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JUST IN: Special Operations Forces Industry Conference to go forward online | National Defense

The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference was cancelled two weeks ago due to the coronavirus, but now it may continue online. The National Defense Industrial Association and Special Operations Command have decided to launch a virtual conference in its place. The virtual SOFIC will take place May 11th to the 15th to help expand the competitive space. “We look forward ... Read More »

Special Forces instructors see a silver lining in COVID-19 response | Connecting Vets

On April 13th soldiers will start the tactical skills segment in the Special Forces qualification course. The Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg and the rest of the military have been struggling to find a balance between maintaining readiness and protecting troops from the coronavirus. One response has been to move training, such as language classes, to an online-only format. ... Read More »

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties as Afghan forces repulse attack in Helmand | Khaama

The Afghan Special Forces were able to fight off a large group of militants and caused numerous casualties to their ranks in the Helmand Province. The Special Operations Corps has commented that the militants were going to conduct a raid on the Strike Force located in the Washer district. During the fight 15 Taliban members were killed and the rest were ... Read More »

This is the real reason North Korea bought smuggled U.S. helicopters | National Interest

A video from 2013 showed U.S. MD 500E helicopters flying behind Kim Jong-un during a celebration. This proved that the country still had 87 U.S.-built helicopters in their fleet that had been smuggled in over the years. The MD 500 was mainly used for evacuations, escorts, and scouting missions near enemy territory. Some wondered why North Korea would want civilian ... Read More »

5 Pak supported terrorist killed, 5 own Special Forces troops also lost: Indian Army | News Live

An operation that took place along the Line of Control in the Keran sector resulted in the death of five Pakistan terrorists. Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand commented that the Army troops engaged a group of terrorists when they were spotted. The entire terrorist group of five was eliminated after heavy combat. During the confrontation though, five special forces troops ... Read More »

Defense giant continuing to equip Russia’s military forces with new assault rifles | HLS

40,000 Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifles will be distributed to infantry and reconnaissance units in the Russian armed forces in 2020. The rifles have three firing options with a single shot, three-shot, and automatic setting. Two special operations units have already received and used a similar model. A Russian Defense Ministry press office has commented that the rifle has increased capabilities ... Read More »

U.S. special operations redefined | Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

U.S. military commanders are using the restrictions imposed by the spread of the coronavirus to reshape the deployment of special operations troops all over the world, according to military officials. The decisions mean the withdrawal of elite commandos from some conflict zones and shuttering longstanding missions. Source: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/apr/04/u-s-special-operations-redefined-202004/ Read More »

Special Operations officer and astronaut offers a glimpse of what it’s like to be in space | SOFREP

Colonel Andrew Morgan is currently serving aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as a flight engineer for Expedition 60, 61 and 62. He was selected to become a NASA astronaut in 2013 as part of the NASA Astronaut Group 21. And in early March, Army Special Operations  troops and their families got the chance to talk to Col. Morgan and ... Read More »

Afghan spy agency captures regional IS chief | VOA

Afghan Special Forces conducted a “complex operation” against the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), the regional affiliate of IS that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The statement was released on Saturday by Afghanistan’s spy agency. According to them, the regional IS chief, Abdullah Orakzai, and other militants were detained during the operation. There is a video of the captured militants, ... Read More »

U.S. Air Force special tactics operators take to the skies over England | DVIDS

Those in the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, 352nd Special Operations Wing recently completed a training exercise in the sky over England. The air commandos completed numerous operations such as free-falls, extraction exercises, and practiced infiltration methods in order to increase land-air readiness. “The 352nd SOW is always on call to respond to global threats, so this training is critical to ... Read More »