SOF Weekly Newsletter - 28 March - 1 April, 2011
ACT TO STOP PENDING GUN BAN
BATFE is moving to prohibit the importation of certain semi-automatic shotguns.
ISSA SUBPOENAS ATF
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) responded to an ATF refusal to meet a 30 March deadline by issuing a subpoena to ATF Acting Director Melson.
3/5 MARINES RETURNING HOME
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is returning home after a tour in Afghanistan, where it suffered the heaviest casualties of a Marine unit in Operation Enduring Freedom.
MASS GRAVE FOUND IN ZIMBABWE
A mass grave has been located in Zimbabwe, and is being used as a propaganda tool by the Mugabe regime.
KIOWA PILOT STOPS ATTACK
A Kiowa pilot with the 4th Infantry Division serving in Operation New Dawn stopped a rocket attack.
PRECISION-GUIDED MORTARS ON WAY TO AFGHANISTAN
Picatinny Arsenal has sent the first precision-guided mortar rounds to Afghanistan for combat trials.
MORTARMEN KEEP COP SAFE
Video of a mortar crew helping to keep a combat outpost in Afghanistan safe from attack.
NATO TAKES LIBYA MISSION
NATO took command of Operation Odyssey Dawn, as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testified in front of Congress.
PIRATES SEIZE KUWAITI TANKER
Pirates seized a Kuwaiti oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
MARINES TRANSITION TO NEW OPTIC
The Marine rifleman has become an even deadlier weapon thanks to the adoption of a new combat optic for the M16A4 rifle.
WHO KNEW WHAT ABOUT GUNRUNNER - AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT?
Dave Workman asks the big questions about Project Gunrunner.