The Australian military wrapped up a large scale training exercise dubbed Iron Moon in late September which saw a widespread use of Special Operations Forces and capabilities. The training scenarios included training jumps, ship seizures, and recovery operations more commonly known to the public as hostage rescue. Using the waters off the coast of North West Australia … [Read more...] about Australian SOF: Exercise Iron Moon
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While much has been made over the last twelve years of American Special Operations Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and other locations around the world, Russian Special Operations have been almost completely overlooked. What American and Russian SOF share in common is the War on Terror. Both nations have had to tangle with extremist Islamic ideologies and the … [Read more...] about Russian Special Operations in Dagestan: The Other War on Terror
This is the last call for those wishing to join Michael Schlitz, Ben Harrow, myself, and many other veterans and supporters for the Tunnel to Towers 5k put on by the Gary Sinese Foundation this Sunday. We ruck marched the course last year to raise money for Michael's smart home, which is now fully funded. This year we can't ruck it because NYPD and the Port Authority are … [Read more...] about Last Call for Team Schlitz Tunnel to Towers 5k
We now have a list of some of the alleged terrorists behind the shopping mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya. The mall was apparently attacked because it was known to be frequented by Westerners. The list of terrorists involved now in the media is preliminary and should not be taken at face value until confirmed. The names of the terrorists that have been publicly released as … [Read more...] about Does Kenya Prove It’s Time for a Real Life Rainbow Six?
One area in which Benghazi: The Definitive Report was lacking was in some of the details of America's response the night of, and in the aftermath of, the attack on our Temporary Mission Facility/Consulate in Benghazi. We hope to shed some more light on this issue, but first let's take a look at it from the beginning. The New York Times Best Seller Benghazi Attack … [Read more...] about 9-11 Benghazi Anniversary: New Info, But is It Too Late?
The other day, Jeremy Scahill decided to go ahead and tweet a picture of me wearing my Ranger t-shirt out at a bar in Brooklyn. No one in the bar seemed to care about it, but the Twitter commandos sure did. There was a decent sized shit storm of vegan lesbians calling for blood in the streets. They were both upset by the expression on the shirt but also the grammatical error … [Read more...] about The Ranger T-Shirt Controversy
There are certain Special Operations legends out there that are sometimes hard to make heads or tails of. One involves a little-known prison riot in Panama which resulted in a subsequent snatch and grab operation that the 2nd Ranger Battalion was involved in. The author first heard about this event from his Platoon Leader in a patrol base in Afghanistan with 3/75 back in … [Read more...] about 2nd Ranger Battalion and the Panama Prison Riot of 1994
It is to our shame that human trafficking continues to exist within the United States. The practice goes on in a highly secretive nature. In this author's experience, investigating human trafficking and weapons trafficking are two hot subjects that greatly increase your odds of turning up in a ditch somewhere with a bullet in the back of your head. Beyond the secrecy, and … [Read more...] about Modern Day Slavery in America
There are some Ranger legends out there, the kind a Platoon Sergeant or even a Sergeant Major who has served in the 75th Ranger Regiment might tell you about if you ask him. The time 2/75 got called in to deal with a prison riot in Central America with axe handles, the combat jump into Panama when a new Sergeant got the shit kicked out of him for unhooking his static line, … [Read more...] about Ranger Legends: Ash Street Shootout
Taking place on an old air force base in Słupsk, we are told that Delta and 160th are conducting this training with Poland's counter-terrorism unit, GROM. These training exercises are always interesting because we can see the relationships and bridges being built between nations, as well as the sharing of TTP's as joint learning that occurs. Not be be overlooked, a friend … [Read more...] about Alleged 160th SOAR/Delta Force Training Op in Poland
We get a lot of requests to cover this story or that story. Some of these requests jump right off into conspiracy theory territory. It isn't that I don't believe that conspiracies exist, it's just that I don't have the time of day for people who espouse conspiracy theories without a shred of evidence. For these types of people, the most obscure blog is all the proof they need … [Read more...] about The Death of Michael Hastings
Hey Team Room, Thanks to all of our new members for signing up and supporting SOFREP. I'm in the process of lining up some awesome new writers for the site and am really excited about that. I also wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to our new members. I grew up in New York and joined the Army when I was 19 with an Option 40 contract, which puts you on the path to … [Read more...] about My SOFREP Experience