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  • Green Berets Face Hearing on Killing of Suspect in Afghan Village

    09/23/2007 6:40:25 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 46 replies · 234+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: September 18, 2007 | PAUL von ZIELBAUER
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Sept. 17 — From his position about 100 yards away, Master Sgt. Troy Anderson had a clear shot at the Afghan man standing outside a residential compound in a village near the Pakistan border last October. When Capt. Dave Staffel, the Special Forces officer in charge, gave the order to shoot, Sergeant Anderson fired a bullet into the man’s head, killing him. In June, Captain Staffel and Sergeant Anderson were charged with premeditated murder. On Tuesday, in a rare public examination of the rules that govern the actions of Special Operations troops in Afghanistan, a military hearing...
  • After Surviving Sniper’s Bullet, Soldier Looks to Future

    08/13/2007 5:29:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 353+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 13, 2007 – Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil volunteered for his first tour in Iraq. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Keil and his wife, Tracy, were the guests of honor at American Military Family's "Hoedown for Heroes" tribute event held at the Larimer (Colo.) County Fairgrounds on Aug. 11, 2007. While he was on a second tour in Iraq, Matt was hit by a sniper's bullet, which left him a quadriplegic. Photo by Samantha L. Quigley  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. His decision had less to do with making sure he was in the thick...
  • Lousy Stinking SNIPERS! (Call Of Duty 3 Videogame, Xbox 360)

    07/07/2007 8:43:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies · 356+ views
    July 7, 2007 | lowbridge
    Getting killed left and right by snipers all of the time. I get killed by them more than any other soldier on the battlefield. Not riflemen, not machine gunners, not bazookamen or tanks, but snipers. The scourge of the battlefield! And to make matters worse, I lost one of the best opponents I ever had on the battlefield because Microsoft had banned him from Microsoft Live for using a modified console.
  • Enemy Sniper’s Aim Foiled by Friendship

    06/22/2007 4:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 944+ views
    Defense News ^ | Pfc. Brian D. Jones
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., June 22, 2007 — A good friend will share the good times with you, but a great friend will share your bad ones. Lance Cpl. Juan A. Valdez, a Boston native and mortarman with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, had what may be the greatest friend of his life at his side during one of his greatest times of need. A Purple Heart Medal ceremony was held here June 8, 2007, to decorate Valdez for wounds he suffered during actions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While on a...
  • Good Shot!!! Video of Canadian snipers in Afghanistan

    06/16/2007 5:46:08 PM PDT · by SolitaryMan · 61 replies · 165,718+ views
    Email ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Read email before watching video These are some examples of the fight in Afghanistan.. These video shots are not made through the shooter's telescopic sight... they are made looking through the spotter's scope. The spotter lies right next to the sniper and helps the sniper to find and home in on the target. The sniper is using a 50 caliber rifle. A 50 cal. round is about 7-8 inches long and the casing is about an inch in diameter. The bullet itself is one-half inch in diameter and roughly one and one-half inches long. Pay close attention to the beginning...
  • Hidden dealers of sudden death (UK-Snipers)

    03/16/2007 11:22:12 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 60 replies · 1,712+ views
    http://news.scotsman.com/ ^ | Sat 17 Mar 2007 | IN KAJAKI
    THEY had been waiting since before dawn, dug into a makeshift hide, almost half a mile behind enemy lines. The four Royal Marine Commando snipers sat huddled in the dark, scouring a Taleban compound through the scopes on their L96A1 sniper rifles. They had been watching the target since before dawn. The order to fire came an hour after first light. They levelled their bolt-action, single-shot rifles at two Taleban sentries less than 250 metres away. Village dogs were barking but the insurgents never saw their killers. The marines counted down from five, in unison, and the crack of four...
  • Snipers in Iraq

    02/10/2007 5:23:46 AM PST · by radar101 · 70 replies · 2,805+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 10 FEB 2007 | Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough
    U.S. intelligence agencies have built their own version of the famous Russian-designed AK-47 assault rifle for use by American snipers in Iraq. The snipers are firing at one form of deadly insurgent and terrorist attack, the so-called "spray and pray" method used by those who try to sow terror by emerging from hiding and firing a machine gun randomly into crowds. The special U.S. snipers have used .50-caliber long-range rifles for killing terrorists. Now, they are using the modified AK-47s to kill insurgents without a normal shot to the head. Instead, snipers are killing insurgents with shots to the heart,...
  • CNN Blasted, Praised Over Sniper Video(Despicable & Treasonous!)

    10/23/2006 6:21:07 AM PDT · by kellynla · 77 replies · 2,382+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ^ | October 21, 2006 | Steve Schmidt
    CNN's decision to air a video showing snipers targeting U.S. troops in Iraq provoked both rage and praise yesterday, with some calling it a brave move by the cable network and others labeling it a propaganda coup for terrorists. “This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film,” said Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Carlsbad. “I think CNN should recognize it made a terrible mistake and pull it.” Bilbray, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asking him to yank any CNN reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq. “They don't deserve...
  • Border Patrol, lawmen outgunned by cartels

    10/17/2006 10:43:04 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 39 replies · 1,400+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 17, 2006 | MICHELLE MITTELSTADT
    Homeland Security panel also says traffickers are forming ties with U.S.-based gangs The U.S. Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies at the U.S.-Mexico border are outgunned by increasingly ruthless and well-armed Mexican drug cartels, a new congressional report concludes. "The cartels use automatic assault weapons, bazookas, grenade launchers and improvised explosive devices," the House Homeland Security oversight subcommittee report said. "In contrast, U.S. Border Patrol agents are issued 40-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistols." The report, scheduled to be released today by U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said drug cartels are able to break the encryptions on Border Patrol and sheriffs'...
  • Sniper Detecting Robot

    09/28/2006 5:21:32 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 16 replies · 648+ views
    Ministry of Tech ^ | September 29, 2006
    The new RedOwl “sniper detection and surveillance” robot is a remote, deployable sensor suite designed to provide early warning information, gunshot detection, intelligence, surveillance and targeting capabilities to military and government agencies. RedOwl is a program led by Boston University with iRobot, Insight Technology and BioMimetic Systems, a Boston U spinout company. The RedOwl equipped PackBot has been field-tested for the Army at a rifle and trapshooting range. The RedOwl robot also employs a suite of advanced optics including a thermal camera, 300X zoom daylight/infrared camera, infrared laser illuminators, a rangefinder, high intensity white driving light, and voice communication microphones...
  • Iraqi sniper takedown!

    07/19/2006 8:14:43 PM PDT · by World_Events · 37 replies · 6,827+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 7/19/2006 | Strategy Page
    "Approx. 1145 on 16 June, sniper section 4 observed black opal with tinted windows, sitting in front of storefront...."
  • Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles

    07/17/2006 8:35:45 AM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2,818+ views
    Marine Corps News | ^ | July 10, 2006 | Lcpl. Aaron J. Rock
    Scout Snipers Break in New Rifles Ft. A.P. Hill, VA. - Scout Snipers from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marine Regiment, fired their new rifles for the first time on a range here today. The BLT Marines will use the new MK-11 semi-automatic sniper rifle simultaneously alongside the bolt-action M40A3, a descendent of the Vietnam-era M40. The rifle resembles an M-16 on first glance, and Sgt. Gerald V. Gavin, Scout Sniper Platoon commander, said the resemblance can benefit operations on today's urban battlefields. Gavin said the distinct look of the M40A3 makes identifying a...
  • Former "Magnificent Bastards" react to sniper rifle recovery

    06/22/2006 8:52:48 PM PDT · by World_Events · 55 replies · 3,482+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | 6/22/2006 | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    Former ‘Magnificent Bastards’ react to sniper rifle recovery June 21, 2006; Submitted on: 06/22/2006 03:34:58 AM ; Story ID#: 200662233458 By Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva, 1st Marine Division CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (June 21, 2006) -- Call it a little bit of justice. Marine snipers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment shot and killed an insurgent sniper and spotter preparing to shoot at passing Marines, June 16. And the insurgents were going to use a stolen Marine sniper rifle for the attack. That rifle – an M-40A1 – belonged to the “Magnificent Bastards” of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, a battalion...
  • The Sniper's Plan: Kill Six Whites A Day For 30 Days (Muhammad - Malvo)

    05/24/2006 8:40:08 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,407+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-25-2006 | Harry Mount
    The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days By Harry Mount in New York (Filed: 25/05/2006) One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of children, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country. John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs. Muhammad: ‘a coward’ Malvo testified that Muhammad,...
  • Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company -&- Snipers: One Shot - One Kill (A&E, May 25, 27)

    05/20/2006 1:19:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 2,754+ views
    Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company® “Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company ” Rated: TVPG Running Time: 120 Minutes Genre: Movies Closed Captions: Yes Upcoming Airings: Thursday, May 25 @ 9pm/8C Friday, May 26 @ 1am/12C Saturday, May 27 @ 8pm/7C Sunday, May 28 @ 12am/11C Sunday, May 28 @ 1pm/12C Monday, May 29 @ 8am/7C Monday, May 29 @ 2pm/1C Saturday, June 03 @ 11am/10C Search for other upcoming episodes Featuring candid interviews and never-before-seen video, we tell the story of the hardest hit combat unit of the Iraq war. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, a...
  • Man Indicted in Bush Assassination Plot

    09/09/2005 4:30:56 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 12 replies · 899+ views
    AP ^ | Sept 9, 2005
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A man accused of plotting to assassinate President Bush was indicted Thursday on additional charges that could bring life in prison, and prosecutors now say he also planned to establish an al-Qaida cell in the United States. Prosecutors say Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, 24, of Falls Church joined al-Qaida in 2002 while studying in Saudi Arabia and that he discussed possible terrorist operations, including a plot to kill Bush either by shooting or by a suicide bombing.Prosecutors also allege Abu Ali discussed plans to assassinate members of Congress and to hijack aircraft and fly them into...
  • Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy Guns

    02/17/2006 4:23:41 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 18, 2006 | Joel Leyden
    Israel, Palestinians Must Outlaw Children Toy GunsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem----February 18.....Nothing can be more tragic than to witness a child die. Whether from cancer or a car accident, a young son or daughter should naturally live out their lives for many decades. But for children living in a war zone, death has become a way of live - and it shouldn't. For 12-year-old Mujahed Al Samadi, life ended quickly with a bullet to his chest from an Israel Defense Forces sniper who mistook his toy gun for the real thing. Was the IDF soldier wrong in pressing the...
  • Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din

    01/18/2006 8:33:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Pfc. Cassandra Groce
    Soldiers in first platoon "Choppin' Charlie" Company, captured a sniper near Samarra, Iraq, Monday. Some of the soldiers involved pictured left to right: Sgt Jimmy Sutton, Spc. Juan Villanueva, Cpl. Jason Kugler, Pvt. First Class Michael George, First Lt. Richard Hawkins, Pvt. First Class Jeffery Walker, Pvt. First Class Rick Monnig and Spc. Joseph Vanhook. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cassandra Groce Soldiers Take Out Snipers in Salah Ad Din Rakkasan platoon kills one sniper and detains another while on patrol. By Pfc. Cassandra Groce 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment SAMARRA, Iraq, Jan. 18, 2006 — One sniper was...
  • Canadian Army Snipers

    01/14/2006 6:53:37 PM PST · by -=[_Super_Secret_Agent_]=- · 36 replies · 3,940+ views
    edmonton journal ^ | dec 31, 2005 | Jim Farrell
    Crack shots capable of hitting targets a kilometre away headed for Afghanistan CFB DUNDURN, Saskatchewan - A loud hiss bursts from the silencer of an oversized rifle. A visible ripple moves through the air at twice the speed of sound and there is a loud clang as a bullet strikes a metal target 1,150 metres away. In the gently rolling hills of central Saskatchewan, 14 young soldiers are learning how to be world-class killers. Anyone on the receiving end of one of these snipers' .50 calibre bullets would never know what hit him. No one else will know where the...
  • Simultaneous headshots stop 3 suicide bombers

    11/20/2005 6:39:09 AM PST · by veronica · 134 replies · 7,651+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 20/11/2005
    Early on a warm summer morning, a few hours before traffic began to fill the streets, a 16-man SAS patrol took up ambush positions around a Baghdad house, writes Sean Rayment. The soldiers had been told that the house was a being used as a base by insurgents - and up to three suicide bombers were expected to leave it later that morning. Dressed in explosive vests, they were fully equipped to hit a number of locations around the city. The bombers' targets were thought to be cafes and restaurants frequented by members of the Iraqi security forces. The intelligence...