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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Green Berets with 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and an augmentee with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, clear a corridor of threats during the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat course, Jan. 24 to Feb. 3, 2022. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

SOCOM taking innovation foundry to London to focus on special ops in ‘smart cities’

The event “will explore the challenges of physical and remote SOF operations in a range of future complex smart city scenarios,” according to SOCOM.
A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Senior Pentagon official calls on DOD components to more fully embrace irregular, asymmetric warfare

Special operations forces shouldn't be the primary lead for irregular warfare, according to a top DOD official.
Ukrainian Special Operations Forces soldiers pull security after deboarding a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to 12th Combat Aviation Brigade during exercise Combined Resolve XVI with U.S. Special Operations Command Europe members assigned to 10th Special Forces Group Dec. 07, 2021, in Hohenfels, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kirsti Brooksby)

US military still fleshing out SOF, cyber, space ‘triad’ at the joint level

"Space is, I think, from my perspective ... going to be the harder piece of this triad to bring in," Assistant Secretary of Defense Chris Maier said.
Special tactics operators conduct close-quarters battle training at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Jan. 27, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish)

SOCOM wants new targeting tools for urban battles

U.S. Special Operations Command is on the hunt for new non-line-of-sight targeting systems.
A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Modern ‘triad’ aims to fill capability gap, help US military compete with adversaries

Officials believe the modern triad — combining space, cyber and special operations — will provide policymakers a key capability for deterring adversaries and preventing escalation.
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A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Special ops will look to invest in new technologies to compete with advanced nation-state actors

As special operations forces look to adapt to great power competition, they are investing in advanced technologies.
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