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FRC to Join Capitol Hill News Conference Urging Restoration of Religious Freedom in the Military

On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, Family Research Council (FRC), a coalition of groups concerned about religious liberty, and Members of Congress, will participate in a Capitol Hill news conference urging support for Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) military religious freedom amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment protects the right of service members to not only hold religious beliefs but to act on them and speak about them. The House Armed Services Committee adopted the amendment last month to address growing religious hostility within the military. Rep.


Admits Misleading Answer to Wyden
By Harold Hutchison

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, admitted and apologized for giving a misleading answer to Senator Ron Wyden in March.

“My response was clearly erroneous — for which I apologize,” Clapper wrote in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “While my staff acknowledged the error to Senator Wyden’s staff soon after the hearing, I can now openly correct it because the existence of the metadata collection program has been declassified,” the letter went on to state.


Vets Must Deal With 18 Agencies
By Harold Hutchison

A study by the American Action Forum has revealed that veterans have to fill out as many as 613 forms – across 18 federal agencies – in order to get all the benefits they are entitled to. The study comes on the eve of the 4th of July holiday.

According to a report by Fox News, the AAF’s report outlines just what America’s veterans are up against after they conclude their service. “Navigating 18 agencies and more than 600 forms has produced absurd results and unnecessary delays,” the organization was quoted by the Fox News report.


Numerous Countries Refuse Asylum
By Harold Hutchison

Self-proclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden has been refused asylum by at least eight countries. This comes after news of at least 21 applications have been made for protection as Snowden faces legal charges stemming from his disclosure of classified documents pertaining to NSA surveillance programs.

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James Cartwright Target of Leak Probe
By Harold Hutchison

A former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation in an FBI probe surrounding leaks of a cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear program. The leaks revealed details of the Stuxnet virus that disabled 1,000 centrifuges.

According to FoxNews.com, James Cartwright, an ex-Marine general, has been declared a target of the investigation into how the New York Times got the information. The Iranian nuclear program has been a major security concern in the Persian Gulf region.


Did ChiComs and Russians Get Snowden’s Data?
By Harold Hutchison

The National Security Agency is trying to assess the level of damage done by the leaks by self-proclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden. One of the biggest questions is whether Snowden compromised new American nuclear plans.


Hagel Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Couples After Ruling
By Harold Hutchison

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that the Department of Defense will be extending benefits to same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling throwing out Section3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.


40,000 Affected As Result of Cyber-Attacks
By Harold Hutchison

Over 40,000 troops have had their personal data posted online by hackers. The data was posted a day after cyberattacks targeted media and government websites in Seoul, South Korea.

The attack occurred on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The commander of U.S. forces testified last year that the North Koreans had special units of hackers that had been carrying out cyberattacks.


Obama Proposes Massive Slash in Force
By Harold Hutchison

A dozen brigade combat teams will be cut by the Obama Administration as part of a proposal to take the active-duty Army down to 490,000 troops by 2017. The cuts will take the Army down from 45 active brigade combat teams to 33.

This is just the latest in what has been over four years of cuts, including the halt of F-22 production at 187 airframes, and cancellation of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Is the Obama Administration setting out to make America weaker?


Does New Missile Violate INF Treaty?
By Harold Hutchison

Russia is denying claims that its new ballistic missile violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty. The treaty bans Russia and the United States from any ground-launched missile that has a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.

Interment and Service Info - CPT (Ret) James P. Monaghan

Interment and Service Info - CPT (Ret) James P. Monaghan, SOA #27-GL // SFA #D-506

Location: Memorial Chapel, Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Date: Friday, 09 August 2013
Time: 12:45 PM

• You will need vehicle transportation not only from the service start point but throughout the entire service.
• Please arrive 30 mins. ahead of time with your vehicles.
• For Chapel Service, you must enter Ft. Meyer. Instructions can be found at http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/docs/AccessControl_ANC_JBM.pdf

GOP Donors "sitting out", Navy SEAL needs help

Just days before Tuesday's vote
in Massachusetts, GOP "sitting out" Senate race, Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez
needs the grassroots support to upset liberal Congressman


Indictment Under Espionage Act
By Harold Hutchison

Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed whistleblower who admitted handing over classified documents to London Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald has been charged with espionage. The charges, in a sealed indictment, now up the stakes in the growing controversy over the NSA's surveillance programs.

Snowden fled to Hong Kong after smuggling the documents out on a thumb drive. Snowden revealed himself as the leaker on 9 June in a video posted on the London Guardian's web site.