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Coast Guard Has Hostile Encounter With Iranian Boat
By SOF

A Coast Guard vessel had a hostile encounter with an Iranian patrol boat earlier this week in the Persian Gulf. Tensions had escalated to the point the Coast Guard vessel fired a warning shot.

According to a report by the Washington Times, an Iranian-flagged dhow had been in touch with the Coast Guard cutter Monomoy, an Island-class patrol boat, when communications suddenly ceased.

WAS ISIL YEARS IN THE MAKING?

West Point Report Reveals Real History of Terror Group
By SOF

The Islamic State – formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – was not a recent phenomenon, but was years in the making.

According to a report by FoxNews.com, the Counter-Terrorism Center at West Point has released a report outlining that the Islamic State had been building the blocks for its rise as early as 2010, when Abu Bakr al Baghdadi took over the group, which was formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

TWO RUSSIAN COLUMNS INVADE UKRAINE

Tanks Move In as Grad Rockets Fire at Ukrainians
By SOF

Two armored columns have crossed into the Ukraine from Russia in an apparent incursion. The reports come as the Ukrainian government appeared to be getting the upper hand over pro-Russian separatists despite Russian support.

KIFARU'S BOX STOVES

Instant 4 season camping. Kifaru pioneered lightweight, collapsible stoves years ago as a practical, easy way to heat their shelters. They are still among the lightest, most compact backcountry wood stoves ever crafted - a great feature if you backpack, mush or use bush planes. This little furnace does double duty for both warmth and as a rangetop cookstove, and helps dry your gear. It heats Kifaru shelters in minutes, transforming your outing into a warm, relaxing, friendly environment.

AMERICANS WITH ISIS

As Many as 300 Fight With Terrorist Group
By SOF

Islamic State's Flag. Just how many Americans are fighting under it?

Just how many Americans are fighting alongside the Islamic State? The number could be as high as 300, and that is worrying many in the intelligence community.

EAGLE DOWN OVER VIRGINIA

F-15 Crashes Near Deerfield
By SOF

A F-15C Eagle air superiority fighter crashed near Deerfield, Virginia, earlier today. The aircraft had been on a routine training mission.
The pilot , the only one on board, lost communications and the search is in.

CHRIS ROCK: HOW NOT TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED BY POLICE

TARGETING THE ISLAMIC STATE

Special Forces and SAS Teaming Up?
By SOF

American and British special operations forces are forming an undercover task force to hunt down the bigwigs of the Islamic State, a terrorist group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

1911 EMP® .40SW

Innovation can take many forms. Sometimes it’s a brand new idea – like the XD®. Other times innovation is the fine-tuning of a classic – like the EMP®.

How could the enduring design that is the 1911 be improved? Springfield Armory® answered that question in 2007 with the introduction of the Enhanced Micro Pistol™. The EMP® changes what a compact 1911 can be.

Police Training: How to Stop an Assailant is Not So Clear Cut

Straight Forward Facts Without Media Hysteria

Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia Gang Up on Libyan Insurgents

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The oily rich Sunni Saudi Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates regularly flex their muscle in the background in the war on terror. They have created mischief both in Egypt, Syria, and Iraq, claiming to fight against terrorism, specifically the Muslim Brotherhood largely based in Egypt. The latest teamwork included encouraging and supporting strikes launched against Libyan rebels that have created havoc on the Egyptian, Libyan border.

Global Jihad : Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Offers to Team Up With ISIS

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Al Qaida in the Pacific Offers ISIS a Tempting Invitation

"We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. Their blood and injuries are ours and we will surely support them. We assert to the Islamic Nation [all Muslims worldwide] that we stand by the side of our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the American and Iranian conspiracy and their agents of the apostate Gulf rulers."

The long established AQAP offers the upstart ISIS its experience and advice

Dillon Precision Releases 101 Classic Firearms by John Marshall

Dillon Precision announces the release of John Marshall’s new book 101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development, a compilation of the author’s popular articles appearing in The Blue Press since 2007.

“Fans of John Marshall’s column in The Blue Press won’t want to miss out on their copy of 101 Classic Firearms. Each page is packed with the rich history and effortless story telling that makes John so popular with readers,” said Mark Pixler, editor of The Blue Press.

Harrier Crash in Afghanistan, Pilot Survives

More in our series of Afghanistan highlights.

Published on Jan 24, 2014
The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Martin Pert, is believed to have suffered only minor injuries when he ejected from the aircraft after it came down at Kandahar airfield at about 10.30am local time on May 15th 2009.