Iraqi Forces Kill Suspected Terrorist, Arrest 34 Other
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2010 – Iraqi security forces working with U.S. advisors killed a suspected terrorist and arrested 34 others in recent operations in Iraq, military officials reported.
ISF arrest 18 suspected AQI criminal associates near Taji
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested 18 suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates, including one individual who was wounded, during a joint security operation conducted near Taji today.
Mosul operations net 8 suspected AQI criminal associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested eight suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) criminal associates during separate joint security operations conducted near Mosul, Monday and today.
ISF arrest alleged AQI member, 8 suspected associates
BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) member and eight alleged criminal associates during a joint security operation conducted near Abu Ghraib today.
Last American combat brigade departs
FOB CONSTITUTION – Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of United States Forces – Iraq, and the Iraqi Minister of Defense, Abdel Qader Jassim, and other U.S. and Iraqi leaders watched yesterday as a joint color guard marched crisply across the parade field here to where their unit and national flags were displayed.
Officials Provide Details of Afghanistan Operations
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2010 – International Security Assistance Force Joint Command officials have provided details on numerous recent operations throughout Afghanistan.
Soldier Finds Strength in Family’s Support
I spoke with a veteran the other day whose inspiring story epitomizes the importance of family and peer support. Army Maj. Ed Pulido was wounded in Iraq in August 2004 while driving into an area of Iraq known as “IED Alley.” The sport utility vehicle he was driving hit a bomb lodged in the asphalt and exploded, causing severe damage to his leg.
Face of Defense: Guardsman Takes First Jump With Prosthetic
GRENADA, Miss., Aug. 10, 2010 – Faced with a long recovery and the reality that he might never run, surf or return to his Special Forces team, Army Staff Sgt. Andre Murnane made the decision last year to have his right leg amputated below the knee after it was shattered by a roadside bomb that detonated in eastern Afghanistan.
Are federal workers overpaid?
WASHINGTON – When it comes to pay, federal workers receive benefits that averaged about $41,791 in 2009. When you factor in salaries and those benefits, which include pensions, federal civil servants earned about $123,049 in 2009.
Students at Lincoln Memorial Told to Stop Singing National Anthem
A group of high school students attending a conservative leadership conference in Washington, D.C. said they were ordered by a security guard to stop singing the national anthem during a June 25 visit to the Lincoln Memorial.
U.S. electricity blackouts skyrocketing
(CNN) — New York’s Staten Island was broiling under a life-threatening heat wave and borough President James Molinaro was seriously concerned about the area’s Little League baseball players.
Media Matters Gives Glenn Beck’s Co-Hosts The Shirley Sherrod Edited Audio Treatment
Let’s end the week with some Shirley Sherrod-ing – editing a clip to make it sound like a person is saying something that is actually the complete opposite of what they’re saying.
Iran plans help to Lebanon army, as U.S. blocks aid
(Reuters) – Iran has offered support to Lebanon’s army, a week after a deadly cross-border clash between Lebanon and Israel which prompted U.S. lawmakers to block funding to the Lebanese military.
Human Smuggling By Sea A Security Threat to Canada
The reality of marine human smuggling is one of the many terrorist threats Canada faces today according to Canadian Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews responding to reports a boatload of Tamil Tiger refugees is heading for the B.C. coast.
In breakthrough, nerve connections are regenerated after spinal cord injury
Irvine, Calif. — Researchers for the first time have induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement after spinal cord injury, showing the potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments.
Cleveland Browns Team With Eye Doctors to Catch Young Boy’s Cancer
(Aug. 9) — Though cancer had destroyed the vision in his left eye, Jonathan Vega played like a preschooler with perfect eyesight. His mother, Jessica Rosado, and father, Jonathan Vega Sr., thought he was fine.