Afghan Military Faces Surge in Roadside Bombs It had been planted not just to kill ... or improvised explosive devices. "Fighting them face-to-face is not a problem for us; our weakness is mines, we have some weakness countering mines," Jan said. After 12 years of war, roadside bombs are the No ... 10/3/2013 - 7:22 am | View Link
Roadside bombs deliver message to Afghan troops In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Afghan army soldier Ali Raza, 30, uses an x-ray machine during an IED, or improvised explosive device, defusing training exercise in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. After 12 years of war, roadside bombs are the ... 08/26/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks The U.S.-led military coalition ends its mission next year ... 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The Taliban have littered many of the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians instead of security forces. An explosion from ... 06/2/2013 - 3:44 am | View Link
Afghan improvised bombs kill fewer U.S.-led troops WASHINGTON – U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show. Now, less than half of troop ... 06/26/2012 - 7:16 pm | View Link
Afghan Deaths Threaten Support For U.S. Offensive "There were some unfortunate casualties, and we have determined that, yes, we did kill ... another U.S.-led offensive is under way. Farnoudi says it appears to be a trend occurring throughout the country. "There is more IEDs and improvised bombs and ... 04/21/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Captain's Journal » Rules of Engagement Prior Study: Reprimands in Marine Deaths in Ganjgal Engagement. There’s something rotten afoot. Like other U.S. trainers with the Afghan force that day, former Army ... 09/24/2016 - 12:27 am | View Website
Killing Americans and their Allies: Iran’s Continuing War ... Killing Americans and their Allies: Iran’s Continuing War against the United States and the West 09/23/2016 - 12:46 pm | View Website
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Car bomb Car bombs are effective weapons as they are an easy way to transport a large amount of explosives to the intended target. A car bomb also produces copious shrapnel ... 09/22/2016 - 10:41 pm | View Website
Off-the-Shelf Killer Bees: making do with what you got? [1.1] MOHAWK ORIGINS: G-134 / OV-1A * In late 1954, the U.S. Army issued a requirement for a battlefield surveillance and utility aircraft, and in early 1956, the ... 09/22/2016 - 3:32 pm | View Website
Authorities say a major U. S. hedge fund has agreed to pay more than $400 million to settle charges accusing it of using a web of middlemen to pay bribes to African officials.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a $200 million civil settlement on Thursday in the case against Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.
Amnesty International is calling on the U. N. Security Council to take action over reports that the Sudanese government has used chemical weapons in Darfur.
The British-based human rights group released a report Thursday detailing at least 30 chemical attacks they say took place in the Jebel Marra area over the past eight months.
Grain futures were mixed Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Wheat for Dec. lost 4.25 cents at $3.99 a bushel; Dec. corn was unchanged to 3.2925 a bushel; Dec. oats were up 2 cents at $1.76 a bushel; while Nov. soybeans rose 4.75 cents to $9.5025 a bushel.
Beef was lower and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill.
Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U. N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."