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Caribbean: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

Caribbean Anguila April 7, 2020 General Restrictions: Anguilla ports are closed to all passenger vessels. Ferry flights in to pick up foreign nationals to return to home country are allowed. Allowed flights are considered on a case by case basis. Passenger Restrictions: Passengers are NOT allowed to enter Anguilla. No exceptions. Crew: Extended ground time and overnight stays are not permitted for crew. Expect quick turnarounds. Tech Stop Details: Tech stops are allowed with no disembark...
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US navy official apologises for calling captain behind coronavirus memo 'naive or stupid'

Trump says he will settle dispute as acting navy secretary says sorry for criticising captain of USS Theodore RooseveltCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US acting navy secretary has apologised for calling the ousted captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “too naive or too stupid” to be in command, amid growing calls from Congress and former officers for him to resign.“Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid,” Thomas Modly wrote on Mo...
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The Forgotten Beretta 92 Pistol

Beretta 92 Pistol AmmoLand Gun News USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Do you remember the first time that you saw a Beretta 92? It may have been while watching an action film from the 1980s such as Lethal Weapon or Die Hard or a thriller from the 1990s like Leon: The Professional. Perhaps movies aren't your thing and it was on active or reserve duty with the US Military over the past 30 years or on duty with a law enforcement agency. Whenever it was, for three decades the Beretta 92 in all of its con...
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US navy official calls commander who was fired for coronavirus memo 'naive or stupid'

Acting navy secretary Thomas Modly faces calls to resign after he attacks commander who sought help for crewThe Pentagon leadership crisis over a US aircraft carrier has intensified after the acting navy secretary called the ship’s ousted captain “too naive or too stupid” to be in command.There were calls from Congress and former officers for Thomas Modly to resign after an audio recording surfaced of a speech he gave to the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he denigrated the commande...
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North America: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

United States, Canada, Mexico & Caribbean United States April 1, 2020 Hawaii Hawaii has put into effect a 14-day quarantine for INTERISLAND travel as well as the quarantine already in place from international and mainland arrivals. It is effective today. Per a declaration by Hawaii’s governor, any arriving passengers and crew will be subject to “Mandatory Quarantine” effective at 12:01 AM HST this Thursday, March 26. Individuals and crew can depart the state at any time during the quar...
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US Navy captain fired for raising coronavirus concerns tests positive himself

Brett Crozier dismissed from USS Theodore RooseveltDefense secretary insists navy leadership behind firingCoronavirus – US updatesCoronavirus – global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrett Crozier, the US Navy captain who was removed from his command this week after he wrote a memo expressing concern for the health of crew members exposed to coronavirus, has himself tested positive, the New York Times first reported. Related: US surgeon general warns of 'Pearl Harbor moment' as American...
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Trump's salute to Vietnam veterans meets with thanks – and scorn

On national holiday he declared, president who avoided draft salutes those who servedDonald Trump marked National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Sunday, with a tweet praising those who served in a conflict that involved US combat operations in Indochina from 1965 to 1973 .“You have earned our gratitude and thanks,” he wrote, “by your actions years ago and what you have done since returning home. The nation thanks you and your families for your service and sacrifice. We love you!” Continue reading.....
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Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
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‘It’s Unprecedented’: COVID-19 Begins To Take A Toll On US Military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front. Training exercises big and small, including one of the largest in Europe since the end of the Cold War, have been curtailed. Army recruiting stations have c...
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The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let's use it

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we saw the US military in action as a humanitarian force. They can do thisIn 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more.Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few mont...
Tags: Health, Americas, US, US politics, Infectious Diseases, US military, Health policy, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Florence, Bahamas, Haiti, Coronavirus outbreak


The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let's use it | Ann Lee and Sean Penn

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we saw the US military in action as a humanitarian force. They can do thisIn 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more.Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few mont...
Tags: Health, Americas, US, US politics, Infectious Diseases, US military, Health policy, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Florence, Bahamas, Haiti, Sean Penn, Ann Lee, Coronavirus outbreak


TikTok memo directed censorship of users deemed ugly, overweight, or disabled, and banned users for livestreams that criticized governments

TikTok, the social-media platform wildly popular with Gen Z, had in some markets directed moderators to keep users that they judged to be disabled, poor, or ugly from the app's "For You" page. ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok said the policies — published by The Intercept — were never in place in the US market and were no longer in use at all. The Intercept also found the app had policies that could result in permanent bans for users who livestreamed negative content about the g...
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Leak Exposes U.S. Navy Sailor as Once-Prolific Recruiter for Neo-Nazi Group

Hate forums and social media platforms have likely made it easier for atomized white supremacists and neo-Nazis to find like-minded individuals, laying the base for a resurgence in far-right organizing and violence. But that’s come with a price: a lengthy online trail that makes it difficult to stay anonymous. Leaks…Read more...
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Congress Warns U.S. Will Be Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Without Major Reform

A major congressional study of U.S. preparedness in cyberspace released this week found that the U.S. needs to catch up, and fast—or run the risk of being caught off guard by an adversary.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Intelligence, War, Cybersecurity, US military, Espionage, Cyberwar, Cyberattacks, Congress Warns U S Will Be Vulnerable


Rocket attack on Iraq base leaves two Americans and one UK soldier dead

11 others injured by fusillade of Katyusha rocketsTrump responded to previous attack by killing Iranian generalTwo Americans and a British soldier are reported to have been killed and 11 others injured, by a rocket attack on a coalition base in Iraq, according to US defence officials.Camp Taji, just north of Baghdad, was hit by between 15 and 30 Katyusha rockets on Wednesday evening. The French Press Agency said that three dead were a US soldier, a US contractor and a British soldier. Continue r...
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US commander says Taliban are not keeping 'their part of the bargain'

Marine Gen Frank McKenzie gave evidence to Congress on Tuesday, hours after US forces began pulling out of AfghanistanThe US commander for the Middle East and Afghanistan has said the Taliban are not keeping “their part of the bargain” from the deal signed with the US earlier this month, saying the insurgents were continuing to launch attacks.Marine Gen Frank McKenzie was giving evidence to Congress on Tuesday, hours after US forces began pulling out of Afghanistan as agreed in the 29 February d...
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MoD put pressure on regulators to delay drone safety warnings, documents reveal

Exclusive: Ministry was embroiled in behind-the-scenes row over US-built droneThe Ministry of Defence put pressure on regulators to delay safety warnings about a new drone it planned to fly over British skies to avoid tipping off protesters, according to official documents obtained by the Guardian.They reveal how the ministry was embroiled in a behind-the-scenes row with British safety regulators over the US-built drone, which was being flown from North Dakota to a military base in Gloucestershi...
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Senior ICC judges authorise Afghanistan war crimes inquiry

Decision overturns earlier rejection of request to examine actions of US soldiersSenior judges at the international criminal court have authorised an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, overturning an earlier rejection of the inquiry.The ruling by the ICC’s appeals chamber is likely to infuriate the Trump administration, which has condemned the request from the court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to examine the actions of US soldiers in Afghani...
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Trump reportedly tells Taliban official ‘you are a tough people’ amid peace deal row

Call with official whom Trump mistakenly called ‘leader of the Taliban’ is first direct exchange between a US president and insurgent leadership since 2001Donald Trump has spoken by telephone to a senior Taliban official at a time when a row over prisoner exchanges and a fresh outbreak of violence jeopardised a historic US-Taliban peace agreement signed on Saturday.The conversation between Trump and the head of the Taliban’s political office, Abdul Ghani Baradar, was the first direct exchange be...
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Trump reportedly tells Taliban official ‘you are a tough people’ in first phone call

Call with official whom Trump mistakenly called ‘leader of the Taliban’ is first direct exchange between a US president and insurgent leadership since 2001Donald Trump has spoken by telephone to a senior Taliban official at a time when a row over prisoner exchanges and a fresh outbreak of violence jeopardised a historic US-Taliban peace agreement signed on Saturday.The conversation between Trump and the head of the Taliban’s political office, Abdul Ghani Baradar, was the first direct exchange be...
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Australia welcomes US-Taliban agreement on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Peace deal will see troops withdrawn from conflict in which 41 Australians, 2,500 Americans and more than 100,000 Afghans were killedAustralia has urged the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government “in good faith” as it welcomes the withdrawal of US forces from the war-ravaged country.The foreign minister, Marise Payne, and the defence minister, Linda Reynolds, issued a joint statement on Sunday welcoming the agreement signed between the United States and the Taliban that will see the 19-...
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US and Taliban sign deal to withdraw troops from Afghanistan – video

The US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan. According to the agreement, the US will start withdrawing thousands of troops in exchange for Taliban commitments to prevent Afghanistan from being a launchpad for terrorist attacksUS and Taliban sign peace agreement aimed at ending Afghanistan war Continue reading...
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US and Taliban sign Afghanistan peace deal

Deal could result in American troops leaving Afghanistan within 14 monthsThe US and the Taliban have signed a landmark peace agreement after nearly 20 years of war that could result in American troops leaving Afghanistan within 14 months.The deal also paves the way for talks between Afghans to end one of the longest-running conflicts in the world. Continue reading...
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US and Taliban sign peace agreement aimed at ending Afghanistan war

Eighteen-year war is America’s longestDeal could fulfil Trump campaign promiseThe US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan, America’s longest.The signing could help Donald Trump fulfil a key campaign promise to extract America from its “endless wars”. Under the agreement, the US will begin withdrawing thousands of troops in exchange for Taliban commitments to prevent Afghanistan from being a launchpad for terrorist attacks. Continue reading....
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Julian Assange's lawyers: US files were leaked for political ends

Legal team say treaty prevents extradition of WikiLeaks founder for political offencesJulian Assange’s legal team has rejected a suggestion by lawyers for US authorities that his actions were not “political offences”, arguing that the WikiLeaks founder had published classified documents to highlight human rights abuses.On the fourth day of Assange’s extradition hearing in London, before proceedings were adjourned until May, his barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, said the motives for publishing con...
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Julian Assange Lawyers to Argue Trump's New Intel Chief Sought Shady Extradition Deal

Defense lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder facing possible extradition to the U.S. from the UK on 18 charges related to his leaks of U.S. military and security secrets, plan to argue they have evidence new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell abused his power to interfere in the case…Read more...
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US and Taliban to sign deal paving way for troop pullout and peace talks

A seven-day ‘reduction of violence’ deal will begin on Friday night, Mike Pompeo said, leading to signing of a peace agreementThe US and Taliban are due to sign an agreement on 29 February that will lead to the withdrawal of thousands of US troops and the start of comprehensive peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgents.The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, announced that the agreement would be signed once there has been a week-long “nationwide reduction in violence”, to star...
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Pompeo: US has reached 'understanding' with Taliban over violence in Afghanistan

A seven-day ‘reduction of violence’ deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, leading to signing of a peace agreementThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Friday that the US had “come to an understanding with the Taliban” over violence reduction in Afghanistan as officials said an agreement would be signed at the end of the month.A seven-day “reduction of violence” deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior US state department official said, withou...
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Amazon Wins Court Injunction, Halting Work on $10 Billion JEDI Contract It Lost to Microsoft

A federal judge just put the brakes on a major military contract after Amazon argued it only lost out to rival Microsoft because the president wanted to “screw” CEO Jeff Bezos.Read more...
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Deadly clash in Syria a vivid reminder of US troops' ill-defined mission

Since Trump abruptly ended his pact with the Kurds, the US presence in the country’s north-east has been stuck in a quagmireAmerican battle trucks stuck in the mud, besieged by angry Kurdish villagers, and the Russian army trying to mediate their escape. After more than five years fighting Isis in northern Syria, it wasn’t supposed to end like this.But for US military officials, the scene near the city of Qamishli was a stark reminder of the incongruous end to the war against the terror group an...
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