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Soldier of Fortune Magazine Briefing

January 7, 2013

DEVILISH GUN GRAB DETAILS; WHAT ANTI-GUNNERS REALLY THINK ABOUT YOU;

WHAT DO ANTI-GUNNERS REALLY THINK ABOUT YOU?
An anti-gun extremist’s unhinged rant is worth keeping in mind.
http://www.sofmag.com/what-anti-gunners-really-think-about-you

THE DEVILISH DETAILS OF THE GUN GRAB COME OUT!

Dianne Feinstein has revealed the devilish details of the new version of her gun grab.
http://www.sofmag.com/devilish-details-come-out

MULLAH NAZIR KILLED
Mullah Nazir, a senior al-Qaeda leader, was killed in an apparent UAV strike.
http://www.sofmag.com/suspected-us-drone-strike-kills-top-militant-comma…

THE ANTI-GUN HURRY-UP OFFENSE
Why are anti-gunners in such a hurry?
http://www.sofmag.com/anti-gun-hurry-offense

NO PRIVACY FOR GUN OWNERS
Registration doesn’t just mean confiscation – it could also mean a loss of privacy.
http://www.sofmag.com/another-reason-oppose-registration

MUBARIZ JAAN TAKEN OUT!
ISAF forces killed a Taliban leader, Mubariz Jaan, during operations in Ghazni province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-operational-update-47

WARNING, SAILORS!
The legalization of marijuana in Washington state lead to the Navy issuing a warning to sailors.
http://www.sofmag.com/sailors-cautioned-after-legalization-marijuana

TALIBAN LEADERS NABBED
Two Taliban leaders were captured during operations in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-operational-update-46

KACHIN ATTACKED!
The Burmese government carried out air strikes against the Kachin.
http://www.sofmag.com/burma-admits-air-strikes-targeted-kachin-rebels

SALUTE TO SCHWARZKOPF
The Military Channel is celebrating the accomplishments of Norman Schwarzkopf.
http://www.sofmag.com/military-channel-salutes-career-gen-norman-schwarz…

TRAINING SAVES PILOTS
A helicopter crew’s life was saved by their training.
http://www.sofmag.com/14-seconds-impact-training-helps-save-pilots-lives

FALKLANDS, ROUND 2
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez re-opened the dispute over the Falkland Islands.
http://www.sofmag.com/argentina-renews-dispute-britain-over-falklands

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Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article Briefing 19-26 Oct. 2012

October 28, 2012

DOZENS KILLED IN MOSQUE BOMBING
A murder-suicide bomber in Faryab province killed at least 40 people at a
mosque in Faryab province.
http://www.sofmag.com/suicide-bomber-attacks-afghan-mosque-40-dead

TWO TALIBAN LEADERS KILLED
Two Taliban leaders and one Haqqani leader were killed by ISAF forces.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-318

SAVE YOUR GUNS
An urgent message from RKB.
http://www.sofmag.com/save-your-guns

GRAYMAN KNIFE GIVEAWAY
SOF is giving away a Grayman Knives Mega Pounder 7.5 with teeth.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-giveaway-grayman-knives-mega-pounder-75-wteeth

RUSSIAN TROOPS WHACK 49
Russian troops took out 49 militants in the Caucasus during an anti-terror
op.
http://www.sofmag.com/russia-security-forces-kill-49-militants-north-caucasus-operation

JORDAN BUSTS 11 IN AN-QAEDA PLOT
Jordanian authorities captured 11 members involved in an al-Qaeda plot.
http://www.sofmag.com/jordan-arrests-11-alleged-al-qaida-plot

9 KILLED IN KURDISTAN SKIRMISH
During a skirmish between Turkish troops and Kurdish rebels, nine people were
killed.
http://www.sofmag.com/9-killed-clashes-southeast-turkey

DID PORTUGAL PLOT?
Guinea-Bissau accused Portugal of backing an attempted coup.
http://www.sofmag.com/bissau-accuses-portugal-backing-coup-attempt

TANKS, DIRT BIKES, AND ATVS
Troops from the First Armored Division carried out training with some lighter
gear than one would expect from an armored division.
http://www.sofmag.com/iron-brigade-soldiers-combine-dirt-bikes-atvs-tanks

ONE DAY AT A TIME
Reserve MPs take the beat in Bagram one day at a time.
http://www.sofmag.com/reserve-mps-take-bagram-beat-one-day-time

TALIBAN AND HAQQANI LEADERS OFF THE BOARD
Two Taliban leaders were arrested and a Haqqani network leader was killed
during operations in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-319

BELATED PURPLE HEART
A Soldier wounded in an IED attack in Iraq received belated recognition for
his wounds.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-awards-mp-purple-heart-8-years-later

CHICOMS LURKING AGAIN
ChiCom vessels are lurking around the Senkaku Islands again.
http://www.sofmag.com/japan-spots-chinese-ships-near-contested-islands

F-4 CREW BURIED
An F-4D crew that was missing in action for 43 years was laid to rest at
Arlington National Cemetery.
http://www.sofmag.com/remains-two-airmen-lost-1969-identified-honored

COUNTERING IEDS
The United States is passing on lessons in defeating IEDs that have been
learned on the battlefield.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-works-foreign-armies-counter-ieds

EXPANDING ANTI-TERROR OPS?
The United States is reportedly expanding its base in Djibouti to carry out
more anti-terror operations.
http://www.sofmag.com/report-us-expanding-anti-terror-operations-djibouti

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article briefing 13-19, Oct, 2012

October 20, 2012

TWO FEWER MIAS
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced the
identification of two Vietnam War MIAs, an Air Force F-4D crew.
http://www.sofmag.com/airmen-missing-vietnam-war-identified-0

BELAL KHAN KILLED
Belal Khan, a Taliban leader in Nangarhar province, was killed by ISAF
forces, while two other Taliban leaders were captured.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-316

NEW GIVEAWAY!
SOF is giving away a Grayman Knives Mega Pounder 7.5 with teeth.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-giveaway-grayman-knives-mega-pounder-75-wteeth

APACHE PILOT RECEIVES AIR MEDAL
The pilot of an AH-64 Apache was awarded the Air Medal for a mission in which
he took out twenty enemy positions.
http://www.sofmag.com/apache-pilot-awarded-air-medal-valor

ISAF CONFIRMS DEATH OF TALIBAN LEADER
Qurashi, a Taliban leader in Kunduz province, was confirmed to have been
killed during ISAF operations Saturday.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-312

RAMPAGE IN NIGERIA
Robbers went on a homicidal rampage, killing 21 people in northern Nigeria.
http://www.sofmag.com/suspected-robbers-kill-21-villagers-nigeria

29 YEARS LATER, THE BEIRUT BOMBING IS REMEMBERED
A survivor of the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut recounted his
experience.
http://www.sofmag.com/29-years-later-beirut-marine-shares-memory-bombing

FRENCH CRACK HEROIN RING
French police arrested 39 people who were part of a heroin smuggling ring.
http://www.sofmag.com/39-arrested-french-heroin-bust

KEEPING AN EYE OUT
Army snipers in Afghanistan help their ANA counterparts keep an eye on the
enemy.
http://www.sofmag.com/snipers-2-1-keep-eye-security

BLOWING OLD STUFF IN KOSOVO
Army EOD troops are blowing up old bombs in Kosovo.
http://www.sofmag.com/eod-explodes-old-munitions-kosovo

REPLACING THE KIOWA
Army pilots looked over one of the possible competitors to replace the
OH-58D.
http://www.sofmag.com/updating-legend-air-cav-tests-replacement-kiowa

$26 MILLION IN COCAINE SEIZED
USS Carr seized $26 million worth of cocaine after a P-3 forced smugglers to
dump their cargo.
http://www.sofmag.com/uss-carr-recovers-26-million-cocaine-during-operation-martillo

NEVER QUITTING
When his platoon was hit by an IED, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Labadie’s first
thought was for his fellow troops.
http://www.sofmag.com/purple-heart-recipient-refuses-quit

ANOTHER ISLAND DISPUTE
Iran and the United Arab Emirates are facing off over islands in the Persian
Gulf.
http://www.sofmag.com/iran-uae-island-dispute-could-escalate

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article briefing 24 TO 28 SEPTEMBER 2012

September 28, 2012

STORMING KISMAYO
Kenyan troops stormed Kismayo – targeting al-Shabab.
http://www.sofmag.com/kenyan-troops-storm-somali-militant-stronghold

CLINTON ADMITS AL-QAEDA TIES TO BENGHAZI ATTACK
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted that al-Qaeda was involved
in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
http://www.sofmag.com/clinton-cites-al-qaida-link-benghazi-attack

UNTIL THEY ARE HOME
POWs and MIAs were honored by the Navy.
http://www.sofmag.com/until-they-are-home-may-they-never-be-forgotten

ALP WHACKS BAD GUYS!
Afghan Local Police took out a number of insurgents near Shaghowlay village.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-301

JPAC SEARCHES FOR THE MISSING
The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command is searching for America’s POWs and
MIAs.
http://www.sofmag.com/jpac-strives-bring-home-powmia

FUEL QUESTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has raised alarm
bells about the fuel situation in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/inspector-questions-accounting-afghanistan-fuel

FIRST CHICOM CARRIER
The ChiComs have commissioned their first aircraft carrier.
http://www.sofmag.com/china-commissions-first-aircraft-carrier

MALANG TAKEN OUT!
The Taliban leader known as Malang was taken out during an ISAF operation.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-303

AL-QAIDA FACILITATOR KILLED
Abdul Rauf, a facilitator for al-Qaida, was killed during ISAF operations in
Kunar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-304

BRITONS AMONG FOREIGN JIHADISTS IN SYRIA
British citizens are among foreign jihadists fighting in Syria.
http://www.sofmag.com/britons-among-foreign-jihadists-fighting-syria

HOSTAGES RESCUED!
ISAF forces assigned to Task Force Arrowhead saved three hostages being held
in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-305

REFINING THE PUNISHER
The Army is improving the XM25 Punisher.
http://www.sofmag.com/army-refines-airburst-technology-xm25-punisher

MISSING AIRMAN FOUND
An airman missing since 1943 was identified.
http://www.sofmag.com/airman-missing-wwii-identified

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article Briefing 4-8 June, 2012

June 10, 2012

$7 MILLION FOR AL-SHABAB BIGWIG
The United States placed a $7 million reward for al-Shabab’s operational
commander.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-offers-bounty-somali-militants

WE GOT THE CREEP!
The death of Abu Yahya al-Libi in a UAV strike on Sunday was confirmed.
http://www.sofmag.com/white-house-elimination-al-libi-major-blow-against-al-qaida

GOING AFTER TALIBAN LEADERS
ISAF and Afghan forces went after two Taliban leaders – and took them out!
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-240

COMING ATTRACTION!
Submariners will be receiving a crew-served weapons course!
http://www.sofmag.com/coming-soon-crew-served-weapons-course-submariners

MAKING THE B-1 BETTER
The B-1B is getting better for its crews.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-upgrades-revitalize-b-1b-lancers

COAST GUARD SEIZES TWO TONS OF COKE
The Coast Guard seized two tons of cocaine in the Pacific.
http://www.sofmag.com/coast-guard-law-enforcement-nabs-more-2-tons-cocaine

F-22 OPS CONTINUE
F-22 operations continue, despite safety restrictions.
http://www.sofmag.com/new-flight-restrictions-havent-curbed-f-22-operations

23 KILLED IN BOMBING
23 people were killed in a bombing in Iraq.
http://www.sofmag.com/23-killed-scores-wounded-baghdad-blast

TALIBAN LEADER TARGETED
During the hunt for a Taliban leader, a number of militants were killed in an
air strike.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-241

KEEPING DELRAM II SAFE
Marines at Forward Operating Base Delram II work to keep the FOB safe.
http://www.sofmag.com/marines-provide-delaram-ii-security

RECOGNITION 60 YEARS DELAYED
A Korean War vet received a Purple Heart he earned six decades late.
http://www.sofmag.com/korean-war-vet-receives-purple-heart-60-years-later

5 BUSTS, $135 MILLION IN COKE
A Coast guard cutter and Navy frigate teamed up to make five busts totaling
$135 million in cocaine.
http://www.sofmag.com/5-drug-busts-2-months-135-million-cocaine

IS SOMETHING UP?
Burmese state media praised Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
http://www.sofmag.com/burma-state-media-offers-praise-aung-san-suu-kyi

HEAVY LIFTING
The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade retrieved an Afghan Air Force Mi-17.
http://www.sofmag.com/cab-performs-heavy-lifting

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article Briefing 29-1 June. 2012

June 4, 2012

NATO BASE ATTACKED!
Insurgents attacked a NATO base, but were driven off.
http://www.sofmag.com/insurgents-attack-nato-base-afghanistan

ROLLING THUNDER
The 25th Rolling Thunder took place over Memorial Day weekend.
http://www.sofmag.com/rolling-thunder-gathers-25th-ride-pentagon

SENIOR AL-QAEDA COMMANDER WHACKED
An operation in Kunar province killed a senior al-Qaeda commander.
http://www.sofmag.com/senior-al-qaida-leader-killed-kunar-province-sunday

GERMAN HOSTAGE KILLED
A German hostage was killed during a rescue attempt.
http://www.sofmag.com/german-hostage-killed-nigerian-rescue-effort

TALIBAN, HAQQANI NETWORK UNDER PRESSURE
In one day of operations, Taliban and Haqqani leaders and facilitators were
targeted by ISAF forces.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-237

DEAL’S OFF
Tuareg rebels called off a deal with Islamists.
http://www.sofmag.com/mali-tuareg-rebels-call-alliance-islamists

NOT JUST FOR ENGINEERS
The Sapper Leader Course is not just for engineers.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-army-sapper-school-not-just-engineers

11 PIRATES CAPTURED!
Somali forces captured 11 pirates in Puntland.
http://www.sofmag.com/somali-authorities-arrest-11-pirates-puntland

38 WOUNDED IN NAIROBI BOMBING
A bomb blast wounded 38 in Nairobi.
http://www.sofmag.com/kenyan-police-say-bomb-caused-nairobi-blast

HAQQANI LEADER HUNTED
During the hunt for a Haqqqani Network leader, two insurgents were killed.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-236

USS TAYLOR TO THE RESCUE
The frigate USS Taylor came to the rescue of a disabled vessel.
http://www.sofmag.com/uss-taylor-renders-assistance-distressed-yemeni-dhow

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article Briefing 21-25 May 2012

May 26, 2012

DOG COMPANY BITES DOWN ON INSURGENTS
Marines too the fight to the insurgents – locating weapons caches, drug
factories, and IEDs.
http://www.sofmag.com/dog-company-marines-bite-down-insurgency-afghan-forces-during-operation-sangin-united-horizons

TALIBAN LEADER NABBED!
A Taliban leader was captured by Afghan forces in Takhar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-234

NAVY CROSS
Cpl. Christopher B. Farias received the Navy Cross for heroism in
Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/navy-cross-awarded-tenacity-under-enemy-fire-kajaki

HERO CORPSMEN SAVE MARINE
Navy corpsmen acted quickly when a Marine officer was wounded in action.
http://www.sofmag.com/corpsmen-rescue-wounded-marine-during-firefight

PILOTS AWARDED FOR RESCUES
Two Air Force pilots received two DFCs with Combat Distinguishing Devices for
rescues they carried out in Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/csaf-presents-rescue-pilots-multiple-medals-ceremony

AFGHAN, ISAF TROOPS TAKE DOWN OPIUM OPERATION
During a security operation, Afghan and ISAF troops captured 3,100 pounds of
poppy seed, and over 450 pounds of opium.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-235

TROOPS PREFER NEW, LIGHTER MACHINE GUN
Troops evaluating a new light machine gun gave it high marks.
http://www.sofmag.com/soldiers-prefer-lighter-machine-gun-during-assessment

FEMALE SAPPERS
A number of women have graduated from the Sapper Leader Course.
http://www.sofmag.com/females-proud-wear-sapper-tab

TALIBAN COMMANDER CAPTURED!
A Taliban commander was captured in Helmand province.
http://www.sofmag.com/insurgent-commander-arrested-helmand

TALIBAN FACILITATOR CAPTURED
A Taliban facilitator was captured during operations in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-233

NBC TROOPS AT THE .50-CAL RANGE
Troops trained with the .50-caliber machine guns on NBC vehicles.
http://www.sofmag.com/soldiers-put-nbc-rv-strykers-fox-vehicles-through-50-caliber-range

PATROLLING ICELAND’S SKIES
Air Force planes patrol the skies over Iceland.
http://www.sofmag.com/air-force-nato-fly-protect-icelands-air-sovereignty

BOMB ATTACK KILLS DOZENS
A murder-suicide bombing left dozens of Yemeni troops dead.
http://www.sofmag.com/scores-yemeni-soldiers-killed-bomb-attack

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article Briefing 13-18 May, 2012

May 18, 2012

HERO CORPSMAN SAVES MARINES
Despite being wounded, a Navy corpsman went into action to save Marines
during a mission to Zaranj.
http://www.sofmag.com/guam-corpsman-helps-save-marines-despite-injuries

MEDAL OF HONOR FOR VIETNAM WAR HERO
42 years after he was killed in action in Cambodia, Spc. Leslie Sabo received
the Medal of Honor for his valor.
http://www.sofmag.com/president-presents-medal-honor-vietnam-heros-widow

WHACKED IN THE ACT!
An ISAF airstrike took out insurgents planting an IED!
http://www.sofmag.com/insurgents-killed-airstrike-while-emplanting-ied

EU TAKES OUT PIRATE BASE!
A European Union naval force attacked a pirate base in Somalia.
http://www.sofmag.com/eu-naval-force-strikes-somali-pirate-base

NONE HURT WHEN NAVY SHIPS COLLIDE
When USS Essex and USNS Yukon collided during an undersea replenishment, all
aboard the two ships escaped injury.
http://www.sofmag.com/no-one-injured-uss-essex-usns-yukon-collide-sea

BUILDING A BETTER HAND GRENADE
A Picatinny Arsenal engineer is trying to improve upon the hand grenade.
http://www.sofmag.com/picatinny-engineer-pursues-improved-hand-grenade

AIR FORCE EOD TECH GETS FOURTH BRONZE STAR
An Air Force EOD technician received his fourth Bronze Star.
http://www.sofmag.com/eod-air-commando-receives-fourth-bronze-star

AMPUTEES RETURN TO THE FRONT
Losing legs did not keep two Green Berets out of the fight!
http://www.sofmag.com/special-forces-warriors-stand-tall-combat-once-again

FORMER EOD TECH, NOW CONGRESSMAN, RETURNS TO EOD SCHOOL
Representative Rock Crawford served in Congress, but 26 years ago, he
graduated from EOD school.
http://www.sofmag.com/former-eod-tech-now-congressman-visits-eod-school

TRAP PRACTICES PILOT RESCUES
Marines practiced rescuing downed pilots.
http://www.sofmag.com/tactical-recovery-aircraft-and-personnel-platoon-trains-rescue-downed-pilots

UNDERWOOD TO THE RESCUE!
When Peruvian fishermen were at the mercy of the sea, USS Underwood came to the rescue!
http://www.sofmag.com/underwood-rescues-peruvian-fishermen

HAVE YOU SUBSCRIBED TO SOF?
If you aren’t subscribing to SOF, you do not know what you are missing!
Father’s Day is coming soon!
https://www.sofmag.com/store/magazine-subscription

Soldier of Fortune Magazine Weekly Article 6-10 Feb, 2012

February 12, 2012

SIX INSURGENTS NABBED!
Afghan commandos captured six insurgents in an operation in Kunduz.
http://www.sofmag.com/afghan-commandos-capture-six-insurgents-raid-kunduz

DOD LOOSENS RESTRICTIONS ON WOMEN IN COMBAT
The Department of Defense loosened some restrictions on women in combat.
http://www.sofmag.com/more-military-positions-opened-women

TOP TERRORIST KILLED
A UAV strike killed a top militant in Northwest Pakistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-drone-kills-top-militant-nw-pakistan

SQUEEZING THE INSURGENCY
Operation Aluminum Python targeted insurgents in the Mayl Valley.
http://www.sofmag.com/operation-aluminum-python-puts-squeeze-insurgency

AMERICANS ON TRIAL IN EGYPT
The trials of 19 Americans in Egypt is causing concern.
http://www.sofmag.com/us-deeply-concerned-about-egypt-activist-trials

“MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS” IN AFGHANISTAN
The “Magnificent Bastards” take the fight to the Taliban.
http://www.sofmag.com/marine-%E2%80%98bastards%E2%80%99-do-magnificent-job

TALIBAN LEADER NABBED!
A Taliban leader in Helmand province was captured by ISAF forces!
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-187

CA ANG RESCUE!
The California ANG carried out a rescue 200 miles off the coast.
http://www.sofmag.com/guardsmen-save-man-200-miles-coast-california

BOMBINGS IN NIGERIA
At least two bombs went off in Kaduna, Nigeria.
http://www.sofmag.com/blasts-rock-central-nigerian-city

HONORING “IRON RANGERS”
76 Bronze Stars were awarded to members of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry
Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
http://www.sofmag.com/iron-rangers-receive-honors-courageous-acts

DEFENDING THE SHIP
Marines and Sailors practice to defend their ship.
http://www.sofmag.com/sailors-marines-defend-ship-together

CORPSMAN SAVES MARINE
When a construction accident in Afghanistan placed a Marine in danger, a
corpsman acted.
http://www.sofmag.com/illinois-corpsman-works-combat-engineers-proves-his-worth-garmsir

Soldier of Fortune Weekly Article Briefing 30 Jan-2 Feb. 2011

February 3, 2012

THREE TERRORISTS KILLED!
A strike by the Philippine military killed three high-ranking terrorists.
http://www.sofmag.com/philippine-military-strike-kills-three-top-ranking-terrorists

70 HONORED FOR HEROISM
Troops from the Big Red One were honored for heroism.
http://www.sofmag.com/pale-riders-recognize-soldiers-valor-courage

HEIGHTENED TENSIONS WITH EGYPT
Tensions with Egypt are increasing as several Americans are not allowed to
leave.
http://www.sofmag.com/heightened-us-egypt-tensions-raise-concern

MEXICAN AMBASSADOR HELD IN VENEZUELA
The Mexican ambassador to Venezuela was held, then freed.
http://www.sofmag.com/mexican-ambassador-seized-then-freed-venezuela

WHISTLEBLOWERS TARGETED
Whistleblowers who revealed mishandling of remains at Dover AFB were
retaliated against.
http://www.sofmag.com/probe-finds-dover-supervisors-targeted-whistleblowers

INSURGENTS DETAINED
Numerous insurgents, including a Taliban leader, were captured during
operations in Kandahar province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-184

ETHIOPIAN-SOMALI FORCE MOVES IN
A joint Ethiopian-Somali force moved in on an al-Shabab stronghold.
http://www.sofmag.com/ethiopian-somali-forces-set-advance-al-shabab-stronghold

NATO: NO CHANGE IN TIMELINE
NATO’s Secretary General declared there was no change in plans for
Afghanistan.
http://www.sofmag.com/nato-chief-afghan-timeline-unchanged

PAKISTAN CARRIES OUT RAIDS
Pakistan launched deadly raids against Taliban fighters.
http://www.sofmag.com/pakistan-carries-out-deadly-raids-near-afghan-border

KIDNAP VICTIM RESCUED!
A joint ISAF-Afghan force rescued a kidnap victim in Ghazni.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-186

BIG GUNS AT FORT DRUM
Troops from the 10th Mountain fired the new M119A2.
http://www.sofmag.com/3-6-fa-soldiers-fire-big-guns-fort-drum-ranges

TWO INSURGENTS, CACHE CAPTURED
Two insurgents and a weapons cache were captured by ISAF forces in Nangarhar
province.
http://www.sofmag.com/isaf-joint-command-morning-operational-update-185