AUGUST 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS
ONE MILE KILL SHOT
The War on Terror has featured a number of long-range sniper kills. Steve Reichert describes the engagement where he scored a kill from a mile away.
By Steve Reichert
AMERICA AT WAR
NOT AS LEAN, NOT AS MEAN, STILL A MARINE
Once a Marine, always a Marine – that ethos is reflected in Afghanistan, where a former Marine who went into law enforcement fights alongside a Marine unit.
By Terry McGowan
TRUST AND COURAGE
The aftermath of a deadly rampage is examined by an American soldier in Afghanistan. But more than physical courage may be needed to address the underlying problems that may be festering in the Army.
By Ross Elder
SOF EXCLUSIVE : INTERVIEW WITH SEAL’S CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
Chief Brandon Webb was a SEAL sniper in Afghanistan, and the chief SEAL sniper instructor. Here he speaks out on terrorism and Osama bin Laden and gives the inside dope on SEAL sniper school.
By Robert. K. Brown
THE SPEC OPS WAR – DILUTED
Special operations forces have been in Afghanistan since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom. But are they stretched too thin on the ground? And are efforts to fill the gap with other Army personnel causing problems?
By Ross Elder
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE SURPRISE AWARD
Robert K. Brown receives a surprise award from the good folks at Aimpoint.
By Dr. Martin Brass
THE SOUTH CHINA SEA STANDOFF
China and the Philippines recently had a standoff in the South China Sea. What is so important about that region that as many as a half-dozen countries are willing to fight for several hundred small islands?
By Harold Hutchison
SPAIN’S AFRICAN LEGIONS TODAY
The base of operations for the Spanish Foreign Legion is Africa, where Spain has toeholds dating back centuries. In Ceuta and Melilla, these elite troops prepare for whatever missions they may have to go on.
By Richard Lucas
BRAVO COMPANY’S MID 16 MOD 2 CARBINE
Bravo Company USA has exploded on the scene with its version of AR15-type rifles. The MID 16 is one of their offerings, and Bob Pilgrim puts it through its paces!
By Bob Pilgrim
The Day We Lost Our Nation
By Stephen Sherman
Honoring an Uncle; Garry Owen MC; Coincidental Silence?; China’s Military?; The Graveyard of Empires
SOF Mysteries; Marine Survives Iraq, Dies At Home; Lost Squadron of Spitfires Found; Marine Infantry Officer Course, Ranger School, to Open to Women; Morris Books Available; Valor Recognized – 42 Years Later; Changing Warfare – One Shot, One Kill at a Time; New Member of an Elite Group
Chinese Cyber Thieves Stole Blueprints for U.S. Joint Strike Planes; 1000 Dead Since 2011 Nigeria Elections; ChiCom Imperialism on the Fast Track; Hostage Fiasco Deposes Defense and Interior Ministers in Peru as Shining Path Rears Its Ugly Head; U.S. Drones Kill Dozens in Yemen; Bombings and Torture Strike Terror; Journalists Silenced in Hot Spots; Blood Money Murder in Pakistan; Hostages Savagely Slaughtered; Kony on the Lam; El Loco, The Madman Captured in Mexico for Mutilating 49. Pot Haven of Amsterdam Collapsing? The Mysterious Body on
the Danube; Islam Law Showdown in Belgium.
By Dr. Martin Brass
Hallmark Knives; Revision Military; Special Ops Watch; Maxsell; Penny Outfitters; Initial Attack; Grippod
Theater of War
By Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, USMC (Ret.)