Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $24,202
Woo hoo!! And the first 27% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: secure

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump to Speak at Sunshine Summit Live at 5:20 p.m. EDT Right Now

    11/13/2015 2:11:39 PM PST · by true believer forever · 88 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | November 13, 2015 | true believer forever
    Trump will be speaking at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando live at 5:20 p.m. EDT
  • Another House Immigration Bill, More Boob Bait for Bubba

    01/28/2015 4:10:27 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    NRO Online ^ | Mark Krikorian
    That recent poll that showed wide opposition to Obama’s lawless amnesty decrees and support for defunding efforts also asked a third question: “Would you support or oppose Congress passing new legislation that strengthen the rules making it illegal for businesses in the U.S. to hire illegal immigrants?” Support for this was overwhelming, 71–21, far greater than the other questions (strongly support/oppose was 45 percent to 9 percent). (SNIP) So why did the House leadership try to fast-track a border bill (which has been at least temporarily derailed because immigration hawks objected to its phoniness) instead of passing an E-Verify mandate?...
  • 700 miles of U.S.-Mexico border still insecure, congressional investigators say

    01/04/2015 3:08:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/03/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Less than 3 percent of illegal immigrants will ever be deported, and more than 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border remained unsecured as of 2014, according to Sen. Tom Coburn’s final oversight report released Saturday morning, which found the Homeland Security Department failing in several of its top missions. The report also said corruption is a serious problem in the Border Patrol, but said agency officials actually told internal affairs investigators to cut down on the number of cases they were pursuing, according to the former division head. In another finding Mr. Coburn’s staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee...
  • Alejandro Mayorkas spoke Tuesday at an event hosted by the liberal think tank NDN

    09/17/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Time ^ | 09/16/14 | Maya Rhodan
    The U.S. border is “more secure than it has ever been before,” Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday while speaking on the federal government’s response to the surge in minors crossing the country’s southern border unaccompanied.
  • WATCH, SHOCK FLASHBACK – Senator On Tape: Obama Told Me He Refuses To Secure The Border Until We

    07/07/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/6/14 | Pat Dollard
    Clearly, given the security issues at hand, this is as solid of ground for the impeachment of Barack Obama as the country could ever have. He cannot refuse his obligation to keep the country secure for any reason, LEAST of all for a political one, and not be impeached. Time to get it done. ISIS is going to nuke the U.S. with a dirty bomb they carry across Barack Obama’s open Mexican border. “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard...
  • Kerry: Iran Deal Will Make Israel More Secure

    12/07/2013 5:16:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday defended the nuclear deal signed in Geneva between the West and Iran. Speaking at the Saban Forum in Washington, Kerry said his country would “not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. Not now, not ever.” .....
  • Woman calls cops for advice on keeping pot plants secure

    08/24/2013 2:27:39 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    LINDSAY, Ont. — There’s going to be the odd time when police can’t help you -- like, say, when you call them to ask how to protect the $6,000 in marijuana plants you’ve got growing in your house. Police said a woman called Wednesday seeking tips on how to prevent someone from breaking into her home and stealing her pot plants. “She didn’t want to get violently robbed,” Sgt. Terry Cox said. It was an odd request, Cox said, and the officer on the other end of the line reminded the woman that she was talking to a police officer...
  • Napolitano: OK, The Border Is Secure … Can We Have Reform Now?

    02/13/2013 9:49:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    talking points memo ^ | 2/13/12 | Benjy Sarlin
    For years, the Republican base has demanded a more patrolled, better reinforced, and more secure border as a prerequisite to even discussing immigration policy. Janet Napolitano had a message for them at Wednesday’s Senate hearing: Congratulations, you won! “Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger,” Napolitano testified. Boasting of the “unprecedented progress we have made” in border security since the last immigration debate, Napolitano noted that the number of Border Patrol agents had doubled since 2004, border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak, and a variety of new technologies had been deployed to stop illegal crossings....
  • Brewer: No immigration reform until the border is secure

    01/08/2013 12:33:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer| Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer can’t put a specific definition on what it means to have a secure border. But she said residents along the boundary with Mexico will know it when it happens. The question of what Brewer thinks is politically significant since the governor said she will not support any form of immigration reform unless and until the border is secure. But until now she has offered no definition of what that means. Her comments come as members of her own Republican Party in Congress are pursuing their own immigration reform plans in the wake of the defeat...
  • Happy New Year, Everyone!! (vanity poll with a serious question)

    01/01/2013 9:23:51 AM PST · by Baynative · 27 replies
    observation and curiosity ^ | 1/1/13 | Baynative
    It's a two part question: How was 2012? Do you expect 2013 to be different?
  • Illegal immigrant in murder case had prior arrest

    09/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 09/28/2011 | Maria Sacchetti
    Scituate police arrested an illegal immigrant from Brazil for motor-vehicle violations three months before he allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend to death in a brutal attack this week, reigniting debate over whether Massachusetts should participate in the federal Secure Communities program. Police arrested Marcelo Almeida, a 41-year-old laborer, on June 19 on charges of operating without a license and other charges after the black Nissan Maxima he was driving almost collided head on with a police car, according to documents from Hingham District Court. He was later found guilty of unlicensed driving and responsible for other charges. Almeida paid a...
  • Jakarta Police to secure FPI prayer recital for Osama bin Laden

    05/04/2011 11:19:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | 05/04/2011 | Jakarta Post
    Jakarta Police will guard a mass prayer organized by the Islam Defenders Front (FPI) for Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead in a US military operation on Monday. The service will be held at the FPI headquarters in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Baharudin Djafar, the police will guard the event as usual. He added that the FPI did not need to request permission from police to hold the event. “Its an ordinary Koran recital. We can't stop people from praying,” he added, as reported by...
  • How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4

    08/03/2010 7:15:27 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 23 replies · 44+ views
    ModMyi ^ | August 1, 2010 | Unknown
    This guide will show you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 using the new In case you actually need a guide. ;) 1. On your iDevice, open Safari. 2. Go to 3. Slide to Jailbreak. 4. Wait a minute or so while it goes through it's deal. 5. Enjoy a jailbroken iDevice.
  • VANITY: Apple's App Store not so secure after all

    07/23/2010 2:29:01 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 5 replies · 1+ views
    VANITY POST | July 23, 2010 | PugetSoundSoldier
    For the last several years Apple has touted the security of its App Store. You could rest assured that any app you purchase from that store had been screened by Apple for acceptable functionality and safety, and that you did not have to ever worry about something bad being in the App Store. Play freely and securely in their walled garden. That's a great story, except for the fact it's not true. Recently a 15 year old App developer released an app that clearly violated a prime rule of the App Store - thou shalt not release a tethering application....
  • App Store, Hacked. (Updated: iTunes Accounts too.)

    07/04/2010 7:02:00 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Next Web ^ | July 4th, 2010 | Zee
    Two iPhone App developers have spotted what appears to be a hacking of the App store rankings by a rogue developer. The rankings in the books category of the US iTunes store features 40 out of 50 apps by the same app developer, Thuat Nguyen. What’s more concerning is that it seems individuals iTunes accounts have been hacked to make mass purchases of that one developer’s apps.
  • Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets

    06/25/2010 12:17:10 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 228 replies · 1+ views
    ZDNet ^ | May 27, 2010 | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    Do you have a PIN code on your iPhone? Well, while that might protect you from someone making a call or fiddling with your apps, it doesn’t prevent access to your data … as long as the person doing the snooping around is using Ubuntu “Lucid Lynx” 10.04. Security experts Bernd Marienfeldt and Jim Herbeck discovered something really interesting when they hooked up a non-jailbroken, fully up-to-date iPhone 3GS to a PC running Lucid Lynx … I uncovered a data protection vulnerability [9], which I could reproduce on 3 other non jail broken 3GS iPhones (MC 131B, MC132B) with different...
  • De-Fence, De-Fence

    03/17/2010 4:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 473+ views ^ | March 17, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Illegal Immigration: The government puts the brakes on a problem-plagued "virtual" fence on our border with Mexico. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned kind? If ever there was a shovel-ready project, this is it. The much-ballyhooed "virtual" fence that was supposed to monitor and control illegal immigration doesn't work and is being scrapped as we evaluate alternatives and rely on existing technology. After years of delay and billions of dollars already spent, Secretary Napolitano on Tuesday halted work on SBInet. The system involves cameras, sensors and radars designed to let a small number of dispatchers watch the border on computer monitors...
  • The US won't secure a single additional mile of border in 2010

    09/10/2009 11:05:22 AM PDT · by MamaDearest · 16 replies · 859+ views
    CNS News ^ | September 9, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is planning to move several hundred Border Patrol agents away from the U.S.-Mexico border and will not secure a single additional mile of the U.S. border in fiscal 2010, according to the department’s annual performance report. 
The document—“Department of Homeland Security Annual Performance Report: Fiscal Years 2008-2010”—was originally published by the Bush administration on Jan. 15 and was updated by the Obama administration on May 7. 
Excluding the border between Alaska and Canada, the combined length of the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada is about 6,000 miles (with almost 2,000 miles along the...
  • Effort Aims to Secure Southern Afghanistan for Elections

    08/12/2009 4:44:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2009 – Hours into the new Operation Eastern Resolve II in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, defense officials report that U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers are confronting “some resistance” as they work to secure the area for the Aug. 20 elections. The Marines and Afghan soldiers launched the offensive earlier today in Helmand province’s Now Zad district. Much of the operation is centered on Dahaneh, a Taliban-held southern Afghanistan town, and the surrounding mountains. The mission was ordered to disrupt insurgent violence and intimidation campaigns and provide freedom of movement for Afghans to vote in upcoming provincial and national...
  • U.S. Soldiers, Iraqi Police Secure Busy Marketplace

    05/06/2009 6:17:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 210+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Doug Roles, USA
    TAJI, Iraq, May 6, 2009 – Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldiers and their Iraqi counterparts have been hitting the streets to maintain security in Taji Market, one of the busiest sectors of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s area of operations, north of Baghdad. Army Spc. Adam Feldon talks with an Iraqi boy May 4, 2009, as a patrol of Pennsylvania Army National Guard soldiers and Iraqi police officers moves through Taji Market, north of Baghdad. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Doug Roles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The market is a lynchpin in the security effort because...
  • Iraqi Army Commandos Secure Owesat

    04/20/2009 4:19:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 236+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Evan Loyd, USA
    Local Sons of Iraq security volunteers greet Lt. Col. Ayoob (right), commander, Commando Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army brigade, during Operation Al Sakar in the Owesat area, April 12. Photo by Pfc. Evan Loyd, 1st Armored Division. BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Army (IA) took the lead in conducting Operation Al-Sakar, a combined Iraqi/U.S. counterinsurgency operation in the Owesat area southwest of here, April 12. The purpose of the operation was to clear weapons, find any hidden explosives and capture insurgents in the area. "The Owesat area is void of a Coalition forces presence and is a potential location to move accelerants...
  • Obama says treasury secretary's job is secure

    03/21/2009 7:17:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 683+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/09 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says treasury secretary is one job that's not up for grabs. In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" Obama said that if Treasury chief Timothy Geithner offered his resignation, the answer would be, "Sorry buddy, you've still got the job."
  • Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it

    03/11/2009 1:29:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 1,277+ views
    H Online ^ | 1/17/09
    The myth that to delete data really securely from a hard disk you have to overwrite it many times, using different patterns, has persisted for decades, despite the fact that even firms specialising in data recovery, openly admit that if a hard disk is overwritten with zeros just once, all of its data is irretrievably lost. Craig Wright, a forensics expert, claims to have put this legend finally to rest. He and his colleagues ran a scientific study to take a close look at hard disks of various makes and different ages, overwriting their data under controlled conditions and then...
  • Iraqi Army Soldiers Secure Road Project

    02/08/2009 11:10:31 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 233+ views
    ALBU HASSAN — The Iraqi Army (IA) provided security while U.S. Engineer Soldiers performed much needed maintenance on a road outside of Albu Hassan, Feb. 3. The road is a shortcut for Iraqi citizens to travel from various villages to bigger cities like Hillah and Karbala. The 9th Engineer Battalion coordinated the project and contacted the IA to provide security for U.S. Soldiers on the ground. IA Soldiers secured the surrounding area while Cpl. Bracy L. Bahm, a heavy construction equipment operator, filled in holes, graded mud and smoothed out the road with a D7 Dozer. “The IA know what...
  • Mosul Market District Secure, Thriving

    10/17/2008 4:52:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Kyle J. Richardson, USA
    Iraqis walk through a market patrolled by 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division in the southeastern region of Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 9, 2008. Photo by Sgt. Kyle Richardson, 11th Public Affairs Detachment. MOSUL — Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Military Transition Team conducted an assessment on how the markets in the southeastern region of Mosul have changed, Oct. 9. In January 2007, the markets here were barren and plagued by terrorist activities, said Maj. Chad Arcand, team chief for 3-5-2 MiTT.“Our first mission, we came down here for a good neighbor mission, the parents were...
  • Iraqi Police Help Secure Homes of Displaced Citizens

    01/10/2008 8:09:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 116+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Members of the Narhwan emergency response team (ERT), specially trained police officers from Narhwan and Al-Ma’amil, cleared homes in the abandoned town of Sha Buu’t, Jan. 3. Scouts from Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, provided security for the operation. Iraqi policemen, accompanied by the 59th Military Police Company, from Fort Carson, Colo., searched the houses for insurgents and weapons caches. Lt. Col. Mark Sullivan, from Huntsville, Ala., commander of the 1-10th FA estimated more than 1,500 citizens in small villages around Narhwan have been displaced...
  • Local Leaders, Iraqi Police Celebrate Securing Town near Baghdad

    01/02/2008 3:51:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 75+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. April Campbell
    CAMP LIBERTY — Community leaders, Iraqi Police and supporting Coalition forces met recently here to celebrate securing Aqur Quf, a town in the district of Abu Ghraib near Baghdad. The town has seen a dramatic decrease in the levels of violence since earlier this year, said Louisville, Ky. native Capt. John Nelson, commander of Company D, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. “Before we came to the area,” he said, “there were a lot of improvised explosive devices directed against Coalition Forces as well as a high level of sectarian violence between the Shia...
  • Afghans Plan, Secure 3rd Annual Peace Games

    10/23/2007 5:45:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 63+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Oct. 23, 2007 – Afghan national security forces planned and secured the 3rd Annual Chamkani Peace Games in the Chamkani district of Afghanistan’s Paktia province in mid-October, where 45 sports teams participated in events that included soccer, cricket and volleyball. Afghan youth compete in volleyball during the 3rd Annual Chamkani Peace Games in the Chamkani district of Afghanistan’s Paktia province, Oct 13, 2007. Afghan security forces worked through local leaders and youth groups to coordinate the event. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The Peace Games are very important for the mindset...
  • Citizens Movement Crosses Sectarian Lines to Secure Iraq

    10/10/2007 4:35:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2007 – Iraqi citizens are reaching across sectarian lines and volunteering in unprecedented numbers to drive out terrorists and reconcile their country, a coalition military commander said today. “These are Iraqi volunteers who are stepping forward at the local level in different villages and different cities,” Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner said. “They are most importantly taking a stand to fight the extremists and take a direct role in improving security in their communities.” Bergner, the Multinational Force Iraq deputy chief of staff for strategic effects, spoke with online journalists and “bloggers” shortly after conducting an operational...
  • Afghan Forces Take Lead to Secure Their Country

    09/05/2007 4:50:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 193+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2007 – Afghan soldiers and police are increasingly taking the lead to bolster security in their country, U.S. military commanders said today from the Afghan capital of Kabul during a conference call with online journalists and “bloggers.” “The Afghans are a noble people who strongly desire to defend their own nation,” said Army Maj. Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan. “Our job is to provide the coaching, teaching and mentoring, as well as the critical resources to make that a reality.” “We're just proud of everybody,” said Army Col. Bill Wenzler,...
  • Multi-National Soldiers Secure Vulnerable Site

    06/25/2007 5:34:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 333+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 25, 2007 — Iraqi and U.S. soldiers from the Multi-National Division-Baghdad are now fortifying a western Baghdad gas station that has been the target of recent insurgent attacks in the neighborhood of Yarmouk. The gas station, which serves the residents of southeastern Mansour, has come under small arms fire and two car bombs exploded within 100 meters of the gas station in recent weeks. These attacks prompted leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Division and 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery to take action. “We’ve already begun to see an improvement in the traffic flow. Black-market...
  • Spartan Sappers Secure Area of Operation

    05/07/2007 6:07:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 404+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Jon H. Arguello
    JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 7, 2007 — Most people spend the last few moments of their work day cleaning up their desk and organizing their materials in preparation for the next day with one foot out the door. One company of dedicated engineers in Nangarhar Province, however, is working well after its expected punch-out date. The engineers are even exposing themselves to danger in a manner that exemplifies the Army’s values and all the while keeping their composure. Due to the mission at hand, the soldiers of Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Spartan are patrolling and...
  • Wolfhounds Work To Secure Economic Success in Hawijah, Iraq

    05/07/2007 5:57:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 337+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Mike Alberts
    HAWIJAH, Iraq, May 7, 2007 — The local government approves a building project and provides the land. Local businesses supply the materials. Residents perform the work, and the community reaps the short-term and long-term economic benefits. Several months ago, that was a vision for economic success in this predominantly Sunni Arab town. Now, with the assistance of coalition forces, that vision of the future is becoming reality in Hawijah, Iraq. On April 24, coalition force representatives of 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conducted the final pre-construction meeting for the Hawijah Industrial Park Security Wall --...
  • President Thanks National Guard for Helping Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

    04/09/2007 5:57:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 935+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2007 – President Bush today thanked National Guard members deployed across Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico for helping the Border Patrol crack down on illegal entry across America’s southern border. “We’ve worked with our nation’s governors to deploy 6,000 National Guard members to provide the Border Patrol with immediate reinforcements,” Bush said during a speech on immigration policy in Yuma, Ariz. “It’s called Operation Jump Start, and the Guard down here is serving nobly.” Announced by the president May 2006, Operation Jump Start deployed National Guard members to assist the Border Patrol in protecting the...
  • Troops Help Repair, Secure Baghdad Roadways(HeadhunterCo.; Road work by day, CBTSecurity by Night.)

    04/06/2007 5:45:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Defend America News ^ | 1st Lt. Jason Conley
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, April 6, 2007 — While U.S. presence continues to increase throughout Baghdad neighborhoods, one unit has taken on the added responsibility of repairing and securing part of Baghdad’s road system. "The missions are difficult and a lot of planning is required, but the increased mobility and safety is worth it." U.S. Army 1st Lt. Maya Lowell Capt. Matthew Davis and his soldiers from Headquarters Company, 9th Engineer Battalion, spend their days conducting the tasks of repairing the task force’s fleet of vehicles, or providing fuel and logistical support at various locations around Baghdad. The “headhunter” company sets...
  • Iraqis, Coalition Working Together to Secure Tal Afar

    03/31/2007 12:00:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 211+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, March 31, 2007 – Coalition and Iraqi forces are working with city leaders to secure the Iraqi city of Tal Afar after a bombing at a market killed more than 80 people earlier this week, a military official said today in a briefing from the city. “It’s been a tremendously busy four days, tremendously stressful four days,” Army Lt. Col. Malcom Frost, commander of 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, told journalists from Forward Operating Base Sykes in Tal Afar. “But … the city is now secure and going back to...
  • Joint Police Force Works Toward a More Secure Iraq

    03/30/2007 5:55:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 132+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Marcus Butler
    Sgt. Christopher Benjamin, 3rd Platoon, 127th Military Police Company, watches as Iraqi policemen handle the flow of traffic at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, March 22. Benjamin, a native of Tampa, Fla. is visiting the checkpoint as part of his platoon's mission as a police transition team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Butler More Photos Joint Police Force Works Toward a More Secure Iraq U.S. troops help train Itaqi police. By Sgt. Marcus Butler 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq, March 30, 2007 — The future security of Iraq starts at the ground level...
  • Chertoff: First, secure Mexico border (before Congress approves an immigration accord)

    02/16/2007 1:07:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 1,432+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/07 | Julie Watson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Friday that Mexico and the United States need to secure their common border before Congress approves an immigration accord. He acknowledged that focusing on security puts "horrible pressure on the Border Patrol," but said Americans must be convinced that the border is safe before they back a plan to grant more immigrants legal passage to the U.S. Mexico has been pushing for years for a U.S. immigration accord. President Bush has proposed a guest-worker program that would allow Mexicans living abroad to seek temporary work visas, but Congress has refused...
  • Troops Help Iraqis Secure Neighborhood

    01/10/2007 5:21:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Shea Butler
    Salman Pak Iraqi Police and U.S. soldiers patrol the area together. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Bronco Suzuki. Troops Help Iraqis Secure Neighborhood Joint U.S and Iraqi Forces operation uncovers cache of rocket launchers and small arms. By Spc. Shea Butler 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAGHDAD, Jan. 10, 2007 -- The ramp drops, the sun rises and the troops emerge. The missions vary and everyone has a different, but equally important job. The troops on the ground in Baghdad work every job from quick reaction force to humanitarian missions. The mission for soldiers with Company B, 1st...
  • Stryker troops assist Iraqis, secure Baghdad neighborhood

    01/09/2007 5:51:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 234+ views
    Cpl. Joseph Casiano, a native of San Antonio, and Spc. David Tunstall, a native of Alexandria, Va., both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, search through a bag they found on top of a vehicle in Baghdad Thursday. BAGHDAD -- The ramp drops, the sun rises and the troops emerge. The missions vary and everyone has a different, but equally important job. The troops on the ground in Baghdad work every job from quick reaction force to humanitarian missions. The mission for Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry...
  • Rumsfeld: Iraqis Will Secure Their Country

    12/13/2006 5:59:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 347+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2006 -- The solution in Iraq is not only a military one; it will take political will to convince the Iraqis to take responsibility for securing their own country, outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in a radio interview yesterday. Speaking on “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Rumsfeld emphasized that this is an unconventional war that requires adapting the military forces, and it will require political reconciliation to bring lasting peace to Iraq. “Normally, the center of gravity of a war is on the battlefield. But in this case, we can't lose a battle, and it's...
  • 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. BOLT helps secure Iraqis future

    11/22/2006 3:59:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 453+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | MSG David J. Larsen
    RADWANIYAH, Iraq — Mohamad, an Iraqi farmer, found it difficult enough to survive on what produce he could eke out of his small desert farm. But when some of the carefully constructed irrigation channels were destroyed, he had no way to provide for his family. Mohamad’s land was partially destroyed when the U.S. Army closed roads for military purposes. While the roads were closed a vehicle drove across his land, caving in the canal and stopping the water flow to his crops. Mohamad had nowhere to turn – except to the U.S. Army’s Brigade Operational Law Team for help. The...
  • Border Transition Teams Secure Relationships

    11/20/2006 4:40:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Shannon Crane
    Civilians line up at the point of entry in Rabea, Iraq, to have their paperwork reviewed by a customs agent to gain passage into Syria. The agents receive their training from U.S. Customs agents and embedded transition teams. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shannon Crane Border Transition Teams Secure Relationships U.S. soldiers work side by side with Iraqis -- advising, coaching, teaching and mentoring them. By U.S. Army Sgt. Shannon Crane U.S. Central Command Public Affairs RABEA, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2006 -- It is early morning at the point of entry where two countries meet -- Iraq and Syria....
  • Fence Bill and Free Nacho

    10/26/2006 7:17:50 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Nuke's news and views ^ | 10-26-06 | nuke gingrich
    President Bush is scheduled to sign the Secure Border Fence Act today. AP writer Deb Reichman leads her report with the political implications of the bill. WASHINGTON (AP) - When President Bush signs a bill authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, he’ll give GOP candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they’re tough on illegal immigration. Yet the centerpiece of his immigration policy, a guest worker program, remains stalled in Congress. Securing our nation’s borders is the right thing to do. Furthermore, protecting the men and women who risk their lives to secure the border against...
  • Paratroopers Ensure Secure Transportation for Detainees

    10/19/2006 5:42:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 385+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Joshua R. Ford
    Paratroopers from the service-and-recovery shop, Company B, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, installed benches, seat belts, an air conditioner and six 1,500-pound-armor plates into a locomotive-movement tactical vehicle to create a detainee vehicle. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua R. Ford Paratroopers Ensure Secure Transportation for Detainees Soldiers make room in tactical vehicle for 15 to 20 passengers. By Spc. Joshua R. Ford3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, Oct. 19, 2006 -- When the order came down from higher headquarters to move detainees from Forward Operating Bases...
  • SINCGARS Radio System Remains Secure, Expert Says

    10/19/2006 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies · 796+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2006 – U.S. servicemembers can use the SINCGARS radio system with confidence, officials with the Army’s Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., said today. James Bowden, project leader for the single-channel ground and airborne radio system, said recent media articles claim that Hezbollah used advanced technology to crack Israeli communications during the fighting in Lebanon. The articles allege that the group used technology from Iran to thwart Israeli tank attacks, Bowden said, adding that some servicemembers have expressed the fear that Hezbollah or Iran has shared this technology with extremists in Iraq. But the articles are wrong,...
  • Surveillance cameras going up in downtown Dallas

    10/03/2006 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 18 replies · 520+ views
    They are meant to reduce crime by helping police spot problems. By the end of the year, 40 cameras will cover 31 locations in the area. It's part of a plan first announced in January by Dallas Police. Grant money will cover the 840-thousand dollar price tag for the cameras. Police will monitor the cameras from their headquarters and City Hall. Some residents feel apprehensive about the surveillance, seeing it as an invasion of privacy. But others say the cameras could help curb petty crime and random violence.
  • Iraq’s president says country’s forces ready, willing to help secure Baghdad

    09/26/2006 7:39:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON — The Iraqi government is ready to send whatever number of troops is needed to help secure Baghdad, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Sunday. “The commander and chief of the Iraqi Army can move the units of Iraqi Army from different parts of Iraq to Baghdad,” Talabani told CNN’s John King. “Of course our capital is Baghdad, and we are much interested to secure (it).” Such a move would help address concern by the commander of Multi-National Division – Baghdad, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Thurman, that an additional six battalions of Iraqi Soldiers - about 3,000 troops -...
  • Iraqi President Says Country’s Forces Ready, Willing to Help Secure Baghdad

    09/24/2006 5:07:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 383+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2006 – The Iraqi government is ready to send whatever number of troops is needed to help secure Baghdad, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said today. “The commander and chief of the Iraqi army can move the units of Iraqi army from different parts of Iraq to Baghdad,” Talabani told CNN’s John King, who was sitting in for Wolf Blitzer on “Late Edition.” “Of course our capital is Baghdad, and we are much interested to secure (it).” This would help satisfy U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Thurman’s recent statement that an additional six battalions of Iraqi soldiers, or...
  • Israel Backs Annan Bid To Secure Freedom For Soldiers

    09/04/2006 7:14:53 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 287+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-5-2006 | Alec Russell
    Israel backs Annan bid to secure freedom for soldiers By Alec Russell in Washington (Filed: 05/09/2006)Kofi Annan said he would appoint a secret negotiator to mediate between Israel and Hizbollah for the release of two Israeli soldiers Kofi Annan announced yesterday that the United Nations would mediate to secure the release of the two Israeli soldiers held by Hizbollah in Lebanon in a fresh attempt to defuse tensions in the area. The abduction of the soldiers by guerrillas in a cross-border raid in July provoked an Israeli offensive and led to 34 days of bloody fighting. Until yesterday's announcement by...