Special Operations hand-to-hand combat: Modern Era
Combat hand-to-hand is another animal entirely, not like being in a ring or on a mat, and is ofte...
Special Operations hand-to-hand combat: Post-Vietnam
Special operations continued to develop and improve its hand-to-hand combat systems, from LINE to...
Special Operations hand-to-hand combat in Vietnam
During the Vietnam War it became very clear that the U.S. military needed to revise their hand-to...
Special Operations hand-to-hand combat: World War 2 and the 1950s
World War II saw the advent of modern special operations, and thus the need for special hand-to-h...
Special Operations hand-to-hand combat: In the trenches of World War I
From the outset, the only hand-to-hand training given to most soldiers on both sides of the trenc...
Special Operations hand-to-hand combat: In the Beginning
Swords and rifles get dropped and lost. Then, the warrior has only his wits and hand-to-hand figh...
A Primer on Ballistic Vests (Pt. 2): Recent Systems and Plate Ratings
When shopping for ballistic vests, you want ESAPI plates, level IIIA at a minimum.
A Primer on Ballistic Vests (Pt. 1): Flak to Kevlar
After Vietnam, much research and development was done on how to improve vests, to make them more ...
Menton Day, Day of Respect for the First Special Service Force of WWII
Menton Day is celebrated on December 5th by U.S. Army Special Forces, often with formal dine-ins,...
The Distinctly French Approach to Modern Warfare
The French are embracing a different style of warfare than that of the U.S.—one that embraces l...
The Paris Attacks Have Sparked an Inevitable Paradigm Shift
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks comes the dawning of a realization: Things are going to cha...
There is Only One Unit Called Special Forces
Grammar matters and can even piss off Special Forces guys. We just don’t like having or hearing...
Katy Wilder, the Only Woman to Wear the Special Forces Green Beret
Will the U.S. Army soon have a female Green Beret serving on a U.S. Army Special Forces A-team?
Special Operations Face-Off: U.S. Special Forces Vs. Russian Spetsnaz
When I was in the 12th SF Group, I met a Russian who turned out to be a veteran of the Soviet Spe...
Raytheon Releases First Ever Rifle-Mounted Precision Missile
Raytheon has developed a hand-launched missile, called the Pike, intended to replace the M203 and...
Operation Barroom: The Truth About Dumbo Drop
The film “Dumbo Drop” was based on a true story—Operation Barroom.
Female Ranger Students and the Pink Ranger Tab Cake
On Tuesday the Ranger Training Brigade on Ft. Benning held an informal ceremony and party ...
Philosophy of War: SFC Charles Martland, Bacha baz, and Morality in Warfare
War is a dirty business and United States States warriors are taught to do whatever it takes to p...
The Challenges of Being a Special Forces Dad
I’m no big deal within Special Forces, but I am Special Forces. That is to say, I am SF qualifi...
The Worldwide Directory of Army Special Forces Haunts: Bars, Clubs, and Pubs
The ultimate list of Special Forces bars and clubs, the famous and the infamous, from the 1950s t...
SOF Pic of the Day: From Geo’s Private Stash, The Rigors of Delta Selection2
The Bolduc Brief: 160 Retired Flag Officers Urge Congress to End DoD’s Toxic ‘Diversity’ and ‘Equity’ Programs3
North Korea’s Attempt To Launch First Spy Satellite Ends In Failure4
Pic of the Day: Rangers and SOAR5
Ukraine’s Summer Offensive: German Taurus Cruise Missiles to Aid in Reclaiming Territories
Unraveling the Geopolitical Shift in the Middle East
A Fragile Truce Returns Amidst Chaos in Sudan
The Blowback Effect: How America’s Foreign Policy Decisions Have Led to Unintended Consequences
Kyiv Stands Strong: Defying Drone Attacks on Historic Day
As North Korea Preps for Satellite Launch, Japan and Korea Fears The Worst
SOFREP Stands With Our Brothers Who Demand Responsibility for ‘Disastrous’ Afghan Departure
Adam Brown: A SEAL’s Life of Courage and Redemption
Complete List: Ticonderoga-class Missile Cruisers To Retire By 2027
Nuclear Close Calls That Nearly Caused World War III
Russian Sausage Millionaire and Putin Critic Falls to His Death in India
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