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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 13 to 17 June, 2011

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GRASSLEY LAYS STAGE FOR REFORM
Senator Grassley's opening statement on 15 June laid out the case for ATF reform.
http://www.sofmag.com/grassleys-opening-statement-lays-groundwork-atf-re...

BOMB DEFUSED ON TRAIN
Indian security forces disarmed a powerful bomb that had been planted on a passenger train.
http://www.sofmag.com/powerful-bomb-defused-indian-passenger-train

OSPREYS KEEP SUCCEEDING
The MV-22 Osprey is continuing to have a successful combat record in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/ospreys-continue-success-story-afghanistan

MAJOR FIREFIGHT IN PAKTIKA
The search for a Haqqani Network leader in Paktika province lead to a firefight in which a number of insurgents were killed or captured.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-60

DEMS CIRCLE WAGONS
Democrats are circling the wagons around the Obama Administration with regards to Project Gunrunner.
http://www.sofmag.com/dems-circle-gunrunner-wagons

TALIBAN LEADER CAUGHT!
A Taliban leader in Paktika province, Afghanistan, was captured in a combined operation by coalition and Afghan forces.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-59

EGYPTIAN SHIP FREED
Somali pirates freed an Egyptian ship that had been held since August, 2010.
http://www.sofmag.com/somali-pirates-free-egyptian-ship-held-august

FINAL FLIGHT FOR VIETNAM VET
A New York National Guard pilot who served in the Vietnam War made his final flight.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-york-army-national-guards-last-vietnam-war-pil...

MARAUDING DOGS STOPPED
A pack of marauding dogs in Stevens County, Washington was stopped by a landowner who exercised his Second Amendment rights.
http://www.sofmag.com/land-owner-kills-marauding-dogs

SILVER STAR CEREMONY
A Vietnam Veteran receives some long-overdue recognition for his heroism.
http://www.sofmag.com/silver-star-presentation-ceremony

EFSS INTEGRATES WITH MEU
The Expeditionary Fire Support System is going to sea on exercises with the 11th MEU.
http://www.sofmag.com/meu-takes-expeditionary-new-level