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Lights Out: ARSOF Reflect on Eight Years in Iraq

As American Soldiers prepare to leave Iraq, Special Warfare visited Iraq to take the pulse of ARSOF and to assess its role over the past eight years.As American Soldiers prepare to leave Iraq, Special Warfare visited Iraq to take the pulse of ARSOF and to assess its role over the past eight years.

Q&A with Brigadier General Darsie Rogers

The commander of the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command-Iraq talks about the growth of the Iraqi special-operations forces and looks to the future relationship of SOF and ISOF as the war comes to a close.The commander of the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command-Iraq talks about the growth of the Iraqi special-operations forces and looks to the future relationship of SOF and ISOF as the war comes to a close.

Foreign Internal Defense in Iraq: ARSOF Core Tasks Enable Iraqi Combating Terrorism Capability

During Operation Iraqi Freedom II, the strategy of U.S. special-operations forces, or SOF, focused on creating a capability for counterterrorism.During Operation Iraqi Freedom II, the strategy of U.S. special-operations forces, or SOF, focused on creating a capability for counterterrorism.

Eight Years of Combat FID: A Retrospective on SF in Iraq

In Iraq, ODAs conducting FID honed their UW skills and built a functioning Iraqi Counterterrorism Force.In Iraq, ODAs conducting FID honed their UW skills and built a functioning Iraqi Counterterrorism Force.

Through and With: Reintegration in Northern Afghanistan

Reintegration is a core element to achieving conflict termination in Afghanistan.Reintegration is a core element to achieving conflict termination in Afghanistan.

ARSOF Officer Education at Fort Leavenworth

ARSOF majors can expect to attend ILE at one of the following locations: Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.; the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security at Fort Benning, Ga.; or sister-service ILE Schools or foreign ILE Equivalents. This articles discusses the expectations, curriculum and goals at Leavenworth.

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January-March 2012
Volume 25 | Issue 1

Special Warfare cover, January-March 2012

From the commandant

Maj. Gen. Bennet SacolickOn March 17, 2003, President George W. Bush announced a 48-hour deadline for Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq. On March 19, Soldiers from the 5th Special Forces Group headed over the berm into Iraq.

It came as no surprise to the members of our regiments that United States Army special-operations forces, or ARSOF, would be at the tip of the spear in the invasion. Eight years later, as the war wound down, ARSOF were still in the fight, training Iraqi special-operations forces.

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