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  • Cuba Secret Police Thug Tours US Naval Base

    06/02/2016 10:14:48 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 2, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why should the enemies of our country be forced to take the trouble to actually hack into our systems when Obama can just give them the grand tour, as Fausta reports. Valdés is not someone you’d expect to see as an honored guest of the U.S. military. As chief of investigations for Cuba’s National Revolutionary Police, a part of the military-controlled Ministry of the Interior, he plays a key law enforcement role in a state where beating and arresting human rights activists is considered law enforcement. Yet there he was at a U.S. naval air base in Key West, Fla.,...
  • Green Guantánamo: From detention center to peace park?

    03/18/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jason Thomson
    As President Obama gears up for his presidential visit to Cuba this weekend – the first in 80 years – scientists are pondering the future of Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. One idea proposed is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
  • Military exercise Black Dart to tackle nightmare drone scenario

    07/25/2015 7:03:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/25/15 | Richard Whittle
    Sweat the small stuff. That’s the unofficial motto for this year’s edition of the military exercise Black Dart, a two-week test of tactics and technologies to combat hostile drones that begins Monday on the Point Mugu range at Naval Base Ventura County in California. The military categorizes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) by size and capability, from Group 5 drones that weigh more than 1,320 pounds and can fly above 18,000 feet like the Reaper, down to Group 1, mini- and micro-drones less than 20 pounds that fly lower than 1,200 feet. Previous Black Darts have covered threats to troops overseas...
  • Japan: 2 Explosions Heard Near US Naval Base

    11/28/2013 11:48:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/13
    Two explosions were heard near the US Air Force base located near the Japanese capital of Tokyo. Japanese police and US officials reported that remnants of two IED's (Improvised Explosive Device) had been found in the area. No caualties...
  • Explosion rocks Naval base in New Jersey

    08/20/2013 7:59:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    An explosion on Tuesday morning rocked Naval Weapons Station Earle near the Jersey Shore, and fire trucks, ambulances and a medical emergency helicopter rushed to the scene, authorities said.
  • U.S. Navy Expects to Base Ships in Singapore

    12/18/2011 3:12:25 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/17/11 | SHAUN TANDON
    U.S. Navy Expects to Base Ships in Singapore By SHAUN TANDON, Agence France-Presse Published: 17 Dec 2011 13:04 WASHINGTON - The United States, facing a rising China but a tighter budget, expects to station several combat ships in Singapore and may step up deployments to the Philippines and Thailand, a naval officer said. The United States has been increasingly vocal about defending freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where tensions over territorial disputes between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations have been on the rise. Related Topics In an academic article forecasting the shape of the U.S. Navy in...
  • Vietnam offers navy base to foil China

    11/08/2010 9:52:24 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/9/2010 | Malcolm Moore and Praveen Swami
    Nyugen Tan Dung, the Vietnamese prime minister, said Cam Ranh Bay, 180 miles north west of Ho Chi Minh city, would stand ready to service ships and submarines "from all countries". Russia is to help rebuild the port as part of an £1.3 billion defence deal signed earlier this year. The move is one of a series of interlocking regional arrangements that are being put in place to counter China's growing might. In October, Vietnam signed an agreement giving Indian naval ships base facilities at its ports. India, in turn, agreed to help Hanoi expand its naval logistics capabilities, and...
  • 45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids

    07/05/2007 5:26:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 102 replies · 4,305+ views
    45 Muslim doctors planned US terror raids By John Steel, Crime Correspondent Last Updated: 2:25am BST 05/07/2007 A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site. Police found details of the discussions on a site run by one of a three-strong "cyber-terrorist" gang. They were discovered at the home of Younis Tsouli, 23, Woolwich Crown Court in south-east London heard. One message read: "We are 45 doctors and we are determined to undertake jihad and take the battle inside America....
  • Venezuela Wants Sub Fleet for Conflict with U.S.

    02/19/2007 11:43:30 AM PST · by Alia · 133 replies · 2,623+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 2-19-07 | NewsMax Staff
    Venezuela is spending $3 billion to build nine submarines, a fleet of undersea craft that would be the largest in the region -- and ready to be used against the U.S. in event of a conflict between the two countries.The navy is considering bids from Germany, France, and Russia, which is said to be the odds-on favorite, according to the Washington Times.Venezuela says it is beefing up its military capabilities -- including plans to develop an enlarged submarine fleet -- in preparation for what it called any "asymmetrical conflict" with the U.S.
  • Daily Terrorist Round-up Stories 4-15-05 (Raids in Germany, Iraq & Terrorist on US Aircraft Carrier)

    04/15/2005 12:02:42 AM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 19 replies · 665+ views
    27 militants held in raid  BAQUBA: Iraqi forces seized 27 Islamic militants in Baquba, 60km north of Baghdad, yesterday along with weapons and leaflets linked to the Al Qaeda network, the army said. "Sixteen of the arrested, including two Egyptians, are wanted by authorities for crimes they are believed to have been committed," said Colonel Ismael Ibrahim. "Large quantities of weapons were seized ... and leaflets of the Jordanian Islamist Abu Musab Al Zarqawi urging militants to carry out attacks against US and Iraq forces were found too." The defence ministry said it had also arrested 49 suspects in raids...
  • Base Closing OK With California City

    05/12/2005 10:35:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,098+ views
    AP ^ | 5/12/5 | MICHELLE LOCKE
    Concord -- As towns across the country nervously await word about which military bases the Pentagon wants to close, this San Francisco suburb is hardly on edge. It'd be happy if the government included the Concord Naval Weapons Station on its list of proposed closures being released Friday. In a letter to Navy officials, Mayor Laura Hoffmeister spoke of "tremendous benefits for the city of Concord and the Department of the Defense" if the 63-year-old installation is shuttered. About 35 miles northeast of San Francisco, the base covers thousands of grassy acres that Concord officials believe is ideal for homes...
  • No Russian Naval Base in Crimea After 2017 — Ukraine

    04/14/2005 12:08:47 PM PDT · by Lukasz · 16 replies · 474+ views
    MosNews ^ | 14.04.2005
    The Russian Black Sea Fleet will no longer be deployed in Crimea after the year 2017, the first deputy foreign minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Ogryzko, said in Sevastopol. Ukraine will see to it that the base of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation “can move to another location without any problems.” However, in the course of the next 12 years Ukraine is set to honor its agreements with Moscow. “Ukraine has always been and will remain a reliable international partner and will observe the treaties signed,” the Ukrainian diplomat said. An earlier withdrawal of Russia’s fleet from the...
  • Judge: Cuba Detainees Must Have Lawyers

    10/20/2004 4:10:53 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 55 replies · 1,490+ views
    AP ^ | 10/20/2004 | Gina Holland
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that terror suspects held in Cuba must be allowed to meet with lawyers, and that the government cannot monitor their conversations. In a sharp rebuke of the Bush administration, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said the administration "attempts to erode this bedrock principle" of attorney-client privacy with "a flimsy assemblage" of arguments. The Supreme Court ruled in June that the 600 foreign-born men then held in the Navy-run prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could challenge their captivity in American courts.
  • DFU enjoying the awesome sound of freedom on vacation in Oak Harbor, Washington

    06/23/2004 11:00:54 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 169+ views
    dfu | June 23, 2004 | dfu
    We arrived in Oak Harbor today and I wasn't disappointed in what I have been hearing. They have been flying low over my daughter's house on Oak Harbor. They are the Prowlers, and it is the awesome sound of freedom It is almost 11 pm and I just heard another. When they fly low enough to almost split your eardrums, it gives you a small sense of what the enemy must feel and hear when American firepower is bearing down on them. May they pee their pants in fear. I'll be here until Tuesday and would love to join some...
  • Marine Team Deploys to Haiti

    02/23/2004 12:15:29 PM PST · by Calpernia · 18 replies · 349+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 23, 2004 | By Jim Garamone
    A team of 50 Marines has departed the United States to beef up security for the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, U.S. Southern Command confirmed today. The Marines are part of the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team out of Naval Base Norfolk, Va. The team is under the operational control of U.S. Southern Command based in Miami. The team will assist the Marine security detachment at the embassy. In addition, a Southern Command assessment team continues its work in Haiti, Pentagon officials said. U.S. Ambassador to Haiti James B. Foley requested the assessment team last week. Rebel groups opposed to Haitian...
  • PUERTO RICO: Engineers At Base Say Navy Will Shutter All Ceiba Facilities (4,000 JOBS LOST!)

    03/12/2003 4:13:40 PM PST · by 4Freedom · 52 replies · 641+ views
    The San Juan Star | Wednesday, March 12, 2003 | BY EVA LLORENS VELEZ
    Three engineers who work for the Navy predicted Tuesday that the Naval Station Roosevelt Roads in Ceiba will be shut down entirely. Three instrumentation engineers - Juan Lugo, Angel Ramos and Miguel Sierra - disagreed with Vieques Commissioner Juan Fernandez and Ceiba Mayor Antonio Cruz, who maintained the base will not be shut down because the Navy is investing money to restore and purchase equipment for the facility. The three who work with the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility, a Navy division whose main function is to provide Navy training, were notified that as of Sept. 30, they will no...
  • Puerto Rico: Turnover of Roosevelt Roads would be boon for island, investor says

    07/31/2002 6:04:38 AM PDT · by 4Freedom · 22 replies · 829+ views
    The San Juan Star | Wednesday, July 31, 2002 | JOSE ALVARADO VEGA
    The conversion of Roosevelt Roads Naval Base into a super seaport for excursion boats and cruise ships of every size could transform Puerto Rico into the hub of nautical tourism in the Caribbean, a local investor said Tuesday. "A way to guarantee that Puerto Rico will play a leading role in the future of tourism in the Caribbean is to...[have] the facilities at Roosevelt Roads Base turned over to us, along with Vieques," said Luis M. Corujo, president of Grupo Financiero Corujo investment company and a yacht aficionado. Corujo testified during a hearing held Tuesday by the House Tourism Committee,...