An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed Jala Tower a highrise building that housed offices of the Associated Press (AP) and Al Jazeera among other media outlets in Gaza City. The Israelis said that it also housed "an important base of operations for Hamas's military intelligence." "The base gathered intel for attacks against Israel, manufactured weapons & … [Read more...] about Was Hamas Using International Media as Cover?
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Violence in Israel is getting worse and edging closer to open warfare. Israeli reservists and armor have been called up and Israeli ground forces have joined the assault against Gaza. Hamas, the terrorist group that is growing increasingly powerful in Gaza, has launched thousands of rockets at Israel. Several of those rockets have fallen short and landed on Palestinian … [Read more...] about What Is Causing Chaos and Violence in Israel?
On May 15 more than 70 countries celebrate Armed Forces Day. The day honors the serving members of the military. In the U.S. we honor the members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the Space Force. In the United States, Armed Forces Day was established in August of 1949 and first celebrated on May 20, 1950, under President Truman. It was first labeled a … [Read more...] about Today We Celebrate and Honor Our Armed Forces!
Three soldiers were arrested by federal agents early Tuesday and accused of conspiring to buy firearms in Tennessee and illegally sell them in Chicago. The weapons were traced to at least one mass shooting and other crimes. Federal investigators say the weapons were linked back to an illegal firearms pipeline. Demarcus Adams, 21, Jarius Brunson, 22, and Brandon Miller, 22, … [Read more...] about Soldiers Arrested for Illegally Selling Weapons Used in Mass Shooting
Israeli ground forces have now begun to attack Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, Israel Air Force (IAF) continues to carry out devastating air strikes early on Friday morning. Hamas has launched over 1,800 rockets towards Israel since Monday. Some of the rockets showcase a much longer range than many Israeli intelligence agencies believed possible. Yet, this is only a fraction of … [Read more...] about Israeli Ground Forces Have Now Joined the Attack Against Hamas in Gaza
In a surprising turn of events, 124 retired U.S. generals and admirals have signed an open letter stating that the 2020 election was rigged and questioning President Joe Biden's mental health and ability to serve. "We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and … [Read more...] about If 124 Retired US Flag Officers Called Out Turn to Marxism, Would Anyone Listen?
Whether you’re going tactical, tacticool, or just plain going out for a day hike, the 5.11 Tactical RUSH24 backpack has a little something for everybody. SOFREP was recently contacted by the fine folks at 5.11 who sent us one of their new highspeed backpacks, the RUSH24, to review. And we have taken our time to put it through its paces. Just like everything else made by … [Read more...] about 5.11 Tactical RUSH24 Backpack Review: Let’s Go Rucking!
The Winter War of 1939-1940, also known as the Russo-Finnish War, pitted the enormous but poorly led army of the Soviet Union against the much smaller but well-trained Finns. During the war, Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper and competitive shooter racked up 505 confirmed kills in just 100 days of combat. Some even put the number as high as 542. Simo Häyhä's Early Life Simo Häyhä … [Read more...] about Simo “Simuna” Häyhä | The Deadliest Sniper in History
The 1980s through the mid-1990s was a great time to be a member of the U.S Army's 7th Special Forces Group, 7th SFG(A). The unit had barely escaped the ax during the post-Vietnam drawdown. It had also survived the malaise of the Carter years, when Special Operations, and specifically Special Forces, was a four-letter word. (Being an SF officer in those days was the kiss of … [Read more...] about How the Green Berets Stemmed the Communist Tide in El Salvador
The violence between Israel, Hamas, and Palestinian Jihad reached unprecedented levels on Monday as over 200 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel with many of them aimed at Jerusalem. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) responded by hitting over 130 targets inside Gaza. Most of the rockets fired by Palestinians landed in southern Israel. Five civilians were reported … [Read more...] about Israel Attacks 130 Targets in Gaza as Rockets Fly Into Jerusalem
The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Maui fired 30 warning shots at several Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC) on Monday. The Iranian boats were harassing six U.S. vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz. This was the second time in two weeks that a U.S. ship fired warning shots against Iranian vessels that were operating in an … [Read more...] about US Coast Guard Cutter Fires at Iranian Boats in the Gulf
America's European allies are asking the Biden administration to delay the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which some senior U.S officials had suggested could be complete by as early as July 4, to give Washington's NATO allies more time and support to leave, according to a piece in the Wall Street Journal. In response, American officials said that the withdrawal … [Read more...] about NATO Allies Ask the US to Slow its Withdrawal From Afghanistan