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BOKO HARAM Gone wild, kidnaps wife of Cameroon's Prime Minister

Wife of Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister Taken Captive
By SOF

Boko Haram, the terrorist group notorious in recent months for its kidnapping of women, has struck again. This time, the woman they have kidnapped is the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister.

IS WAR AGAINST ISIS COMING?

U.S. Planning Defeat of Terrorist Group
By SOF

Comments by General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, indicate that the United States is planning to take down the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

TWO UKRAINIAN JETS DOWNED

Kiev Claims Separatists Shot Down Su-25s
By SOF

Days after pro-Russian separatists downed a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, killing 298 people, two Ukrainian Su-25s went down in the same area. Both pilots reportedly ejected, but their status is unknown.

HOW TO FIRE A SAM FOR DUMMIES?

Simulator Can Let You See For Yourself
By SOF

Could pro-Russian separatists in the eastern portion of the Ukraine have trained themselves on how to operate a missile system like the SA-11 Gadfly used in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17? The answer may be surprising.

SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA HIT AMERICAN GUN OWNERS

Ban on AK Parts Included in Executive Order
By SOF Editor

It seems that as part of the latest round of sanctions targeting Russia for its support of pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine, gun owners are caught in the middle. Some Russian companies hit by the sanctions have been in the American firearms market.

IRON DOME VS. HAMAS

Stopping the Rocket Threat
By SOF Editor

While Hamas has been firing rockets, a number of them headed for civilian targets are being stopped en route. This is thanks to a new surface-to-air missile system called Iron Dome (IDF Photo, right).

BOKO HARAM’S BODY COUNT

Nearly 2100 Slaughtered Since New Year’s Day
By Harold Hutchison

The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram’s attacks have killed over two thousand people, according to a report by a non-profit group. The slaughter has come in the course of 95 attacks.

SOUTH SUDAN BUYS CHICOM MISSILES

ChiCom Knockoff Of AT-3 On Order
By Harold Hutchison

Faced with a growing arsenal of T-72 main battle tanks in the Sudanese arsenal, South Sudan is buying missiles to counter them. However, these are older missiles.

UKRAINIAN FORCES CONTINUE ADVANCE

Death Toll Climbs as Government Forces Near Donetsk
By Harold Hutchison

Ukrainian forces are nearing Donetsk, a city of 900,000 people held by pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern portion of the former Soviet Republic. The advance has not been without cost as the death toll in the ongoing crisis between Ukraine and Russia continued to climb.

ANOTHER CHICOM HYPERSONIC WEAPON?

ChiComs Text X-43 Knockoff
By Harold Hutchison

Roughly six months after testing the Wu-14 hypersonic missile, there are now reports that the ChiComs have been trying to develop a second hypersonic weapon. This system, though, will be more familiar to Americans, as it is a knockoff of an American system tested about ten years ago.

The X-43 being launched from a NASA B-52. The ChiComs are reportedly developing a knockoff of this system.
(NASA photo)

DID CUBA SMEAR A SENATOR?

Senator Robert Menendez Claims Castro Regime Targeted Him
By Harold Hutchison

Did the oppressive Castro regime try to smear the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations? That is what Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ, official portrait on the left) is claiming happened to him, and he wants the Justice Department to investigate.

DOZENS ESCAPE BOKO HARAM!

63 Women and Girls Now Free
By Harold Hutchison

Dozens free, a couple hundred left to go. That is the situation in Nigeria after a number of women and girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram made a successful break for freedom.

UKRAINE CEASE FIRE OVER!

Government Launches New Offensive
By Harold Hutchison

The Ukrainian government has launched a new offensive, ending a ten-day cease fire. The operation is targeting pro-Russian insurgents who have seized control of cities and towns in Eastern Ukraine.

IRAQ BUYS RUSSIAN JETS

Su-25s Bought After F-16 Delays
By Harold Hutchison

Iraq has bought a number of used Sukhoi ground-attack planes from Russia as delays have sprung up as the delivery of F-16 fighters. The Russian fighters were provided within a week of the Iraqi government signing a contract.

ANOTHER PREMATURE “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?”

JSTOF-P Set to be Disbanded

Marines and Philippine troops during relief operations in 2013.
(DOD photo)

By Harold Hutchison

The Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines (JSOTF-P), which has been instrumental in combating terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah, is reportedly on the chopping block. Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines had been going on since 15 January, 2002.