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  • Military Services Meet or Exceed January Recruiting Needs

    02/10/2009 3:54:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 793+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2009 – All active duty U.S. military services and reserve components met or exceeded their January recruiting needs, Defense Department officials reported today. The Army signed up 9,658 new active-duty soldiers, 107 percent of its target number of 9,000 enlistees. The Navy signed up 2,948 new active-duty sailors, 100 percent of its target number. The Marine Corps signed up 3,720 new active-duty Marines, 109 percent of its target number of 3,406 enlistees. The Air Force signed up 2,600 new active-duty airmen, 100 percent of its target number. The active Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy also...
  • Pentagon study: US should pare Afghanistan goals

    02/03/2009 2:43:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 261+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/09 | Robert Burns and Pauline Jelinek - ap
    WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon report urges President Barack Obama to shift U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, de-emphasizing democracy-building and concentrating more on targeting Taliban and al-Qaida sanctuaries inside Pakistan with the aid of Pakistani military forces. -- A senior defense official said Tuesday that it will likely take several weeks before the Obama administration rolls out its long-term strategy for Afghanistan.
  • Military to Focus on Shorter-term Goals in Afghanistan, Gates Says

    01/23/2009 3:26:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 179+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2009 – As part of the Obama administration’s assessment of the strategy being employed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military will focus its efforts on achieving shorter-term goals there, the Defense Department’s top official said here yesterday. “One of the points where I suspect both administrations come to the same conclusion, is that the goals we did have for Afghanistan are too broad and too far into the future,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters at a Pentagon press conference. President Barack Obama met with Gates and other National Security Council members at the White House on...
  • Thomas Friedman: Israel’s Goals in Gaza?

    01/14/2009 10:21:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 838+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/13/09 | Thomas L. Friedman
    I have only one question about Israel’s military operation in Gaza: What is the goal? Is it the education of Hamas or the eradication of Hamas? I hope that it’s the education of Hamas. Let me explain why. I was one of the few people who argued back in 2006 that Israel actually won the war in Lebanon started by Hezbollah. You need to study that war and its aftermath to understand Gaza and how it is part of a new strategic ballgame in the Arab-Israel arena, which will demand of the Obama team a new approach. What Hezbollah did...
  • All Military Services Meet or Exceed December Recruiting Goals

    01/12/2009 3:47:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies · 1,011+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – December was a recruiting success for all active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today. -- The Army signed 860 new active-duty soldiers, 115 percent of its target number of 750 enlistees. -- The Navy signed 2,306 new active-duty sailors, meeting its target number of enlistees for the month. -- The Marine Corps signed 2,392 new active-duty Marines, 113 percent of its target number of 2,116 enlistees. -- The Air Force signed 2,967 new active-duty airmen, meeting its target number...
  • 10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there

    10/21/2008 9:00:08 PM PDT · by steve0 · 17 replies · 2,200+ views
    10 Planks of the Communist Manifesto, almost there Someone sent this for discussion. Is it fore real? 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. SOON 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. DONE 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. MOSTLY DONE, Obama would retain a reduced version of the estate tax, as it is correctly called, though McCain would reduce it by more. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. SOON, (Property rights?) 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of...
  • Air Guard Meets End-Strength Goal for First Time Since 2003

    09/12/2008 4:10:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 77+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Greg Rudl , USAF
    ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2008 – The Air National Guard has met its fiscal 2008 end-strength goal of 106,700 airmen, the first time it’s met its target end strength since 2003, National Guard Bureau officials announced yesterday. Recruiting and retention combined to produce the achievement. The Air Guard recruited 1,194 airmen in August, 107 percent of its goal of 1,116. To date for fiscal 2008, which ends Sept. 30, the Air Guard has retained 16,518 personnel, 107.3 percent of its goal of 15,390. Air Force Lt. Col. Randy Johnson, chief of Air Guard recruiting and retention, attributed the milestone to...
  • Before I die, I want to.....

    08/24/2008 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 104 replies · 1,557+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 08/24/08 | hacksaw
    There was a thread like this on another forum, and it was kinda fun. People were listing the things they would like to have accomplished in their lives, and there were some pretty neat ideas. Try to stay away from thinks like "Having sex with ten Chinese women" (cause after all, who doesn't want to do that).
  • The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals

    06/02/2008 3:17:47 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 33 replies · 91+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | Unknown | Cleon Skousen
    At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen] 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used...
  • Services Meet or Exceed April 2008 Recruiting Goals

    05/12/2008 4:54:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 94+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008 – All military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for April, with the Marine Corps recruiting 142 percent of its goal, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said here today. The Army reached 101 percent of its goal, and the Navy and Air Force met their goals. In the re-enlistment arena, the Army, Navy and Marine Corps met or exceeded their active-duty retention objectives. “The Air Force still faces challenges, but they still seem able to meet their year-end strength goals,” Whitman said. All the reserve components also met or exceeded their recruiting goals, with the Air...
  • Services Continue to Make Recruiting Goals Despite Tough Market, Mullen Says

    04/22/2008 6:21:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 151+ views
    FORT BELVOIR, Va., April 22, 2008 – The military services continue to make their recruiting numbers despite the most difficult recruiting market in years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told noncommissioned officers here today. However, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said at a quarterly NCO breakfast, there is concern in some quarters that the Army is letting in too many recruits with physical or criminal waivers. “We’re recruiting at the most difficult time,” he said. Mullen stressed that standards to enlist are high. Out of the total pool of 18- to 24-year-olds, only three out of 10 qualify...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 34 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness: A New Year, A New Page, and A Story to Share.

    01/01/2008 4:28:52 PM PST · by ExcellenceInAmericacom · 1 replies · 150+ views
    Excellence In America ^ | 1/01/2008 | Jason Bradley
        What more can I say, other than what a wonderful Christmas vacation!  I was surrounded by family, everyone had the Christmas spirit, and other than the fact it went by way too fast it was an exceptional visit.      So now here we are, it’s a new year, 2008.  Many people consider this a magical time of the year.  The time to start over, start fresh, and initiate the goals that we put off all of 2007, you know the ones where you kept saying “I think I’ll _______ (fill in the blank) next year”.  Well as of today, it is...
  • Active, Reserve Components Meet November Recruiting Goals

    12/11/2007 4:10:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 332+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2007 – All military components met their recruiting goals in November, Defense Department officials said here yesterday. It was the sixth month in a row that all services made their recruiting goals, officials said. The military is recruiting in a difficult environment, defense officials said. Only three out of every 10 Americans in the targeted age group qualifies for military service. A good American economy and feelings against the Iraq war degrade the propensity of young Americans to enlist, officials said. Still, the military is doing well. On the active-duty side, the Marine Corps made 108 percent...
  • U.S. Goals Unchanged, But Timeline Extended, Bush Says

    09/20/2007 5:43:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 135+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2007 – U.S. goals for progress in Iraq have not changed, but the timeline has been set back in order to achieve those goals, President Bush said here today. Bush said the original goal of turning security control over to Iraqis in all 18 of the country’s provinces by November has been delayed because progress has been slower than originally estimated. Still, he said, Iraqi control of the country’s provinces is an important step in denying al Qaeda and other extremist groups’ free movement in the region. “I believe it's worth it for the security of...
  • All Services Meet Active-Duty Recruiting Goals for August

    09/10/2007 2:09:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 391+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2007 – All four services reported strong recruiting success in August, with the Army marking its second consecutive month exceeding its monthly goal, Defense Department officials announced today. The Army topped its August goal by 6 percent, bringing 10,126 new soldiers into the force. The Army made 102 percent of its goal in July. Officials expressed confidence that the consecutive successes mark a turnaround from May and June, when the Army fell short in recruiting. Army Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, attributes much of the rebound to the Army’s new...
  • New Initiatives Raise Hopes for Army to Reach Recruiting Goals

    09/04/2007 5:12:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 150+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2007 – The Army’s new “quick-ship” bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the Army’s recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today. Maj. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, credited the $20,000 quick-ship bonus with helping to motivate would-be soldiers who were “on the fence” into joining the ranks. The program was introduced in late July to provide a financial incentive for recruits willing to ship off quickly to basic training. In August alone, 200 recruits who were...
  • U.S. Army Misses June Recruiting Goal

    07/09/2007 7:39:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 10 replies · 510+ views
    Associated Press (with Forbes) ^ | July 9, 2007 | Lolita C. Baldor
    The Army failed to meet its recruiting goal in June, raising concern that the unpopular Iraq war and strong economy could wreak even more havoc on enlistments. Army officials acknowledged Monday that the service missed its recruiting target for the second month in a row, but would not provide exact numbers. But two defense officials said the Army fell short of its 8,400 goal by about 15 percent - which is more than twice the June shortfall and would mean that roughly 7,000 recruits signed up. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the recruiting numbers are not scheduled...
  • Africa not on target to meet U.N. goals

    06/06/2007 10:07:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 263+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Carley Petesch - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - Not a single country in sub-Saharan Africa is on target to meet U.N. goals of cutting extreme poverty by half, ensuring universal primary education, and stemming the AIDS pandemic by 2015, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to ask leaders of the world's richest countries meeting in Germany this week to step up aid to Africa so the targets can be achieved. "Despite faster growth and strengthened institutions, the continent remains off track to meeting the world's shared goals for fighting poverty in all its forms," Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told a news...
  • Bush calls for global emissions goals

    05/31/2007 9:55:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 84 replies · 1,616+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/07 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to blunt international criticism of the U.S. record on climate change, on Thursday urged 15 major nations to agree by the end of next year on a global target for reducing greenhouse gases. Bush called for the first in a series of meetings to begin this fall, bringing together countries identified as major emitters of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The list would include the United States, China, India and major European countries. After setting a goal, the nations would be free to develop their own strategies to meet the target. The president outlined...