The words “quiet professionals” have been used to describe the men of Air Force Special Operations Command since their inception. AFSOC has bred some of the most effective combat assets View More ›
Part I: Sawanobori, or, basically, river climbing, is a very old Japanese pastime. It involves following a river or stream, up a mountain, to its source. The climber ascends a tributary of View More ›
Nuclear power facilities are designed to withstand any number of “incidents,” to include natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Defense is arrayed in-depth, in layers.
This year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the largest airborne operation conducted during World War II. “Market-Garden” was the name of the operation that took place between the 17th and 26th View More ›
Blue Forces (BLUFOR) pushed off the FOB late in the afternoon, just as the sun started to make its descent towards the horizon. White Cell “higher command” had issued yet View More ›
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi tells a story you have not heard, told by men you do not know, but they are not strangers. Any View More ›
Enough people have sent us messages asking for invites to special events or more access to our team. To make this happen, we’ve decided to establish a limited membership, The SOFREP 300.
The Utah National Guard suspects its facilities, equipment and personnel may have been involved in making a swimsuit calendar. Of all the bizarre unauthorized uses of my tax dollars, this seems View More ›
I have recently become very interested in what qualifies as terrorism. The problem is, no one really seems to know. There is not a single universal definition of terrorism, terrorist, or View More ›
According to recent reporting from IHS Janes and the Long War Journal, images released via Twitter by the Islamic State show a militant firing the advanced FN-6 MANPADS (man-portable air View More ›
The conservative Canadian government announced earlier last week that the Royal Canadian Air Force would send six CF-18s, two CP-140 Auroras, and a C-150 Polaris, alongside approximately 600 personnel—most of View More ›
People are always asking, “What do I need to do to become a Navy SEAL?” Or they say, “Those Rangers are all psychos and mindless killing machines; that’s not for View More ›
The good folks at Battlefield Brew Works in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania sponsored an event for The Red Circle Foundation this past weekend, and we were on hand. The guys at Battlefield View More ›
There has been a trend in recent years that seems to the author to be metastasizing, one in which people view current threats, particularly the asymmetric ones, in a binary, black-and-white View More ›