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SNIPER ONE: SNIPER TEAM UNDER ATTACK IN IRAQ

DESPERATE FOR RELIEF

All in all, by the end of the siege’s second week we were in need – desperate need – of any form of relief.

 

SOF PROVING GROUND: STEINER 15X80 “MILITARY” BINOS GO TO THE HUNT

My history with this pair of 15X80 Steiners begins in 1983, in West Germany, at Franconia Jagd, a very popular hunting store in Wurzburg.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

The challenge issued by a flight attendant during a recent commercial air flight seemed innocuous enough: “Name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the current engagements in Afghanistan or Iraq, and get a free drink coupon.”

 

FLAK

OPEN LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER

February 28, 2009

 

BULLETIN BOARD

DEMS REVOLT AGAINST GUN BAN

COMMON SENSE

WASHINGTON. “Can we all get along? …Let’s try to work it out.” That was Rodney King’s plaintive plea in May 1992, after his highly controversial confrontation with the Los Angeles Police Department led to arson and anarchy. Now, 17 years later, the Obama administration apparently has made “get along” its response to every national security test.

TALIBAN FROM OUTER SPACE

A FUNDAMENTAL reason why our intelligence agencies, military leaders and (above all) Washington pols can’t understand Afghanistan is that they don’t recognize that we’re dealing with alien life-forms.

 

FLAK: WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO BE A MERC

I wanted to respond to Lee Sharon’s October 2008 article “Private Security Contractors.” I’m a little surprised that someone with Mr. Sharon’s background would make statements that seem to have little factual basis and seem to be poorly researched. Mr. Sharon states that “non-former military need not apply” as PMCs. He further states that he’s never seen one “pure” police officer or SWAT team member work out in Iraq. I find this extremely difficult to believe.

FLAK: A MERC SPEAKS OUT

The article written on private security contractors in the October issue of SOF is quite amusing. I hope that Mr. Sharon is an adjunct writer for your magazine and not on staff full time. The tone of the entire article was that of ‘I’ve been there, done that’ or as what Mr. Sharon calls ‘T-shirt mongers.’ I find it somewhat comical.

RIVRON 1

THE BIG SAILOR: “WE’LL FIGHT TO THE DEATH FIRST!”

TERRORISM SITREP

PAKISTAN LOOSE LIPS FEINSTEIN reveals positioning of CIA Predators that carry out strikes against al Qaeda leadership.

PIRATES NABBED IN THE GULF OF ADEN

The crew of the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) apprehended sixteen suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden 11–12 February after responding to distress calls from nearby merchant vessels.

DETERRING PIRACY AT SEA

PIRACY—A CLEAR AND PRESENT THREAT

SHOT SHOW 2009: HUNTERS AND GUN ENTHUSIASTS SCORE

HE GOT THE BIGGEST ONE!!!!!!! A HUNTER’S DREAM