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WELCOME TO COMMIE HORROR

Paul Lo, who escaped Laos after the communists took over, came to our office. I asked him how he had escaped. Lo told his story in his very broken, but good English. (See THE ESCAPE in this issue) Lo is a vivacious, outspoken advocate for Laotian refugees, specifically the Hmong. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a real zest for life in the United States. When the U.S.

A PATRIOT FOR PATRIOTS

Revolvers

Charter Arms is known for their line of self-defense revolvers.

 

THIS LITTLE PIG ATE TOO MUCH LEAD

Well, it didn’t take much of a sales job or convincing by Steve Langford, longtime hunting buddy of SOF and product development manager for Bushnell. “Brown,” he yelled over the phone, “let’s go hunt some pigs!”

 

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Tons of conjecture and so called eye witness accounts have been made regarding the SEAL piracy rescue, but nothing from any of the operational commands, as it should be. While the Commander in Chief clearly maintained a low profile during the hostage event, it is easy to assume he was avoiding direct on-scene contact. That may or may not have been the case; I do believe he was briefed constantly by NCA staff, and perhaps communicated with SECDEF throughout.

FLAK

YES, HE DID BLOW OFF THE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

BULLETIN BOARD

RIGHT TO CARRY WORKS

COMMON SENSE

The traveling, never-ending campaign road show came home this week [10 April]. The president of the United States is back in Washington from his "I like you, you like me" excellent adventure in Europe and "surprise" trip to Baghdad. It was nice of POTUS to thank the troops. He should have bowed to them instead of to King Abdullah.

 

LISTEN TO THE GITMO FIVE

WE ARE TERRORISTS TO THE BONE

As White House staffer Jane Austen put it to Sen. Darcy: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single terrorist in possession of a good bomb must be in want of patient understanding.”

NEED SOMETHING?

While the troops on the front lines in Afghanistan deserve all the praise and kudos for putting it on the line against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the bullets, grenades, and firepower needed have to get to them. At Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, seventeen Airmen have been aiding the troops on the front lines. – Ed.

 

IRAQI NCOS TAKE OVER RIFLE TRAINING

MAKING OF A SOLDIER

Every soldier must be competent with his rifle, and Iraqi noncommissioned officers must be able to instill this competency in their soldiers.

9-11 MASTERMIND NABBED!

THE CAPTURE OF AN AL QAEDA CHIEF

TERRORISM SITREP

SOMALIA ISLAMIC EXTREMIST AL-SHEBAB SAVAGES BEHEAD two wounded sheikhs who had been injured by stray bullets during Al-Shebab rebel clash with Ahlu-sunah Wal-jamea warriors. More than 16,000 civilians

“DANIEL BOONE” GOES TO VIETNAM

WHACKED FROM THE TOP OF A COCONUT TREE

Though relatively unknown, the most highly decorated and most accomplished American sniper of the Vietnam War was Staff Sergeant Adelbert F. Waldron of the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division.

THAI–CAMBODIA TEMPLE STANDOFF

CAMBODIAN AND THAI SOLDIERS FACE OFF