Keyword: taskforce

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Inquiry: State 'fundamentally accountable' for Flint crisis [MI]

    03/23/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 10:35 AM EDT | David Eggert and Mike Householder
    The state of Michigan is “fundamentally accountable” for Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis because of decisions made by its environmental regulators and state-appointed emergency managers who controlled the city, an investigatory task force concluded Wednesday. The panel, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to review the disaster, said in a withering report that what happened in Flint is “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice.” …
  • Tiny EU task force set up to counter Russian propaganda

    08/30/2015 3:13:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 28 Aug 2015 - 08:51 | Georgi Gotev
    A small group of eight officials in the European External Action Service will engage in efforts to respond to massive Russian propaganda directed both at the home and international audiences. European Commission spokesperson Catherine Ray confirmed yesterday (27 August) that the group will start work from 1 September. Eight people will initially make up the task force, officials said. No budget has been allocated and several of the task force members are detached national experts, paid by their countries. Meeting on 19-20 March, EU leaders gave High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini three months to work out how to...
  • Obama Task Force to Strengthen Immigrant “Integration Infrastructure”

    04/21/2015 12:02:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2015
    President Obama’s Task Force on New Americans has issued its much-anticipated plan to facilitate life in the U.S. for immigrants and refugees by enhancing pathways to naturalization, building welcoming communities and providing “mobile immigration services in underserved communities.” The government-wide initiative aims to “strengthen federal immigrant and refugee integration infrastructure.” This includes multilingual media campaigns promoting immigrant rights and other free tools to make life easier in the U.S. and up to $10 million for “citizenship preparation” programs. The goal is to “strengthen civic, economic and linguistic integration and to build strong and welcoming communities,” according to the report issued...
  • Task force proposes sheriff's department oversight in Sonoma County

    02/06/2015 9:55:33 PM PST · by Rabin · 4 replies ^ | Sunday, November 17, 2014 | Debora Villalon
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) -- Sonoma County is poised to establish an independent auditor for its sheriff's department over a year after a teenage (Mex)with a pellet rifle was slaughtered by a(Sanoma)deputy. A 21 member "task force" has been meeting to work through well justiied community rage. "We're going to get something built and then we're all going to work on making it better every single day," declared task force member Amber Twitchell. "My fear is nothing is going to change, " Elaine B. Holtz.. >real American dreamers<<. // snipp // Jeff Westbrook, 57, a Santa Rosa program manager at...
  • Obama creates task force on policing, orders recommendations by March 2

    12/18/2014 4:23:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Obama on Thursday signed an executive order officially creating a “Task Force on 21st Century Policing,” a high-level group that will report directly to the president with recommendations on how to strengthen ties between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Mr. Obama first announced the task earlier this month on the heels of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, where the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers further fractured ties between police departments and citizens. The task force will be chaired by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Laurie Robinson, a professor...
  • The Ebola Factor: Rick Perry’s popularity soars with his decisive approach

    10/13/2014 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    Yes, the presence of a deadly disease in Texas has benefited a certain governor. What with intense and alarming media coverage of two Ebola cases in the Lone Star state, Gov. Rick Perry has risen to the opportunity and gotten decisive indeed. It has paid off. Republican attitudes toward Mr. Perry have “improved significantly,” says YouGov polling analyst Kathy Frankovic, who reports that Mr. Perry’s favorability ratings have quickly jumped 16 percentage points — rising from 51 percent in late September to 67 percent by late last week. While President Obama has yet to appoint an Ebola “czar” to coordinate...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Revives Domestic Terror Task Force

    06/03/2014 6:32:03 AM PDT · by larryholycow · 27 replies ^ | 6/3/14 | Erin McClam
    “But now, as the nature of the threat we face evolves to including the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet, it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said
  • Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles

    02/13/2014 7:40:22 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | FEb 13, 2014 | Tony Barboza
    Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were among the governors, mayors and tribal leaders from across the country who joined federal officials for a closed-door meeting at Los Angeles City Hall.
  • I’ll gag the hate clerics: Cameron to launch new terror task force to stamp out religious extremism

    05/25/2013 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:32 EST, 25 May 2013 | Simon Walters
    David Cameron is planning new powers to muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their “poison”, and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalization Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders.The high-powered group will study a number of measures, including banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers—and forcing mosque leaders to answer for “hate preachers”. It will...
  • Soros’ liberal think-tank releases ‘demands’ for gun control

    01/13/2013 9:48:49 AM PST · by SmileRight · 46 replies ^ | 1/13/2012 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    As a result of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force to explore changes to gun laws, the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal think-tank funded by George Soros, has released 13 recommendations to “prevent gun violence in our nation.” Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, told Fox News Sunday that her group will “absolutely” mount a full-scale campaign to push for more gun control. The proposal targets three key areas:...
  • House Democrats name vice chairs of gun-violence task force

    01/06/2013 6:49:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/05/13 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats have named the leaders of a new panel designed to fight gun violence. The task force, formed in the wake of last month's shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., will be led by lawmakers as diverse as Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), an ardent supporter of gun control; John Dingell (Mich.), a long-time ally of the National Rifle Association; and Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), who was injured in the Tucson shooting that almost killed former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.). Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), appointed chairman of the panel last month by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said the group's task...
  • When Fighting Cancer Is Folly

    10/13/2011 11:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 13, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Whenever I have a medical appointment, my wife inquires, "What did the doctor say?" I always give the same answer: "She said I'm going to die." Not because I have some fatal illness, but because life is a terminal condition. Americans might keep that fact in mind in considering the recent news made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. It recently recommended against routine screening of healthy men for prostate cancer, on two grounds: The test doesn't save lives, on balance, and the treatments are usually worse than the disease. Everyone who gets prostate cancer will die. But usually...
  • CIA launches task force to assess impact of U.S. cables' exposure by WikiLeaks

    12/22/2010 4:31:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2010 | Greg Miller
    The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks. Officially, the panel is called the WikiLeaks Task Force. But at CIA headquarters, it's mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: W.T.F. The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks. Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks Web site, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations. Even so, CIA officials said the agency is conducting an extensive...
  • Misfire A flawed new study finds racial bias in police-on-police shootings.

    08/08/2010 1:58:29 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 1 replies
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    The New York State Task Force on Police-on-Police Shootings recently concluded that black police officers who wield a gun out of uniform face an elevated chance of getting fatally shot by their fellow officers because of those officers’ racial bias. The report, publicized by the New York Times and embraced by the Obama administration, is a classic example of fitting nonexistent evidence to a predetermined conclusion. Yet however faulty the report’s methodology, it will undoubtedly become a standard piece of anti-cop ideology and further fuel the hostility that makes police work in black neighborhoods so difficult.
  • CA: A rocky point indeed for California coastal task force

    10/22/2009 10:13:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 212+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/22/09 | Jeff Gottlieb
    The ocean off the Palos Verdes Peninsula has become one of the key battlegrounds in the long-running effort to implement a state law designed to create a network of habitats off the California coast to protect depleted fish populations. The contentious debate over the size of the marine habitat in the waters around Rocky Point is emblematic of the disputes and hard-fought battles that have been waged since the Marine Life Protection Act was adopted in 1999. The waters off the promontory are abundant with marine life and have long been favored by sport and commercial fishing crews. But the...
  • Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies Issues Its Recommendations...

    08/24/2009 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 490+ views - Press Release ^ | August 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies Issues Its Recommendations to the President WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Special Task Force on Interrogations and Transfer Policies, which was created pursuant to Executive Order 13491 on Jan. 22, 2009, has proposed that the Obama Administration establish a specialized interrogation group to bring together officials from law enforcement, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and the Department of Defense to conduct interrogations in a manner that will strengthen national security consistent with the rule of law. The Task Force also made policy recommendations...
  • U.S. Assumes Command of Counter-piracy Task Force

    08/13/2009 4:41:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 226+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | British navy Lt. Iain Jones
    MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 13, 2009 – The combined task force of international navies that counter piracy off the coast of Somalia and throughout the Gulf of Aden was returned to U.S. command at a ceremony here today. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Scott E. Sanders salutes the side boys as he arrives to relieve Turkish navy Rear Adm. Caner Bener as commander of Combined Task Force 151 during a change-of-command ceremony held aboard USS Anzio in Manama, Bahrain, Aug. 13, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Schaeffer  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Rear Adm. Scott...

    06/12/2009 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 566+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | June 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following post is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 12, 2009 MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: NATIONAL POLICY FOR THE OCEANS, OUR COASTS, AND THE GREAT LAKES The oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation's transportation, economy, and trade, as well as the global mobility of our Armed Forces and the maintenance of international peace and security. We have a stewardship responsibility to...
  • Obama's Middle-Class Task Force Has No Middle Class

    03/04/2009 7:15:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 1,061+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | Claire Suddath - Time
    Middle class, typically defined as from $30K and 100K mean household income. I am sure they will seek the input of the real middle class, the ones paying along with the rich for the fiscal fiasco unfolding ..
  • Members of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry Prefer to Drive Imports

    02/23/2009 6:00:48 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 28 replies · 1,040+ views
    Edmunds ^ | 23 Feb 2009 | Scott Doggett
    Among the eight members named Friday to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and the 10 senior policy aides who will assist them in their work, two own American models. Add the Treasury Department's special adviser to the task force and the total jumps to three.
  • Geithner, Summers Convene Official Designees to Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry

    02/21/2009 3:44:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 487+ views ^ | Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 5:09 pm | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 5:09 pm Geithner, Summers Convene Official Designees to Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ____________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 20, 2009 Geithner, Summers Convene Official Designees to Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry WASHINGTON – Today, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and National Economic Council (NEC) Director Larry Summers convened official designees to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry to discuss recently submitted restructuring plans from Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corporation. The...
  • About the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families

    02/08/2009 1:18:15 AM PST · by Cindy · 38 replies · 968+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am About the Task Force About the White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families: The Task Force is a major initiative targeted at raising the living standards of middle-class, working families in America. It is comprised of top-level administration policy makers, and in addition to regular meetings, it will conduct outreach sessions with representatives of labor, business, and the advocacy communities. The Task Force will be chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. The Vice President and members of the task force will work with...
  • Emergency Response Units Won’t Perform Law Enforcement, Official Says

    12/12/2008 5:37:19 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 529+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | December 12, 2008 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note: The following text is a quote: Emergency Response Units Won’t Perform Law Enforcement, Official Says By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2008 – The Pentagon’s three new rapid-response task forces will assist civil authorities during possible terrorist attacks or natural disasters, but they won’t perform law-enforcement missions, a senior Defense Department official said here yesterday. Some people have surfaced concerns that active-duty soldiers, who make up the core of the first 4,700-member joint task force established in early October, could be used to perform police functions, which would be in violation of the...

    02/21/2008 12:19:13 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 8 replies · 131+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | 21 February 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Representative Keith Ellison (a Muslim Democrat from Minnesota) has been assigned to a Congressional Task Force on Anti-Semitism. That would be like assigning me to head a task force for universal suffrage. That wouldn't be a wise appointment. Now some groups are calling for Chairman Joe Kaufman (a Democrat from Florida) to remove Ellison ... and perhaps with good reason. It's ironic that a man with direct contact with radical Muslim organizations would be placed on a task force on anti-Semitism. Ellison has ties to both the Muslim American Society and our favorite Council on American-Islamic Relations ... both of...
  • Taskforce to cut 'cyber warming'

    06/10/2007 12:29:42 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 243+ views
    bbc ^ | 06/10/07
    IT equipment is thought to be as harmful as the airline industry Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the production, operation and disposal of computers is to be the aim of a new government taskforce. Computers and other IT equipment have been blamed for causing as much global warming as the airline industry. The taskforce will oversee the piloting of a "green PC" service in which individual machines use 98% less energy than standard PCs. IT equipment is thought to generate 35m tonnes of harmful CO2 gas each year.
  • Interpol launches task force on child sex abuse

    01/17/2007 10:15:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 266+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/07 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Interpol said on Wednesday it was launching a special task force to tackle a growing problem of pedophiles using fake "modeling" sites on the Internet to gain access to children. The sites do not contain sexually graphic images, but serve as a front, enabling pedophiles to contact the site owners and gain physical access to the so-called child models, or to buy images of the children being abused. "This trend requires the urgent attention of law enforcement, but the significant investigative resources required are simply not available in most national police forces, which is why Interpol is...
  • Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents

    10/10/2006 5:41:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 566+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mayra Kennedy
    Task Force Grizzly soldiers prepare for a night operation in Pashmul, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, in mid September. Operation Medusa, which lasted approximately 20 days, was a successfully operations that effectively pushed enemy insurgents from this region of the country. Army photo by Sgt. Mayra Kennedy Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents Operation Medusa which lasted approximately 20 days, was a successful operation that effectively pushed enemy insurgents from this region of Afghanistan. By U.S. Army Sgt. Mayra Kennedy 345th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment PANJWAYI, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2006 -- A small number of soldiers from the 207th Infantry Brigade...
  • LA Gun Task Force Serves another Search Warrant

    09/24/2006 9:09:43 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 80 replies · 2,656+ views ^ | 9 24 06 | John Burtt
    The LA County Gun Task Force has served another search warrant on the home of another member of the fifty caliber community. On Monday September 18th, eighteen police cars swarmed the neighborhood where the FCSA member lives and served a search warrant signed by Judge Steven Kleifield of the LA County Superior Court. The officers were at the residence for several hours and confiscated all semi-automatic firearms belonging to the victim. The probable cause for issuing the search warrant was not available in the body of the affidavit so the reason for the search is unknown at this time. It...
  • CA: Assembly Republicans form task force on illegal immigration

    08/26/2006 10:41:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 254+ views
    Assembly Republican Leader George Plescia of San Diego announced Friday the members of a newly-formed task force on illegal immigration. The all-Republican group will hold town hall meetings across the state in the coming months to determine the costs illegal immigrants impose on local communities and the state, Plescia said in a news release. It will hear testimony from law enforcement, elected officials, business owners and the public. The information it gathers may be used to write legislation to address the issue, according to the release. The panel includes Assembly members Shirley Horton, R-Chula Vista; Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine; Audra Strickland,...
  • CA: Task force blames UC pay flap on failed oversight, accountability

    04/13/2006 8:50:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 246+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/13/06 | Louise Chu - ap
    The University of California's procedures for reporting executive pay are "wholly unacceptable" and must be overhauled, a task force said Thursday. More financial oversight and public accountability is needed after reports showed UC gave executives millions in bonuses and other perks while student fees were raised to offset funding cutbacks, according to findings presented to UC's governing Board of Regents. The report pointed to a university culture of secrecy, further complicated by vague policies and lack of oversight. The report blamed President Robert C. Dynes and other leaders for failing repeatedly to fully disclose executive packages to regents and said...
  • U.S. Soldiers Nab Suspect, Seize Bomb Making Materials

    09/26/2005 8:00:03 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 438+ views
    TAJI, Iraq – Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured a terror suspect and seized bomb making materials from his home during a cordon and search operation conducted in a Taji neighborhood on the evening of Sept. 20. The Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment Soldiers, also seized 20 flares, four rocket-propelled grenades, and additional evidence indicating the suspect had been building bombs. The Soldiers took the suspected terrorist into custody for questioning.
  • US Soldiers Save Lives, Discover Large Weapons Caches

    09/26/2005 7:52:25 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 849+ views
    CAMP STRYKER, Iraq – Task Force Baghdad Soldiers uncovered a large weapons cache in the outskirts of western Baghdad while conducting a morning patrol on Sept. 24. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, have been successful in finding weapons caches within their area of operations. In less than a month they have found six weapons caches of significant size, two of which were extremely large. Capt. James H. Alexander, Jr., an operations officer with 2nd Bn, 130 Inf. Regt., attributes this success to the troops on the ground. “I’m very impressed with these Soldiers, they...
  • New Orleans 'Unwatering' Task Force Speeds Progress (Author's words not mine)

    09/15/2005 5:43:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 479+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15, 2005 – The Crescent City will be dry long before originally thought, the commander of Task Force Unwatering said here Sept. 14. "All I'm thinking about is water," said Army Col. Duane Gapinski, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers task force that is draining the floodwaters from New Orleans. The corps has made incredible progress, officials said. Since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city Aug. 30, engineers and workers have been feverishly damming up breached levees, strengthening canal walls and getting huge pumps on line. The results are plain to see. "Right now in the metropolitan...
  • Task Force Alabama Provides Command, Control for Relief Operations

    09/06/2005 4:35:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 6, 2005 | Capt. Steve Alvarez, USA
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., Sept. 6, 2005 – A private airport here has been converted into a forward operating base from which more than 1,500 soldiers and airmen from the Alabama National Guard are supporting disaster-relief operations for Jackson, George and Greene counties in Mississippi as part of Task Force Alabama. "We are providing humanitarian assistance, zone recons, and we're providing a presence," the task force's chief of staff, Army National Guard Lt. Col. Nicky Medley, said. Like many storm victims, task force soldiers are living in austere conditions. Most soldiers are sleeping outdoors, a few in vehicles. Some soldiers also...
  • Iraqi civilian tips lead to weapons cache

    09/01/2005 6:45:56 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 12 replies · 613+ views
    3-1 AD PAO ^ | 09.01.2005 at 11:17am | Sgt. Kevin Bromley
    BAGHDAD – Tips from Iraqi citizens led to the discovery by U.S. Soldiers of a weapons cache Aug. 23. Soldiers of D Company, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force 1-118th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade heard small-arms fire near their position while conducting security operations north of Baghdad. The Soldiers moved toward the sound of the gunfire but found a deserted fighting position that contained two mortar rounds, 12 mortar fuses, and a 155-millimeter artillery shell. While the Soldiers searched the area, Iraqi civilians approached and said they knew where to find more weapons. The men of D Co. found two 203-millimeter...
  • Joint Task Force Katrina

    09/01/2005 9:05:30 AM PDT · by stan_25 · 2 replies · 312+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/1/2005 | Jed Babbin
    The scenes of the Hurricane Katrina disaster are beyond horrific. As they play across our television screens, they look more like the pictures of last December's Southwest Asia tsunami than anything we've ever seen in America. No one can even collect the dead, because an increasingly desperate search for the living goes on into the night. As the Red Cross and FEMA organize disaster relief, and as Americans reach into their hearts and their pockets to donate to help fellow Americans, there is another part of America working hard. There is one thing the tsunami and Katrina have in common:...
  • Task Force Soldiers Inspect Iraqi Polling Sites

    08/31/2005 7:23:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 31, 2005 | Army Sgt. Daniel W. Bailey
    During the election process, Iraqi police will provide security at the polling sites; Iraqi army troops will provide additional security in the vicinity. By U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel W. Bailey 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment FORWARD OPERATING BASE NORMANDY, Iraq, Aug. 31, 2005 — To ensure Iraqis in the Diyala Province are confident they can vote safely for the upcoming constitutional referendum and in the December national elections, Task Force Liberty soldiers are keeping a close eye on the polling stations to make sure everything runs smoothly. With the start of voter registration, U.S. soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored...
  • Task Force Freedom Forces Detain 17 Terror Suspects

    08/29/2005 6:40:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 29, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2005 – Multinational forces from Task Force Freedom detained 17 suspected terrorists in Iraq on Aug. 28, U.S. military officials reported today. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, detained six individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized weapons from a vehicle during separate operations in southern Mosul. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, detained four individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon-and-search operation in northern Mosul. Soldiers from the same unit seized another weapons cache in western Mosul consisting of a one 60 mm mortar, several rifles including AK-47s assault rifled, rocket-propelled grenade launchers,...
  • Task Force Baghdad Visits Children’s Hospital (KLEENEX ALERT!)

    08/15/2005 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 15, 2005 | Army Sgt. Thomas Benoit
    U.S. soldiers bring toys -- and smiles -- to the young patients during a visit to the Baghdad hospital. CAMP TIGERLAND, Iraq, Aug. 15, 2005 — Task Force Baghdad soldiers spent part of the day July 31 bringing smiles to a Baghdad children’s hospital during a humanitarian aid mission. U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major James Mays, from Pineville, La., senior enlisted noncommissioned officer of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division; and Lt. Col. (Dr.) Joseph Dore, from Charlotte, N.C., brigade surgeon, hosted the mission at the General Children’s Hospital in Baghdad, bearing toys and stuffed animals for young...
  • Insurgents feel the ‘Quick Strike’ of Task Force 3/2

    08/10/2005 6:07:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 505+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 10, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    HADITHA, Iraq (Aug. 10, 2005) -- Insurgents in the Haditha region of the Al Anbar province were met by a group of unfamiliar faces Aug. 5 when the Marines of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment arrived in support of Operation Quick Strike. The Marines traveled about 100 miles southeast of their area of operation in Al Qa’im overnight to help 3rd Bn., 25th Marines, clear the towns of Haqliniyah, Bani Dahri and Barwanah just south of the city of Haditha. The task force conducting Quick Strike included many different units task organized for the mission. Each unit, including those from...
  • Task Force Not Deterred by Car Bomb Attack

    08/09/2005 4:51:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 297+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 9, 2005 | 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office
    As U.S. soldiers were investigating a tip about a terrorist associated with a recent attack which killed one U.S. soldier and 24 Iraqi children, a car bomb detonated. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 9, 2005 — A terrorist failed to cause significant U.S. casualties or damage in a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack Aug. 6 in east Baghdad. Two U.S. soldiers and one Iraqi civilian sustained minor wounds from the attack. The vehicle, described by soldiers on the scene as a Volkswagen van, approached the halted convoy of 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division around 9:30...
  • CA: Governor creates task force to study San Joaquin Valley problems

    06/24/2005 5:42:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 454+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/24/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday created a task force charged with improving the economy and quality of life in California's San Joaquin Valley, a quickly developing region beleaguered by high unemployment, suburban sprawl and some of the nation's dirtiest air. The California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley establishes a 26-member panel that includes government representatives and those from the private sector. "I want to make this task force a model for how state governments can work together more effectively with local governments and the regional economy," the governor said. "The valley is home to the...
  • Task force on U.N. overhaul impressed

    04/15/2005 10:38:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 651+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/15/05 | Nick Wadhams - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the co-chairman of a congressional task force to examine United Nations reform, said Friday he was impressed with U.N. officials' apparent desire to fix the world body. Gingrich, a Republican, said U.N. officials recognized that the opportunity was right after years of promises that had brought no significant change. "There was no argument today about the fact that there are systems that just don't work, there are patterns that just aren't acceptable," Gingrich told reporters during a visit to the United Nations. He was accompanied by fellow co-chair George Mitchell, a...
  • OPERATION FALCON Or Operation Horsefeathers ?

    04/15/2005 10:01:49 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 293+ views
    04/15/05 | vanity
    -OPERATION FALCON- (Or Operation Horsefeathers ?) A massive roundup of fugitives has been carried on over the past few days, on a nationwide scale.Newscasters tell us - breathlessly-10,000 fugitives have been "taken off the streets" !! Really ? Such fugitive roundups are nothing new. I was involved in them (peripherally) once or twice a year for at least 5 years before I retired.They work like this: Every police department in the nation has a backlog of fugitive warrants. Most are for failure to appear minor offenses,but a hefty percentage involve non-appearance on more serious matters. Periodically, the US Marshal's Service...
  • WA: Election Task Force Recommends Reforms

    03/02/2005 8:56:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 374+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/05 | Rachel LaCorte - AP
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - A task force has found that public trust in Washington state's election system was damaged by last year's tight gubernatorial race that took two months to resolve, and it recommended a package of reforms. The task force, created by Gov. Christine Gregoire in the wake of her razor-thin victory, recommended moving the primary date to earlier in the year, requiring voter identification at the polls, and color-coding provisional ballots so they won't be counted before voters' registration is confirmed. In a 23-page report obtained by The Associated Press, the task force declared that imperfections and mistakes in...
  • Boeing escapes criminal probe: report

    02/14/2005 8:50:46 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies · 351+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 14, 2005
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pentagon task force investigating certain defense contracts won by Boeing Co. has concluded that there were some anomalies but will not call for a criminal investigation.
  • DoD Tsunami Disaster Relief

    12/30/2004 3:23:06 PM PST · by lancer · 13 replies · 597+ views
    American Forces Press Service | 12/29/04 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2004 — Three Marine Corps disaster relief assessment teams are on the ground or about to arrive in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, and at least two P-3 aircraft are conducting initial reconnaissance of damaged areas as a wide range of other Defense Department assets works its way to tsunami-stricken regions of the Indian Ocean. U.S. Pacific Command has marshaled assets ranging from carrier strike groups to water purification ships to aircraft to provide emergency support for victims following the Dec. 26 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James Conway, director of operations for the...
  • CA: Ethics task force issues subpoenas in S.J. probe

    12/11/2004 12:45:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 187+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/11/04 | Rodney Foo
    A City Hall investigation that could bring censure hearings against besieged San Jose Councilman Terry Gregory gathered steam Friday when a task force issued subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify about allegations of Gregory soliciting gifts from businessmen. The city council's ethics task force, charged with examining accusations that Gregory sought and received gifts and pressured companies to give contributions to a special events fund, voted to issue subpoenas to: • Dennis Fong, majority owner of the Tropicana Shopping Center. In May, a Mercury News editorial reported that Fong gave Gregory a free case of wine, valued at about $1,400....
  • Calling ALL College Republicans in Arizona ! 72 hours task force information.

    10/30/2004 3:20:49 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 4 replies · 403+ views
    Vote this Tuesday. We need President George W Bush. Please vote this Tuesday. To All Northern Arizona University students, if you are interested in helping out the President this is your LAST chance.The NAU College Republicans have kicked off their 72 hours task force !We need people to phone bank, precinct walking, work on Pro-Bush rallies and on Tuesday we need poll watchers. Stop by the GOP Headquarters (across from City Hall in the Enterprise Rent a Car parking lot) If you have ANY time at all, please visit our website for details how you can help RIGHT NOW:
  • Statewide Task Force Created To Investigate Voter Fraud Complaints

    10/21/2004 10:02:32 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 775+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | October 22, 2004 | Statewide Task Force Created To Investigate Voter Fraud Complaints POSTED: 10:25 PM EDT October 21, 2004 UPDATED: 12:00 AM EDT October 22, 2004 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has set up a statewide task force to investigate voter fraud complaints, saying problems are popping up in so many places it doesn't make sense to investigate them separately. The department has received complaints about voter registration or absentee ballot issues in Bay, Leon, Orange, Alachua, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and also plans to work with investigators in Duval County who are already looking into fraud allegations...