SOF Weekly Newsletter - 29 August to 2 September, 2011
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.
AFGHAN COPS BEAT BACK ATTACK
Afghan police beat back an attack by insurgents in Khas Uruzgan District.
Acting BATFE Director Kenneth Melson has been removed from his post.
30 PAKISTANI BOYS KIDNAPPED
30 Pakistani boys were kidnapped by militants.
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.
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.
AL-QAEDA #2 WHACKED
Al-Qaeda's deputy chief was taken out over the weekend by a UAV strike.
SIDES TAKEN IN GRIZZLY CONTROVERSY
People are taking sides in the controversy over the self-defense shooting of a grizzly bear in Idaho.
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.
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.
FALLEN SCREAMING EAGLE HONORED
Specialist Jordan M. Byrd received the Silver Star posthumously for actions during a firefight.
HUNTING THE HAQQANI NETWORK
A hunt for Haqqani Network facilitators lead to at least ten insurgents being killed.