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SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog publishing news and commentary on the various goings on across the broad community of practice.  We gladly accept guest posts from serious voices in the community.

by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 02/02/2021 - 2:03pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:34pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:10am | 0 comments

From the OSS Society.

The 90 minute video can be access HERE.

by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 12:32pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:54am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/31/2021 - 3:00pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/31/2021 - 1:40pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/30/2021 - 1:36pm | 0 comments
From 1st Special Forces Command's Indigenous Approach Podcast
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/30/2021 - 1:18pm | 0 comments

More information and the full application here: https://ctc.usma.edu/ctc-summer-2021-internship-search-opens/

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/30/2021 - 1:10pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 6:00pm | 0 comments

By Jason Criss Hawk

 

Full Article: https://news.clearancejobs.com/2021/01/29/andsf-versus-the-taliban-militia-if-peace-talks-fail/

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 5:56pm | 0 comments
A roundup of news, analysis, and commentary about the war in Afghanistan.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 5:44pm | 0 comments
The two guests argue that effective US interagency coordination, bipartisan congressional support, and a focus on building institutions and stabilizing the security situation were key ingredients to success in Colombia’s efforts against the insurgency. But more important than anything was that the Colombian government and population owned the commitment to resolve the conflict.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 5:37pm | 0 comments

By Tore Refslund Hamming

 

The article discusses the history of the group in Mozambique, how it became an ISIS affiliate, and the local government's attempts to counter the group.

 

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 5:31pm | 0 comments

The book discusses CIA and some military activity in Northern Iraq before and during Operation Iraq Freedom in 2003.

 

Full Review: https://sof.news/books/cia-war-in-kurdistan/

by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 1:53pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:57pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/28/2021 - 9:57am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/28/2021 - 9:56am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/26/2021 - 3:59pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/26/2021 - 1:09pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/26/2021 - 6:35am | 0 comments
An "Oh So Social" conversation between Sec. Jim Mattis and Dr.
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 01/25/2021 - 8:23pm | 1 comment

https://sof.news/update/20210125/

 

Topics Include: 

Chris Miller's Last Days in the Pentagon

SEAL sentenced to prison

Training Updates

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 01/25/2021 - 8:15pm | 0 comments

Full Report: https://www.gao.gov/assets/720/711882.pdf

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 01/25/2021 - 8:06pm | 0 comments
The U.S. Army’s Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) shape the terms and tempo of competition by leveraging irregular warfare capabilities to enable other instruments of statecraft to prevail without resorting to war. ARSOF's influence creates strategic advantage through behavior modification (compellence and inducement) and behavior reinforcement (deterrence and assurance) in target audiences. These complement traditional forms of deterrence and coercive diplomacy against adversaries that deliberately avoid America’s conventional strengths.