Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Apr
13
2017

US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday,... Read more
Feb
20
2017

Russian ambassador to UN dies after passing out at embassy

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations died Monday morning after suffering heart problems at the embassy in Manhattan, sources told The Post. Vitaly Churkin was at the Russian embassy on East 67th Street when he became sick with a... Read more
Feb
14
2017

Top contenders to replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser

Flynn stepped down late Monday, ending days of speculation about his fate following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. via Top contenders to replace Michael Flynn as national... Read more
Feb
09
2017

Trump hits Blumenthal for Gorsuch comment claims, Vietnam ‘lie’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal had for years boasted of having “served in Vietnam,” but had in actuality received five deferments, from 1965-1970, before he joined the Marine Reserve, The New York Times reported in 2010 when Blumenthal first ran for... Read more
Jan
27
2017

Nikki Haley to UN members: ‘We’re taking names’

New US Ambassador Nikki Haley strutted into the UN on Friday with a blunt message to American allies: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names.” via Nikki Haley to UN members: ‘We’re taking names’ | New... Read more
Jan
17
2017

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration and made WikiLeaks,... Read more
Dec
06
2016

Michael Flynn’s conspiracy-loving son kicked off Trump’s transition team

Michael Flynn Jr., the conspiracy theory-loving son of Donald Trump’s national security adviser, got bounced from the president-elect’s transition team Tuesday over his bizarre tweets about “Pizzagate.” “The younger Michael Flynn was helping his father with some administration and... Read more
Nov
20
2016

Trump meets former rival Romney, a possible contender as top diplomat

President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney set aside a fierce rivalry on Saturday and held talks likely to feed speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. Trump... Read more
Aug
18
2016

US NOW ADMITS $400M PAYMENT WAS CONTINGENT ON RELEASE OF PRISONERS

The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners. via News from The Associated Press. Read more
Jul
07
2016

FBI Director James Comey’s Hillary Clinton email recommendation gives lawyers a new line of defense

The FBI recommendation not to prosecute Hillary Clinton and her staff on charges of mishandling classified information will give those accused of flouting national security rules a new line of defense even as it highlights a dual standard in... Read more
Jul
03
2016

The Iran deal at one year: Reality vs. the promises

To mark the first anniversary of President Obama’s deal with Iran, the level of willful deceit from Team Obama is horrifying. For example: Under the deal, Obama said, “We will, for the first time, be in a position to... Read more
Jul
02
2016

Navy says American sailors blabbed to Iranian captors

The US sailors who were detained by the Iranian navy last winter provided their name, rank and serial numbers — and pretty much everything else their captors demanded, the US Navy said in a blistering report Thursday. The 10... Read more
Jun
28
2016

Benghazi report to show Clinton pushed own version of attack

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide ignored growing dangers at the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, as intelligence existed indicating an attack on the facility was possible, according to a report by the House Benghazi... Read more
Jun
16
2016

Obama has ordered flags at half-staff more than any president in history

With his tenure in office marked by terror attacks and mass shootings, President Obama has reached a sad but remarkable milestone in his presidency: He has ordered the lowering of the nation’s flags to half-staff more often than any president in history. A spate of national... Read more