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Syria Shelling Kills 19, Including 2 Western Journalists

Relentless Syrian shelling Wednesday in the opposition stronghold of Homs has killed at least 19 people including two Western journalists, as government forces escalated attacks on rebel bases.

The French government identified the dead reporters as Marie Colvin, a prominent American war correspondent working for Britain's Sunday Times newspaper, and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik. Activists said several other journalists were wounded in the attack on a makeshift media center in the rebel-held Baba Amr district of Homs.

IS OBAMA REVEALING TOO MUCH?

President Barack Hussein Obama has been revealing the secrets of the special operations community for political gain, a former SEAL claims. In a commentary in the Wall Street Journal, Leif Babin takes his former Commander-in-Chief to task for revealing how Navy SEALs operate, potentially endangering the elite soldiers.

BLEEDING OUT FOR POLITICS

History has been made in Iraq and Afghanistan, and unless you are a security contractor or special ops troop, your long months away from home and your family are quickly coming to an end. Our servicemen and women have fought an extraordinary fight against impossible odds and reestablished America’s military prowess around the world.

We’ve learned a great deal in the last 10 years of war, like the immediate power of miscommunication from the battlefield, or the importance of committing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) drone aircraft to an area before going in blind.

Army statement on MEDEVAC issue

"Recent news items about the use of Army medical evacuation, or MEDEVAC, helicopters in Afghanistan contain troubling information. The reporting suggests that putting red crosses on MEDEVACs, and not arming them somehow, is putting injured Soldiers' lives at risk. The facts do not support these assertions for several reasons.

WEST SPEAKS OUT ON VIDEO

Representative Allan West (R-FL), a combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, spoke up on the controversial video in which Marines allegedly urinated on dead Taliban. West said in a statement to the Weekly Standard, “All these over-emotional pundits and armchair quarterbacks need to chill. Does anyone remember the two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who were beheaded and gutted in Iraq?

FEBRUARY 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
SOF AND MERCS ENGAGE WITH RHODESIAN TERRORISTS
RKB and other members of the SOF team went to Rhodesia looking for some action; they found it alright. The motley crew engaged with some of the terrorists that roamed the Rhodesian bush.
By Dr. Martin Brass

AMERICA AT WAR
LIFE ON PATROL BASE BOLDAK

Taliban Attack on Patrol Base

Video by Regional Command Southwest

Marine Corps statement on Cpl. Meyer's Medal of Honor

We are personally very disappointed in the McClatchy Newspaper’s decision to publish the article, “Marines Promoted Inflated Story for Medal of Honor Winner” alleging that the Marine Corps embellished Cpl. Dakota Meyer’s story. We firmly stand behind the Medal of Honor process and the conclusion that this Marine rightly deserved the nation’s highest military honor.