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U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defense: general
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 5, 2015 @ 10:18amClick here to read more
The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to the Middle East, a senior U.S. Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will to use them.
General Vincent Brooks, head of U.S. Army Pacific Command, said no decisions had been made about deploying a U.S.-owned Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery in the Middle East or South Korea, another region where he saw an urgent need given the threat posed by North Korea.
US Senate Fails to Override Keystone Pipeline Veto
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 5, 2015 @ 9:51amClick here to read more
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill authorizing the construction of a controversial oil pipeline to transport Canadian crude to U.S. Gulf states.
The vote was the first of many likely attempts by the Republican-led Congress to enact legislation over White House objections during Obama’s final two years in office.
US Ambassador to South Korea Needs 80 Stitches After Knife Attack
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 5, 2015 @ 9:48amClick here to read more
The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea received 80 stitches in his face after he was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant Thursday morning in Seoul.
The attacker is an ultra-nationalist political activist who claims he acted alone. Ambassador Mark Lippert, 42, was listed in stable condition Thursday after undergoing surgery at the Sinchon Severance Hospital in Seoul to repair lacerations to his face and left hand. The hospital director Jung Nam-shik said the ambassador needed stitches to close the deep gash to his face.
IS Fighters Set Ablaze Oilfields Near Tikrit
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 5, 2015 @ 9:43amClick here to read more
Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial attacks aimed at driving them from the oilfield, a witness and military source said.
Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness, who accompanied Iraqi militia and soldiers as they advanced on Tikrit from the east.
Kerry, Gulf Officials Discuss Impact of Iran Nuclear Deal
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 5, 2015 @ 9:40amClick here to read more
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Gulf state officials in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in a bid to ease their concerns about the potential impact of an Iran nuclear deal.
Kerry arrived in Riyadh late Wednesday, after holding three days of meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif in Switzerland.