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2014-09-15 04:20:11

TALON will provide increased precision in the battlespace TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. "Full rate production of the TALON LGR is a significant milestone for Raytheon and the...

2014-09-12 23:04:01

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a state visit to the White House this month; Tamils for Obama urges the president to include Tamil matters in their discussions and to consult the wise and well informed Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa. New Delhi, India (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 "Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to the US to call on you this month," began the letter that Tamils for Obama wrote to the president this week. "Modi will...

2014-09-12 12:24:07

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of President Obama's announcement that the United States' war on terror is far from over, with new air strikes against ISIS in Iraq, and limited troops being deployed to support the Iraqi and Kurdish forces, the National Geographic Channel today releases a clip from its new documentary, American War Generals, in which retired Gen. Colin Powell reflects on the U.S. military's role in creating a democracy in Iraq and...

2014-09-12 12:23:46

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Eastern States Exposition, Connecticut State Police and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) will work cooperatively to encourage firearm owners to securely store their firearms when not in use to help prevent accidents, misuse and theft. Through NSSF's Project ChildSafe program, state police will distribute free gun locks, safety literature and child safety pledges, while supplies last. "Our goal is...

2014-09-11 20:20:22

WASHINGTON, Sept.11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, following a meeting chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal and held in Jeddah, ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and the U.S. Secretary of State issued a communique reaffirming their commitment to combat terrorism. In addition to hailing the formation of the new, inclusive Iraqi government, participants strengthened their resolve in supporting that government's...

2014-09-11 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes adoption by the Greek Parliament of a new law to combat and penalize acts of racism and Holocaust denial. "This legislation is an important step for strengthening Greek society, as the nation confronts extremists who promote hate and untruths, which can be accompanied by intimidation and the threat of violence," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The bill, an initiative of Prime Minister Samaras to update a 1979...

2014-09-10 23:14:00

As Boulder Community Health faces an upcoming hospital move, they did the unthinkable and took on a health challenge by hiring Diane Sieg, Mindfulness Speaker, Coach and Creator of Your Mindful Year. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In the midst of a stressful move approaching, and the day-to-day chaos their healthcare employees face, Boulder Community Health voluntarily takes on yet another obstacle. However, this obstacle is not the usual type. Instead the goal is to turn...

2014-09-10 16:20:36

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announces the first meeting of the National Military Leadership Council, which seeks to strengthen support for military youth and families, on Friday, Sept. 12 7-9:40 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Council builds upon BGCA's long-standing partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces and commitment to military youth and their families, served by 480 BGCA-Affiliated Youth...

2014-09-10 08:26:38

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Country Rebel Clothing Co. is a country clothing and entertainment brand that not only dares to be original and defy all the rules, but is also offering the hottest threads when it comes to affordable country music clothing. This exciting new clothing company is now showcasing all their country apparel at their new online shop CountryRebel.com, where fans can select from a wide range of original country rebel t-shirts. Besides offering...

2014-09-10 04:20:59

ProQuest provides counterpoint to "official" history with works penned by troops ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. To commemorate it, information powerhouse ProQuest has created a free online gallery of 100-year-old magazines written and illustrated -- mostly unofficially and anonymously - by troops serving on the War's fronts, including trenches around the world. Poems, essays, jokes, cartoons and observations are...


Latest War Conflict Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

EE-9 Cascavel
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned. The headquarters for Engesa started in Avenida Liberdade, Sao Paulo but moved to Avenida Das...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

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