The following is the May 11, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Category Archives: Special Operations Forces
Navy IDs Special Warfare Sailor Who Died in Helicopter Incident
Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan DeKorte, 35, died Monday after sustaining injuries from a helicopter landing incident, the Navy announced on Wednesday.
Fewer Marines, More Sensors Part of Berger’s Latest Force Design Revision
THE PENTAGON – Reducing the Marines to 175,000 and adding more sensor capability to smaller units are part of a wide swath of adjustments the Marine Corps is pursuing in the latest iteration of its modernization drive. Read More
Navy Stops COVID-19 Vaccine Separations for 4,095 Sailors Who Requested Religious Exemptions
The Navy has stopped separating sailors for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds after a federal judge granted class-action certification in the case of Navy SEALs suing Department of Defense officials over the vaccine mandate, defense officials told USNI News on Wednesday.
Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Materials
The following are the Fiscal Year 2023 budget materials from the Department of the Navy and an unclassified summary of the 2022 National Defense Strategy released tandem March 28, 2022, with the FY 2023 Presidential Budget. The Navy is expected to release more detailed budget material that have been delayed from the initial release. Read More
CENTCOM: Iran Wants Nuclear Agreement and To Retain Ballistic Missile Capability
Iran “wants some type of agreement” over its nuclear program as a way to lift sanctions on the regime, but Tehran views its ballistic missile arsenal “as their crown jewels” not to be bargained away, the senior American commander in the Middle East said Thursday. Read More
MCPON Smith Under Investigation for Allegations of Misconduct
The Navy’s senior enlisted leader is under investigation for alleged misconduct, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Chinese Navy Piracy Patrol Shepherds Fishing Fleet Through Gulf of Aden
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The People’s Liberation Army Navy 39th Escort Task Force carried out a three-day-long escort mission of Chinese fishing vessels through the Gulf of Aden, the People’s Liberation Army Daily reported today.
Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against DOD Over Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge granted an injunction that prevents the Navy from taking adverse actions against members of the special warfare community who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Read More
SEAL Team 8 CO Dies in East Coast Training Incident
The commanding officer of SEAL Team 8 died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a training incident, the Navy announced today. Read More