Home
Military Watches
Find us on Facebook

JUNE 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly VersionSend to a FriendSend to a Friend

COVER STORY
AFGHANISTAN: THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES
Operation Enduring Hell Backfires
The War on Terror started out in Afghanistan, but what has Operation Enduring Freedom meant for the United States? SOF talks with two Afghans who have been involved in the fighting for years.
By Dr. Martin Brass

AMERICA AT WAR
FIRST DAY, LAST MISSION
A Vietnam veteran describes a close call on his last mission, one that involved going into Cambodia.
By George Abernathy

THE WAR ON TERROR MOVIE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
Hollywood movies on the War on Terror have been against it – and have flopped at the box office. However, Act of Valor, the Hollywood hit, treats the troops as heroes, and is doing well at the box office.
By Harold Hutchison

BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN AFGHANISTAN: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A reservist serving in northern Afghanistan describes his first impressions of the country.
By Ross Elder

SOF SAVES AFGHAN COMMANDER
An Afghan commander tells how SOF saved his forces from destruction by the Soviets.
By Dr. Martin Brass

FEATURES
ALERT: CHINAʼS NAVAL BUILDUP: HOW SERIOUS IS THE THREAT?
The People’s Liberation Army Navy is building up. Just how much of a threat is this new buildup to the United States?
By Harold Hutchison

ARE IRON SIGHTS DEAD?
Iron sights seem to be fading. Bob Pilgrim describes how Trijicon’s products are sending the traditional iron sights to the scrapheap.
By Bob Pilgrim

SOF PROVING GROUND: THE KRISS SUPER-V SYSTEM
Gary Paul Johnston tries out a new submachine gun from Kriss Arms, which may very well revolutionize the weapon class.
By Gary Paul Johnston

THE AIMPOINT TEAMʼS HUNTING FEVER
Aimpoint is best known for military optics, but their optics are also used for hunting. Aimpoint staffers relate how they made some trophy shots.
By Dr. Martin Brass

SHOT SHOW 2012 – PART TWO
More stuff from the 2012 SHOT Show – including items from Tapco, Surefire, Buffer Technologies, RM Equipment, Aimpoint, Kahr Arms, Swatscope, MKS, Blackhawk, Condor Outdoors, and Military Products, Inc.

LARUE RANGE DAY
RKB gets some trigger time at the SHOT Show’s Range Day!
By Robert K. Brown

COLUMNS
FLAK
Who Really Lost Vietnam; The Navy?; Gang Graffiti; Argentina Update; Forgotten Vets; What’s Up with Kony 2012?

COMMAND GUIDANCE
MEDEVAC Update
By Harold Hutchison

BULLETIN BOARD
Box Office Comparison; Want To Buy A Cobra?; Troops Forced to Wear Pregnancy Simulators?; USS Vicksburg to Retire Early?; Geotagging Costs America Apaches; Concealed Carry Wins in Court; 82nd Airborne Spur Ceremony Interrupted; New Negevs; SOF Mysteries

TERRORISM SITREP
El Gordo Captured; Breitbart Dies; Gas Prices Climb; Iran Tied to Bombings in New Delhi and Bangkok; Drug Related Murders in Mexico up by 193 Percent; Video Exposes Kony; Danish Hostage Rescue!; American Jihadist In Over His Head; Mexican Cartels Move to Caribbean; New Guerilla Group in El Salvador; Zawahiri Calls for Revolt; Thailand, Human and Sex Trafficking Out of Control
By Dr. Martin Brass

COMMON SENSE
Afghanistan Ambivalence
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)