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US Navy P-3C, USAF A-10 and USS Barry Engage Libyan Vessels

A U.S. Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft, U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52), engaged Libyan Coast Guard vessel Vittoria and two smaller crafts March 28.

U.S. Navy Disrupts Pirate Attempt In Arabian Sea

U.S. Naval forces disrupted a pirate attack on M/V Falcon Trader II, a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, after it reported it had been attacked by pirates March 24.

All 20 Filipino crew members of the Falcon Trader II are safe and in control of the vessel.

3rd LAR Marines Strike Key Insurgent Border Hub

Video by Regional Command Southwest

Combat Footage

Video by 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

F-15E incident in Libya; crew recovered

Two crew members ejected from their U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle when the aircraft experienced equipment malfunction over northeast, Libya, March 21, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Both crew members ejected and are safe.

The aircraft, based out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, was flying out of Aviano Air Base in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn at the time of the incident.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

The identities will be released after the next of kin have been notified.

International Coalition Strikes Libyan Air Defenses

As part of an international coalition force aimed at stopping the violence against Libyan civilians, U.S. military ships, submarines and aircraft commenced strikes against military sites and surface-to-air defense systems along the Libyan coast March 19.

The purpose of these strikes is to set the conditions for the international coalition to establish a no-fly zone over Libya and to take measures to prevent attacks on the Libyan people, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

CBP AGENTS FORCED TO USE BEAN BAG ROUNDS

During the 14 December incident in which CBP agent Brian Terry was killed by gunmen as he and other agents responded to armed illegal immigrants near Nogales, Arizona, the CBP agents were required to use "bean bag" rounds in their shotguns, according to a FoxNews.com report.

APRIL 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER FEATURE
FIVE ROUNDS of DEATH
Corporal Dakota Meyer of the United States Marine Corps had a bad feeling about the mission, figuring that they would not be sipping tea. It started a chain of events that would include an attempt to rescue trapped Marines.
By Bing West

AMERICA AT WAR
THE CHINA BOYS AT ATTLEBORO, PART II

Libya: Gadhafi has History of Using Mercenaries

There have been numerous reports that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is using mercenaries to try to quell the unrest in his country. It wouldn’t be the first time he’s employed outside fighters.

Retired army Lt. Col. Robert Brown is editor and publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine. It reports on what it calls “news and adventure.” The magazine’s editorial policy is stated as pro-military, pro-strong U.S. defense, pro-police and pro-veteran.

Brown says Mr. Gadhafi has a history of using mercenaries.