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MEET THE PATTON

America’s Old Tank Still Goes Strong
By SOF

Before the M1 Abrams, there was the M60 Patton. American troops found this tank to be a long-term standby during the Cold War – as well as during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. The tank also found itself widely exported, and it is still seeing service in the Middle East.

DID WE GET THE BASTARD?

UAV Strike Targeted Al-Shabab Bigwig
By SOF

A Labor Day UAV strike in Somalia targeted a gathering of al-Shabab leaders. However, one question is now burning: Did the strike take out the leader?

STRYKERS DO THEIR THING

GETTING THE MARINES THERE

Amphibious Assault Vessels of the Navy
By SOF

The Marines have long had a tradition of being America’s “911 Force.” However, there is one big question: How do you get the Marines there?

There are a number of answers to that question, but one of the major answers centers around the amphibious assault ships in service with the United States Navy. These vessels are probably some of the most deceptively powerful vessels in the world. When one looks at it, there are perhaps three aircraft carriers in the world more powerful than the Wasp-class amphibious assault ships.

WORST SOLDIERS IN THE WORLD?

AMIRLI RELIEVED BY IRAQI FORCES!

Germany, Australia, Arm Kurds
By SOF

Egyptian troops with Milan anti-tank missile 

A number of American air strikes helped Iraqi forces lift the siege of the town of Amirli over the Labor Day weekend. This comes as new concerns are being raised about the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) emerging on the Mexican border.

Mexican Paratrooper's Worst Nightmare

They Bleed Red White and Blue

They Bleed Red White and

END OF A LEGENDARY UNIT?

First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, which fought in major battles during World War II, Vietnam, and the War on Terror, is being deactivated today as part of a defense drawdown

1/9 Marines to be Deactivated
By SOF

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WHAT THE FBI ASSESSMENT DIDN’T MENTION

Islamist Terrorism Ignored
By SOF

Over a year after radicalized Moslems carried out a terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, the FBI’s national threat assessment with regards to domestic terrorism for that year still does not mention Islamist terror threats.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, a copy of the unclassified report, totaling 60 pages, focused on threats ranging from white supremacists to Puerto Rican nationalists to environmental and animal-rights extremists. The omission has drawn fire from some.

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CLOSE CALL IN THE GULF

Coast Guard Has Hostile Encounter With Iranian Boat
By SOF

A Coast Guard vessel had a hostile encounter with an Iranian patrol boat earlier this week in the Persian Gulf. Tensions had escalated to the point the Coast Guard vessel fired a warning shot.

According to a report by the Washington Times, an Iranian-flagged dhow had been in touch with the Coast Guard cutter Monomoy, an Island-class patrol boat, when communications suddenly ceased.