offshoot the internationally known ISIS, who terrorized Iraq and Syria in...

Ukraine recaptures territory from Russian forces in Kharkiv | NBC News

In Kharkiv, Ukraine retakes lost ground from Russian forces.  According to the British Defense Ministry, Ukrainian forces have made "significant gains" against Russian forces over the last day. According to a Sunday intelligence briefing from the British defense ministry, Ukraine's...

Big Navy investigating SEAL basic training | Navy Times

Navy leadership has ordered an investigation into Seals basic training, and have launched separate probe into the BUD/S process.  An Investigation into Seals Basic Training and the BUD/S process follows the death of Kyle Mullen, a SEAL candidate whose death...

Ukraine Defies Russia With Attacks on Crimea, a ‘Holy Land’ to Putin | New York Times

A senior Ukrainian official credits Ukrainian SOF for the successful attack on the Crimean ammo depot.  Multiple explosions rocked the Black Peninsula over the last few weeks as the Ukrainian military looks to disrupt supply lines deeper into what is...

Ukraine’s Big Offensive Against Russia: Designed By U.S. Special Forces?| 19fortyfive

The eastern region of Ukraine has seen great success from Ukraine's counter-offensive so far. They have retaken from Russian soldiers around 3,000 square kilometers of territory. The operation has all the hallmarks of a U.S. operation and has thus far...

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Learning to train: What washing and Taipei can learn from security cooperation in Ukraine and the Baltic states | War on the Rocks

In a nationally broadcast speech, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen doubled the required military duty from 4 months to 1...

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