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February 2010 printed back issue

AMERICA AT WAR
FORT HOOD MASSACRE
On 5 November, 2009, a jihadist from within struck the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding at least 30. Was the worst mass murder on a U.S. base avoidable? Why were warning signs surrounding the shooter missed, and who is responsible?
By Harold Hutchison

COMMENTARY: LESSONS OF FORT HOOD TRAGEDY
What can we learn from the Fort Hood terrorist attack? What needs to be done if future jihadists are to be stopped? How about dumping the political correctness, recognizing that terrorism is not a law-enforcement issue, and that people need to speak up about jihadists.
By Harold Hutchison

THE TRIANGLE OF DEATH
Prior to General David Petraeus taking over Multi- National Force–Iraq and implementing the “surge,” Iraq had become a hard fight. This thrilling account by the troops of 4-31 Infantry portrays just how tough the fight had become from None Left Behind.
By Charles Sasser

A STRATEGIC QUAGMIRE AND A BLACK HOLE
In an interview with Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, USA (Ret.), Fox News Channel strategic analyst and a columnist for the New York Post, SOF gets his unvarnished opinion about Iraq and Afghanistan – about what went wrong, and what went right.
By Dr. Martin Brass

MASS MURDER AT FORT HOOD
An Army officer speaks out on the terrorist attack at Fort Hood and how political correctness in the Army made it possible.
By Maj. Shawn Keller, USA

DELTA AIRBOAT CAVALRY CHARGE
Airboats are often seen in the Everglades of Florida or the bayous of Louisiana. However, they also were used by the military in the Mekong Delta, which was very similar to the bayou and the Everglades.
By Steven C. Schreiner

FEATURES
A MERC’S LAST HURRAH
Teodoro Obiang rules Equatorial Guinea with an iron fist. In 2004, a number of mercs tried to take his regime down – but failed. Simon Mann, one of those mercs, ended up spending time in one of the most infamous prisons in the world until his recent release.
By Dr. Martin Brass

PRIVATE MILITARY COMPANIES
Why have private military companies emerged so prominently? The founder of Executive Outcomes explains why – and also defends his company’s reputation.
By Eeben Barlow

THINK FORFEITURE
The ATF got in trouble a while back over utility tools with “Think Forfeiture” engraved on them. However, when it comes to NFA firearms, the ATF still can abuse law-abiding gun owners.
By Bob Sanders

COP TALK: SHOOTING AT VEHICLES
It’s a tough decision to decide when to pull the trigger. It can be even tougher when the bad guy is in a vehicle. Here,
Gary Paul Johnston discusses shooting at vehicles.
By Gary Paul Johnston

COMMENTARY: WAY TOO THIN
Discussion of border security has all too often ignored America’s largest frontier. However, the budget neglect of Congress toward the U.S. Coast Guard is not just about providing safety on the waters – it is also about preventing a Mumbai-style attack on America.
By Harold Hutchison

WEAPONS OF THE FREEDOM GROUP
SOF Joined Remington, DPMS/Panther, EOTAC and Bushmaster in San Antonio to test their state-of-the-art weapons. RKB competes in the three-gun match.
By Robert K. Brown

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
Holder Pushes Gun Control
By Law Enforcement Alliance of America

FLAK
Why Is Obama Waiting?; Correction; AB-962 Is An Act Of Ignorance; SOF In Public Libraries; Hollywood and Guns

BULLETIN BOARD
Hugo’s Next Target?; Predictable Anti-Gunners; New Firepower for the Troops?; Safest Year Yet!; Napolitano on the Border; USS New York Joins the Fleet; V-22 To Afghanistan

TERRORISM SITREP
Seized—U.S.-based Iranian front company that funneled funds to Iran’s nuclear program; New EU continental superpower formalized; Trainee slaughtered Brits on Afghani base; North and South Korean war games heat up; Marines expelled from Okinawa?; U.S. bases in Colombia not a sure deal; Honduras “historic” agreement a joke?; Death to prodemocracy members in Iran; Red Berets Arrested in Sweden; Will India splinter with Maoist violence resurgence?
By Dr. Martin Brass

TERRORISM TRIAL SPECIAL
Twenty-three CIA agents convicted of kidnapping terror suspect in Italy; NYC Gitmo trial spurs angry debates; Mafia clan that terrorized Naples captured; Karadzic defies International War Crimes Tribunal.
By Dr. Martin Brass

ADVENTURE QUARTERMASTER
How to survive the most critical five seconds of your life; PVS-14 new battery housing; New kid on the block; 5-Pack universal handgun case; New stocks from Mako; SAM Medical Products announces the launch of CELOX

COMMON SENSE
Suicide Pact
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)

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