Posts by Matt Yurus

Oshkosh, B’Gosh: The US Military Is Finally Replacing the Humvee

(Aug. 28, 2015)

This week marks the beginning of the end for the Humvee. Continue reading

U.S. reluctant to declare safe zone along Turkey-Syria border

(Aug. 24, 2015)

Turkey and the U.S. agreed to a deal in late July that might lead to an ISIS-free zone along the Syrian-Turkish border while and allow the U.S. to launch airstrikes against the marauding jihadist organization from Incirlik Air Base in Southern Turkey. Continue reading

Protesters seek an end to U.S. financial support of Pakistan

(Aug. 18, 2015)

Roughly 50 demonstrators rallied in front of the Pakistani embassy Friday in Washington, D.C., many demanding that Congress stop U.S. financial support of Pakistan, a country that they and others accuse of supporting the Taliban. Continue reading

Odierno reviews Iraq, Islamic State in final briefing

(Aug. 17, 2015)

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno holds a press briefing Aug. 12 at the Pentagon before he retires from service. Continue reading

Obama promotes deal as the best alternative to war

(Aug. 11, 2015)

President Barack Obama defended the Iran Deal at American University in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. “Now, we have before us a solution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon without resorting to war,” he said. Continue reading

Gitmo detainees cannot be charged with conspiracy, federal appeals court says

(Aug. 10, 2015)

On July 27, the U.S. military appealed a federal appeals court’s decision to toss out a conspiracy conviction against Osama bin Laden’s personal secretary and detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying the ruling could jeopardize key terrorism prosecutions that are currently underway. Continue reading

Navy base in Cuba houses one-of-a-kind music collection

(Jul. 28, 2015)

This isolated U.S. Navy base has many facilities and services to make life comfortable for the service members and their families stationed here. Continue reading

Gitmo detainee requests new representation

(Jul. 22, 2015)

Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asked a judge on July 22 for new legal representation. Continue reading

Gitmo: al-Qaida defendant rejects Pentagon-assigned lawyer

(Jul. 22, 2015)

Terrorist suspect Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi told a military court in Guantanamo Bay he no longer wished to be represented by two Marine lawyers — one of them had also defended another Gitmo detainee. Continue reading

Hearing delayed for Gitmo detainee

(Jul. 21, 2015)

Monday’s pretrial proceedings for Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, a “high-value target” detained at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2007, were delayed Sunday after a closed-door meeting with prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge. Continue reading