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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 12-16 September, 2011

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OBAMA URGED TO RE-THINK DRAWDOWN
A number of leading figured urged President Obama to re-consider the Iraq drawdown.
http://www.sofmag.com/foreign-policy-experts-urge-president-obama-recons...

MEYER AWARDED MEDAL OF HONOR
Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/president-presents-medal-honor-marine

VIDEO OF CEREMONY
http://www.sofmag.com/medal-honor-ceremony

ISAF CONCLUDES RESPONSE TO ATTACK
ISAF troops have defeated a Taliban attack in Kabul.
http://www.sofmag.com/ansf-and-isaf-forces-conclude-response-attack-kabul

HAQQANI LEADER NABBED!
Coalition forces captured a Haqqani Network leader during operations in Khost province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-116

SOCOM COMMANDER REMEMBERS
The new commander of Special Operations Command remembered both 9/11 and 38 personnel killed in the downing of a Chinook helicopter.
http://www.sofmag.com/special-ops-commander-america-stronger-ever

COLOMBIA NABS FARC LEADER
Colombian forces captured a front commander for FARC who was wanted by INTERPOL.
http://www.sofmag.com/colombia-captures-farc-rebel-interpols-wanted-list

26,000 FMTVS COMING
The Army is planning on purchasing 26,000 FMTVs.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-hopes-deliver-many-26000-fmtvs

NATO UNDETERRED
Insurgent attacks in Kabul have not deterred NATO from its mission in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/nato-undeterred-insurgent-attacks

FACILITATOR OF KABUL ATTACK NABBED
The Taliban facilitator who helped with the 13 September attack in Kabul is was captured in Paktiya province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-117

ARMY RECOGNIZES GREAT INVENTIONS
New 5.56 ammo, a new 7.62mm machine gun, and a new fire control system are among the inventions recognized by the U.S. Army.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-announces-greatest-inventions

HYPOCRISY IN THE CCW DEBATE
Anti-gun groups have become hypocritical in the debate over national CCW.
http://www.sofmag.com/natl-ccw-debate-and-hypocrisy