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Seabees, Marines Wrap Up Humanitarian Mission in Haiti

A team of 17 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 and five U.S. Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C., wrapped up a five-month humanitarian assistance mission with a final project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Aug. 29.

Army developing new self-propelled howitzer

The U.S. Army is developing a next-generation, 40-ton 155mm Howitzer artillery cannon able to fire precision rounds, accommodate additional armor protections and power more on-board electrical systems.

The M109 Paladin Integrated Management, or PIM, is slated to begin low-rate initial production by 2013, and features a 600-volt on-board power system designed to accommodate emerging networking technologies as they become available.

Gottlieb calls for Holder's resignation

Bellevue’s Gottlieb calls for Holder’s resignation

A Texas senator is calling for personnel dismissals from Attorney General Eric Holder in relation to Operation Fast and Furious, and members of Congress say the investigation should continue, but Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has a more direct perspective.


Article by Dave Workman

SOF Daily Update - 1 September, 2011

In an interview with Greta Van Sustern on Fox News, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) described ousted Acting BATFE Director Ken Melson as a fall guy, and said that blame for Operation Fast and Furious went higher up.

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Pakistan: Indian Forces Kill 3 Pakistani Soldiers in Kashmir

Pakistani army officials say Indian forces fired across the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir early Wednesday, killing three Pakistani soldiers.

Pakistan's army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters Thursday that the shooting was “unprovoked.” He said the soldiers had been moving between posts in the Neelam valley before the gunfire erupted.

Four Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus

Russian authorities say at least four people have been killed in a series of bombings and shootings across the country's restive North Caucasus region.

In Dagestan, an officer with Russia's Federal Security Service was killed Thursday when a bomb blew up his car in the town of Khasavyurt. At least three female family members, who were travelling with him at the time, were wounded in the blast.

Elsewhere, a spokesman for the regional Interior Ministry says a senior police officer was killed in the republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, after unidentified gunmen attacked his car late Wednesday.

Gunmen Kill 7 Shi’ite Muslims in NW Pakistan

Authorities in Pakistan say gunmen have killed seven Shi'ite Muslims in the country's northwest tribal region.

The victims, including several members of a family, were traveling in the Kurram tribal agency Thursday when their vehicle was ambushed.

While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, local officials say they suspect it was a sectarian attack targeting Pakistan's Shi'ite minority.

President Mugabe ZANU-PF Party Expels Deputy Minister

The political party of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has expelled a deputy minister, saying she is guilty of behavior "inconsistent with the party's principles."

The government-owned Herald newspaper said Thursday that Tracy Mutinhiri was expelled from the ZANU-PF party at the recommendation of its national disciplinary committee.

The paper said the dismissal means Mutinhiri could lose her seat in parliament, as well as her position of deputy labor minister in the country's power sharing government.