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Awesome and to think Santo was able after all the years to get to a reunion and meet other guys who were there - and saved the life of another medic, Scully.  My, but, I don't want this series to end.  It's interesting to see ppl find out a lot more than they ever knew.  Hoping many see these articles and brings a few more old vets together.

18 hours, 52 minutes ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 4)

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hmmmm as I sat down for lunch and to catch up on Jack's latest . . . . 

I do hope we get confirmation very soon.

23 hours, 51 minutes ago on Report: Saddam’s Right Hand Man and ISIS Supporter, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Killed in Iraq

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Charlie, loved your story and travelling abroad is a world of its own.  Your experience in an exotic or seldom travelled location was eye opening.  I could feel the cold in those mountains.  It's easy to "disappear" a person on back roads of the world.

1 day, 7 hours ago on Americans Abroad: Beyond the Gray City

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@YankeePapa Really interesting, YP - whatever became of your sis after her disillusion. 

1 day, 7 hours ago on Americans Abroad: Beyond the Gray City

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@Recon6 @Txazz @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Exactly, Cuz and that's what makes it a sad deal.  We no longer trust our leaders, the Pentagon or whoever is in the planning and that's the bottom line.

2 days, 7 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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“Their job was to be the softer side of the hardest side of war.”

This book looks to be a great read and thanks for sharing your own thoughts, Leo.

While pre-ordering Ashley's War, check out Leo's list of books.

RIP 1st  Lt.  Ashley White



2 days, 7 hours ago on Ashley’s War: The Women of the U.S. Army’s Cultural Support Teams

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@Recon6 @Txazz Cuz, do you still have that picture of all the lit up sky.  Would be a good one to post here.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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@toril @Txazz @Ed A Great. Toril.  I just hopped over to Amazon and order me a Kindle copy.

2 days, 19 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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@Ed A @Txazz I've wanted to read Across the Fence for a very long time since I saw excerpts here on REP last year or so.  Thanks, Ed.
We used to do the book club in the Team Room and I've asked that we do that one.  We no longer do the book thing though, sad to say.

2 days, 20 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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When Puff Ruled The Night: The Birth Of The Gunship

Article by Mike Perry

Check it out and view the video.  Sure do miss Mike and where is he?

Finally, live-fire tests were conducted in the summer of 1964 using older C-47 twin-engine transports from Eglin Air Force Base, and the program picked up steam again. Under the command of Captain Ron Terry, Project Gunship 1 was created, and a low-hour C-47 airframe was pulled offline in Vietnam and refurbished with a new and deadly cargo: three six-barreled .30 caliber miniguns.


Read more: http://sofrep.com//sofrep.com/28565/birth-of-the-gunship/#ixzz3XQHGjCyG


2 days, 21 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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@caseymac1944 @mrspaul @LauraKinCA @Recon6 Thank you caseymac and can't wait to hear the results of the stories you have submitted.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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This story keeps me glued to the page.  Surely you are writing more as would like to know how many made it out.  I remember reading about Spooky and the magic dragon routine.  We have a picture somewhere here on REP I think.  Awesome effort, John.

2 days, 21 hours ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)

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This is impressive and very good news, Derek.  Gashaan SF saved the hostages - what a turn in the tide.  Sorry for the loss of the 18.

RIP Brett Fredricks

2 days, 22 hours ago on U.S. Special Forces Trained Somalian Strike Team Rescues Al-Shabaab Held Hostages

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@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA)  Martial Law would be mighty inconvenient for most of us.

Still chuckling over this one.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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Thanks for sharing, BW, and loved it.  Grew up with an airplane crazy brother and we still check out the vintage aircraft.  The speech Lt Harmon gave upon leaving his squadron is a classic.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Book Review: Tom Harmon’s “Pilots Also Pray”

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@jpowell Priceless, JP, priceless.  I am still chuckling.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@regulatorscout @jpowell I don't even know what Jones is saying as it would only be accidental that I read him.  It's accidental that any truth comes from him or his website.  Quit going there a long time ago.


5 days, 3 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@gkcdk @YankeePapa I might add that Gen McArthur was ordered twice by President Hoover not to cross the bridge but, he disobeyed orders and crossed firing on Vets, their wives and children and burned them out.  There is a 30 min version on Youtube.

6 days, 2 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@gkcdk @YankeePapa gk - following orders?  When you said that it made me think of the Bonus Army which we've discussed herein before.  Look who is following orders.

On July 28, 1932 U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property. Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two veterans were wounded and later died. President Herbert Hoover then ordered the army to clear the veterans' campsite. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded the infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned.  Two vets were shot and killed.

http://tinyurl.com/27tonh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWvCCxOUsM8

6 days, 2 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@YankeePapa @Waterborne last time I drove through Idaho I stopped to eat.  I ordered a baked Idaho potato.  No, they were still serving breakfast they said.  "damn"

6 days, 3 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@gkcdk @YankeePapa I hope you are right gk.  What about the lone ranger making his getaway on horseback in CA., fell off and surrendered.  10 deputies stomped him and lo and behold it's all on video from above helo.  What kind of mentality is that?  They were suspended with pay.  At least our Spec Ops are trained to an extremely high disciplined degree and that gives me peace.

6 days, 3 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@YankeePapa This Washington Post article lists many former military exercises up to recent. 

Several media outlets have noted that the Army has pushed back on the outcry, including Stars & Stripes, Army Times and the Houston Chronicle. But it’s also worth noting that the military has routinely launched exercises in the past in which regions of the United States are identified as hostile for the purpose of training.

http://tinyurl.com/nsl3duw

6 days, 3 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@YankeePapa Ok, Papa I'll follow on here:  Think Nevada - there is a Nv Resource Rights bill being pushed thru with the Bundy's holding a Liberty rally this weekend.  How bout New Mexico and the land dispute there plus Utah?  Easy to see where conspiracy theories might abound.

I might add, the local public leaders being notified brings a chuckle and really makes me nervous.  Talk about holding a perimeter even against the 4H.  ha ha ha

6 days, 3 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@jpowell This quote from KennyDee on today's article where US State Dept filed a complaint on Russian Jet episode - the content works for our article.

"They have nearly federalized the local and State polices forces because cops love all the awesome military gear. They have put down much of their squeaky leather and now have combat gear and night vision and LOVE to play war with the military when they are training…to subvert the citizens when things hit the fan."

6 days, 4 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@jpowell Key words here - the public knew nothing about them - far better I would think.

From your viewpoint I can really see "getting into it" with the training element however doing it involving the public in many states is idiotic and many would ponder on subversive.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@Waterborne Yepper, leaders who have power over it - right on!  My friend, where have you been the last few years.  Did you miss the war against the American people, our constitution and our military?  We are in it.  Some of it is actually armed conflict - Fast and Furious (ring a bell).

I am not a prepper or conspiracy nut. In theory there is scant justification for JH and that's about it.

The initials remind me of JHR - hoping she gets herself over here and puts in her 2 cents worth.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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Horse hockey!  my opinion based on my experience living in 3 of these states, raised in a border town, and it gives me the shivers to think of some of our great military members posing in civvies with weapons loaded with blanks (even worse locked and loaded with real bullets) at the behest of our broken government. These states are gun states citizens are armed.  We daily experience deaths due to illegals running, gun runners, drug runners.  Many of us live smack dab in the middle of this planned exercise.  You bet ppl will notice suspicious activity.  Report it?  Our military needs to be glorified and respected not subjected to suspicion and fear.  My prayers are with them.

Thanks for a great article, James and your very experienced and informed opinion which I respect but, do not agree.  You said you were involved in similar projects - of this magnitude?

At this point I have more questions than answers. I read about JH days ago when it was first leaked.  I see the potential for great loss rather than gain.

6 days, 6 hours ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into

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@YankeePapa Haunting . . oh the memories.

1 week, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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@Recon6 @Txazz @YankeePapa There will be plenty of time to discuss all this later and better for him, too.

1 week, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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@Recon6 @YankeePapa 6, Have you talked with your brother yet?

1 week, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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After the shock of Part 1, we are revved up in Part 2.  Exceptional story well told, John.

1 week, 2 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 2)

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@majrod @Camo_Steve Amazing how just one incident shaped the rest of the war - concerning helmets anyway.  They needed white covers for the snow.

1 week, 3 days ago on LEBANON 1958: Dancing Between The Raindrops By Yankee Papa

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What a sad state of affairs.

1 week, 4 days ago on Iranian raid kills five Americans. US response? Lawsuit

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Some crazy stuff coming out from old reports.  WH was aware of it Shaffer says.

A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl, was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night.

Shaffer, a Fox News contributor, said two senior sources told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation included a forensic review of his computer, which show Bergdahl’s apparent intent to travel to Uzbekistan.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/06/ncis-report-on-bowe-bergdahl-raises-new-questions/?intcmp=latestnews

1 week, 4 days ago on Bergdahl to be charged

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Great idea, Fru.  Think I'll copy your questions (giving you the credit) and ship them off to the first two candidates.  I will ask them to at least prepare answers to them for later debates and remind them that responsible Americans are informed.  Will warn them we are all making out our own lists.

1 week, 4 days ago on So, You Want to be President?

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@YankeePapa @Recon6 "awfully complacent" mindset

1 week, 4 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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@YankeePapa @oldSquid(Mafia) YP, Pearl Harbor definitely came to mind on this one.

1 week, 4 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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@Recon6 @Txazz @JimWest I hear that, Cuz and I sure wish someone would find out what happened to AW.

1 week, 5 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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@Recon6 @Txazz Breaks my heart and not good timing for your brother.  Perhaps later REP might interview him as it could be healing/  Would love to see all these survivors get together at next REP meet in Vegas - who knows what might come out of such a meeting.

1 week, 5 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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@Recon6 Yeah, 6, was thinking of you as I read this.  Earthshaking.  I know you can appreciate the meticulous way REP tracked down the interviews.

1 week, 5 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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Incredible article, John.  The follow-up interviews by SOFREP seal the deal and leaves me with a stunned empty feeling.  I think of how the survivors might feel after finding out this info after so many years.  It must haunt them.

1 week, 5 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning

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There's so much more than meets the eye getting to the finished product.  Appreciate learning more about this subject.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on U.S. Army PSYOPS: Anti-ISIS Leaflet Drop

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Excellent, Pete, you're keeping us up to date on all the players.  I'm a map person myself.  Gives me a visual as I ponder these articles.


2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Disintegration of Yemen

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@GarryS Stay safe, Garry, and keep us updated.  You are a bit too close for comfort.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Disintegration of Yemen

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Eric, I must say this is a fascinating article.  The role Chechnya is playing in world politics (backed by the Kremlin) is to be watched.  First I've read of the connection to the slaying of Nemtsov.  Another factor is Sharia law which stretches my imagination considering Russia once upon a time was an atheist nation.  Our first real taste was the Boston bombings opening our eyes to the Islamic influence of that part of the world.

There is so much in the article starting with the Special Forces aspect but, I'm still chewing on the rest.

ISIS is in the mix as expected but, I don't think is much of an influence on the real reason for this grand new plan for Chechan Special Forces.

How about 3 days ago Chechnya said they were going to arm Mexico or had threatened to supply weapons to Mexican rebels to aid a conflict against the United States (which has been quickly quashed by the Russian Kremlin).

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Kadyrov Expands Role of Chechen Special Forces

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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, including the man identified as the "operational chief" of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people, mostly foreign tourists, the interior minister said Sunday.

http://tinyurl.com/p2e83fj

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Italians Terrorized in Tunis AQIM Museum Attack

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Well done, Paolo.  Sad to say you are correct and the general public off the cruise ships were out for a holiday at the museum.  Easy to terrorize them.  Yes, cutting off the tourists at the ports penalizes the locals in country and tourists, both.

North Africa is on fire again and as you said, as the lick of flames appear it seems like ISIS in some form jumps out.

3 weeks ago on Italians Terrorized in Tunis AQIM Museum Attack

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Derek, these groups seem to go along with the same type attacks - hotels, mainly where high ranking ppl hang out.  So far they have been successful, too.  I wonder what kind of security they have in such a hotel.  In Mogadishu, who else would they call besides the police.

3 weeks ago on SIGACT: Al-Shabaab Hotel Attack Claims 9 Lives, Hostages Taken

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I should have added a more positive comment.  I do hope the CTC model keeps working well and I like your positive note, Fru.  Harmon, what a joke, sad to say.  Whatever she knows is head knowledge only(ranking or not) and as you said Brennan is a tried and true veteran (as much as I do not trust him).  Good news on the analysts expanded responsibilities, as well.

3 weeks ago on Two Counterterrorism Models, One Way Forward

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@YankeePapa This is not the same article however, part of it speaks to the cyber hijacking ability.  Either watch the vid or read article.

But even at that time, remote control technology had been successfully demonstrated for commercial jetliners for nearly two decades. This is actual footage of a joint NASA / FAA experiment conducted in 1984 at Edwards Air Force Base in which a Boeing 720 was remote controlled through multiple takeoffs and landings before being crashed in a “  controlled impact demonstration."


http://tinyurl.com/o9tbjvr

3 weeks ago on On The Germanwings Flight 9525 Tragedy

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