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2006-07-11 06:03:39

By Kristin Roberts KABUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reaffirmed U.S. support for Afghanistan on Tuesday and said more had to be done to stop cross-border violence as American-led troops killed about 30 militants in an attack. Rumsfeld was the second senior U.S. official to visit Afghanistan in two weeks as the government and international forces grapple with the most intense Taliban violence since the Islamists were ousted from power in 2001. Secretary of State...

2006-07-11 03:01:56

By Kristin Roberts KABUL (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday in the midst of the most intense phase of Taliban violence since the Islamists were ousted from power in 2001. Rumsfeld, on his 11th trip to Afghanistan, was set to meet U.S. commanders and President Hamid Karzai to discuss the violence and plans for NATO to take over military operations from a U.S.-led force in the south this month. In the latest fighting on Tuesday, U.S.-led...

2006-07-11 00:05:59

By Kristin Roberts KABUL (Reuters) - Power vacuums in areas of southern Afghanistan where the government has little presence have contributed to rising Taliban violence more than three years into the U.S.-led war, a senior U.S. commander said on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry said that while the Taliban is more organized than a year ago, it may not be stronger. Instead, Taliban fighters are benefiting from the lack of strong Afghan security forces to combat the...

2006-07-10 13:20:13

By Kristin Roberts DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday blamed the re-emergence of the Taliban for drug trafficking and called on European countries to do more in Afghanistan to quell the trade which hurts their societies. On a visit to Tajikistan, which borders Afghanistan, Rumsfeld dismissed arguments that the U.S. military's focus on Iraq had allowed drug trafficking to rise, a trade that American defense and drug officials say funds the Taliban's...

2006-07-10 09:04:52

By Kristin Roberts DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrived in Tajikistan on Monday to discuss the war in neighboring Afghanistan and additional military cooperation after losing access to a base in Uzbekistan. Tajikistan has become strategically critical to the United States and its operations in neighboring Afghanistan. The loss of base access in Uzbekistan and ongoing talks over continued access to an air base in Kyrgyzstan have enhanced the importance of...

2006-07-07 18:13:01

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists have increasingly been able to infiltrate the U.S. military due to recruitment pressures created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a watchdog group said on Friday. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist activities in the United States, said thousands of hate group members are now in the armed forces, especially in the Army, increasing the threat of domestic terrorism. "There is mounting...

2006-07-05 17:41:30

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel has ordered Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to turn over documents on the probe into abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison after the Pentagon failed to respond to an earlier request. The House Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to Rumsfeld last week and said the Pentagon must produce a raft of documents, including all drafts of the report on the Abu Ghraib investigation, by the end of business on July 14....

2006-06-23 12:28:12

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, who spearheaded an unprecedented overhaul of transportation security after the September 11 attacks, announced his resignation on Friday. Mineta, 74, the lone Democrat in President George W. Bush's Cabinet, will leave on July 7 after 5 1/2 years on the job. He not only was the nation's longest serving transportation secretary but the most visible as well. Transportation Department spokesman Robert...

2006-06-22 19:28:11

By Carol Giacomo and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is far along in its preparations for testing a long-range ballistic missile but the United States would not necessarily use its missile defense system to shoot it down, U.S. officials said on Thursday. After a week in which unidentified American officials had stoked alarm about activities at a missile site in eastern North Korea, the U.S. government appeared ready to ease tensions somewhat. White House national...

2006-06-22 19:13:48

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. commander in Iraq expressed confidence on Thursday the military will be able to cut the U.S. force there over the rest of the year, as the Pentagon considered reductions of a few thousand troops in the coming months. "I'm confident that we will be able to continue to take reductions over the course of this year," Army Gen. George Casey told a Pentagon briefing after meetings with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Casey did not say...


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Reptilians
2013-09-05 08:02:45

Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...

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