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  • Convoys Of Berserk Muslims Headed Against US Air Force Base In Turkey

    07/29/2016 5:25:24 AM PDT · by rfreedom4u · 121 replies
    NDL News ^ | July 28, 2016 | Norweigian Defence League
    What you see on the news from Turkey are protesters shouting anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, but what most are not seeing are the convoys headed towards the Incirlik base where U.S. Air Force is stationed to stage a massive rally against the U.S.: A convoy of massive numbers of vehicles headed towards Incirlik where US Air Force are stationed. It is not only demonstrators who are moving toward Incirlik Air Base in the southern Turkish city of Adana for anti-U.S. protests, but images circulating on Twitter on July 28 show convoys of Muslim Brotherhood supporters heading that way. The base...
  • Study: Climate Change Risk Threatens 18 US Military Sites

    07/27/2016 10:51:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 7/27/2016 | unknown
    Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. Nonprofit group the Union of Concerned Scientists analyzed 18 military installations that represent more than 120 coastal bases nationwide to weigh the impact of climate change on their operations. Faster rates of sea level rises in the second half of this century could mean that tidal flooding will become a daily occurrence for some installations, pushing useable land needed for military training and testing into tidal...
  • Power Restored to Turkey Base Used for US Airstrikes against ISIS (Incirlik AFB)

    07/22/2016 7:05:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | Brendan McGarry
    Power was restored Friday to the base in Turkey used by U.S. and coalition forces for airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, American officials said. Incirlik Air Base in the southern part of the country had been without power since July 16 and relying on generators to conduct the strikes following the attempted military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We will retain this capability should the power be interrupted again," officials from U.S. European Command, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said in a release. "Meanwhile there is a steady flow of hot food, water, and fuel...
  • Trump will end Military ‘Gun Free Zones’ day one in Office

    01/08/2016 6:59:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Donald Trump Link to videoIn Burlington Vermont yesterday, 7 January, Donald Trump had another packed rally. It seems as if it is the only kind that he has. In the speech, near the end, the Donald starts talking about the Second Amendment. He says that the 65 year old woman who defended herself in New Hampshire said that she is going to vote for Trump. He went on to say that gun free zones are bait for bad guys. He talked about how ridiculous it is that our military bases are gun free zones. He mentioned that we have to...
  • Obama eyes 6 military bases to house surge of illegal immigrants

    01/06/2016 7:02:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/6/16 | Paul Bedard
    The new surge of illegal immigrant youths has forced the federal government to look at an emergency plan to house them at six military bases at at least two federal worker centers, according to the administration. The Pentagon is beginning "site assessments" at bases as far north as North Dakota and Massachusetts. "The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at HHS is expanding its capacity to provide shelter for the current influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S. Southern Border. This temporary increased shelter capacity is a prudent step needed to ensure ORR meets its statutory responsibility to provide shelter for...
  • Pentagon names military bases as Ebola troop quarantine sites

    Stars&Stripes: Pentagon names military bases as Ebola troop quarantine sites 11/7/2014 WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Friday it has designated five military bases inside the U.S. and two in Europe as quarantine areas for troops returning from the Ebola-response mission in West Africa. Servicemembers will be isolated for 21 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to check for symptoms of the deadly virus, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Army garrisons in Baumholder, Germany, and Vicenza, Italy, will also be quarantine sites. [snip]...
  • Taxpayers spend $252 a day per child to house illegal aliens at four U.S. military bases

    07/04/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Full title: US spending $252 a day per child to care for young illegal immigrants, fourth military base now housing site With communities across the country pushing back on plans to locate young illegal immigrants in their area, the federal government is looking towards military bases to house the thousands of children streaming across America's southwestern border. The Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday it was no longer considering a Federal Emergency Management Agency facility in Anniston as a temporary housing location for undocumented children. On the same day, the Department of Defense announced a fourth military base...
  • Obama administration imports more voters; dumps illegals on military bases

    06/13/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/14 | Allen West
    I dont need to tell you the sovereignty of the United States of America is under attack from the flood of illegal immigrants now in progress. However, It appears our current federal government thinks its a good idea. Reports first surfaced last week that scores of illegal immigrants in Texas were being flown, bused and then abandoned out-of-state into Arizona and elsewhere. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is not best pleased, saying in a statement, This is a crisis of the federal governments creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure now apparently intentionally while this operation continues...
  • Russia Reportedly Eyeing Latin America As Part Of Overseas Military Base Expansion

    03/08/2014 10:43:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 4, 2014 | Bill Vourvoulias
    At the same time that Russia was denying having blockaded Ukrainian naval facilities in Crimea, little-noticed reports came out of Moscow saying that Vladimir Putins government had ongoing conversations with eight foreign countries with the objective of building overseas military facilities, including in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. We need bases for refueling near the equator and in other places, Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, was quoted as saying by news agency ITAR-Tass. [] Attempts to reach spokespeople at the U.S. State and Defense Departments went unanswered Monday due to weather concerns, but analysts were split about how ominously to take...
  • Beatings Continue, Until Morale Improves - Pokmon is the Latest Casualty of US Government Shutdown

    10/13/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | RawmeatCowboy
    Military bases see Pokemon X/Y copies delayed due to government shutdown Certainly not the worst part of the government shutdown here in the states, but a very annoying one! At least there's still an eShop option.
  • Inland: 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks on U.S. Bases

    11/20/2012 1:05:26 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies - THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | November 19, 2012, 10:16 pm | by John Asbury
    SNIPPET: "They are: Soheil Omar Kabir, 34, a Pomona man who is an American citizen from Afghanistan; Ralph Deleon, 23, an Ontario man who was born in the Philippines; Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, 21, an Upland man who was born in Mexico and whose was U.S. citizenship was pending; and Arifeen David Gojali, 21, of Riverside." SNIPPET: "The three men followed the essays of the now-deceased al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, who led terrorist operations in the Arabian Peninsula." SNIPPET: "Santana and Deleon told the plot to a confidential informant working for the FBI, according to the complaint." SNIPPET: "In order...
  • Why the U.S. Has Troops around the World

    01/21/2012 2:00:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2012 | By Bernie Reeves
    Two large elements dominate the debate over Barack Obamas decision to re-deploy the U.S. overseas military forces: the political views of preternatural isolationists and the paucity of perspective by news presenters. The isolationists demand that all troops be brought home now. The national media are ignorant of why we have a military presence outside our borders to start with. No news outlet I know of has presented the background that explains why the U.S. has a military presence in key areas around the world. This fuels the isolationist cause, leaving Americans to decide between re-deployment or no deployment. The issue...
  • FBI, NYPD Arrest 4 in Alleged Plot to Bomb NY Synagogues

    05/20/2009 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 216 replies · 10,849+ views
    NBC New York ^ | May 20, 2009 | Jonathan Dienst
    EXCLUSIVE: Four New York City men were arrested Wednesday in connection with an alleged plot to blow up New York City synagogues and other city locations, WNBC's Jonathan Dienst has learned. Raids by the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorist Task Force in the Bronx captured the suspected ringleader and three followers in what law enforcement sources are calling a homegrown terrorist plot. Investigators stress the suspects' meetings had been infiltrated early on and there was "no chance" the alleged plot could succeed. Investigators said several of the suspects are Muslims who allegedly talked about destroying two Jewish temples, including at least one...
  • Next Pro-Life Battle Centers on Abortions at Military Bases

    11/23/2010 8:35:04 AM PST · by julieee · 1 replies ^ | November 23, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Next Pro-Life Battle Centers on Abortions at Military Bases Washington, DC -- When members of the Senate return from their Thanksgiving break, the pro-life movement will immediately face a key legislative showdown over the issue of abortions at military bases.
  • Bat Cave Discovered On An Air Force Base

    11/03/2010 3:02:06 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies
    James Dunnigan/Strategy Page ^ | 11/2/2010 | James Dunnigan/Strategy Page
    Google supplied satellite photos recently revealed something the American military uses to help morale, but that they would rather keep secret. In this case it was a Batman style bat symbol painted on the roof of a hanger in a U.S. airbase (Kadena Air Force Base in Japan). There are actually a lot of these roof paintings, usually representing the squadron (the Batman symbol was for a fighter squadron known as the vampire bats.) Now that the pictures of this custom has gone viral, many more people will check Google Earth pictures of military bases, and publicize what they find....
  • 18 gunmen killed in attacks on Mexican army bases

    03/31/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    (AP) via ^ | 04.01.10, 01:01 AM EDT | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS
    SNIPPET: "VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers."
  • Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill

    02/05/2010 9:38:05 AM PST · by julieee · 7 replies · 333+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Admin Forces Military Hospitals to Stock Morning After Pill Washington, DC -- Late Thursday, the Obama administration issued a new order for the U.S. military requiring all military hospitals and health centers to stock the morning after pill. The Department of Defense will soon begin having military medical facilities stock the Plan B drug, which can sometimes cause an abortion.
  • California: Muslim gets 70 months for plot to attack U.S. synagogues and kill Jews

    08/19/2009 3:36:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 943+ views
    SANTA ANA A man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for his role in a domestic terrorism plot to wage war on the United States by attacking Jewish synagogues and military bases. Hammad Riaz Samana is the fourth member of Jami'yyat Ul-Islam Is-Shaheeh, or JIS, a prison-founded group that wanted to make a political statement that also had plans to attack the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles and El Al Israel Airlines at the Los Angeles International Airport. Samana was 21 when he was charged in the case in July 2005, along with the cell's mastermind, Kevin...
  • Obama denies U.S. creating military bases in Colombia

    08/07/2009 2:38:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 450+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/7/09 | Anthony Boadle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama on Friday denied the United States is planning to set up military bases in Colombia as part of an upgraded security agreement with the South American nation. "There have been those in the region who have been trying to play this up as part of a traditional anti-Yankee rhetoric. This is not accurate," Obama told Hispanic media reporters. Leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez -- a persistent critic of Washington -- has said the enhanced U.S.-Colombian security plan could be a step toward war in South America. On Sunday, Chavez called on Obama not to...
  • Rep Marshall Proposes Nuclear Power For Military Bases ( Awesome! )

    07/30/2009 3:14:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1,050+ views
    Nuclear Street ^ | July 15th | April Murelio
    According to a report in The Macon Telegraph, Rep. Jim Marshall is trying to get nuclear plants built on military installations. Contained within the 650-page House Defense Authorization bill for 2010 is a line item by Rep Jim Marshall that could bring a host of national security and energy issues to the forefront. The proposal would commission a study, due from the Pentagon by June of 2010, to look at the feasibility of developing nuclear power plants on military installations. The bill recently gor approval from the U.S. House of Representatives, while the Senate debates its own authorization bill this...
  • Trial looms for Georgia Tech jihadi [GUILTY]

    06/01/2009 3:35:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 595+ views
    ATLANTA (AP) Armed with a handheld video camera, a Georgia university student drove with a friend in April 2005 to Washington, D.C., and captured scenes of the Capitol, the Pentagon and other locations. Investigators say Syed Haris Ahmed, now 24, wasn't a tourist but a wannabe terrorist who wanted to send the videos of potential terror targets to an overseas contact. He was attending the Georgia Institute of Technology at the time. The charges, along with an allegation that Ahmed went to Pakistan and tried to join a terrorism group a few months later, are central to a federal...
  • Suspicious Package at Military Building

    12/16/2008 6:44:32 PM PST · by freema · 30 replies · 1,361+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 12/16/2008 | News 14 Carolina Web Staff
    The package matched the description of 11 other suspicious packages found at military bases around the country since Friday.
  • Half of U.S. Armys Apache fleet in South Korea is leaving

    11/16/2008 8:43:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 759+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 18, 2008 | Teri Weaver
    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea Half of the U.S. Armys Apache helicopter force will permanently leave the peninsula next year for a new stateside home, military officials said Sunday. The 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, currently stationed at Camp Eagle in Wonju, will move to Ft. Carson, Colo., in March, according to a press release from U.S. Forces Korea. The relocation will allow the regiment to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, according to USFK spokesman Dave Palmer. That deployment is scheduled for fall of 2009, Palmer wrote Sunday in response to questions. The battalion includes 24...
  • Obama Snubs Injured Soldiers for a Workout, Will Media Care?

    07/24/2008 7:05:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 217+ views ^ | June 24, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters has learned that presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit two U.S. military bases while in Germany, this despite having all kinds of time to speak to gushing Berliners as well as getting in a workout at the Ritz Carlton.One of the bases, The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, "is an overseas military hospital operated by the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense...[that] serves as the nearest treatment center for wounded soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan."Yet, as Ed Morrissey's Hot Air reported a few hours ago, Spiegel Online claimed at 1:42 PM local time...
  • Obama refuses to meet U.S. Troops in Germany

    07/24/2008 12:10:29 PM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 63 replies · 369+ views
    ++ Visit to US Military Bases Cancelled ++ 1:42 p.m.: SPIEGEL ONLINE has learned that Obama has cancelled a planned short visit to the Rammstein and Landstuhl US military bases in the southwest German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The visits were planned for Friday. "Barack Obama will not be coming to us," a spokesperson for the US military hospital in Landstuhl announced. "I don't know why." Shortly before the same spokeswoman had announced a planned visit by Obama.
  • Soldiers Say Porn Ban May Hurt Morale

    05/07/2008 2:46:11 PM PDT · by mngran2 · 82 replies · 265+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 5, 2008 | Seth Robinson
    Legislation that would restrict the sale of certain men's magazines on U.S. military bases around the world would be bad for morale, according to soldiers at Grafenwhr. U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., has introduced legislation that would close a loophole in the current law that allows the sale of some sexually explicit material on military bases by lowering the threshold required to deem material "sexually explicit." A Department of Defense committee that reviews materials sold on bases ruled last year that magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are not pornographic. But Broun's Military Honor and Decency Act includes language that...
  • Underground Military Bases And The Black Budget

    11/11/2007 7:34:02 AM PST · by Fennie · 26 replies · 640+ views
    They have been building 129 military bases day and night, unceasingly, since the early 1940's. Some of them were built even earlier than that. These bases are basically large cities underground connected by high-speed magneto-leviton trains that have speeds up to Mach 2. Several books have been written about this activity...
  • Stories tell of haunted places on U.S. bases

    10/29/2007 9:05:09 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 72 replies · 2,534+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 31, 2007 | Stars and Stripes
    Stories tell of haunted places on U.S. bases American military powerless against screams, bumps, spirits in the night Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Its not your imagination maybe that sound in the night really was a moan. Stories of spirits and unexplained phenomena have persisted on U.S. military bases in the Pacific for years. Doors slam, shadows creep and voices shout in the night. Could it be spirits of the dead reaching out? As costumed ghosts and ghouls hit the streets for Halloween, Stars and Stripes has compiled some accounts of allegedly real ghosts and...
  • Ecuador wants military base in Miami

    10/24/2007 6:07:35 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 33 replies · 34+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:38pm BST | Phil Stewart
    NAPLES (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa said Washington must let him open a military base in Miami if the United States wants to keep using an air base on Ecuador's Pacific coast. Correa has refused to renew Washington's lease on the Manta air base, set to expire in 2009. U.S. officials say it is vital for counter-narcotics surveillance operations on Pacific drug-running routes. "We'll renew the base on one condition: that they let us put a base in Miami -- an Ecuadorean base," Correa said in an interview during a trip to Italy. "If there's no problem having...
  • Civilian Prisons Coming Soon to U.S. Army Base Near ou

    08/31/2007 12:03:18 PM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 416+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The U.S. Army is authorized to create civilian prison labor camps on military installations, according to a little-noticed regulation. The camps are allowed if the request comes from the Federal Bureau of Prisons or state corrections facilities under leasing requirements defined by federal law. WND's discovery of the regulation comes shortly after Bush administration directives expanding presidential powers during an emergency. The Army prison camp policy is defined in Army Regulation 210-35, entitled "Installations: Civilian Inmate Labor Camps," signed Feb. 14, 2005, by Sandra R. Riley, then-administrative assistant to the secretary of the Army. The regulation revises an earlier civilian...
  • U.S. missile site not to be in Czech Republic - Paroubek in press

    08/26/2006 2:53:19 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 11 replies · 360+ views
    ceskenoviny ^ | 26.08.2006
    Prague- The missile site that the United States wants to build in Europe, will be elsewhere than in the Czech Republic, acting PM Jiri Paroubek, chairman of Social Democrats (CSSD), said in an interview for today's issue of daily Pravo. He was replying to a question whether the CSSD would demand that the Civic Democrats (ODS), if they reached agreement with the CSSD on some kind of government cooperation, pledge to hold a referendum on the possible stationing of the site in the Czech Republic. Paroubek said that it is not necessary to insist on such demand since it is...
  • Telling, Tentative Hair Touch: Ad Makers Struggle to Soften Hillary's Image

    08/17/2006 5:18:13 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies · 1,743+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 17, 2006 - 08:07 Hillary is on the air! There I was on the couch this morning in full pajamahadeen mode, searching for nuggests of MSM bias with which to titillate NB readers, when for the first time a Hillary campaign ad popped up. It's all pretty standard stuff. The theme is 'Standing Up': Hillary standing up for jobs, for military bases, for health care. As I type this, a freeze frame shows a nicely-coiffed Hillary in a striped pink shirt and sporting a single strand of pearls. On a desk in the background you can...
  • 'Tactless' US 'Underling' Shocks Iceland With US Military Pullout

    07/22/2006 1:11:16 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 89 replies · 2,800+ views ^ | 7/22/06 | warner todd huston
    The Telegraph newspaper apparently cannot believe that America is gauche enough to take it upon itself to evaluate its own distribution of military forces in the world. How DARE the USA think that, in this era of unrest in the Mid East and terrorism, it can do what it wants to do with its own military! In an article by David Rennie titled American pullout leaves Iceland defenceless, America is reported as "tactless" for its need to reevaluate keeping forces in Iceland, forces that were originally posted there for fighting the Cold War. Apparently, many in Iceland, not to mention...
  • Czech bid for US missile base

    07/19/2006 9:49:37 AM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 424+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/18/06 | BBC News
    American military experts have arrived in the Czech Republic to examine potential sites for a new missile defence base. During a week-long mission they will inspect three training military grounds. The United States is said to be considering either the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary for the base. Its purpose will be to shoot down long-range missiles before they reach their targets in the US or Europe. The visit of the 22 American experts is the last stage in two-year long talks between defence officials of both countries, the deputy spokesman of the Defence Ministry in Prague, Jan Pejsek, told...
  • Czech bid for US missile base

    07/18/2006 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 20 replies · 556+ views
    BBC ^ | 18 July 2006
    American military experts have arrived in the Czech Republic to examine potential sites for a new missile defence base. During a week-long mission they will inspect three training military grounds. The United States is said to be considering either the Czech Republic, Poland or Hungary for the base. Its purpose will be to shoot down long-range missiles before they reach their targets in the US or Europe. The visit of the 22 American experts is the last stage in two-year long talks between defence officials of both countries, the deputy spokesman of the Defence Ministry in Prague, Jan Pejsek, told...
  • American Bases To Be Moved From Germany To Eastern Europe

    07/10/2006 1:06:23 PM PDT · by lizol · 85 replies · 2,816+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 7/10/2006 | Sam Vaknin
    American Bases To Be Moved From Germany To Eastern Europe Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 7/10/2006 Invited by a grateful United States, the Czech Republic sent in February 2003 a representative to meet with Iraqi opposition in Kurdish north Iraq. The country was one of the eight signatories on a letter, co-signed by Britain, Italy, Spain and the two other European Union central European candidate-members, Poland and Hungary, in support of US policy in the Gulf. According to The Observer and the New York Times, American troops in Germany - and the billions of dollars in goods and services they consume...
  • South Korea to block VoIP to U.S. military bases - report

    07/08/2006 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Leto · 14 replies · 707+ views
    Toms Hardware Guide ^ | July 7, 2006 13:51 | Humphrey Cheung
    A spat between American VoIP companies and the South Korean government has threatened to shut down a communications channel between U.S. soldiers and their families. The South Korean Ministry of Information and Communications, their rough equivalent to our FCC, is trying to block and shut down several VoIP services including AT&T CallVantage, Lingo, Skype and Vonage, according to a report published by the Stars and Stripes military newspaper. VoIP is often used by U.S. service members as an inexpensive way of communicating to their families back home. The Ministry of Information and Communications contends the VoIP companies have been running...
  • Is the US military returning to Vietnam?

    06/30/2006 9:11:56 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 168 replies · 2,302+ views
    Brookes News ^ | 06.12.06 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    One of the first things George W. Bush did as his presidency was getting off the ground in 2001was to sign a bilateral trade agreement with Vietnam. Since then, trade between the US and Vietnam has grown 400 percent to $7.8 billion last year. Last week, the US and Vietnam signed an agreement that paves the way for Vietnam to join the WTO, the World Trade Organization. On Monday, June 5, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was in Hanoi meeting Vietnam's Defense Minister Pham Van Tra and Prime Minister Phan Van Khai. Noting that a US Navy ship will soon...
  • PM would welcome US bases

    06/18/2006 8:07:33 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies · 1,064+ views ^ | 19th June 2006
    Prime Minister John Howard said today he would warmly welcome the establishment of American military bases in northern Australia. The Financial Review reported that two joint Australia-United States bases, designed for military training and as forward camps, would be established at Bradshaw in the Northern Territory and Yampi Sound in Western Australia. Mr Howard did not confirm the details but said the government would welcome the American presence. "We made an announcement some time ago ... to the effect that we were going to expand the capacity for training and operations exercises ... in northern Australia for Americans," he said....
  • The New World ~ the Six Most Important U.S. Military Bases lists:

    05/21/2006 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 321+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | wretchard
    Foreign Policy's article the Six Most Important U.S. Military Bases lists: Andersen Air Force Base & Apra Harbor, Guam;Balad Air Base/Camp Anaconda, Iraq; Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria;Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory;Guantnamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba;Manas Air Base, Kirgizstan as the most vital installations in the world. There may be disagreements about whether or not these should be the Top Six US bases worldwide, but the list serves to illustrate the geopolitical transformation that has taken place since 2000. Or more accurately, it reflects the current administration's perception of what the geopolitical map the early 21st century looks like. Not...
  • Kyrgyzstan threatens to evict US military base

    05/20/2006 8:00:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies · 887+ views ^ | May 20 2006 | Isabel Gorst
    Kyrgyzstan warned the US yesterday that it was at risk of being evicted from its last military base in central Asia unless it agreed to a 100-fold increase in rental for aircraft landing and refuelling facilities at Manas, outside the capital Bishkek. Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the Kyrgyz president, said the US must pay $200m (156m, 106m) a year, up from $2.7m, for the use of Manas, which was set up in 2001 as a launch pad for US-coalition forces operations to overthrow the Taliban in Afghanistan. He said there would be "no room for haggling" in the next round of talks...
  • Projecting U.S. Air Power in the Pacific

    05/14/2006 3:55:05 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 854+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 13, 2006 | Richard Halloran
    The U.S. Air Force is surging ahead with plans to revitalize its bases on Guam from which to project power into the skies over the western Pacific and the islands and continent of Asia.Bombers are already stationed regularly at Andersen Air Force Base on rotation from the United States, as are aerial tankers essential to long range operations. A wing of 48 fighters is on the way. Perhaps most critical will be unmanned surveillance and intelligence aircraft known as Global Hawk that can remain on station for 24 hours at a range of 1200 miles from base.Reconstruction of runways from...
  • Riot over US base expansion

    05/03/2006 11:08:18 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 42 replies · 1,264+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 May 2006
    THOUSANDS of riot police today clashed with local residents, students and activists in South Korea opposed to plans to expand a key US military base. The violent clashes occurred when about 3000 police in full riot gear stormed a primary school compound, where hundreds of protesters opposed to the plan were holed up. The US-South Korean proposal outlines the relocation of dozens of US military bases in Seoul and the surrounding area to Camp Humphreys, in Pyongtaek, 70km south of Seoul. In the clashes protesters hurled rocks and wielded sticks to keep the police at bay, while dozens of civilians...
  • Georgias And Ukraines Affiliation To NATO Will Make Russia Increase Military Expenditures

    04/27/2006 8:57:18 AM PDT · by Lukasz · 38 replies · 493+ views
    Prime-News ^ | April 27, 2006
    Tbilisi. April 27 (Prime-News) Further expansion of NATO and affiliation of Georgia and the Ukraine will make Russia increase its military expenditures, Mikhail Kamynin, Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia says. Russia has questions to NATO with regard to possible deployment of military bases in its new member states, in particular in Romania and Bulgaria, Mikhail Kamynin was quoted as saying by RIA Novotsi. "We hope that the alliance will observe its political and legal commitments in terms of military restraint when deciding on the deployment of the bases, and in particular the commitment not to...
  • Bulgaria OKs 3 bases for U.S. troops

    04/24/2006 2:39:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 770+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2006 | Nicholas Kralev
    Bulgaria has agreed to open three military bases to permanent use by 2,500 U.S. troops who would be available for combat in the Middle East and other nearby regions. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will seal the deal when she visits the country this week. Miss Rice, who leaves on a trip to the Balkans today, is expected to sign a broad defense-cooperation agreement with the new NATO ally that would authorize the stationing of foreign forces on its soil for the first time in its 1,325-year history, U.S. and Bulgarian officials said. The final draft of the agreement, which...
  • Japan OKs U.S. Troop Realignment Deal

    04/23/2006 6:19:34 PM PDT · by wjersey · 5 replies · 462+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 4/23/2006 | FOSTER KLUG
    The United States and Japan have struck a bargain over a plan to realign U.S. forces in Japan, with Japan agreeing to pay $6 billion of the $10 billion cost, the Japanese defense chief said Sunday night. Japanese Defense Minister Fukushiro Nukaga told reporters after his three-hour meeting with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that Japan wanted to have an appropriate sharing of costs in transfering 8,000 Marines from Okinawa to the Pacific island of Guam. Nukaga said that both sides agreed that the Japan-U.S. alliance is important, not only for Japan but also for the region. The United States...
  • Atlanta men met with ( Islamic )extremists in Toronto: FBI

    04/22/2006 7:10:50 AM PDT · by fanfan · 16 replies · 1,089+ views
    CTV News ^ | Fri. Apr. 21 2006 11:28 PM ET | News Staff
    Two Atlanta-area men met with Islamic extremists in Toronto, where they discussed "strategic locations in the United States suitable for a terrorist strike," according to an FBI affidavit made public Friday. Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee -- U.S. citizens from the Atlanta area -- met with at least three other targets of FBI terrorism investigations during a trip to Toronto last month, according to the affidavit. The affidavit said the men discussed attacks against oil refineries and military bases. They also planned to travel to Pakistan for military training at a terrorist camp, which authorities said the 21-year-old...
  • America Supports You: NBA Trophy Tour to Visit U.S. Military Bases

    04/20/2006 6:10:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 213+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2006 The NBA and Toyota announced April 18 the launch of a 2006 Finals Trophy Tour to five military bases in the heartland of the U.S. The 2006 Finals Trophy Tour will visit Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., May 13; Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 19; Fort Bliss, Texas, June 1; Fort Riley, Kan., June 24; and Fort Carson, Colo., July 3, according to an NBA news release. The tour was developed by Toyota and the NBA, in conjunction with the United Service Organizations, to thank the U.S. armed forces for their dedication and service. The customized...
  • US planning bases across Middle East, Central Asia

    03/25/2006 7:03:57 PM PST · by voletti · 24 replies · 793+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | 3/26/06 | khalid hasan
    WASHINGTON: The United States is planning to build at least six bases across the Middle East and Central Asia in the next 10 years for deep storage of munitions and equipment to prepare for regional war contingencies. According to William M Arkin, author of more than 10 books on military affairs, and a former US army intelligence analyst and nuclear weapons expert during the Cold War, the plan came to attention this month through contracting documents that call for the continued storage of everything from packaged meals ready to eat (MREs) to missiles in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Oman, as...
  • Russia to shut down military bases in Georgia by the end of 2006

    03/19/2006 12:06:42 AM PST · by Srirangan · 18 replies · 531+ views
    Tbilisi: Georgian Deputy Defense Minister Mamuka Kudava said at a press conference on March 17 that the Russian side has submitted 2006 timetable and detail plan of withdrawal of military hardware and equipment from its two military bases in Georgia. He said that the process of pullout of Russian military bases from Georgia is still in progress, although the relevant agreement on Terms of Temporary Functioning, Rules and Withdrawal of Russian Military Bases and Other Military Facilities of the Group of Russian Forces in Trans Caucasus (GRVZ) Stationed on the Territory of Georgia has not been signed by the sides...