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2006-06-02 14:11:34

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A roadside bomb explodes under a U.S. military vehicle on an Iraqi street, killing four troops and wounding three more. An American soldier sees a man looking out a window of an apartment building and talking on a phone, and believes this is the "trigger man." It is a heavily populated area with numerous women and children, as well as military-aged men. The soldier's squad leader says to open fire on the man in the apartment building. How should...

2006-06-02 07:47:57

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Friday expressed confidence in an investigation by U.S. Marines into the killing of Iraqi civilians at Haditha, saying "we will soon know the answers." Allegations that U.S. Marines rampaged through houses in the Iraqi town of Haditha on November 19 and fatally shot two dozen civilians followed Rumsfeld as he traveled to Singapore to attend an Asian regional security conference. "My impression is that the Marine Corps...

2006-06-02 04:44:37

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will urge Asian nations at a security meeting in Singapore to resist attempts to exclude the United States from regional groupings. As the U.S. defense chief arrived in the city-state on Friday for the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, an aide said Rumsfeld would laud the inclusiveness of the forum in a region that has seen moves over the past year to leave Washington out in the cold....

2006-05-17 14:44:40

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday he could not promise that the United States would withdraw some of its 133,000 troops from Iraq this year, although he hoped it would be able to do so. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not believe U.S. troops could pull out of any of Iraq's provinces in the next three months and leave security duties to U.S.-trained Iraqi security forces. Rumsfeld...

2006-05-17 17:11:17

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld acknowledged on Wednesday a debate within the U.S. government on whether an Army manual now under revision should permit different interrogation methods for "enemy combatants" than for traditional prisoners of war. The Pentagon set out to revise the Army Field Manual, which sets standards for interrogations of prisoners, in the aftermath of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, but its completion has been...

2006-05-17 14:34:45

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday he could not promise that the United States would withdraw some of its 133,000 troops from Iraq this year, although he hoped it would be able to do so. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he did not believe U.S. troops could pull out of any of Iraq's provinces in the next three months and leave security duties to U.S.-trained Iraqi security forces. Rumsfeld...

2006-05-17 13:25:37

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deploying National Guard forces to help secure the U.S. southern border will not harm the part-time force but will enhance its training for other missions, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Wednesday. Appearing before a Senate subcommittee, Rumsfeld defended President George W. Bush's plan to use some 6,000 National Guard troops to support border patrol agents even as the force is strained by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Rumsfeld...

2006-05-16 07:13:58

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Iraq, locked in a war that cannot be won by military force alone, are facing a weapon that tends to favor insurgents -- time. The war is in its fourth year and public support is waning. According to opinion polls taken in May, a majority of Americans think that invading Iraq was a mistake and that things in Iraq are going badly. The souring public mood does not bode well for the prospects of prevailing...

2006-05-12 12:52:07

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the U.S. border with Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year, a defense official said on Friday. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discussed border issues at the Pentagon with his Mexican counterpart, Defense Minister Gen. Gerardo Clemente Ricardo Vega. Mexico and the United States share a 2,000-mile border. "The U.S. and Mexican...

2006-05-11 03:54:39

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about Russia's use of its energy resources as a political weapon and China's lack of transparency over military spending, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was quoted as saying. In an opinion piece printed in France's Le Figaro daily on Thursday, Rumsfeld said the U.S. focus was currently on Iraq and Afghanistan but that in the future, its policies would be determined by choices made by other powers such as China and Russia. "Russia,...


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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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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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