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May 2010 printed back issue

AMERICA AT WAR
THE MEANING OF MARJAH
The surge in Afghanistan is facing a major test in the operation around Marjah, a small town in Helmand Province. What do the events in Marjah mean for the future of Afghanistan? This analysis from Stratfor.com outlines what is at stake.
By Kamran Bokhari, Peter Zeihan and Nathan Hughes; STRATFOR.com

NIGHTMARE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
How does the Middle East look? Ralph Peters outlines the situation, from Pakistan to Israel, and says that things do not look good. Is the Middle East going to turn into a region of nightmares for America and allies?
By Ralph Peters

FLIGHT 253: WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN?
The attempted bombing of Flight 253 was a close call – averted by luck and the courage of the would-be victims. But who was behind it? What is known about them? Furthermore, will future attacks come?
By Harold Hutchison

FEATURES
EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES: AGAINST ALL ODDS, Part Three
In this third of a three-part series, Eeben Barlow describes the fighting around Soyo, as what was supposed to be a routine security mission for Executive Outcomes has turned into a pitched battle.
By Eeben Barlow

SOG'S FIERCESTWARRIOR? Col. Robert L. Howard
Robert L. Howard’s life was one of service to the United States. Here, John L. Plaster discusses some of his heroics, including daring rescues that led to three nominations for the Medal of Honor, only one of which would ultimately be approved.
By Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.)

HELL IN HAITI
The 12 January 2010 earthquake that killed 200,000 is only the latest tragedy in the long, bloody history of Haiti. Brief intervals of democracy have punctuated rule by corrupt dictators and the military. All of it 700 miles from Florida.
By Harold Hutchison

HI-POINT’S AFFORDABLE PISTOL-POWER CARBINE
Hi-Point is known for affordable firearms. Here, their carbine is taken for a test shoot – and it turns out the carbine might be a nice option for a wide number of law-abiding gun owners.
By Robert E. Sundance

SHOT SHOW 2010
The 2010 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, had all sorts of new guns and gear. Springfield, SIG, A.R.M.S., Para-Ordnance, Rock River, Aimpoint, Steyr, Laser Devices, Sabre Defense, and Kimber showcase their new products.
By Gary Paul Johnston

COLUMNS
COMMAND GUIDANCE
Move over McCain, here comes Hayworth

FLAK
Winning Story, Combat Outpost Keating, Warrior’s Rage, 1SGT Speaks, French Republican Guard
BULLETIN BOARD
Travolta Inspired by SOF?, C-17 on the Block?, Stupidity, Incompetence, or Both?, F-35 in Trouble, Climate Change the Biggest Threat?, Ecuador Calls for Open Borders, Firepower for the IRS?

TERRORISM SITREP
“Specific Permission” to kill Americans abroad suspected of terrorism? American spies to the slammer;
Bloody Mexican year—8000 gang executions in 2009, It’s gang war—El Salvador violence kills 434 in first two months of 2010; Scorched Earth tyrants arrested in Guatemala; Taliban number 2 snatched in Afghanistan; Religious violence heats up in India; “Old Rage” German pensioners kidnap a financial crook; Russian missiles to Moldova?; Act now!! Saudis demand action on Iran for Nukes; Paki military fringes joining pirates?; Military coup in Niger; Weapons to Iran seized.
By Dr. Martin Brass

COP TALK
Accurate shooting is not enough, especially when the bad guy is returning fire. You need to move, or you could be the bad guy's next victim!
By Gary Paul Johnston

COMMON SENSE
Military Lab Rats
By Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)

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