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The NSU Office of Field Operations was designated on September 14, 2001 within the Office of Field Operations to coordinate the investigation and possible detention of individuals related to the attacks of September 11th.
Operation Tarmac consists of proactive worksite enforcement investigations into the hiring practices of companies employing individuals who work at airports and who have direct access to commercial aircraft and other secure areas.
Operation Tarmac has resulted in the prosecution of individuals who have violated criminal immigration statutes and in the removal of unauthorized aliens from airport worksites.
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 Operation Southern Focus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Operation Southern Focus was a period in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq (called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in the United States) in which the military responses to violations of the southern Iraqi no-fly zones were increased, with more intensive bombing of air defense artillery installations and other military complexes.
The operation lasted from June 2002 until the beginning of the invasion in March 2003.
The operation was not publicly declared at the time, and was just said to be an intensification of the already-existing Operation Southern Watch.
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 Operation Southern Focus
In response to Iraqi violations of the Southern No-Fly Zone, and in preperation for Operation Iraqi Freedom, CENTCOM and CENTAF conducted a number of airstrikes against Iraq that were part of an operation known as Southern Focus.
Essentially, Southern Focus was a significant air campaign designed to prepare the battlefield prior to the initiation of the ground campaign.
While Southern Focus was not a publicly declared operation, coalition air forces dropped 606 bombs, responding to 651 attacks from June 2002 until OIF began March 19, 2003.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/southern_focus.htm   (245 words)

 Encyclopedia: Operation Southern Focus
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the military response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Operation Southern Watch was an operation conducted by Joint Task Force Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) with the mission of monitoring and controlling airspace south of the 33rd Parallel in Iraq, following the 1991 Gulf War up until the start of the Second Gulf War in 2003.
Operation Rockingham is an intelligence unit whose existence was revealed in June 2003 by the Scottish Sunday Herald.
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 Operation Southern Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Operation Southern Watch was formed August 27, 1992 with the stated purpose of ensuring Iraqi compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions 688, which demanded that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein end the repression of the Iraqi civilian population.
Iraqi military bombing and strafing attacks against the Shi’ite Muslims in Southern Iraq during the remainder of 1991 and during 1992 indicated Hussein chose not to comply with the U.N. resolution.
It is now known that this increased activity occurred during an operation known as Operation Southern Focus.
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 Operation Southern Focus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Abraham Lincoln rides out a storm in the Arabian Sea while supporting Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Iraqi no-fly zones had been patrolled continuously since the end of the 1991 Gulf War, and bombings by American and coalition fighter aircraft had taken place on a regular basis.
The tonnage of bombs dropped increased from 0 in March 2002 and 0.3 in April 2002 to between 7 and 14 tons per month in May-August, reaching a pre-war peak of 54.6 tons in September - prior to Congress' 11 October authorisation of the invasion.
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 Operation Southern Focus -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It also marked a period of increased (The ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience) intelligence gathering.
It was intended to be a "softening up" period prior to invasion, degrading (A republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq; modern government is involved in state-sponsored terrorism) Iraq's air defense and communication abilities.
The operation was not publicly declared at the time, and was just said to be an intensification of the already-existing (Click link for more info and facts about Operation Southern Watch) Operation Southern Watch.
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 2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
United States military operations were conducted, first, under the name Operation Iraqi Liberation [3], which was changed to Operation Iraqi Freedom, United Kingdom military operations as Operation Telic, and Australian operations as Operation Falconer.
Other al Qaeda leaders have claimed that there was no operational relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda, and indeed that Osama bin Laden had forbidden such a relationship with the Iraqi leader, whom he considered an infidel.
The name "Operation Iraqi Freedom," for example, expresses one viewpoint of the purpose of the invasion, and is almost never used outside the United States.
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 Operation Southern Watch -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Military engagements in Southern Watch occurred with regularity, though they were usually only reported in the (Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids) press occasionally.
An intensification was noted prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, though it was said at the time to just be in response to increasing activity by Iraqi (Click link for more info and facts about air-defense) air-defense forces.
It is now known that this increased activity occurred during an operation known as (Click link for more info and facts about Operation Southern Focus) Operation Southern Focus.
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 Guardian | Iraq war 'began last year'
Lieutenant General Michael Moseley, the chief allied war commander, said that the previously secret plan, Operation Southern Focus, was launched last summer - before President Bush took his case against Baghdad to the United Nations.
The operation involved dropping 606 precision-guided bombs on 391 targets, in an effort to destroy Saddam Hussein's air defences.
The air force general said Operation Southern Focus paved the way for the use of special forces early in the war, and the decision to begin the ground war earlier than planned with offensives by marines and regular infantry.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4716465-103681,00.html   (290 words)

 Oversight Testimony
To ensure continuity of operations and DHS proper DHS coordination, the BICE transition is being accomplished in a phased manner.
Operation Tarmac, for example, was launched in recognition of the fact that illegal workers at airports pose a serious security risk.
Many targets of Operation Southern Focus were believed to be responsible for smuggling hundreds of aliens into the country.
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 Southern States Cooperative
Southern States Cooperative’s feed mill in Park City, KY has officially received national recognition for having the industry’s “Most Improved Truck Fleet” in 2006.
In October 1998, Southern States continued its growth by acquiring the wholesale and retail farm supply system of Gold Kist, Inc. The acquisition effectively expanded the co-op’s territory into the Southeastern part of the nation.
Two years later, Southern States purchased the wholesale business of Agway consumer dealers and assumed all dealer marketing, development, operations, distribution and logistics for this business.
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 The Impact of Landmines on Socio-Economic Development in Southern Lebanon, by Mohamed Abdulkadir Ahmed, M.Sc. (5.3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
After the conflict, all humanitarian and development assistance efforts were hampered by the threat of mines, resulting in a lack of rehabilitation and resettlement areas, a lack of land for agriculture, an increase in costs of development, a deterrent to tourism and, of course, a devastating impact on people.
The liberation of southern Lebanon has provided an historic opportunity to further strengthen the national reconciliation and to build a broad national consensus on a political, developmental and livelihood rehabilitation agenda.
The proliferation of landmines in southern Lebanon is the outcome of the IDF and de-facto forces.
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 Tompaine.com - Print Page
In its search for operational flexibility the Bush administration shifted the locus of air operations to a base in Qatar that had to be developed on an emergency basis.
Among the data that reveal how much the Southern Focus air campaign differed from a simple response to Iraqi air defenses firing on U.S. or British aircraft, is the fact that Iraqi naval defenses were hit again.
Southern Focus clearly had the function of facilitating an invasion but was in itself an act of war.
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 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Operation Ensure West involved the development of individual district threat assessments identifying the industries and facilities in each jurisdiction considered to be high value terrorist targets and vulnerable to internal attack.
Operation White Fields was a criminal investigation into the activities of a multinational child smuggling organization responsible for the smuggling of children and young adults from El Salvador and Guatemala into the United States.
Operation Sonic was an investigation of the activities of a criminal organization involved in trafficking females, including juveniles, into the United States for the purpose of forcing them to engage in commercial sex acts.
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 The Strategic Failure of Operation Southern Watch and the Need for a New Coalition Based Strategy - Storming Media
Operation Southern Watch has been operating for over eight years, in an effort to change the behavior of the Iraqi regime.
Yet, while the tactical results of this operation may appear measurably successful, it is having adverse effects at the strategic level.
Operation Southern Watch is a strategic failure that is leading to the demise of the Desert Storm coalition.
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 Leaders Highlight Successes of Baghdad Operation - DefendAmerica News Article
"The more difficult period of the operation is the holding and the building phase, which is setting the conditions of confidence in the local residents so they can get on with life without the threat of terrorists committing violence in their neighborhood," he said.
Since the conclusion of the search operation in Risalah, citizens once displaced because of violence brought on by terrorists and deaths squads are now beginning to return to their homes, said Al-Kaabi.
During the three-day operation, MND-B soldiers and ISF seized 17 AK-47 assault rifles with 33 magazines of ammunition, 23 pistols, two SKS machineguns, five rocket-propelled grenade launchers with 18 RPG rounds, four grenades, 14 mortar rounds, five rockets and a large amount of bomb-making materials.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/sept2006/a091906dg2.html   (668 words)

 Operation Sunrise Africa:'50 Days of Evangelism'
Out of the midst of this despair was born 'Operation Sunrise Africa', O.S.A. It is the largest evangelical outreach that has ever taken place in southern and eastern Africa.
For the mission of Operation Sunrise Africa to be successful, it had to begin at the local level.
Operation Sunrise Africa may have come and gone in a mere 50 days, but this is just the beginning!
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 Operation Baghdad Update (IRAQ THE MODEL)
And second I think he wanted to say that even though the focus has been in Baghdad for months, the situation elsewhere was not ignored; and this part could be seen in the tough-worded warnings he made to local officials and militants alike.
This raid too is of political significance as it can be used to prove to that the operation is impartial and not directed against one sect without the other.
Despite the traffic jams and though this is the largest deployment for troops in the capital, daily life and civilian activity-contrary to what was expected-still continues at a rather normal level, unlike previous crackdowns where life came to near paralysis.
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 Industry Focus - Utilities/Energy
At Southern Co., computers are used in aspects as varied as customer service, automated plant operations, wholesale energy trading and an emerging area automated mapping.
Southern Co. is also exploring environmental research, including electric vehicle development.
Southern Co. has been recruiting at schools like Georgia Tech, Auburn and Mississippi State, but has also expanded beyond its geographic area to knock on the doors of schools in Michigan, Illinois and North and South Carolina.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Prior to the invasion, the United States' official position was that Iraq was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 regarding weapons of mass destruction and had to be disarmed by force.
The information was used in targeting decisions during Operation Desert Fox, a U.S. and UK bombardment of Iraq in December 1998 which was precipitated by lack of cooperation between Iraq and the UN weapon inspections team.
A change in enforcement tactics was acknowledged at the time, but it was not made public that this was part of a plan known as Operation Southern Focus.
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 Communications Office - NWS Focus - October 12, 2004
NEXRAD systems are modified and enhanced during their operational life to meet changing requirements, to add technology advances, and to improve the use of these systems for real-time weather operations.
Southern Region Deputy Director for Performance and Resources Melvin "Mac" McLaughlin and Systems Operations Division Chief Thomas Grayson were among 12 recipients chosen from a field of 38 NOAA nominations.
While he proved to be an effective administrator, Grayson preferred to focus his career on the rapidly developing disciplines of computers and information technology and elected to return to the Southern Region to oversee the newly created Systems Operations Division.
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 CNN, Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner (Ret.) said,"We are conducting military operations inside Iran right now."
Operation Southern Focus, without congressional approval, without the U.N. sanctions, we went ahead and began bombing.
The magazine also stressed the operation would be limited to air strikes, and would not include any ground invasion.
Any such operation is predicted to last a couple of days and target over 1,500 pre-determined sites.
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 Operation Southern Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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 ILW.COM - Statement of Joseph R. Greene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
OCDETF is a multi-agency Federal task force operating under the direction of the Department of Justice, which has as its primary mission the identification, investigation, prosecution, and dismantling of sophisticated organizations involved in narcotics trafficking.
These operations have includes prosecution of individuals who violated criminal immigration statutes, removal of unauthorized aliens from airport worksites, and fraudulent document training of security officials responsible for granting access badges to secure areas.
The primary objective of Operation Tarmac is to ensure that travelers have confidence in their safety and security while traveling.
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