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SOF'S COVERAGE OF OPERATION RED WINGS

In the April, 2008 issue of SOF, we covered operation Red Wings, including the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Lt. Michael Murphy.

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VETS DISMAYED BY AL-QAEDA RESURGENCE

Comparisons to Vietnam Emerge
By Harold Hutchison

Many veterans who fought in Fallujah and Ramadi have been shocked and dismayed by the resurgence of al-Qaeda in those cities since Barack Obama withdrew American troops. One Marine compared Fallujah to Khe Sanh, a famous stand by Marines.

DID OBAMA CREATE NEW KILLING FIELDS?

Allen West Slams Obama’s Withdrawals
By Harold Hutchison

Iraq War veteran and former Congressman Allen West had declared that Barack Obama’s withdrawal from Iraq and his pending withdrawal from Afghanistan have created the conditions for a repeat of the “killing fields” in Southeast Asia.

WERE LEFT-WING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS BRIEFED BY AN AL-QAEDA FRONT?

Three Members Invited Terrorist to Discuss Drones
By Harold Hutchison

The leader of a group invited to brief three hard-core left-wing Democrats on the effects of UAV strikes, a major weapon against terrorists in Yemen and Pakistan, had ties to al-Qaeda.

Medal of Honor Citation for Rodolfo P. Hernandez

HERNANDEZ, RODOLFO P.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company G, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team.
Place and date: Near Wontong-ni, Korea, 31 May 1951.
Entered service at: Fowler, Calif.
G.O. No.: 40, 21 April 1962.

Military Turbulence in Skies off China

By Peter Brookes
AIM.org

NOT SO SAFE AFTER ALL

House, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairs Drop Bombshell
By Harold Hutchison

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, dropped a bombshell on CNN’s State of the Union, according to a report by Newsmax.com.

Coast Guard offloads $40 million worth of cocaine

The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Vigorous offloads $40 million worth of cocaine at Port Everglades, Fla. The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of Operation Martillo. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios.

How to Respond to the Loss of Iraq

By William R. Hawkins

FIREFIGHT AT FOB PIRELLI

By Alex Quade

Diyala Province, Iraq — Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (A-Team) 072 rolled into the village. It was dead quiet. Nothing moved. Suddenly, “squirters”—people running away from the village and cars leaving at a high rate of speed. Clearly, something of interest was in that village.

Afghani Interpreters Still Struggle To Obtain Visas

PAYBACK FOR MALALA

Suspected UAV Strike Kills Leader of Pakistani Taliban
By Harold Hutchison

According to multiple media reports, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban was killed in a missile strike believed to have been carried out by an American Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The Pakistani Taliban is the terrorist organization responsible for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old young woman who advocated for the education of girls and women, in October, 2012.

C Co., 1/9 Patrol

Video by ISAF Regional Command Southwest

TROUBLE AT 8TH AND I?

Marine Corps Commandant Accused of Unlawful Command Influence
By Harold Hutchison

Did the Commandant of the Marine Corps engage in unlawful command influence during the investigation into Marines who were seen on video urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban? That is the question a number of former military officers who served as JAGs are now asking.

On 30th Anniversary of Beirut Attack, Together We Served Memorializes Victims

Thirty
years ago, 299 American and French servicemen were brutally
killed by a truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. The
incident on October 23, 1983, executed by the Islamic Jihad, was the
deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since the battle over Iwo
Jima in February 1945.