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COMMON SENSE: Chasing Olympic Gold

Chasing Olympic Gold WASHINGTON -- At the conclusion of the 1939 movie "Gone With the Wind," Vivien Leigh, playing Scarlett O'Hara, defers decision on what to do about the major crisis in her life with this sentence: "After all, tomorrow is another day." Unfortunately, the Obama White House seems to have adopted Scarlett's decision-making process for the war in Afghanistan. Note to the O-Team: Kabul isn't Tara -- and Americans are dying while the commander in chief dithers. On Wednesday, Sept. 30, a full month after Gen.

Deadline looms for comment on Seattle handgun ban; press laziness continues

Seattle deadline looms for comment on proposed gun ban; press laziness continues We look at three situations: Mayor Greg "Lame Duck" Nickels' anti-gun campaign, the reporting screw-up on Tacoma's Bull's Eye Shooter Supply story, and the botch

THE F-22'S FIRST DOGFIGHT

MEET THE RAPTOR

The F-22 Raptor is widely described as the best fighter in the world. First flown in 1997 (the prototype YF-22 first flew in 1990), it entered service in 2005 and has dominated in exercises.

 

THE RUSSIAN AND CHICOM F-22S

CLOSING THE GAP

Russia and China could not help but have been worried in the wake of Operation Desert Storm. During that war, the Coalition led by the United States shot down 42 aircraft – including four MiG-29s.

 

KIRKUK 2006, IF YOU WANT TO SEE GUTS, COME HERE

PRIVATE SECURITY, BRITISH STYLE

“If you want to see guts, this is the place to see it.”

 

MARINE SNIPERS BEAT BRITS

PROFESSIONAL CONTEST

It’s not easy to hit a small target bobbing along in the current as your helicopter shudders around you, 200 feet in the air. Add the pressure of international competition and things can get really difficult.

THE MYSTERY OF A SPECIAL FORCES SERGEANT

AN ALL AMERICAN NICARAGUAN

Part of David Baez’s story is All American – high school in San Francisco, a hippie commune in New Jersey, a blonde, blue-eyed wife and a dog, the U.S. Army’s Green Berets and a tryout for Delta Force, America’s premier military unit.

TOO FEW, TOO FAR - PART II

The Falklands War of 1982 was one of the defining conflicts of the decade. The United Kingdom fought a war practically on its own thousands of miles from home. However, the conflict spread wider – and included the island of South Georgia, where Royal Marine Section Commander George Thomsen would become a legend. Part II continues with the bloody battle.

AMERICA'S TOUGHEST SHERIFF, PART II

In the Oct 2009 SOF issue we began a series on the adventures of the colorful Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County and his accomplishments, America’s toughest Sheriff.

 

RUGER’S TACTICAL DUO

Not long after Mr. L. James Sullivan designed the .223 caliber Mini-14 for William B. Ruger in 1967, a U.S. Army general officer told Bill Ruger that had the rifle been available a few years earlier, the U.S. Army would have adopted it. It’s true that a decade earlier, General Willard G. Wyman, commander of the Continental Army Command (CONARC), had twisted Eugene Stoner’s arm to design a rifle similar to the U.S. M2 carbine in the new “twenty-two” caliber.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Newsweek described them as “a youthful, long-haired army, almost as large as the U.S. force in Vietnam.” One of the promoters saw what happened near Bethel (nearly 40 miles from Woodstock), N.Y., as an opportunity to “showcase” the drug culture as a “beautiful phenomenon.” The newsmagazine wrote of “wounded hippies” sent to impromptu hospital tents.

FLAK

DON’T FORGET CRONKITE STABBED THE TROOPS IN THE BACK

The following is a copy of an email letter to Fox News Watch

BULLETIN BOARD

FINALLY!!! HERO PROPERLY HONORED

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES CIA OPERATIVES’ COVER BLOWN! Defense attorneys for terrorists held at Gitmo showed photos taken by ACLU to their clients. POWER DRILLS AND GUNS brandished to get high-value al-Qaeda detainees to talk. Details of CIA program being released after ACLU fight.

ADVENTURE QUARTERMASTER

T.H.E (“Tactical Holds Everything”) PACK FROM SPEC.-OPS® BRAND