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March 2009

AMERICAN CONTRACTOR IN KABUL

ROAD TO KABUL—LIFELINE TO AFGHANISTAN

OPERATION IVY BLIZZARD

THE DEPTH OF THE UGLINESS OF WAR

SHERIFF OF RAMADI, PART 3

SEALS INSERT WITH CONVENTIONAL FORCES IN COMBAT

While the Ramadi SEALs were learning about the conventional forces and making themselves useful, the Army and, to a lesser extent, the Marines were learning about SEALs. This was the first time in their history that SEALs had operated in direct and continuous support of conventional forces in combat.

TERRORISM SITREP

MEXICO DRUG GANGSTERS EXTORT school teachers with threats of hurting family members and burning businesses in Juarez. 1400 die in one month. 150,000 soldiers have deserted since 2000. U.S.

THE WILD BUNCH RIDES AGAIN: TAKE TWO, PART I

About a dozen and a half, not all pictured, rough and ready hunters showed up for the annual combination elk camp/test and evaluation session of all kinds of goodies which we all would have to like to have kept, but some we could not afford. This year we hunted a new game management unit, selected by one of our partners in crime who lives in the Craig, Colorado area, hoping that a change of venue would bring us luck, i.e., elk meat in the freezer.

STRAIGHTEN UP YOUR SAFE

Gun storage problems? Ask yourself these questions: Is your gun safe crowded? Do you want to put more guns in the available space, without purchasing a second (or third) safe to store them in? Kevin Kinsella, The Safe Guy, has flexible solutions that you can tailor to fit your specific needs. They are called Rifle Rods and Handgun Hangers.

THE 6.8X43MM RUGER MINI-14

Bill Ruger is reported to have once said that if the .223 Remington caliber Mini-14 had been developed a year earlier, the Department of Defense would have adopted it instead of the M16.

 

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Happy Holidays: Now dispose of all of your ammunition! Every last round! From now on, you will be able to buy only overpriced ammunition that will be registered to you in a government database.

FLAK

WHY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT RECORDINGS?

BULLETIN BOARD

STEVE SCHREINER FOR NRA BOARD

Steve Schreiner, recently elected to fill a vacancy on the NRA Board of Directors, is running for a full term. Be sure to vote for Steve Schreiner and to pass the word on to your friends and family.

COMMON SENSE: Privatizing Piracy Protection

WASHINGTON. Piracy has long been the consequence of disorder. America‘s first foreign war—undeclared but authorized by Congress—was waged by President Thomas Jefferson against the Barbary pirates. It is instructive history for those who believe that the problem of Somali piracy can be solved the same way.