November 12, 2009 |
The radical cleric contacted by accused Ft. Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan has such unmistakable connections to past terrorist plots that his e-mail exchanges with the American should have triggered an all-out investigation, a number of officials and experts now believe. Anwar al Awlaki is an extremist whose sermons have helped radicalize terrorists from Atlanta to New Jersey to London, including cases in which the U.S. military was targeted. A well-spoken Yemeni American, Awlaki has emerged as the leading ideologue for a homegrown generation of young militants who conspire over the Internet.
June 28, 2007 |
A plan to expand an Army artillery range could annex as much as 500,000 acres of federally managed desert in southwestern Arizona that is home to a variety of wildlife, including desert bighorn sheep, Sonoran desert tortoise and endangered lesser long-nosed bats. The plan being considered by the Army's Yuma Proving Ground, near the border with California, would expand the facility beyond its 840,000 acres to accommodate the increasing distance that artillery shells can be fired.
August 16, 2007 |
Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report. The report, obtained by the Associated Press ahead of its scheduled release today, found there were 99 confirmed suicides among active-duty soldiers during 2006, up from 88 the previous year and the highest since the 102 suicides in 1991 at the time of the Persian Gulf War.
March 14, 2001 |
Denora Borja is a working mother in San Mateo, Calif., with three children. So why is she featured in a U.S. Army recruitment commercial running on Spanish-language television? "Our research tells us that we've got to do things differently to appeal to the Latino market," said Maj. Gen. Dennis D. Cavin, commander of the Army Recruiting Command. "You have to recognize that the mother is a dominant influence in Latino families in terms of big decisions."
October 3, 1987 |
The Senate, anticipating a U.S.-Soviet agreement to eliminate all intermediate-range nuclear missiles, on Friday approved a first step toward modernizing part of this country's arsenal of shorter-range nuclear weapons on the European continent. Accepting arguments that improving such weapons could help compensate for those to be destroyed under the treaty, the Senate agreed to let the Army begin studying the need for a nuclear warhead for its Tactical Missile System--known by the acronym ATACMS.
May 10, 1992 |
Four thousand Army soldiers and Marines sent to quell the recent week's civil disorders were sent home Saturday from riot-scarred Los Angeles, leaving the streets patrolled by National Guard units and a battle-weary police force demoralized by public bickering over their readiness and performance during the unrest.
January 28, 1991 |
American commanders have warned Army doctors that some front-line U.S. combat units can be expected to suffer casualties of 10% over 30 days under current plans for a ground offensive against Iraq, according to officers familiar with the official estimate.
August 25, 1990 |
An Army Reserve water-transportation unit with about 100 members in Southern California, including Orange County, has been placed on alert status for a possible call to active duty, military officials announced in Los Alamitos on Friday. The unit placed on alert is the 316th Quartermaster Company, based at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego County. Officials said they could not immediately determine how many of the reservists in the unit are Orange County residents. Maj. Gen. Theodore W.
February 24, 1991 |
Through the powerful night-vision gun sights, they looked like ghostly sheep flushed from a pen--Iraqi infantrymen bewildered and terrified, jarred from sleep and fleeing their bunkers under a hellish fire. One by one, they were cut down by attackers they could not see or understand. Some were blown to bits by bursts of 30-millimeter exploding cannon shells. One man dropped, writhed on the ground, then struggled to his feet; another burst of fire tore him apart.
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February 24, 1991 |
The squad leader knelt in the bone-dry earth, his gaze roving slowly over the green-and-yellow painted faces before him. "Our mission," he said gravely as he jabbed a stick at a tiny toy truck in the sand, "is to destroy, and to get whatever information we can from this ambush." As he issued orders to his soldiers, a second squad was already elbowing its way through the crackling brush, preparing to respond to a deadly sniper attack. Another squad was combing a nearby hill on reconnaissance.