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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Ann Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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Mali Creates ‘Elite Force’ To Protect Interim Leaders

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Mali’s government says it has formed an “elite force” to protect the country’s interim leaders, seven weeks after an attack on the interim president. Government spokesman Hamadoun Toure told VOA Monday that the force of 1,200 will be assigned to guard the president, prime minister, the speaker of the national assembly, and other state institutions. […]

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Iran’s Secretive Quds Force Has Terror Links

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of major attacks allegedly supported through funds, arms or planning by Iran’s Quds Force, the elite special operations unit of the Revolutionary Guards. April 18, 1983: Suicide bombing of U.S. embassy bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, kills 63, including 17 Americans. U.S. blames militant group Hezbollah, funded by Iran and Syria, for […]

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China to Debut Two New Military Aerial Teams

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s air force will introduce two new aerobatic teams this week in a sign of the military’s growing public profile and sophistication. Both aerial demonstration units will make their debut at an air show in the northeastern city of Changchun. Earlier this year, the air force began flight-testing its first stealth fighter jet. The teams […]

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