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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 23 May to 27 May, 2011

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GRASSLEY PLAYS HARDBALL
Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has upped the pressure on the Justice Department to break through the stonewalling.
http://www.sofmag.com/grassley-plays-hardball-gunrunner

VMM-264 IN AFGHANISTAN
Video of VMM-264 on operations in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/vmm-264

CCW MOVES FORWARD
In Wisconsin, a concealed-carry bill has moved forward.
http://www.sofmag.com/wisconsin-ccw-moves-forward

QARI MUSA WHACKED
A senior Taliban leader, Qari Musa, was taken out via a precision air strike in Baghlan province, Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-48

MI-24 HINDS USED ON HMONG!
The Vietnamese government used Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters on Hmong who were peacefully demonstrating.
http://www.sofmag.com/hind-mi-24-helicopters-bring-death-hmong-dien-bien

ARMY ENHANCING COUNTER-IED TRAINING
The Army is enhancing its counter-IED training, enabling American troops to defeat a weapon popular among terrorists and insurgents.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-set-enhance-counter-ied-training-soldiers

TALIBAN NO MATCH FOR COALITION
The Taliban spring offensive has been no match for the efforts of Afghan and coalition forces.
http://www.sofmag.com/taliban-spring-offensive-no-match-afghan-coalition...

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TAKEOVER?
Could the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt?
http://www.sofmag.com/could-muslim-brotherhood-take-over-egypt

CHICOMS PRESS ON SALES TO TAIWAN
During a joint press appearance with Admiral Mike Mullen, a senior ChiCom general pressed the U.S. to re-think its law on arms sales to Taiwan.
http://www.sofmag.com/china-presses-us-reassess-law-taiwan-arms-sales

ACP AT THE SMALL ARMS RANGE
Afghan Customs Police training at the small arms range at FOB Walton.
http://www.sofmag.com/acp-afghan-customs-police-small-arms-range-fob-wal...

MARINES CHECK OUT ROMANIAN GEAR
Marines in the Black Sea Rotational Force got a chance to check out Romanian gear.
http://www.sofmag.com/black-sea-rotational-force-refines-combat-marksman...