U.S. expanding military aid, intelligence in Africa

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TweetYumShareThis U.S. expanding military aid, intelligence in Africa 25 Jun 2012 The U.S. is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations to help counter terrorist activities in the region, the top American military commander for Africa said Monday. Speaking to a conference that included representatives […]

NORAD Intercepts Two Planes Flying Over Chicago

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TweetYumShareThis NORAD Intercepts Two Planes Flying Over Chicago 16 Jun 2012 In separate incidents, two small planes flying over Chicago on Saturday were intercepted by an F-15 fighter under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). There is a temporary flight restriction while the First Family is in town for the weekend. Citizens […]

82nd’s Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair removed from job in Afghanistan

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TweetYum(Henry Cuningham)   The Army is investigating Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who has been reassigned from Afghanistan back to Fort Bragg, officials said Friday. Earlier this month, Sinclair was removed from his job as the 82nd Airborne Division’s deputy commanding general for support in Afghanistan. He had been deputy commander since July 2010. “This is […]

US special forces go global

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TweetYum(ASIA TIMES)   United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) chief Admiral Bill McRaven and deputy director of Operations, Brigadier General Sean Mulholland, want to establish a worldwide network linking special operations forces of allied and partner nations to combat terrorism, it was recently reported. If created, the network would comprise regional security coordination centers, organized and […]

General restricts war-zone photography

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TweetYumShareThis General restricts war-zone photography 24 May 2012 Marine commanders in Afghanistan have cracked down on war-zone photography in the wake of two international scandals [war crimes] this year in which U.S. troops were depicted posing with dead Taliban fighters. Rank-and-file personnel assigned to Regional Command Southwest, headquartered here in Helmand province, have been ordered […]