Special Operations Forces

May 9, 2017
The role of U.S. special operations forces (SOF) in the Middle East has expanded steadily since the inception of the counter-ISIS campaign in 2014.
May 9, 2017
U.S. special operations forces are widely considered to be some of the most highly trained and effective military units in the world and, as a result, they have played a critical role in America’s wars. Nowhere is that truer than in the Middle East and North Africa, where the U.S.
May 9, 2017
Despite former President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut U.S. military commitments in the Middle East, events quickly drew his Administration back into the region.
March 15, 2017
Several Chinese government entities perform activities that fall under the rubric of special operations.
March 15, 2017
When Syrian government forces retook the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS for the second time in early March, they had the assistance of one of the world’s elite special operations forces: Russia’s Special Operations Command (SSO).
March 15, 2017
As part of military reforms begun in 2008, Russia has overhauled its special purpose forces, or Spetsnaz to expand its capabilities and professionalization. It also created a new Special Operations Command known as the KSSO.
September 11, 2016
Following the tragic attack on 9-11, U.S.
June 18, 2017
Tensions are rising on the Korean Peninsula.  There is fear that the Korean War could restart, since there has only been a temporary suspension of hostilities since the 1953 Armistice.  Although this fear is not new and we have experienced high tensions many times over the years, given the global