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FEBRUARY 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COVER FEATURE
CAPTURE/KILL MISSION
America’s special operations forces are fighting and dying in Afghanistan. One of their deadly missions is recounted in this extract from Oliver North’s book, American Heroes in Special Operations.
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

MEXICO TAKES ON THE CARTELS
South of the border, Mexico is waging a fight against drug cartels that have brought the violence to the doorstep of the United States. They are succeeding, but the drug lords who survive are the worst of the worst.
By Ed Head

THE CARGO BOMBS
Al-Qaeda’s latest attack on the United States was stunning in its potential implications for the American economy.
By Harold Hutchison

HANG ON, RECON, WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU
Project Delta involved American Special Forces on deep-penetration missions into hostile territory. When these small units were found by the enemy, they often needed help – fast.
By R.C. Morris

FEATURES
OF MERCENARIES, FIRING SQUADS, AND OTHER FUN THINGS
In the second part of a series about a mercenary pilot’s adventures working for Libya’s Muammar Khadaffi, “George
C.” describes a standoff.
By “George C.”
Exclusive to the Print Edition

LASER DEVICES MAKING WARRIORS MORE EFFECTIVE
Having a firearm is one thing – being able to hit the target is another. Laser Devices provides shooters with their new
green laser sights.
By SOF Staff
Exclusive to the Print Edition

THE WORLD’S ASSAULT RIFLES
A new book on assault rifles from around the world is out. Eric S. Kincel, founder of VLTOR, reviews this history by
Gary Paul Johnston and Thomas Nelson.
By Eric S. Kincel

H-S PRECISION .338 LAPUA MAGNUM
The .338 Lapua Magnum was the cartridge used in the world’s longest sniper shot. H-S Precision has made a rifle
in this powerful cartridge, and Bob Pilgrim puts this rifle through its paces.
By Bob Pilgrim

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
RKB’s Politically Incorrect Thoughts
By Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

FLAK
Congratulations on 35 Years; Mackenzie Memories; Urban Legend – Busted!; Thank You; Rehabilitated?; To Dr. Brass; No Negotiations; 35 Years… Time Flies; Meeting “Gunny”; Looking Forward to the 45th Anniversary; Avatar Pro-Marine?

BULLETIN BOARD
Firearms Safety Message Censored!; KSU President Visits Troops; Honor Flight Network; A Better Option?; Castro Vs. Tea Party; Time for Gates to Go; How To Handle the Westboro Freaks; They Both Win!

TERRORISM SITREP
Was it a Chinese Missile Launch off the Coast of LA?; Elite CIA Killer Teams to Yemen?; Hugo’s 200,000 Bolvarian Militia; First U.S. Piracy Trial in a Century; Terrorists Tours the U.K. Ordering Assassinations of Infidels. Danes Blow Up Pirates’ Ship; Obama Strategy for Gitmo Trials Backfires; 1,000 Militants in Germany?; Arms Dealer Extraordinaire Bout Extradited; Talks With Taliban Fail; Hezbollah Takeover of Lebanon Coming?; 200 Gangs in Juarez; Axis of Terror?; Russia’s Drug Addicts Drive Putin’s Afghan Policy
By Dr. Martin Brass

AFRICA SITREP
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Winning?; Chinese Attacked in Angola; Muslim Brotherhood Roundup in Egypt; Chinese Bullets Used in Darfur Attack; Rwandan War Criminal Headed to the Hague; Kenya Soft on Piracy?; China’s Economic Imperialism on the Continent.
By Dr. Martin Brass

ADVENTURE QUARTERMASTER
The latest from Aimpoint, Armalite, 7.62 Designs, MTM, Kifaru, Maxpedition, RM Equipment, SOG Armory, and Revision Eyewear!

COMMON SENSE
What Are They Thinking?
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)