Barack Obama to reiterate demand for tougher banking regulation

Barack Obama will mark the first anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers by demanding tighter financial regulation to avoid a repeat of the crisis.Obama will use a 30-minute speech in Wall Street today to reiterate the need for a fundamental shakeup of the banking sector, three months after he announced proposals for reform.White House […]

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians suspected of murdering teenagers

Thousands of mourners have attended the funerals of two Palestinian men suspected of the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers three months ago, an event that triggered a sequence of actions leading to the 50-day war in Gaza.Marwan Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Aisha, 32, were shot dead in a pre-dawn gunfight on Tuesday […]

Range places Coalition Forces on common ground

By Sgt. 1st Class Stacy Niles214th Fires Brigade FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq – Forward Operating Base Delta is home to armies from seven different countries; each has its own policies, procedures and mission. For four days those differences were set aside as the armies came together for one mission — firing weapons.FOB Delta hosted […]

Kidnapper detained in Kabul province

KABUL, Afghanistan – A joint Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Force patrol detained a kidnapper during an operation in Paghman district, Kabul province, yesterday.Multiple intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led the joint patrol to a series of compounds associated with the targeted individual. The force surrounded the compound and then Afghan […]

FBI opens civil rights inquiry into vandalism at Muslim school

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into anti-Muslim graffiti discovered on the Islamic School of Rhode Island over the weekend.School officials say the entrance was tagged with orange graffiti and the Boston division of the FBI has begun looking into the vandalism. One of the scrawls reads “now this is a hate crime”. […]

Soldiers overcome Afghanistan terrain challenges

By Marine Staff Sgt. Luis P. Valdespino Jr.Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan Public AffairsKHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Mentoring Afghan national security forces puts coalition Soldiers everywhere in Afghanistan, which means a lot of wear and tear on their vehicles, but that’s not stopping them.Soldiers recognize that the dirt and rocky roads, mountain sides and random paths […]

William P Clark obituary

William P Clark, who has died aged 81, was the most intimate and the most influential of Ronald Reagan’s staff in his first term in the White House. A rancher, judge, devout Roman Catholic and horseman, he was the very model of a conservative westerner. In California he loved the outdoors and in Washington he […]

Holding our nerve in Afghanistan

With British forces mainly based in Helmand, it is not surprising that most reporting in UK concentrates on that province, and reporting of the recent tragic casualties reflects this. Having returned last month from a year as the deputy commander of the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Kabul, I can give a more Afghanistan-wide […]

Grey Wolf Leadership Academy’ to Open Soon

By Pfc. Ben Fox3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry DivisionBAQUBAH, Iraq – Soldiers worked for days on end, filling sandbags, constructing fighting positions, placing concertina wire and setting up camouflaged netting. Oddly, the position being fortified is not expected to come under attack. Instead, the building is going to be used as a leadership academy […]

Kyrgyz president attacks UK for ‘hosting a guy who robbed us’

The president of Kyrgyzstan has launched a furious tirade against Britain, claiming the UK has undermined democracy by playing host to a fugitive accused by his government of spiriting millions of dollars from the fragile central Asian state.In an interview with the Guardian, Almazbek Atambayev said Britain was “hosting a guy who robbed us”, in […]

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