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Biden and Chairman Xi Cooperate on Pandemic, economics and climate change

Department of Defense Climate Risk Analysis Biden, Xi Support APEC Declaration Ahead of US-China Summit  November 12, 2021 3:52 PM Patsy Widakuswara of VOA U.S. President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies concluded their virtual APEC Leaders’ Meeting on Friday, agreeing …

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The Torture, Execution of Army Capt. Rocky Versace:

CAPTAIN HUMBERT ROQUE VERSACE US Army Medal of Honor Recipient Army.mil Army Capt. Humbert Versace’s brothers uncover his Medal of Honor plaque during an induction ceremony into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes, July 9, 2002. President George W. Bush presented the award to Versace’s family at the White House one …

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1,903 Days as a POW

1,903 Days as a POW COL James ‘Nick’ Rowe, POW Diary, 1963-1968 by Michael E. Krivdo, PhDsocom.mil In the early morning hours of 29 October 1963, at Tan Phu village in southernmost Vietnam, then-First Lieutenant (1LT) James N. ‘Nick’ Rowe, the Assistant Detachment Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) …

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Soldiers, Airmen, Marines test new chemical agent detection systems

 test participant from the 21st Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Hazard Response Company, processes a sample to run on the Multi-phase Chemical Agent Detector (MPCAD) to confirm or deny the presence of chemical warfare agents. (Mr. Nicholas Robertson, Audiovisual Production Specialist, U.S. Army Operational Test Command) Soldiers, Airmen, Marines test …

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The Wuhan Lab Analysis: Covid not a biological weapon

Director of National Intelligence on Covid Scope Note: This assessment responds to the President’s request that the Intelligence Community (IC) update its previous judgments on the origins of COVID-19. It also identifies areas for possible additional research. The IC assesses that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, probably emerged and infected humans …

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OSS: Maritime Unit Secret Story Behind Scuba

Christian Lambertsen and the Secret Story Behind Scuba From the archives of the CIA  Dr. Christian Lambertsen  The men and women of the Office of Strategic Services. (OSS) developed many spectacular devices for war-time use: exploding coal, invisible ink, tasteless poisons, miniature cameras and exotic knives. Some of these developments …

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A Sentinel of the 3rd Guard Lays Flag On the Tomb of the Unknown Despite Torrential Rains

“HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY AN AMERICAN SOLDIER KNOWN BUT TO GOD.” For 100 years, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has served as the heart of Arlington National Cemetery. As a sacred memorial site and the grave of three unknown American service members, the Tomb connects visitors with the …

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‘It Was Just Wild’: Guardsmen Fight Fires From the Sky

‘It Was Just Wild’: Guardsmen Fight Fires From the Sky ‘It Was Just Wild’: Guardsmen Fight Fires From the Sky | BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief uses a Bambi bucket to collect water for aerial firefighting. Several Idaho National Guard members battle wildfires in the …

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OSS in Action The Pacific and the Far East

Series: OSS Training in the National Parks and Service Abroad in World War II NPS Although the most publicized achievements of the OSS occurred in Europe and North Africa, Donovan’s organization also contributed to the war against Japan in the Far East. That contribution was mainly in the China-Burma-India Theater …

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Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew rescues 3 hunters from avalanche

Photo taken by the crew of a 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during a rescue of avalanche victims at a glacier near Hunter Creek Airstrip Aug. 6, 2021. Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter crew rescues 3 hunters from avalanche By Spc. Grace Nechanicky …

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