by on April 2, 2019
IRBIL, IRAQ: A fire set by Islamic State militants at a sulfur mine near the city of Mosul in recent days sent plumes of noxious gases over the battlefield, sickening hundreds of civilians and forcing Iraqi and U.S. troops to wear protective masks, health and military officials said on Saturday. Firefighters were still struggling on Saturday to put out the blaze at the Mishraq sulfur mine, about 25 miles southeast of Mosul, according to Col. Abdulrahman Al-Khazali, a spokesman for Iraqi Fede...
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by on March 23, 2019
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
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by on March 23, 2019
The Mueller report is here. We still don't know what's in it, but we know special counsel Robert Mueller is done with his investigation and will not be bringing more indictments. We don't yet know the full range of potential charges he considered, who he decided against indicting and what his reasoning was. We don't yet know how much of the report and the evidence will be released to the public. The one thing we can predict with certainty is what Donald Trump's response will be: "No collusion...
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by on March 22, 2019
Since 1948, close to 130 nations have contributed military and civilian police personnel to peace operations. ... As of June 2013, 114 countries were contributing a total 91,216 military observers, police, and troops to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. China has announced that it will commit 8,000 peacekeepers to the United Nations' peacekeeping force, in a commitment made by Chinese President Xi Jinping. As well as China, more than 50 countries have pledged 40,000 troops at the UN summi...
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by on March 22, 2019
“We are not just going through the motions of partnering with other services in our training,” Maj. Jacob Godby, 31st MEU assistant operations officer, said in a command release. “Our joint-service team makes the 31st MEU more ready and lethal, and helps prepare our Marines and Sailors for a variety of missions as the forward deployed crisis response force in the region.” Proudly American Army
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by on March 18, 2019
President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria. But the unexpectedly large role of Al-Tanf, a small U.S. outpost in Syria, reveals why leaving the country won’t be so easy. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a r...
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by on February 21, 2019
Also, we are now learning that the US military plans to inspect family housing complexes throughout Europe in the next month following a Reuters report detailing hazardous and squalid living conditions in privatized military housing in the U.S. These inspections are a result of a series of investigations done by Reuters. The Reuters report found dangerous lead levels and cases of childhood poisoning on several U.S. Army bases and said Army clinics were often failing to report high test result...
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by on February 21, 2019
For quite some time, we've heard of the deplorable conditions, the homes are for military families on US bases. So today the U.S. Army’s private landlords committed to providing military families greater say and safer homes, endorsing a military blueprint that aims to reduce hazards in base housing and give tenants a stronger voice when problems arise. Executives from the 7 real estate companies which manage some 87,000 Army housing units at more than 40 bases, pledged a series of reforms fo...
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by on December 27, 2018
About 1/3 of military families, roughly (some 700,000 people), live in rented accommodation on bases. Their living conditions have come into the spotlight since Reuters revealed lead poisoning risks in Army homes, mold and vermin infestations, and in Navy and Marine Corps housing, and sparse protections for tenants. Those reports have prompted Congress and the Department of Defense to order at least three investigations. But despite all of this scrutiny, the finances of privatized milit...
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by on November 20, 2018
Why not? We don't know what diseases they are carrying, and most likely aren't vaccinated. Today the Trump Administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants. But this plan is still in the draft stage and would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own. This would expan...
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