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  • The Worrisome Future of Special Operation Forces (Common Core to be applied to Navy SEALS, etc.)

    03/23/2014 5:56:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    DanielPipes.org ^ | Mar 23, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    I just had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with a Council on Foreign Relations group at the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Its commander, the famed Admiral William H. McRaven, started the briefing, followed by his staff. I expected to learn about Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and their air force and marine counterparts. I thought I would hear about the exploits of this 67,000-strong command operating in 84 countries, maybe even about the taking down of Osama bin Laden. But that was not to be. Instead, he and the other officers...
  • Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos

    02/10/2014 11:19:44 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    AP-Yahoo ^ | Feb. 10 , 2014 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's corpse or turn them over to the CIA. The email was obtained under a freedom of information request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. The document, released Monday by the group, shows that Adm. William McRaven, who heads the U.S. Special Operations Command, told military officers on May 13, 2011 that photos of bin Laden's remains should have been sent to the CIA or...
  • Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now

    10/30/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by mgist · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/12 | Ed Morrisey
    Former Pacific Fleet chief: We need full disclosure on Benghazi — now POSTED AT 9:31 AM ON OCTOBER 30, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY Retired Admiral James A. Lyons likely pulled few punches as commander in chief of the US Pacific Fleet during his career … and he hasn’t started pulling punches now, either. In a blistering column at The Washington Times, the former commander blasts the lack of action from the US when the administration learned our consulate in Benghazi had come under attack, writing that “courage was lacking” that might have saved at least some of the four American...
  • It's ADMIRAL McRaven, Mr President! Obama botches rank of top Navy SEAL

    Barack Obama has always been known for his silken words, soaring rhetoric and ability to use language to his advantage. Lately, however, the president seems to be losing command of the details. In a speech at a fundraiser in New York on Wednesday night, he took aim at Todd Akin, the political punch bag du jour on both sides of the political aisle. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192643/Barack-Obama-botches-rank-Navy-SEAL-William-McRaven.html#ixzz24Qc40rT2
  • Do you call it: 'McRaven Gate'?

    05/08/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    The scandalFMR Attorney General Mukasey: 'Highly Lawyered' Memo Would Have Blamed Failed OBL Raid on Navy Admiral... McRaven would have been the fall guy The Blaze - May 7, 2012Gutsy call? - The memo puts all control in the hands of Admiral McRaven... even if this was some sort of attempt to make McRaven a fall guy. HotAir Apr 29, 2012
  • Arianna Huffington: President's bin Laden ad "despicable"

    04/30/2012 7:13:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    CBSNews ^ | 4/30/2012
    (CBS News) Arianna Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of the The Huffington Post, called the Obama campaign's decision to tout the assassination of Osama bin Laden in a campaign advertisement "despicable." The ad questions whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. "I don't think there should be an ad about that," Huffington said Monday on "CBS This Morning." "I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job (with television specials). All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of...
  • Head of unit that killed bin Laden has Texas ties

    05/04/2011 9:28:43 AM PDT · by shield · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 4th, 2011 | Carol Christian
    The commander of the U.S. military unit responsible for killing elusive al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden — Vice Adm. William H. McRaven — is a San Antonio native and graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. McRaven, 55, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1977, although a campus dean said a computer listing didn't indicate whether the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps member had an interest in the print side of news coverage, broadcast or public relations. A fellow ROTC member recalled McRaven as eager for military service. "He was extremely focused on preparing for special forces details,"...
  • The secret war (More detail on Al-Zawahiri Op)

    03/21/2004 1:41:33 AM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 35 replies · 752+ views
    Observer Special reports ^ | Sunday March 21, 2004 | Greg Bearup in Peshawar
    The secret war On the North-West Frontier, soldiers are trying to tighten the noose around bin Laden's forces. But in Europe and America, there is no clear enemy to fight - yet every expert knows that a terrorist atrocity is coming Mark Townsend in Tangier, John Hooper in Madrid, Greg Bearup in Peshawar, Paul Harris in Washington, Peter Beaumont in Baghdad, Antony Barnett, Martin Bright, Jason Burke and Nick Pelham in London Sunday March 21, 2004 The Observer There were shadows in the rocks. As the 12 US Special Forces soldiers arrived at a remote mountain region in eastern Afghanistan...