WASHINGTON — A U.S. commando’s curt message to superiors signaled the end had come for the world’s most wanted terrorist: “Geronimo EKIA,” meaning enemy killed in action.
Our friends over at Soldier Systems Daily got some gouge on good authority that terror mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed with a novel new weapon that’s only been talked about in the shadows of special ops and the advanced carbine world.
House Proposal Gives Troops 1.6 Percent Pay Hike
WASHINGTON — Troops would receive a 1.6 percent pay raise in January and Tricare fees for veterans would be held steady under a defense budget plan released by House lawmakers on Tuesday.
For Bravo Company at Combat Outpost Charkh in Afghanistan, the insurgent attacks have become like clockwork.
“They attack right at nightfall, 15 minutes before dark,” says Sgt. Jonathan Ray, sitting in the dirt on a rooftop bunker in the middle of the bazaar in Charkh village. “Got so bad that my soldiers would have alarms set. Somebody’s alarm would go off, and we’d just move over to the walls and wait for it.”
The last time al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was on center stage was almost 30 years ago, when the international media captured his rants from a cage at the back of an Egyptian courtroom. The cameras caught him shouting about the torture he and other prisoners suffered at the hands of Egyptian jailers. And he started the group chanting, “We are Muslims. We are Muslims.”
The White House chief of counterterrorism said Tuesday that the U.S. is debating whether to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s lifeless body and expressed concern over how the al-Qaida leader was able to remain hidden so close to the Pakistani capital for so long.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 2, 2011) — Representatives from the families of two Soldiers — Pfc. Anthony Kaho’ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, who gave their lives for their comrades in Korea — proudly received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House, May 2, 2011.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey escalated the pressure on Moammar Gadhafi on Tuesday despite its long-standing ties to the Libyan leader, insisting Gadhafi must immediately leave “for the sake of his country’s future.”
According to the LA Times SEALs from DEVRGU and some CIA Special Activities Division shooters and analysts flew a combination of four MH-60 Pave Hawk and MH-47 Chinooks from “an Afghan base” (Jalalabad?/Bagram?) to the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad.
Senator Going to Afghanistan for Guard Training
BOSTON – U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is heading to Afghanistan for his annual training as a member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
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