SOF Weekly Newsletter - 27 to 31 August, 2012
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PIRATED TANKER FOUND
A hijacked oil tankers was located off the Nigerian coast.
Gunnery Sgt. Joseph F. Lurz received the nation's third-highest medal for his valor in Afghanistan.
PORT TOWN SEIZED FROM AL-SHABAB
AU forces seized a port town from al-Shabab.
AL-SHABAB BACKER KILLED
A cleric who backed al-Shabab was gunned down in Kenya.
Admiral William McRaven warned against disclosing classified information in the wake of a book on the Bin Laden mission.
RESULTS: NO MALICIOUS INTENT
A general's investigation into the burning of Korans concludes with the conclusion that American troops had no malicious intent.
TOUGH ON CHINA
The 2012 GOP platform is tough on the ChiComs.
LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD RESPONDS TO ISAAC
The Louisiana National Guard began its response to Hurricane Isaac's landfall.
CHRISTIAN GIRL'S LIFE IN THE BALANCE
A 14-year-old girl is being held without bail on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, where she could face the death penalty.
OFF THE BLACKLIST
The Burmese government removed hundreds of people off the blacklist.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Rescue swimmers train in the Marianas in the Western Pacific.
BRONZE STAR AWARDED TO WOUNDED WARRIOR
A Navy EOD tech was awarded the Bronze Star.
AIR FORCE NCO RECEIVES POW MEDAL
James 'O'Neil' Hughes received the POW Medal.
CIVIL WAR IN SOUTH RUSSIA
Fighting in Dagestan continues.