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AMERICA’S SURFACE NAVY: Great Ships, But Are There Enough?

While carriers have gotten much of the glamour among the ships in service with the United States Navy, they are only part of a strike group. Often, these groups will consist of a carrier and four escorts. Many of these escorts pack a powerful punch in and of themselves.

US Audit Finds Afghanistan Incapable of Sustaining Security

A U.S. government audit warns that Afghanistan will likely be incapable of sustaining its security forces beyond the 2014 pullout of international troops due to incompetence.

The report contains the latest in a series of warnings by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction about the country's ability to run itself when U.S. and NATO troops leave in 2014.

Coast Guard Rescues 14, Searches for 2 from HMS Bounty

Video by U.S. Coast Guard District 5

National Guard Assists Governors of States in Sandy’s Path

National Guard members are at work in seven states as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at the East Coast.

As of 8 p.m. yesterday, about 1,500 National Guard forces were on state active duty supporting the governors of New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland.

These forces are helping local first responders and the Federal Emergency Management Agency with tasks such as assistance at evacuation shelters, route clearance, search and rescue and delivery of essential equipment and supplies, officials said.

Report: US Expanding Anti-Terror Operations in Djibouti

A Washington newspaper reports the United States has sharply escalated its counter-terrorism operations at a military base in the East African nation of Djibouti.

The Washington Post says unmanned drones on missions over Somalia and Yemen take off or land at the base an average of 16 times per day.

It says about 300 personnel plan raids and coordinate the flights from inside a high-security compound at the base, Camp Lemmonier.

The U.S. was previously known to operate drones from airports in Ethiopia and the Seychelles islands, in addition to Djibouti.

ISAF condemns bombing at Faryab Mosque

The International Security Assistance Force condemns with grave conviction the suicide attack carried out this morning at the Eid Gah Mosque in Maimana, Faryab province. Dozens were killed or injured in the explosion as they left the mosque after the opening prayers of the holy observation of Eid al-Adha.

Remains of two Airmen lost in 1969 identified, honored

The remains of two Airmen who died when their F-4D Phantom II was shot over Laos in 1969 were returned and honored at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors Oct. 19.

Col. Wendell Keller, of Fargo, N.D., and Capt. Virgil K. Meroney III, of Fayetteville, Ark., were killed when their aircraft was hit by enemy fire March 1, 1969, and went down while carrying out a nighttime strike mission in the Khammouan province, Laos.

Their remains were buried in a single casket representing the crew.


"Its very simple. If Obama wins he will appoint two and maybe three Justices to the Supreme Court.

SAF beating local gun laws without lawsuits

SAF winning firearms freedom without lawsuits

The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has launched a unique pilot project in Washington and Virginia that advances its legal agenda without actually filing any lawsuits, and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb told this column that he is looking to take this campaign nationwide in 2013.


Article by Dave Workman