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BOMBSHELL EXPLODES PRIOR TO BENGHAZI HEARINGS

Former SecState Clinton Accused of End Run
By Harold Hutchison

Prior to a hearing by the House Committee on Government Oversight scheduled for Wednesday, a new bombshell exploded when details of what one whistleblower from the State Department will tell the committee emerged over the weekend. Mark I. Thompson is the deputy director of the State Department’s counter-terror unit, and will claim that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to cut his unit out of the decision-making process.

FOUR INSURGENT LEADERS BITE THE DUST!

Other Insurgents Killed During Operations
By Harold Hutchison

Over the last three days, ISAF confirmed that four insurgent leaders, three of whom were Taliban, were killed during operations in Afghanistan. In addition, a number of insurgent leaders and facilitators were also captured.

ISAF KILLS SENIOR TALIBAN LEADER

“Jamal” Killed in Baghlan Province
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that a senior Taliban leader who also had ties with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was killed during an operation in Baghlan province. Jamal, also known as Mullah Zabiullah, was involved in attacks on civilians in Baghlan and Takhar provinces. Three other insurgents were killed in the operation.

HAQQANI NETWORK LEADER TAKEN OUT

Sarwar Khan Taken Out by ISAF
By Harold Hutchison

A Haqqani Network leader was taken out during an operation in Paktiya province by ISAF forces. Sarwar Khan was involved in kidnapping individuals in Zurmat district, constructing improvised explosive devices and coordinating IED emplacement attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

DPMO Statement on Robertson/"Unclaimed"

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) reports that Sgt. 1st Class John H. Robertson, a U.S. serviceman who was lost in the Vietnam War, remains unaccounted for. All claims and alleged live sighting reports related to Robertson have been investigated, and found to be false.

FALLING FOR A POW HOAX?

Documentary Film To Be Shown at GI Film Festival
By Harold Hutchison

POW/MIA advocates believe that a film that will be shown – claiming an American missing in action from the Vietnam War is alive and well in Vietnam – has fallen for a hoax. According to the film Unclaimed, Master Sergeant John Hartley Robertson of the United States Army has been living in Vietnam for over four decades. Military records indicated that Master Sgt. Robertson was among five people killed when a CH-34 helicopter was shot down on 20 May, 1968.

POW/MIA

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ISAF CAPTURES FOUR TALIBAN LEADERS

Leader From Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Killed
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that it captured four Taliban leaders during operations in Afghanistan over the past three days. In addition, a Haqqani Network leader was captured, and a leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan was confirmed as killed. Two insurgent facilitators were also captured.

SHER ZAMAN KILLED!

ISAF Captures Two Other Taliban Leaders
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that Sher Zaman, a Taliban leader, was killed during an operation in Helmand province earlier this week. This marks the fourth Taliban leader confirmed killed in the last week of operations.

Sher Zaman was involved in responsible for purchasing and distributing IED components to other Taliban members for use in insurgent operations, and also participated in IED and small arms fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also provided intelligence to senior Taliban leaders.

BOSTON UPDATE

Suspects Planned Times Square Attack
By Harold Hutchison

The surviving suspect in the twin bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon admitted that he and his brother planned to set off similar bombs in Times Square in New Cork City. This came as controversy continued over the decision to Mirandize Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

SABOTAGED

Is a Decorated Combat Vet’s Career Being Sacrificed on the Altar of Political Correctness?
From the May 2013 issue of SOF
By Harold Hutchison

A CAREER IS HALTED

ISAF KILLS MULLAH ABDUL ZAHIR

Taliban Leader Taken Out!
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that forces under its command killed a Taliban leader during operations in Helmand province. Mullah Abdul Zahir was responsible for arranging large shipments of weapons and IED components into Helmand province for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and assassinations against Afghan National Security Force members while also providing intelligence to senior Taliban leaders.

TWO INSURGENT LEADERS WHACKED

Taliban, IMU, Lose Bigwigs
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed that a Taliban leader and a leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan were killed during operations over the last two days. Feda Mohammad and Mullah Hayatullah were killed during operations in Balkh and Kandahar provinces, respectively.

TWO MORE BIGWIGS NABBED

ISAF Captures Taliban Leader, Haqqani Facilitator
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF reported capturing two more insurgent bigwigs during operations in Afghanistan. The captures bring the total of killed or captured insurgent leaders and facilitators to six in the last four days.

The Taliban leader was captured in Helmand province. He controlled a cell of fighters responsible for a number of attacks against ISAF and Afghan forces in Helmand and Kandahar provinces, and also oversaw weapons facilitation in the area, trained suicide bombers, and served as an improvised explosive device expert.