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Guantanamo reunion
bbc.co.uk

Gitmo Guard Reunites With Ex-Inmates via Facebook

Six years after their release from the Guantánamo Bay prison, former inmates and British citizens Ruhal Ahmed and Shafiq Rasul met up in London with an American soldier, Brandon Neely, who had been one of their guards during their two-year detention at Gitmo.

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 READ MORE


Blackwater helicopter
flickr.com

Blackwater Bounces Back

Over the last year, Blackwater Worldwide has been under fire from critics at home and abroad, but that hasn’t stopped the private security firm. In fact, the State Department has just re-upped Blackwater’s Iraq contract, thanks in part to the magic of lobbying. Also, State Department officials don’t seem to think they have much choice.

 

Posted on May 10, 2008 READ MORE


National Guard Difficulty ‘Places the Nation at Risk’

A commission set up by Congress in 2005 to examine the readiness of National Guard and reserve units has found that they’re simply inadequate to the task of dealing with a major disaster in the United States. The commission blamed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the Pentagon’s assumption that training for those conflicts would somehow prepare troops for disaster relief at home.

Posted on Feb 1, 2008 READ MORE


Majority of National Guard Not Combat-Ready

The Army National Guard?s top general said Tuesday that more than two-thirds of his brigades are not combat-ready.  Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum went on to say the problem would cost as much as $21 billion to fix.

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


Schwarzenegger and Bush
From membres.lycos.fr

Schwarzenegger Denies Bush Troop Request

The governor rejected a request from the president to send 1,500 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border, saying the transfer would stretch the California Guard too thin.

Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


Bush’s Immigration Troops

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Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Bush More Right Than Wrong on Immigration

“It is good news that the public is finally hip to Bush’s con, yet it is worrisome when surprisingly sensible proposals by the president on immigration are automatically rejected because of the source.”

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


Chertoff Disparaged Idea of Sending Troops to Border

Six months ago, Bush’s Homeland Security chief said this about stationing National Guard troops on the Mexico border: “I think it would be a horribly over-expensive and very difficult way to manage this problem.”

Posted on May 16, 2006 READ MORE


Bush immigration speech
AP Television News

Bush’s Immigration Plan Pleases No One

That’s the N.Y. Times’ take. If you want to read expert analysis on the politics and policies behind Bush’s speech, check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper’s article.

Posted on May 15, 2006 READ MORE


Bush to Call for Guard Troops on Border

The president will call for thousands of National Guard troops to augment Border Patrol agents. Democrats point out that National Guard troops are already overextended in Iraq. 

Posted on May 14, 2006 READ MORE


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