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Iraq deploys Counter-Terrorism Service in response to nationwide protests

Iraq deploys Counter-Terrorism Service in response to nationwide protests

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Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi deployed the country's elite Counter-Terrorism Service on Sunday in response to nationwide protests. The forces said the move was meant to control violent protests centered in Baghdad and Nasiriya that began on Friday opposing corruption and calling for a reform of the country's political system. "Counter-Terrorism Service forces have been deployed in some areas of Baghdad to protect state buildings from undisciplined elements taking advantage of security forces being busy with protecting protests and protesters," the forces said in a statement. The U.N. Iraqi High Commission on Human Rights said 74 people were killed over the three-day period, most while attempting to enter political party headquarters. Most were shot to death by se...
Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys to Indo-Pacific region

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan deploys to Indo-Pacific region

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May 22 (UPI) -- The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its commander task force units began underway operations in the Indo-Pacific region, the Navy announced on Wednesday. The carrier left its home port of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, in its first deployment of 2019. Sailors wore their dress whites and lined the flight deck as it left port. The carrier is traveling with CTF 70, which has tactical control of carrier strike groups, cruisers, and destroyers that deploy or transit through the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. There is typically an unannounced submarine presence as well. CTF 70 also serves as CSG 5, the Navy's forward-deployed strike group centered on the USS Ronald Reagan and the embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5. CTF 70 and the carrier's Strike Group are forward-de...
U.S. deploys B-52s to Europe for training mission

U.S. deploys B-52s to Europe for training mission

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March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force deployed six B-52 bombers to Europe last week for training flights over the continent. In an announcement Monday, the Air Force said the aircraft were conducting a training mission that's part of a coordinated effort across U.S. European Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The deployment of the aircraft also included more than 450 airmen who first arrived at Royal Air Force base Fairford in Great Britain, NATO said in a news release last week. The U.S. has made similar deployments of its strategic bombers to Europe at least once annually since 2014, NATO said. "This is a routine deployment, but it shows that the U.S. nuclear umbrella protects Europe and demonstrates the unique capabilities the U.S. could bring to Europe in a...
United States deploys THAAD to Israel

United States deploys THAAD to Israel

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March 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. military has deployed its most advanced missile defense system to Israel as part of a joint exercise between the two allies. In a statement Monday, the United States European Command said the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was done at the direction of acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan as a sign of the United State's commitment to Israel's regional security. "During the deployment, our service members will work in various locations throughout Israel and will practice operational procedures for augmenting Israel's existing air and missile defense architecture," the statement said. It continued that the deployment is an example of the U.S. forces' agility to respond quickly and unpredictably to any threat the wor...
USS Gravely deploys for NATO maritime operations

USS Gravely deploys for NATO maritime operations

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Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The guided missile destroyer USS Gravely left Norfolk, Va., for the Mediterranean Sea on Friday to serve as a NATO flagship. The vessel will conduct maritime operations as the flagship of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Standing NATO Maritime Group 1, It will be in serve in the area of operations of the U.S. Navy's U.S. 6th Fleet, Navy officials said. The ship carries 36 officers and 282 enlisted sailors. The Navy and U.S. Marines deployed the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and the Marine Expeditionary to that region earlier this month. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com