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  • News Summary At This Hour-Friday 9/21/2018

    09/21/2018 4:46:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump spoke at a campaign rally for the midterm elections in Las Vegas last night, urging everyone there to vote in November saying: "America is winning again, because we are putting America first again". Trump urged votes for Republicans saying: "We need to have more Republicans in office."...... There was a restitution hearing in Las Vegas yesterday in connection with the Bunkerville Standoff case for Todd Engel, convicted in May 2017 and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Engel came to the defense of the Bundy Ranch in Nevada in April 2014..... The latest from the lawyer for the...
  • Trump identifies first two US soldiers from Korean War remains

    09/20/2018 1:39:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 20, 2018 | Corey Dickstein
    The remains of an Army master sergeant from Indiana and a private first class from North Carolina were included in the 55 cases of remains of missing Korean War veterans turned over in July by North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. The two soldiers, both likely killed in action fighting Chinese forces in North Korea about 66 years ago, are the first positive identities that Pentagon officials have confirmed since the transfer was completed July 27 as part an agreement hashed out by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit June 12 in Singapore. Pentagon...
  • This Is The Warehouse Israel Struck In Latakia

    09/20/2018 8:10:43 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 7 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/20/18 | Seth Frantzman
    On September 19 satellite images showed the destruction of a warehouse in Latakia that was targeted on September 17. In the images, published on i24 and distributed by ImageSat International (ISI), the area of the warehouse is seen on September 18, 2018. One large warehouse is completely destroyed. Other buildings nearby are left intact. Another image shows the same location in April 2017. What is interesting is that a building directly behind the large warehouse that appears new was not struck. Only the large building and an adjoining structure. Another building on the other side was also not impacted.
  • Today in US military history: Old Ironsides, Yankee Division, and Commiskey's charge

    09/20/2018 7:30:59 AM PDT · by fugazi · 14 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Marine Sgt. Foster L. Harrington, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2003. Harrington, a 31-year-old native of Ft. Worth, Tex., was killed by enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province. He was serving with the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve. 1777: British Maj. Gen. Charles Grey launches a daring nighttime attack on Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne’s Continental Army forces encamped near the Paoli Tavern near modern-day Malvern, Pa.. Grey orders his troops to only use bayonets, and has his men remove the flints from their...
  • Montenegro To Join NATO Baltic Battle Group In Latvia

    09/19/2018 6:04:26 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/19/18 | L Todd Wood
    The newest member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance is Montenegro and the tiny nation is wasting no time getting involved in showing its support for collective defense. Montenegro also plans to join the NATO battle group deployed in Latvia, General James Everard, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, told journalists in Riga. The general said that he met with Latvian Defense Minister Raimonds Bergmanis (Greens/Farmers) and Chief of Defense Leonids Kalnins and discussed the issue related with the NATO enhance forward presence battle group that “includes eight nations, and soon nine when Montenegro joins”, reported The Baltic Times.
  • Meet The MEK: Iranian Freedom Fighters Long For Freedom

    09/19/2018 4:15:01 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 6 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/19/18 | L Todd Wood
    On a recent business trip to Albania, I was invited to visit the new camp of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, or the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), still being built about 45 minutes outside of Tirana, on the way to the Albanian coast. I accepted the invitation, although I must admit, I had no idea what to expect upon reaching the sprawling facility which is the new home for approximately 3,200 of the Iranian resistance movement’s personnel, after being forced out of Iraq by violence from the Iranian-backed government. I want to write more about the group and its agenda...
  • Sept. 19 in military history

    09/19/2018 8:09:27 AM PDT · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Specialist Michael S. Cote Jr., who gave his life for our country on this date in 2009. Cote, a 20-year-old UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief from Denham Springs, La. was killed when his helicopter crashed in Balad, Iraq. He was serving in the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49.1777: The Battle of Freeman's Farm — the first engagement in the Battle of Saratoga — opens between Continental forces under the command of Gen. Horatio Gates and British forces under Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne. The Brits carry the day, but suffer heavy losses....
  • The Big Story: Russian Say 'White Helmets' Plan "Chemical Attack" In Syria And Shootdown Aftermath

    09/19/2018 3:53:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Militants and activists of the White Helmets continue fabricating the sham scenes that will feature the alleged use of chemical weapons inside the Idlib zone of de-escalation. The filming of these fakes are already taken place in some Syrian districts. Notably, the organizers forced the Syrians abducted previously in Idlib and Aleppo Governates to take part in the filming." Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebanzya at UN Security Council 9/18/2018 Russia is moving forward with Turkey to clear out a buffer zone in the Idlib region by October 15th. But the Russians also say jihadists are planning a fake attack using...
  • Kim Jong Un: Singapore summit with Trump created stability

    09/19/2018 12:22:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 18, 2018 | Hugh T. Ferguson
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday that his summit last June with President Donald Trump has provided geopolitical stability and that he expects more progress in talks between his nation and Washington. Kim's comments, first reported by Reuters, were made at the start of a three-day summit at which Kim is meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang, the pair's third meeting of the year. Kim also credited Moon with making the “historic” summit in Singapore possible. “Thanks to that, the political situation in the region has stabilized and I expect more advanced results,” Kim told...
  • It Was Probably Russians, Not Syrians, That Shotdown The IL-20 In Syria

    09/18/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 7 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/18/18 | Baruch Pletner
    The official biography of the recently deceased John McCain tells us that he was shot down by the North Vietnamese. That is simply false. McCain was shot down by a Russian SAM (surface to air missile) battery operating in North Vietnam under a North Vietnamese flag. The Russian battery commander was the first to view McCain’s pilot ID card and other personal items, several of which he kept as a souvenir until they were lost when he relocated from the Baltics where he finished his military service and retired, back to Russia after the fall of the USSR. There was...
  • Russia Rages And Accuses Israel Of Causing Syrian Shoot-Down Of Russian Plane

    09/18/2018 7:29:25 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 21 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/18/19 | L Todd Wood
    Russia placed blame squarely on the Jewish State of Israel today for the downing last night of a Russian reconnaissance plane as it was making its way back to the Russian air base at Khmeimim in Syria. The aircraft was shot down by Syrian air defense systems in an incident of friendly fire as Israel launched a barrage of attacks against Syrian and Iranian targets. Israel has repeatedly, preemptively taken out weapons near its borders placed by Iran that is says threaten its security. Russia will respond to actions on behalf of the Israeli Air Force that led to a...
  • Sept. 18 in US military history

    09/18/2018 7:04:57 AM PDT · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Pvt. 1st Class James W. Price, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2004. The 22-year-old native of Cleveland, Tenn. was killed when a vehicle he was riding was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. Price was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. 1862: A day after the bloody Battle of Antietam, Gen. George B. McClellan blows yet another opportunity to capture Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, perhaps ending the Civil War. While Lee abandons his invasion of...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russian Aircraft Downed.. Israelis Set Plane Up..Right To "Adequate Response"

    09/18/2018 4:49:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 53 replies
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    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has expressed his outrage to Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman after 15 Russian servicemen died when their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syria city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response"....
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Syria Reports Major Missile Strike In Latakia After ‘Buffer Zone’ Deal

    09/17/2018 5:50:09 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/17/18 | Seth Frantzman
    Massive explosions rocked northern Syria’s Latakia countryside on Monday night hours after a buffer zone deal was announced by Russia and Turkey. The deal appeared to mean a large Syrian regime offensive in Idlib would be postponed. But hours later as people sat down to enjoy nargillah and listen to music in Latakia, explosions were heard and air defenses came online. Syrian regime media reported that “foreign objects” had been targeted and commentators immediately began to point a finger at Israel. The first reports were around ten in the evening. It came two days after air defenses were also activated...
  • SYRIA BREAKING: Russia Reports Aircraft Disappeared From Radar During Israeli Air Attack

    09/17/2018 4:59:00 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 41 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/17/2018 | Nextrush
    "The ministry specified that 'the mark of the IL-20 went off the radars disappeared during the attack of four Israeli F-16 on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia" Russian News Agency Tass at 732 PM Eastern Time US
  • Trump's Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion over 5 years

    09/17/2018 2:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 17, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    Establishing President Donald Trump's sought-after Space Force could cost $12.9 billion over its first five years, according to an Air Force document obtained by CNN. The Air Force estimates that the first year "additive costs" associated with establishing the new military branch in the 2020 fiscal year, including the creation of a headquarters, would amount to $3.32 billion. The document also estimates that the Space Force will oversee some 13,000 personnel when it is officially launched. In a memo accompanying the proposal, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson calls on Congress to authorize and fund the establishment of a Space Force...
  • Graham: Trump will consider moving troops out of South Korea if North Korea is 'playing' him

    09/17/2018 11:50:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 16, 2018 | Michael Burke
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said President Trump previously came close to pulling U.S. troops out of South Korea and added that Trump will reconsider doing so if North Korea is "playing" him. Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that moving troops out of South Korea would signal that the U.S. is "preparing for military conflict." The senator added that the current engagements between the U.S. and North Korea could be "fruitful," but that "we're not out of the woods yet." “If [Trump] has to, he’ll use military force to stop a missile coming to America with a...
  • Today in military history: Star Trek, the Red Baron, and bloody Antietam

    09/17/2018 8:17:30 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hosey, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2011. While serving in his fourth deployment, Hosey, 27, of Birmingham, Ala. was killed when his unit was attacked by insurgent small-arms fire in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. He was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and serving on his fourth deployment. 1862: The Battle of Antietam (Maryland) – the bloodiest single-day battle in American history – opens between Confederate Army forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Army forces under Maj....