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2011-09-08 15:22:45

A specially commissioned set of essays, published in the September 2011 issue of the Geographical Journal, argues that in the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks the world did change, but not always in ways anticipated by policy-makers and pundits. Edited by Simon Dalby of Carleton University the commentaries and essays, written by distinguished geographers and social scientists including Derek Gregory and Neil Smith, puncture the more hyperbolic claims regarding the longer-term...

2011-05-06 14:23:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Col. Steve Russell (U.S. Army Retired), who was instrumental in the capture of the notorious Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, will be an exclusive guest on the popular Fox News Network show, "Huckabee," on Sat., May 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Russell, the author of a new book, "We Got Him!" will provide an extraordinary glimpse into the six-month manhunt undertaken in order to capture one of the world's most infamous dictators and draw parallels to...

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2010-10-26 05:05:00

The United States says it is defending its record probing civilian deaths and abuse in Iraq after leaked secret documents depicting graphic disclosures triggered concern from around the world. Four hundred thousand leaked documents were released by WikiLeaks which detail widespread torture of Iraqi prisoners and claim to show 15,000 more civilian deaths than previously disclosed. The US argues that the documents do not show military abuse of civilians and prisoners by the US military....

2010-09-14 05:58:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As U.S. troops have now handed off military control to Iraqi forces, there is time for reflection on the Iraqi war. Over half of Americans (57%) believe that Iraq is better off today than it was before the U.S. invasion 7 years ago, with one in five (19%) saying Iraq is much better off and almost two in five (38%) saying somewhat better off. One in five U.S. adults (19%) say Iraq is worse off today, and one-quarter (24%) are not at all sure. These are...

2010-08-19 13:34:00

WASHINGTON Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the final American brigade combat team exited Iraq, keeping the President's promise to drawdown U.S. forces and transition to a civilian-led mission by the end of this month: "For more than seven years, America's brave men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them in the war in Iraq. Many have been lost on the battlefield, and Americans mourn their loss; all have...

2009-12-18 06:35:00

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Florida police officer Charles M. Grist is one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. In 2004, he volunteered to be the sergeant-in-charge of the Protective Service Detail for an Army Reserve general in Baghdad. Based on the detailed war journal he kept during his service in Iraq, and coupled with his experiences that began a generation ago in Vietnam, Grist completed his own war journey by...

2009-10-15 13:51:14

Americans think locally when they consider whether the loss of U.S. troops overseas warrants troop withdrawals, a new nationwide study suggests. Researchers found that people were more likely to support withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq if one or more soldiers from their home state were killed there within the past two to three weeks. That was true regardless of how many soldiers from other parts of the country had been killed recently, or how many total national casualties had occurred. "If...

2009-08-21 09:45:50

 In a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, sociologists from four major research institutions focus on one of the most curious aspects of the 2004 presidential election: the strength and resilience of the belief among many Americans that Saddam Hussein was linked to the terrorist attacks of 9/11.Although this belief influenced the 2004 election, they claim it did not result from pro-Bush propaganda, but from an urgent need by many Americans to...

2009-08-03 06:20:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ergo (www.ergo.net) is pleased to announce that Major General James A. "Spider" Marks (U.S. Army, retired) has joined the firm as a Managing Partner. Marks comes to Ergo after a distinguished career in public service and the private sector. Marks will co-head Ergo's Washington, DC office. Marks was the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces' liberation of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army's...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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