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The Nevernight Connection

This FBI and National Counterintelligence and Security Center film—inspired by the case of former CIA officer Kevin Mallory—details the fictional account of a former U.S. Intelligence Community official who was targeted by China via a fake profile on a professional networking site and recruited to

Here’s how Air Force special ops ‘power projection wings’ will work

By Rachel S. Cohen Thursday, Aug 3 Air Force operators with the 492nd Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, Florida, prepare to take off for a free-fall and static-line jump mission on an MC-130J Commando II during the Emerald Warrior exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, May 4, 2022. (Senior


Frumentarius | July 10, 2023 The U.S. military has shifted its focus from counterterrorism operations to near-peer conflict against adversaries such as Russia and China. A logical consequence of this shift is a rethinking of special operations missions. The special operations forces (SOF) mission sets will undoubtedly

The Difference Between “Special Operations” and “Special Forces”

July 6, 2023 by Marty Skovlund, Jr. Possibly one of the most pervasive yet irritating missteps that the media and public in general make about the military is the use of the terms ‘Special Operations Forces’ (SOF) and ‘Special Forces’ (SF) interchangeably. In a day and age

America’s Special Operations Problem

By R.D. Hooker, Jr. | Joint Force Quarterly 108 Since the failure of the Iran hostage rescue mission in 1980, U.S. special operations forces (SOF) have come into their own as the most high-profile community in the Armed Forces. Originally quite small and highly selective, they

Exclusive: Army secretary talks force structure cuts, SOF ‘reform’

The Army is preparing to ax some units and restructure others, the service’s top civilian told Army Times in an exclusive phone interview Friday, but it’s still not clear when and how the changes will play out. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth also attributed “some” of

Navy SEALs Seek New Tech for Covert Missions

6/30/2023By Stew Magnuson Air Force Photo: A Navy SEAL participates in Exercise Trident 18-4 near Hurlburt Field, Florida. TAMPA, Florida — Whether it is in super-fast and stealthy boats, mini-submarines or combat diving suits, Special Operations Command’s elite maritime forces — better known as SEALs — are


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