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‘Rhodesia’s Bush War:SAS Operator:Death and Fire in Mozambique’

By Henri Lepetit for SOF Four years after Rhodesia was handed over to that homicidal maniac Mugabe through notoriously farcical elections, I found myself whiling away the time in Durban Natal, South Africa. It ought to be remembered that a large portion of the hapless – and, contemptibly irrelevant to …

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KAREN REBELS GO HI-TECH

By Ian Maxwell Sterling From the December 2011 issue of SOF Things turn hi-tech for Karen rebels in Burma I have been up all night puking my guts out after downing a massive portion of lizard stew last night with Karen rebels in a jungle outpost. They had asked if …

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SOF Fights Communism in El Salvador

“Death to Tyrants” By Dr. Martin Brass From the September 2007 issue of SOF SOF publisher, Lt. Col. USAR, (Ret) Robert K. Brown, who had fought the Communist aggressors during the Vietnam War, and his wild, colorful assortment of combat journalists, dubbed the SOF ‘Wild Bunch’ trotted around the globe, …

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Born to Storm: A Commando In the South African Defence Force

ABOUT BORN TO STORM Herman van Niekerk In training South African 5 Special Forces Commando  The Author: Herman van Niekerk is a highly decorated retired South African Special Forces Colonel. He left the military in 1999 after 27 years service and formed several of his own companies which specialized in security related training and …

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SOF Interview With Cold War Navy SEAL: My Story of Che Guevara, War in Congo….

On October 9th, 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was put to death by Bolivian soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S. Green Beret and CIA operatives. His execution remains a historic and controversial event; and thirty years later, the circumstances of his guerrilla foray into Bolivia, his capture, killing, and burial …

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SOF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW With Author of ‘Executive Outcomes: Against all Odds’

SOF INTERVIEW WITH EEBEN BARLOW “EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES: AGAINST ALL ODDS” The book ‘Executive Outcomes: Against all Odds’ is a personal account of a company that gained fame and praise through its successes, and notoriety through its detractors. It is a story that cannot be told without including part of the founder, …

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‘Rhodesia’s Bush War:Rhodesian SAS Hit the Fuel Depot in Beira Mozambique’

Rhodesian SAS hit the Fuel Depot in Beira, Mozambique By Henri LePettit, Feature, Photos copyright  After the mid-70’s Carnation Revolution when the socialists were voted in back home, the Portuguese ditched their foothold in Mozambique. They were sent packing in a panic, ending overnight almost five hundred years of presence. …

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Rhodesia’s Bush War: Attack on a Fireforce Base, Part I

Attack on a Rhodesian Fireforce Base. by Henri Lepetit, photos and text copyright  Well into the Cold War after the US had fired its final angry shot in Vietnam Rhodesia became the last western democracy engaged in a hot one fighting for its survival against a communist dictatorship takeover. In …

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Retaking the Koidu Diamond Fields From Executive Outcomes, Against All Odds.

Chapter 28 Retaking the Koidu Diamond Fields By Eeben Barlow  Anyone planning to fight a successful armed anti-government or terrorist campaign ought to know that one of the primary objectives (apart from causing mass enemy casualties and loss of materiel) is the denial of funds to the rebel or terrorist …

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