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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 8-12 August 2011

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FALLEN HEROES IDENTIFIED
The names of the personnel who died in the 6 August crash of a Chinook helicopter were released.
http://www.sofmag.com/dod-releases-names-airmen-killed-afghanistan-helic...

PAYBACK!
ISAF forces carried out an airstrike against insurgents who were involved in the attack on a CH-47 Chinook Saturday.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-forces-conduct-airstrike-against-insurgents-r...

WATCHDOG OR LAPDOG?
Is the press being a watchdog or a lapdog with regards to Fast and Furious?
http://www.sofmag.com/press-working-deflect-blame-botched-gun-sting

WOMEN TAKE ON TALIBAN
Some route clearance patrols keeping Afghanistan's roads safe are lead by women.
http://www.sofmag.com/females-lead-way-their-route-clearance-patrols

21 MILITANTS WHACKED!
A suspected UAV strike left at least 21 dead in Pakistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/suspected-us-drone-strike-kills-21-northwest-pakistan

TALIBAN BIGWIG TARGETED
One insurgent was killed, two captured during the hunt for a Taliban commission chief in Jowzan province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-97

ARMED CITIZEN STOPS SHOOTER
An armed citizen stopped a shooter in the Seattle area.
http://www.sofmag.com/armed-citizen-intervenes-shooting

HUNTING A FACILITATOR
Two insurgents were killed during the hunt of a Taliban facilitator in Baghlan province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-100

UPDATE ON SEATTLE ARMED CITIZEN
Dave Workman provides an update on the incident in which an arme citizen stopped an armed assailant in King County.
http://www.sofmag.com/skyway-shooting-was-dope-deal-gone-bad

WISH YOUR GOVERNOR COULD BE LIKE RICK?
Dave Workman discusses Texas Governor Rick Perry.
http://www.sofmag.com/wa-could-use-governor-perry

AL-SHABAB FRAGMENTED?
According to the UN, al-Shabab has weakened and is fragmenting.
http://www.sofmag.com/un-al-shabab-weakened-fragmented