MILITARY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILITARY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Marines investigate Utah corporal who vanished in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221398-90/hassoun-military-marine-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58221398-90/hassoun-military-marine-camp.html.csp">Marines investigate Utah corporal who vanished in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T19:10:44.071-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 07:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Camp Lejeune, N.C. • Marine Corps officers have launched a formal investigation into whether a Marine from Utah deserted his unit in Iraq or months later after returning to the United States, a military spokesman said Thursday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, of West Jordan, was being investigated for alleged desertion, destruction of government property and larceny, said Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore, a spokesman for the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. Hassoun faced those charges a decade...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582213982014-07-24T19:10:44.071-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-24T19:10:44.071-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58221398@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:44 MDT Tough test facing Jeopardy! champion Watson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215185-79/watson-ibm-usaa-test.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215185-79/watson-ibm-usaa-test.html.csp">Tough test facing Jeopardy! champion Watson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Alex Barinka</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T09:38:02.015-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • International Business Machines is putting its Watson natural-language technology to the test with consumers on a wide scale for the first time. On the website of financial-services firm USAA, military customers will be able to use IBM’s tool to ask questions and seek advice on transitioning back to civilian life. Famous for being a “Jeopardy!” game-show champion, Watson analyzes information and can answer questions in conversational English. The USAA deal gives IBM its biggest test 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> 58215185@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:02 MDT Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215036-68/russia-arms-equipment-export.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215036-68/russia-arms-equipment-export.html.csp">Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government’s call for tough sanctions over Moscow’s arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in a report Wednesday. A group of legislative committees that oversee arms export controls said there are 251 export licenses in place for sale of goods worth at least 132 million pounds ($225 million) to Russia. The report did not detail actual exports, simply the licenses. The ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150362014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:57:01.894-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215036@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:57:01 MDT Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212452-68/israel-hamas-israeli-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58212452-68/israel-hamas-israeli-gaza.html.csp">Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. Israel declared that Ben-Gurion Airport was safe and said there was no reason to “hand terror a prize” by halting flights. The rare flight ban came as Israel grappled with news that a soldier went missing after an attack in the Gaza Strip, raising the p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124522014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T22:09:32.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212452@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:09:32 MDT Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp">Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.413-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am writing in regards to a recent piece in this publication about Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza. U.S. taxpayers fund 20 percent of Israel´s military, providing over $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The State Department and Congress could immediately end these attacks by suspending military aid to Israel and brokering a lasting cease-fire agreement and an end to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Stri...</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> 58198750@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210230-82/obama-president-putin-russian.html.csp">Lowry: The alleged leader of the free world</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:48:22.543-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage. President Ronald Reagan famously implored the Soviets to “Tear down this wall.” President Obama’s injunction is “Investigate this crash.” Or as he put it rousingly in ...</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> 58210230@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:22 MDT Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp">Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:53:05.531-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than one hundred Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas, officials said. Israel said it pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza because the warren of shops and concrete-block homes was the site of frequent rocket launches and concealed a network of tunnels dug by Hamas fighters an...</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> 58203387@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:53:05 MDT Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58202222-68/israeli-gaza-military-killed.html.csp">Israeli bulldozers destroy Hamas tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and IAN DEITCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli bulldozers on Saturday demolished more than a dozen tunnels the military said were being used by Hamas gunmen to sneak beneath the southern border of the Jewish state and carry out attacks on its soldiers and civilians. Palestinians reported intensified airstrikes and shelling as the death toll from Israel’s ground offensive rose to at least 342 Palestinians, including many civilians. Several Israelis — soldiers and civilians — have also been killed since the fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582022222014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T21:28:01.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58202222@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:28:01 MDT Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp">Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:19:02.836-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets. In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reporte...</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> 58201215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:19:02 MDT Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201211-68/site-lake-starbuck-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201211-68/site-lake-starbuck-park.html.csp">Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS CAROLA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:17:02.589-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lake George, N.Y. • Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era’s largest smallpox hospital. The site’s multilayered history poses unique challenges for the dig, which is being conducted in a state-owned park that has served as a natural time capsule amid the summertime bustle in this popular southern Adirondack tourist destination. “It’s a confusing and com...</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> 58201211@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:17:02 MDT Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197547-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58197547-68/gaza-israeli-hamas-israel.html.csp">Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ibrahim Barzak </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 09:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip •Israeli troops pushed into Gaza on Friday in a ground offensive that officials said could last up to two weeks as the prime minister ordered the military to prepare for a “significantly” wider campaign. The assault raised risks of a bloodier conflict amid rising Palestinian civilian casualties and the first Israeli military death — and brought questions of how far Israel will go to cripple Gaza’s Hamas rulers. Officially, the goal remains to destroy a network of tunnels m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581975472014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T21:14:36.414-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58197547@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:14:36 MDT Washington Post: Criminal and intolerable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197472-82/russian-ukrainian-plane-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58197472-82/russian-ukrainian-plane-russia.html.csp">Washington Post: Criminal and intolerable</a></h4>