SOF Weekly Newsletter - 13 to 17 June, 2011
GRASSLEY LAYS STAGE FOR REFORM
Senator Grassley's opening statement on 15 June laid out the case for ATF reform.
BOMB DEFUSED ON TRAIN
Indian security forces disarmed a powerful bomb that had been planted on a passenger train.
OSPREYS KEEP SUCCEEDING
The MV-22 Osprey is continuing to have a successful combat record in 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.
DEMS CIRCLE WAGONS
Democrats are circling the wagons around the Obama Administration with regards to Project Gunrunner.
TALIBAN LEADER CAUGHT!
A Taliban leader in Paktika province, Afghanistan, was captured in a combined operation by coalition and Afghan forces.
EGYPTIAN SHIP FREED
Somali pirates freed an Egyptian ship that had been held since August, 2010.
FINAL FLIGHT FOR VIETNAM VET
A New York National Guard pilot who served in the Vietnam War made his final flight.
MARAUDING DOGS STOPPED
A pack of marauding dogs in Stevens County, Washington was stopped by a landowner who exercised his Second Amendment rights.
SILVER STAR CEREMONY
A Vietnam Veteran receives some long-overdue recognition for his heroism.
EFSS INTEGRATES WITH MEU
The Expeditionary Fire Support System is going to sea on exercises with the 11th MEU.