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SOF Daily Update - 17 February, 2011

Two Insurgent Leaders Nabbed
Two leaders of the Hezb-e Islamic Gulbuddin were captured in separate operations in Afghanistan. One was captured in Khost province, the other in Parwan province.
http://www.sofmag.com/high-level-hezb-e-islamic-gulbuddin-leaders-captur...

SOF Daily Update, 16 February, 2011

Restoring Small Arms to Duty
While troops often need to recover from a deployment,t he same is also true for their weapons. Experts from Army Arsenals help refurbish the small arms the troops use, so they, too can go back to the front.
http://www.sofmag.com/special-team-restores-small-arms-fighting-condition

Communist Grinches Steal Christmas
In Vietnam, the persecution of Montagnard Christians continues. In incidents during the Christmas season, Vietnamese government thugs attacked several house churches.

SOF Daily Update - 15 February, 2011

Joint Patrol in Iraq
Iraqi Security Forces and American troops conducted a joint patrol in the city of Qara Qosh. The purpose of the patrol was to assess the security situation in the Iraqi city.
http://www.sofmag.com/isf-ghost-troops-patrol-streets-qara-qosh

Islamists Carry out a Purge in Turkey?

SOF Newsletter - 30 December, 2010

WHAT HAPPENED NEAR NOGALES?
The murder of USCBP Agent Brian Terry near Nogales, Arizona raises a lot of questions.
http://www.sofmag.com/what-happened-near-nogales

AK-47S VS. BEAN BAGS?
An open letter asks more questions about the incident in which USCBP Agent Brian Terry was killed.
http://www.sofmag.com/bean-bag-bullets-vs-ak-47saz-policy

TERROR PLOT THWARTED IN DENMARK
A terrorist plot in Denmark was thwarted by authorities, who described the attack as "imminent."

SOF Newsletter - 6 December, 2010

SOUTH KOREA HOLDS LIVE-FIRE EXERCISES
The South Korean military held a number of live-fire exercises in response to the North Korean attack on a South Korean island that killed four.
http://www.sofmag.com/south-korean-military-starts-live-fire-drills

PRAYER A CRIME IN VIETNAM
The Montgnard Foundation describes an attack on Christians praying.
http://www.sofmag.com/praying-crime-vietnam

USS ENTERPRISE PREPARED FOR DEPLOYMENT
USS Enterprise began its final preparations for its 21st deployment over the weekend.

SOF Newsletter - 3 December, 2010

WE WILL RETALIATE IF ATTACKED AGAIN, SOUTH KOREA SAYS
South Korea will retaliate if North Korea attacks again, a senior advisor to the South Korean President said.
http://www.sofmag.com/south-korea-retaliate-if-bombed-again

HIGH-RANKING ZETA MEMBER CAPTURED
One senior member of the Zetas drug cartel was captured by Mexican authorities, as the Mexican war against drug cartels continues.
http://www.sofmag.com/mexican-police-capture-alleged-zetas-drug-gang-boss

NEW RUNWAY AT FOB

SOF Newsletter - 2 December, 2010

SILVER STAR CEREMONY
Video of a ceremony where American military personnel are decorated for valor.
http://www.sofmag.com/silver-star-ceremony

UN: NO GUARANTEE THAT IRAN'S NUKE PROGRAM PEACEFUL
The head of the International Atomic Energy Association has states that he cannot confirm that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful.
http://www.sofmag.com/un-cannot-confirm-irans-nuclear-activities-are-pea...

C-17: AMERICAN WORKHORSE
The C-17 Globemaster III has become the workhorse for Air Mobility Command over the last 17 years.

SOF Newsletter - 1 December, 2010

AFGHAN SOLDIERS SAVE MARINE
When a Marine was wounded by a booby-trap, Afghan soldiers acted quickly to save his life.
http://www.sofmag.com/afghan-soldiers-help-save-life-marine

NEW CLOSE-AIR SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY
The Air Force is testing new technology to aid in providing close-air support for troops on the ground.
http://www.sofmag.com/digital-close-air-support-improvements-way

KNIFE RIGHTS AIDS NEW YORKER

SOF Newsletter - 30 November, 2010

IED LEADER CAPTURED
ISAF troops captured a kidnapper and IED leader in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/forces-detain-kidnapper-ied-leader-helmand

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM ADVANCES
North Korea claimed a major advance in its nuclear program in the wake of their attack on a South Korean island that killed four people.
http://www.sofmag.com/north-korea-claims-major-advance-nuclear-program

MARINES SEARCH AND DESTROY
Marines carried out a mission against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

SOF Newsletter - 29 November, 2010

EXERCISE ANNOUNCED, THEN CANCELLED
The Republic of Korea announced, then cancelled, a live-fire exercise on the disputed island that came under a North Korean artillery attack.
http://www.sofmag.com/south-korea-announces-then-cancels-new-military-drill

ARMY PREPARES FOR ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENTS
Across the United States, bases are carrying out exercises to prepare for the next active-shooter incident in the wake of the terrorist attack at Fort Hood.
http://www.sofmag.com/joint-exercise-tests-ability-handle-active-shooter...

SOF Newsletter - 24 November, 2010

EXERCISE ANNOUNCED
The United States and Republic of Korea announced joint naval exercises to take place later this month.
http://www.sofmag.com/naval-readiness-exercise-announced

CACHES CAPTURED
Coalition and Afghan forces captured weapon and IED caches during operations in southern and eastern Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/combined-forces-net-weapon-ied-component-caches

BEMBA TRIAL POLITICAL?
Supporters of a former Congolese rebel leader claimed his war crimes trial was more about politics than justice.

SOF Newsletter - 23 November, 2010

CHICOM PRESS MISREPORTS
The International Security Assistance Force issued a statement contradicting a claim by Xinhua News Agency that NATO Choppers flew into Pakistani airspace.
http://www.sofmag.com/nato-helicopters-did-not-cross-pakistan

NORTH KOREA SHELLS SOUTH KOREAN ISLAND
A major artillery barrage struck a South Korean island, killing two South Korean Marines.
http://www.sofmag.com/n-korea-shells-south-korean-island-killing-troops

TOP ISAF TARGET CAPTURED!

SOF Newsletter - 22 November, 2010

TACTICAL NUKES TO SOUTH KOREA?
A new North Korean nuclear plant may escalate the situation on the Korean peninsula. One possibility is that South Korea may request that American tactical nuclear weapons be kept on the peninsula again after a 19 year hiatus.
http://www.sofmag.com/s-korea-could-seek-deployment-us-tactical-nuclear-...

SHARPER EYE IN THE SKY
The E-3 Sentry is receiving a major upgrade - making America's eye in the sky much sharper.
http://www.sofmag.com/major-awacs-upgrade-begins

TALIBAN LEADER WHACKED!

SOF Editor - 18 November, 2010

GIUNTA INDUCTED
Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta was inducted into the Hall of Heroes, one day after receiving the Medal of Honor for his heroism during a firefight in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/giunta-inducted-pentagon-hall-heroes

RIVRON 3
Riverine Squadron Three began preparations for deployment in Virginia.
http://www.sofmag.com/rivron-3-prepares-deployment

HARD TIME FOR ARMED CRIME
Dave Workman reports on the Supreme Court upholding sentcing enhancements for using firearms during a crime.

SOF Newsletter - 16 November, 2010

MEDAL OF HONOR TO BE AWARDED
Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will be awarded the Medal of Honor today - the first living recipient in the Global War on Terror. We salute this American hero.
http://www.sofmag.com/reluctant-hero-become-first-living-moh-recipient-v...

ARMY'S NEW EXPLOSIVE RECOGNIZED
IMX-101, designed by Picatinny Arsenal to be a replacement for TNT, was recently recognized as one of 2010's best inventions.
http://www.sofmag.com/safer-explosive-tested-qualified-picatinny-named-t...

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