Ex-Army Contracting Official Gets 3.5 Years for Bribe-Taking

#AceNewsReport – WASHINGTON:June.19: A former Army civilian contracting official has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for demanding $500,000 in bribes from a private company seeking to renew a $100 million contract.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/06/19/ex-army-contracting-official-gets-3-5-years-for-bribe-taking/

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#army, #bribe, #civilian-contractors

‘ TWO BRITISH MEN HAVE REPORTEDLY TRAVELLED TO SYRIA TO FIGHT ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRITAIN – Nov.23 – Two British men have reportedly travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State.

Reports: Two British Men Join Fight Against IS

Reports: Two British Men Join Fight Against IS

One of them is a former soldier who served in Afghanistan at least three times, while the other has spent time training with the French army.

Sky Correspondent Ashish Joshi said: “They’ve joined the Kurdish fighters and are now in Syria fighting IS in the town of Kobani.

“This is unusual. Since the conflict started, we’ve been covering reports of British jihadis going out to Syria to fight for IS.”

#ANS2014 

#army, #jihadists, #kobani, #kurdish, #soldiers

‘ ISRAELI NAVAL BOATS FIRE AT AND SINK PALESTINIAN FISHING BOAT OF GAZA STRIP ‘

#AceWorldNews – GAZA STRIP – Nov.13 – Israeli naval boats on Wednesday evening fired at and sank a Palestinian fishing boat in the sea off the coast of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

'ISRAELI NAVAL BOATS SANK PALESTINIAN FISHING BOAT OF GAZA STRIP '

‘ISRAELI NAVAL BOATS SANK PALESTINIAN FISHING BOAT OF GAZA STRIP ‘  

Witnesses said that army boats fired shells at a boat belonging to the al-Bardaweel family, completely destroying it in the process.

People aboard the boat had jumped in the water by the time the shells hit, and as a result no injuries were reported.

An Israeli military spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

An Israeli army radio report, however, appeared to confirm the incident, adding that the fishermen had strayed more than six nautical miles from the shore.

#ANS2014 

#army, #destroying, #sink

WASHINGTON: ‘ ARMY’S TROUBLED $5 BILLION INTELLIGENCE NETWORK FAILS TO DELIVER ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – October 27 – The Army’s troubled $5 billion intelligence fusion network has been a source of lucrative contracts to companies whose employees once worked for the Army, while failing to deliver on its promise of making data seamlessly accessible to soldiers in the field, according to records and interviews.

INSIDE WASHINGTON: PROFITING FROM FAILURE

INSIDE WASHINGTON: PROFITING FROM FAILURE

The Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A) was supposed to integrate intelligence from a network of sensors and databases to provide a common intelligence picture from the Pentagon to the farthest reaches of Afghanistan.

But the program so far has been a bust, with one memorable Army testing report finding it “not operationally effective, not operationally suitable and not survivable.”

The performance failures of the network have been well-documented, but less scrutiny has been devoted to the revolving door between defence companies that profit from the troubled intelligence system and the military commands that continue to fund it, records show.

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#ANS2014

#army, #pentagon, #washington

LIBYA: ‘ Thirty Six Killed and Seventy Wounded in Total of Three Suicide Bombings ‘

#AceWorldNews – LIBYA (Benghazi) – October 03 – At least 36 Libyan soldiers were killed in three suicide bombings and clashes with Islamists in the eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, the Libyan army said, as cited by AFP.

Islamists have since September sought to seize control of Benghazi airport -- the last remaining bastion in the city of forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, who launched a military campaign against the insurgents in May (AFP Photo/Abdullah Doma)

Islamists have since September sought to seize control of Benghazi airport — the last remaining bastion in the city of forces loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, who launched a military campaign against the insurgents in May (AFP Photo/Abdullah Doma)

The new toll – a dramatic increase from the previously reported seven deaths – also says that more than 70 were wounded.

While several troops died from the blasts of three car bombs that drove into an army checkpoint near Benghazi airport, the majority perished in fighting in the same area.

The deadly clashes come amid the offensive of Shura Revolutionary Council militants, including Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, who launched a fresh assault on the airport on Wednesday.

#ANS2014

#army, #benghazi, #injured, #islamists, #killed, #libya, #militants, #suicide-bombings

PAKISTAN: ‘ Pakistani Army Arrested Gunmen Who Tried to Kill Mala Yousafzai ‘

#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN – September 12 – The Pakistani army announced Friday it had arrested the gunmen who tried to kill schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012.

Pakistani Army Arrested Gunmen Who Tried to Kill Mala Yousafzai pakistani-schoolgirl

The teenage campaigner for the right of all children to an education recovered after she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen.

Ten men were detained during a joint operation involving army, police and intelligence agencies, AFP said.

It came as part of the Pakistani military’s ongoing offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militants.

The group was part of the TTP and the plan to kill Malala came from network’s current leader Maulana Fazlullah, Major General Asim Bajwa said.

#ANS2014

#army, #pakistan

Obama To Military Heads: Support Me Or Resign

When I showed you all this website: http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/09/american-military-refusing-to-fight-for-al-qaeda-in-syria-pictures-2752748.html I got a lot of grief. I have it Obama 100% told his Military to go to Syria and they refused, I stick by the source and the story. So what is happening? Has Obama’s men turned their backs? Well he sure is firing a LOT of people right?

In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign, the Commandant of the Coast Guard said.

In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge everything he said to us, that’s private communications within the Oval Office, but if we didn’t agree with it — if any of us didn’t agree with it — we all had the opportunity to resign our commissions and go do other things,” he said.

Papp talked about the meeting during a Q&A session with U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets following a leadership address to the corps on Jan 8. The admiral was asked how officers should respond to policies that they disagreed with but were required to enforce. “If I disagree morally with [a policy], it’s my obligation to voice that, regardless of the risk it might give my career,” he said. “I’ve been in those situations. I’ve been fortunate to have good leaders that have appreciated that.” Using himself as an example, Papp said it was OK for leaders to “not be thrilled” with a certain regulation, but if they didn’t “see anything terribly wrong with it,” it was their job as officers to support and enforce it.

The admiral, who will be retiring from active duty on May 30, added that he thought the U.S. military made the right decision by abolishing DADT.

Ins 2008 interview, then-Senator Obama told The Advocate that he wouldn’t make support of DADt’s repeal “a litmus test” for his military leaders. “What I want are members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who are making decisions based on what strengthens our military and what is going to make us safer, not ideology.”

NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO AND LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE USA!! Or turn away and pretend all is well. Scroll down and watch the video!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ellievhall/obama-told-military-leaders-accept-gays-in-military-or-step?sub=3128182_2704196

And

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIL-TTAlNOw

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