SOF Newsletter - 1 November, 2010
ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW!!
Nick Popaditch and Ilario Pantano, former Marines and veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, are running for Congress in the 51st Congressional District of California and the 7th Congressional District of North Carolina. For links to their campaign websites, go to http://www.sofmag.com. Do not forget to vote!
THREE HAQQANI NETWORK LEADERS WHACKED!
In an operation Sunday night in Paktiya province, coalition forces killed three Haqqani leaders.
NEW UNIFORMS FOR TANK AND AIR CREWS
The Army has unveiled new uniforms for the crews on board both tanks and aircraft which have new technology.
NATIONAL SECURITY IS STILL AN ISSUE
In a commentary posted at National Review Online, Andrew McCarthy explains that national security, while it has been overshadowed by the economy, will return as a salient issue. He states, "Eventually, our safeguards will fail," and that when it happens, the discussion will turn to the War on Terror.
MORE PARCEL BOMBS
After Friday's revelation of mail bombs in the United States and United Kingdom from Yemen, a new round of package bombs were discovered, including one addressed to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
STAY ON OFFENSE
In a commentary at BigPeace.com, editor Peter Schweizer points out that terrorists are constantly seeking vulnerabilities. He describes how al-Qaeda terrorists exploited the vulnerability of commercial airliners on 9/11. His answer: Go on offense. "There is no such thing as a perfect defense."
HELMAND OPERATION SUCCEEDS!
In a combined operation over the weekend, Afghan and ISAF troops captured home-made explosives, drugs, and killed a number of insurgents while raiding a shipment and storage site in Helmand province.