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AROUND AFRICA: Chad bombings; Nigeria booby-trap bomb

27 Dead in Chad Suicide Bombings.

Suicide bombers killed more than 20 people in the capital city of Chad, N’Djamena, on Monday (June 15) and authorities say it appeared to be retaliation for Chad’s leading role in the campaign against the violent extremist Islamic group Boko Haram, … 319 more words

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FRIDAY FOTO (June 12, 2015)

Dealing with Gravity.

U.S. Army Sergeant Samantha Melanson of the 15th Engineer Battalion, rappels from a 55-foot tower during an air assault course at the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. 108 more words

National Security And Defense

FRIDAY FOTO (June 5, 2015)

Naval Architecture: Then and Now.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), right, welcomes the French tall ship replica, the Hermione, in the vicinity of the… 103 more words

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS/INTELLIGENCE: Treasure Trove of Intel Found in Syria Raid

Rating the Raiders.

TAMPA, Florida — The Delta Force team that killed a key Islamic State leader in a raid into Syria last week also recovered a “treasure trove” of information about the violent extremist group, the president’s top intelligence adviser said Wednesday night (May 20). 432 more words


FRIDAY FOTO (April 24, 2015)

Double the Fun.

Two Navy F-35C Lightning II aircraft fly in formation over the Sierra Nevada mountain range with to two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Lemoore, California. 66 more words

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FRIDAY FOTO (April 3, 2015)

Send in the Cavalry.

U.S. soldiers in Stryker armored vehicles arrive at Smardan Training Area in Romania last month for a multi-national exercise known as Saber Junction 15. 157 more words

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AFRICA: Ex-General Wins Nigerian Presidential Election

NIGERIA: Jonathan Concedes, Buhari Winner.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan conceded to his opponent Muhammadou Buhari today (Tuesday, March 31) in the closest presidential election since democratic rule was restored to Africa’s most populous nation in 1999. 248 more words