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END OF THE LINE FOR TOMAHAWK?

Tomahawk Launch

Hellfire Also on the Chopping Block
By Harold Hutchison

The BGM-109 Tomahawk and the AGM-114 Hellfire are both on the chopping block in the latest proposal. Both munitions have been proven in conflicts like the War on Terror and Operation Desert Storm.

COMPLETING THE CRIMEAN LAND GRAB

Attack on Ukrainian Base Leaves at Least One Dead
By Harold Hutchison

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty formally annexing the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea into Russia. The annexation completes the land grab that began shortly after protests ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

ARES ARMOR RAIDED BY ATF!

F-Troop Seeks Customer List, “80 Percent” Receivers
By Harold Hutchison

Despite a restraining order, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives raided Ares Armor, a company that sells “80 percent lower receivers” to the general public. The raid came on the heels of a second raid targeting EP Armory, which made similar products.

SLASHING THE SENTRIES?

E-3 Sentry AWACS

E-3s Slated for Boneyard In Obama Budget
By Harold Hutchison

While much of the focus on the proposed budget cuts have been on troop numbers, or the A-10 Warthog, one other cut proposed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel could be devastating for the warfighters.

HE DOVE ON A GRENADE – AND LIVED

Kyle Carpenter to Receive Medal of Honor
By Harold Hutchison

During the War on Terror, American servicemen have covered grenades with their own bodies to protect their comrades. Three of them, Army Private First Class Ross McGinnis, Master-At-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, and Marine Corporal Jason Dunham, who made the ultimate sacrifice, received the Medal of Honor posthumously. A fourth American serviceman, Marine Sergeant Rafael Peralta, controversially received the Navy Cross for covering a grenade in Iraq – with the possibility that he, too, could receive the Medal of Honor.

HELL ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL

In this excerpt from RKB's memoirs, Robert K. Brown goes on an expedition to find a species of cow that was reportedly extinct.

DUMP THE BOLT-ACTION

M110 SASS

The Military Needs to go All-Semi-Auto
By Harold Hutchison

MAKING SNIPERS DEADLIER
Snipers have played a huge role in the war on terror, and some have racked up some eye-popping totals in terms of kills. But in the War on Terror, especially early on, our snipers have been hobbled by the fact that they are limited to the M40 and M24 sniper rifles.

GUN-GRAB SHOWDOWN IN CONNECTICUT?

Police Sending Letters to Gun Owners
By Harold Hutchison

Gun owners in Connecticut are receiving letters from the State Police, informing them that they have to either surrender certain semi-automatic firearms, sell them, or take them out of state. Furthermore, a spokesman for the Connecticut State Police has said cops will take part in confiscation if so ordered.

According to report by Ammoland.com, the letters have been sent to at least two hundred gun owners. This comes as there is one estimate that at least 350,000 people have refused to register their guns.

COMMENTS ON THE M4 AND WANAT

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Allen West, Barrett Tillman Speak Out!
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of covering the controversy surrounding the performance of the Army’s M4 carbine, SOF has received comments from LTC Allen West, United States Army (Ret.), who also served n the House of Representatives, and author Barrett Tillman.

From LTC Allen West: