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19 Dec

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminals

The war criminals of the Bush regime lied and fabricated evidence to go to war.

Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Powell are war criminals and today they are enjoying freedom.

The thousands dead, the region in chaos, the creation of Islamic State and the trillions of dollars cost and for what? The worst of all is that they were so desperate for war that they had no plans for peace.

So where are the protests and demonstrations today in the US to bring Bush, Chaney, Wolfowitz, Rice, Powell andRumsfeld to Justice? There are none. There has been none. And now the US people ask – why do we have so many enemies and why do peoples from other cultures hate us?


We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

The McGlynn

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War News

Iraq Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

Afghanistan Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

IRAQ BODY COUNT>>

This data is based on 51,544 database entries from the beginning of the war to 28 Feb 2017, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 36,537–38,380 deaths (20%–19%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Total Dollar Cost of War>>

Cost of War in Iraq>>

Cost of War in Afghanistan>>

REU: Somali president vows extra efforts after U.S. suspends aid to military

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – The government of Somali will do all it can to pay salaries and buy equipment for its soldiers as it begins to lose international support, the country’s president said on Monday.

The statement came several days after Reuters reported that the United States was suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns.

That announcement was a blow to the military, who will begin losing the support of African peacekeepers when they start to withdraw this month. Islamist insurgents are striking with ever-larger and more deadly attacks in the capital and major towns.

”I hereby certify that if a thing is halted, as a government we shall put effort five hundred percent so that the suspension does not affect anyone, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said in an address to military officials at the defense ministry that was broadcast on local radio……………..Documents seen by Reuters paint a stark picture of a military hollowed out by corruption, unable to feed, pay or arm its soldiers, despite hundreds of millions of dollars of support.

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NYT: Yemen Air Strike Kills Eight Women, Two Children, Say Residents

DUBAI — Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country’s three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.

The 10 people were returning on Sunday evening from a wedding in Marib province, an area east of the capital Sanaa held by the Iran-allied Houthi group, when their vehicle was struck, the sources said.

A spokesman for the coalition, which denies targeting civilians and says that every report of an attack is investigated, did not respond to an email requesting comment……………The United Nations says that more than 60,000 people have been killed or wounded in the conflict, which also displaced more than two million and triggered a cholera epidemic that has infected about one million people.

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GUARD: Western leaders told to stop ‘stoking the flames of war’ in Yemen

Generals, politicians and celebrities say US, France and UK must use their UN security council seats to ease humanitarian crisis

More than 350 high-profile figures including six Nobel peace prize laureates, former military generals, politicians, diplomats and celebrities have marked the 1,000th day of the Yemen civil war by calling on leaders of France, the US and the UK to stop “stoking the flames of war” and instead use their seats on the UN security council to act as peace brokers.

The signatories to the statement, including Juliette Binoche, Charlotte Rampling and Peter Gabriel, as well as religious leaders and heads of most of the main UK aid agencies, claim Yemen is at a tipping point.

Their statement to the leaders of the three western nations said: “If you don’t want the burden of the lives of thousands more Yemeni children on your hands, then the time to act is now. Yemen can’t wait any longer.

“To prevent further catastrophe and famine, Yemen needs an immediate ceasefire; an end to all blockages on access for food, fuel and medical supplies; and investment in a new, inclusive peace process.”

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REU: United States calls for delivery of U.N. aid shipments to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pressing for the delivery of World Food Program shipments to Yemen and the installation of new cranes at a key port amid a conflict in the nation that has killed or wounded more than 60,000 people, the State Department said on Monday.

John Sullivan, the U.S. deputy secretary of state, discussed Yemen with the leaders of international organizations on Friday and underscored that Washington was pressing for restoration of full humanitarian and commercial access to Yemen, the department said.

Sullivan told the leaders the United States was calling for “the delivery of World Food Program shipments that have not reached Hudaydah since late November, and the installation of new cranes at Hudaydah port,” it said in a statement.

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NYT: Al-Qaida Divisions May Aid Assad as He Eyes Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT — As President Bashar Assad seeks to reassert his authority in Idlib, the only remaining province in Syria where his forces have almost no presence, he may be aided there by deep fractures within al-Qaida, the militant group that dominates the region.

A recent wave of detentions and a spate of violence within al-Qaida have also raised fears of an all-out war between insurgents in the heavily populated province near Turkey as Assad’s forces make their push.

Assad lost control of Idlib nearly three years ago and he has vowed to recapture it, but that is expected to be a bloody and costly fight. The militant haven is heavily fortified and home to thousands of fighters who transferred there from other parts of the country. It is also where tens of thousands of civilians settled after fleeing fighting in Aleppo, Homs, the suburbs of Damascus and elsewhere.

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BBC: Syria war: Situation in Eastern Ghouta at ‘critical point’

Food shortages have led to the acute malnutrition rate among children rising to 11.9% EPA

The situation in a besieged rebel-held area near Syria’s capital has reached a “critical point”, the International Committee of the Red Cross has warned.

Scores of civilians have been killed or injured in the Eastern Ghouta in the past month and life is slowly becoming “impossible”, the organisation says.

About 500 people are waiting to be evacuated for life-saving medical care.

There are also shortages of food, fuel and medicines, and the cold weather threatens to worsen the hardship.

“Chronic disease sufferers and people with severe injuries are struggling to access care,” said the ICRC’s Middle East director, Robert Mardini.

“The sick and injured must not be used as pawns in negotiations between the different parties involved in the fighting. Medical attention must be promptly given to those who need it irrespective of who they are.”

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REU: Assad says France sponsors terrorism, cannot talk about peace

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al Assad attacked France on Tuesday, accusing it of supporting bloodshed in his country making it unfit to talk about a peace settlement.

“France spearheaded support for terrorism and their hands are soaked in Syrian blood from the first days and we do not see they have changed their stance fundamentally,” Assad was quoted in state media as telling reporters after meeting a Russian delegation on Monday.

”Those who support terrorism have no right to talk about peace,” he added.

France on Friday accused Syria of doing nothing to reach a peace agreement after almost seven years of war and said it was committing mass crimes in the Eastern Ghouta region where 400,000 people are besieged by government forces.

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday France would push for peace talks involving all parties in the six-year-old Syrian conflict, including President Bashar al-Assad, promising “initiatives” early next year.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was more blunt, quoted by Le Figaro.

Mr Assad does not seem to be in a position to take a political stance as long as he is dependent on Russia and Iran,” Le Drian said.

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GUARD: Two Islamic State arms depots found in Anbar province

Anbar (Iraqinews.com) Two Islamic State arms depots have been found in eastern Anbar, the military intelligence said on Monday.

“The two arms depots have been found at al-Subhayat and Nuaimiya areas east of Anbar, with 143 bombs available there,” the Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence said in a statement, quoted by Alghad Press.

The explosive charges were meant to target Iraqi civilians and security men at Subhayat and Nuaimiya areas, the statement read.

Iraqi troops are determined to pursuit IS sleeper cells and destroy all their arms depots and hideouts throughout the country, the statement added.

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REU: German defense minister says troop withdrawal from Afghanistan too rapid

MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday said the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan in recent years had been too rapid and she called for a longer-term commitment in the Hindu Kush mountain range.

Visiting troops in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, von der Leyen criticized the rapid reduction in forces since the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) ended its mission in Afghanistan in 2014 but said the international community had now learned it needed to be more patient.

“I haven’t forgotten how it was at the beginning when we got out of ISAF too quickly with too big a reduction in troop numbers,” she said, adding that everyone knew the security situation in Afghanistan remained tense.

She said Afghans continued to need support, advice and training from foreign soldiers, adding: “There’s still a lot to do but I‘m convinced that we’re going in the right direction with our mission there.”

“We’ll need to have a lot of stamina – Afghanistan will occupy us for a long time yet,” von der Leyen said.

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Will bolster the fighting strength of Afghan forces against Taliban: Trump

The US President Donald Trump has vowed to further bolster the Afghan national defense and security forces fighting strength in a bid to force the Taliban to join peace talks. President Trump in his national security strategy unveiled on Monday has said that “We are committed to supporting the Afghan government and security forces in

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ISIS militants suffer more casualties in Afghan forces operations in Nangarhar

At least nine ISIS militants were killed or wounded during the latest operations of the Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said at least four ISIS militants were killed and five others were wounded during the operations in Khogyani district. The statement further added that

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Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Sar-e-Pul airstrikes: Shaheen Corps

The Taliban insurgents have suffered heavy casualties during the airstrikes conducted in support of the Afghan during the operations in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army said Monday. According to a statement by the Shaheen Corps, the airstrikes were conducted in Sancharak district of the province, leaving at

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Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Staff Sgt. David Thomas Brabander, 24, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 11 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

Care for Veterans:

PTSD: National Center for PTSDPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and FamiliesSee Help for Veterans with PTSD to learn how to enroll for VA health care and get an assessment.

All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD ProgramLocator to find a PTSD program.If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.

Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.

Call 1-866-966-1020 or email resources@dcoeoutreach.orgMilitary OneSourceCall 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care

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