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Don’t Think Russian Rebels Can Learn How to Fire an Anti-Air Missile? Try This Simulator

Want to see if you can learn to operate a Russian surface-to-air missile?

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SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA HIT AMERICAN GUN OWNERS

Ban on AK Parts Included in Executive Order
By SOF Editor

It seems that as part of the latest round of sanctions targeting Russia for its support of pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine, gun owners are caught in the middle. Some Russian companies hit by the sanctions have been in the American firearms market.

Navy Coastal Riverine SAREX

THE BADASS BRADLEY

Meet America’s Infantry and Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
By SOF Editor

The year was 1981. For many of the Soldiers in the U.S. Army’s infantry branch, their ride into battle was the M113 armored personnel carrier. It was a vehicle that was reliable and simple, but it was horribly outclassed by the Soviet-build BMP family of vehicles, the first of which had entered service in 1966. The previous August, an improved BMP had entered service.

BLACK SEA ROTATIONAL FORCE IN ACTION!

EPIC SPEECH, EPIC OVATION

MAKE RECOIL PROBLEMS GO AWAY!

Just released from D.I. Optical USA is a series of state-of-the-art muzzle brakes for 5.56mm and 7.62mm rifles 1/2""x28 threads and and 5/8"X24 threads, respectively.

Death of a famous old warrior

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SOF joins James Garner fans everywhere in saying goodby to an old warrior. He charmed us for years. On the screen, he played a charming rogue. He perfected roles of courageous heroes and was one of America's favorite cowboys.

WILD BUS RIDE IN THE HIMALAYAS

Killed "In Action" by a 16 year old Afghani

Sgt. Michael Cable, 26, Of Philpot, Ky. was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

He was on duty with other soldiers, guarding Afghan and U.S. officials attending a swearing in ceremony of Afghan Local Police in Shinwar district in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan near the Pakistan border 27 March 2013. The troops secured the area. Cable was playing with a group of curious Afghan children gathered around. A 16 year old stabbed him in the back of the neck. Reports are that the teenager later joined the extremists.

Cable was due to come back to the Untied States in a few months time. R.I.P. brother.

HOW LONG WILL GENERAL AMOS LAST?

Marine Commandant Calls out Obama, Slams Withdrawal From Iraq
By SOF Editor

How much longer does General James F. Amos (pictured to the left) have as Commandant of the Marine Corps? That could be an open question after the latest statements he has made to the press.

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.

AN AMERICAN SPARTAN SPEAKS OUT ON ROE

In this excerpt from the interview RKB did with Maj. Jim Gant that appeared in the June, 2014 issue of SOF, the trouble that the Rules of Engagement and risk-averse REMFs caused is outlined.

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In Gant's white paper, "One Tribe at a Time," he maintained, "...that to be successful, the military chain of command had to give the Special Forces teams working with the tribal forces unusual trust and latitude. They needed to be able to hit targets quickly, gaining approval if necessary through a single radio call instead of having to abide by the standard, glacial rules of engagement. They had to fight side by side with the tribal forces, not in segregated teams. They had to be free from burdensome reporting requirements and have greater leeway to spend money to benefit the local communities (this will sound familiar to most Vietnam Green Beret vets)."

TACTICAL LESSONS FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION

What World War II paratroopers can teach us about how to respond to active shooters
By Nick Perna

The rule of LGOPS:
“After the demise of the best airborne plan, a most terrifying effect occurs on the battlefield. The effect is known as the rule of LGOPS (little groups of paratroopers). This is, in its purest form, small groups of pissed-off, 1-year-old paratroopers. They are well trained. They are armed to the teeth and lack serious adult supervision. They collectively remember the commander’s intent as, “March to the sound of the guns and kill anyone who is not dressed like you” – or something like that. Happily they go about the day’s work…”
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This is what happened during the Normandy invasion almost 70 years ago during World War II. Over 13,000 paratroopers from American and British units parachuted into France and landed as far as 18 miles from their designated drop zones. The initial plan, which was essential to the success of the overall invasion, appeared to be falling apart. Fortunately, airborne soldiers from all types of units banded together and took objectives such as French cities and key road intersections. The confusion alone caused the Germans all kinds of headaches, tying up much of their manpower dealing with the mayhem the paratroopers caused. Follow-on forces arrived by sea, eventually relieving their airborne counterparts, but not until the paratroopers had seized most of their objectives and had put a significant hurt on the Nazi war machine.