Iraqi Forces Arrest Terrorism Suspects
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested four terrorism suspects in recent operations with U.S. advisors, military officials reported.
ISF arrest 2 suspected JAM criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested two suspected Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) criminal associates during a joint security operation approximately 53km north of Baghdad today.
Alleged IED distributor, 1 suspected criminal associate arrested
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested an alleged Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) member and one suspected criminal associate during a joint security operation approximately 11km west of Baghdad today.
Afghan and ISAF units strike Taliban stronghold
KABUL, Afghanistan (June 27) – A combined force of more than 600 Afghan and ISAF forces are conducting operations against al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents in Kunar province today.
ANSF, 3-187 air assault into Monari, eliminate insurgent cell
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Company B, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment conducted an air assault operation in Monari village and nearby Omar Khel, Kushamond District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, June 25.
Afghan Police Gain Leadership Skills, Public Trust
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2010 – Payoffs to police have contributed to widespread corruption in Afghanistan, but new efforts to engender respect for police and to train police chiefs with leadership skills could pay off in a more stable and just Afghan society, a senior officer involved in NATO’s training mission said.
Wounded Soldiers return to battlefield
BAGHDAD – Cpl. Charles DuPree took a knee and buried his head in his hands. Staff Sgt. Jeral Majetic knelt in front of him as they grabbed hold of one another; both veterans too overwhelmed to support their own weight. With his voice cracking, DuPree said, “This is it, we’re back.”
Charity helps injured vet start new life
FORT LEE, Va. (Army News Service, June 23, 2010) — Military members who return home injured face a multitude of challenges to include the inability to move around their homes and perform the simplest of household tasks others take for granted.
Operation Homefront Receives $1M from Outback Steakhouse
TAMPA, Fla., June 25, 2010 – A month-long campaign culminated yesterday with a $1 million gift from a restaurant chain to a nonprofit troop-support organization.
Face of Defense: Brothers Manage Fitness Operations
SOUTHWEST ASIA, June 28, 2010 – If you walk into one of the fitness buildings for the 380th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron at an air base here and yell, “Sergeant Ramos,” you’ll probably get more than one person answering.
Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution’s “right to keep and bear arms” applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of the federal, state and local governments to substantially limit its reach.
Vandals mar summit protests in Toronto
TORONTO – Black-clad demonstrators broke off from a crowd of peaceful demonstrators protesting a global economic summit in Toronto, torching police cruisers and smashing windows with baseball bats and hammers.
Tear gas fired in downtown rampage
A breakaway group of violent protesters blazed a trail of destruction through downtown Toronto Saturday, leaving windows smashed, stores looted and left police cruisers in flames.
G20 crowds, police engage in standoffs
Police and anti-G20 protesters engaged in tense and sometimes violent confrontations in several parts of downtown Toronto for a second day on Sunday, leaving at least 604 people under arrest.
Hamas says asked by US to keep silent on talks
A senior Hamas figure said Friday that official and unofficial US sources have asked the Islamist group to refrain from making any statements regarding contacts with Washington, this following reports that a senior American official is due to arrive in an Arab country in the coming days to relay a telegram from the Obama Administration.
‘Genocidal’ Israel will be put in its place – Chavez
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez described Israel on Saturday as a genocidal state that acted as an assassin for the United States, predicting the Middle East nation would one day be “put in its place.”
North Korea Vows to Boost Nuclear Deterrent
North Korea on Monday announced it would have to increase its nuclear weapons capability, blaming unspecified threats by the United States’ military. This comes following criticism of North Korea at two summits in Canada, where it was also announced that the transfer of full operational control of South Korean forces to Seoul’s command is to be delayed.
Love at long last: West High School sweethearts marry 68 years later
It’s been more than 68 years since West High School sweethearts Carl King and Dorothy Stallings started dating. After decades apart, they got married Saturday in Waco. She was a teacher’s daughter, and he ran track, winning the 1942 state championship in the high jump and a scholarship to Texas A&M.
Leopard and golden retriever who are best of friends
It’s a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most. Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run amok before settling down for a friendly cuddle.