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AMERICA AT WAR
HOW A FIREFIGHT TURNED CONTROVERSIAL
The firefight between Marines and insurgents that took place in Haditha, Iraq, on 19 November, 2005, became very controversial. Marines won a firefight on the ground, but soon found themselves caught up in a public relations nightmare due to false accusations from those who did not support the troops or their mission.
By Harold Hutchison

THE CASE OF ILARIO PANTANO
The Haditha Marines were not the first to be the subject of false allegations. The case of Ilario Pantano in an incident from 2004 also showed how Iraqi insurgents tried to use the media to win a fight.
By Harold Hutchison

OF MERCENARIES, FIRING SQUADS, AND OTHER FUN THINGS
“Vlado” left the Air Force after the Vietnam War, where he flew B-52s and F-4s. After that, he soon found himself signing up to fight for Muammar Qaddafi.
By George C.

ECO-TERROR IN AMERICA
While the threat of terror from Islamic extremists or right-wing political extremists gets a lot of press, another variety of terrorism has been active for three decades, and has been widely ignored by the mainstream media. Eco-terrorism has been causing untold damage to lawful businesses, and the
threat is getting worse.
By Harold Hutchison

FEATURES
IS VENEZUELA’S CHAVEZ BONKERS?
Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been in the news with many off-the-wall statements. But what is behind them? A journalist who has covered Latin America for many years looks into Hugo’s background,
and comes up with a very unsettling answer.
By Jay Mallin

ILLEGAL ALIENS’ SANCTUARY CITIES IN AMERICA
One of the more appalling aspects of the debate on illegal immigration is the fact that some cities have openly announced defiance of federal law. As part of a series on the immigration debate, retired Border Patrol Chief J.William Carter discusses so-called “sanctuary cities” and how to deal with them.
By Chief J.William Carter, USBP (Ret.)

AMBUSHED IN BURMA, PART 2
In Burma, some former U.S. service members have been training the troops of the Karen National Union, enabling them to fight off the genocidal push of the Burmese junta. The KNU troops have been holding out for six decades, but the Burmese dictatorship is closing in on them.
By Ian Maxwell Sterling

NEW FROM DANIEL DEFENSE
While some companies producing AR-15 rifles are well-known, there are other companies that produce fine rifles. One such company is Daniel Defense, out of Georgia. Gary Paul Johnston gives super high marks to the top-of-the-line M4d3.
By Gary Paul Johnston

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
Afghanistan’s ROEs and WWII Firearms
By Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

FLAK
“A Man Among Men” Remembers, Article for Glenn Beck, Rally for the Hmong, SOF Convention?, Best
Cover Ever?

BULLETIN BOARD
New Terror Alliance?, NRA Draws Fire for Loyalty, Feds Defend Stolen Valor Act, Rallies Against Feds’ Misconduct, 26th MEU Takes on a Tiny Enemy, New Chopper for the Marines

SWAT TALK
The SLA Shootout… Lessons Learned
By Gary Paul Johnston

TERRORISM SITREP
Merkel Declares Multiculturalism Failed, Shit Bombs a New Weapon, Iran Becomes OPEC President, New Security Council Members, Did FBI Ignore Mumbai Warnings?, Treason From Code Pink?, British Defense Cuts Threaten NATO, Support for War in Afghanistan Tanks
By Dr. Martin Brass

ADVENTURE QUARTERMASTER
LaRue Tactical's Magazine, Mission First Tactical Launches, Ruger SR40, Cyclops Nexus HID, Olympic Arms Pretty In Pink, Alpine F1 Fireball

COMMON SENSE
On Winning
By Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)