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April 2010 printed back issue

AMERICA AT WAR
NEAR DISASTER ON FLIGHT 253
Christmas, 2009, nearly became a day of terror. How did a terrorist come within a technical glitch of bringing down an airplane? More frightening – how the Obama administration didn’t appear to take the attack seriously.
By Harold Hutchison

COBRA’S ANGER: MARINES ASSAULT INTO NOW ZAD
Now Zad had been a Taliban stronghold. That was before the United States Marine Corps decided to clean out the place by sending two companies of Marines from the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion and 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment.
By Lance Cpl. Walter Marino, Regimental Combat Team 7

MARINES BLAST THROUGH NOW ZAD WITH ASSAULT BREACHER VEHICLES
The fighting at Now Zad went very smoothly. One reason was the fact that a new vehicle in the inventory made its combat debut. Meet the Armored Breaching Vehicle.
By Lance Cpl. Walter Marino, Regimental Combat Team 7

LYING TO OURSELVES
Is America ready to face the truth about the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorists? Ralph Peters outlines some facts that the Obama administration has ignored in its drive to flagellate America.
By Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, USA (Ret.)

FEATURES
THE VENEZUELAN VIPER
Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has been out to cause trouble for the United States. Often it has come in the form of hot air or pow-wows with other global bad guys like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. However, the threat he poses is worse than just hot air. Chavez is trying to make himself into a danger to America.
By Warren Gray

ROBERT K. BROWN GOES TO SNIPER SCHOOL
School sounds dull. Well, not the school that SOF Editor/Publisher Robert K. Brown attended. Here, he got a bit of a crash course in sniping, and also had the chance to check out some new sniping gear, including a rifle from Savage!
By Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.)

EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES: AGAINST ALL ODDS, PART TWO
In the second part of an extract from the book Against All Odds, Eeben Barlow describes the initial stages of the Executive Outcomes operation in Soyo, Angola. However, UNITA guerillas are not about to go away quietly.
By Eeben Barlow

THE KREBS TACTICAL-12
Shotguns are usually just shotguns, right? Well, when Krebs Custom Firearms went to work on the Kalashnikov Saiga shotgun, they came up with a revolutionary design that pushed the 12-gauge shotgun to the cutting edge of technology – and made it much more lethal.
By Gary Paul Johnston

PROVING GROUND: SAR 2009
The Small Arms Review gun show has not had the attention given to the SHOT Show, but it is a place with all sorts of interesting firearms. Some of them are classics, others are the latest products. Some you can take home, others will only be owned in your dreams.
By Gary Paul Johnston

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
Bye-Bye, Corzine
By Scott Bach

FLAK
Arctic Sea Mysteries, Second Amendment for the Troops, North Korea, Supporting the Haditha Marines, What to Do, Thoughts, Hollywood Gunfights, Winning Article

BULLETIN BOARD
F-35 Production Cuts?, GPS Phones for Illegal Immigrants?, Marines vs. Avatar, Hunters Hunted in Mexico, Information Sought, Only One in Four?, Alaska Guard Saves 48, Rapid Carrier Response to Haiti Disaster, Camp Pendleton Invaded!, Hogs in Afghanistan

TERRORISM SITREP
Christmas Day Close Call; Devastating Quake in Haiti; Dying for Justice; Pope’s Close Call; Wild Chavez Claims; Turkish TV Show Triggers Crisis; Piracy Doubles off Somalia; Double Agent Bombs CIA Base in Afghanistan
By Dr. Martin Brass

ADVENTURE QUARTERMASTER
Burris Laser Range Finder, Camelbak Better Bottle, and Otis Elite Gun Cleaning Kit

COMMON SENSE
First the Good News…
By Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)

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