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  • Pentagon’s plans for a spy service to rival the CIA have been pared back

    11/01/2014 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-1-2014 | Greg Miller
    The Pentagon has scaled back its plan to assemble an overseas spy service that could have rivaled the CIA in size, backing away from a project that faced opposition from lawmakers who questioned its purpose and cost, current and former U.S. officials said. Under the revised blueprint, the Defense Intelligence Agency will train and deploy up to 500 undercover officers, roughly half the size of the espionage network envisioned two years ago when the formation of the Defense Clandestine Service was announced. The previous plan called for moving as many as 1,000 undercover case officers overseas to work alongside the...
  • Dad Breaks Gag Order To Speak Out About Why a Hospital is Holding His Daughter Against His Will

    02/17/2014 3:11:38 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 37 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Liz Klimas
    The last time Lou Pelletier spoke with his 15-year-old daughter was Feb. 14 — Valentine’s Day. For this father of four, though, the day held a different meaning for his youngest valentine: It marked one year since she was taken and placed in a psychiatric ward against her parents’ will. “We need help,” Lou Pelletier told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview, explaining why he made the decision to break a judge’s gag order and talk about the situation. “I’m trying to save my daughter’s life,” he said. “While still being able to live,” Jessica, one of Justina’s older sisters, added....
  • County office bans criticism of Obamacare

    12/06/2013 7:37:52 PM PST · by scripter · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/6/13 | Bob Unruh
    Santa Clara County, Calif., officials have banned a 20-year employee from making “less than positive” remarks about Obamacare, because they can cause stress for listening co-workers. The county made the stunning move when Norina Mooney was chatting with a co-worker about the Affordable Care Act, according to the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the woman. The organization has asked for a response by next week to its letter raising several issues with Lorie McKeown in the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services, where Mooney works. Pacific Justice said Mooney was further informed that her comment had caused...
  • Defense Department Plans New Intelligence Gathering Service

    04/23/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2012 | by Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is revamping its spy operations to focus on high-priority targets like Iran and China in a reorganization that reflects a shift away from the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan that have dominated America’s security landscape for the past decade. Under the plan approved last week by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, case officers from the new Defense Clandestine Service would work more closely with counterparts from the Central Intelligence Agency at a time when the military and spy agency are increasingly focused on similar threats. “It will thicken our coverage across the board,” said a...
  • Killer at 70,000 Feet

    04/05/2012 1:28:58 AM PDT · by U-238 · 18 replies
    Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine ^ | 4/1/2012 | Mark Betancourt
    U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Henry thought the tiny red dots on his skin were insect bites. But as he relaxed at a Florida beach house with a fellow pilot on a day off in 1990, he noticed he was the only one getting bitten. Henry wouldn’t learn until later that the dots were capillaries breaking under the strain of nitrogen bubbles that had formed during his latest flight in a Lockheed U-2 spyplane, 10 hours earlier. He would find out the hard way how much worse it could get. Henry had been flying the U-2 since 1987, and...
  • DCS restored twins to mom for bonding

    02/17/2005 8:10:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 360+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 2/17 | NATALIA MIELCZAREK and SHEILA BURKE
    Druggie Mom bonding with her children by locking them in the closet while she's out partying.
  • Adu Makes MLS Debut in D.C.'s 2-1 Win Over San Jose

    04/04/2004 8:40:07 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 1 replies · 204+ views
    aol.comnews ^ | 4 4 04 | JOSEPH WHITE
    WASHINGTON (April 3) -- Chants of "Freddy, Freddy" echoed throughout the stadium Saturday whenever a D.C. United player missed a scoring chance early in the second half. Finally, in the 61st minute, the moment arrived. Flashbulbs popped amid the roars as 14-year-old soccer prodigy Freddy Adu entered the game and became the youngest athlete to play in a major American league in more than 100 years. No one in the stadium sat down for the next 10 minutes. Fans waited for magic that never came. Adu had few quality touches and never took a shot in Saturday's 2-1 victory over...
  • Memphis/Shelby Co: Top advocate fired as child deaths (6 kids)investigated (DCS)

    06/28/2003 5:09:23 AM PDT · by GailA · 208+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/28/03 | Aimee Edmondson
    Top advocate fired as child deaths investigated By Aimee Edmondson June 28, 2003 Shelby County's top child protection official has been fired amid a state probe into the deaths of several children in homes where child abuse was being investigated. Juanita White, regional administrator for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, was fired effective Friday. She's also been at the center of an unrelated investigation into her office's spending. The state comptroller's office released a scathing audit earlier this year that showed a wide range of questionable spending, including a $5,750 party rental at a yacht club, paid for...