According to a recent Stimson Center study, America's Global War on Terror has cost the taxpayer about $2.8 trillion since 2002. This, of course, does not even begin to factor in the very real human costs. These come in the form of American soldiers and contractors killed and wounded overseas. These costs also come in the form of Afghans and Iraqis, amongst others, who have … [Read more...] about America’s $2.8 trillion war with no end in sight
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Amid the controversy surrounding Nike's ad campaign focused on Colin Kaepernick, we've been treated to something of a deluge of military veterans and associated patriots who, as Green Beret Tim Kennedy put it, “are livid” about the decision by the company to sponsor a former NFL player who ostensibly disrespects our flag and our troops. It is worth commenting for a moment on … [Read more...] about Veterans divided over Nike’s Kaepernick ad controversy?
In recent months, the behavior of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the allegations made against him by dozens of women has taken America by storm and set off a chain reaction of women coming forward to speak about workplace sexual assault, sexual harassment, and the boys club that perpetuates this type of bad behavior. While the entertainment industry has been rocked the … [Read more...] about Fifty shades of green: US Special Forces sexual blackmail network
Tensions are running high in America as social and political forces collide, sometimes forcefully, and sometimes in the streets. Political polarization in America has been closely studied over the last several decades and while the large-scale impact of social media, which has only risen to prominence in perhaps the last five years, is still being understood it is clear the … [Read more...] about Italy’s “Years of Lead” offer a glimpse of America’s future
Two days ago Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City was felled by a sharpshooter's bullet from approximately a hundred meters away. The assassination occurred during a flag raising ceremony at city hall. The shooter positioned himself across the parking lot and established a hasty hide site in the tall grass. The grass was bent over and a loophole fashioned from which to fire … [Read more...] about Why are mayors in the Philippines getting assassinated?
Several sources reached out to SOFREP this week to report that a female student was discovered to be pregnant while attending Ranger School. The pregnancy is reportedly the result of intercourse with a male student that took place prior to the two beginning Ranger School at Fort Benning at Camp Darby which is the first of the three phase course, the other two being Mountain … [Read more...] about Female Ranger School student dropped for pregnancy
A U.S. Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) came under attack today in the Bar-Sanguni area near Kismayo in Somalia. The U.S. Special Forces team was in the process of constructing a new Forward Operating Base (FOB) with a large local partner force when they came under sustained mortar fire and machine gun fire from technicals operated by the Islamic terrorist … [Read more...] about BREAKING: US Special Forces attacked in Somalia by Al-Shabab
Last September, a West Point cadet's pictures of himself at his graduation ceremony flaunting his devotion to communism made national headlines and sparked fury from current and former soldiers. Spenser Rapone posted pictures on social media in which he was wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt under his uniform and wrote "communism will win" under his cap. This was really the least of … [Read more...] about Update: Communist Ranger and West Pointer receives an Other Than Honorable discharge
In recent years, a series of cringe worthy posts inevitably find their way on to social media that lambaste veterans and chastise civilians about what the appropriate way is to observe Memorial Day. Rather than enjoy a long weekend and some time with our families, we are now expected to be sad and solemn as we remember our fallen soldiers. For some, Memorial Day is not a day … [Read more...] about Memorial Day: It’s okay to have a barbecue
In the aftermath of the deadly ambush that killed four American soldiers near Tongo Tongo, Niger, we outlined the context and background of U.S. Special Forces in Africa and specifically in Niger, examined what happened during the ambush to the best of our ability, and detailed the attempted rescue mission to repatriate La David Johnson. With new information released by the … [Read more...] about The Niger Ambush After Action Review: What Really Happened?
Many were shocked and caught off guard the other day when retired General Thomas McInerney went on Fox News (where he is a paid contributor) and claimed that Senator John McCain betrayed his country while being tortured by Vietnamese communist forces during the war. He referred to McCain as Songbird John. I was not amongst those who were surprised as I previously wrote an … [Read more...] about Veterans are not as sacred as Americans try to pretend they are, not even war heroes
For the first time, an Air Force officer has been nominated to command Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) the go-to maneuver element for the National Command Authorities, President Trump and Secretary Mattis, which includes units such as Delta Force and SEAL Team Six. As an Air Force pilot, Lt. Gen. Scott Howell has a background in rotary wing aviation. Previously, JSOC … [Read more...] about New JSOC commander previously commanded an aviation unit more secretive than the Night Stalkers