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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.

BOMBINGS ACROSS AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST

Beirut, Abuja, and Seiyun All Hit
By Harold Hutchison

A string of bombing and attacks over the last 48 hours, stretching from Nigeria to Yemen, left at least 22 people dead and a number of others wounded. The attacks were carried out by various Islamist groups.

BOMB, BOMB, BOMB, BOMB AL-SHABAB

Kenyan Jets Deliver Ordnance on Targets
By Harold Hutchison

Three F-5Es in formation.
(USAF photo)

Kenyan Air Force jets struck two al-Shabab camps in the lower Juba region of Somalia. The strikes are the latest in the East African country’s ongoing war with the terrorist group with ties to al-Qaeda.

THOUSANDS SAVED IN THE MED

Migrants From Conflicts in Africa Feel to Europe
By Harold Hutchison

Etna, which at one point had over 1300 refugees on board.
(U.S. Navy photo)

Italian and American forces were among those who rescued over 5,000 people this past weekend from the Mediterranean Sea. The migrants were fleeing conflicts across Africa and the Middle East.