Military & Veterans

Navy SEAL killed in attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was working on an intelligence mission to round-up dangerous weapons in Libya

September 13, 2012

“He personally went into the field to track down so-called MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them.”

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Report: U.S. Ambassador to Egypt did not permit Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt to carry live ammo

September 13, 2012

“U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Time magazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior U.S. officials late Wednesday declined to discuss in detail the security at either Cairo or Benghazi, so answers may be slow in coming.””

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United States deploys “elite group” of Marines to Tripoli, Libya

September 12, 2012

“Officials were investigating whether the rampage was a backlash to an anti-Islamic video with ties to Coptic Christians or a plot to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.”

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Officials: U.S. Navy now deploying two Navy Destroyer Warships off the coast of Libya

September 12, 2012

“The destroyers are the USS Laboon and the USS McFaul. Both ships are equipped with tomahawk missiles that could be used if a strike was ordered. Tomahawks are satellite-guided cruise missiles.”

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Afghan Taliban using fake Facebook accounts to get information from and about enemy Soldiers

September 10, 2012

“The review warns troops to beware of “fake profiles – media personnel and enemies create fake profiles to gather information. For example, the Taliban have used pictures of attractive women as the front of their Facebook profiles and have befriended soldiers.”"

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Book ‘No Easy Day’: Navy SEALs didn’t want to help re-elect President Obama

September 2, 2012

T”he worst it has to say about President Obama is that none of the fighters who caught bin Laden wanted to help re-elect him, and that he never followed through on a promise to invite them to the White House for a beer.”

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NATO puts the training of Afghan Police and Special Operations Forces on hold for at least a month

September 2, 2012

“The move comes as NATO officials struggle to stem the tide of attacks on NATO forces by their Afghan colleagues.”

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U.S. scales-back its joint military exercise with Israel expected to occur in October

September 1, 2012

“Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel.”

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Report: Ex-Marine Shooter tweeted about killing his co-workers in 2009

September 1, 2012

“Unhappy with his life as a Marine stationed in California, Terence Tyler posed a question three years ago on Twitter: “is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers?”"

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In addition to the Navy SEAL Author, the Pentagon may also go after the book’s Publishers

September 1, 2012

“The lawyer said the letter illustrated that the Department of Defence’s legal strategy included the possibility of action against publishers Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA).”

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On the two-year anniversary of the end of the Iraq War, President Obama renews his pledge to aid Veterans

September 1, 2012

“The president taped the remarks at Fort Bliss, Texas, which he visited Friday to commemorate the second anniversary of the end of major combat operations in Iraq.”

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Lawyer: Navy SEAL Author did not violate non-disclosure agreements

August 31, 2012

“On Thursday, the Defense Department’s General Counsel sent a letter to the pseudonym “Mark Owen” notifying him the Pentagon was considering taking legal action against him because he was in “material breach” of non-disclosure agreements about the release of classified information.”

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Navy SEAL Author dismisses the Pentagon’s Threat of Legal Action against his book “No Easy Day”

August 31, 2012

“Last night, the Defense Department’s top attorney wrote a letter to Bissonnette threatening to use “all remedies legally available” against him for the publication of No Easy Day, his firsthand account of the mission to kill bin Laden in Pakistan.”

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Report: President Obama electronically-signed form letters and sent them to families of fallen Navy SEALs

August 30, 2012

“After the deadliest single loss of US forces in Afghanistan, Barack Obama sent out form letters to the parents.”

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Retired Navy SEAL to 60 Minutes: The Book is for Honor, not Politics

August 30, 2012

“The former SEAL Team 6 member, who uses the pseudonym Mark Owen, will appear in his first interview on 60 Minutes, Sunday Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.”

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