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Jul 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
With one-liners like, “We are excellent at launching Tomahawk missiles; we need to get better at launching ideas,” it is not hard to appreciate why The New York Times labeled recently retired Admiral James Stavridis a “Renaissance admiral.” The former Aircraft Carrier Group Commander, author and overlord of all NATO missions, including the 2011 NATO-led operation in Libya, champions a revolutionary approach to the most vexing conflicts of our day.
Jul 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
U.S. Coast Guard officials operated a ScanEagle UAS for more than 90 hours during a two-week deployment in May.
Jul 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
Argentina is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, according to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report published in June by the U.S. Department of State.
Jul 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
Colombia’s largest oil pipeline was hit by an explosion causing a significant oil spill in an attack blamed on leftist guerrillas, the Army said on July 29.
Jul 31, 2013, 1:00 AM
Three members of the violent Los Caballeros Templarios cartel were arrested by Mexican authorities for allegedly killing a Navy vice admiral and his assistant in the tumultuous state of Michoacán (west) on July 28, where a local chief of police was found dead a day later.
Jul 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Identifying a victim of human trafficking allows these victims to be more than simply a complainant in a prosecution.
Jul 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
Beyond the Horizon – Panama 2013 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, U.S. Army South-led, humanitarian and civic assistance exercise that was conducted from April to June 2013 in Panama.
Jul 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government accused FARC communist guerrillas of using peace negotiations to “do politics” when they resumed on July 28, and requested to “move forward” to seek agreements that might put an end to the armed conflict in the country.
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) completed an 11th round of peace talks on the second week of July without reaching an accord. A group on specialists in the topic had an open discussion about the round tables being held in Havana, Cuba, with the consensus that an agreement between the government and the FARC will be hard to implement, regardless of the final results.
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
With the rise of recent natural disasters, global pandemic disease threats and traumatic mass casualty incidents, the U.S. Military Health System is taking several steps to better prepare all its installations worldwide to respond to, assist in and recover from public health emergencies.
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Mexican drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán, known as the “Queen of the Pacific”, was sentenced on July 25 to 70 months in prison by Miami’s Federal Court, for advising another drug lord.
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
Most victims of Colombia’s armed conflict are civilians, and represent eight out of every 10 dead, according to a study by the Center of Historical Memory, a presidential institution.
Jul 29, 2013, 1:00 AM
From Jan. 15, 2012 to July 17, 2013, Operation Martillo resulted in the seizure of 207,740 kilograms of cocaine and 37,397 kilograms of marijuana, 472 arrests and the confiscation of 152 assets.
Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
During the pope’s visit to Rio de Janeiro, the entire convoy was kept for more than 35 extra minutes on a busy street, in downtown.
Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Since the Confederations Cup, Brazilian citizens have been experiencing a new and broader idea of security and defense, where the Armed Forces, especially the Army, have an important role in both physical safety and defense, which became known as strategic axes. They are composed of 12 actions that include the protecting a wide spectrum of structures and implementing additional precautionary activities.
Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Mexican security forces attempted to regain control in the troubled state of Michoacan (west), where 24 people died on July 23 during confrontations between the Police and alleged members of the local drug cartel, “Los Caballeros Templarios”.
Jul 26, 2013, 1:00 AM
Police find it hard to compete with international crime syndicates who rake in $870 billion a year via activities from drug trading and human trafficking to identity theft, Yury Fedotov, head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, told AFP in an interview on July 24.
Jul 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
According to the Trafficking in Persons Report published by the U.S. Department of State in June 2013, Antigua and Barbuda is a destination and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor, but the country is making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s standards.
Jul 25, 2013, 1:00 AM
Armed men attacked elements of the Mexican Federal Police in six villages of Michoacan – western Mexico – and blocked four roads, which resulted in 22 deaths from confrontations, the Ministry of Interior reported on July 23.