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Monthly Archives: August 2021

STRIKE: Operation Medusa: The Furious Battle That Saved Afghanistan From the Taliban.

From the Canadian in charge of the joint military command in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, this is the real on-the-ground story of one of NATO’s bloodiest, most decisive and misunderstood operations: The battle of Panjwayi, the defining moment of “Operation Medusa.” In 2006, David Fraser was the Canadian general in …

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Uncommon Valor: Slam VII: “Shot All to Hell”

Slam VII: “Shot All to Hell.” The action involves a company-sized reconnaissance team from FOB-2 Kontum which has already been on the ground for a week. Ordered in to search, locate, annihilate, and monitor enemy resistance, the members of SLAM VII have already suffered greatly. Eighteen American Green Berets and …

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THE SILENT SERVICE

America’s Submarine Force Silently Serves By Harold Hutchison From the December 2012 issue of SOF PATROLLING THE DEPTHS Perhaps the one arm of the Navy that gets the least amount of coverage in the War on Terror has been the submarine force. While these vessels compose a major portion of …

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Remembering Joe Galloway, co author with Hal Moore of “We Were Soldiers Once and Young”

Joseph L. Galloway, author of We Were Soldiers Once and Young has died. I first met Joe Galloway during the Gulf War in Ryad Saudi Arabia. I had dinner with Joe several times and attended the daily 5 o’clock Follies News Briefing. He had as little opinion as I did …

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Dostum, the Afghan Warlord Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime is back?

UPDATE: Is the Warlord Dostum back? The “famous” warlord and the former Vice President of Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid Dostum is finally back, celebrating his return with a vow to “suppress” the Taliban., the Sentinel reported as Doatrom was reportedly in or heading for Afghanistan recently . ‘I predicted this years …

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THE 21ST CENTURY RPD

DS ARMS REINVENTS A CLASSIC ARM! By Gary Paul Johnston From the December 2012 issue of SOF While it’s not common to see a rebirth of a firearm considered obsolete by modern standards, it does occur, and it’s always the result of a need. One example is the greatly improved …

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THE U.S. ARMY IN VIETNAM FROM TET TO THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL, 1968-1975

THE U.S. ARMY IN VIETNAM FROM TET TO THE FINAL WITHDRAWAL, 1968-1975   y the beginning of 1968 the United States had been involved in military operations in Vietnam for over seven years and in major ground combat for two-and-a-half years. In-country U.S. military strength had risen to 485,000, and …

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EL PARAISO AND THE WAR IN EL SALVADOR

EL PARAISO AND THE WAR IN EL SALVADOR (1981–1983) by Charles H. Briscoe, PhD for SOC.mil From 1980–1993, the government of El Salvador, with U.S. assistance, waged a national counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign against guerrilla forces of the FMLN (Frente Farabundo Marti de Liberación Nacional). That COIN campaign was one of the …

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EL SALVADOR: THE PUSH TO VICTORY

By Dr. Martin Brass From the January 2008 issue of SOF In the last four of a five part series on the American merc who had the most impact of any American in the decade-long El Salvador war, SOF chronicled the adventures of Harry Claflin.   SOF launched Harry’s wild …

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