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Al QAIDA JOINS THE PIRACY CLUB , HIJACKS A PAKISTANI SHIP, U.S. Navy On Alert

Claims Frigate Was Seized
By SOF

Al-Qaeda’s new South Asia affiliate claimed to have hijacked a Pakistani warship, and to have used it in an attempted attack on American ships. The attack, which took place on 6 September, reportedly failed.

An American destroyer in the Pacific. Were U.S. ships the target of an al-Qaeda plot?
(U.S. Navy photo)

VIETNAM VETS HONORED

Two Receive Long-Delayed Medals of Honor
By SOF

Two Vietnam veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic acts that had been lost in history. The medals were presented on 15 September to Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and surviving family members of Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat.

COVERT BOOTS ON THE GROUND?

Former CIA & NSA Director Says 5,000 Could Go
By SOF

Retired Air Force General Michael Hayden, a former CIA and NSA Director, has said that as many as 5,000 Americans could end up fighting the Islamic State as “boots on the ground.” Hayden’s comments came as he slammed the Obama Administration’s plan for defeating the terrorist group.

TERROR GROUPS ALL CONNECTED

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As the United States prepares for war against the Islamic State, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that the terrorist group that has been rampaging through Iraq and Syria is tied to other groups around the world.

F/A-18 FLIGHT OPERATIONS

THE SNAKE THEORY OF WARFARE

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NOTE: WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE END.

The Differential Theory of US Armed Forces (Snake Model) upon encountering a snake in the Area of Operations (AO):

1. Infantry: Snake smells them, leaves area.

2. Airborne: Lands on and kills the snake.

3. Armor: Runs over snake, laughs, and looks for more snakes.

4. Aviation: Has Global Positioning Satellite coordinates to snake. Can't find snake. Returns to base for refuel, crew rest and manicure.

JUST HOW BIG IS THE ISLAMIC STATE?

CIA Reports Terrorist Group Larger Than Thought
By SOF

Estimates of the number of fighters the Islamic State, which has also been known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have been far too low. That is the conclusion of new intelligence assessments.

TRAILER FOR LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

RAPID RESPONSE, OR DON'T SHOOT AT BRAVO BATTERY'S FOB

What happens when the Taliban tries to take a cheap shot at Forward Operating Base Lightning?

Watch the video to find out!

ISIS BENEFITING FROM SNOWDEN REVELATIONS

Terror Group Uses Data from Disclosure to Avoid Detection
By SOF

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has been benefiting from data disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Other terrorist groups may be benefiting from the massive disclosures as well.

According to a report by the Washington Times, former officials in the intelligence community have reported that the terrorist groups must have studied documents released by the self-proclaimed whistleblower, who worked with journalist Glenn Greenwald.

GODANE CONFIRMED DEAD

UAV Strike Monday Whacked Terrorist
By SOF

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the Department of Defense confirmed that the leader of al-Shabaab was killed as the result of an air strike carried out on Labor Day by an unmanned aerial vehicle.

DID WE GET THE BASTARD?

UAV Strike Targeted Al-Shabab Bigwig
By SOF

A Labor Day UAV strike in Somalia targeted a gathering of al-Shabab leaders. However, one question is now burning: Did the strike take out the leader?

AMIRLI RELIEVED BY IRAQI FORCES!

Germany, Australia, Arm Kurds
By SOF

Egyptian troops with Milan anti-tank missile 

A number of American air strikes helped Iraqi forces lift the siege of the town of Amirli over the Labor Day weekend. This comes as new concerns are being raised about the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) emerging on the Mexican border.

SUPER HORNET FLIGHT OPS