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by Rich / 814 ViewsSecDef Hagel Says New World Order Being Built℠2014 - During an event honoring the 223rd anniversary of Poland's constitution last night -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said we are seeing a new 21st century world order being built and although there are conflict and complications, there's still hope.
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WASHINGTON, May 15, 2015 – New lightweight, flexible and buoyant body armor developed at the Naval Research Laboratory could be in field use by 2016, the lead scientist who has overseen the armor’s two-year development said yesterday.
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WASHINGTON, May 16, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement today that U.S. special operations forces yesterday conducted an operation in Syria to capture a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization.
“Last night, at the direction of the Commander in Chief, I ordered U.S. special operations forces to conduct an operation in al-Amr in eastern Syria to capture an ISIL senior leader known as Abu Sayyaf and his wife Umm Sayyaf,” Carter said.
Abu Sayyaf was involved in ISIL's military operations and also helped direct the terrorist organization's illicit oil, gas and financial operations, the defense secretary said.
“Abu Sayyaf was killed during the course of the operation when he engaged U.S. forces,” he said.
“U.S. forces captured Umm Sayyaf, who we suspect is a member of ISIL, played an important role in ISIL's terrorist activities, and may have been complicit in what appears to have been the enslavement of a young Yezidi woman rescued last night,” Carter said.
“And it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies,” he continued.
“I thank the extraordinary men and women in uniform who executed this complex and challenging mission, along with all those who supported it. Their professionalism, dedication, and valor are a deep source of pride and inspiration to us all,” Carter said.
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Vol. 17, No. 50 12/17/10
BATFE Requests “Emergency” Authority To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months, beginning January 5, to require about 8,500 firearms dealers along the border with Mexico “to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines.” A Washington Post story reporting on the BATFE proposal described that definition as being applicable to “so-called assault weapons,” but it would also apply to many rifles that have never been labeled with that term.
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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 – The Defense Department’s top acquisitions official will lead a comprehensive review of DoD’s laboratory procedures, processes and protocols associated with inactivating spore-forming anthrax, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced yesterday.
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SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 16, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 – The Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration announced a public outreach campaign yesterday for the national capital region to reinforce the message that the District of Columbia and cities and towns within a 15-mile radius of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport are a “No Drone Zone.”
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KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 16, 2015 – The recovery of a UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 and was later discovered on May 15 has resumed today, 8 miles north of Charikot, in the Dolakha district of Nepal.
The recovery effort resumed at 6:30 a.m. Nepal Standard Time. Nepalese special forces, U.S. Marines, and Air Force pararescuemen were inserted near the wreckage site and worked together to gather information about the helicopter and its crew.
by Rich / 266 Views℠2015 – The U.S. Military Representative to NATO, says other nations are beginning to take the lead in NATO operations.
by Rich / 262 ViewsNATO Leaders Discuss Russian Actions Toward Ukraine℠2015 - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs GEN Martin Dempsey is closely following reports of Russian activity in Ukraine while meeting with NATO leaders in Brussels.
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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2015 – Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James yesterday outlined the Air Force’s contributions to human space flight advancement and discussed projected milestones and investments in space.
by Rich / 259 Views℠2015 - The Commander in Chief says the strategy against ISIL is working, the Navy launches a new satellite and on the road to becoming a Chief Petty Officer.
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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 – Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an official visit to India yesterday and today.