The interwebz is an amazing communications medium that allows us to share information with each other, but at the same time it can function as a disinformation or misinformation clearing house for those who are ignorant or who have an agenda. Misinformation is simply false information spread by people who don't know any better. Disinformation is false information which is … [Read more...] about Don’t Be a SOF Cyber-Chump
Jack Murphy Articles
Hey folks, I'm pimping the book again! As I told someone recently, I find these books down at the Port Authority and then put them out on the street where they belong. Thanks to all the SOFREP readers out there who have made the release of Target Deck a huge success. I really appreciate you guys giving the book a read and letting me know what your thoughts about it … [Read more...] about Signed Copies of Target Deck
Some frustrated voices are starting to come out with information about how the FBI has positively identified a number of suspects who are thought to be behind the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th of last year. Fox News cites an anonymous Special Operations soldier voicing his frustration, in many ways the frustration of much of America, about the Obama … [Read more...] about Why The White House is Dragging Their Feet Re: Benghazi Suspects
The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is held once a year in Tampa, Florida as a place for venders to pitch their products to the Special Operations community to help stimulate some interaction between SOF and the private sector. For instance, I sat in on a panel were the Special Operations representatives of the various regions around the world to which … [Read more...] about Inside the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)
Currently kicking up a storm in Brazil... A video showing Brazilian police spraying a Rio de Janeiro slum with gunfire from a helicopter while in pursuit of a drug trafficker has raised concerns about law enforcement tactics in the country. The video, which was recorded on May 11th, shows police pursuing convicted drug trafficker Márcio Pereira, widely known as … [Read more...] about Brazilian Police: How Not to Do Aerial Platform Support
Well folks, we just hit our 1,000th post the other day; specifically Brandon's update from Poland about the documentary he is working on about GROM, which means that it is time for a mandatory orgy of self-congratulations. Well, not really. But seriously, yes it is. So I got out of the Army in 2010 and saw this new self-publishing deal started up by Amazon. I always wanted … [Read more...] about 1,000 Posts Into the SOFREP Story
The public has always been fascinated by the training that US Special Operations Forces receive. What goes in to making an elite warrior? What skill sets are cultivated and polished in these young men? To sum it up, we train as we fight. At places like the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, our Special Operations personnel train for the austere environments which they … [Read more...] about Why Does PETA Want to Kill Our Special Operators?
Ranger Up! published a fascinating article yesterday about Carlton Higbie, a SEAL who published a book which he hoped would address some of the issues and problems he saw in the military and in America as a whole. His efforts caught the attention of his chain of command and of course he felt some retaliation. What happened to Higbie is unacceptable and wrong, but he and … [Read more...] about Citizen or SEAL, an Either/Or Question for Active Duty Troops?
Back during the war in Lebanon in the 1980's there were reports that Europeans were drifting into Beirut to engage in senseless killing as snipers around the green line. Apparently these people were psychopaths just looking for an excuse to shoot someone. The more things change... -Jack German security officials believe that a number of Germans have teamed up with radical … [Read more...] about Syria’s Foreign Legion
Staff Sgt. Brian Guzman is the kind of guy who’d rather sit at the back of the room than be on a stage. He joined Army Special Forces to let his work speak for itself, not to get the public’s admiration. He did his job so well – saving wounded comrades in combat and nurturing ties to cultivate rural medical clinics in Afghanistan – that he had to sit still, grin and accept a … [Read more...] about Special Forces Medic of the Year
*Updates coming, article contains gruesome photo below* Update 1: Shots fired in Watertown 7PM EST, suspect thought to be in a boat. Update 2: 7:25PM EST FBI HRT has a dog team on the scene as does a local police unit. They are preparing to move on the boat the suspect is hiding in which is on a trailer in a resident's backyard. Update 3: 8:05PM EST, FBI HRT … [Read more...] about Chechen Terrorists Hit Boston: Suspect Captured
The United States has arrived at a critical inflection point in the development and employment of its special operations forces. (Robinson 3) When I heard about Linda Robinson's Council on Foreign Relations sponsored white paper I was expecting another abstract academic work which was frighteningly detached from anything resembling reality but was pleasantly surprised at … [Read more...] about A Response to Linda Robinson’s “Future of SOF”