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COMMAND GUIDANCE

Anti-gun New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009,” a bill that would give unprecedented authority to the Attorney General to prohibit someone from exercising his or her Second Amendment rights based on nothing more than mere suspicion.

 

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COMMON SENSE

“What are you Americans thinking?” asked the young woman in perfect, if slightly accented, English. She was wearing a name tag with “Marie” in both Cyrillic and Latin print and had greeted us pleasantly when we ducked out of the rain and into her store to buy postcards and mementos for our grandchildren. Her question about American “thinking” came in the midst of a conversation about how dramatically life in Russia had changed during her 27 brief years.

AN OTTOMAN CASTLE AND A SYRIAN SNIPER

Author Chris Osmand, is a former Marine and US Navy SEAL with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Below is his description of the operations of SEAL sniper teams which were tasked to provide security during the Iraqi elections in 2005.

 

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES GPS BREAKDOWN POSSIBLE after 2010, says GAO in a report, citing delays in launches. The Air Force says the system won’t go down, and it is launching replacement satellites. CHENEY VS.

FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION COMBAT ENGINEERS AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING

The Legion is proud of its tradition of being the pioneers and builders of the French Army. The first permanent headquarters of the Legion was in Sidi Bel Abbas in Algeria. Traditionally, virtually since its creation, the Legion served overseas in the French colonies in Africa and Asia.