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And thus the Saudi Oily Grip on the United States Begins

President Roosevelt meets the Saudi king Ibn Saud greets President Franklin D. Roosevelt on USS Quincy in the Suez Canal, Egypt. The destroyer USS Murphy carrying King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and party approaches the presidential Cruiser USS Quincy. US sailors on the deck of USS Quincy as well …

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Roosevelt meets with King Abdul Aziz: U.S. builds the Dhahran Airfield

Roosevelt meets with King Abdul Aziz, The Dhahran Airfield and Civil Air Terminal By Nate Herring On February 14, 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal. This meeting would have lasting …

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Mali Demands French, European Troops Leave Country Immediately

The military government of Mali says France’s decision to withdraw troops is a violation of bilateral accords. At the same time, the government says it wants French forces to leave Mali immediately. VOA NEWS Annie Risemberg During an address from Elysee Palace Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the withdrawal …

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The Rise and Fall of Honduran President Juan Hernández as he is arrested and shackled

Merkley, who serves on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has led the charge for the U.S. to take tougher stances against corruption and impunity at the highest levels of the Honduran government Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley—a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee …

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Ukraine: SecDef: Putin lies, builds up defenses, NATO deploys Stryker Brigade to Bulgaria

Two F-15C Eagles taxi to the runway for a local area familiarization flight in support of NATO operations at Lask Air Base, Poland, Feb. 11, 2022. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob Albers Defense Secretary Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Defense ‘Ironclad’  FEB. 17, 2022 | BY JIM GARAMONE, DOD NEWS The NATO allies are …

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Green Beret Lawrence N. Freedman, Quiet Professional, the first American killed in Somalia, 1992

Green Beret Lawrence N. Freedman 1992: Friends of the only American to be killed so far during the U.S. military relief mission to Somalia say the Fayetteville, North Carolina, man may have had covert responsibilities along with his civilian duties. Arlington Cemetery report 1992   Friends of former Green Beret …

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Pentagon Investigation on Abbey Gate attack that killed 13 Marines, Soldier, Sailor in the fall of Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander, U.S. Central Command, provide testimony at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on ending the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, Rayburn House Office Building, …

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Former Navy Nuclear Engineer, Wife charged with Espionage

Oct 2021, Arrest warrants were issued for Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana. The accusations: Espionage. Initially the Toebbes pleaded not guilty. This week they pleaded guilty and a plea bargain is in the works. Maryland Nuclear Engineer and his wife indicted on national security charges MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – …

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Showdown Ukraine: DOD says Russia building up defenses at border: Putin withdraws some troops?

Maybe Putin Decided to Build Back Better? Or maybe he is calling Biden’s bluff as the failing U.S. Commander in Chief, SecDef itch for another Wag the Dog War? Two conflicting stories today. First from DOD’s David Vergun: “Over the last couple of days, Russian President Vladimir Putin has added …

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SOF and Barry Sadler, The Ballad Of the Green Berets

SOF: Barry Sadler was an enlisted man and a Green Beret. He was a special forces medic while In Vietnam where he stepped on a pongee stick and was seriously injured. Barry is best known for having written and sung The Ballad of the Green Berets which was on the …

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