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2011-04-08 09:07:00

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Iran Policy Committee: WHEN: 11:00 am; Friday, 8 April 2011 WHERE: National Press Building, Zenger Room WHAT: As part of its mission to educate the public about Iran, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) will be hosting a press conference to address the attack this morning on the 3,400 unarmed Iranian dissidents, residents of Camp Ashraf by the Iraqi Forces. WHY: Beginning this morning, April 8,...

2010-05-06 15:36:00

1(st) Lt. Travis Manion was Killed Defending an Enemy Ambush - Gold-Star Parent to Meet with Members of the Iraqi Army in Iraq PHILADELPHIA, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 12, 2010, US Marine Corps Col. (Ret.) Tom Manion will be heading to Iraq to meet with members of the Iraqi Army who his Fallen son, US Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion was embedded with before he was killed in April 2007. Col. Manion will be visiting Combat Outpost Manion, one of only a few outposts the Iraqi's...

2009-10-02 09:29:00

INCIRLIK, Turkey, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Air Base at Incirlik Turkey has issued an order for 14 Defenshield Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFPs) to be used at entry control points throughout the base. Units will be fitted with Bridgeport accessories to allow the MDFPs to be used in conjoined pairs, providing greater protection and visibility for checkpoint and overwatch personnel. Delivery is expected in November. "Each military base has unique protection requirements,"...

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...

2009-03-17 06:00:00

General Anwer Ahmed, Iraqi Air Force Commander will give a keynote presentation at the 3rd annual Iraq Aviation & Defense Summit. IADS will take place April 1-2, 2009 in Mclean, VA. WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- IADS officials confirmed today that General Anwer Ahmed to deliver a keynote address during the April 1-2 event at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in McLean, Virginia. "We are delighted to have General Ahmed join us for this important event," said Ahmed Farajallah, Project Manager...

2008-10-04 18:00:03

An Iraqi soldier died Saturday evening when two U.S. Blackhawk helicopters collided while landing in Baghdad. Lt. Patrick Evans, a spokesman for the U.S. military, said the crash did not appear to be the result of insurgent fire, CNN reported. The UH-60 Blackhawks were landing at Combat Outpost Ford in northern Baghdad. Two U.S. and two Iraqi soldiers were hurt, Evans said.

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2008-07-31 18:00:02

BAGHDAD _ It seemed like another routine trip as the commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq boarded his helicopter in Amara, where a battalion of U.S. troops is based. Only two months ago, however, the smuggling hub on the Iranian border was a stronghold of Shiite Muslim militants, a place that no American general without a death wish would visit. The climate has changed, said Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III. President Bush cited the reduced violence, as well as his belief that conditions...

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2008-07-21 06:00:00

By Charles Levinson Can Iraqi troops fight -- and win -- on their own? That question has become even more urgent after President Bush, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki all spoke in recent days about setting either vague or specific time frames for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. Recent evidence suggests that although the Iraqi military has made enormous progress, it is still dependent on small teams of American advisers who can...

2008-06-30 09:00:42

By Michael R. Gordon Soon after U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, General Tommy Franks surprised senior U.S. Army officers by revamping the military command in Baghdad. The decision reflected the assumption by Franks, the top U.S. commander for the Iraq invasion, that the major fighting was over. But according to an army history that is to be made public on Monday, the move put the military effort in the hands of a short- staffed headquarters led by a newly promoted three-star...

2006-08-23 08:38:05

By Mussab Al-Khairalla BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki insisted on Wednesday his forces would be ready to take control of most provinces within months, even though the U.S. military has boosted troop levels in Baghdad to shore up his government. The U.S. Marine Corps announced on Tuesday it was calling up inactive service members to return to duty, possibly in Afghanistan and Iraq, to counter a steady decline in the number of such troops who volunteer. "We will...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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