Robert Gate’s Wake-Up Call.

by Daniel Russ on June 11, 2011

“The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress — and in the American body politic writ large — to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources or make the necessary changes to be serious and capable partners in their own defense,” he said.



Rafale Shoots Down Galeb

by Daniel Russ on March 25, 2011

“ A French fighter jet enforcing the no-fly zone shot down a Libyan plane Thursday near the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata, a U.S. official said. The French fighter destroyed a Libyan G-2/Galeb, a military trainer aircraft, apparently as it was trying to land, the official said. Other details remained sketchy about the mid-air confrontation.” […]



Trouble Over There

April 12, 2010

“KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — International troops opened fire on a bus carrying Afghan civilians Monday, killing four people, officials said, setting off anti-American protests in a key southern city where coalition forces hope to rally the public for a coming offensive against the Taliban. NATO and Afghan authorities declined to identify the international forces involved by […]

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Marines Spearhead NATO Offensive Against Taliban. Obama’s First Surge

February 13, 2010

“We are currently moving to seize our objective. We have been in contact for five hours from the southwest, north and east and we are moving to push to finish securing the areas of insurgents still,” Lieutenant Mark Greenlief told Reuters. The Marines’ first objective was to take over the town center, a large cluster […]

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