Coalition, Afghan Forces Detain Insurgents
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2010 – Coalition and Afghan forces disrupted numerous Taliban compounds throughout Afghanistan in recent days, detaining dozens of insurgent suspects and killing several in firefights, military officials reported.
Face of Defense: Airman’s Hobby Boosts Performance
KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, Sept. 13, 2010 – An 8th Security Forces Squadron airman here has found an off-duty activity that helps him develop his leadership skills while achieving an ultimate personal goal.
US Missile Strike Kills 10 in Northwest Pakistan
Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. missile strike has killed at least 10 militants in the country’s northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border. The officials say a series of missiles fired from a drone aircraft Tuesday struck a militant compound in the Shawal district of North Waziristan.
Gold Prices Surge, Top $1,270
NEW YORK (TheStreet ) — Gold prices were popping Tuesday as investors turned to gold as safe-haven asset after a slew of disappointing economic data.
IMF fears ‘social explosion’ from world jobs crisis
America and Europe face the worst jobs crisis since the 1930s and risk “an explosion of social unrest” unless they tread carefully, the International Monetary Fund has warned.
20 States Prepare for Day in Court Against Health Care Law
PENSACOLA, Florida — The Obama administration will try to persuade a federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit by 20 states that claim the president’s health care overhaul is unconstitutional.
DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Obama Administration’s Voting Rights Record
In a letter to members of Congress today, Veteran Department of Justice Inspector General Glenn Fine announced he will be investigating the Obama administration‘s enforcement of civil rights laws in the DOJ’s Voting Section office.
Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program
(CNSNews.com) – The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.
Obama Paid $18k to Monitor ‘Negative’ Coverage of Oil Spill
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response and former President George W. Bush’s much-maligned reaction to Hurricane Katrina.
Lookout! Government peering at you with X-rays on highway
A plain white van moving through traffic on a busy thoroughfare looks like a delivery vehicle, making a run to a local business. It could be any plain white van in any American city.
American Rancher X – Part 1
I remember using the Jeep Cherokee’s door for cover, moving fast, hunched over, running zig-zag from tree to boulder to tree for cover, instinctively, as if I was still in the sniper hell of Ramadi.
Mexican Police Probe Juarez Car Bomb Plot
Mexican authorities are investigating who was responsible for a car bomb found in Ciudad Juarez and later disarmed with a controlled explosion by federal police.
China diverting U.S. military technology to Iran
As Obama administration policymakers press to liberalize U.S. export controls to placate the U.S. defense industry and make higher levels of technology more accessible to China, U.S. intelligence has determined that China in fact is acquiring U.S. “militarily critical” technology for Iran’s military and nuclear programs, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Iran releases American woman
The lawyer of an American woman detained in Iran says she has been released from custody but is still in the prison finalising details. The lawyer, Masoud Shafiei, says Sarah Shourd “has been released and she has to go through the formalities inside the prison.”
Associate of Ground Zero Imam Is a 9/11 ‘Truther’
A founding member of an organization run by imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the lead protagonist for the proposed Cordoba mosque near Ground Zero, has made claims that the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were an “inside job” and that Muslims have been falsely and improperly made into scapegoats.
Stakelbeck on Terror: Inside al Qaeda with Former Terrorist, bin Laden Associate Noman Benotman.
A few months back, I traveled to London, where I interviewed a veritable who’s who of the city’s most notorious Islamic radicals and wanted terrorists (see my reports here, here and here). But perhaps my most fascinating interview on that trip was my lengthy conversation with a man who has actually renounced violent jihad—at least, of the “offensive” variety.
Officer, security guard honored for stopping armed soldier
SALT LAKE CITY — On Aug. 27, a Salt Lake City police officer stopped what could have been a disaster. He fatally shot a heavily-armed soldier outside of the Grand America Hotel, whom investigators believe had a deadly plan.