USSOCOM US Special Operations Command

Type: Organization
Name: USSOCOM US Special Operations Command (SOCOM, U.S. Special Operations Command, United States Special Operations Command, SOCOM)
First reported 28 mins ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 1 reports

Saab : Defense and Security Reports U.S. Special Operations Command Contract

Saab has signed a new framework contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command Contract for the company's Carl-Gustaf man- portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti- armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System).According to a company release, ... [Published 4 Traders - 28 mins ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) signs five-year framework contract for Carl-Gustaf weapon system

News By CountrySite Sponsors ... [Published Defence Web - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Altman: Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among allies, is a fact ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Altman: Sharing intel can backfire for U.S.

One of the biggest security challenges the U.S. faces is how to share intelligence in a world where it’s been at war at one point with some of its closest friends, you never know who tomorrow’s enemy will be and espionage, even among allies, is a fact ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 2 reports

USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony

<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQrm_YGm_X4&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony 2014- The U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony ... [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 5 reports

Retiring SOCOM Chief: ‘We Are in the Golden Age of Special Operations’

By: SWJ Editors It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..." ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

United States commander who transformed special forces steps down

By Dan De Luce, AFPWASHINGTON--The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at the forefront of the American military hung up his uniform on Thursday, hailing a “golden age” for the elite commandos.Admiral William McRaven, 58, rose to ... [Published China Post - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 2 reports

Saab to continue Carl-Gustaf weapon supplies to USSOCOM

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has signed a new framework contract with Saab for the supply of its Carl-Gustaf recoilless anti-tank weapon.The deal, which is a follow-on agreement to a previous five-year contract for the weapon, allows the ... [Published Army Technology - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 10 reports

Gen. Votel takes over Socom command

As the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, a job title that became official Thursday afternoon in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center, Army Gen. Joe Votel assumes leadership in what he and his predecessor called “the golden age” of ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Saab receives USSOCOM Carl-Gustaf contract

Land Warfare 28th August 2014 - 11:00 by the Shephard News TeamSaab has received a follow-on contract from the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system valued at up to $187 million over five years. The framework ... [Published Shephard - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 4 reports

SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles | Military Times

WASHINGTON — Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.The five-year deal is a follow-on agreement to a previous five-year ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 8 reports

Saab, U.S. Special Operations Command sign new deal for recoilless rifle

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A new framework deal for acquisition of Saab's Carl-Gustaf man-portable recoilless rifle has been signed by the company and the U.S. Special Operations Command.Under the agreement -- a follow-on to an earlier contract -- USSOCOM ... [Published UPI - Aug 27 2014]

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"The Carl-Gustaf has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments and it is a versatile, powerful tool for the soldier. The fact that the system is also being fielded to U S Army light infantry combat teams speaks for itself" said Lars Borgwing, President and CEO of Saab DefenseSaab Defense and Security USA
Finally, McCain and Graham reminded readers that they have "consistently advocated revising the Authorization for Use of Military Force that has provided congressional backing for counter-terrorism operations since September 2001. Now could be the right time to update this authorization in light of evolving terrorist threats like ISIS." Were the senators to advocate declaring war on ISIS, they would be, not surprisingly, advocating another needless and costly U S war...
It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..."
"The ideas were good, but they were half-baked," one senior staffer explained. "Every time we came back with a hard question, like how are you going to fund this over time, they would change the plan again" as if they were learning the Congressional funding process by doing, he said

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U.S. Special Operations Command Change of Command [Published United States Department of Defense - Aug 29 2014]
Retiring SOCOM chief: ‘We are in the golden age... [Published Washington Post - Aug 29 2014]
USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - Aug 29 2014]
United States commander who transformed special... [Published China Post - Aug 29 2014]
As War-War Looms In Ukraine Gas Supply Security... [Published Breaking Energy online - Aug 29 2014]
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Saab to continue Carl-Gustaf weapon supplies to... [Published Army Technology - Aug 29 2014]
USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony [Published DVIDS - Aug 29 2014]
Contracts for August 28, 2014 [Published United States Department of Defense - Aug 29 2014]
US commander who helped revolutionise special f... [Published Malay Mail - Aug 29 2014]
Gen. Votel takes over Socom command [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 29 2014]
Leadership Lessons From Much Further Afield [Published Forbes.com - Aug 28 2014]
Nelson will seek authority for use of force in ... [Published Tampa Tribune - Aug 28 2014]
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Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 28 2014]
Votel Takes the Helm of US Special Operations C... [Published Air Force Association - Aug 28 2014]
Gen. Votel Takes Command of SOCOM [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - Aug 28 2014]
Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command [Published Air Force Times - News - Aug 28 2014]
Gen. Votel Takes Command of SOCOM [Published DVIDS - Aug 28 2014]
Votel takes helm of US Special Operations Command [Published Fort Mills Times - Aug 28 2014]
Votel Takes Charge of Special Operations Command [Published United States Department of Defense - Aug 28 2014]
Gen. Votel takes over Socom command [Published Tampa Tribune - Aug 28 2014]
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Retiring SOCOM Chief: ‘We Are in the Golden Age... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Aug 30 2014]
By: SWJ Editors It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..." ...
Retiring SOCOM Chief: ‘We Are in the Golden Age... [Published SWJ Blog - Aug 29 2014]
By: SWJ Editors It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..." ...
USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - Aug 29 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQrm_YGm_X4&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;USSOCOM Change of Command Ceremony 2014- The U.S. Special Operations Command change of command ceremony ...
Gen. Votel Takes Command of SOCOM [Published The Pentagon - YouTube Channel - Aug 28 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxlm3ILBPt0&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Gen. Votel Takes Command of SOCOM 2014 - SECDEF praises outgoing commander Adm. William McRaven at ceremony. ...
Votel takes helm of Special Operations Command [Published Air Force Times - News - Aug 28 2014]
Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. ...
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U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) signs... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Aug 27 2014]
Robert Gates and Leon Panetta ask Congress to P... [Published PR Newswire - Feb 03 2014]
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