SOF Weekly Newsletter - 28 February to 3 March, 2011
NO ARMS FOR AGENTS IN MEXICO
President Obama rejected the idea of U.S. agents carrying firearms in Mexico during a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
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DUTCH MARINES CAPTURED!
Three Dutch Marines were captured by pro-Qaddafi forces when their helicopter was forced down.
Video of a joint Afghan-Coalition patrol in Afghanistan.
TURNING A HOWITZER INTO A SNIPER RIFLE
The Excalibur guided artillery round has been a game-changer. But the story is a long one.
DRUG LORD BUSTED!
Mexican authorities arrested a drug lord suspected of being tied to the Zeta cartel and the recent murder of an ICE agent.
PIRATES SEIZE DANISH YACHT!
A Danish yacht with seven people on board was seized by Somali pirates. Three of the hostages are children.
GREEN BERETS DECORATED
37 Green Berets received medals for valor in the second-largest ceremony held since the re-establishment of the 3rd Special Forces Group.
MARINERS CALL FOR AID
Shipping companies with vessels that have sailed around Somalia called for assistance in dealing with the piracy epidemic in the Indian Ocean.
The daughter of Phillip A. Western, a Green Beret who served in Vietnam, is seeking information on his service.