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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 19-23 September, 2011

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PAYBACK!
The Taliban leader who lured American forces into a battle where a CH-47 was downed was killed in an air strike.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-120

REINFORCING CBP
The Army delivered the first of four UH-60M Blackhawks to Customs and Border Patrol.
http://www.sofmag.com/black-hawk-helicopter-helps-reinforce-borders

70 INSURGENTS WHACKED
Afghan commandos killed 70 insurgents during a clearing operation.
http://www.sofmag.com/commandos-kill-estimated-70-insurgents

FAST & FURIOUS BIGGER
In an exclusive interview with Dave Workman, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) said that Operation Fast & Furious was bigger than he expected when he started the investigation.
http://www.sofmag.com/exclusive-grassley-interview-bigger-we-thought

AT THE FRONT
Coalition forces killed one insurgent and captured two others while discovering a cache of weapons in Helmand province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-118

ISSUES IN OUR HEMISPHERE
Narco-terrorism and corruption are serious issues in the Americas, according to SOUTHCOM.
http://www.sofmag.com/narco-terrorism-corruption-remain-serious-security...

OBSTRUCTION?
Senator Charles Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa sent a blistering letter to the Justice Department, accusing it of obstruction.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-grassley-issa-letter-ig-suggests-obstruction

NEW OPTIC FOR MACHINE GUNS
Marines trained using a new optic for the M2 machine gun and Mk 19 automatic grenade launcher.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-optic-enhances-heavy-machine-guns

FAST & FURIOUS PANEL MONDAY
An Arizona congressman and a sheriff will hold a panel on Operation Fast & Furious.
http://www.sofmag.com/ff-panel-tucson-monday-newell-sends-statement-hous...

DEATH FROM BELOW!
Marines train to deliver death from below to enemy air threats.
http://www.sofmag.com/death-below-2nd-laad-practices-what-they-preach

QUARTERMASTERS PRACTICE DEFENSE
Quartermaster troops practiced defending against a variety of threats.
http://www.sofmag.com/574th-qmsc-conducts-platoon-defense-during-exercise