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TALIBAN GET THEIR ASSES KICKED BY A WOMAN

Woman Kills Ten Taliban After Son Murdered
By SOF Staff

When Taliban militants attacked her village in Farah province, Rezagul assisted Afghan authorities in defending her home. But when her son was murdered right in front of her by Taliban thugs on 17 November, she went after them with the fury of a mother bear defending her cubs.

MUSLIM CLERIC SLAMS NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT

Top Cleric in Nigeria Criticizes Lack of Effort Against Boko Haram
By SOF

The top Moslem cleric in Nigeria has slammed the government – but the reasons for the criticism may be surprised. This cleric is upset because more has not been done to combat Boko Haram.

MARSHALS UNDERCOVER IN MEXICO

American Law Enforcement Targeting Cartels
By SOF Staff

Members of the United States Marshals Service, the oldest federal law enforcement agency, have been carrying out operations in Mexico while wearing the uniforms of Mexico’s Marine Corps. The operations have been targeting drug cartels that run billions of dollars’ worth of cocaine, heroin, and other drugs into the United States.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the Marshals have sent specialists into Mexico on an average of once every three months. The Marshals wear uniforms of the Mexican Marines, and carry weapons while on those operations. The operations have the approval of the Mexican government, as well as the Mexican Marines and the Marshals Service. U.S. Marshals have high-technology gear that helps Mexican authorities, including aircraft that mimic cell phone towers.

THE GROWING CHICOM ARSENALS

Nuclear, Cyber Threats Increase
By SOF Staff

Communist China has been expanding its nuclear forces – increasing the threat to the United States – deploying new missiles and submarines, as well as other systems. The systems could place the United States at greater risk.

According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon, the annual review of Communist China’s nuclear arsenal by the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressionally-established committee, outlined just how much China’s nuclear forces have expanded.

BEARS PROWL AROUND GUAM AGAIN


Tu-95s Orbit Island
By SOF Staff

Two Russian Tu-95 bombers circled the island of Guam, the westernmost U.S. territory in the Pacific and a key forward base earlier this week. The operation came just over 21 months after a similar operation took place.

MEET THE ANZAC

Australia’s Potent Frigate
By Harold Hutchison

When the Royal Australian Navy faced off against a Russian convoy that included the Slava-class missile cruiser Varyag, two frigates were on the front lines. But what exactly were these frigates?

To get the answer, one has to go back to the 1980s and 1990s. The Australians were looking to replace the aging River-class frigates they had in service. New Zealand also was in the market for a replacement for their old Leander-class frigates. The two countries decided to go in together – not only to reduce costs, but to make their navies more interoperable.

PEACE TALKS OFF AFTER FARC KIDNAPPING

General Taken Captive By Colombian Terrorist Group
By SOF Staff

The kidnapping of a Colombian Army general by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has thrown a wrench into peace talks. The kidnapping come within a week after two soldiers were taken.

HOW WOULD IRAN FIGHT?

A Look At A Rogue Regime’s Strategy
By SOF Staff

How would Iran fight the United States if the dispute over the rogue nation’s nuclear program turned into a military conflict? The apparent answer points to a two-pronged strategy on the part of Iran.

MILITARY FAMILIES FILE LAWSUIT OVER TERROR ATTACKS

Survivors of Killed Troops Sue European Banks
By SOF Staff

Five banks located in Europe have been sued in the Eastern District of New York by families of troops who were killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The family members claim that the banks aided and abetted attacks by some insurgent groups.

IS ISLAMIC STATE LEADER DEAD OR JUST WINGED?

Reports Indicate Terror Bigwig Wounded in Air Strike
By SOF Staff

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has reportedly been among the casualties of an air strike.

According to a report by the London Daily Mail, the Iraqi military believes that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (pictured above spewing his hot air during a Mosul sermon), the leader of the group, is dead. The Iraqis stated that same strike has resulted in the death of a close confidante of al-Baghdadi’s, Auf Abdulrahman Elefery, also known as Abu Suja in the air attack on a convoy near Mosul, which has been held by ISIS.

ANOTHER RUSSIAN INCURSION INTO UKRAINE

Tanks, Trucks, Cross Border
By SOF

At least a battalion of Russian tanks has entered into the eastern part of the Ukraine, raising concerns about the ability of the September cease-fire to hold.

RUSSIAN TANKERS IN EGYPT

Il-78 “Midas” Tankers Seen In Cairo
By SOF Editor

Egypt’s closer alignment with Russia has become stronger in recent months.

ISLAMISTS OPENLY DISCUSS SELLING WOMEN INTO SLAVERY

Islamic State, Boko Haram, Both Discuss Sales on Videos
By SOF Editor

Two Islamic terrorist groups have openly talked about selling women into sexual slavery in videos. The videos, which were revealed over the weekend by multiple media outlets, came from groups notorious for their vicious cruelty.

IS OBAMA SELLING OUT TAIWAN?

2001 Promise for Subs at Risk
By SOF Editor

The Obama Administration may be prioritizing a military exchange program with the ChiComs over a promise to help Taiwan modernize its submarine force. The decision could leave the Republic of China vulnerable to the ChiComs.

THE LOOT OF THE ISLAMIC STATE

Art Treasures, SAMs Gathered by Terrorist Group
By SOF Editor

SA-7 in use by Afghan rebels in the 1980s.
(DOD photo)

The terrorist group known as the Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS) and the Levant (ISIL) has been gathering a variety of resources in a campaign of looting that has involved everything from antiques to surface-to-air missiles capable of bringing down a passenger jet.