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END OF A LEGENDARY UNIT?

1/9 Marines to be Deactivated
By SOF

First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, which fought in major battle during World War II, Vietnam, and the War on Terror, is being deactivated today as part of a defense drawdown.

WHAT THE FBI ASSESSMENT DIDN’T MENTION

Islamist Terrorism Ignored
By SOF

Over a year after radicalized Moslems carried out a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, the FBI’s national threat assessment with regards to domestic terrorism for that year still does not mention Islamist terror threats.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, a copy of the unclassified report, totaling 60 pages, focused on threats ranging from white supremacists to Puerto Rican nationalists to environmental and animal-rights extremists. The omission has drawn fire from some.

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CLOSE CALL IN THE GULF

Coast Guard Has Hostile Encounter With Iranian Boat
By SOF

A Coast Guard vessel had a hostile encounter with an Iranian patrol boat earlier this week in the Persian Gulf. Tensions had escalated to the point the Coast Guard vessel fired a warning shot.

According to a report by the Washington Times, an Iranian-flagged dhow had been in touch with the Coast Guard cutter Monomoy, an Island-class patrol boat, when communications suddenly ceased.

WAS ISIL YEARS IN THE MAKING?

West Point Report Reveals Real History of Terror Group
By SOF

The Islamic State – formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – was not a recent phenomenon, but was years in the making.

According to a report by FoxNews.com, the Counter-Terrorism Center at West Point has released a report outlining that the Islamic State had been building the blocks for its rise as early as 2010, when Abu Bakr al Baghdadi took over the group, which was formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

TWO RUSSIAN COLUMNS INVADE UKRAINE

Tanks Move In as Grad Rockets Fire at Ukrainians
By SOF

Two armored columns have crossed into the Ukraine from Russia in an apparent incursion. The reports come as the Ukrainian government appeared to be getting the upper hand over pro-Russian separatists despite Russian support.

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AMERICANS WITH ISIS

As Many as 300 Fight With Terrorist Group
By SOF

Islamic State's Flag. Just how many Americans are fighting under it?

Just how many Americans are fighting alongside the Islamic State? The number could be as high as 300, and that is worrying many in the intelligence community.

EAGLE DOWN OVER VIRGINIA

F-15 Crashes Near Deerfield
By SOF

A F-15C Eagle air superiority fighter crashed near Deerfield, Virginia, earlier today. The aircraft had been on a routine training mission.
The pilot , the only one on board, lost communications and the search is in.

CHRIS ROCK: HOW NOT TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED BY POLICE

TARGETING THE ISLAMIC STATE

Special Forces and SAS Teaming Up?
By SOF

American and British special operations forces are forming an undercover task force to hunt down the bigwigs of the Islamic State, a terrorist group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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