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  • BREAKING: Qaddafi Compound Struck Again, According to U.S. Military Commander (2nd time)

    03/23/2011 2:32:02 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 129 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News ^ | 3-23-2011 | NA
    Just breaking across FOX now. Second time that the Qaddafi compound has been struck. Unknown if Qaddafi was present.
  • Half of Town’s Taliban Flee or Are Killed, Allies Say

    02/16/2010 10:54:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 367+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 15, 2010 | DEXTER FILKINS
    NAD ALI, Afghanistan — As heavy fighting in the insurgent stronghold of Marja carried into its third day, the number of Taliban fighters in the area has dropped by about half, American and Afghan commanders said Monday. About a quarter of the 400 Taliban fighters estimated to be in Marja when the Afghan-American operation began early Saturday have been killed, officers said. A similar number of Taliban appear to have fled the area, including most of the leaders, and local Afghans were offering help ferreting out Taliban fighters and hidden bombs, they said. But intense fighting on the ground through...
  • Monday Night War Porn...

    10/26/2009 7:00:13 PM PDT · by Liam2007 · 8 replies · 1,162+ views
    Clip 1) US B-1B Lancer drops a 2000 pound JDAM on Taliban hide-out in Afghanistan in support of British troops. Clip 2) Super high-def Vietnam compilation.
  • Failed Attack Leaves 12 Taliban Dead in Afghanistan

    08/31/2007 6:00:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 520+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2007 – Afghan national security forces, advised by coalition forces, defeated an insurgent attack yesterday near Regay Village on the east side of the Musa Qalah Wadi in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The combined force was on a combat patrol when insurgents attacked from multiple compounds and trenches using small-arms fire, 82 mm mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. The Afghan forces repelled the attack with accurate small-arms fire and artillery. When the insurgents reinforced their fighting positions with additional fighters, Afghan forces requested coalition close-air support. Coalition aircraft performed precision air strikes on the insurgents, killing a number of...
  • Stennis, Nimitz and Bonhomme Richard Enter the Persian Gulf

    05/23/2007 11:11:26 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 82 replies · 1,818+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/23/2007 | U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet
    Story Number: NNS070523-03 USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea (NNS) -- The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Groups and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group entered the Persian Gulf May 23. While operating in the Persian Gulf, the carriers and amphibious strike groups and their associated forces will conduct missions in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and will also perform Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF) training. This marks the first time the Stennis (JCS), Nimitz (NIM) and Bonhomme Richard (BHR) strike groups have operated together in combined training while deployed...
  • U.S. missile test intercepts 2 targets

    04/27/2007 7:00:42 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 45 replies · 932+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 4/27/2007 | AUDREY McAVOY
    The U.S. military destroyed a cruise missile and a short-range ballistic missile during a test Thursday over the Pacific, the first time two test targets were intercepted simultaneously, the Missile Defense Agency said. The military fired the short-range missile from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. A Navy plane fired the cruise missile target used in the test. Sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie fired back. "The test demonstrated the USS Lake Erie's ability to engage a ballistic missile threat and defend itself from attack at the same time," the agency said in a statement. A similar attempt failed...
  • Up to 38 Taliban killed as 4 al-Qaida suspects nabbed in Afghanistan

    07/29/2006 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Coop · 63 replies · 2,086+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | 7/29/06 | Matthew Pennington
    KABUL (AP) - U.S.-led coalition forces and Afghan police killed or wounded 38 Taliban militants in Afghanistan as four suspected al-Qaida operatives were arrested by coalition forces in the country's east on Saturday, officials said. The latest violence came as a senior NATO official said a major operation to crush Taliban fighters in the south was moving to a close. U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces attacked a compound in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing 20 suspected Taliban militants, a coalition statement said. The joint force used "superior fire and manoeuvre techniques and lethal close air support to kill" the suspected...
  • Israeli Warplanes Strike Beirut (Good Morning, Lebanon)

    07/13/2006 5:58:02 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 146 replies · 8,321+ views
    BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Witnesses report that Israeli warplanes early Friday attacked targets in Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut.
  • Anyone Care to Comment on the Condition of This BMG?

    03/02/2006 8:07:19 PM PST · by fso301 · 75 replies · 2,376+ views
    US Navy "Eye on the Fleet" Photo Gallery. ^ | Oct. 12, 2005 | US Navy Photographer
    Can someone comment on this picture of this M2 and it's ammo?
  • The AC-130U Gunship program explores viper strike capability

    11/01/2005 10:37:14 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 26 replies · 1,199+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 10/31/2005 | Laura McGowan
    10/31/2005 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- The AC-130U Gunship, managed by Aeronautical Systems Center's Special Operations Forces Systems Group here, is undergoing an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration for a standoff precision-guided munition called Viper Strike. Viper Strike is a small, precision-attack munition with guide/glide fins and a 4-pound High Explosive Anti-Tank, or HEAT warhead. It has a man-in-loop control and is capable of destroying mobile targets such as armored vehicles from standoff range. Viper Strikes are currently in use in support of the global war on terrorism and are perfectly suited for special operations missions in urban...
  • Coalition Forces disrupt terrorist ambush

    10/30/2005 5:50:56 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 10 replies · 484+ views
    Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | October 30, 2005 | SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS
    October 30, 2005 Release A051030a Coalition Forces disrupt terrorist ambush TAJI, Iraq — Coalition Forces foiled an anti-Iraqi forces ambush around 9 p.m. Oct. 29 northwest of Baghdad. The coordinated combat operation against the terrorist forces involved U.S. Army ground and aviation forces and close-air support from a U.S. Air Force F-15E which dropped a 500-pound precision-guided bomb on the enemy position. The area was known for multiple ambushes with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenades against local Iraqi citizens, Iraqi security forces and Coalition Forces. As ground forces from 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division secured the area around site, attack helicopters...
  • Israel's 'sound' terrorism

    09/29/2005 8:35:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 430+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | 9-29-05 | Yasser Baraka
    GAZA CITY, Gaza -- "Oh my God, not again!" Shouted taxi driver Abu Omar while sharply parking his car on the side of one of Gaza City's traffic-jammed streets. A thunderous explosion sound echoed throughout the city, as Israeli fighter jets broke the sound barrier over the Gaza Strip. The old man's hands were shaking as passengers tried to calm him down and reassure him that it was only a loud sound. "I couldn't sleep well when it happened last night," sighed the Abu Omar. "This is simply unbearable." It all started with an explosion on September 23, at a...
  • Deputy mayor in U.K. resigns: caught scratching neighbour's car with her ring

    07/13/2005 12:48:00 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 16 replies · 712+ views
    AP ^ | July 13, 2005
    LONDON (AP) - A deputy mayor in northwest England resigned Wednesday after a closed-circuit TV camera caught her using her ring to scratch a neighbour's car. Prentice Howarth, 68, stood down from her post as deputy mayor of Bolton after police questioned her about damage to the black Citroen car while it was parked in the Bolton district of Greater Manchester. "I would like to express my sincere regrets and offer my heartfelt apologies over this unfortunate incident," a statement from Howarth said. "It was, I believe, totally out of character. I have been under a great deal of personal...
  • Fired reporters challenge Fox TV license

    01/24/2005 4:16:35 PM PST · by AmericaFirstSecondLast · 123 replies · 2,078+ views
    TAMPA (January 3, 2005) For what is believed to be the first time ever, two television journalists have challenged the broadcast license of a station on grounds it deliberately broadcast false and distorted news reports. Veteran reporters Jane Akre and Steve Wilson filed the petition Monday against WTVT Fox-13, in Tampa, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's Fox Television empire. The formal Petition To Deny the station's pending license renewal presents the Federal Communications Commission with 98 pages of what the journalists say is "clear and convincing support for the claim that the licensee is not operating in the public interest...
  • Iraq Rebels Shaken By US Offensive

    04/27/2004 5:27:41 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 266+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-28-2004 | Toby Harnden
    Iraq rebels shaken by US offensive By Toby Harnden in Baghdad (Filed: 28/04/2004) American forces went on the offensive in Iraq yesterday, killing dozens of Shia militiamen near the holy city of Najaf and bombarding Sunni insurgents in the restive city of Fallujah. US commanders said 64 Shia fighters were killed in the engagement near Najaf, which occurred as American soldiers replaced departing Spanish troops. An anti-aircraft position manned by men loyal to the rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was blown up in the action, which began on Monday afternoon between Najaf and the nearby town of Kufa. Last night the...
  • U.S. Forces Launch Operation Iron Hammer

    11/12/2003 2:14:31 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 52 replies · 254+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, November 12, 2003 | Fox News
    <p>BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. forces in Iraq on Wednesday launched a planned and coordinated operation codenamed Iron Hammer that targeted pro-Saddam loyalists, a senior military source told Fox News.</p> <p>Based on intelligence collected on the ground, U.S. infantry set a number of traps all over Baghdad (search). Several of those traps — monitored from the air and known as NAIs or Named Areas of Interest — were activated almost simultaneously Wednesday night.</p>