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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush, in the Arabian Gulf on Friday, has been assigned to support the mission in Iraq. Excerpted from NBC NEWS: The United States dropped laser-guided bombs on ISIS artillery in Iraq on Friday, the Pentagon said — the beginning of airstrikes threatened a day earlier by President Barack Obama. The bombs, ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he has authorized the U.S. military to launch targeted airstrikes if Islamic militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq. He also has announced that the military carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid Thursday to Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists. "Today America is coming to help," he ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek is the top U.S. officer serving in Iraq. He stressed that the Islamic State is a global threat, not a local one. (Thomas Brown/Staff) Excerpted from MILITARY TIMES: The violent advances of Islamic militants in Iraq is not an isolated problem but rather a “growing global challenge” that needs to be dealt ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Aug. 7: An Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene at Dover Air Force Base, Del.AP DOVER, Del. – The body of a two-star general killed in an Afghan "insider attack" has arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. A C-17 cargo plane carrying the body of Harold Greene landed ...

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Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from TODD STARNES: A member of the U.S. Army Band said he was forced out of the U.S. Army for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity, a federal lawsuit alleges. Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — Israel is seeking a “robust” and complete disarmament of Hamas in the Gaza Strip in order to ensure that there is no resumption in hostilities, according to a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official who briefed the Washington Free Beacon on upcoming Egyptian-brokered ceasefire talks between the terror group and Israeli government. However, Hamas is ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WND: More claims of divine intervention are being reported in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, with an operator of Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system saying he personally witnessed “the hand of God” diverting an incoming rocket out of harm’s way. Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which noted ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: An arrest has been made in connection to mid-June’s kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, a military spokesman confirmed to CNN Tuesday. Israeli Defense Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told host Jake Tapper that the operation “wasn’t something the military carried out,” but said an individual has been taken into ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A man in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire Tuesday at a military base, killing a U.S. general and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops. U.S. officials identified the murdered American late Tuesday as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. Greene was the highest-ranked American ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: In a pointed assessment, an Army colonel advising the National Security Council says one of the Taliban prisoners released in the Obama administration’s deal to free Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal is a “psychopath” who poses a “danger to fellow Afghans.” Army Col. Mark Mitchell, director for counterterrorism at the National Security Council, ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. of Beltsville, Md. JERUSALEM — Fifty-one pastors from every U.S. state and D.C. touched down in Israel early Tuesday for an unprecedented last minute solidarity mission aimed at expressing their support for the Jewish state’s right to defend itself from the terror group Hamas, a sentiment that some say is not shared ...

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from the New York Times: A United States Army major general was killed on Tuesday by an Afghan soldier, shot at close range at a military training academy on the outskirts of Kabul, officials of the American-led coalition said Tuesday. The officer was the highest-ranking member of the American military to die in ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Algemeiner: A quick-thinking Israeli Border Police officer averted a suicide car bombing last Sunday, when he dove head-first through the window to wrest control of the vehicle, as it fled through a checkpoint south of Jerusalem. Recently released dramatic security camera footage of the event, which took place near Beitar Ilit, shows the driver trying ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Israel agreed on Monday to an Egyptian proposal for a three-day ceasefire in a four-week-old Gaza war, to start at 0500 GMT on Tuesday, an Israeli official said. "We agree to begin implementing the Egyptian initiative. If the ceasefire is upheld there will be no need for any presence of (Israeli) forces in the ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

JERUSALEM — The Israeli army calls it the Hannibal Directive. If soldiers see a comrade being taken prisoner they are to fire to prevent, “at all costs,” his captors getting away with him—even if it means hitting the Israeli captive himself. The controversial directive has been in effect 27 years, but except for the case of Gilad ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: On Day No. 127 of imprisonment, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi entered a federal court in Tijuana to face four border officials who were involved in his March 31 arrest on weapons charges. In the Monday hearing that is expected to last several hours, defense attorney Fernando Benitez will grill the officials, looking ...

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON – The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service. Some of those soldiers will get the bad news while they are on the front lines in Afghanistan. Gen. John Campbell says notifying troops on the warfront ...

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Aug 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Los Angeles Times: Israeli forces raked the southern tip of the Gaza Strip on Saturday with airstrikes and shelling while searching for a soldier thought to have been captured by Palestinian militants a day earlier -- even as the military wing of Hamas suggested the missing second lieutenant was already dead. In Rafah, ...

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Aug 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: In a last bit of business before leaving for the August break, the House late Friday quickly approved a resolution offering $225 million in funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. The House passed the resolution with no debate, and in a 395-8 vote. The House vote followed a equally fast vote ...

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