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ISAF forces conduct airstrike against insurgents responsible for downing CH-47

Coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents involved with the recent downing of the CH-47 helicopter, with a precision airstrike in Chak District, Wardak province, Aug 9.

The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members.

Special operations mission targeted Taliban leader in Tangi Valley

Thirty eight coalition members were killed, Aug. 6, when a coalition CH-47 crashed while on a mission that targeted a Taliban leader in the Tangi Valley, Sayyidabad District, Wardak province.

The helicopter was reportedly fired on by an insurgent rocket-propelled grenade while transporting the U.S. service members and commandos to the scene of an on-going engagement between ISAF and insurgents forces.

The U.S. service members on board included five aircrew and 25 personnel from the U.S. Special Operations Command.

CHINOOK DOWN!

A SOF source in the Spec Ops community in Afghanistan reports that the unofficial word is that the Chinook carrying a spec ops unit composed mostly of SEALs was brought down by a close low-level, line-of-sight round from a RPG-7...

SEPTEMBER 2011 Table of Contents

COVER FEATURE
LIONS OF KANDAHAR
A Special Forces ODA, with Afghan troops, lights up a Taliban stronghold in Kandahar province.
By Rusty Bradley

SPECIAL REPORT
GUN RUNNER EXPLODES

Statement of the National Rifle Association of America

Mr. Chairman, thank you for this brief opportunity to address the committee. I am Wayne LaPierre and for 20 years now, I have served as Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association of America.

RKB on WoGResistance Radio!

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Time to Close Down the ATF

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has shone a spotlight on the criminal behavior of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commonly referred to as the ATF. At a hearing last week, Issa took on Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich by asking him: “Who authorized this program that was so felony stupid it got people killed.”

Firearms Industry Warns Retailers of Anti-gun Survey

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for America's firearms industry -- is urging extreme caution should retailers decide to participate in a firearms licensee survey being distributed by anti-gun researcher and activist Garen Wintemute and his colleagues at the University of California at Davis. A letter accompanying the survey, signed by Dr. Wintemute, claims the aim of their research is to better understand "the unique perspective of firearms licensees on important social issues and the firearms business itself."