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SOFX Editorial Policies Going Forward | Sam Havelock, CEO, Founder, SOFX

Seven days ago I issued a retraction and apology for an article about the prospective Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations & Low Intensity Conflict nominee. That decision was not taken lightly. There was strong disagreement within our editorial staff about the retraction. Most team-mates felt that the article met the criteria to be published as important for the special ... Read More »

Russia Now Has At Least 14 Combat Jets In Libya As Satellite Images Reveal New Details | The Drive

The US Military’s Africa Command has accused Russia of sending fighter aircrafts to Libya, after Libya’s civil war has raised tension, in attempt to send support to Russia’s preferred side. The 14 fighter aircrafts have been deployed over the last three days according to Wion’s sources. However, Vladimir Dzhabarov, Russia’s First Deputy Head of the Upper House International Affair Committee, ... Read More »

Commander of Elite German Army Unit Warns of Rising Far-Right Extremism in Ranks | Algemeiner

Gen. Markus Kreitmayr, the commander of the Bundeswehr’s Special Forces Command, has written a letter about extreme right-wing troops. “I do not mean to exaggerate with the fact that our association is currently experiencing the most difficult phase in its history,” Kreitmayr commented. He told over 1,000 troops under his command that those who express extremist views will be removed ... Read More »

It’s Robin Sage time | The Sun Journal

The Robin Sage is the final round of training in the Army Special Operations community. During the COVID-19 pandemic concerns have raised about how the soldiers coming to Fort Bragg might affect the surrounding communities. However, in an interview with The Sun Journal, Col. Stuart Farris assures people that they are going the extra mile to ensure that the trainees ... Read More »

US special forces to help combat drug trafficking in Colombia’s war-torn areas | Columbia Reports

The United States Special Operations are working together with Columbia security forces to help soothe the high drug trafficking rates in Columbia. Columbia has a high cocaine production rate, and also deals with corruption in the same forces assigned to dismantle the cartels. These efforts would also help lessen the drugs smuggled into the United States. Source: https://colombiareports.com/us-special-forces-to-help-combat-drug-trafficking-in-colombias-war-torn-areas/ Read More »

IDF not in hurry to integrate women in elite combat units | Al-Monitor

These soldiers have extreme dedication to serve, are put through vigorous physical and mental training. In Israel, women are still not allowed to join the IDF even if they fit all the criteria and pass the training. However, there is a petition that got sent out May 20th requesting that women should be allowed to join in the name of ... Read More »

Turkey’s paramilitary contractor SADAT eyes training African troops via defense deals | Nordic Monitor

Turkey has kept close relations with many countries in Africa. These countries have ties to political, social, and economic relations to each other. According to Turkey’s retired General Adnan Taniriverdi, Turkey is going to start working closely with African military troops to provide training. Taniriverdi is known to own’s a military contracting company and is a known loyalist to the ... Read More »

How Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Mark Milley honors the fallen on Memorial Day | CBS News

Joint Chief of Staff Chairmen Mark Milley walks through the Arlington Cemetery and remembers some of those who he has met, and their impact. Milley served as a Green Beret and hold a special place for the lives lost and family member’s that are still grieving the loss of their loved ones. He offers the families of those who have ... Read More »

Special Tactics Airman leads outreach programs for COVID-19 relief | Edwards Air Force Base

Captain Jack Gouge from Fort Benning, Georgia loves his country, he serves when he sees his country struggling, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. He is the director of Global Outreach and Community Impact at Bethany Baptist church in Puyallup Washington. His outreach will impact many families and people in need, he has managed to collect over 1,000 pounds of supplies ... Read More »

‘The loss is always there:’ What Memorial Day means to the wife of a fallen soldier | KKTV News

This is Deanna Sartors first Memorial Day as a gold star wife. Sgt. Major James “Ryan” Sartor, who died during combat in Afghanistan July 2019 was on one of his last missions with his team where he got shot. Originally, she planned to show up for her husband during the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where his name would be added to the Special Operation Fallen Soldier Memorial. However, due to COVID-19 the ceremony was cancelled. But ... Read More »