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Step Up America Heroes Appreciation Festival

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Step Up America Heroes Appreciation Festival

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

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September 5, 2014
Contact: Claire Armbruster; 615-509-9797
Gary James; 772-388-2490
 
Step Up America
 Heroes Appreciation Festival
 
Vero Beach, Florida – The American Security Council Foundation (ASCF) announces a benefit concert featuring The Band Perry on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Historic Dodgertown Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, Fla. The lineup also includes Country music newcomer JT Hodges and the bluegrass group of Newton & Thomas. The festival gates will open at 3:00 PM with various activities and exhibits. According to ASCF Director of Operations Gary James, “The festival will raise funds for The US NAVY UDT/SEAL Trident House and the ASCF Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships to the children of Active Duty Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement and First Responders.”
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Mexico: Texas Governor's Border Deployment Politically Motivated

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The Mexican government has condemned the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, saying Governor Rick Perry authorized the move for political purposes.

"Mexico underscores that it is irresponsible to manipulate border security for political reasons," said the statement from the Mexican government and sent by its embassy in Washington on Thursday.

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US Military Prepares for Multi-Year Operations in Middle East

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This anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 U.S. citizens was supposed to be different. America was poised to transition out of a war era for the first time in 13 years.

But now, the president has ordered the military back in. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night the U.S. military is sending 475 additional troops to Iraq. Most of them will be posted in U.S. command headquarters in Baghdad.

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US Bolsters Humanitarian Aid for Syrian Conflict

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meeting with Turkish officials to push an international coalition to combat the Islamic State militant group, has announced nearly $500 million in new humanitarian aid for Syrians affected by the militants' siege.  

The new U.S. funding focuses both on civilians displaced inside Syria and the more than 3 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt. More than half of Syria's population has been displaced by conflict.

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EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia

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The European Union has imposed a new package of economic sanctions against Russia because of its actions in Ukraine. 

The new sanctions went into effect Friday and targeted Russian oil and defense firms. The latest EU restrictions also imposed sanctions on individuals, including Russian figures and Ukrainian rebels.

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Obama's smart war plan, lousy leadership

Published by: James S. Robbins

Tonight in an address to the nation, President Obama promised a "relentless effort" to wipe out Islamic State terrorists "wherever they exist." The strategy he presented draws on over a decade of American experience in fighting jihadists. But whether the president can execute it is another matter.
 

Obama's war plan contains familiar elements from previous phases of the war on terrorism. The United States will give support to Iraqi ground forces, including air strikes, training and equipment, intelligence support, everything short of boots on the ground. The plan is similar to the opening phase of Operation Enduring Freedom, in which American assistance allowed Afghanistan's Northern Alliance to rout the Taliban regime in two months.

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