Troops bring gifts to hospitalized kids
BAGHDAD – Ten Iraq Security Assistance Mission personnel delivered bags of comfort items to 200 hospitalized kids at the Children’s Central Teaching Hospital here Sunday.
Air Force transfers airspace to Iraqis
BAGHDAD – The Iraq Civil Aviation Authority reached a milestone here Wednesday when the U.S. Air Force handed over the Kirkuk sector of airspace, 15,000 feet and above, to the ICAA at Baghdad International Airport.
Task Force Iron Soldiers relocate to Ghazni Province; kill insurgents, recover weapons
PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – For the past several months, Task Force Iron Soldiers have worked tirelessly throughout Paktika Province, conducting numerous combat patrols, clearing miles of roadway and building relationships with local village leaders and elders to pave the way ahead.
ANSF, coalition forces repel attack in Chapa Dara
CHAPA DARA, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces with assistance from International Security Assistance Force servicemembers repelled an attacked during a meeting with Afghan national officials near the Chapa Dara District Center in the Chapa Dara District of Kunar Province Sept. 4.
Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Airman
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2010 – A fallen Vietnam War-era airman will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for heroism from President Barack Obama during a Sept. 21 White House ceremony.
Face of Defense: Marine Strives for Stronger Stride
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif., Sept. 7, 2010 – A self-proclaimed “average” runner from Bismarck, N.D., who has worked at it for 11 years has earned himself a spot on the Marine Corps running team.
In New York Area, Stealing Buses is Easy
Need a job? Want to drive a bus? In the New York/New Jersey area, you don’t even need a commercial license to get the keys to one — they’re sitting out in the open for the taking.
Obama Calls for $50 Billion Spending Boost
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in the nation’s roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion.
In a Major CIA Reassessment, US Will Escalate Military Operations in Yemen
Obama administration officials are calling for an escalation of U.S. military operations in Yemen, the home of Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). There are no plans to scale back operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
$1,000 Bounty: Iran Pays Taliban to Kill U.S. Troops
A Sunday Times investigation says that Irananian companies in Kabul are being used funnel money to Taliban militants. The Sunday Times report requires a subscription, but Fox News outlines the strategy this way.
Iran Denies Access to Most Experienced Inspectors
The International Atomic Energy Agency, an arm of the United Nations, reported Monday that Iran has refused to cooperate fully with inspectors trying to determine the purpose of the country’s nuclear energy program.
Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire
The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece’s problems are dragging down the country’s economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back.
Fears rise as EU nations aim to raise borrowing
The eurozone debt crisis is about to enter a critical phase as governments prepare to step up borrowing in the capital markets to fund their faltering economies.
Commuters Walloped by Strikes in France, London
Public transit ground to a halt across France and on the London Tube on Tuesday, with tourists and commuters bearing the brunt of a wave of discontent over government austerity measures.
Indian Prime Minister Warns of More Assertive China
China has dismissed fears expressed by India’s prime minister that Beijing is intent on establishing a foothold in South Asia. Chinese officials say their government is committed to peace and that the rising powers should work together for development of both countries.
One Small Act Turns Into $100,000 for California’s Hungry
(Sept. 7) — After Carolee Hazard paid a stranger’s grocery tab, she was rewarded with $93. Hazard decided to donate the money and in turn started a movement that has raised more than $100,000 for a California food bank.