On pay day Nov. 1, 1969, Green Beret Gunther Wald could not play in his favorite pay-day pot-limit poker game because he was preparing to launch with his team into Laos for a top secret mission as the team leader of Reconnaissance Team (RT) Maryland, based at Da Nang, Command and Control North (CCN) base for another mission during the eight-year secret war fought during Vietnam … [Read more...] about MACV-SOG: RT Maryland’s Final Mission
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Colonel Clay Hutmacher entered military service January 4, 1978, as a private in the U.S. Marine Corps. In May 1984, Hutmacher transferred to the Army after being accepted into the Warrant Officer Flight Training program. After completing flight school, he was assigned as a UH-60 medevac pilot in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Following graduation from Officer … [Read more...] about Interview With a Night Stalker
With the 9/11 attacks being the story of the last decade, the raid that resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden may be the big story of this decade. Before SEAL Team Six inserted via classified stealth helicopters and killed HVT #1, the White House, the Pentagon, and the CIA had an agreed upon narrative that would be sold to the public. This narrative would presumably help … [Read more...] about SEAL Team Six Throws OPSEC to the Wind, Next Time Use Delta Force or Rangers…
Yesterday many of us were caught off guard when Penguin books announced that they would be releasing a new book called "No Easy Day" on 9/11 that would be authored by a SEAL Team Six operator who was on the objective and participated in the raid. SOFREP will have more on the 'No Easy Day' story as it develops, but here is some additional information: Written by a former … [Read more...] about “No Easy Day”, First Hand Account of the Bin Laden Raid
AFSOC veteran Jeff Emanuel helps cut through the media hype and tells why the constant political posturing will not translate into war. -Jack “U.S. Ponders Ways to Use Force on Iran” “Here’s How the U.S. Could Invade Iran” “U.S. Said Set to Attack Iran” “Does [the U.S. President] Plan to Invade Iran?” “Saudis Deny U.S. Planned to Attack Iranian … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Israel is NOT Going to Attack Iran
From the Craycroft gate on D-M, it’s approximately 138 miles to our destination at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for the July 25 combat search and rescue training mission for pararescuemen from multiple rescue squadrons and rescue groups on D-M. As we arrive at Gila Bend and take the dirt road to our final destination, we’re forced to stop. Up ahead in the distance, … [Read more...] about Para-Rescue Airmen Train for Combat
I want to take a moment to introduce our newest SFOREP writer to our readers and welcome him to the team. Coriolanus comes from a background in intelligence analysis and is quite simply a wealth of information, bringing a completely new perspective to SOFREP that Brandon and I are sometimes lacking. When I asked Coriolanus to write for us I was half joking, not because I … [Read more...] about Introducing New SOFREP Writer, Coriolanus
Warning: political satire to follow... For the record, I like Muslims as a whole. I think that they have been misrepresented and misunderstood in many ways. When I was deployed to Iraq I trained and fought with Muslim soldiers, many of whom would have laid down their life for me if it came to that. However, every religion has a certain group of crazy people...these were … [Read more...] about Infidel Jack Murphy Dares to Delete a Koran From His Kindle
Posted today on craigslist is a solicitation for film extras to appear at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Is Assange going to use a small army of body doubles to confuse authorities as he makes his escape to politcal asylum in Ecuador or are they just looking to fill seats at a fake press conference? … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Will Julian Assange Use Body Doubles to Escape to Ecuador?
The conflict in the Middle East is winding down, US forces are withdrawing, and wars are being handed over to various proxy forces to fight in the context of the so-called Arab Spring from Egypt, to Libya, to Syria. Once Syria falls, more than likely after the US Presidential elections are complete, the Arab Spring with US covert assistance will almost certainly shift its focus … [Read more...] about The Next Bin Laden Raid: Will SEAL Team Six Strike Chapo Guzman in Mexico?
As someone who has worked extensively with translators overseas, I know how important their role is and how critical they are to the mission. When I read Sibel Edmonds' story I was shocked but not necessarily surprised. I wasn't surprised at the lack of professionalism that she witnessed among the staff of translators at the FBI's counter-intelligence office, but I was shocked … [Read more...] about Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story