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In the issue:
SOF 35TH ANNIVERSARY
AN ODE TO A WARRIOR… AND DOWN WITH TYRANTS!
In 1975, Robert K. Brown was a Vietnam War veteran who felt that he and others had no voice. Deciding to do something about this, he launched Soldier of Fortune magazine, and the rest is history – and a very wild, interesting history at that.
Article by Dr. Martin Brass
AMERICA AT WAR
AFGHANISTAN: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DOPE
In Afghanistan, the fight against the Taliban has drawn a lot of the headlines. That said, there is another war in which Afghanistan is just a theater—the war on drugs. The outcome of that war, however, is in doubt.
By Stuart Allan Steinberg
RESCUE AT SEA
When the MV Magellan Star was taken by pirates, things looked bad. The crew was barricaded in the engine room and the pirates were armed. However, the United States Marines were on the case, and the pirates soon found out that their control over the Magellan Star would be short-lived.
By Harold Hutchison
THE MISSION, THE MEN, AND ME
Pete Blaber, aka “Panther,” was a member of the Army’s elite Delta Force, an anti-terrorist unit that was used in Somalia, Panama, and other hot spots around the world. Delta was then sent into Afghanistan to face off against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
Interview by SOF Staff
MEXICAN REPATRIATION IN THE 20TH CENTURY
With at least 10 million illegal aliens in this country, getting them out is one of the big problems. Here, J. William Carter describes how repatriation into Mexico works – and that interior repatriation is a vital part of the solution to the problems on America’s border with Mexico.
By Chief J. William Carter, USBP (Ret.)
AMBUSHED IN BURMA
In Burma, the world’s longest civil war has been raging – with the Karen fighting off a regime that seeks their extermination. Some people, however, have been training Karen forces in how to fight back. One such group of trainers has been teaching Karen snipers, and doing so with a lot of ingenuity.
By Ian Maxwell Sterling
SUPPRESSING THE ROCK RIVER LAR-8
Firearms usually are loud – and in some cases that can be a bad thing. The ARIES system is a development used on Rock River’s LAR-8, giving the 7.62x51mm NATO-chambered black rifle an additional accessory.
By Gary Paul Johnston
Soldier of Fortune 35 Years and Counting…
SOF’s 35th; No Longer Scared?; “Already A Member”; Book on the Border; Congratulations!; 35 More Years!; Cuba Shelters Fugitive; Letter from Black Hills
An Obama Gun Ban?; US Air Superiority Gone?; China Rising, US Navy Fading?; Team B II; More Ship Problems for the US Navy; No Endorsement for Harry Reid!; Mike Hoare Interview
Arpaio Sued; Afghan Election; Mexican Troops Win Firefights; Hamas Leader Arrested in Egypt; Chinese Imperialism in Africa; Huge Cocaine Seizure in Peru!; Chavez Going for the Bomb?; Violence in the Caucasus; Colombian President Vows Action Against Rebels; Pakistani Exile Murdered in London
By Dr. Martin Brass
DSA Arms SA58 Pistol, Revision Eyewear’s Wolfspider Goggles, Grayman Knives Sub-Saharan, Laser Devices Inline Tactical Aiming Laser – Advanced, MTM Special Ops Vulture
The 3rd Front. Herewith, some observations based on interviews with dozens of local, state and federal officials – and regular American citizens.
By Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)