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  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/18/2018 7:32:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In a late night vote, Israel's Parliament passed the 'nation-state' bill also called the Nationality Law by a 62-55 vote. The bill allows the state of Israel to encourage the establishment of Jewish only communities. It was hailed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said after the passage: "This is a defining moment, long live the stat of Israel!". The former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke from the back benches of the House of Commons in what was dubbed his farewell speech today. Johnson said Prime Minister Theresa May was "dithering" about Brexit, but it is "not too late...
  • Arirang Special(Ep.302) The Soldiers' Dining Table _ Full Episode (Korean Army chow)

    07/18/2018 8:37:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 22, 2015
    I hope you find this as interesting as I did. I especially like the twin ideas of having mothers help cook the food and also inspecting the food along the supply chain to make sure the young soldiers are getting tasty, nutritious meals. We should do something like that.
  • North Korea is said to be poised to return bodies of some 50 US vets soon: report

    07/17/2018 5:26:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj and Lucas Tomlinson
    North Korea will return the remains of about 50 Americans killed during the Korean War over the next two weeks, the first set of repatriations since the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, a report says. A senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday that the move will take place within two weeks, though the exact timing and number of those being returned remain uncertain, according to a Reuters report. The development comes after a two-day meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials at the Demilitarized Zone. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the beginning of...
  • Trump confirms new paint job for Air Force One

    07/17/2018 3:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jamie Ehrlich and Jeff Zeleny
    President Donald Trump says the new Air Force One planes will be red, white and blue, a shift away from the classic "baby blue" design that they have had for decades. "Air Force One is going to be incredible," Trump told CBS in an interview over the weekend that aired on Tuesday. "It's going to be the top of the line, the top in the world. And it's going to be red, white and blue, which I think is appropriate." A source familiar with the redesign told CNN last week that Trump was deeply involved in the conversation about a...
  • Putin showed a threatening video of nukes hitting Florida — and an outraged Trump snapped on him

    07/16/2018 7:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 16, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump became outraged back in March after Russian President Vladimir Putin showed a video of nuclear weapons hitting South Florida amid his reelection campaign, a new report says. •South Florida doesn't have a ton of military value, and it's likely that Russia showed the video as a direct threat to Trump, who owns property there. •The news website Axios says Trump snapped on Putin in a phone call, saying that if he wanted an arms race, the US would beat him. •The call was reportedly the same one in which Trump is believed to have congratulated Putin on...
  • Calling all neoconservatives and those who have general animus toward Russia

    07/16/2018 7:30:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    My Fetid Mind | July 16th, 2018 | Mariner
    I am a member of the New/Paleo Right, as are many here on Free Republic. And I know many of us wonder: Where are the neocons? Where are those who will force us to engage logically as we, jointly, refine our perspectives of the day? What is YOUR opinion of the events of the last week and what do you think the rest of us are missing? With all sincerity, Mariner
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

    07/15/2018 12:05:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a document showing the military drafted plans to mobilize troops to suppress protests last year have struck a nerve among people in one of Asia’s most vibrant and wealthiest democracies. Some allege the plans even included a scenario for a coup....
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/14/2018 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The barrage of rockets into Israel from Gaza continued into the early morning hours of Sunday. It all began Friday night and Israel has responded with air strikes into Gaza aimed at targets of the Hamas terrorist organization that rules there. Four Israelis were injured in the attacks by some 200 plus rockets including three in a synagogue on the Sabbath. Two were killed in Gaza in the Israeli attacks in response. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that if Hamas didn't get the message from Saturday's military response, they will get it on Sunday. The Israel Defense Forces have...
  • UN Command, South Korea honor remains of 2 soldiers killed in Korean War

    07/13/2018 9:24:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kim Gamel
    SEOUL, South Korea — With a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps, the U.S.-led United Nations Command and South Korea on Friday repatriated the remains of two soldiers found decades after they were killed in the Korean War. It was a somber reminder of the importance both countries place on the return of lost troops amid hopes that North Korea will follow through on a commitment to return more war dead. The North skipped a meeting planned Thursday in the Demilitarized Zone to discuss the issue, but State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said they had offered to meet Sunday...
  • Melania Trump steps out in London for event with British schoolchildren

    07/13/2018 8:56:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | July 13, 2018 | Jordyn Phelps, ABC News
    While President Donald Trump met with Prime Minister Theresa May Friday morning, First Lady Melania Trump set out for London to meet up with May's husband, Philip May, at London's Royal Hospital for an event with British schoolchildren and veterans. The first lady met with school children who showed her how they make poppies -- a British symbol in that stands in tribute to fallen service members -- that are sold to raise money for veterans on Armistice Day and, in an apparent nod to Mrs Trump's "Be Best" initiative that promotes children's interests, chatted with a group of kids...
  • S. Korea has no plans for arms reduction, for now: defense chief

    07/12/2018 4:46:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Korea Herald ^ | July 12, 2018 | Yeo Jun-suk
    South Korea has no plans to discuss arms reduction with North Korea until the country has made progress on denuclearization, Seoul’s defense minister said Thursday, placing priority on building trust amid persistent doubt over Pyongyang’s denuclearization pledge. During a meeting with reporters, Defense Minister Song Young-moo said confidence-building measures will begin with basic processes -- such as reconnecting military communication lines and disarming the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone. Once trust is built with North Korea and a detailed road map for denuclearization emerges, the two Koreas can move beyond their working-level military talks and convene a ministerial meeting to discuss...
  • Inside Camp Humphreys, South Korea: America's Largest Overseas Military Base

    07/12/2018 1:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 12, 2018 | Joseph Hincks
    After a 19-gun salute wreathed the parade ground at Camp Humphreys in white smoke on June 29, South Korea’s Minister of National Defense, Song Young-moo, and United States Forces Korea (USFK) Commander, General Vincent Brooks, cut the ribbon at the United Nations Command and USFK’s new headquarters. The massive $10.8 billion garrison in Pyeongtaek—America’s largest overseas military base—is in the final stage of a more than decade-long expansion project. About 45 miles south of the joint command’s former headquarters in metropolitan Seoul, it is expected to house nearly 45,000 troops, contractors, and family members by 2022, following the largest peacetime...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/10/2018 7:24:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Father and son Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond left a federal prison in Long Beach, California free men at around 130pm Pacific Time Tuesday, six and half hours after a Presidential Pardon was announced. The White House announced a full pardon for the Hammonds, who were serving five year manadatory terrorism sentences for lighting a backfire to protect their land. President Trump's pardon of the ranchers was welcomed by Ammon Bundy, leader of the Oregon Standoff protest in early 2016, centered at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Bundy released a statement that saying in part: "I hope they find...
  • Handguns: Not just for Self-Defense

    07/10/2018 10:07:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/10/2018 | N Perna
    SWAT officer gives his take on best offensive weapons, what makes them good, differences with defensive handguns. The M1911A1 carried by U.S. troops from World War I up until the mid-1980s had some severe limitations. With a seven round magazine and fixed sights, the weapon lacked firepower and modularity. Compare this to a modern handgun with a 15-round magazine, red dot optic, and rails for lights and lasers. You’ve come a long way, baby…The modern handgun opens up a whole new world of options in terms of what kinds of missions it can be used for. No longer limited to...
  • Today is D-Day. At 10 a.m. today (0300 GMT) 13 foreign divers went in to extract the children

    07/08/2018 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    AltHouse Blog ^ | July 8, 2018 | none stated
    The rescue mission began after rain showers soaked the Tham Luang Cave area in northern Chiang Rai province for the past 24 hours, heightening the risks in what the governor has called a “war with water and time” to save the team.... forecast sustained thunderstorms lasting through Sunday and Monday, with further stormy weather expected for around the next two weeks.... To escape, the children must dive through dark, narrow passageways sometimes no more than two-feet wide, that have challenged some of the world’s leading cave divers. A former member of Thailand’s SEAL unit died during a dive on...
  • Syria Latest: After Winning In Eastern Deraa, Government Plans To Take Back More Territory

    07/08/2018 8:31:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Israel is considered the party that gave the green light for the entry of Assad forces into southern Syria, following negotiations held between the commander of Russia's policing forces, a representative of the Russian administration, Jordanian and Israeli officials. These were based on a Russian commitment to remove Iranian forces from the area, to an initial distance of 40 kilometers from the Jordanian border. Further negotiations regarding the depth of Iranian deployment in the Golan Heights will be held at a meeting between Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin..." Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" Analysis July 8, 2018 Negotiations are underway to...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/07/2018 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says progress is being made in talks with North Korea on tearing down the country's nuclear program. The North Korean state media is reporting that the United States made unreasonable demands and was using "gangster-like" tactics. Mainstream media reports were presenting the notion that President Trump's policy towards North Korea is not working. But the North Korean government media praised President Trump and wants talks to continue. Speaking to the media in Tokyo minutes ago at a joint news conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that...
  • Possible Troop Withdrawals Rattle Globalist Lobby [semi-satire]

    07/07/2018 11:29:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 July 2018 | John Semmens
    As of now, there are 60,000 US troops stationed in Europe. Pentagon evaluation of potentially withdrawing “some of them” has the globalist lobby on edge. An article published by McClatchy headlined “European Leaders Worry…” neglected to name a single European leader. Instead, numerous members of the globalist lobby ominously warned of the dire consequences if President Trump follows through with his campaign promise to reduce the US military contingent in Europe. NATO was established in the midst of the Soviet Union’s 1948-49 blockade of Western Berlin. It was meant to deter Soviet military aggression against Western Europe. The Trump Administration...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/06/2018 8:40:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    British Prime Minister Theresa May got her cabinet to back her approach to Brexit after a 12-hour meeting at her country home, Checkers, tonight. Her plan envisions Britain remaining under EU regulations and control with separate sets of rules for goods imported into the UK and those moving into EU countries. Supporters of Brexit see her plan as a sellout of Brexit and a plan that will hurt the ability of the UK to forge a trade deal with the United States promised by President Trump in conjunction with Brexit. Some wonder whether the EU will be amenable to her...