Military Roundup 19 Apr 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Photo of the Day: Photo of AF's mystery spacecraft to launch Wednesday
Syrian Missile Crisis: Israel now considers Hizballah part of the Syrian army and will respond to the terrorist group's missile attacks by attacking Syria. Syria has shipped long-range ballistic missiles and advanced anti-aircraft systems to the Lebanese terrorist group - in violation of two UN Security Council Resolutions. Hezbollah already possesses tens of thousands of missiles and rockets despite the presence of a 15,000-strong UN force there to supposedly enforce the UN resolutions.
Afghanistan: Taliban preparing for Kandahar battle
Congressman calls for hearing on military's restrictive rules of engagement
McChrystal says 'We have too many contractors' - Says jobs could be better done by soldiers, Afghans. There are more civilian contractors in Afghanistan than there are U.S. troops.
Pirates: USS Farragut stops another pirate attack - Boarded skiff after pirates attacked cargo ship with assault rifles and RPGs. From a Fifth Fleet announcement: "To prevent the suspected pirates from conducting any more attacks, the skiff was instructed to head back to the Somali coast."
US Admiral: 'Catch and release is not a very good option'
Admiral admits that guided missile submarine has been used in the Somali basin
Cheonan incident: South Korean president vows to respond "resolutely and unwaveringly" against those responsible
Military increasingly convinced of North Korean sub attack
Commentary: Dalia Mogahed: The Islamists' White House Pipeline by Steve Emerson