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B-2 Spirit

With its precision, stealth, long-range capability and payload capacity, the B-2 Spirit is one of the most versatile airframes in the Air Force’s inventory. The combination of its unique capabilities enables global reach and allows the Air Force to bypass the enemy’s most sophisticated defenses. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new...
Tags: Ge, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, Libya, Air Force, Kansas City, General Electric, Kosovo, South Carolina, Kansas City Royals, Mach


The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad


"What brought Clinton down was public exposure not to her personality... but extended public scrutiny of every detail of a decades-long career in public life."

"This, in turn, is the exact same problem Biden will inevitably face as a presidential candidate.... And by 2020, there’s simply no reason to do that again. Most of the party’s bench consists of people like Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, who are young enough not to have participated in the [Iraq] war debate in Congress.... Foreign policy experience theoretically should be a big Biden advantage over his rivals. But in reality, on one of the only foreign policy controversies vote...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Cory Booker, Clarence Thomas, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections


Children 'still being tortured to confess to Isis links' by Kurdish security forces

Nearly two years after raising the alarm, Human Rights Watch report reveals continued allegations of electric shocks and beatings on boys aged 14 to 17Kurdish security forces in Erbil are continuing to torture children to confess their involvement with Islamic State, according to allegations in a report released by Human Rights Watch.According to the organisation, which first raised the alarm about the mistreatment of child detainees by Kurdish security forces nearly two years ago, it has collec...
Tags: Isis, Human Rights, Law, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Torture, Human Rights Watch, Erbil, Human Rights Watch According


Baghdad at 10 million: fragile dreams of normality as megacity status beckons

The next 15 megacities #1: Iraq’s capital remains a profoundly damaged place, but the city feels more stable these days – at times even vibrantAfter an exhausting journey through Baghdad’s vast and grimy suburbs, the pastel-coloured blocks of Besmaya Dream City rise up above the rushes just beyond one of the modern gates marking the edge of the city.The orderliness of these dozens of towers – some lived in, some unfinished – is a shock in the otherwise chaotic jumble of low-rise cityscape. The r...
Tags: Housing, Iraq, Society, World news, Cities, Middle East and North Africa, Cities and development, Baghdad, Hanwha, Besmaya Dream City


"I did not vote for Trump and have concerns about his behavior and policies, but I will not stand-up idly and condone what appears to be an effort to conduct a coup..."

"... and unseat a duly elected President. How so? I read and hear all the rhetoric about his misdeeds, but where is the meat? That he obviously lies. So? I recently read a study in which it was concluded that ALL presidents have lied to the public and knowingly did so. That Trump is more blatant in his lies and lies more often does not make him worse (or in need of impeachment) than his predecessors. Surely, you remember G.W. Bush and his justifications for invading Iraq and then blaming ...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Trump, Donald J Trump, G W Bush, David Leonhardt, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump derangement syndrome


"[S]uch gratuitously negative reporting undermines the credibility of the press without Mr. Trump having to say a word."

Writes the Editorial Board of The Wall Street Journal.They are talking about the first 2 paragraphs of the Washington Post's report on Trump's trip to Iraq:President Trump touched down Wednesday in Iraq in his first visit to a conflict zone as commander in chief, a week after announcing a victory over the Islamic State that his own Pentagon and State Department days earlier said remained incomplete.The president’s visit to Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, which was shrouded in secrecy, follows ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Islamic State, Iraq, Journalism, Middle East, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Trump, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump And The Military, Al Asad Air Base


President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Combat Zone for the First Time Following Syria Withdrawal

When President Donald Trump met Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, the commander of U.S.-led military forces fighting ISIS during a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, it was the first time the Commander in Chief had spoken directly to a military commander on the ground in a combat zone since taking office nearly two years ago.…
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Onetime, Paul LaCamera


President Trump and First Lady Melania Make Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Iraq

The trip marks Trump's first to meet with troops in a combat zone
Tags: News, Iraq, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime


Jimmy Carter’s howay days in Newcastle | Brief letters

Homelessness and MPs | Mathew Law | Presidential visit | Donald Trump’s wall | Easter origins | Scotland’s MacedoniaNearly 600 homeless die on the streets (Report, 21 December). About the same number of MPs take two weeks’ leave to go back to their warm homes after a ridiculous PM’s questions; I cannot call it a debate. MPs must decide: Brexit circus – the most disastrous decision since the Iraq war – or education, housing and health. Two words sum it up: grow up.Joan LangrognatHarrow, Middlesex...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Scotland, Iraq, Life and style, Society, UK News, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, Jimmy Carter, House Of Commons, Newcastle, Pmqs, Donald Trump, Easter


Airman Aerials

Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in air and space capabilities and played an integral role as a global airpower. Airman Magazine regularly updates Airman Aerials, a photographic art gallery, featuring some of the best aerial photography from around the service in recent history. jQuery("#flickr_72157631559537883_2705").data("options",{"caption":true,"desc":true,"auto":false,"pause":5000,"speed":500,"mode":"fade","dynamic":true,"dynamicEl":...
Tags: New York, Navy, California, Islamic State, Iraq, Alabama, Sacramento, Training, Qatar, Syria, Military, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Nevada, Air Force, Pilots


Bahrain summons Iraqi diplomat over criticism from ex-PM Maliki

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry summoned the deputy charge d'affaires of the embassy of Iraq on Monday to denounce footage of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki criticizing Manama's crackdown on the Shi'ite opposition. Maliki who now heads an Iraqi coalition called "the State of Law", attended a meeting last week organized by the February 14 movement, a Bahraini activist group which Manama designated a terrorist group in 2014. "Discrimination, marginalization ... have reached a severe limit...
Tags: News, Law, Iraq, Bahrain, Foreign Ministry, MANAMA, Nuri al Maliki, Maliki


"How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last twenty years on every part of foreign policy?"

Rand Paul put in a strong performance on "Face the Nation" this morning. Here's the full transcript. Excerpt:MARGARET BRENNAN: You've been on a tweet storm this morning saying, President's decision to pull out of Syria and cut our troop presence in Afghanistan in half, you said "the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington, DC, who two years ago were swearing Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars. Now they're mad because he is stopping two wars. How about you just admit you hat...
Tags: Isis, Law, Congress, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Washington Dc, Middle East, Rand Paul


Marine who nearly took his life reminds us why Christmas spirit matters

Elliott McKenzie armed for battle while serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005. Photo courtesy of Elliott McKenzie Retired Marine Elliott McKenzie sings his own songs during a Garden Grove holiday program for veterans and their families. Photo by David Whiting Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Elliott McKenzie armed for battle while serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005. Photo courtesy of Elliott McKenzie Retired Marine Elliott McKenzie sings his own songs during a Garden Gr...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Iraq, Christmas, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Va, San Diego, Long Beach, Bill, Santa


Veteran suicide rates still climbing, but new national program may reverse tide

This nation’s shame is invisible to most, yet it’s everywhere this holiday season. In lonely motel rooms, homes seemingly filled with Christmas spirit and low-rent apartments, America’s veterans take their lives in ever-higher numbers. Instead of a decline in this epidemic, a review of Department of Defense, as well as U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reports finds self-inflicted deaths for young veterans are climbing. Consider that suicides by active-duty personnel shot up from 57 deaths la...
Tags: Suicide, Iraq, America, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Army, Va, Local News, Orange County, Taylor, Usc, Southern California, University Of Alabama, Ramadi


The front-page of the NYT right now shows the development of the framing of Trump's withdrawal from Syria.

You can click to make everything larger and clearer. This is the upper left side of the home page. I've blotted out the lower right corner of the image because it's not about Syria:Notice that the oldest story is, "A Strategy of Retreat in Syria, With Echoes of Obama." Trump is like Obama. This isn't necessarily pro-Trump, since it suggests that Trump is betraying his own supporters and going back on some position he's emphasized in the past, but for pro-Obama readers, the feeling may be that Ob...
Tags: Isis, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Middle East, Nyt, Trump


"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."

Tweets Trump.CNN:Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a US defense official told CNN Wednesday. The decision, which would be a reversal from previously stated US policy, was made by President Donald Trump, who has long signaled his desire to get out of Syria, the official added....Even though the US will continue to maintain troops in Iraq with the capability of launching strikes into Syria, a US withdrawal of ground forces would fulfill a major goal ...
Tags: Isis, Law, Iraq, Russia, US, Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump, Syria Iran, Ann Althouse, Trump's war on terror, Trump And The Military


"America First!/The world is a very dangerous place!" — so begins Trump's "Statement... on Standing with Saudi Arabia."

At the White House website.The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more. Likewise, the Iranians have killed many Americans and other innocent people throughout the Middle East. Iran states openly, and with great force, “Death t...
Tags: Law, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, Kingdom, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Prince, Yemen, Muslim Brotherhood


Islamic Scholars Declare PUBG Haram

The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars has issued a fatwa against popular shooting game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, declaring it to be un-Islamic. The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars, which is responsible for religious rulings in the region of Iraqi Kurdistan, has issued an official fatwa against playing online battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Imams have declared […]
Tags: Games, Law, Iraq, Censorship, Religion, Islam, Anime, Kurdistan, Shooting Games, PUBG, PUBG Haram, Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars


Exhibit explores vastly different views on war memorials this Veterans Day

A display case with items related to World War II are just part of the exhibit, Remembering War in Southern California, done by Chapman UniversityÕs MA Program in War and Society Studies, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The exhibit is on display at Chapman University’s Argyros Forum. It shows a history of American wars through monuments in Southern California, artifacts and photographs. It is on display to the public through January. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) Cam...
Tags: South Korea, News, West Point, California, Iraq, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, New Jersey, Winston Churchill, Army, Marine Corps


MoD told to hand over any reports of abuse by US troops in Iraq

High court judge orders search for allegations of US military abuse from 2004-08The Ministry of Defence has been ordered to hand over any reports by British troops where they suspected US forces in Iraq were mistreating detainees.The instruction to search for allegations of US military abuse has been authorised by Mr Justice Turner at the high court in London as the bitter legacy of the conflict continues to work its way through the courts. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Law, Iraq, US, UK News, US news, Military, Ministry Of Defence, US military, British Army, Turner


The Dutch man who's asking a court to change his age from 69 to 49 got his inspiration from Tony Robbins.

I really don't think the press should even cover this stupid and basically phony story, and I wouldn't blog it except for the Tony Robbins angle. From "A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender" (WaPo):[Emile] Ratelband’s desire to remake himself is distinctly American, he said, and comes from his training under Tony Robbins, the motivational guru and master of the life hack. He lived and traveled with Robbins for about six months in the late 1980s, he said, an...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Aging, Tony Robbins, Lying, United States, Cultural Appropriation, Robbins, Trump, 101st Airborne Division, Baath party, Ann Althouse, Emile -RSB- Ratelband, Ratelband, Trump Ratelband


Fight or flight: the veterans at war with PTSD - video

One hundred years on from the end of the first world war, a group of veterans in Dorset are torn between their pride in their military careers and their anger over the lack of psychological support provided to them by the Ministry of Defence. With many feeling abandoned and left to battle significant mental health issues such as PTSD alone, former soldier Andy Price decides to take matters into his own hands, launching the Veteran’s Hub, a peer-to-peer support network for veterans and their fami...
Tags: UK, Australia, Iraq, US, UK News, Mental Health, Afghanistan, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Dorset, Andy, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lifeline, Richard Sprenger, Andy Price, Ministry of Defence With


UK accused of 'abandoning children to their fate' in world's deadliest countries

Government urged to ramp up aid spending on child protection after study shows it accounts for only 2% of budgetAn international charity has accused Britain of abandoning children in the world’s most dangerous countries to their fate, with minimal aid spent on their protection.Only 2.5% of UK aid, £35m, was spent on projects that protect children from violence in 2017, according to research commissioned by World Vision UK. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Children, Iraq, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Aid, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, World Vision UK Continue


Changing The Story

In October 2016, Dr. Eric Schmidt, then the Executive Director of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company, and chairman of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB), independent technology and capability advisors to the Secretary of Defense, were touring the Combat Air Operations Center (CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. ...
Tags: Isis, Congress, Nsa, Boston, Iraq, Defense, San Francisco, Qatar, Military, Silicon Valley, John, Opsec, Air Force, Eric Schmidt, Henry Ford, Pivotal


Argument preview: Court to consider immunity for international organizations

Tata Mundra Plant, image by Joe Athialy In recent years, Supreme Court has cut back drastically on lawsuits that seek to hold corporations responsible in U.S. courts for alleged human rights violations abroad. Next week the justices will hear oral argument in a case involving immunity for international organizations, like the United Nations and the World Bank, that could also limit similar lawsuits against such institutions. The defendant in the case is the International Finance Corporation, ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, Iraq, India, Canada, United States, House Of Representatives, Ifc, United Nations, World Bank, State Department, Great Lakes


More PMU’s DIY Remote MG Mounts in Iraq

Almost two years ago, Miles wrote about the practical remote PKM mount in Iraq, made by PMU.  In this article, we will show another three improvised remote-controlled machine gun mounts, in which two of them operates the Russian DShK heavy machine gun in 12.7x108mm and one for the PKM 7.62x54mmR light machine gun. These are not the […] Read More … The post More PMU’s DIY Remote MG Mounts in Iraq appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Diy, Guns, Iraq, Defense, Military, Militia, Editorial, Miles, PKM, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Machine Guns, Improvised, Iraqi War, DShK, Remote Firing Device


Iraqi PMU “Up-Scaled” RPG

The Popular Mobilization Units or PMU of Iraq had a critical role in repelling the so-called ISIS attacks, Iran’s support for Iraq in the confrontation of Daesh/ISIS included weapons and military expertise (please note that there are PMU in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen so we have to clarify which PMU we refer to, even though all […] Read More … The post Iraqi PMU “Up-Scaled” RPG appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Isis, Guns, Iraq, Defense, Iran, Military, Militia, Yemen, Editorial, RPG, Iraq Syria, Daesh ISIS, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Iraqi War, Rocket Launcher, PMU


Treatment of autistic girl who injured Alder Hey nurses 'atrocious', says judge

High court hears traumatised girl assaulted staff after seeing hospital’s shrine to Alfie EvansA high court judge has criticised Liverpool council over its “atrocious” treatment of a severely traumatised girl with autism who injured nine nurses on an NHS ward.The 15-year-old, identified as R, was said to have post-traumatic stress disorder from living in a war zone in Iraq for several years. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, Iraq, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Liverpool, Alfie


AeroVironment partners with General Dynamics to build ‘air squadron’ drones

In the field of combat, knowing what’s over the next hill and striking first can mean the difference between life and death. That reality prompted AeroVironment Inc. to partner with General Dynamics Land Systems to produce tactical drones and “loitering” missile systems that can be automatically launched from armored ground vehicles. A loitering missile — also known as a suicide drone — flies around an area before identifying and attacking an enemy target. Steve Gitlin, AV’s vice president of co...
Tags: Business, Technology, Stanford, Iraq, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Drones, Goldman Sachs, General Dynamics, U S Army, U S Marine Corps, AeroVironment, General Dynamics Land Systems, AeroVironment Inc



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