MILITARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILITARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321366-68/hamas-gaza-israel-military.html.csp">Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and PETER ENAV</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 07:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization’s morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel’s intelligence services. The pre-dawn strike leveled a four-story house in a densely populated neighborhood of the southern town of Rafah, killing six people, including the three senior Hamas commanders. The trio had played a key role in expanding Hamas’ military capabilities in re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583213662014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T19:32:08.276-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321366@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:32:08 MDT US special ops tried but failed to find American hostages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321350-68/syria-rescue-foley-hostages.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58321350-68/syria-rescue-foley-hostages.html.csp">US special ops tried but failed to find American hostages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP White House Correspondent</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T08:15:14.529-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 08:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say. The rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held, administration officials said Wednesday. But the several dozen special operations forces dropped by...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583213502014-08-21T08:15:14.529-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T08:15:14.529-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321350@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:15:14 MDT Secret U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319197-68/syria-rescue-foley-mission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58319197-68/syria-rescue-foley-mission.html.csp">Secret U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T20:20:02.116-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 08:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday. Officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. But the several dozen special operations forces dropped b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583191972014-08-20T20:20:02.116-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T20:20:02.116-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319197@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:20:02 MDT I lived in the ‘militarized’ town John Oliver made fun of. Yes, it was that bad. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58318901-226/saginaw-bad-neighborhoods-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/58318901-226/saginaw-bad-neighborhoods-police.html.csp">I lived in the ‘militarized’ town John Oliver made fun of. Yes, it was that bad.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:48:45.724-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As comedian John Oliver’s segment on police militarization goes viral, a lot of attention is being called to his examples: a BearCat to defend a New Hampshire pumpkin festival against terrorism, a tank in tiny Doraville, Ga., and an armored “mine-resistant” truck driving the streets of Saginaw, Mich. “Has our city gotten that bad?” an awestruck Saginaw resident is heard asking in a YouTube video of the behemoth. John Oliver replies, “Here’s the thing: No. It hasn’t got that bad. Because unless y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318901@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:45 MDT Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317014-68/gaza-strike-deif-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58317014-68/gaza-strike-deif-hamas.html.csp">Hamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • A Hamas spokesman says the group’s elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son. Sami Abu Zuhri says Mohammed Deif “wasn’t even in the location when they bombed it.” Abu Zuhri was speaking to Hamas’ TV station Al-Aqsa on Wednesday. An Israeli strike on the three-story house late Tuesday killed Deif’s wife and child, as well as three others. Deif has escaped numerous Israeli assassination attempts in the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583170142014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T11:06:20.593-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317014@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:06:20 MDT Letter: With so many guns out there, police must be ready http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310565-82/police-enforcement-law-prepared.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58310565-82/police-enforcement-law-prepared.html.csp">Letter: With so many guns out there, police must be ready</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:37:29.41-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I find it ironic that some people are concerned about the militarization of the police force. With the absence of real gun control in our country, what other responsible choice does law enforcement have but to be prepared to respond to situations involving people with automatic and other military grade weapons? Of course, it’s critical that the police use their power with discretion. However, I also don’t want the police to be ill-prepared when called upon to respond to domestic terrorism which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310565@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:37:29 MDT Hearing set for Marine — with Utah family — accused of desertion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314179-78/hearing-marine-accused-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314179-78/hearing-marine-accused-camp.html.csp">Hearing set for Marine — with Utah family — accused of desertion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:22:01.848-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Military officials have scheduled a hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq and failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. A statement from Camp Lejeune on Tuesday said the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is scheduled for Thursday. A Marine Corps spokesman says the results of the hearing will determine what action will be taken. Hassoun disappeared twice from the military: first in June 2004 in a purported kidnapp...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583141792014-08-19T18:22:01.848-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T18:22:01.848-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314179@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:01 MDT Pakistan troops guard parliament before mass rally http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312994-68/khan-pakistan-islamabad-sharif.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312994-68/khan-pakistan-islamabad-sharif.html.csp">Pakistan troops guard parliament before mass rally</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ASIF SHAHZAD and ZARAR KHAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:31:08.928-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • Pakistan deployed soldiers Tuesday to protect the seat of the country’s government in Islamabad ahead of a planned march by thousands of anti-government protesters, the first military deployment in the capital under civilian leadership. The decision came during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the man protesters led by opposition politician Imran Khan wants to step down over fraud allegations in last year’s election. Pakistani television channels showed live footage ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:31:08 MDT Obama: Time to review police militarization http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310801-68/police-obama-ferguson-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58310801-68/police-obama-ferguson-local.html.csp">Obama: Time to review police militarization</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM KUHNHENN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T21:13:01.809-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Calling for a sharp separation between the nation’s armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon. The transfers have come under public scrutiny after the forceful police response to racially charged unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Amid video images of well-armed police confronting protesters with combat weapons and other surplus military e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583108012014-08-18T21:13:01.809-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T21:13:01.809-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310801@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:13:01 MDT Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309755-82/war-aid-israel-complicit.html.csp">Letter: Let Israel wage war without U.S. aid</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T16:36:02.652-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has rejected Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace-making efforts as unwanted and unwelcome, as he is free to do. Israel has been provoked and has a right to defend itself and retaliate, but a long-established principle of “just war” is proportionality. Inflicting casualties at a rate of 100 for one grossly fails to meet this standard and amounts to reprisal against an entire population. Our military aid makes us complicit in what, by any objective standard, are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309755@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:36:02 MDT Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309173-82/administration-congress-national-security.html.csp">Washington Post: Don’t pass ‘coup clause’ with a national security waiver</a></h4>