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2009-12-02 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), in a radio interview Wednesday morning, praised President Obama for fulfilling his campaign pledge to focus United States security efforts on the destruction of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan. Fattah said he supports the President's decision, announced Tuesday, to authorize an immediate 30,000-troop buildup and outline a July 2011 exit strategy. He called the President "the one among 300...

2009-11-30 17:05:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH), announced today that it is expanding operations in Iraq to assist other American firms to contract directly with commercial and government organizations in Iraq. "Iraq is a country of 30 million people sitting on 22% of the world's oil. Iraq needs virtually everything," said Defense Solutions' Chief Executive Officer, Colonel Timothy Ringgold, US Army (Retired). Defense Solutions...

2009-11-06 12:47:23

Study finds news reports match misperception of civilian deaths Researchers reporting in BioMed Central's open access journal Conflict and Health found that the discrepancy in media reporting of casualty numbers in the Iraq conflict can potentially misinform the public and contribute to distorted perceptions and gross underestimates of the number of civilians killed in the armed conflict. In February of 2007 Associated Press conducted a survey of 1,002 adults across the United States about...

2009-10-23 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH), announced today that it entered agreements to represent one American-owned refinery group (3 refineries) and two Asian refinery groups (4 refineries) to secure oil contracts in Iraq. "Iraq needs qualified customers for its oil," stated Colonel (Ret) Timothy Ringgold, CEO of DFSH. "Our American and Iraqi staff in Baghdad and our American and Iraqi staff in the United States are now...

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...

2009-10-07 15:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In A Viable Peace?, the ninth report in its series tracking progress in Iraq, The Fund for Peace (FfP) warns that Iraq still risks a return to serious conflict if deep-seated inequalities and political divisions are not addressed. The report covers the period July 2008 to August 2009. In its previous report, "The Surge: What Comes Next?" the FfP concluded that the "surge" of 30,000 American troops had been less successful at achieving the...

2009-09-09 13:34:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iraqi army soldiers are learning from the best how to build an efficient national logistics system. A team of nine experts from various Defense Logistics Agency depots are mentoring Iraqis at the Taji National Supply Depot to receive, store and issue supplies to Iraqi units. The depot is scheduled for transition to full Iraqi control on Dec. 31. "Since June 2008, our focus has been to progressively get the Iraqis to take over authority...

2009-08-25 17:09:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of wartime veterans rose to cheer as General David H. Petraeus, Commander of the U.S. Central Command, was awarded The American Legion's Distinguished Service Medal this morning. The Legion's National Commander, David K. Rehbein, began his tribute to the Iraqi conflict leader by quoting critics who had declared, "The war is lost," and "The surge will never work." "Yet," said Rehbein, "General David Petraeus, the chief advocate...

2009-08-24 08:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH), announced today that both the Board of Directors and a majority of shareholders of DFSH have approved a 15 for 1 reserve spit of its common stock, restructuring the company's capital structure in order to raise capital in anticipation of new contracts. Additionally, the company will change its name to DefCom Holding, Inc. to reflect the firm's recent expansion into commercial as well...

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...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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