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BOKO HARAM RAMPAGING

More Girls Kidnapped, Towns Fall to Terror Group
By SOF

While the world’s attention has been focused on the Islamic State, one of its allies has been making advances of its own thousands of miles away. Boko Haram is trying to advance on the capital of the Nigerian state of Borno.

According to a report from Breitbart News, Boko Haram, whose name means “Western Education is sinful,” has been taking towns in northern Nigeria, and going on a rampage of kidnapping and destruction.

THE OTHER PISTOLS OF THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT

The M11 And a Supporting Cast
By SOF

While the M9 (night-time qualification pictured left) gets most of the attention among pistols used by the United States military, it is not the only such pistol used. The United States military has other pistols in service, some of which are old, some not so old.

One of the more common pistols aside from the M9 is the M11. Like the M9, it is a variation on a European “wondernine” pistol. While the M9 was based on the Beretta Model 92, the M11 is  based on the SIG Sauer P228. Both pistols fire the 9x19mm NATO round, but their standard magazines are different: The M9 uses a 15-round magazine, while the M11 used a 13-round magazine. The M11A1, first issued in 2012, went with a 15-round magazine.

ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS TWITTER

Microblogging Site Deleted Accounts Tied to Terror Group
By SOF

A terrorist group allied with the Islamic State has targeted employees of a major social network over the deletion of accounts ties to the Islamic State.

According to a report by Breitbart News, Twitter was targeted in a series of tweets tied to an account held by Al Nusra Al Maqdisia, which pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, which was formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

A.R.M.S.® #41™-B-L Silhouette™

Folding Front Sight with integral gas block. Fits Standard size AR15 (750) barrel, and has bayonet lug. 100% MADE IN THE USA.

The NEW A.R.M.S.® #41™-B-L SILHOUETTE™ Front Folding Sight solves the problem of trying to fold the well known triangle shape of the conventional non folding front sights. Barrel mounted in place. Utilizes a rugged spring loaded angled support system to eliminate getting caught up in brush and other combat hazards. Made of steel and also uses the standard front sight post. Pat. Nos. US7,721,482B1, and D588,228.

US Army SMDC - High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator Testing Against UAVs & Mortars

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command for the first time used a vehicle mounted high energy laser to successfully engage more than 90 mortar rounds and several unmanned aerial vehicles in flight.

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!

SERBU’S .50 CALIBER BFG 50A

Breaking the Ice in a Big Way!
By Gary Paul Johnston

It’s no secret that long-range rifles in .50 BMG caliber (12.7x99mm) are the rage for competition, as well as law enforcement roles. Generally weighing between 20 and 40 pounds, these big bore rifles are semi-portable, and not for the faint of heart. Without efficient muzzle brakes, “.50s” could hardly be fired from the shoulder, and even with the best brakes, there is no mistaking that you are behind a big gun!

The .50 calibers come in a variety of operating systems, including single shots, bolt action repeaters and self-loading. Some of the single-shot .50s are actually conversions that replace the upper receiver groups of an AR-15 lower receiver, and these can be had in both single shot and bolt action repeaters, the latter having the magazine protrude out the left side and eject out the right.

MEET AL-SHABAAB'S NEW TOP TANGO

Ahmed Godane’s Replacement Named
By SOF

The Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab has named a replacement for its leader, Ahmed Godane, who was killed in a Labor Day UAV strike. The news comes as a scandal involving AU troops in Somalia broke.

BOSTON BOMBERS TIED TO ISIS?

New Details Emerge About Other Attendees At Mosque Tsarnaev Brothers Attended
By SOF

The mosque attended by suspected Boston Marathon bombers, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was attended by a number of other individuals tied to terrorist movements and plot, including a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS).

RUSSIAN BOMBERS SIMULATE ATTACK ON U.S.

Bears Carry Out Simulated Cruise Missile Attack
By SOF

Two Russian bombers carried out a simulated cruise missile attack on the United States last week. The simulated attack came in the context of statements from one Russian general, seeking the establishment of doctrine allowing preemptive nuclear strikes on the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

JIHADI CALL TO ARMS: How the U.K. Became An Exporter of Jihadists

The murderous terrorist who stood over American journalist James Foley had a British accent.

A Commando Raid, A Dry Hole, Televised Beheadings, What Then, War?

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A Commando Raid, A Dry Hole, Televised Beheadings, What Then, War?

Delta Force Commanders had been practicing for the risky raid into hostile territory in the United States for weeks. The Syrian Government, a target of the Obama Administration for several years, had to be kept in the dark. The mission: Rescue James Foley and Steven Scotloff, two free-lance journalists and any other hostages the Islam State group in Syria was holding. The target: the oil complex Raqqa and a base named Bin Laden in Syria where the hostages were reportedly held for months.

The Sexy French Dassault Super Etendard Striker Fighter Aircraft

The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard (Étendard is French for "battle flag") is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy. The aircraft is a second generation of the Étendard IVM that was launched in October 1974 . French Super Étendards have gone to war in Kosovo War, the War in Afghanistan and the military intervention in Libya.

CUBAN INTELLIGENCE AT AMERICAN COLLEGES

Castro Regime Recruiting Spies, Agents of Infuence
By SOF

The Cuban intelligence service is targeting American colleges – and using them to recruit spies and agents of influence. This is the conclusion of a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, Cuban intelligence agencies have been active on American college campuses, seeking to recruit intelligence assets. “Cuban intelligence services (CuIS) are known to actively target the US academic world for the purposes of recruiting agents, in order to both obtain useful information and conduct influence activities,” the report stated.