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VOCAL GUN-GRABBER FACES WEAPONS CHARGES

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Leland Yee Pushed Wider Semi-Auto Ban
By Harold Hutchison

More details are emerging about the charges faced by Leland Yee, a California state senator who had sponsored and supported a wide array of gun-grabs. Among the charges Yee now faces are charges of weapons trafficking, reportedly to be done in return for campaign contributions, in an affidavit that almost reads like a cross between House of Cards and Sons of Anarchy.

END OF THE LINE FOR TOMAHAWK?

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Hellfire Also on the Chopping Block
By Harold Hutchison

The BGM-109 Tomahawk and the AGM-114 Hellfire are both on the chopping block in the latest proposal. Both munitions have been proven in conflicts like the War on Terror and Operation Desert Storm.

COMPLETING THE CRIMEAN LAND GRAB

Attack on Ukrainian Base Leaves at Least One Dead
By Harold Hutchison

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty formally annexing the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea into Russia. The annexation completes the land grab that began shortly after protests ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

ARES ARMOR RAIDED BY ATF!

F-Troop Seeks Customer List, “80 Percent” Receivers
By Harold Hutchison

Despite a restraining order, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives raided Ares Armor, a company that sells “80 percent lower receivers” to the general public. The raid came on the heels of a second raid targeting EP Armory, which made similar products.

SLASHING THE SENTRIES?

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E-3s Slated for Boneyard In Obama Budget
By Harold Hutchison

While much of the focus on the proposed budget cuts have been on troop numbers, or the A-10 Warthog, one other cut proposed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel could be devastating for the warfighters.

HE DOVE ON A GRENADE – AND LIVED

Kyle Carpenter to Receive Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

During the War on Terror, American servicemen have covered grenades with their own bodies to protect their comrades. Three of them, Army Private First Class Ross McGinnis, Master-At-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, and Marine Corporal Jason Dunham, who made the ultimate sacrifice, received the Medal of Honor posthumously. A fourth American serviceman, Marine Sergeant Rafael Peralta, controversially received the Navy Cross for covering a grenade in Iraq – with the possibility that he, too, could receive the Medal of Honor.

HELL ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL

In this excerpt from RKB's memoirs, Robert K. Brown goes on an expedition to find a species of cow that was reportedly extinct.

DUMP THE BOLT-ACTION

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The Military Needs to go All-Semi-Auto
By Harold Hutchison

MAKING SNIPERS DEADLIER
Snipers have played a huge role in the war on terror, and some have racked up some eye-popping totals in terms of kills. But in the War on Terror, especially early on, our snipers have been hobbled by the fact that they are limited to the M40 and M24 sniper rifles.

GUN-GRAB SHOWDOWN IN CONNECTICUT?

Police Sending Letters to Gun Owners
By Harold Hutchison

Gun owners in Connecticut are receiving letters from the State Police, informing them that they have to either surrender certain semi-automatic firearms, sell them, or take them out of state. Furthermore, a spokesman for the Connecticut State Police has said cops will take part in confiscation if so ordered.

According to report by Ammoland.com, the letters have been sent to at least two hundred gun owners. This comes as there is one estimate that at least 350,000 people have refused to register their guns.

COMMENTS ON THE M4 AND WANAT

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Allen West, Barrett Tillman Speak Out!
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of covering the controversy surrounding the performance of the Army’s M4 carbine, SOF has received comments from LTC Allen West, United States Army (Ret.), who also served n the House of Representatives, and author Barrett Tillman.

From LTC Allen West:

Bravo-Foxtrot-Oscar: Taliban will resurge after US drawdown

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By LTC Allen West, USA (Ret.)

Last week, the Pentagon issued a report based on an independent study on the future of Afghanistan. As reported in the Washington Free Beacon, the Taliban will resurge in Afghanistan following the drawdown of U.S. and allied troops in Afghanistan later this year.

That is what I call a Bravo-Foxtrot-Oscar (Blinding Flash of the Obvious).

SCREWING THE TROOPS?

Obama Ready To Decimate America’s Defenses
By Harold Hutchison

The Obama Administration is ready to gut America’s armed forces with deep cuts that include military pay and benefits, as well as dumping the entire force of A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support planes. The announcement is slated for Monday.

DID FAULTY RIFLES CAUSE CASUALTIES AT WANAT?

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Bloody Engagement Caught Up in M4 Controversy
By Harold Hutchison

The Battle of Wanat was one of the deadliest fights that American troops were involved in during Operation Enduring Freedom. Nine Americans died in the battle, fought on 13 July, 2008, when as many as 500 Taliban attacked an American base defended by 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Nuristan Province.

WERE TROOPS STUCK WITH A BAD RIFLE?

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Did Army Know About M4 Carbine Flaws?
By Harold Hutchison

Could flaws in the M4 carbine have been corrected before American troops went into battle during the War on Terror? One retired general is claiming that the M4 is “virtually useless.”

HAVE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT CAUSED CASUALTIES?

SOF Wants to Hear From You!
By Harold Hutchison

Are American troops being placed in harm’s way by rules of engagement adopted by the Obama Administration? According to the parents of a SEAL killed in the downing of Extortion 17, a CH-47, the answer is yes.