SOF Weekly Newsletter - 5 to 8 July, 2011
MELSON KEPT DOJ IN DARK
Acting ATF Director Ken Melson kept the Justice Department in the dark about his testimony to Congress.
100 INSURGENTS WHACKED
A combined operation in late June killed over 100 insurgents.
SOUTH SUDAN PREPARES FOR INDEPENDENCE
South Sudan is preparing for its independence on 9 July.
A joint exercise was enhanced by thunderstorms on the drop zone.
NEW FAST AND FURIOUS ALLEGATION
Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson spoke with Congressional investigators, and his testimony unearthed new allegations.
NEW SNIPER SYSTEM
Army personnel are working up on the new M110 semi-automatic sniper system.
New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised that no "hollow force" would occur on his watch.
SOUTH SUDAN RICH IN OIL
The new nation of South Sudan has a lot of oil, but faces big problems.
AIR FORCE PILOT AWARDED
An Air Force pilot who brought his F-15E back after a malfunction received the 2010 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy.
HAQQANI LEADER CAPTURED
A Haqqani Network leader was captured during coalition operations in Paktiya province.
WOLVES IN WASHINGTON
Dave Workman discusses new development on wolves in the Pacific Northwest.