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us: iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington — the white house says iran has conducted a ballistic missile test and the u.s. is studying the details.press secretary sean spicer says he does not yet know the "exact nature" of the test and expects to have more information later.iran is the subject of united nations security council resolutions prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.






u.s.: iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington (ap) — the white house says iran has conducted a ballistic missile test and the u.s. is studying the details.press secretary sean spicer says he does not yet know the “exact nature” of the test and expects to have more information later.iran is the subject of united nations security council resolutions prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.






iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test


tehran, iran — iran's foreign minister has refused to confirm that the country conducted a missile test, saying iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal between his country and world powers.the white house said monday it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test. iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.during a joint news conference tuesday with visiting french counterpart jean-marc ayrault, foreign minister mohammad javad zarif was asked if iran had conducted a recent missile test."the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal. as all signatories to the nuclear deal have announced, the missile issue is not a part of nuclear deal," he said.iran's






iran refute to confirm conducting missile test


tehran, iran — iran's foreign minister is refusing to confirm that the country conducted a missile test, saying iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between his country and world powers.the white house said monday it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test. iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.speaking to a joint news conference tuesday with visiting french counterpart jean-marc ayrault, zarif said: "the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal."his remarks e after being asked if iran has conducted a missile test recently.zarif reiterated iran's traditional stance, saying the country's missiles are "not designed for the capabil






iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s foreign minister has refused to confirm that the country conducted a missile test, saying iran’s missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal between his country and world powers.the white house said monday it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test. iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.during a joint news conference tuesday with visiting french counterpart jean-marc ayrault, foreign minister mohammad javad zarif was asked if iran had conducted a recent missile test.“the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal. as all signatories to the nuclear deal have announced, the missile issue is not a part of nuclear deal,” he said.m






is iran preparing for war?


the iranian government launched a medium-range ballistic missile that traveled nearly 600 miles before detonating sunday, fox news reported monday morning, citing unnamed u.s. officials. abc news later confirmed a test occurred in a tweet, noting the missile flew over iranian territory before exploding. if true, the missile test would likely be in direct violation with…






iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test


tehran, iran — iran's foreign minister on tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.the white house said on monday that it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test.during a joint news conference with visiting french counterpart jean-marc ayrault on tuesday, foreign minister mohammad javad zarif was asked if iran had conducted a recent missile test."the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal. as all signatories to the nuclear deal have announced, the missile issue is not a part of" the deal, he said.iran's missiles, he added are, "not designed for the capability of carrying a nuclear warhead ... our ballistic missile was designed to carry






us: iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington — the white house said monday it is studying details of an iranian ballistic missile test.press secretary sean spicer said he did not know the "exact nature" of the test and expected to have more information later.a defense official said the missile test ended with a "failed" re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. the official had no other details, including the type of missile. the official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead. as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, the u.n. ban was prolonged by eight years, although iran has flaunted the restriction.state department spokesman mark toner said the u.s.






us says world should be 'alarmed' at new iran missile launch


united nations — u.s. amb ador nikki haley says the world should be "alarmed" at the latest iranian ballistic missile test and the u.n. security council should take action.haley said tuesday that iran is "being naive" by thinking the u.s. and others accept its contention that it has no intention of attacking any country.haley said: "i will tell the people across the world that is something we should be alarmed about. the united states is not naive. we are not going to stand by. you will see us call them out as we said we would, and you're also gonna see us act accordingly."haley said the missile iran launched sunday can deliver a nuclear weapon.the council referred the matter to its committee on iran and asked for an investigation.






iran says ballistic missile test wouldn't violate nuclear deal after us claim


tehran, iran -- iran’s foreign minister has refused to confirm that the country conducted a missile test, saying iran’s missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal between his country and world powers.the white house said monday it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test. iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.u.s. officials have told cbs news national security correspondent david martin that iran tested a missile on sunday that flew 550 nautical miles and then exploded. on u.s. request, the united nations security council has scheduled “urgent consultations” for tuesday afternoon on the purported missile test.during a joint news conference tuesday with vis






kim jong un may order mid-range missile launch


north korea’s kim jong un will most likely order the launch of a musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile (irbm) instead of a long-range one, south korean military officials said monday. the news comes hours after u.s. president donald trump and south korean acting president hwang kyo-ahn vowed to strengthen their defenses to combat north korea’s nuclear threat.…






u.s. says iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington -- the white house said on monday it is studying details of an iranian ballistic missile test. press secretary sean spicer said he did not know the “exact nature” of the test and expected to have more information later. playvideocbsnsean spicer details trump border wall executive order white house press secretary sean spicer said president trump will sign an executive order wednesday paving the way for the construction of a wall... a defense official said later that the missile test ended with a “failed” re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. the official had no other details, including the type of missile. the official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity. iran is the subject of a united nations security council resolution prohibiting test






u.s. says iran has tested a ballistic missile


washington -- the white house said on monday it is studying details of an iranian ballistic missile test. press secretary sean spicer said he did not know the “exact nature” of the test and expected to have more information later. playvideocbsnsean spicer details trump border wall executive order white house press secretary sean spicer said president trump will sign an executive order wednesday paving the way for the construction of a wall... cbs news national security correspondent david martin reports that iran tested a missile on sunday that flew 550 nautical miles and then exploded. a defense official said that the missile test ended with a “failed” re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. the official, speaking to the ociated press, had no other details, including the type of missile. th






iran: missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal


iran's missile tests do not involve rockets with nuclear warheads and are not part of a historic deal signed two years ago by world powers, according to the country's foreign minister.javad zarif affirmed his position on tuesday, a day after white house spokesman sean spicer said the us was "aware that iran fired a missile" and "looking into the exact nature of it".addressing reporters alongside his visiting french counterpart, jean-marc ayrault, zarif said: "the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal."reiterating iran's traditional stance, zarif said his country's missiles are "not designed for the capability of carrying a nuclear warhead".iran is only using ballistic missiles to defend itself, he added. read more: report warns trump against s ping iran nuclear deal a white house o






iran: missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal


iran's missile tests do not involve rockets with nuclear warheads and are not part of a historic deal signed two years ago by world powers, according to the country's foreign minister.javad zarif affirmed his position on tuesday, a day after white house spokesman sean spicer said the united states was "aware that iran fired a missile" and was "looking into the exact nature of it".addressing reporters alongside his visiting french counterpart, jean-marc ayrault, zarif said: "the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal."reiterating iran's traditional stance, zarif said that his country's missiles are "not designed for the capability of carrying a nuclear warhead".iran is only using ballistic missiles to defend itself, he added. read more: report warns trump against s ping iran nuclear






iran: missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal


iran's missile tests do not involve rockets with nuclear warheads and are not part of a historic deal signed two years ago by world powers, according to the country's foreign minister.javad zarif affirmed his position on tuesday, a day after white house spokesman sean spicer said the united states was "aware that iran fired a missile" and was "looking into the exact nature of it".addressing reporters alongside his visiting french counterpart, jean-marc ayrault, zarif said: "the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal."reiterating iran's traditional stance, zarif said that his country's missiles are "not designed for the capability of carrying a nuclear warhead".iran is only using ballistic missiles to defend itself, he added. read more: report warns trump against s ping iran nuclear






iran: missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal


iran's missile tests do not involve rockets with nuclear warheads and are not part of a historic deal signed two years ago by world powers, according to the country's foreign minister.javad zarif affirmed his position on tuesday, a day after white house spokesman sean spicer said the united states was "aware that iran fired a missile" and was "looking into the exact nature of it".addressing reporters alongside his visiting french counterpart, jean-marc ayrault, zarif said: "the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal."reiterating iran's traditional stance, zarif said that his country's missiles are "not designed for the capability of carrying a nuclear warhead".iran is only using ballistic missiles to defend itself, he added. read more: report warns trump against s ping iran nuclear






iranian official denies ballistic missile test. warns america against ‘political


share thistagsanti israelbenjamin netanyahufox newsfox news channeliraniran dealiranian nuclear programiranian nuclear scientistsiranian warisraelisraelimissile launchobama iran dealpresident trumpprime minister benjamin netanyahusupport for israelwashingtonthe white house said on monday that there was an iranian ballistic missile test which iran’s foreign minister on tuesday refused to confirm. the iranian missile program is not part of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.p o/tijl vercaemerduring a joint news conference with visiting french counterpart jean-marc ayrault on tuesday, foreign minister mohammad javad zarif was asked if iran had conducted a recent missile test.“the missile issue is not part of the nuclear deal. as all signatories to the nuclear deal have announced, the mis






iran tests first ballistic missile since trump took office


captionteachers call for rejection of trumps education secretary nomineeeric heins, president of the california teachers n., is backed by hundreds of union members at a rally in downtown los angeles on urday where he called for the rejection of betsy devos.eric heins, president of the california teachers n., is backed by hundreds of union members at a rally in downtown los angeles on urday where he called for the rejection of betsy devos.






iran missile launch detected, a possible violation of u.n. resolution


washington—iran staged a missile test launch, u.s. officials said monday, posing a possible violation of united nations security council resolutions and an early challenge to the trump administration’s paign pledge to confront tehran.u.s. defense officials, who confirmed the test, declined to identify its specific date, location or range. but israel’s government and u.s. senators demanded monday that the u.n. impose new financial...






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief's asia trip


tokyo — north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis' first foray abroad.when mattis calls on south korea and japan from wednesday he will be visiting washington's two staunchest allies in asia. both host tens of thousands of american troops and both will be looking for re urances the new administration in the u.s. is not going to drop the ball on north korea.north korea, racing ever closer to having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the u.s. mainland, is without doubt already one of the biggest security challenges on new president donald trump's plate. lately, pyongyang has been taking a wait-and-see stance toward washington, hoping trump might be willing to roll back america's "hostile policies."don't expect that to last long.i






4 reasons n. korea looms over us defense chief’s asia trip


tokyo (ap) — north korea will be casting a dark — and nuclear — shadow over u.s. defense secretary jim mattis’ first foray abroad.when mattis calls on south korea and japan from wednesday he will be visiting washington’s two staunchest allies in asia. both host tens of thousands of american troops and both will be looking for re urances the new administration in the u.s. is not going to drop the ball on north korea.north korea, racing ever closer to having a nuclear-tipped missile that could strike the u.s. mainland, is without doubt already one of the biggest security challenges on new president donald trump’s plate. lately, pyongyang has been taking a wait-and-see stance toward washington, hoping trump might be willing to roll back america’s “hostile policies.”don’t expect that to last l






security council to hold urgent meeting after iran carries out ballistic missile


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north korea at the top of the agenda as defense secretary mattis heads to seoul


seoul – plans to deploy an american anti-missile battery to south korea and the growing north korean threat will be at the top of james mattis' agenda this week when the new defense secretary visits south korea and japan on his first foreign trip.mattis, a retired marine corps general nicknamed "mad dog," will meet with han min-koo, the south korean defense minister, in seoul on thursday before heading to tokyo. han is expected to reiterate south korea's commitment to hosting the terminal high altitude area defense system, or thaad.but with china exacting economic revenge on south korea over its decision to host the missile battery and the south korean government in crisis, some in seoul now have jitters about the plan.moon jae-in, the progressive candidate currently running at the top of






the nuclear bunkers designed for luxury living


survival condo founder larry hall has designed bunkers for his wealthy clients to use to protect themselves in the event of a natural disaster or nuclear wars.rather than being utilitarian, the spaces which are buried deep underground in an abandoned missile launch base in kansas in the us, include a swimming pool and a cinema."we took a weapon of m destruction and turned it into the complete opposite," says mr hall. he says in some cases the spaces have now become second homes for its clients who make regular use of them for weekends or longer breaks.






navy cruiser runs aground, gushes oil into tokyo bay


a navy probe into an accident involving the guided-missile cruiser antietam continued on tuesday, a day after the warship ran aground and gushed oil into tokyo bay.the ticonderoga-cl vessel experienced an “engineering incident” while anchored near fleet activities yo uka around 8:56 a.m. on monday, according to a statement issued tuesday morning by the u.s. pacific fleet headquarters in hawaii.officials caution that initial reports suggesting high winds drove the ship toward a shoal and that the crew failed to notice the anchor dragging in its wake might be incorrect and that the investigation is still in its early stages.what is know is that the antietam attempted to get underway early monday and one or both of its propellers struck bottom, sending tremors throughout the warship and cutti






trump announces f-35 fighter deal


apparently ending an ongoing feud with lockheed martin, president donald trump told white house reporters on monday that the defense contractor will shave $600 million off the cost of the controversial f-35 lightning ii joint strike fighter program."i appreciate lockheed martin for being so responsive," he said.irked by long delays and cost overruns in the $1.5 trillion program,  trump had sparred with lockheed martin executives on the social media platform twitter and in private meetings before and after he took the oath of office.trump had threatened to shift purchases to rival contractor boeing, which makes the non-stealthy and less technologically a nced f e/f super hornet, and on friday the pentagon announced that it was exploring ways to trim costs.the pentagon memo and the meetings






trump announces fighter deal - the san diego union-tribune


apparently ending an ongoing feud with lockheed martin, president donald trump told white house reporters on monday that the defense contractor will shave $600 million off the cost of the controversial f-35 lightning ii joint strike fighter program."i appreciate lockheed martin for being so responsive," he said.irked by long delays and cost overruns in the $1.5 trillion program,  trump had sparred with lockheed martin executives on the social media platform twitter and in private meetings before and after he took the oath of office.trump had threatened to shift purchases to rival contractor boeing, which makes the non-stealthy and less technologically a nced f e/f super hornet, and on friday the pentagon announced that it was exploring ways to trim costs.the pentagon memo and the meetings






seal killed in yemen raid: why they were there


a navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed sunday during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen.the fallen serviceman’s name has not yet been released, but several news outlets and sources in the seal community have confirmed his identity as a seal.three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be destroyed after the aircraft suffered a “hard landing” and couldn’t fly. another u.s. service member was injured in that crash.welcome to the intel, a blog examining the military news of the daythe attack in central yemen has been described as an effort to target the al-dhahab family, who is considered an al qaeda ally.three members of that family — abdul-r






seal killed in yemen raid: why they were there


a navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed sunday during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen.the fallen serviceman’s name has not yet been released, but several news outlets and sources in the seal community have confirmed his identity as a seal.three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be destroyed after the aircraft suffered a “hard landing” and couldn’t fly. another u.s. service member was injured in that crash.welcome to the intel, a blog examining the military news of the daythe attack in central yemen has been described as an effort to target the al-dhahab family, who is considered an al qaeda ally.three members of that family — abdul-r






luxury nuclear bunkers in kansas / boing boing


larry hall is developing luxury nuclear bunkers underground at an old nuclear missile site in kansas. hall says the survival condos, starting at $1.5 million, are "nuclear-hardened bunkers that are engineered… to accommodate not just your physical protection but your mental wellbeing as well." from news: mr hall says he has spent millions on providing the complex with every possible feature to keep residents safe both now and for an indefinite period, should a catastrophic event occur. these include air and water filtration systems, a range of energy sources (including wind power), and the capacity to grow plants and breed fish for food supplies. armed guards patrol the entrance. there are many other features too, such as a cinema, swimming pool, surgery, golf range, and even a rock climb






ona releases new style bags and accessories for mirrorless users: digital p og h


premium era bag brand ona has announced a set of new small bags and a wrist st that are aimed at compact system era users. the bond street is an upright bag designed to hold a single body and a couple of lenses, or three or four lenses while the era is in use or on a st . the bag has a large flap-over cover which is secured with a locking clasp, while the padded interior comes with a single adjustable divider. ona offers the bond street in black or ‘antique cognac’ leather, or in a ‘smoke’ grey waxed canvas.a second bag, called the beacon, is shaped more like a tripod case, but features a pair of zip-up compartments for lenses, accessories or small eras. three dividers allow the bag to be converted from a single compartment to four, so a small tripod can be accommodated or four csc-style l






vets to trump: don't leave iraqi battlefield brothers behind


veterans, several congressmen and even defense secretary jim mattis are concerned about the impact of new immigration policy on the fate of iraqis who worked beside u.s. troops in the battlefield.mattis, a former battlefield commander in the post-9/11 wars, is embling a list of iraqis who should be exempt from president donald trump’s freeze on immigration from seven mostly muslim countries, including iraq.on monday, the pentagon told reporters:“even people that are doing seemingly benign things in support of us — whether as a linguist, a driver, anything else — they often do that at great personal risk,” spokesman capt. jeff davis said. “so people who take these risks are really making a tangible signal of support to the united states, and that’s something that will, and should be, recogn






trump signs orders to limit refugees, review military readiness


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






trump signs order to limit refugees, review miliary readiness


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






confusion and consternation at home and abroad over trump's order restricting re


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






judges block parts of trump's order restricting refugees, banning some visitors


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






judges block parts of trump's order restricting refugees, banning some visitors


the trump administration has instructed the pentagon to carry out a top-to-bottom review of the nation’s military, and draw up a list of plans to upgrade equipment, improve training, and address current and future threats with an increased budget. the executive action, signed friday during president trump’s first visit to the pentagon, follows through on a paign pledge to build up the military, which trump says was ignored under the obama administration. “i’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,”  he said in a brief address to a crowd made up of civilians and uniformed service members. “our military strength will be qu






update: navy seal killed in yemen was william 'ryan' owens, 36


a navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed sunday during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen.the fallen sailor is chief special warfare operator william "ryan" owens, 36, of peoria, illinois.three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be destroyed after the aircraft suffered a “hard landing” and couldn’t fly. another u.s. service member was injured in that crash.welcome to the intel, a blog examining the military news of the daythe attack in central yemen has been described as an effort to target the al-dhahab family, who is considered an al qaeda ally.three members of that family — abdul-raouf al-dhahab, sultan al-dhahab, and seif al-nims — we






2 scary acronyms in a military town: brac and rif


two acronyms have popped up in the news that are scary for a military town like san diego: brac and rif.two heavy-hitter congressmen say they want to put base closures back on the table.adam smith, a washington state democrat on the house armed services committee, said he’ll introduce a bill to give the pentagon the authority to conduct another round of base realignment and closure discussions, known as brac, in 2019."we should not be wasting hard-earned taxpayer money to maintain excess infrastructure that dod has determined it does not need," smith said in a statement. "it is time to do what's right for defense and move forward with this process."arizona sen. john mccain, the republican who chairs the senate armed services committee, apparently agrees."we need to talk about it, i think i






mikhail gorbachev is worried about a world war; he hopes trump and putin can sto


the last time mikhail gorbachev made american news, the former soviet dictator sounded upbeat.of the incoming president trump, he told the ociated press in december: "he has little political experience, but, maybe it's good."of his successor, autocratic russian president vladmir putin: "he is a strong person," the 85-year-old gorbachev said."together, they could lead the world" to peace, he told the reporter, and sang a song after the interview.putin and trump both have called for stronger nuclear weapons in their countries since then. now gorbachev is back in the press - warning of possible global war."the world today is overwhelmed with problems," he wrote in the first line of his essay. "policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss."he listed some problems: "the militarization of poli






vets to trump: don't leave iraqi battlefield brothers behind


veterans, several congressmen and even defense secretary jim mattis are concerned about the impact of new immigration policy on the fate of iraqis who worked beside u.s. troops in the battlefield.mattis, a former battlefield commander in the post-9/11 wars, is embling a list of iraqis who should be exempt from president donald trump’s freeze on immigration from seven mostly muslim countries, including iraq.on monday, the pentagon told reporters:“even people that are doing seemingly benign things in support of us — whether as a linguist, a driver, anything else — they often do that at great personal risk,” spokesman capt. jeff davis said. “so people who take these risks are really making a tangible signal of support to the united states, and that’s something that will, and should be, recogn






vets to trump: don't leave iraqi battlefield brothers behind


veterans, several congressmen and even defense secretary jim mattis are concerned about the impact of new immigration policy on the fate of iraqis who worked beside u.s. troops in the battlefield.mattis, a former battlefield commander in the post-9/11 wars, is embling a list of iraqis who should be exempt from president donald trump’s freeze on immigration from seven mostly muslim countries, including iraq.on monday, the pentagon told reporters:“even people that are doing seemingly benign things in support of us — whether as a linguist, a driver, anything else — they often do that at great personal risk,” spokesman capt. jeff davis said. “so people who take these risks are really making a tangible signal of support to the united states, and that’s something that will, and should be, recogn






update: navy seal killed in yemen was william 'ryan' owens, 36


a decorated navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen.the fallen sailor is chief special warfare operator william "ryan" owens, 36, of peoria, illinois.owens was twice awarded the bronze star medal with v for valor in combat.chief petty officer william 'ryan' owenscourtesy p o from navychief petty officer william 'ryan' owenschief petty officer william 'ryan' owens (courtesy p o from navy)he was stationed at a coronado-based seal team from 2003 to 2007 before transferring to the east coast. owens did his initial seal training in coronado from 2001 to 2002.three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be d






skooba laptop weekender travel bag


i go somewhere on a plane at least twice a month. for over ten years i’ve used a briggs & riley roller carry-on, and i’ve been fairly happy with it. it’s heavy for its small size and the zipper pulls all broke off (i made replacements from binder clips and sugru) so i’ve been keeping my eye out for a replacement. after hearing great things about the accessibility and capacity of the skooba weekender duffle, i decided to give it a try. it turned out the be the most convenient carry-on i’ve ever used.report this admeasuring 18″l x 12″h x 11″d this boxy duffle features a capacious central container that holds a week’s worth of clothing plus my large toiletries case. the exterior is micro-ballistic nylon. around the four sides of the main storage container are zipper pockets. one is a rein






update: navy seal killed in yemen was william 'ryan' owens, 36


a decorated navy seal from the virginia-based elite unit known as seal team 6 was killed during an unusual nighttime raid that put u.s. troops on the ground against al qaeda leaders in the middle of war-torn yemen.the fallen sailor is chief special warfare operator william "ryan" owens, 36, of peoria, illinois.owens was twice awarded the bronze star medal with v for valor in combat.chief petty officer william 'ryan' owenscourtesy p o from navychief petty officer william 'ryan' owenschief petty officer william 'ryan' owens (courtesy p o from navy)he was stationed at a coronado-based seal team from 2003 to 2007 before transferring to the east coast. owens did his initial seal training in coronado from 2001 to 2002.three other americans were wounded in the raid and an mv-22 osprey had to be d






mikhail gorbachev is worried about world war — and he’s putting his faith in tru


the last time mikhail gorbachev made american news, the former soviet dictator sounded upbeat.of the incoming president trump, he told the ociated press in december: “he has little political experience, but, maybe it’s good.”of his successor, autocratic russian president vladmir putin: “he is a strong person,” the 85-year-old gorbachev said.“together, they could lead the world” to peace, he told the reporter, and sang a song after the interview.putin and trump both have called for stronger nuclear weapons in their countries since then. now gorbachev is back in the press – warning of possible global war.“the world today is overwhelmed with problems,” he wrote in the first line of his essay. “policymakers seem to be confused and at a loss.”he listed some problems: “the militarization of poli






yemen al-qaeda: us commandos raid stronghold


image copyrightafpimage caption drone attacks on al-qaeda targets in yemen were stepped up under president obama the us has carried out a commando raid on an al-qaeda stronghold in central yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. one us soldier died and three were injured. several apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-baida province. three al-qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in yakla district. earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.us drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-qaeda in yemen.local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed. a provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque. leading al-qaeda figure abdul raouf al-dhahab






yemen al-qaeda: us commandos raid stronghold


image copyrightafpimage caption drone attacks on al-qaeda targets in yemen were stepped up under president obama the us has carried out a commando raid on an al-qaeda stronghold in central yemen, killing 14 militants, the military says. one us soldier died and three were injured. several apache helicopters were reported to have taken part in the operation in al-baida province. three al-qaeda leaders were among those killed in a battle lasting 45 minutes in a village in yakla district. earlier reports suggested a higher death toll.us drones have carried out periodic attacks on al-qaeda in yemen.local sources earlier said 41 militants and 16 civilians were killed. a provincial official said the helicopters targeted a hospital, school and mosque. leading al-qaeda figure abdul raouf al-dhahab






u.s. defense secretary orders review of f-35 joint strike fighter program


taming two of president donald trump’s pet peeves in one move, the pentagon has ordered military leaders to find ways to drive down the costs of both the maligned joint strike fighter and proposed replacement jetliners for the air force one program.announced friday but issued on thursday by new secretary of defense james mattis, the pair of memorandums instructs the armed forces to reopen reviews into lockheed martin’s $1.5 trillion lightning ii strike fighter and boeing’s $3.7 billion replacement plan for the two jets used to ferry the president around the world.in a stream of tweets and in closed meetings with lockheed martin and boeing executives, trump has squabbled over the proposed costs for both procurement programs, but the project that remains most important to america’s defense n