Pirates have freed two Indonesian sailors abducted earlier this month
in the Malacca Strait after an undisclosed ransom was paid, an
international maritime watchdog said Monday.
"Ransom was paid. The victims are now being interviewed by Indonesian
authorities," Noel Choong,...
The U.K. is cracking down on troop blogging. Will the U.S. follow?"The Ministry of Defence has introduced new guidelines to prevent military personnel talking about their experiences as members of the Armed...
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I have had enough! I have heard this ridiculous, sing-song, slogan of Boy George Bush's War of Terror - "We fight them over there so we don't have to fight them over here." Friends, Bush and his Bushies had the...
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NYC's women (and a healthy chunk of the city's men) have been eagerly awaiting the start of Fleet Week today, when the Navy comes to town and Manhattan is inundated with cheerful, polite, decidedly un-New...
"Thirteen days after their capture in the waters of the Persian Gulf, the sailors of the Royal Navy have returned home to their native Britain, prisoners of Iran, casualties of worsening East-West relations, and...
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Talk about mixing your business with pleasure: Der Spiegel, citing an unnamed Japanese paper, is reporting that three Japanese sailors are accused of swapping around a porn CD that also contained top-secret...
"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says 15 British naval personnel captured in the Gulf are free to leave.
He repeated allegations that the British sailors and marines "invaded" Iranian waters, but said they were being released as a "gift" to Britain.
He said they would...
In recent press conference, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that he'll release the 15 UK servicemen currently held in Iranian custody. No word yet on what concessions, if any, the UK had to give behind the...
" more than 100 Sri Lankan sailors By Sam Knight and agencies Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels drove a lorry full of explosives into a convoy of Sri Lankan military buses today, killing at least 103sailors and wounding another 150 people in one of the island's bloodiest attacks...
"During the assault, U.S. Navy messman Doris (Dorie) Miller helped move
his mortally wounded commander to shelter, then manned a machine gun on
the USS Arizona and shot down about six of the Japanese aircraft.
This was a particularly notable accomplishment, since combat...
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October 16, 1941 - After meeting FDR, Secretary of War Henry Stimson
wrote: "We face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be
done so as to be sure Japan is put into the wrong and makes the first
bad move -- overt move." On November 25, 1941 - After
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"I want you to know that your government has no information which it
has any thought of withholding from you.... You are, I believe, the
most enlightened and best informed people in all the world." President Franklin D. Roosevelt. September 1939.
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June 8, 2001 :: It doesn't matter how many times you prove it. Wait
five years and you have to prove it all over again. Take Pearl Harbor.
The fact that FDR knew the Japanese were going to attack is something
that should now be solid American history.
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June 6, 2001::Robert Ogg had been in Naval Intelligence during the war.
Ogg had detected the presence of a Japanese task force working its way
toward Pearl Harbor in December, 1941. The Japanese force had been
under radio silence. But the silence had been broken on a number...
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