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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 29 August to 2 September, 2011

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DOCUMENTS DETAIL COVER-UP
Emails from ATF officials indicate a cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious in the wake of the murder of CBP Agent Brian Terry.
http://www.sofmag.com/documents-suggest-official-fast-furious-cover

AFGHAN COPS BEAT BACK ATTACK
Afghan police beat back an attack by insurgents in Khas Uruzgan District.
http://www.sofmag.com/afghan-national-police-repel-insurgent-attack-khas...

MELSON OUT
Acting BATFE Director Kenneth Melson has been removed from his post.
http://www.sofmag.com/sources-say-melson-out-atf

30 PAKISTANI BOYS KIDNAPPED
30 Pakistani boys were kidnapped by militants.
http://www.sofmag.com/militants-kidnap-30-pakistani-boys-afghanistan

HUNTING HAQQANI LEADERSHIP
Coalition forces captured a Haqqani Network leader and two other insurgents during operations with Afghan forces in Khost province as they were planning an attack in Kabul.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-111

ISSA CALLS MELSON FALL GUY
In an interview with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) described ousted Acting BATFE Director Ken Melson as a fall guy, and said that blame for Operation Fast and Furious went higher up.
http://www.sofmag.com/issa-van-susteren-fast-furious-goes-higher-melson

AL-QAEDA #2 WHACKED
Al-Qaeda's deputy chief was taken out over the weekend by a UAV strike.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-officials-confident-al-qaidas-no-2-killed-pakistan

SIDES TAKEN IN GRIZZLY CONTROVERSY
People are taking sides in the controversy over the self-defense shooting of a grizzly bear in Idaho.
http://www.sofmag.com/battle-lines-drawn-grizzly-bear-case

AL-QAEDA LINKED TO NIGERIA BOMBING
A bombing of a UN facility in Nigeria by Boko Haram was orchestrated by a man linked to al-Qaeda.
http://www.sofmag.com/nigeria-al-qaida-linked-man-involved-un-bombing

V-22 VALUABLE IN HUMANITARIAN OPS
The V-22 has proven to be a very valuable asset for the Marines in combat, but also has earned its spurs on humanitarian missions.
http://www.sofmag.com/osprey-invaluable-during-humanitarian-missions

FALLEN SCREAMING EAGLE HONORED
Specialist Jordan M. Byrd received the Silver Star posthumously for actions during a firefight.
http://www.sofmag.com/no-greater-love-fallen-currahee-hero-awarded-silve...

HUNTING THE HAQQANI NETWORK
A hunt for Haqqani Network facilitators lead to at least ten insurgents being killed.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-110