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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.

KIM DISAPPEARANCE MYSTERY SOLVED

Surgery Sidelined Dictator
By SOF

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s mysterious disappearance that lasted from 3 September to 14 October – sparking rumors of a coup – has been solved. That is the claim coming from South Korea’s spy service.

LONE WOLF ATTACK IN BIG APPLE?

Police Officers Attacked With Hatchet
By SOF Editor

A group of NYPD officers in the borough of Queens, New York, was attacked with a hatchet by an individual yesterday afternoon. The attacker left one of the officers in critical condition, and wounded a second police officer.

DID SWEDEN HAVE A READINESS GAP?

Scandinavian Country Retired ASW Choppers in 2008
By SOF

The hunt for the mystery submarines first sighted last Friday off the coast of Sweden may have been crippled by the decision to retire the country’s force of ASW choppers. That decision, which was carried out in 2008, has now come back to bite the Swedes.

TEENAGE JIHADI GIRLS FIND TRIP CUT SHORT

Three Girls Caught Trying to Join ISIS
By SOF Editor

Three American teenagers were arrested in Germany while trying to make their way to Syria to join the Islamic State.  Two of the girls were of Somali descent, the third was of Sudanese descent.

According to a report by CBN News, the three girls, ages 15, 16, and 17, have been returned to their families and the FBI is investigating to see if they had help from Islamists to make their trip. CNN reported that the girls stole $2,000 in cash to make their trip.