Archive for the ‘Sniper’ Category

Far from being holed up in a remote mountain cave, he lived in comfort in a million-dollar three-storey villa with his close family around him in a semi-urban area. These disclosures indicate that the Pakistani military and its intelligence must have known who was living in the exceptionally large, heavily guarded villa in their midst and in plain sight and kept the knowledge from the Americans.

Read more: DEBKAfile

The president made the stunning announcement within hours of informing congressional leaders. He said bin Laden was killed Sunday, the culmination of years of intelligence gathering. The news drew a large crowd to the front of the White House, as well as in Times Square, as people chanted “USA. USA.”

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NYC reacts to Osama bin Laden’s death

The crew of the Maersk Alabama spoke to the media in Kenya a day after snipers freed their ship’s captain, who was being held captive on a lifeboat by pirates. (April 13)

By:AssociatedPress

The history of the US Marines started with fighting African pirates, and now a permanent US military presence in Somalia is the only solution to the modern piracy problem, says RTs military analyst Eugene Khrushchev

By:RussiaToday

Navy SEALs has rescued the American sea captain held by Somali pirates following a swift firefight off the coast of Somalia Sunday.

Vice Adm. Bill Gortney said the pirates, who were armed with AK-47s and small-caliber pistols and had threatened throughout the ordeal to kill Phillips, were pointing the AK-47s at the captain.
By:MiddleEastNews

Obama OK’d use of force in rescue


President Barack Obama twice authorized the military to rescue a U.S. captain who was being held by Somali pirates and whose life appeared to be at risk, administration officials said after Sunday’s rescue.

The Defense Department twice asked Obama for permission to use military force to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from a lifeboat off the Somali coast. Obama first gave permission around 8 p.m. Friday, and upgraded it at 9:20 a.m. Saturday. Officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations said the second order was to encompass more military personnel and equipment that arrived in the Indian Ocean to engage the pirates.

By:MiddleEastNews

Video about snipers training with Company C, 5-20 Infantry Regiment at Yakima Training Center in Washington. Provided by 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

By:dvidshub

Afghanistan (Army News Service, April 23, 2007) – Soldiers from Task Force Fury are the first in a combat zone to receive a new sniper rifle, the XM110 semi-automatic sniper system.

The new rifle has several new features, the most prominent being an improved rate of fire.

“It’s semi-automatic, so it allows for rapid re-engagement of targets,” said Staff Sgt. Jason R. Terry, a sniper instructor with the U.S. Army Sniper School.

Read more here:army.com

By:ovalnet