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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The Navy's unmanned X-47B, left, readies for launch as an F/A-18 Hornet conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. (MCSA Alex Millar / U.S. Navy) Excerpted from LA TIMES: The U.S. Navy said its jet-powered, bat-winged X-47B drone has conducted carrier deck operations and performed maneuvers alongside an F/A-18 fighter jet, marking the first ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — Almost 8,000 senior enlisted personnel must go before a continuation board later this year to determine whether they can continue to serve or must retire. The board — the first since early 2013 — will convene Oct. 27, according to a Navy document released Aug. 14. At risk are between 7,500 and 8,000 retirement-eligible active ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed 90 male members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped "dozens" of women and children. The Kurdish-speaking ethnic and religious group, which numbers in the hundreds of thousands in ...

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Aug 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NJ.com: Mario Alejandro was ready for a fight when he was part of the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Where he did not expect a fight was at Six Flags Great Adventure while taking his children there for a birthday party. But due to the shirt ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from AllenBWest: The only plausible explanation for many actions taken by President Obama and his administration is that they are working counter to the security of the United States of America. How else can one rationalize the following: 1. The unilateral release of five senior Taliban back to the enemy while the enemy is still ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON - The US administration has halted a shipment of Hellfire aerial anti-armor missiles to Israel, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing government sources. While the Israeli and American militaries worked well together, the paper describes a long line of diplomatic battles between the Obama administration and the Israeli government led by Prime Minister ...

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Aug 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Marine Corps Times: A Marine Corps combat veteran who endured a long, public legal battle with the service’s senior leadership was found dead Wednesday night. Retired Cpl. Robert Richards, 28, died at his home in Jacksonville, North Carolina, according to Guy Womack, Richards’ attorney and friend. An autopsy is being conducted to determine the ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon official says a team of U.S. Army Special Forces were flown atop Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq to get a firsthand look at possible ways to rescue stranded Iraqi civilians suffering from thirst and hunger. A defense official confirmed that the mission was accomplished Wednesday by fewer than 20 Special Forces ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if recommended by military advisers assessing the situation. Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, told reporters on Martha’s Vineyard that President Obama would probably receive recommendations ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Chuck Hagel holds a troop event at Camp Pendleton, CA

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from PROGRESSIVES TODAY: The Obama VA may be running a back door gun registry under the guise of a “free gun lock” program. A Progressives Today reader sent in this letter they received with the following worrisome comment attached: Is this a backdoor way of the VA attempting to create a gun registry on vets? I ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that are sharply critical of the one-time Afghan prisoner of war, Yahoo News reports. One book proposal depicts Bergdahl as a "premeditated" deserter who "put all of our lives in danger." The account also questions whether he ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Around 130 more U.S. troops have arrived in northern Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday, saying their mission was to “take a closer look and give a more in-depth assessment of where we can continue to help the Iraqis.” Speaking to Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif. after flying in from Australia, Hagel stressed ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration may announce on Tuesday a decision to send more military advisers to Iraq, U.S. officials said, as the United States helps confront radical Islamist militants who threaten Iraqi minorities and the northern Kurdish enclave. Several U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a decision to send at least 70 ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

General Raymond T. "Ray" Odierno is current Chief of Staff of the Army. We are saddened at the loss of #RobinWilliams - a long time supporter of our men & women overseas.— General Ray Odierno (@GENRayOdierno) August 12, 2014

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from KPBS: Actor Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, had visited both Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010 as part of a USO tour to bring entertainment to the troops during the holidays. But it was his visit to Kuwait in 2007, and how his military audience reacted during ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WFB: It was an applause line during almost every campaign address made by President Obama in 2012: “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.” Now, he’s backing off. President Obama ordered a full troop withdrawal from Iraq, which was completed in December 2011. But the country did not stabilize, as was ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A top Defense Department official acknowledged Monday that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are unlikely to affect Islamic militants’ “overall capabilities” or their operations elsewhere in Iraq and Syria but rebuffed calls to expand the mission. Lt. Gen. William Mayville Jr., director for operations with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described a stay-the-course ...

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Aug 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

The US Department of Defense has publicly released limited footage so far, amongst them the below two videos filmed from the deck of the USS George H W Bush Aircraft Carrier, showing launch and recovery operations of F/A-18 Super Hornets during the renewed strikes in Iraq.

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Bloomberg: President Barack Obama’s decision to approve airstrikes and humanitarian air drops in Iraq began to come together at nightfall on Aug. 6, between the end of the African leaders’ summit he’d hosted and a dinner with his wife and some friends. During a five-minute limo ride back to the White House from the ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Video released by the Pentagon Friday night shows U.S. military aircraft striking ISIS positions and assets. Pentagon: “The first attack occurred about 6:45 a.m. EDT when two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending ...

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Aug 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Russian Anti-Submarine Destroyer "Vice-Admiral Kulakov" MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Northern Fleet's anti-submarine forces have detected and forced out a US submarine from Russian boundary waters, a high-ranking source in Russia's Navy told RIA Novosti Saturday. "On August 7, 2014, the patrol forces of the Northern Fleet detected a foreign submarine, supposedly a US Navy ...

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