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QATAR GOES SHOPPING

Buys $11 Billion in Weapons
By SOF Editor

The Qatari military will be getting a lot of advanced hardware from the United States – as the Persian Gulf nation announced the purchase of a number of advanced weapon systems. The deal, signed at the Pentagon earlier this week, raised some controversy.

LAOADMASTER'S EYE VIEW!

UNSUNG HEROES: THE MAINTENANCE GUYS

Here are some unsung heroes: The maintenance crews with VMFA(AW)-242, the Bats, keeping the squadron's F/A-18D Hornets ready for action.

ICEBREAKER CARRIES OUT ARCTIC RESCUE!

COAST GUARD RESCUES FOUR!

REALLY? THE CHOPPING BLOCK GOES LIVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, with pink slips?

Troops Fighting Taliban Get Laid Off
By Harold Hutchison

Some company commanders on the front lines of Afghanistan are being given pink slips. The “reduction in force” measures are coming due to the “sequestration” cuts that were imposed in 2011.

JS Kirishima launches missile during RIMPAC 2014

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Marine Special Operations Command (MarSOC)

THE UNSTOPPABLE MARINES, watch this powerful video, watch it on full screen mode

THE LETHAL LANCER

Meet the B-1B
By Harold Hutchison

It is probably the most ignored of America’s strategic bombers. The older bomber is a flying legend, having served for almost six decades, and likely to serve for another two or three decades. The younger bomber is one of the most technologically advanced planes that has ever flown.

COAST GUARD SAVES SHIP NEAR ALASKA

ANOTHER CHICOM HYPERSONIC WEAPON?

ChiComs Text X-43 Knockoff
By Harold Hutchison

Roughly six months after testing the Wu-14 hypersonic missile, there are now reports that the ChiComs have been trying to develop a second hypersonic weapon. This system, though, will be more familiar to Americans, as it is a knockoff of an American system tested about ten years ago.

The X-43 being launched from a NASA B-52. The ChiComs are reportedly developing a knockoff of this system.
(NASA photo)

Ships Depart for Sea Phase, RIMPAC 2014

THE LAST OF ITS KIND

Meet USS Peleliu (LHA 5)
By Harold Hutchison

She is the last of her kind. Once, she and her sister ships were perhaps the most modern amphibious assault vessels in the world. Nowadays, she is the oldest of her type in active service. Her name is USS Peleliu.