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Man who killed Pentagon officer had troubled past, officials say

By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Michael Niesecker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — As officials seek clues about what prompted a Georgia man to fatally stab a Pentagon police officer, details of the suspect’s troubled past emerged Wednesday through interviews and court records. Austin William Lanz, 27, was arrested last April for a break-in at a neighbor’s home and drew police attention months earlier for a harassment campaign involving sexually explicit photos and messages, according to inte...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Washington, White House, Iraq, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Fbi, Austin, Soccer, Army, Marine Corps, Courts

5 key strategies for women to succeed in male-dominated STEM industries

By Jenn Donahue, Founder of JL Donahue Engineering Special to The Digest  Being a woman in a male-dominated environment has its challenges. If you are like me, the last thing you want is for your gender to be your defining characteristic and the basis upon which all judgments of your worth are made. In most societies, few women study and practice engineering, and there are even fewer who also volunteer to join the military. Female representation in Navy Construction Battalions, like mine, is a...
Tags: Navy, Iraq, Top Stories, Firestone, Thought Leadership, National Academy of Sciences, Society of Women Engineers, Lisa Firestone, Harvard Universities, Jenn Donahue, Combat Operations Center COC, Columbia Stanford, Research and Education, Glendon Association

Australian Mathematician Discovers Applied Geometry Engraved on 3,700-year-old Tablet

An Australian mathematician has discovered what may be the oldest known example of applied geometry, on a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet. Known as Si.427, the tablet bears a field plan measuring the boundaries of some land. From a report: The tablet dates from the Old Babylonian period between 1900 and 1600 BCE and was discovered in the late 19th century in what is now Iraq. It had been housed in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum before Dr Daniel Mansfield from the University of New Sout...
Tags: Iraq, Tech, Mansfield, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Plimpton, Daniel Mansfield, Norman Wildberger, Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Iraq War authorization repeal clears key Senate hurdle

Three Republicans joined all Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee, teeing up a full Senate vote later this year.
Tags: Senate, Iraq, Foreign Relations Committee

Osama bin Laden told his children 'I advise you not to work with Al Qaeda,' new book reveals

Al Qaeda leader and terrorist Osama bin Laden is seen in a video in 1998. CNN via Getty Images Osama bin Laden urged his children not to join Al Qaeda, according to a new book. One of bin Laden's sons, Hamza, became intricately involved with Al Qaeda and was eventually killed by the US. Bin Laden had five wives and 24 children. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new book offers an in-depth look at the life of Osama bin Laden, the infamous leader of Al Qaeda who orchestr...
Tags: Politics, Isis, News, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, Iraq, Brown University, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, West, Pakistan, New York Times, Al Qaeda

Pentagon officer killed in stabbing attack identified as Army veteran who served in Iraq

The metro hub outside the Pentagon remained closed early Wednesday, as many questions still surround a burst of violence that happened...
Tags: Iraq, Army, Pentagon

BA flight 149: Was it on a secret 'military intelligence mission'?

Passengers and crew were taken hostage by Iraq when the flight landed in Kuwait in 1990.
Tags: UK, News, Iraq, Ba, Kuwait

The Most Expensive Glock In The World – Russian Glock-T Pistol

While in the US and Europe, Glocks are often considered to be reasonably priced workhorses, in some other countries, having a Glock is a luxury and a sign of wealth and opulence. For example, in certain parts of Iraq, a Gen 5 Glock 19 retails for around $4000, but even that is not the most […] Read More … The post The Most Expensive Glock In The World – Russian Glock-T Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Iraq, Russia, US, World, Editorial, Pistols, Glock 19, Less-lethal, Semi-Auto, Glock-T, Europe Glocks

Lawmakers Debate Repealing Saddam-Era War Measures on Iraq

The Biden administration is encouraging Senate lawmakers to finally repeal an Iraq war authorization crafted when Saddam Hussein was still alive.
Tags: Senate, Iraq, Biden, Saddam Hussein

Senior U.S. Diplomat Sherman Backs Repeal of 2002 Iraq War Authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration backs the repeal of the 2002 congressional authorization for the war in Iraq, saying it...
Tags: Washington, Iraq, Joe Biden, Reuters

Exclusive: Casey Affleck Discusses Tougher Than a Tank Documentary

ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive clip from Pixela Pictura Films’ feature-length documentary Tougher Than a Tank, plus a video featuring producer Casey Affleck. The film is also produced by Nick Palmisciano, Jon Mercer, and Tim O’Donnell. RELATED: Whelm Exclusive Trailer For Skyler Lawson’s 16mm Indie Directorial Debut Tougher Than A Tank is a story about the reconnection and recovery of two veterans reintegration to civilian life in a post 9-11 America while rendered with extreme physical and...
Tags: Videos, Movies, Documentary, Iraq, Digital, America, Noah, Exclusive, Eddie, Gravitas Ventures, Lake George NY, Donnell, Casey Affleck, Affleck, ComingSoon, Tim O Donnell

Iraq Gets Back Looted Ancient Artifacts From US, Others

Iraq's government says over 17,000 pieces of priceless antiquities have been recovered from the United States and other countries and handed over to the culture ministry.
Tags: Iraq, US, United States

US Special Operations Command has big plans for its new fleet of small attack planes

Combat controllers with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron watch an A-10 land on a highway in Estonia, August 10, 2017. (US Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy) US Special Operations Command is seeking its own light aircraft to back up operators on the ground. Congress and the Air Force remain wary, but SOCOM has moved ahead, narrowing the competition to five potential aircraft. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the past few years, a low-intensity conflict has rage...
Tags: Isis, Congress, China, Iraq, Russia, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, International, Trends, Syria, Army, Clarke, Pentagon, Michigan, Estonia

US to return 17,000 looted ancient artefacts to Iraq

Items smuggled out after 2003 invasion include 3,500-year-old Gilgamesh clay tablet The United States is returning more than 17,000 ancient artefacts that were looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the 2003 US invasion, including a 3,500-year-old clay tablet that bears part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Iraq has said.Tens of thousands of antiquities disappeared from Iraq after the invasion that toppled its leader, Saddam Hussein. Many more were smuggled out or destroyed by Islamic State (Isis), whic...
Tags: Iraq, US, World news, US news, United States, Middle East and North Africa, Archaeology, Saddam Hussein, Islamic State ISIS, Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh Iraq

Iraq Says U.S. to Return 17,000 Ancient Artifacts Looted After Invasion

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States is returning more than 17,000 ancient artifacts looted and smuggled out of Iraq after the U.S. invasion in...
Tags: Iraq, United States, Baghdad, Reuters

‘Still going through hell’: the search for Yazidi women seven years on

As two women are rescued in Syria after being kidnapped by Isis years earlier, Yazidis renew calls for international help to find the thousands still unaccounted forFor seven years, their families waited and hoped for news. In July, they finally received it. Two young women, kidnapped by Islamic State as teenagers, had been found alive in Syria.Salma*, now 25, was located in Deir el-Zour province, in the east of the country. She had “suffered all kinds of injustice”, said the Yazidi House in the...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, Women, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Deir el Zour, Al Jazira, Rape and sexual assault, Women's rights and gender equality, Syria Salma, Yazidi House

Robert Irvine Discusses Discovery+ Show The Globe, Spreading Diversity Through Food

Food Network star Robert Irvine’s latest cooking series is now streaming on Discovery+ and The Globe is unlike any other cooking show. The competition has chefs using ingredients and utensils from countries all across the world and showcasing local dishes. The limited series has five episodes in total and was birthed due to COVID-19 restrictions. “In each episode of this globe-trotting series like no other, four talented chefs compete across three rounds of culinary gameplay as they are transpor...
Tags: Japan, England, TV, Movies, Interview, Documentary, China, Iraq, India, Food Network, TV News, New Orleans, Streaming, Dallas, Michelin, Abu Dhabi

GETTR founder Jason Miller calls ISIS sympathizers on his pro-Trump social media platform 'keyboard warriors'

An ISIS militant holds the ISIS flag. Screen shot Pro-Trump social media site GETTR is now home to extremist and violent content, Politico reports. Jason Miller called ISIS members on GETTR "keyboard warriors hiding in caves and eating dirt cookies." The site has already faced problems with security breaches of user data and rampant pornography. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jason Miller, the founder of pro-Trump social media network GETTR, has dismissed a spike in ISIS...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Isis, Instagram, Islamic State, Isil, Iraq, Politico, Trends, Syria, Un, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Twitter Facebook

Iran's outgoing president says the country's authoritarian government doesn't always tell the truth

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani replies to a question during a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Iran's outgoing president said the government was not always truthful during his eight-year tenure. "What we told people was not contrary to reality, but we did not tell part of the truth to people," Rouhani said. Iran's authoritarian government is not known...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Iran, Vienna, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Biden, Rouhani, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Headquarters, Soleimani

War crimes trial could cast harsh light on Iran’s new president

Case before Swedish court may reveal further details about Ebrahim Raisi’s role in mass executions in 1988The war crimes trial in Sweden of a former Iranian official could reveal further damaging details about the role played in the mass execution of prisoners 30 years ago by Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, barely a week after his inauguration.Hamid Noury, 60, was charged last week with “war crimes and murder” over the killings of more than 100 armed opponents and political prisoners duri...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Iraq, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Ebrahim Raisi, Hamid Noury

How the Army's Delta Force and Nightstalkers teamed up to rescue hostages in Iraq, according to operators who were there

A US Marine Corps tank crew in Baghdad, April 2004. Gilles BASSIGNAC/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images A year after the US's March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the country faced a growing insurgency. That violent campaign challenged US special-operations forces tasked with operations to counter those militants. In mid-2004, US Army special operators executed a rare daylight raid to rescue foreign contractors held hostage near Baghdad. See more stories on Insider's business page. Almost a year...
Tags: Navy, Iraq, Time, US, International, Trends, Iran, Coalition, Delta, Army, Squadron, Al Qaeda, Iraq War, US Army, Baghdad, Charlie Sheen

Today Lithuania: Unknown Iraqi Woman Suffering from Unknown Something

I made this video today at a migrant detention camp near the border of Lithuania, Belarus, Poland. ‘Migrants’ from dozens of countries have been weaponized by the Belarus dictator who has gone Full-Erdogan and is maliciously importing thousands of migrants and pumping them into Lithuania. I’ve interviewed dozens of migrants from a dozen countries. None realized they were tricked by Belarus and that EU has no intention of granting asylum to most. Many migrants are terrible ill or wounded. ...
Tags: Europe, Featured, China, Iraq, US, Eu, Military, United States, Belarus, Lithuania, Panama, Yezidi, Yazidi, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Lithuania Belarus Poland

friends and family reunion road trip: day eight: long-distance friends meet up in san francisco

Yesterday, after we dropped the pups at daycare, Allan and I took the BART into the city, but got off at separate stops. Allan was meeting a blog-friend (someone we have met before, and went to a game with the last time we were here, in 2010), and then had an appointment at Kayo Books, a mecca for collectors of pulp paperbacks. Allan always hunts down used book stores when we travel, but this was a special find, something he's wanted to do for years. (As usual, I had no idea of this until we pla...
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, California, Iraq, US, San Francisco, Noah, Personal, David, Mission District, Korea, Mission, Montreal, Berkeley, Travels

Suspected 'kamikaze drone' attack on an Israeli-linked tanker that killed 2 was retaliation for Israel's bombing of Syria, says Iranian TV

Tensions are rising in the Arabian Sea. US Navy via AP A British and Romanian were killed in an attack on an Israeli-linked oil tanker in the Gulf. Israel has accused Iran of carrying out the attack and said a strong response is needed. An Iran TV station, linked to the government, said the attack was retaliation for Israeli raids in Syria. See more stories on Insider's business page. A British and Romanian citizen was killed in an attack on the Israeli-owned Mercer Street crew oil tan...
Tags: UK, London, Navy, Washington, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Oman, Associated Press, Al Jazeera, Tehran, Ship

Iraq Military: Many Feared Dead in Terrorist Attack in North

Iraq's military says a terrorist attack on a funeral procession has claimed many victims in the country's northern province of Salahaddin.
Tags: Iraq, North

Biden nominates Gold Star father Khizr Khan to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Khizr Khan, father of deceased Muslim U.S. Soldier Humayun S. M. Khan, holds up a booklet of the US Constitution as he delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Biden appointed Khizr Khan to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. Khan gained notoriety when he blasted then-candidate Donald Trump in a speech at the 2016 DNC. He and his wife Gh...
Tags: Politics, Religious Freedom, White House, Iraq, New York City, Trends, Khan, Biden, Donald Trump, US Army, United, Trump, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Baghdad Iraq, Large for International Religious Freedom

The US was doomed in Afghanistan and will repeat mistakes if it doesn't learn from them, top watchdog warns

President Joe Biden has said the US would complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images The US is withdrawaing its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting there. The US reconstruction effort during that period was flawed and its failings were obscured by US officials. "Don't believe what you're told by the generals ... saying we're never going to do this again," the watchdog warned. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Post, Politics, Congress, Iraq, Russia, Defense, US, International, Los Angeles, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Norway, US Army, The Washington Post

The Guardian view on Arab democracies: the least worst option | Editorial

Benevolent dictatorship is not the answer to the region’s real problemsThis week has shown that Arab regimes are tough on dissent, but much less interested in its causes. This will create problems for years to come as these states struggle to recover from the pandemic. Tunisia’s presidential power grab is a test for Joe Biden’s democracy and human rights agenda. War has impoverished ancient centres of Arab civilisation. The UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia this week pointed o...
Tags: Iraq, Africa, World news, Joe Biden, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Sudan, Libya, Un, Algeria, Tunisia, Yemen, Arab and Middle East unrest, Lebanon

US Takes Possession Of Ancient Gilgamesh Artifact

The 3,500-year-old tablet, from what is now Iraq, bears text from the Epic of Gilgamesh – one of the world’s oldest works of literature. Officials say it was illegally imported before being purchased by the Christian-owned brand Hobby Lobby. – BBC
Tags: Art, Iraq, US, Christian, Visual

US Seizes “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet”, Will Return It To Iraq

The 3,500-year-old artifact, covered with cuneiform writing from the “dream” section of The Epic of Gilgamesh, is part of the enormous collection of objects acquired by Hobby Lobby founder Steve Green that turn out to have been illegally looted. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Iraq, US, Words, Hobby Lobby, Steve Green