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SAS GETS EVEN MORE BADASS

SAS DARK OPS: Biker SAS Commandos Take Down Bad Guys
By SOF Staff

When did the British Special Forces Teams go in and how? Where are they operating from? What was their mission statement? Were their Rules of Engagement Loosened up? No one knows exactly but the War Department reports that they are getting the job done and putting the fear of God into the bad guys.

Four weeks of raids being carried out by the famed Special Air Service have left at least 200 jihadis aligned with the terrorist group known as the Islamic State dead. The guerilla-style tactics have reportedly left Islamic State terrorists fearful.

RAF Chinook helicopter, used to move SAS troops on missions.
(DOD photo)

Apaches Wipe Out Taliban Platoon

THE NEXT RED LINE?

Obama Says ISIS Nukes Would Warrant Ground Troops
By SOF Staff

Has Barack Obama issued another empty threat? That is the question emerging after Obama made a statement during a press conference during the G20 Summit in Australia saying that if the terrorist group known as the Islamic State obtained nuclear weapons, it would warrant the deployment of ground troops.

WHERE IS THE AFGHANISTAN FLEA MARKET SELLING U.S. MISSING GEAR?

Weapons Among $420 Million in Missing Items from 2013
By SOF Staff

Where is the Missing Gear Left Behind in Afghanistan?
Over $420 million worth of gear has gone missing in Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense in 2013. The report from the DOD comes as the Obama Administration is preparing its pullout from Afghanistan.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, the missing equipment included weapons, weapon systems, and other sensitive items. The report also noted that of over $429 million in equipment lost, only $191 million was recovered from 2006-2010.

M1 Garand To M14 (M1A) Standard Service Rifle

The M1A has a rich history that stems back into its battlefield precedent: the M14. It still maintains the power and precision that the M14 had for members of the army, but it can be used for civilian purposes. With such accurate and smooth shots, many gun owners have grown to regard the M1A as the best rifle available today.

REMEMBERING THE NAVAL BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL

Callaghan’s Night Action
By Harold Hutchison

Tomorrow will mark the 72nd anniversary of one of the most unsung naval victories in American history. Off the coast of Guadalcanal, an outnumbered, outgunned American naval force held off a planned bombardment by the Imperial Japanese Navy – saving countless Marine lives.

Lead by Rear Admiral Daniel Judson Callaghan, the force of two heavy cruisers, a light cruiser, two anti-aircraft cruisers, and eight destroyers faced off against two modernized battlecruisers, a light cruiser, and fourteen destroyers. The American destroyers were further crippled by a lack of reliable torpedoes.

IS ISLAMIC STATE LEADER DEAD OR JUST WINGED?

Reports Indicate Terror Bigwig Wounded in Air Strike
By SOF Staff

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has reportedly been among the casualties of an air strike.

According to a report by the London Daily Mail, the Iraqi military believes that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (pictured above spewing his hot air during a Mosul sermon), the leader of the group, is dead. The Iraqis stated that same strike has resulted in the death of a close confidante of al-Baghdadi’s, Auf Abdulrahman Elefery, also known as Abu Suja in the air attack on a convoy near Mosul, which has been held by ISIS.

TWO TERRORIST BIGWIGS WHACKED

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Targeted in Strike
By SOF Editor

A senior leader of the Yemeni affiliate of al-Qaeda, who had a $100,000 bounty on his head from the United States government, and an area commander of that affiliate were killed in a strike earlier this week.

Marine Corps Shifts Gears From Sustained Combat in Afghanistan to Rapid Crises Force

What Next For the Marines?

From a Long Sustained Combat Mission, the Crises Reaction Force is Back to Its Amphibious Roots

"If the Wolf Sniffs At the Door, We Will Be All Over It,"

THE ONGOING SCANDAL OF AFGHAN RECONSTRUCTION

Contracts Still Go to Taliban Supporters
By SOF Editor

Navy Helo Landing Challenge

USCG High Speed Chase Drug Bust

Top Ten Strongest Air Forces in the World

DEADLY DEFENSE CUTS? Scathing Report Questions Troopers' Deaths

Report Points Finger at Sequestration Cuts
By Harold Hutchison

Green Beret in Afghanistan
(Army photo)

Think that defense cuts don’t get troops killed? You might want to re-think those conclusions in light of the investigation stemming from the worst blue-on-blue incident in Operation Enduring Freedom, when a B-1B Lancer dropped bombs on a friendly position.

According to a report by the Washington Times, the deaths of five Soldiers in a 9 June “friendly fire” incident were caused by an inability of the Special Forces unit to properly train prior to deploying to Afghanistan due to “sequestration” – automatic spending cuts that hit the defense budget and entitlement spending. Special Forces units usually try to train for at least three weeks in terrain in the United States that resembles that in Afghanistan, but the Operational Detachment Alphas had those training deployments cancelled and had to make do with training at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

AIRDROP GOES BAD

Islamic State Seizes Bundle of Weapons Intended for Kurds
By SOF

Efforts to airdrop supplies to Kurdish fighters in the town of Kobani, Syria took a bad turn when at least two bundles went off course, one of them falling into the hands of the very people those weapons were intended to be used against.