If you read much fiction about Vietnam, or even watch movies about it, chances are you'll frequently bump into a character who has become a stereotype of the subgenre. This stereotype was rarely, if ever, seen in film or fiction before Vietnam. The character is eccentric on his good days; psychotic the rest of the time. He is almost oblivious to regulations, protocol, rank … [Read more...] about The Legend and Truth of Jerry “Mad Dog” Shriver
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Apparently there be some gringos in the mix. -Jack Al-Shabab used the port to bring in weapons and earn revenue. But the al-Qaeda-aligned group has told the BBC the attack has been rebuffed and none of the city has fallen. Kenyan troops are part of the AU force trying to wrest control of the country for the new UN-backed president. Kenyan military spokesman Col Cyrus … [Read more...] about NEWS: Kenyan Forces Execute Beach Landing Operation in Somalia
On August 5th, 1964 three fast moving patrol boats of the North Vietnamese Navy's 135th Torpedo Squadron sped across the black waters of the Gulf of Tonkin towards the United States Navy's USS Maddox which was conducting an intelligence gathering operation off the coast of communist controlled shores in South East Asia. Taking evasive maneuvers, the USS Maddox expended … [Read more...] about How to Invent a War
On November 23rd, 2009 over 100 armed men descended on a convoy belonging to Filipino political candidate Esmael Mangudadatu. The candidate was not traveling with his entourage, which consisted of dozens of people including family members and journalists. With a bounty put on Mangudadatu's head, gunmen consisting of private bodyguards, off duty soldiers, policemen, police … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: The Maguindanao Massacre
Folks, please join me at the Tunnel to Towers run with Team Schlitz this coming Sunday, September 30th. Michael lost both his arms and got third degree burns on 80% of his body during an IED blast in Iraq. The money from this event will be used to build Michael a smart home down in Georgia. Military types, bring your ruck, camo pants, and Team Schlitz t-shirt. We are going … [Read more...] about Team Schlitz Tunnel to Towers Run Next Sunday!
This means it is full steam ahead for Iran once Syria is out of the way. The CIA will be propping these clowns up the way they did the Muj in the 80's and our children will probably be getting killed by MEK sometime around 2030. -Jack WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will remove from the U.S. terrorism list an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, … [Read more...] about MEK Coming Off Terror Watch List
SOFREP readers know that I'm a big fan of the comic book series, The Activity, about the highly secretive Intelligence Support Activity or ISA. We reviewed the graphic novel that collects the first six issues not that long ago. I want to draw our audience's attention to issue #8 which just hit the stands this week. Please shoot on down (figuratively) to your local comic … [Read more...] about A Story That Can Only be Told as Fiction: The Activity #8
My sources indicate that the United States and European nations are moving massive amounts of assets around the chessboard in response to these attacks. This could get very ugly folks. -Jack TUNIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Tunisian protesters jumped over the wall of the U.S. embassy compound in Tunis on Friday and broke windows and set fire to trees, a Reuters witness said. A … [Read more...] about Arab Spring Turns Into Modern Day Tet Offensive
Recent events in Libya have once again splashed into major headlines in the United States after the US consulate in Benghazi was over run and four Americans were killed. Among the dead were US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two of America's quiet professionals, Former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Ty Woods. Glen … [Read more...] about Glen Doherty and Ty Woods, America’s Best Lost in Libyan Consulate Attack
SOFREP radio is where Brandon Webb, Myself (Jack), and our radio producer, Quin regularly interview guests from the Special Operations community, cover the latest news, and offer insider commentary on current events. If this is news to you, then check out some past episodes. New episodes go live every week. Here is a look at what you've been missing. Jack Murphy … [Read more...] about See What You Missed on SOFREP Radio!
Today's modern Ranger Battalions were first established in 1974 as America's premier Airborne Light Infantry unit which would be a part of America's new and growing Special Operations capability. The unit would be specially trained and selected in order to maintain high standards and serve as a role model for the rest of the Army. With this in mind, 1st Ranger Battalion was … [Read more...] about The Evolution of the 75th Ranger Regiment (pt. 2): Selecting and Building a Ranger
A leaked report in Mexico affirms that the US officials attacked by Mexican Federal Police last week were CIA agents, something that has since been confirmed to InSight Crime. Writing for El Universal, Mexican journalist Carlos Loret de Mola claimed on August 28 that he had been privy to a confidential report confirming that the two US officials injured after Mexican … [Read more...] about CIA Para-Military Personnel Injured in Mexico City Attack