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April 7 News Brief

U.S. warships launched dozens of Tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syrian airfield in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

U.S. aircraft conducted 20 airstrikes against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorists and infrastrucure in Yemen. The U.S. has targeted AQAP with over 75 air strikes already this year, the most since the campaign began in 2009.

Freedom Watch has filed a complaint with the U.S. House Committee on Ethics against Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat member of the House Intelligence Committee for his alleged efforts to “cover up widespread crimes, multitudes of felonies, of warrantless  surveillance of U.S. citizens.”

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News Brief March 30, 2017

Russian state news agency TASS reports that Pres. Vladimir Putin has ordered the conscription of over 140,000 Russians into military service.

Defense Secretary James Mattis stated in a London press conference that North Korea’s behavior is increasingly reckless and must be stopped. Mattis also expressed concerns over Russian relations, such as growing Russian cooperation with the Taliban in Afghanistan – an association that Russian officials has both publicly admitted and denied.

The UK daily Independent reported that Saudi Arabia has recently deported over 40,000 Pakistanis over security concerns – including links to Islamist groups such as ISIS – and visa violations. Between 2012 and 2015 alone, approximately 250,000 Pakistanis have been deported from Saudi Arabia.

Commentary

Hohman: 13 reasons to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization
Greenfield: The civil war is here

Victory Institute Senior Analyst Casey Martin contributed to this report

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Liberty and Security Roundup

National Security:

Islam/Sharia:

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Liberty and Security Roundup

National Security:

Islam/Sharia:

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Liberty and Security Roundup

National Security:

Islam/Sharia

Law/Constitution:

Victory Institute analyst Casey Martin contributed to this report.

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Military Roundup 25 May 2010

Image of the Day: Run through the jungle

Korea: N.Korea cuts ties with S.Korea, raises war rhetoric

N.Korean leader to army: Prepare for war

Obama tells military to prepare for N.Korean military aggression

UN chief condemns torpedo attack, expects response

Afghanistan: McChrystal calls Marjah a ‘bleeding ulcer’ – apparently the “government in a box” isn’t working as planned

Military to adopt McChrystal’s counterinsurgency standards service-wide

Britain warns it wants to withdraw troops as soon as possible

Poland: First battery of Patriot missiles arrives in Poland

U.S.: White House backs delayed gay ban repeal

1200 guardsmen headed for Mexican border

U.S. authorizes covert operations in Middle East and Africa

Homeland Security delays funding for NYPD dirty bomb detectors

Candidate for S.C. Lt. Governor – and Afghanistan combat veteran – nets major endorsement

Republished with permission of the Victory Institute

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Military Roundup 18 May 2010

Photo of the Day: Leaflet drop over scenic Afghanistan

North Korea: S.Korea finds “decisive evidence” that N.Korean torpedo sunk Cheonan

Afghanistan: Five Americans among 18 killed in Afghan suicide attack

Medic earns nation’s second-highest decoration for valor

Pakistan: Charting the data for US airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 – 2010

Iraq: Security officials concerned that many prisoners released by U.S. are becoming al Qaeda leaders

U.S.: US Intel Agencies Could’ve Stopped the ‘Underwear Bomber,’ New Senate Report Says – Information Fell Through the Cracks and Mistakes Were Made

Appointment of admiral seen as key in 9/11 trial switch

Military History: From Arnold’s Prize to Cunningham’s Diary – from W. Thomas Smith, Jr.’s series at Human Events

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Military Roundup 13 May 2010

Photo of the Day: Mexican soldier stands guard as 46 tons of marijuana are burned

Israel: Retired General warns of preemptive strike on Israel by Hezbollah – Russian submarine flying Iranian flag recently docked in Lebanon, cargo unloaded by men with gas masks

U.S.: Petraeus: U.S. must share more info with allies

13 female sailors earmarked for submarine service

House subcommittee defies Pentagon’s calls to freeze military salaries, votes for 1.9% pay raise – only the first step in legislative process

Government Makes Payments to Mosque It Considers Radical

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Military Roundup 12 May 2010

Photo of the Day: Thunderbirds perform the “Calypso Pass”

Afghanistan / Pakistan: U.S. military could begin awarding troops for “courageous restraint” (not taking action)

Reports of Mullah Omar capture sweep US

Massive drone strike in North Waziristan – at least 24 enemy fighters killed

Gas attack targets third girls’ school in Kunduz – at least 30 school girls poisoned in the attack, which was similar to the one that had been used at Khodeja-ul-Kubra and Fatima-tu-Zahara girls’ schools in Kunduz last month.

NATO has only seven months to take Kandahar from the Taliban

Iraq: Military reconsidering troop withdrawal pace following violence

Lebanon: Hezbollah prepared for war – “Allah willing, you will see the end of Israel”

Somalia: Pirates released by Russia ‘probably died’ according to source

Taiwan: US government isn’t releasing much-needed F-16 fighters to Taiwan – While the threat from China increases, the Obama administration maintains a hold on the fighters. Taiwan’s F-5 fleet is set to retire in 2014, and its Mirage fighters have high maintenance and have chronically low availability rates.

Japan: Cabinet discusses moving US Marine base in Okinawa

U.S.: WWI memorial cross stolen from Mojave National Preserve

After attack, U.S. considering placing Pakistani Taliban on terror list

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Military Roundup 11 May 2010

Photo of the Day: Blue Angels packed like sardines

Afghanistan: Taliban threaten to launch fresh offensive this week

Limits of airstrikes frustrate pilots – ‘Keep fighting [coalition forces] won’t shoot’

Cheonan Incident: Defense official confirms explosive chemical found in wreckage

Iraq: 102 killed in bloodiest day this year

Pirates: Russia forced to released captured pirates

Obama admin seeks to loosen Miranda rules regarding terrorism cases

Defense undersecretary asks Congress to hold back pay increases for U.S. military

Former Army Captain accused of stolen valor

U.S. troops march in Russia’s Red Square

Soldier again recommended for Medal of Honor

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