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  • Now Zad’s Citizens Eager to Return Home

    03/09/2010 5:11:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 227+ views
    NOW ZAD, Afghanistan, March 9, 2010 – Afghanistan is a Muslim country, but a Christmas miracle took place in this city, a senior Marine Corps officer said here today. Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson commanded the operation that liberated Now Zad from Taliban control and is now in charge of the operation to clear neighboring Marja of the Taliban. He said that the operation in Now Zad, though, is more indicative of the rebirth of the province. “You’ve got to remember that this town was a ghost town for four years,” Nicholson told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates....
  • Eager Beavers Look for Guns to Buy (Gun Shops Await New D.C. Rules)

    07/01/2008 9:52:51 AM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 8 replies · 76+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7:14 AM ET, 06/30/2008 | Marcia Davis
    Apparently, some District residents aren't waiting on the District Council and the Fenty administration to work out the specifics of how to modify the gun ban to comply to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week. Gun shops in Maryland and Virginia suburbs told The Washington Post's Allison Klein that they've gotten a number of inquiries from D.C. residents trying to buy hardware. See the article here: The Washington Post: Gun Shops Await New D.C. Rules.
  • Iraqis Eager, Willing to Protect Their Community

    08/05/2007 12:57:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 209+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Brian Jones, USMC
    FALLUJAH, Iraq, Aug. 5, 2007 – Weary of the violence to which their community has been victim, residents of the Andaloos district here have organized a Neighborhood Watch to keep watch against insurgent activity. Iraqi men of the Andaloos district of Fallujah wait in the hot sun July 30, 2007, to be selected as recruits for the new Neighborhood Watch program set up in their community through the efforts of Marines, Iraqi Army, Iraqi police and local community leaders. The program is part of ongoing Operation Alljah to transform the communities within Fallujah to provide security, civil assistance and...
  • Iraqi Police eager to learn

    04/15/2007 9:56:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 290+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood
    ANAH — Back home in Brainerd, Minn., this Minnesota Army National Guardsman Pfc. Adam Starry tends to lawns as a landscaper. Here in this 5,000-year-old city of about 20,000 people, Starry is helping to train several Iraqi police officers. Starry, of Company B, 194th Combined Arms Battalion, and 15 of his fellow soldiers are experiencing what it is like being an Iraqi police officer in a city that is still a hotbed of insurgent activity. They form a police transition team whose task is to train the Iraqi police on how to take control of their own communities and maintain...
  • ISF proves eager to help, become more capable

    12/28/2006 3:59:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 204+ views
    Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV addresses members of the media at a Media Roundtable Dec. 27 at the Combined Press Information Center. BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Security Force and Iraqi Police are eager to help find solutions for the challenges facing their country, and they are becoming more capable of assuming increased responsibility for security, a senior U.S. military officer said Wednesday. As President George W. Bush deliberates the way ahead in Iraq, the Iraqi people and their security forces will ultimately have the responsibility to quell violence and effect peace across the country, Maj. Gen. William B....
  • Iraqi Forces Prove Eager to Help, Become More Capable

    12/28/2006 3:25:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 253+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2006 – Iraqi military and police forces are eager to help find solutions for the challenges facing their country, and they are becoming more capable of assuming increased responsibility for security, a senior U.S. military officer said in Baghdad today. As President Bush deliberates the way ahead in Iraq, the Iraqi people and their security forces will ultimately have the responsibility to quell violence and effect peace across the country, Army Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters. “Ultimately, Iraqis have to step up and develop solutions to their country’s problems,”...
  • Iraqis eager for responsibility, U.S. Ambassador says

    10/31/2006 4:19:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 159+ views
    WASHINGTON — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is eager to take more responsibility for his country’s security, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad, said today. Currently, two Iraqi Army divisions are completely under Iraqi control, though Iraq controls its police forces. “He wants to have appropriate capability and command and control of forces,” Khalilzad told Wolf Blitzer, host of CNN’s “Late Edition.” “We welcome his desire to have more forces, to have more capable and credible forces, and for him to have command and control of Iraqi Forces that are currently under coalition control.” A plan already existed to transfer...
  • Schwarzenegger eager to sign climate bill

    08/10/2006 9:32:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 99 replies · 792+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to position himself as a leader on climate change while maintaining support from business leaders has created an election-year dilemma that threatens to undermine his environmental credentials. The Democratic majority in the Legislature plans to send him a bill this month that would create the country's first law capping greenhouse gas emissions from refineries, power plants and other industrial sources. He has asked for several pro-business changes to the bill that Democrats and environmentalists complain would severely weaken it. Schwarzenegger has made global warming his signature environmental issue and is eager to sign...
  • Eager donors go overboard for Hillary Clinton (FEC trouble)

    04/09/2006 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 592+ views
    Eager donors go overboard for ClintonNew York Daily News WASHINGTON — There is no such thing as an embarrassment of riches in politics, but this comes close. **SNIP** The New York Daily News found in a review of Federal Election Commission records that the FEC has sent Clinton’s campaign committee, Friends of Hillary, a letter demanding that it deal with 39 donors who gave her too much in the past quarter, when the campaign raked in $6 million. The most common error is that donors gave her more than allowed for either the primary or general election — $2,100 is...
  • Iraq Veterans Proud to Serve, Eager to Deploy Again

    03/30/2006 5:36:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 399+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – With the war on terror in its fifth year, U.S. military personnel continue to pack duffle bags and don desert camouflage uniforms -- many not for the first time. "I am proud of what I accomplished during my tour in Iraq and would be proud to return, on sea or on land," Navy Lt. Cmdr. David Bitler, a surface warfare officer, said. Bitler is assigned to the USS Tarawa, which returned from a Middle East cruise in February. "Most of all, I'd be honored to work again alongside the Iraqi people, whose bravery and courage...
  • Iraqis Eagerly Taking Responsibility for Country, General Says

    03/24/2006 5:47:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 265+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2006 – The United States is seeing big returns on its three-year investment in Iraqi security forces, the U.S. commander in charge of training Iraqi forces said today. Now is a critical time in the U.S. mission in Iraq, and U.S. forces are focusing more and more on transitioning to Iraqi forces, Army Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commander of Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, said in a news conference from Iraq. Transition is occurring not only in responsibility for battlespace, but also in responsibility for Iraq's borders, plans and policies in Iraq's joint headquarters; business practices...
  • Help Wanted: Bill Clinton Seeking 25 Interns

    02/25/2006 10:07:54 PM PST · by ncountylee · 90 replies · 3,307+ views
    nationalledger ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Jim Roberts
    The William F. Clinton Foundation has posted an Internet job listing for unpaid interns. Seriously. The president that is now the butt of jokes anytime anyone claims they did not have sex with 'that woman' is brought forward apparently would again like to have a gal Friday around to help out. One item on the web site promises hands-on experience and says the interns have the responsibility of interacting directly with the staff. (Insert any joke you would like here). No - I'm not making it up. Page Six gives this account: It's been 10 years since the ex-president faced...
  • Public sector strikes hit Germany

    02/13/2006 4:15:56 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies · 654+ views
    BBC News ^ | 13 February 2006
    German public sector workers fighting plans to extend their working hours have widened their strike action to cover most of the country. An estimated 20,000 local and regional authority staff including nurses, cooks and cleaners have joined the largest public sector strike in 14 years. They are protesting against plans to extend weekly working hours by 90 minutes, from 38.5 to 40 hours a week. The industrial action...has now spread to 10 of Germany's 16 states... Leaders at Verdi - Germany's biggest union with 2.4 million members - have warned that the strikes could last for up to six weeks.
  • CA: 'Kah-li-fornia' eager to draw jobs, but must defend its own

    10/10/2004 7:36:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 308+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/10/04 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting a taste of his own marketing. Two months ago the celebrity governor plastered his grinning face on billboards from Phoenix to Boston, hoping to entice employers to relocate to the West Coast with the slogan, "Arnold says, California wants your business (Actually he says 'Kah-li-fornia.')" Now the competition is getting up close and personal. Two of the targets of Schwarzenegger's sales pitch, Massachusetts and Nevada, are retaliating with rival advertisements in California cities, angling for jobs with the promise of lower taxes and a brighter future. They're also taking friendly shots...
  • Mexican envoy visits U.S., eager to repair ties frayed by war (BARF Alert)

    05/08/2003 10:01:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 154+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/8/03 | Tim Johnson
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Eager to overcome months of hurt feelings, Mexico's foreign minister began a two-day trip to Washington on Wednesday sounding, to put it diplomatically, contrite and ready to mend frayed relations.</p> <p>Fighting terrorism is Mexico's ``No. 1 priority,'' Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez asserted, sounding a note certain to please in Washington.</p>
  • Powell says China eager to help on North Korea problem

    02/24/2003 7:49:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 123+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/24/03 | AP - Beijing
    <p>BEIJING (AP) - Chinese officials rejected Monday Secretary of State Colin Powell's appeal for a regional approach to the North Korean nuclear standoff and called for direct talks between the United States and Pyongyang to resolve concerns over the communist nation's nuclear weapons programs.</p>