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  • Turkey Threatens to Strike US Forces Partnered With Kurds

    05/03/2017 1:31:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | By Carlo Muñoz -
    The war of words between Washington and Ankara over the U.S. military’s partnership with Kurdish paramilitaries in Syria escalated Wednesday, when a senior aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested American troops could be targeted alongside their Kurdish allies in the country’s ongoing air war against the militias. Senior presidential aide Ilnur Cevik said U.S. forces who are teamed up with members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, were in danger of being hit by Turkish fighters patrolling the volatile border region with Syria. If YPG units and their American military advisers “go too far, our forces...
  • Pentagon might propose sending ground troops to Syria

    02/15/2017 1:32:44 PM PST · by TBP · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2017 | Barbara Starr
    The Defense Department might propose that the US send conventional ground combat forces into northern Syria for the first time to speed up the fight against ISIS, CNN has learned. "It's possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time," one defense official told CNN.
  • Why Is Obama Moving Troops Into Poland And Provoking A War With Russia Right Before The Inauguration

    01/14/2017 9:27:36 PM PST · by Lorianne · 73 replies
    THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG ^ | JANUARY 12TH, 2017 | MICHAEL SNYDER
    January 20th cannot come soon enough. Instead of stepping back and trying to ensure a smooth transition for Donald Trump, Barack Obama has decided to go hog wild and use every ounce of presidential power still available to him. He has been establishing a bunch of new national monuments, he just stabbed Israel in the back at the United Nations, and on Thursday he even took time to give Joe Biden a Presidential Medal of Freedom. But one of the things that has people the most concerned is his endless provoking of Russia. Every few days it seems like Obama...
  • US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia's doorstep

    01/12/2017 8:25:00 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Vanessa Gera
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. (Snip) U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO's eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. (Snip) There are fears, however, that the enhanced security could eventually be undermined by the pro-Kremlin views of President-elect Donald Trump. Poland...
  • Mattis Wanted To Strike Iran In Retaliation For Killing US Troops, Obama Denied Him

    01/11/2017 1:59:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Russ Read
    Iranian-supplied rockets killed as many as 15 U.S. troops per month in Iraq in the summer of 2011, and Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis had a plan to retaliate. The Obama administration denied his request. Six U.S. soldiers were killed in a single such attack in early June of 2011, with another three killed just weeks later. Mattis, then the commander of U.S. Central Command, had had enough and decided the U.S. must strike back before the Iranian rockets caused further bloodshed. In conjunction with then Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey, Mattis proposed a strike inside Iranian territory, according to...
  • Allied troops and ISIS battle for collapsing Mosul Dam

    12/27/2016 6:29:47 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Gareth Davies For Mailonline
    Allied troops and ISIS are set to battle for a collapsing dam that would spew nearly 600 times the water of the River Thames onto Mosul if it breaches. Engineers from an Italian company have been tasked with fixing the Mosul Dam's foundations to stop more than 11 trillion litres of water (11.11billion cubic metres) from flooding Mosul. Experts are warning their work could be in vain, and should the catastrophe happen, it is estimated 1.5million people could be killed by the floods in an impact described as 'worse than a nuclear bomb'. Waves of up to 45ft would be...
  • Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon

    09/21/2016 11:04:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 21 2016 | Spencer Ackerman in New York
    Islamic State forces have fired crude chemical weapons at US troops in Iraq, the Pentagon has confirmed, a startling disclosure that US officials promptly downplayed as resulting in no deaths or injuries. The attack came from a powdered mustard agent delivered in a mortar or rocket shell and fired on US forces on Tuesday at the Qayyarah West air base near Mosul. The air base, recaptured from Isis in July, is a pivotal staging ground for a highly anticipated attack on Mosul, Isis’s capital in Iraq approximately 40 miles (65km) to the north. Related: The harrowing story of the woman...
  • Hundreds More US Troops Deploy to Iraq on Eve of Anticipated Mosul Offensive

    09/09/2016 3:40:09 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    More than 400 additional US troops have arrived in Iraq in recent days as the battle for Mosul is expected to begin soon, a US defense official said Thursday. Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Colonel John Dorrian stated that there are 4,460 US troops in Iraq, compared to 4,000 a week ago, and that Iraqi security forces are preparing to reclaim Mosul. Dorrian did not specify what the US troops would be doing, but mentioned that they were setting up a logistics hub at the recaptured Qayyarah airbase to the south of Mosul, which will serve as a staging area for...
  • WaPo: “U.S. Forces Now on the Ground” in Yemen

    05/29/2016 12:21:27 AM PDT · by hamilton_1800 · 19 replies
    In significant news that has thus far either gone under or outright unreported by the media, U.S. military advisors have “boots on the ground” in Yemen, according to a recent report in the Washington Post by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Missy Ryan: “The Pentagon has placed a small number of U.S. advisors on the ground in Yemen to support Arab forces battling al-Qaeda, military officials said on Friday, signaling a new American role in that country’s multi-sided civil war. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said U.S. personnel had been in the country for about two weeks, supporting Yemeni and...
  • Bill Kristol this week abc: If It Takes 50,000 Troops (on the ground) DO IT!

    11/16/2015 12:10:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    On "this week" ABC Bill Kristol calls for sending 50,000 u.s. troops on the ground to fight ISIS in Syria.
  • First lady Michelle Obama, Conan O’Brien to visit US troops in Qatar

    11/01/2015 10:22:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 1, 2015
    Michelle Obama is bringing a little bit of Hollywood on her trip to Qatar next week. The first lady is being accompanied by late-night comic and talk-show host Conan O’Brien, who will entertain US troops during a visit to the al-Udeid airbase near the capital of Doha.
  • U.S. to Deploy Special Operations Forces in Syria: Official

    10/30/2015 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/30/15 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. will send a small number of U.S. special operations forces into Syria as part of a shift in its strategy against ISIS, officials said Friday. A senior administration official confirmed that President Barack Obama has authorized a contingent of less than 50 special operations forces to deploy into northern Syria. "We have been focused on intensifying elements of our strategy that have been working, while also moving away from elements of our approach that have proven less effective," the official explained. The White House was expected to announce the decision later Friday.
  • U.S. troops face eating, drinking restrictions during Ramadan

    06/28/2015 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 27, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Do U.S. troops fast during Yom Kippur? Lent? No? Why not? “U.S. Troops Face Eating, Drinking Restrictions During Ramadan,” by Jeryl Bier, Weekly Standard, June 26, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A top commander in southwest Asia reminded U.S military personnel stationed in Muslim countries in the Middle East of the restrictions placed on them during Ramadan. According to a report by the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs, Brig. Gen. John Quintas, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander in Southwest Asia, said that the U.S. is “committed to the concepts of tolerance, freedom and diversity.” But he added that...
  • A message to Putin: Hundreds of Poles mob convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe

    03/24/2015 12:28:38 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2015 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    "Hundreds of Polish residents took to the streets to give a hero's welcome to a convoy of U.S. troops who are driving through eastern Europe and deliver a damning message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Children climbed on to Stryker armoured vehicles and even offered souvenirs to the troops, who stopped to pose for pictures in the main square of the eastern Polish town of Bialystok. Meanwhile other residents lined the roads and applauded as the troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the American Army passed by." "The scenes mirrored those in France after Paris...
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 13 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • Joint Chiefs recommend quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa

    10/28/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Harper and Chris Carroll
    The military’s top brass has recommended that all American troops returning from the mission to combat Ebola in West Africa be quarantined, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel “shares the concerns by the chiefs about the safety and well-being not only of our troops but also of their families,” but has not yet made a decision about whether to approve the recommendation from the Joint Chiefs. Hagel received the chiefs’ recommendation on Tuesday, shortly after Army leadership decided to isolate Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams and 10 other...
  • Congressman Defends Tobacco Sales to Troops: 'Leave Us the Hell Alone'

    10/08/2014 8:39:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is fighting a potential ban on tobacco sales on military bases and ships. The idea of a ban is currently under a department review, thanks to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But Hunter, a Marine reservist who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is already fighting the idea. “It’s not curbed for anybody else. Why pick out the folks who choose of their own accord to fight for their country and serve their country, and punish them?”
  • Afghanistan to sign deal allowing American troops to stay after combat mission ends

    09/29/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2014 | AP
    A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. John Podesta, speaking to a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, said he didn't know if newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai would be the official signing the deal for Afghanistan. Podesta said he would sign it on behalf of the U.S. The deal will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends on Dec. 31.
  • DO NOT DEPLOY U.S. ARMED FORCES , ON THE GROUND ,TO EBOLA AFFECTED WEST AFRICA

    09/17/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 69 replies
    We The People - White House petition site ^ | Sept. 17th | We The People
    The danger of EBOLA infection to our Armed Forces members is too great if they are deployed to the ground in West Africa . It is NOT their mission ! We put them all at unique and deadly risk , and an exposure that risks bringing Ebola back to the homeland as well . NO BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN WEST AFRICA
  • Terrific: U.S. ‘scouts’ on ground in Iraq looking for anyone who will fight

    09/16/2014 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/16/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Hey kid, wanna be in a war Didn’t Barack Obama say that our allies were going to do the fighting on the ground against ISIS, and that all the U.S. would have to do would be to provide air support? Didn’t John Kerry say we were already establishing a fantastic coalition? Oh, and isn’t this the same John Kerry who ran down George W. Bush because his initial Iraq invasion coalition included “only” Great Britain and Australia? (Kerry forgot Poland, of course, and he also forgot that more than 30 nations had joined the battle in the meantime.)