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Islamic State leaders are fleeing Mosul as Iraqi forces move in: US general

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Islamic State group leaders have been fleeing Mosul as US-backed local forces close in on the jihadists’ last Iraqi stronghold, a US general said Wednesday. US Army Major General Gary Volesky, who heads the land component command of the US-led coalition to defeat IS, predicted that foreign...

Major General Ron Lewis, another SHARP casualty

Ron Lewis was promoted to Major General in January 2015. He got his third star in June and started working alongside the Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter as Carter’s senior military assistant. Then this happened according to USA Today; On the night of Nov. 5-6, 2015, on a trip to Hawaii with Carter, Lewis consumed […]

Top Military Aide Used Taxpayer Credit Card For "Improper Interactions" On "Hooker Hill"

According to a recently completed Pentagon investigation, Major General Ron Lewis, former senior military aide to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, allegedly used his taxpayer provided credit card for "excessive drinking" binges and "improper interactions" with women in clubs from Rome to Seoul. Show More Summary

Big Red One Commander suspended

The Army Times reports that the commander of the 1st infantry Division, Major General Wayne Grigsby has been suspended from his duties. Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby “is currently the subject of an official investigation, and we cannot comment further at this time,” an Army official said in a statement. Army officials declined to provide any […]

Boko Haram Has Just ‘Weeks Left’ Claims Nigerian Army Commander

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has only “weeks left” before it is ousted from its final few strongholds, according to the Nigerian army commander in charge of the counter-insurgency operation. Major General Lucky Irabor, who is heading...Show More Summary

“Swinger” Major General David Haight

Yesterday, I noticed an uptick in traffic to our post about Major General David Haight from late last month. HMC Ret sent us link this morning from MSN which explains why there was an interest in the story. They drilled down into the details of the salacious story; how Jennifer Armstrong, 49, a government employee, […]

U.N. to report next month on reaction to South Sudan hotel attack

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon appointed a former Dutch major general on Tuesday to lead a month long inquiry into the response by peacekeepers to some attacks on civilians, including at a hotel, during violence in South Sudan's capital last month.

Thai army searches for missing military helicopter, five on board

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai army said it was searching for a military helicopter that went missing on Sunday in northern Thailand with five people on board, including a major general.

A Song About Rockets and The Space Race [Video]

A song about rockets and the space race by Youtuber exurb1a based on “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” from The Pirates of Penzance. [exurb1a] The post A Song About Rockets and The Space Race [Video] appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

Army Major General David Haight canned

David sends us a link to USAToday which reports that Army Major General David Haight has been removed from his post as the chief of operations for U.S. European Command because he misused resources while having an extra-marital affair; “Maj. Gen. Haight was reprimanded for failing to exhibit exemplary conduct by engaging in an inappropriate […]

Lone Wolf Terrorists in Europe 'Deliberately Face Certain Death'

Individuals responsible for the latest wave of terror violence across Europe do not intend to survive the attacks in the first place and this is what makes stopping them so hard, FSB Major General Alexander Mikhailov told Vechernyaya Moskva.

'No Drive to Fight': Why Gulen Group Felt Comfortable in the Turkish Army

Despite repeated warnings of Fethullah Gulen's group developing in the Turkish army, the top brass preferred to turn a blind eye to the problem, retired Major General Ahmet Yavuz told Sputnik.

Israeli Official Does Not Want Daesh to Lose in Syria

While Israel has stated in the past that it prefers Daesh, also known as ISIS/Islamic State, over the Syrian government under Assad, Israeli military intelligence chief Major General Herzi Halevy has taken that assertion further, telling the Herzliya Conference this week that Israel does not, in fact, want to see the fundamentalist group defeated.

Orlando shooter traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011, 2012

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in a gun attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and 2012, Saudi Interior Ministry security spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said on Monday. He said Mateen performed the umrah Islamic pilgrimage for 10 days in March...

Peacekeeping in Mali: The U.N.’s Most Dangerous Mission

Commander of the United Nations’ most dangerous peacekeeping mission is not a title that Major General Michael Lollesgaard relishes. The Danish commander heads up the U.N.’s peacekeeping mission in Mali—known as MINUSMA—which is seeking...Show More Summary

Colonel Paul D. Cucinotta; Recruit Training Regiment commander canned

Bobo and Marine_7002 send us the link to the news that Colonel Paul D. Cucinotta the Recruit Training Regiment commander at Parris Island, SC was fired by his commander, Major General James W. Lukeman, commanding general of Training and Education Command at Quantico, Virginia. Lukeman says that he “lost confidence” in Cucinotta’s ability to command […]

US's Kurdish Gambit Threatens to Divide Syria into Spheres of Influence

Washington has shifted its Syria strategy from supporting the so-called 'moderate' opposition to supporting the Kurds. Now, retired Syrian Major General Yahya Suleiman says, Washington is looking to divide the country into zones of influence, in the same way Germany was divided following the Second World War.

US center gifts atomic bomb images to Hiroshima museum

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

Days after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an Army leader briefed a group of top government officials at the Department of War in Washington. The officer, Major General Leslie Groves, carried with him a bundle of photos that may have shocked even those war-hardened men. Show More Summary

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