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SOF Daily Update - 17 March, 2011

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LIBYA ON THE BRINK OF TYRANNY?
Is Libya on the brink of falling back under the rule of a tyrant?
http://www.sofmag.com/libya-brink-tyranny

WEST SLAMS DOD REPORT
Representative Allen West (R-FL) criticized a DOD report on diversity.
http://www.sofmag.com/west-slams-diversity-report

MORE INVESTIGATIONS INTO GUNRUNNER?
Representative Darryl Issa (R-CA) is now asking for answers on Project Gunrunner, the controversial ATF operation in which firearms were run into Mexico.
http://www.sofmag.com/project-gunrunner-investigation-expands

PASSING ON MORTAR KNOWLEDGE
U.S. Army Soldiers trained Iraqi Army personnel on the use of mortars.
http://www.sofmag.com/head-hunters-bring-mortar-knowledge-ia-soldiers

SENDING RAVENS TO SAVE SOLDIERS
The RQ-11B Raven UAV is being used to save the lives of troops - but while it looks like a toy, training with it is serious business.
http://www.sofmag.com/send-out-ravens-save-soldiers

KAREN IN LIMBO
The Karen who fled to Thailand to escape the civil war in Burma now live in limbo.
http://www.sofmag.com/karens-flee-fighting-burma-live-limbo-thailand

MC-130S DELIVER AID
Video of Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130s delivering aid to Japan in the wake of the earthquake.

SUPPORTING FRONT-LINE TROOPS
While the front-line troops do the fighting, they get valuable support from the logistics units.
http://www.sofmag.com/delivering-support-front-lines