Download logo Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer on completion of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Life for a young officer in training at RMA Sandhurst is challenging, stimulating and, above all, rewarding. But, the standard is exceptionally high, and not every officer cadet will make the grade – but those who do will know that they have excelled at one of the world’s toughest and most revered military training academies. With an illustrious history stretching back more than 200 years, RMA Sandhurst has moulded generals, including Ghana’s very own Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff, Heads of State and captains of industry – many of whom are drawn from foreign military organisations who want their … [Read more...] about Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award in the UK
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U.S. Donald Trump 2018 Midterms Immigration A blow-dryer hot wind distorted the microphones as Arizona Representative Martha McSally and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took their places at an outdoor podium in the Sonoran Desert. It was late May, and the two stood under the baking sun on sandy soil near a section of steel border wall in Nogales. “If you crossed the border illegally with your family, we take the parents, and we prosecute them,” Nielsen said, as U.S. agents were separating parents from children from Tijuana, Mexico, to McAllen, Texas. “People seem to think there should be no critical consequences if they have children.” A cluster of TV cameras and a crew from the Spanish-language Univision recorded the scene.As chair of the Homeland Security subcommittee on borders, McSally had invited Nielsen to meet with “border stakeholders.” With the wall and a few ranchers in 10-gallon hats as backdrop, and border patrol … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Made Republicans the Family Separations Party—Does it Spell Political Death in 2018 Midterms?
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska, March 20, 2018 — Alaskan Command, a subordinate unified command under U.S. Northern Command, has proven that summer soldiers or sunshine patriots do not exist in the U.S. military. More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel braved snowy and icy conditions and temperatures that dipped well below zero to participate in the multiservice exercise Arctic Edge last week, primarily in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and Long-Range Radar System sites in Alaska. Navy and Coast Guard experts also discussed maritime scenarios during a tabletop exercise in Alaska’s capital of Juneau. The exercise was the first of its kind in more than three decades, and it was the largest joint exercise scheduled in Alaska this year, said Army Lt. Col. Joshua Gaspard, Joint Training and Readiness chief at Alaskan Command. Arctic Edge 18 focused on defending the homeland in extreme cold weather conditions found in Arctic environments, he said, noting that … [Read more...] about Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise
President Trump announced this week that his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place on June 12 in Singapore. In anticipation of the meeting, Kim announced that the North will dismantle one of its nuclear test sites in a "ceremony" open to international media. Over several decades in public service, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been involved in his fair share of high-level diplomatic talks. Gates joined us to discuss the North Korea summit, the Iran nuclear deal, relations with Russia and more. The following is a transcript of the interview with Gates that aired Sunday, May 6, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Thank you very much for making time. We have so much to talk about in terms of national security issues all around the globe but I want to start with the news of the week and North Korea. In your mind, does this prisoner release signify anything about Kim Jong Un's actual willingness to negotiate away his … [Read more...] about Transcript: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on “Face the Nation,” May 13, 2018
BARNWELL — The neighbors counted three booms in the middle of the night. Dish-rattling detonations, knocking pictures off their walls, jolting children out of bed in the next county.They came from the direction of the Savannah River Site, a government-operated nuclear technology compound. Folks got nervous.Residents would not learn until the next day that the explosions actually came from the Government Training Institute, a private company that offers SWAT and special operations training in the concrete hull of a former nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. Their compound lies just outside the Savannah River Site's gates in Barnwell County.Company CEO Von Bolin addressed the explosions in a March 29 statement to the local newspaper, The People-Sentinel. Without going into much detail, he confirmed that "a classified training operation was conducted" and "several moderate explosions were heard.” Gibby Sanders Jr. heard the explosions — felt them, more … [Read more...] about A South Carolina county wakes up to helicopters, explosions living next to a SWAT training site