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  • US Special Forces reportedly mounted a risky but successful hostage rescue operation in Iraq

    10/22/2015 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters via Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2015 | Reuters and Jeremy Bender
    One member of a US special operations team was killed during an operation to rescue hostages held by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, the first American killed in ground combat with the militant group, US officials said on Thursday. Hostages were successfully rescued during the operation, a US official told Reuters. CNN said about 70 Kurdish hostages were freed. A US official confirmed to Reuters that one American was killed. No further information was available on the mission, which local residents and a Kurdish military commander said was carried out in the Hawija area in northern Iraq. One member...
  • Why Trump is the New Eisenhower on Immigration (Jeffrey Lord)

    08/21/2015 6:42:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    The issue? Illegal immigration. The answer? The Republican candidate had an answer. If he were elected president, the illegals swarming into the United States from Mexico would have to go. No, the Republican candidate was not Donald Trump. The candidate in question was Dwight D. Eisenhower. And on Election Day of 1952, Ike was elected the nation’s 34th president in a landslide. On June 17, 1954, using what today would be considered a deeply politically incorrect term, “Operation Wetback” began. Eisenhower had appointed a West Point classmate and veteran of the 10st Airborn, General Joseph “Jumpin’ Joe” Swing to head...
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Undergoes Liver Operation

    08/03/2015 11:05:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 3, 2015
    The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter has undergone a medical procedure to remove a small mass in his liver, and that he's expected to make a full recovery.
  • Confusion in Hartford Has Malloy Campaign Heading To Court To Keep City’s Polls Open

    11/04/2014 10:11:54 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | Novemebr 4, 2014 | Christine Stuart
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign will go to court Tuesday to ask a judge to extend voting hours in Hartford to accommodate voters who may have been turned away from the polls this morning. Some polling places in Hartford opened at 6 a.m. without a voter list. State Rep. Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said that he was told by Garey E. Coleman, the Democratic Deputy registrar of voters, that the printer the registrars’ office uses to print its voter lists failed Monday night and there was no backup available. It’s not clear at the moment how long it takes to...
  • 'Operation' game inventor can't afford his surgery

    10/28/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | Hailey Lee
    Fifty years ago, John Spinello, a student at the University of Illinois, invented the board game 'Operation' which lets kids pretend to be surgeons. Now at the age of 77, Spinello can't afford his own real-life operation, reports Huffington Post. The oral surgery that he needs will cost him $25,000—a burdensome bill after selling the rights to his 'Operation' game to Milton Bradley for just $500.
  • Finally, a Name for ISIS Strikes: Operation Inherent Resolve

    10/16/2014 11:14:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/16/2014
    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has come up with a name for the American military strikes against the Islamic State: Operation Inherent Resolve. For two months, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon’s press secretary, has been batting down queries from reporters about the refusal to name the operation. After all, the reasoning went, the military loves naming operations: Desert Shield (Kuwait); Desert Storm (Iraq, the first time); Iraqi Freedom (Iraq, the second time). So at long last, there is now a name for Iraq (the third time) and Syria, announced on Wednesday by the United States Central Command in a...
  • Seven More IDF Soldiers, Officers Killed Death toll in Operation Protective Edge reaches 25

    07/21/2014 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    inn ^ | 7/21/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The IDF Spokesperson's Office stated Monday night that seven additional soldiers and officers have been killed in Gaza, as the fourteenth day of Operation Protective Edge draws to a close. Their families have been notified. Sergeant First Class Yuval Dagan, 22, from Kfar Saba, served in the Golani Brigade. Dagan's funeral will be held Monday night in the military cemetery in Kfar Saba. Lieutenant General Dolev Keidar, "Gefen" commander, 38, from Modi'in was killed during the infiltration attempt into Israel early this morning. Sergeant First Class Tal Yifrah, Golani Brigade, 22, from Rishon LeTzion. Yifrah was killed in clashes in...
  • Day 2 of Operation Protective Edge - July 9, 2014

    07/09/2014 6:22:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 9, 2014 | idfnadesk
     What happened today.
  • Former Intelligence Chief Predicts Gaza Operation

    07/05/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/14 | Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin
    Former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin rejected criticism over a lack of deterrence against Hamas on Saturday, insisting that the only reason rockets have not reached Be'er Sheva and Tel Aviv is due to the threat of IAF retaliation. "It is not true that there is no deterrence," Yadlin stated. "Hamas can fire hundreds of rockets at Tel Aviv and Beersheba, and does not actually do so." Despite this, Yadlin admitted that another operation in Gaza is likely on the horizon. "I have no doubt we are looking at another round with Hamas," admitted Yadlin. "It will be very difficult."...
  • Darrell Issa Demands Answers from Eric Holder on 'Operation Choke Point' Bank Shakedown

    01/09/2014 6:09:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 1/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chairman of the Economic Growth Subcommittee, sent a harsh letter to Attorney General Holder Wednesday accusing the Department of Justice of abusing its power and intimidating banks through its "Operation Choke Point." In the letter, Issa and Jordan stated, "[t]he [House Oversight and Government Reform] Committee is concerned that both the goal and mechanisms of Operation Choke Point may constitute a serious mismanagement and abuse of the Department´s FIRREA [Financial Institution Reform and Recovery Act of 1989] authority." Breitbart News broke the
  • Operation American Spring: General & Colonel Call For a Massive March on Washington

    01/05/2014 2:46:37 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 4, 2014 | Suzanne Hamner
    Today started like any other day for me: take the “terrorist princess” outside, get a cup of coffee, and sit down to peruse the news while checking email. After seeing a news post about the Obama administration using two executive orders that will determine who in this country will or will not be allowed to purchase guns, I became infuriated and decided to turn to my email. Yesterday, I had received a tag about an interesting event scheduled for May 16, 2014; however, I had a hard time trying to fathom it so I began my research. Little did I...
  • 'Painless death' or 'precipitous cliff'? Transsexual chooses euthanasia after failed operation

    10/05/2013 2:54:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/04/13 | Alexander Smith
    A high-profile case of a Belgian transsexual who chose to be killed by medical euthanasia after a sex-change operation turned him into a "monster" has highlighted the soaring number of people in the region electing to die this way – and has raised fresh questions over the controversial practice. Nathan Verhelst, born Nancy, gave an interview to a local newspaper hours before his death this week citing his "unbearable psychological suffering" – rather than a terminal or degenerative physical illness – as his reason for dying voluntarily. "When I looked in the mirror, I was disgusted with myself. My new...
  • U.S. Military Action Against Syria ‘Going to Happen’ Even If Congress Votes Against It...

    08/31/2013 9:57:44 PM PDT · by Errant · 153 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 31 August, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    President Obama will carry out military action against Syria even if Congress votes against it, a senior State Department official tells Fox News’ Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen. Rosen’s notes concerning the White House’s reported intentions regarding the Syrian crisis were posted on Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren’s Gretawire site late Saturday afternoon. Rosen reports that “the president’s decision to seek a congressional debate and vote was a surprise to most if not all of” his national security team members. The state department official who communicated with Rosen added that Obama’s move to seek congressional approval “did not supplant...
  • PM Netanyahu to undergo surgery due to umbilical hernia

    08/10/2013 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.11.13, 00:18 | Attila Somfalvi
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to undergo surgery Saturday night in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem due to an umbilical hernia. Netanyahu was hospitalized after feeling pains, and was examined by his personal doctor, Dr. Tzvika Berkovitch, and by an expert surgeon. … Netanyahu is scheduled to convene cabinet ministers on Sunday to finalize the first stage of a release of Palestinian security prisoners designed to foster peace talks revived last month by US Secretary of State John Kerry. …
  • George W. Bush Undergoes Procedure For Stent After Blockage Discovered

    08/06/2013 7:07:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | August 6, 2013 | FoxNews.Com
    Former President George W. Bush underwent a procedure on Tuesday to have a stent inserted after a blockage was discovered in an artery, his spokesman said.
  • Too Fast, Too Furious- Congress demands answers on Operation Fearless Distributing

    04/04/2013 10:34:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/4/13 | Ryan Willard
    Several congressmen sent another letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Wednesday, months after first requesting information about a failed undercover operation with similarities to Operation Fast and Furious. “Not only have you yet to provide us with any information or documents about this operation, but, months after ATF shut down the operation, you have refused to respond at all,” the letter states. House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R., Va.), and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R., Wis.) signed the letter. Operation Fearless,...
  • Operation Rescue’s security system attacked again, camera stolen

    12/18/2012 1:59:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lsn ^ | 12.18.2012 | John Jalsevac
    Wichita, KS, December 18, 2012 ( — The national headquarters of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue was attacked on December 7 by two perpetrators who disabled part of Operation Rescue’s security system and stole a camera that was pointed at the back entrance of the office. “We called the police and were concerned when the officer asked, ‘Mr. Newman, do you have any enemies? Anyone who really doesn’t like you and wants to hurt you?’’ said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. One of the individuals who disabled Operation Rescue's security camera. “He indicated that this kind of thing usually means...
  • Man dies after doctor takes lunch during kidney operation

    09/07/2012 6:07:40 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies
    The incident, which took place at the Lidköping hospital, has prompted stinging criticism from Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). The 72-year-old went under anesthetic at 10.45am on the day of the operation, which took place in January 2011. At noon sharp, the head anesthetist left the operating room to go for lunch. Fifteen minutes later, the head nurse anesthetist also left the patient and went for lunch. No other anesthetist was called in to take over responsibility for the doctor who was on his lunch break. And while another nurse was brought in to cover for the...
  • Truth about Operation Wide Receiver important to determine

    06/27/2012 8:10:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies ^ | 6/27/12 | David Codrea
    Counter-arguments to charges by Obama administration supporters that Fast and Furious “gunwalking” began in the Bush-era Operation Wide Receiver program have been gaining wider attention over the past few days, with numerous tips and inquiries being sent by readers to Gun Rights Examiner for comment. Just as with many of the wrong assumptions being promulgated by administration supporters, there are some misconceptions being promoted by its detractors that require clarification if the goal is to understand what happened, as opposed to merely spreading a “perception becomes reality” meme. Among these misconceptions being repeated: that no Wide Receiver guns “walked” to...
  • FBI sting operation nabs 5 in Ohio bomb plot

    05/01/2012 7:11:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 100 replies
    CBS ^ | May 1, 2012 9:56 AM
    Five "self-proclaimed anarchists" have been arrested after a months-long sting operation, charged with plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area, the FBI announced today. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports the group had been involved in a series of escalating plots that ended with their arrest last night by FBI agents. The sting operation supplied the anarchists with what they thought were "explosives" and bomb-making materials. At no time during the case was the public in danger, the FBI said.
  • Man planning to bomb US Capitol arrested in sting operation

    02/17/2012 3:41:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    msnbc, nbc ^ | 2/17/12 | staff
    Washington - The FBI and Capitol police arrested a man Friday who thought he was going to carry out a bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol but was in fact dealing with FBI undercover operatives for the past few months, federal officials told NBC News. The man, Amine el Khalifi, 29, who is from Morocco, was arrested about noon ET Friday near the Capitol after he received what he thought was a firearm and a vest containing explosives from people he thought were supporters of al-Qaida, sources told NBC News. In fact, the vest had inert material that wasn't hazardous,
  • Operation Cojones. Gayle Nyberg's excellent idea -- send John Boehner some balls.

    02/12/2012 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/12/12 | Dutchman6
    Folks, I received the email below from Gayle Nyberg, the designer and seamstress of the first Three Percent flag. It is an outstanding idea, and one I hope will be duplicated far beyond the readership of this little blog. Fellow Patriots, So simple everyone can easily get behind this project. If you are as disappointed in John Boehner as Speaker of House as we are, I hope you will jump aboard this campaign to let him know how we feel about his gutless performance. Operation Cajones involves printing the attached letter. Sign and send that letter along with a pair...
  • Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny

    01/12/2012 9:40:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 1+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 1/13/12 | Richard A. Serrano
    Washington - In the late summer of 2010, the ATF agent leading the failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation in Arizona flew to Mexico City to help coordinate cross-border investigations of U.S. weapons used by Mexican drug cartels. Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes. She especially was interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named White Gun, that she was running. Now members of Congress who have spent months scrutinizing the Fast and Furious debacle are seeking to determine whether White Gun
  • Operation C.A.R.E. Bears Brings Kids, Cops Together at Christmas

    12/29/2011 11:50:26 AM PST · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | December 28, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    That small voice caught the attention of the Illinois State Trooper who had just delivered Christmas packages to a needy family. "No, son, that's not yours." Trooper Bridget Rice had thought that the little boy whose face had lit up at the sight of all of the Christmas presents that she and an executive from one of their corporate sponsors had just delivered was one of the children benefitting from Operation C.A.R.E. Bears.
  • Breaking: Operation #OccupyWallStreeters– EIU’s Stephen Lerner Leaks Plan to Terrorize Corporate

    10/10/2011 4:29:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/10/11 | Matthew Vadum
    Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. SEIU, a longtime ally of ACORN, has done it before, as ably documented by Big Government’s Liberty Chick. The home invasions are scheduled to begin Tuesday. Lerner, a prime architect of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, laid out the Left’s plans to his fellow Marxists at the left-wing Take the American Dream Back conference in Washington, D.C., on October 3, 2011. Here’s the video of his remarks:
  • Massive terror exercise planned for metro area

    09/22/2011 3:52:47 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 17 replies · 2+ views
    FOX31 DENVER ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | KDVR Staff
    Operation Mountain Guardian is a terrorism-based, full-scale emergency exercise scheduled to take place in numerous locations in the Denver metro area on Friday, September 23, 2011. The exercise will involve first responders from 81 different agencies**, will be conducted at ten separate locations and will include loud noises, simulated weapons, smoke, emergency vehicles and other equipment that will be audible and visible throughout the day. The purpose of this advisory is to provide information that can be disseminated to the public ahead of time to avoid confusion or concern on exercise day, as well as to invite media coverage of...
  • Behind Operation Fast & Furious – the Islamic Connection

    08/28/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    Dr Terry Lovell interviews Charley Gullett, author of a new book “Beirut Arizona” on the radical Islamic connection to the “Fast & Furious” gun-running scandal.
  • ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation (Fast and Furious)

    08/16/2011 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/15/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operationThe three, who have been criticized for pushing on with the border weapons sting even as it came apart, receive new management jobs in Washington. By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau August 16, 2011 Reporting from Washington— The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico. All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up...
  • Operation Closed Campus, Full Scale Excercise, Pottawattamie Countym Iowa

    03/24/2011 12:23:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Emergency Management, Dept. of Homeland Sec. ^ | 3/24/11 | Emergency Management, Pottawattamie
    ExPlan) EXERCISE PLAN (ExPlan) Operation Closed Campus 2 Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) FOR OFFIICIIAL USE ONLY Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) PREFACE Operation Closed Campus is sponsored by the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency. This Exercise Plan (ExPlan) was produced with input, advice, and assistance from the Operation Closed Campus Exercise Planning Team, which followed guidance set forth in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). This ExPlan gives officials, observers, media personnel, and players from participating organizations...
  • Costs of Libya operation already piling up

    03/21/2011 2:57:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/21/11 | Megan Scully
    With U.S. and coalition forces bombarding Libya leader Muammer al-Qaddafi's forces from the sea and air, the cost for the first day alone of the operation was well over $100 million with the total price tag expected to grow much higher the longer the strikes continue, analysts said.(Snip) With allies expected to shoulder some of the bill, the initial stages of taking out Libya's air defenses could ultimately cost U.S.-led coalition forces between $400 million and $800 million, according to a report released by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments earlier this month. Maintaining a coastal no-fly-zone
  • Security Operations Continue in Larkhabi, Omar Khal, Shinwar

    01/06/2011 9:10:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 7) – Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces continued to secure numerous areas in the Gor Tepa region of Kunduz province in ISAF’s Regional Command North yesterday. Denying insurgents freedom of movement and activity, Afghan National Police and coalition forces conducted operations within the vicinity of Larkhabi, Omar Khal and Shinwar. An improvised explosive device was identified and detonated safely by security forces near the Isa Kahn checkpoint. The combined effort between ANSF and ISAF has brought about greater security and has afforded residents the opportunity to travel safely throughout the local area as well...
  • Saudi king to undergo further surgery in New York

    12/03/2010 8:17:07 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/03/10
    Saudi king to undergo further surgery in New York Saudi King Abdullah, 86, will undergo more surgery on his back in the United States Friday, nine days after his first operation to fix a herniated disc. 7:00AM GMT 03 Dec 2010 "King Abdullah will return for surgery to repair several vertebrae in his spine in a follow-up to his previous treatment.... in accordance with the plan set by his medical team," the court said in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency. The king flew to New York City on Nov 22 and was operated on two days...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Operation Reverse Chaos

    10/23/2010 12:58:22 PM PDT · by Ragnar1337 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/23/10 | KingofdaWackos
    Rush Limbaugh is back with another version of Operation Chaos...Operation Reverse Chaos!! Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
  • Report: Cheney underwent heart surgery last week

    07/14/2010 1:49:06 PM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 92 replies · 5+ views
    MSNBC News ^ | 7/14/2010 | Pete Williams
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent surgery last week to have a tiny pump implanted to assist in the functioning of his heart, a family spokesman says. The surgery implanted what's called a left ventricular assist device.
  • Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.

    07/01/2010 10:21:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 99 replies ^ | June 30, 2010 | Constituent letter
    <p>Breaking: Elena Kagan demanded sex-change operation benefit for Harvard students.</p> <p>Kagan's team forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to pay for sex-change operations as a benefit for students as Dean of Harvard Law.</p> <p>Our breaking news report by Amy Contrada and Peter LaBarbera, just published this morning at, contains links to 2006 and 2008 articles from the Harvard Crimson newspaper, proving Elena Kagan teamed up with the Lambda "Trans-gender Task Force" as Harvard Law Dean overseeing the administrative team that forced Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield to provide sex-change operations as a paid benefit, including breast enhancement or breast-removal (but not yet genital mutilation) for students or faculty who suffer from "gender identity disorder." The partial sex-change operations must be fully covered by insurance premiums, as Kagan's administrators demanded they be funded as an "equal right."</p>
  • Operation Homefront Receives $1M from Outback Steakhouse

    06/25/2010 12:37:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    TAMPA, Fla., June 25, 2010 – A month-long campaign culminated yesterday with a $1 million gift from a restaurant chain to a nonprofit troop-support organization. Operation Homefront received the donation at a reception held in an Outback Steakhouse restaurant here. Participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants around the country held a “Thanks for Giving” campaign in March, in which customers could demonstrate support for the nation’s servicemembers by ordering from a special “Red, White and Bloomin’” menu. A portion of the proceeds from menu sales during the March initiative contributed to the $1 million commitment Outback Steakhouse made to Operation Homefront, officials...
  • Amid United-Continental merger details, operation center hits a nerve

    05/21/2010 2:05:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 292+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 20, 2010 | Julie Johnsson
    As United and Continental executives hammer out plans to meld their airlines into the world's largest carrier, construction speeds ahead on one of the merged company's loftiest emblems: United's cutting-edge operations center in the Willis Tower. Where Bank of America traders once tracked the world's financial markets, United's dispatchers will guide thousands of its airplanes around the globe from the tower's 28th floor. It's the highest of nine floors United will occupy in the tallest skyscraper in the U.S.
  • AP Photographer Sees 3 Foreign Journalists Shot During Bangkok Army Operation, 1 Appears Dead

    05/18/2010 9:46:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies · 2,860+ views
    May 17th 2010
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  • Marjah Locals Welcome Operation Moshtarak as a 'New Dawn'

    02/20/2010 11:27:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 292+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence As Operation MOSHTARAK enters its second week, local people in Marjah have voiced their thanks to the ISAF troops involved in clearing the area of insurgents. In a briefing to the media today, Friday 19 February 2010, UK military spokesman Major General Gordon Messenger said that locals within the agricultural population of the town are welcoming troops arriving in the area. Operation MOSHTARAK is being conducted in Marjah area by predominantly American and Afghan troops, while British troops and their Afghan partners have been concentrating in the Nad 'Ali district. Maj Gen Messenger said...
  • Operation Moshtarak Update

    02/19/2010 5:03:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 175+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 19) - Clearance operations continue and are still meeting with some resistance, more so in Marjah than in Nad-e Ali. IEDs remain the main threat to the combined force, with some intense small-arms engagements still occurring. Afghan and British forces are pressing on with clearing operations in Nad-e Ali and the South Bolan Desert while ANSF and U.S. forces clear Marjah. The combined force is meeting determined pockets of resistance in both the north and east of Marjah city. The main effort has been on clearing IEDs and minefields. Another focus is the emplacement of military bridging...
  • Operation Moshtarak Update

    02/18/2010 3:56:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 194+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    NEWS RELEASEISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 2010-02-CA-086 For Immediate Release  KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 18) - Yesterday, Governor Gulab Mangal travelled to Marjah to observe Operation Moshtarak. During his visit an Afghan flag was raised over the town, and the governor met with some of the combined-force servicemembers who are conducting counter-insurgent operations. Subsequently, the governor travelled to Camp Bastion to visit with injured civilians from Marjah. He was accompanied by Deputy District Governor Haji Zahir, three Marjah elders and members of the local Afghan media. Governor Mangal held a shura yesterday to discuss the security situation in Nad-e Ali...
  • Operation Moshtarak Update

    02/17/2010 3:58:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 207+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 17) - The military phase of Operation Moshtarak remains on track. The insurgents are tactically adept, have resilience and are cunning, so continued tactical patience on the part of the combined force is important. Mining is significant in areas, and the combined force must be very deliberate in its movement in order to minimize local Afghan and combined force casualties. On the ground, the conduct of Operation Moshtarak is visibly demonstrating that the force has changed the way it operates and that it is working with and for the people of Afghanistan. ISAF is operating in support...
  • Army Aviation Plays Key ‘Moshtarak’ Role

    02/17/2010 3:16:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 202+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Aubree Clute, USA
    HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2010 – When Operation Moshtarak kicked off here Feb. 13, Army helicopter crews from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade inserted nearly 300 Marines and Afghan security forces into Marja, Afghanistan, under cover of darkness. Marines carry their gear out to Army helicopters prior to an air assault into Marja, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2010. UH-60 Black Hawk CH-47F Chinook helicopters inserted nearly 300 Marines into the objective area. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aubree Clute  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. UH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47F Chinooks and AH-64 Apaches from Task Force Pegasus facilitated the...
  • Feb. 15: Operation Moshtarak Update

    02/16/2010 7:45:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 218+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    NEWS RELEASEISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 2010-02-CA-075 For Immediate Release  KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 16) - The clearing phase of operation Moshtarak continued yesterday. The combined force continues to face sporadic fire fights. The combined forces have incurred casualties. A press conference held yesterday in Lashkar Gah included General Abdul Rahim Wardak, Minister of Defense; Mohammed Hanif Atmar, Minister of Interior; Mohammed Gulab Mangal, Governor of Helmand Province; Brigadier-General Sher Mohammad Zazai, ANA 205 Corps commander; and General Stanley McChrystal, ISAF commander. Gen. Wardak said the objective of Operation Moshtarak is not to kill insurgents, but to provide security, governance...
  • Afghan-led Operation Continues Clearing Mission

    02/16/2010 7:20:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 123+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 16, 2010 – The clearing phase of Operation Moshtarak in southern Afghanistan continues as Afghan and coalition troops experienced sporadic fire fights with the enemy, officials reported yesterday. A U.S. Marine with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, takes cover behind a berm in the city of Marja in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2010. Afghan and coalition forces are battling Taliban militants and other insurgents in southern Afghanistan as part of Operation Moshtarak. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. James W. Clark  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Afghan Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak, Minister of...
  • Initial Key Objectives of Operation Moshtarak Achieved

    02/14/2010 1:16:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 179+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy UK Ministry of Defence
    Members of the Afghanistan Army with 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh head over to the helicopter landing spot during Operation Moshtarak (Photo by SSgt Will Craig MOD/Crown Copyright 2010) Courtesy UK Ministry of DefenceThe initial key objectives of Operation Moshtarak have been achieved in a short space of time and with minimal interference from the Taliban, according to UK military spokesman Major General Gordon Messenger.The "clearing" phase of the operation was launched at 0400hrs local time this morning with a series of simultaneous helicopter assaults and ground offensives undertaken by thousands of Afghan Army forces and ISAF soldiers from...
  • Operation Moshtarak Update

    02/14/2010 1:13:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 449+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Public Affairs Office
    NEWS RELEASEISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan 2010-02-CA-063 For Immediate Release  KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 14) - Operation Moshtarak, the Afghan-led initiative to assert government authority in the centre of Helmand province has completed its first day of "clearing" operations. Saturday morning's air insertion over Central Helmand included helicopters, A-10s, Tornadoes and C-130 aircraft. The waves of aircraft-borne troop insertions of Afghan National Army, United States and United Kingdom soldiers were completed by 5:55 a.m. local time. Since then, at least two shuras have been held with local Afghans - one in Nad-e Ali and one in Marjah. The ANA have been meeting...
  • USAF Photos of the Day: Special Ops Air Controllers at Toussaint Louverture International Airport

    01/26/2010 6:45:27 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 27 replies · 2,606+ views
    United States Air Force, Operation Unified Response ^ | January 23, 2010 | U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios
    Photo #1, 23 January 2010: Aerial photo of Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Photo #2, 23 January 2010: Combat controllers from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, USA Photo #3, 23 January 2010 Photo #4, 23 January 2010 Photo #5, 23 January 2010 Photo #6, 23 January 2010: Aerial photograph of Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti The Photographer: Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios, United States Air ForcePhotos Via: (photos 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54) 
  • Operation Christmas Drop is underway once again

    12/18/2009 5:27:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 204+ views
    Air Force ^ | Senior Airman Shane Dunaway, USAF
    12/18/2009 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- More than 12 months of preparation have gone into ensuring this year's four-day air drop mission, known as Operation Christmas Drop, goes smoothly, with countless fundraisers and many drop-off points made available to those wishing to donate supplies and help support Guam's island neighbors in the Marianas, Carolines, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and the Federal States of Micronesia. Operation Christmas Drop's mission officially kicked off with a Push Ceremony held Dec. 15. Members of the Andersen family and representatives from the local community were on hand to assist in...
  • Taliban Build Multi-Million Dollar Insurgent Operation, Complicating U.S. Efforts

    10/19/2009 5:05:18 PM PDT · by Son House · 8 replies · 521+ views ^ | Oct 19, 2009 |
    The revenue comes from foreign donations, drug money, "protection" money and criminal activity like smuggling and kidnapping. And as officials note, the money goes a long way. "The insurgency is a relatively cheap war for the Taliban to fight," an August report out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said, noting that money buys "a lot" of rifles, explosives, grenade launchers and foot soldiers known as "$10 Taliban" since that's their day's pay. The Taliban do have a system for incentive pay, as the soldiers get bonuses -- double or triple pay -- for planting improvised explosive devices. And they...