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AL-QAEDA INSTRUCTOR TRIGGERS THE ND FROM HELL

Al-Qaeda Instructor Scores 22 Own Goals In Negligent Detonation…
By Harold Hutchison

At least 22 people were killed when an instructor training would-be murder-suicide bombers accidentally set off a device. The location was also used to store explosives and materials.

According to multiple media reports, the blast, which occurred north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in the town of Samara, also wounded fifteen would-be members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an al-Qaeda affiliate once headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Eight would-be members were captured by Iraqi authorities.

UPDATE ON EARLIER AFGHANISTAN STORY: MILITARY WORKING DOG A POW?

SOF has inquired about Taliban claims to have captured a military working dog, and received the following statement from the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force:

"We can confirm that a military working dog went missing following an ISAF mission in December, 2013. It is ISAF policy to defer identification to the appropriate national authorities."

DRESS REHEARSAL FOR TERRORISM?

Power Station Attack Raises Alarms
By Harold Hutchison

An attack on a San Jose, California power station that disabled several transformers via the use of a sniper rifle is being viewed as a harbinger of more serious attacks. The attack is seen as a new threat to the country’s electric grid.

OBAMA’S KILLING FIELDS

Is Obama to Blame for Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq?
By Lt. Col. Allen West, United States Army (Ret.)
Accuracy in Media

“THOSE WHO FAIL TO LEARN FROM HISTORY”
As President Obama returns from a well deserved and earned two-week vacation in Hawaii – ok, being quite facetious here – I wonder if he did any reflection between rounds of golf. And why is it that the First Lady remained in Hawaii to celebrate her 50th birthday?

NUCLEAR SHOWDOWN: EGYPT: THE 1956 CRISIS

Article by Spencer Vann

A Soldier's Silent Night

LEAD SMELTERS, THE EPA AND GUN CONTROL

What is the Deal with Doe Run?
By Harold Hutchison

The announcement by the Doe Run Company that it would be closing its primary lead smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri, due to regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency that were enacted in 2008, engendered a very strong reaction from supporters of the Second Amendment. In a release on 25 October, 2013, about the closing of the facility, the NRA-ILA noted that it was the only primary lead smelter in the country.

RKB's Appearance on Gun Talk

RKB's appearance on Gun Talk with Tom Gresham is now available:

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ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE "NUCLEAR OPTION"

Below is the vote on the "nuclear option" which will allow Barack Obama to pack the courts with anti-gun judges. See below to find out how your Senator voted.

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RKB TO APPEAR ON GUN TALK!

SOF Editor/Publisher Robert K. Brown will appear on Gun Talk with Tom Gresham to discuss his memoirs, I Am Soldier of Fortune on 24 November.

Gun Talk airs on Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern time. RKB's appearance is slated to occur at 3:30 PM.

Go to www.guntalk.com to see if a local radio station carries this show, or to download a podcast after the show airs.

RKB on NPR!

Robert K. Brown, former Green Beret, who was kicked out of Special Forces twice, talks about finding his true calling as a publisher. He launched an upstart magazine called Soldier of Fortune, which pushed the bounds of journalism to its limits. His book I Am a Soldier of Fortune: Dancing with Devils tells his own story, taking the readers into combat zones with him and his daring combat journalists.

FIREFIGHT AT FOB PIRELLI

By Alex Quade

Diyala Province, Iraq — Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (A-Team) 072 rolled into the village. It was dead quiet. Nothing moved. Suddenly, “squirters”—people running away from the village and cars leaving at a high rate of speed. Clearly, something of interest was in that village.

WHAT BRIGADIER GENERAL DALE WHITE SAYS ABOUT RKB’S MEMOIRS

Fifty Years of History Revealed
By Harold Hutchison

In a review at the Washington Times, retired Brigadier General Dale White has lauded Robert K/ Brown’s memoirs, I am Soldier of Fortune.

“Each issue of Soldier of Fortune — circulation 1 million plus — is iconic to readers of a special stripe: veterans, active duty, special operators, mercenaries, gun lovers, law enforcement, adventurers, survivalists and those wish they were any of those. It's not unusual for a combat veteran to admit he got his first glimpse of what he could become in the pages of SOF,” White wrote.

TROUBLE AT 8TH AND I?

Marine Corps Commandant Accused of Unlawful Command Influence
By Harold Hutchison

Did the Commandant of the Marine Corps engage in unlawful command influence during the investigation into Marines who were seen on video urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban? That is the question a number of former military officers who served as JAGs are now asking.

DHS/FBI ALERT COULD TARGET GUN COLLECTORS

Cite Ownership of Many Guns As Suspicious
By Harold Hutchison

A joint Homeland Security/FBI report issued this part August appears to be sliming gun collectors as potential terrorists. The alert citing the Norwegian gunman who killed over 70 people, came months after Obama’s gun-grabbing agenda was beaten back in the United States Senate.