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2012-05-10 10:24:23

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allegations by the State Department lawyer on lack of access to, and suspicion of existence of weapons and ammunition at Camp Ashraf are absurd and insult the professionalism and integrity of U.S. troops who served at Camp Ashraf, senior U.S. military commanders say in a statement, a copy of which was provided to the U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR). Camp Ashraf is a temporary home for members of the main Iranian opposition...

2012-04-06 10:20:27

LONDON, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the anniversary of the April 8, massacre of the residents of Camp Ashraf, International Solidarity for a Democratic Change in Iran [http://www.isdciran.org ] (ISDCI [http://www.isdciran.org ]) calls on UN, US and EU to take necessary steps to guarantee safety and basic human rights of the residents. ISDCI also calls on US Secretary Clinton to, firstly, uphold her last year's December 25 commitment for a "robust Monitoring" by the U.S. at...

2011-11-15 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a briefing in the US Senate, entitled "US Troop Drawdown in Iraq: 50 Days to Impending Humanitarian Catastrophe at Camp Ashraf," Professor Ruth Wedgwood, Director of the International Law and Organizations Program of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University; Professor Raymond Tanter, former Senior Staff on the National Security Council and President of Iran Policy Committee; Bruce McColm,...

2011-04-15 23:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a Conference on Thursday, 14 April 2011, former senior U.S. government officials strongly condemned the Iraqi military's deadly assault on Camp Ashraf on April 8, 2011, which left 34 residents dead, including 8 women, and more than 300 wounded. Ambassador Mitchell Reiss who moderated the conference highlighted the "promise that the United States made to ensure that the residents of Camp Ashraf were protected, the failure so far of the...

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...

2009-08-24 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...

2008-09-17 09:00:07

By Robert Burns Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Even after an extra U.S. Army brigade joins the fight against the insurgency here in January, three times that many reinforcements will be needed shortly thereafter, the highest- ranking U.S. general here said Tuesday. Gen. David McKiernan, commander of NATO-led international forces in Afghanistan, told reporters traveling with Defense Secretary Robert Gates that the brigade arriving in January is an urgent requirement based on an...

2008-09-17 06:00:21

By Jim Michaels BAGHDAD -- Gen. Ray Odierno, the incoming commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said Tuesday that conditions in the country remain fragile despite dramatic security gains over the past year. Odierno assumed command of coalition forces Tuesday from Gen. David Petraeus, who will move to Central Command, based in Florida, which oversees a broader region that includes Iraq and Afghanistan. "Where chaos reigned, hope now prevails," Odierno said. "However, we must realize that...

2008-09-16 12:00:01

Al-Arabiya TV in Arabic - independent television station financed by Arab businessmen - at 1820 and 2020 gmt on 15 September carries in its daily "Panorama" and "Last Hour" programmes two interviews with Nasir al-Ani, head of the Iraqi Presidential Office, via satellite from Baghdad; and Abd-al-Latif Rayyan, media adviser to the Coalition Forces in Iraq, via telephone from Baghdad. The first interview is conducted by an unidentified moderator and the second is conducted by Anchorman Tahir...

2008-09-10 21:00:02

By Nancy A. Youssef and Jonathan S. Landay WASHINGTON - President Bush's announcement Tuesday that he'll maintain troop levels in Iraq through the end of his presidency suggests that despite his claim that the surge of additional U.S. troops in Iraq has succeeded, the security gains could be temporary, defense officials and experts said. "Here is the bottom line: While the enemy in Iraq is still dangerous, we have seized the offensive, and the Iraqi forces are becoming increasingly...