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  YouTube - The US armed forces
I see you are from germany [small g] You should be thanking the U.S. that hitler got his ass kicked like saddam did.
A series of selected pictures about the infantry of us armed forces in iraq and afghanistan...
U.S. Army Soldiers From 5/20 Battle Insurgents In Baqubah
www.youtube.com /watch?v=FULNzJcRe-Y   (570 words)

 Armed forces reunited at armed forces reunited .co.uk. Armed forces, Online NAAFI, Military Forums, All Forces Reunited
You are welcome whatever armed service you were in, we have representatives of all the major armed forces.
Whether you are ex armed forces, serving armed forces or simply a civilian who has a sense of humour, you'll have a cracking time at biscuitsbrown.com.
Biscuitsbrown is The premier ex forces website (in our humble opinion) and we thrive on getting armed forces reunited and letting everyone get back to those good 'ol days when we served in the armed forces.
www.armedforcesreunited.co.uk   (901 words)

  United States armed forces - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
The United States armed forces were the military services of the United States of America, on Earth.
The commander in chief of the US armed forces was the President of the United States.
Another branch of the armed forces was the United States Coast Guard, who were credited for assisting in the making of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/US_armed_forces   (344 words)

  Migration Information Source - The Foreign Born in the Armed Services
The foreign born in the armed forces represent approximately 5 percent of the total on active duty.
Approximately half of the foreign born serving in the armed forces are naturalized citizens.
As of May 2006, 11,651 foreign-born women were on active duty in the US armed forces, representing 17 percent of all foreign born serving in the military.
www.migrationinformation.org /USfocus/display.cfm?ID=572   (1663 words)

 Sunshine: US Armed Forces Push for Offensive Biological Weapons Development
While US allegations against other countries are generally undocumented, the proposals described in this press release were recently released to the Sunshine Project under the Freedom of Information Act and have been placed on the internet for independent analysis.
The US armed forces documents released here, however, are not about "dual use" technology, they are explicit proposals for offensive weaponsmaking.
Under the US Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act, development of biological weapons, including those that attack materials, is subject to federal criminal and civil penalties.
www.sunshine-project.org /publications/pr/pr080502.html   (718 words)

 Embassy of France in the US - French Armed Forces
Yet, the leaders of States who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using, in one way or another, weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part.
Today, they continue to keep watch, quietly, for us to be able to live in a land of freedom that is the master of its future.
In my capacity as Head of the Armed Forces, and on behalf of our compatriots, I would like to express the gratitude of the Nation to all the women and men who contribute to this mission.
www.ambafrance-us.org /news/statmnts/2006/chirac_speech_armedforces_finistere011906.asp   (2260 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Osama bin Laden
The U.S. also sent the elite special forces outfit, Task Force 121, a joint unit of commandos and CIA officers, to the border region to find bin Laden and the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Muhammed Omar.
There are also persistent reports that the U.S. invasion of Iraq changed al-Qaeda's focus, with bin Laden and his senior advisors moving resources from Afghanistan to Iraq because it was a good place to fight "the American crusaders," according to a Taliban source quoted by Newsweek magazine.
U.S. special and regular forces and Afghan allies attacked the caves, but bin Laden successfully slipped through their fingers and disappeared into the mountains.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/osamabinladen   (1672 words)

 Project on Defense Alternatives - Build-Down: US Armed Forces Retrenchment in the Context of Modernization
In light of current and planned modernization efforts it is a mistake to describe the current process of armed forces transition as a "draw-down." The process is one of "build-down," involving the trimming away of the older, less capable portions of America's armed forces while multiplying the capabilities of the force that remains.
Contrary to expectation the BUR increases the proportion of ground forces -- US Army and Marine Corps -- in the all-service active-duty mix, from 45.8 percent in 1990 to 46 percent.
Conetta, Carl and Charles Knight and Alan Bloomgarden, "Build-Down: US Armed Forces Retrenchment in the Context of Modernization".
www.comw.org /pda/bmemo8.htm   (9254 words)

 Worldandnation: 20 U.S. armed forces die in Iraq
U.S. and Iraqi forces have been battling Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias for months in the province, around the city of Baqubah.
In Karbala, five U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday night when militia fighters attacked a provincial headquarters in the Shiite Muslim holy city, the military said in a statement.
A brigade of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, part of the buildup, has arrived in Baghdad and will be ready to join the fresh drive to quell sectarian violence in the capital by the first of the month, the American military said.
www.sptimes.com /2007/01/21/Worldandnation/20_US_armed_forces_di.shtml   (1034 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | US plans to 'fight the net' revealed
The roadmap, however, gives a flavour of what the US military is up to - and the grand scale on which it's thinking.
The authors warn that US networks are very vulnerable to attack by hackers, enemies seeking to disable them, or spies looking for intelligence.
US forces should be able to "disrupt or destroy the full spectrum of globally emerging communications systems, sensors, and weapons systems dependent on the electromagnetic spectrum".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4655196.stm   (897 words)

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Yimmy RE:the US armed forces actually failed in afghanistan - Mad 10/28/2005 8:15:06 PM To be fair, although the bloke certainly is no diplomat in his use of language, he does have a point - we still don't posess Bin Laden.
(US did this mistake of abandoning afghan once when the russians withdrew - that ultimately led to Pakistan and extremist Taliban gaining control)This time the US is making sure that Afghanistan is properly fixed.
And remember in Vietnam we faced a large conventional army in addition to the VC and it was the large conventional army that did most of the damage to US forces and that in the end conquered South Vietnam.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/30-63100.aspx   (1487 words)

FORT HUACHUCA - The Conseil International du Sport Militaire is a builder of trust among the armed forces of 127 nations, Canadian Brig.
B Troop 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) also will put on a demonstration of maneuvers from the 1880s.
Navy Women, Air Force Men Triumph at Armed Forces Volleyball.
www.defenselink.mil /armedforcessports/zvol.html   (539 words)

 US Armed Forces Soccer Team   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The US Armed Forces Soccer Team competed on the world soccer stage by competing in the 39th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Football (Soccer) Championship held in Egypt, June 21 - July 6, 2001.
The U.S. Armed Forces team came out fired-up for the second half but missed several opportunities to score despite some great efforts and the final score remained 2-0 in favor of Greece.
On Thursday, the Egyptian Armed Forces treated the United States Armed Forces' team to a tour of the great pyramids of Giza and the ancient Sphinx to help build 'friendship through sport'.
www.defenselink.mil /armedforcessports/soc01.html   (377 words)

 US Armed Forces Soccer Team   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The US Armed Forces Soccer Team competed on the world soccer stage by competing in the 39th Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) World Military Football (Soccer) Championship held in Egypt, June 21 - July 6, 2001.
The U.S. Armed Forces team came out fired-up for the second half but missed several opportunities to score despite some great efforts and the final score remained 2-0 in favor of Greece.
On Thursday, the Egyptian Armed Forces treated the United States Armed Forces' team to a tour of the great pyramids of Giza and the ancient Sphinx to help build 'friendship through sport'.
www.dod.gov /armedforcessports/soc01.html   (377 words)

 Naseeb Vibes - The Largest Muslim E-Zine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many of you who were born in the US or the UK are thought of people already having loyalty towards their homeland.
Many of us also tell the INS officer during our interview that they are willing to bear arms for the US.
So with people having so much animosity with me who is actually working for the US Armed Forces is really surprising and I wonder if they just lied to the US Government so that they could avail all the priviledges of being a US Citizen.
www7.naseeb.com /naseebvibes/prose-detail.php?aid=4792   (1717 words)

 Wicca in the US Armed Forces
The Armed Forces Chaplaincy, which does not serve as an expressed religious entity within the context of the Armed Forces, was established by Congress to serve the religious needs of those serving in the nation's Armed Forces.
Thus, it is the responsibility of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy to protect, provide for, and ensure that the free exercise of religion is observed inviolate for all members of the United States Armed Forces.
Current social forces generally do not allow Witches to declare publicly their religious faith without fear of reprisals such as loss of job, child custody challenges, ridicule, etc. Prejudices against Wiccans is the result of public confusion between Witchcraft and Satanism.
www.aquatabch.org /panegyria/essays/afcbwiccapaper.php   (3160 words)

 US Armed Forces and the Emerging RMA
Interestingly, the US Air Force was the most skeptical about the future of manned aircraft while the Marine Corps was by far the most optimistic.
Officers from allied nations surveyed while receiving professional military education in the US overwhelmingly thought that it would be easier for the US to use force, the risk of casualties would be lower, and decisive battlefield victories will be easier in the future.
The Air Force was almost as open to change as the foreign officers, while the Army and Marine Corps members tended to be more skeptical or uncertain.
web.mit.edu /ssp/spring02/fitzsimonds_mahnken.htm   (1035 words)

 US armed forces murder another Iraqi family - Pravda.Ru   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is not a happy new year for yet another family of civilians, murdered by a US pilot yesterday as they were enjoying themselves in their home in Beiji, northern Iraq.
The bodies of women and children were pulled from the rubble by irate residents, infuriated by yet another flagrant case of disrergard for human life demonstrated by the US Armed Forces commanded by the Bush regime.
These claim that three men who entered the house after being seen digging a hole were classified as a threat to civilians and military forces.
english.pravda.ru /mailbox/22/101/399/16704_iraq.html   (354 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
Coalition forces detained 16 suspects, including three wanted individuals, during operations to disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq and foreign terrorist operations in central and northern Iraq.
Coalition forces wounded one suspected terrorist and detained 19 others during operations to disrupt foreign terrorist networks in central Iraq.
U.S. Airmen serving in Afghanistan honored veterans past and present with a 10-hour silent vigil on Veterans Day.
www.defenselink.mil   (570 words)

 www.mil.se - Swedish Armed Forces - Supreme Commander
The Supreme Commander exercises overall command of the Swedish Armed Forces in the execution of tasks assigned to the Armed Forces by the Government.
In executing these tasks in accordance with the Government's guidelines, the Supreme Commander has to strike a balance between maintaining the immediate effectiveness of the Armed Forces and optimising their total defence capability over time.
The Supreme Commander is thus responsible for deciding on matters which are of fundamental importance to the Swedish Armed Forces and which may have financial implications for future freedom of action in the long term, as well as taking decisions on measures affecting the readiness and deployment of combat forces.
www.mil.se /article.php?lang=E&id=2437   (227 words)

 Armed Forces - Europe AE Hospitals | Find Armed Forces - Europe Hospitals | Locate a Armed Forces - Europe Hospital
AE Armed Forces - Europe same day AE Armed Forces - Europe flower delivery.
We understand that in your community you may also need to send Armed Forces - Europe, AE get-well flowers, or offer a cheery gift basket or a plant.
For more information in Armed Forces - Europe, finding a local church may be helpful.
www.hospital-locator.com /AE.html   (195 words)

 FinAid | Military Aid | US Armed Forces Recruiting Programs
Under the Montgomery GI Bill, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard (and their Reserves and the National Guard) provide a cash education incentive to encourage you to join and serve a tour of duty.
The Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program allows enlisted servicemembers and offers to enroll in courses at accredited colleges, universities, junior colleges, high schools, and vocational-technical schools.
Upon graduation, you're commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps or as an ensign in the Navy or Coast Guard.
www.finaid.org /military/recruiting.phtml   (1211 words)

 One Business Source & the U.S. Armed Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In its support of the Armed Forces, One Business Source is aligning with Businesses, Charities and individuals who wish to Make The Difference in the lives of those who took the oath to defend and protect this Nation.
US Armed Forces and their families can now purchase a Yackie Mobile Global Roaming SIM card for free (regular cost is $49.00) with $99.00 airtime, a Yackie VoIP account with $9.00 airtime – a package specially created for the US Military.
Nothing brings us greater joy than to bring families closer together, even though they are oceans apart.
www.onebusinesssource.com /usarmedforces.html   (571 words)

 US bases in Iraq: sticky politics, hard math | csmonitor.com
US Army planners are preparing to maintain the current level of forces in Iraq at least through 2007, The New York Times reported this week.
At an April 2003 press conference, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said any suggestion that the US is planning a permanent military presence in Iraq is "inaccurate and unfortunate." With the presidential election weeks away, he is unlikely to alter that pronouncement on such a politically touchy matter.
Also, withdrawal of US forces would be seen by Iraqi insurgents as a victory, prompting them to redouble their efforts to kill Americans, says Thomas Donnelly, a military expert at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0930/p17s02-cogn.html   (932 words)

 Blue Star Families - USAFNS
Both US Armed Forces News Service (USAFNS) and Web Independent News Service, L.L.C. are independent organizations, and are not part of, nor endorsed by, any agency of the United States government.
After that point in time, a five pointed gold star was added to the traditional fl arm band to indicate that a family member in the service of the United States of America had died.
During WW II, a flag with a blue star was hung (usually in the parlor window) to signal that a family member was on active duty in the armed forces of the United States of America.
www.usafns.com /bsf.shtml   (781 words)

 armed forces overview | citizenJoe
The US Armed Forces are arguably the best trained and equipped worldwide, capable of responding to humanitarian crises and threats alike - all on a global scale.
The Guard can be mobilized along with the reserve forces of the Armed Forces or by their respective states in the event of an emergency.
Percent of Armed Forces that are minority: 37% (compared to 30% of the U.S. population),
citizenjoe.org /node/126   (877 words)

 US Armed Forces Subject Guide LRC@TCC
US National Guard Official Web site for the National Guard, with links to the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.
US Department of Defense Official web site of the DoD, with press releases, breaking news, and special reports.
US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Official web site for the VA, with information on health care, insurance, VA loans, education, homelessness, and more.
www.tcc.vccs.edu /lrc/guides/armedfor.htm   (243 words)

 Job opportunities in the armed forces
Following enlistment, new members of the Armed Forces undergo initial-entry training, better known as “basic training” or “boot camp.” Through courses in military skills and protocol recruit training provides a 6-week to 13-week introduction to military life.
The Armed Forces’ current goal is to maintain a sufficient force to fight and win two major regional conflicts at the same time.
Under this program, Armed Forces personnel may elect to deduct up to $100 a month from their pay during the first 12 months of active duty, putting the money toward their future education.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos249.htm   (5588 words)

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