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July 2010 printed back issue

AMERICA AT WAR
TERRORIST VS. TERRORIST
While Afghanistan is fractious, the fractiousness that is arguably natural to that corner of the world is a challenge not just for the United States. It is also a challenge for America’s enemies as competing agendas lead them to fight amongst themselves.
By Ralph Peters

NEW NAVY TECH FIGHTS WAR ON DRUGS
High technology is not just being used to fight the war on terror. Technological advances are also being put to use in another war: The War on Drugs. USS Freedom and the MQ-8 Fire Scout make their debuts – and give the cartels something new to worry about.
Compiled by Harold Hutchison

PIRACY SURGE?
American surges in Iraq and Afghanistan were seen as a way to turn things around. However, around Somalia, the pirates have recently surged – and the result has been engagements with the United States Navy.
By Harold Hutchison

TWO DAYS ON THE STENNIS
The Nimitz-class carrier is America’s first response to a crisis. What is life like on one of these ships? What can they do? Gary Paul Johnston spent two days on USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and provides a glimpse.
By Gary Paul Johnston

A MESS SERGEANT’S CLOSE CALL
During Vietnam, as has been the case in past and present wars, local labor was often used at bases. When one mess sergeant’s misconduct toward some of the locals came to light and an investigation was not up to snuff, the mess sergeant would have a close call.
By Anonymous

THE LONG WAR
Oliver North has been best known as a syndicated columnist, radio talk-show host, and as a major figure in the Iran–Contra controversy. However, North is now known for his Fox News series War Stories, where he has been telling the story of America’s troops in the War on Terror.
By Drew Frick

FEATURES
THE TAKEOVER OF ARGENTINA
Argentina is one of a number of countries in Latin America that have fallen under the sway of left-wing dictators. Its fall, however, was probably unexpected. How did Nestor Kirchner and his wife, Cristina Fernandez, do it? Furthermore, what could this mean for America?
By Gaucho

THE FBI ANDTHE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN
The Thompson Models 1921 and 1927 submachine guns were famous for their use by outlaws in the 1920s and 1930s, and by GIs in World War Two. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation also used the Tommy Gun – and it is a tale that ends with tragedy.
By Robert “Bo” Ramsour II

THE F-35: LIGHTNING OR FLASH INTHE PAN?
The plane is supposed to become the backbone for the Air Force, Marines, and Navy. But is the F-35 capable of doing the job, or will it fall short, forcing pilots and commanders to muddle through?
By Harold Hutchison

COMMENTARY: F-35—A MIXED BAG
One of the big worries is that those who have pushed the F-35 may have forgotten some lessons that past conflicts have taught America. Add in the problems the F-35 is having, and it is time to ask Secretary of Defense Robert Gates some tough questions.
By Harold Hutchison

NO NEED FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Some argue that the immigration system is “broken” and needs to be reformed. Former Border Patrol Chief William Carter responds, outlining just how the federal government has failed to enforce the laws it passed in the first place.
By J.William Carter

BLACKHAWK!’S NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE FIGHTING UNIFORM SAVES GI LIVES!
If an artery is severed, the victim can bleed out in minutes –leaving little time to save a life. Blackhawk! has provided a solution by integrating tourniquets into a fighting uniform.
by Jerry Kraus

HUNT FORTHE SANGIN SNIPER
British troops in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, have been facing a Taliban super sniper who has killed as many as seven British units. Their hunt for him seems like a blockbuster war movie, but this one is real – and deadly.
By Harold Hutchison

KIMBER’S .300WIN. MAG. POLICE TACTICAL
The .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge has been around since 1960, providing long-range accuracy for sportsmen and snipers alike. However, getting the most required a lot of custom work. Kimber has changed that with their Model 8400 Long Action Police Tactical.
By Gary Paul Johnston

A SHOOTER’S MECCA
NRA’s Whittington Center has much for the shooter. A look at the world’s largest civilian shooting range.
By Jerry Kraus

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
Let’s All Take the Citizenship Oath
By MAJ James F. Gebhardt, USA (Ret.)

FLAK
Sniper School; Did the Brits Grab France?;You Blew It!; Billboard that Says It All; Snipers Need Help; Joining Legends; Obsolete Facts?, Good Work on Haiti!; Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War

BULLETIN BOARD
No Flags in Haiti; Hmong Recognized for Service; LPD-26 Named for Murtha, or Porky Pig, or Fat Bastard?, $1200 Benefit for Veterans; Hugo’s Weapons Spending Spree;Will the Real Mark LaRue Stand Up?

TERRORISM SITREP
Massive Smuggling Ring in United States Busted, Former Blackwater Chief Indicted; Underground Tunnels in Egypt Thrive; Algeria Buys $7 Billion ofWeapons from Russia; Maoist Guerillas Destabilize India. FARC Adopts Terror Tactics, Stashes Money Abroad. Radical Muslim Mafia controls 751 “No Go Zones” in France; Terror Cells in Saudi Arabia Busted, Oil Targets Saved; Chechen Rebels Terrorize Russia; South Korea Threatens Preemptive Strike on Pyongyang; U.S.Troops Abandon Death Valley in Afghanistan; Deadly Threesome Alliance in Pakistan Threatens U.S.Troops
By Dr. Martin Brass

COP TALK
Sky Marshal Crisis; Can Law Enforcement Help?
By Gary Paul Johnston

COMMON SENSE
Tactical Pause
By Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)

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