SOF Daily Update - 17 February, 2011
Two Insurgent Leaders Nabbed
Two leaders of the Hezb-e Islamic Gulbuddin were captured in separate operations in Afghanistan. One was captured in Khost province, the other in Parwan province.
U.S. and Thai Marines Conduct Raid
As part of Operation Cobra Gold, American and That Marines carried out a joint mock raid.
Calls for Further Action in Wake of Fatal Ambush
Advocates for more border security are calling for more action against the Mexican cartels in the wake of the ambush that lead to the death of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata. Zapata was the first federal agent killed in Mexico since 1985.
House Voting On Defunding Arizona Lawsuit
The House of Representatives will vote on an amendment to de-fund the federal lawsuit against Arizona over SB1070.
Iranian Opposition Targets Khameni
Pro-reform forces in Iran are now demanding that Ayatollah Ali Khameni step down in the wake of efforts to try two former presidential candidates on capital sedition charges.
Argentina Seizes Cargo from American Plane
A U.S. Air Force plane was boarded, and cargo was seized by Argentinean authorities. The aircraft, a C-17 Globemaster III sent to take part in a training exercise. The dispute has escalated, leading to a cancellation of the planned joint exercise.
Iraq War Vet To Run In Special Election
David Bellavia announced his candidacy in the upcoming Special Election to replace Congressman Christopher Lee, who resigned after his responses to craigslist ads became public.