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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 23-27 January, 2012

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SUICIDE BOMBERS THWARTED!
An ISAF/Afghan joint operation in Kunduz province captured several would-be suicide bombers.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-181

SOF ENDORSEMENTS IN NRA BOD ELECTIONS!
http://www.sofmag.com/sof-endorses-candidates-nra-board-directors

HOSTAGE RESCUE!
The U.S. Navy rescued two humanitarian workers held by Somali pirates.
http://www.sofmag.com/secdef-releases-statement-hostage-rescue-operation...

ISR OVER THE BORDER
Lessons in ISR from Iraq and Afghanistan are being used to secure our border.
http://www.sofmag.com/aerial-isr-provides-mission-overwatch-border-mission

TALIBAN LEADER CAPTURED
ISAF troops captured a Taliban leader in Helmand province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-180

SILVER STAR
An Air Force combat controller received the Silver Star for heroism.
http://www.sofmag.com/silver-star-awarded-combat-controller

RADICAL ISLAM RISES IN NIGERIA
Radical Islam is rising in Nigeria, as Boko Haram continues its attacks.
http://www.sofmag.com/nigeria-struggles-rise-radical-islam

UAV STRIKE IN SOMALIA
A UAV strike in Somalia killed an al-Qaeda operative.
http://www.sofmag.com/somalia-drone-strike-kills-al-qaida-operative

AFGHAN COPS REPEL AMBUSH
Two Afghan cops repelled an ambush by insurgents.
http://www.sofmag.com/alp-repel-insurgent-ambush-uruzgan-province

GUNMEN ATTACK POLICE STATION
Gunmen from Boko Haram attacked a police station in northern Nigeria.
http://www.sofmag.com/gunmen-attack-nigerian-police-station

WORLD WAR II VET GETS PURPLE HEART
A World War II veteran received a long-overdue Purple Heart.
http://www.sofmag.com/pittsburg-world-war-ii-veteran-receives-purple-heart

ON THE HUNT
The hunt for a Taliban explosives expert lead to two dead insurgents.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-179

BOLD GATORS
Bold Alligator 2012 is intended to re-invigorate Navy and Marine amphibious operations.
http://www.sofmag.com/bold-alligator-2012-revitalize-amphibious-operations