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By: The Associated Press, September 19, 2016
Published by the Army Times
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A soldier convicted of killing the mother of his then-14-year-old girlfriend in Pennsylvania because the woman disapproved of their relationship was sentenced Monday to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Lehigh County Judge Maria L. Dantos told Caleb Barnes, 22, that he’ll be “locked in a cage for the rest of your natural life” as she imposed the mandatory life term and added 22 to 44 years on other counts.
DDN Editor’s Note: As part of some of the changes, a reader brought this to my attention. I have not changed anything from the original article. I added categories and tags, excepts, and a Department of Defense logo and republished this. As readers tell me what’s important to them, I try to make the story more accessible by allowing it to be picked up by searches. — George McGinn
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Aug. 27, 2016 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Editor’s Note: This blog was started late in 2015 (October), and was actually mixed in with my personal blog before I split all the blogs out into their own, with their own Facebook and Twitter accounts.
So while the numbers seem low, I can tell you from looking at the stats for 2016 we are setting records and WordPress has noticed us quite a few times this year.
Splitting the four blogs at the time was a wise decision. It was a lot of work, but we succeeded and now we can expand this blog without it affecting the others.
Take for instance the Cosmology and Space Exploration blog. We have created pages where you can find apps, links to journals and news feeds, dedicated pages to projects and even a page for the media when a press release crosses our desk.
I wanted to test this idea there first, and it has been received favorably. So this year I have been working on doing the same for Daily Defense News. One thing I am struggling is putting up news from other countries. My struggle isn’t in providing the news, it is whether I should give each country its own page or mix them in with the main blog.
I am leaning towards individual pages per country. My reason is that right now the only news being reported are from US-Based defense organizations. And while they may contain news about other countries, there is a US slant to them (hey, the organization is writing and supplying the news). It would be logical that news coming from, say a British defense group would have a slant towards their country. That’s only fair.
Some of the other plans are also providing a list of apps for those wanting more defense and military news that we may not yet have. And I am working on a web-based CIA book of all countries, and many other features.
Some, do to the complexity of getting them done, will be implemented in 2017. Others before the end of this year, maybe even sooner.
I also want to hear from you. What would you like me to provide to you? My goal is to bring all the defense and military news here in one place so you do not have to visit a dozen websites and only get part of the story. Which is why I am going to include the news as reported from within other countries. It would be nice to know what the other countries are saying about, say, the same operations we are involved in.
If President Barack Obama says we are succeeding and all the other countries say something else, that may be something important to know about. Same if it is in reverse. Countries may say the US isn’t doing its part, yet you might find a story or series of stories that same something different. This is when news become really important.
Notice that none of the news comes from any organization that reports just the news. To me, with all the papers slanting their stories towards their reader’s political belief, that is not the inention of this site. The news should come from the men and women who are there, in the field, and not in some studio worrying if they have too much hair gel and are ready to give you their view of the news.
So remember, while looking at these summaries, when the 2016 numbers come out, you will see a drastic difference in the popularity, who in what countries are reading our stories, and what stories most readers find important.
So, if you have any suggestions to what you would like me to add to this site, either fill out the “Contact Us” page or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.
|UPDATE: US Marine aircraft down in UK
10/21/2015 11:13 AM CDTA 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing F/A-18C Hornet belonging to Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 232 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar crashed in the vicinity of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England at approximately 5:30 a.m. (EDT), today.
The Marine Corps officially confirmed the death of the pilot, but it is unknown at this time if the pilot ejected from the single-seat aircraft.
The aircraft was transiting from Bahrain to Miramar in a flight of six aircraft when it crashed approximately six miles northwest of the airfield. The remaining five F/A-18C’s safely diverted to RAF Lossiemouth. The United Kingdom Coast Guard is currently on the scene of the crash site and is in close coordination with U.S. military officials.
Written and Compiled by George McGinn
Daily Defense News Organization
Rawalpindi, 12 Oct 2015:
COAS arrives Turkey for 3 days official visit. visited, Laid wreath at Kamal Ata Turk Mausoleum at Ankara-1
COAS visited, was presented guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ. Our brotherly relation is time tested, eternal -2
COAS expressed heartfelt condolences on Ankara terrorist blast. We understand enormity of your challenges & stand by you -3
Interaction with Turkish Army Chief; COAS discussed enhanced coop in Fd of Ctr terrorism Trg, Ctr IED & int domain -4
Pak & Turkey facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common & coherent apch. We assure you our unflinching support -5
COAS was awarded Turkish Legend of Merit for services for regional peace, courageously handling terrorism menace..-6
Clarity in direction & sense of purpose in leading Pak Army and fighting barbarian terrorists successfully in an exemplary way -7
For photos and a link to the Twitter Account:
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Iraq, Syria
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release / Published October 11, 2015
U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes in Syria:
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 17 airstrikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the government of Iraq:
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Jordan, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
Special Report: Operation Inherent Resolve