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WHERE ARE THE LIMITS?

UAV Strikes Raise Serious Questions
By Harold Hutchison

PREDATORS AND REAPERS
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones have played a big role in the Global War on Terror. Since 11 September, 2001, they have become an almost indispensable tool in America’s counter-terrorism arsenal. But there have been major questions surrounding them. Where are the limits?

AFGHANISTAN: FIGHTING RIGHT: WHAT WENT RIGHT? WHAT WENT WRONG?

Fighting Right: What is working and what is not in Afghanistan
By Greger Stellan

Afghanistan is also far more complex than Iraq in terms of the kaleidoscope of ethno-linguistic groups, tribal dynamics, and difficult terrain. It’s a guerrilla war where the enemy is now using primarily terrorist tactics to fight us. This requires a long-term approach that could take decades to get to the point where we are not needed there.

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A BRITISH MERC, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, AND A FIREFIGHT

Robert Brown (RKB), Soldier of Fortune magazine publisher, and I have been writing his long awaited memoirs. Well actually, I have been writing them, since he has the attention span of three minutes max when it comes to grunt work. He is constantly finding scores of exciting distractions and places for us to seek more adventure.

KILL OR CAPTURE: THE HUNT FOR A CRAZED JIHADIST

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Article by Matthew Alexander

One Dead Monster, Another Rears His Ugly Head

JUSTICE IN ABBOTTABAD

DARING MAY DAY RAID
On 1 May, 2011, four helicopters carried members of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), formerly known as SEAL Team Six, on perhaps the biggest mission of the War on Terror. Their target: Usama bin Laden, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, the man responsible for the attacks on the United States of 11 September, 2001. Backing them up were three aircraft carriers and other forces, ready to act if Pakistan tried to interfere with the operation.

USS ENTERPRISE

A GROUND-BREAKING SHIP
The supercarrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is a futuristic-looking vessel. Although she has turned 50 years old, she is still a front-line combat vessel fighting the Global War on Terror.

Today, she carries four squadrons of multi-role fighters, along with specialist electronic-warfare and airborne early warning fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters. USS Enterprise is one of 11 nuclear-powered carriers in service with the United States Navy, and is capable of rapid response to a crisis.