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JUNE 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
AIMPOINT SIGHTS IN
Swedish Entrepreneur taps the global hunting and military markets with his sights. SOF brings an exclusive look into the company’s history.
By Dr. Martin Brass

SPECIAL REPORT
DID BATFE AID MEXICAN CARTELS?
A BATFE operation has allowed hundreds, if not thousands of firearms to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. However, several bloggers worked with whistleblowers to inform America of this scandalous conduct.

RAF Tornado Strike

Video from NATO Channel

CARTEL THREATENS AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT

A Mexican drug cartel has threatened to kill ICE agents and Texas Rangers, according to a bulletin issued to law enforcement agencies.

MAY 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

May 2011 Cover

COVER FEATURE
A BLACK HILLS SPECIAL RESPONSE TEAM IN ACTION
While the military’s elite forces have become legendary, domestic law enforcement agencies have those whom the cops call when they need help. Here, SOF provides a look into one special response team based in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
By Jeff Hoffman

AMERICA AT WAR
NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ENDANGERED BY INSUFFIECIENT MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING

US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller crafts March 28.

CBP AGENTS FORCED TO USE BEAN BAG ROUNDS

During the 14 December incident in which CBP agent Brian Terry was killed by gunmen as he and other agents responded to armed illegal immigrants near Nogales, Arizona, the CBP agents were required to use "bean bag" rounds in their shotguns, according to a FoxNews.com report.

SOF ENDORSES NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Once again SOF is endorsing a list of candidates for the NRA Board of Directors:

More on the Border Patrol BS

This comes from a former Border Patrol Supervisor:

Each and every Democratic administration I have worked under have authorized the hiring of extra BP Agents in order to show that they wanted to control the border. THEN each and every Democratic Administration I have worked under has instituted policies to assure that the agency is as ineffective as possible.

HOW TO CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN!

To look up who your Senators and Representative are, click this link.

You can also call the Capitol switchboard at (202)224-3121.

What Happened Near Nogales?

Agents in Nogales are talking, off the record, about what really happened in Peck Canyon the night of the firefight between armed Mexican cartel members and the BORTAC team. The brass in Nogales, Tucson, and DC is very worried about the facts getting out to the public and have issued a gag order on all agents. They are threatening agents that they will be fired if they are caught talking about the facts of Terry's murder.

A lot of tips are coming in from agents now through back-channels. They want the truth about Terry's murder to be known.

Bean bag bullets vs AK-47s...AZ policy??

Dear Fellow Former and Present Agents

Please allow me to interject a bit of perspective on this subject in hopes of clarifying the situation.

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Current Issue Table of Contents

AMERICA AT WAR
HOW A FIREFIGHT TURNED CONTROVERSIAL
The firefight between Marines and insurgents that took place in Haditha, Iraq, on 19 November, 2005, became very controversial. Marines won a firefight on the ground, but soon found themselves caught up in a public relations nightmare due to false accusations from those who did not support the troops or their mission.
By Harold Hutchison

THE CASE OF ILARIO PANTANO

Soldier of Fortune Turns 35

I always thought that if I wrote what went on behind the scenes of Soldier of Fortune magazine, it would, without a doubt, be a best seller. It would provide any adventurer, scam artist, drama queen, scandal addict and mad man the read of their lives, and I could retire in comfort. But, not now. Not yet.

For now, I will just relate what was no doubt the most tempestuous and threatening battle that Soldier of Fortune and its notorious publisher faced for decades and how I was dragged unwittingly into that bizarre world.

After Eight Victories Tuesday, Now The Work Begins

Fellow Veterans & Friends -

Thanks to your help, Vets for Freedom PAC helped elect eight pro-victory veterans to Congress, more than doubling the number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans serving in the House.

With eight victories among ten races, Vets for Freedom PAC leads the pack among veterans and military political action committees. Our winning candidates:

* Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (FL-22), Iraq, Afghanistan & Gulf wars

* Lieutenant Colonel Steve Stivers (OH-15), Iraq war

* Captain Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), Iraq & Afghanistan wars

Troops Don't Get Absentee Ballots, But Prisoners Do

According to a report from BigGovernment.com, while 35 counties have missed deadlines to send absentee ballots to troops who are fighting for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, prisoners who are incarcerated in Cook County are having much less trouble getting ballots. In fact, their absentee ballots are being hand-delivered to them!

The 2,600 inmates in Cook County appear to have been given far more consideration than the 2,600 soldiers from Illinois overseas.