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  Crisis of Impunity - Foreign Assistance To The United Front
Both the military governor of Taloqan and the chief civil official in the Panjshir Valley indicated to Human Rights Watch in 1999 that tax revenues gathered by the United Front were just sufficient to cover expenditures for the provision of basic public services.
Military incursions northward were followed by large refugee flows southbound into Afghanistan when, in 1993, Tajik government forces emerged victorious in the civil war and engaged in reprisals against elements of the civilian population suspected of sympathizing with the opposition, most notably in Gorno-Badakhshan and among the Garmis in Kurgan-Teppe.
The United Front is aware that it loses considerable revenue by being unable to export the stones in even a semi-finished condition, and in 1999 entered into a contract with a Polish firm to begin processing stones mined in the Panjshir Valley.
www.hrw.org /reports/2001/afghan2/Afghan0701-03.htm   (10603 words)

  Front (military) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A military front or battlefront is a contested armed frontier between opposing forces.
This can be a local or tactical front, or it can range to a theater.
The term "home front" has been used to denote conditions in the civilian sector of a country at war, including those involved in the production of war matériel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Front_(military)   (129 words)

 Front - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A front, in addition to its common dictionary meanings, may specifically refer to:
a weather front, a boundary of two airmasses of different temperatures or densities.
a military front, an area where armies are engaged in conflict
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Front   (168 words)

 Always out front - military intelligence | Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin | Find Articles at BNET.com
The "what" are the Military Intelligence core competencies that will provide the critical path in gaining greater importance and value as our Army transforms to a more flexible, more deployable, more lethal force.
The five Military Intelligence core competencies comprise the fundamental processes that make our branch so important to the Army today and so critical to the force we hope to build in the future.
As we report enemy locations, activities, and intentions, military intelligence personnel are specifically contributing to the overall force protection effort.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0IBS/is_1_29/ai_97822080   (875 words)

 Revolutionary United Front (RUF)
A military junta, the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) was formed, with 29- year-old army paymaster, Capt. Valentine Strasser as Chairman.
By 1995 the military situation had become desperate, with hit and run raids throughout the country giving the RUF an appearance of great strength.
In March 2002 RUF leader Foday Sankoh and 49 RUF co-defendants were indicted with 16 counts of murder and 54 counts of shooting with intent to commit murder in connection with the 2000 incident outside Sankoh's residence in Freetown in which 20 persons were killed and 80 persons were injured.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/ruf.htm   (2781 words)

 Augustine Funnell Books - Military   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A son recalls his father's military experiences, and tells the story of "an ordinary soldier's battle to physically and emotionally survive the forces of death and destruction unleashed by World War Two." Octavo, stiff card wraps, 89 pages, illustrated.
A son recalls his father's military experiences, and tells the story of "an ordinary soldier's battle to physically and emotionally survive the forces of death and destruction unleashed by World War Two." Small octavo, stiff card wraps, 89 pages, illustrated.
From the front cover: "Terror, torture, destruction and death--it was kill first or be killed for these men who fought their own private hit-and-run war." Paperback, 255 pages.
www.gusbooks.com /military.html   (5441 words)

 military | Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, announced its report to the Palestinian people of its military activities for April 2008 on May 2, 2008.
Thousands participated in his funeral, including leaders and cadres of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and those present reaffirmed their commitment to follow in the path of the martyr and continue the resistance until liberation.
The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, announced on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, that Comrade Ismail Abu Nasr, 23 years old, from Beit Lahiya, from the snipers unit of AAMB, was martyred in an enemy air force raid.
www.pflp.ps /english/?q=taxonomy/term/17   (550 words)

 The Go For Broke Educational Foundation >> Learning Center >> For Teachers >> Lesson Plans
Under his direction, the first Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at the Presidio, San Francisco, was setup in November 1941.
Since there were very few people in the military who spoke Japanese, the government decided to look for assistance from the Nisei and Kibei (Nisei educated in Japan) in Hawaii and in the U.S. concentration camps.
On June 30, 2000, the men of the Military Intelligence Service received long overdue recognition when their unit was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy while displaying gallantry, determination and espirit de corps.
www.goforbroke.org /learning/learning_teachers_lesson_pacific.asp   (1384 words)

 AAMC Reporter: On the Home Front: Military Med Students Find New Resonance in
But unlike their comrades in the National Guard and reserves who are being called up to the front lines, they will remain in place at the nation's only federal medical school.
Only after serving their internship year are military physicians-in-training able to break from their education to take an operational role in the military.
They understand now that their career of practicing in military medical centers might be put on the back burner while they do troop military medicine.
www.aamc.org /newsroom/reporter/dec01/militarymedstudents.htm   (1762 words)

 Iowa Independent:: The Iowa Front: Military & Veterans' Weekly Roundup
In the big picture, donations by military personnel comprise only a small fraction of the overall contributions made during the first half of this year, but who they're contributing to resonates symbolically -- especially with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan spilling into the next presidential term.
Traditionally, U.S. military members have voted Republican, but since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, military personnel have dramatically shifted their allegiance to the Democrats:
The drop in contributions to Republicans suggests that military personnel, who cannot speak out against military policy and directives, are using the power of the purse to express themselves.
www.iowaindependent.com /showDiary.do?diaryId=1052   (652 words)

 Recommended Reading on Military Women
It is a remarkable narrative by a courageous military officer - who happens to be a woman, wife and mother as well as a physician, pilot and soldier.
All branches of the military are included, officers and enlisted personnel, as well as women who volunteered as civilians going to a war zone, and those that stayed stateside.
Move to the Front: Military Leadership Secrets from a Woman Soldier was written to give women junior officers and noncommissioned officers the skills to thrive as leaders in the male dominated culture of the military.
coelacanth.aug.com /captbarb/books.html   (2212 words)

 A Job for Rewrite: Stalin’s War
But as important as the episodes were, military historians have always known that the main scene of the Nazis' downfall was the Eastern Front, which claimed 80 percent of all German military casualties in the war.
The front extended 1,900 miles (greater than the distance from the northern border of Maine to the southern tip of Florida), and German troops advanced over 1,000 miles into Soviet territory (equivalent to the distance from the East Coast to Topeka, Kan.).
Military historians like Williamson Murray, professor emeritus at Ohio State University and a defense consultant in Washington, hold that the Soviets probably documented their war more fully than any other of the combatant states.
www.nytimes.com /2004/02/21/arts/21WAR.html?ex=1392786000&en=dc1975817ed2ae27&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND   (637 words)

 Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
Welcome to Front Sight Resort, the world's premier and largest resort dedicated exclusively to providing you and your family with specialized courses in self-defense training and personal safety-with firearms or without.
Front Sight teaches the most proven, real-world techniques, delivered in the most efficient manner, by the industry's most select group of firearms trainers.
Front Sight resort is dedicated to ensure that you, your spouse, and your teens live a happy, healthy, safe and secure life.
www.frontsight.com   (937 words)

 Cuddly characters front Japan's military aspirations - International Herald Tribune
The cutesy icon hardly calls to mind the Japanese military that conquered and pillaged its way across Asia during World War II, and that is just the way the country's leaders want it.
As Japan sheds its postwar pacifism and gears up to take a higher military profile in the world, it is enlisting cadres of cute characters and adorable mascots to put a gentle, harmless sheen on its deployments.
During Japan's mission to Iraq, the military decorated water trucks with a figure from a globally popular Japanese soccer cartoon, variably known as Captain Tsubasa in Japanese, Flash Kicker in the United States and Captain Majed in Arab countries.
www.iht.com /articles/2007/02/16/news/japan.php   (774 words)

 The Eastern Front — 1914 - 1917
The Eastern Front of that great war had a profound impact on the remainder of the 20th century, even though the Western Front with its British, French and American combatants achieved somewhat greater fame.
This decision clearly catered to the "spirit of the offensive" which then pervaded European military thought, and in pursuit of this doctrine, most Russian fortress units were deactivated.
Many of these troops were eventually transferred to the Western Front which was still raging in 1918, but some of them were virtually useless as soldiers.
www.richthofen.com /ww1sum2   (2114 words)

 Front & Center
As in politics and for corporate America, the blog is a powerful new communications fact of life in the military.
He left the military as a Major in the US Army Reserve in July of 2001.
He is the author of the bestselling book of essays, "The Thing of It Is" and has written and performed two one-man shows, "John Callaway Tonight", and "John Callaway 's Life is...Maintenance" at the Pegasus Theater in Chicago.
www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org /events/2007-04-05-frontAndCenter.jsp   (839 words)

 Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
Front Sight’s curriculum provides training that is far beyond what you will receive in any branch of the military.
We know this to be true because many of Front Sight’s instructors come to us from the various branches of the military.
Front Sight’s submachine gun course was better instruction than the ‘fam fires’ I’ve done in my 13 years in the Navy.
www.frontsight.com /FirearmTraining/front-sight.asp?Letter=F   (1129 words)

 USATODAY.com - Military now a presence on home front   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not even during the fiercest fighting of World War II, nor during the tensest moments of the Cold War, has the U.S. military mounted a defense of its home turf as massive as the one mobilized in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington.
Quigley noted the problem of launching air-to-air missiles at a jetliner filled with innocent American civilians: The choice would be excruciatingly difficult over congested areas, where the debris might kill more innocent people.
Since then, "We've been squeamish as a nation about having the military play a strong domestic-security role," says Gordon Adams, a defense expert at George Washington University in Washington.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2001/09/16/military-home-front.htm   (1119 words)

 Press Backgrounder: Military Assistance to the Afghan Opposition
(Human Rights Watch Backgrounder, October 2001)
The various parties that comprise the United Front also amassed a deplorable record of attacks on civilians between the fall of the Najibullah regime in 1992 and the Taliban's capture of Kabul in 1996.
The United Front's failure to hold its commanders to account for atrocities committed in the past raises the prospect that they will revert to the same practices should they be given the opportunity to do so.
Condition any military or financial support for the United Front, its individual factions, or any other armed Afghan opposition group on firm commitments that they respect international human rights and humanitarian law, and allow U.N. and independent monitors to assess their compliance with these standards.
www.hrw.org /backgrounder/asia/afghan-bck1005.htm   (2441 words)

 VA Watchdog dot Org - VA NEWS FLASH - 03-21-2008 #5 -- CHARITIES: BATTLE ON THE HOME FRONT -- Military charities' needs ...
The charity, which assists wounded military veterans in the transition to civilian life, has increased revenue substantially every year.
Longstanding charities have expanded their services, and new grass-roots organizations continue to sprout across the country, many filling gaps in the public and charitable safety net for military families.
With this month marking the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and the conflict in Afghanistan lasting for more than six years so far, the demand for services is immense and growing, especially in the areas of health care for wounded soldiers and financial and other assistance for reservists and National Guard members.
www.vawatchdog.org /08/nf08/nfMAR08/nf032108-5.htm   (2281 words)

 News - Victory on Home Front In Military Housing
The Campos live in a brand-new home on the nation's largest military base, as the result of a multibillion-dollar program that's bringing an infusion of private-sector money and know-how to military housing.
As the U.S. military mops up resistance and rebuilds in Iraq, a $7 billion campaign is ramping up on the home front, aimed at rebuilding and refurbishing soldiers' housing.
Military studies indicated that high-quality housing can boost retention by up to 15% -- a huge number for a military made up entirely of volunteers.
www.actuslendlease.com /llweb/all/main.nsf/all/news_20030423   (1387 words)

 The Front Page / Military Network
Tallahassee, Fla., April 2, 1999 - With the news of the capture today of three U.S. servicemen in Yugoslavia, I recall the capture in 1988 of my husband, Col. William R. (Rich) Higgins who was serving with a U.N. peacekeeping operation in Lebanon.
The U.N. was never designed to be a military force.
Our military men and women join our armed forces to fight and defend our country, our people, our flag, not the United Nations.
www.military-network.com /FrontPage03.cfm?ID=135   (746 words)

 On the front: Military-media relations improve : World : Commercial Appeal
WASHINGTON -- The anguished relationship between the military and the news media appears to be on the mend as battlefield successes from the troop increase in Iraq are reflected in more upbeat news coverage.
As of Sunday, at least 3,910 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
At least 3,178 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
www.commercialappeal.com /news/2008/jan/07/on-the-front   (422 words)

 MilitaryHOMEFRONT Home - U.S. Department of Defense
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, is continuing its recent highly successful and award winning efforts to provide resources and emotional support to military families with their latest video series.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is "on the road again," taking the exchange benefit directly to Guard and Reserve families across CONUS and Hawaii.
Military Spouse magazine honors the 2008 Military Spouse of the Year!
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil   (187 words)

 H-Net Review: David Bielanski on Home/Front: The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany
No better reflection of increasing interest in the social and cultural implications of war and military life can be found than in the recent work of gender historians, of which this collection of essays is a fine example.
Taking a long view of history, this volume addresses questions regarding how masculinity and femininity were constructed in the age of total war, how these constructions influenced perceptions of race and nationalism, and how changing gender roles offered a multiplicity of venues from which to define the roles of men and women.
The complexity of post-war masculinity is also the focus of Stefanie Schueler-Springorum in her essay "Flying and Killing: Military Masculinity in German Pilot Literature, 1914-1939." Her analysis also focuses on the melding of man and machine, though in a different manner and with a different purpose.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=229111085713745   (2323 words)

 Military & Veteran Career Center -- Connecting veterans with civilian jobs
Meet top employers looking for all military, from skilled enlisted ranks to experienced non-commission officers and junior military officers.
Transitioning back to civilian life can be a challenge in many ways, some predictable, some not.
"Real Military Transition Stories" brings you the first-hand experiences of those who've already made the move.
www.military.com /Careers/Home/1,13373,,00.html   (98 words)

 U.S.: Military Spending Leaves Home Front Unguarded - Report
In all, the report recommends cutting 53.1 billion dollars from military expenditures and spending 40.5 billion dollars more on international affairs and homeland security operations.
It calls for a four-to-one ratio of spending on military programmes to all other security spending, down from the seven-to-one proposed in Bush's 2006 budget.
The report, which was funded by private philanthropies and endorsed by a task force made up of retired military officers and veteran defence analysts, also calls for an additional 10 billion dollars for foreign aid and recommends specific changes in U.S. development policy.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=28623   (864 words)

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