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Christopher Steele made his first public appearance Monday since the release of a Justice Department report casting doubt on the Trump dossier, moderating a discussion of the documentary “The Great Hack” hosted by actor Colin Firth.
“We’re going to war, bro” — declared a young US soldier from the US Army's celebrated 82nd Airborne Division. He gave reporters a confident two thumbs up as his unit moved out on its largest “fast deployment” in a decade at a moment Iran has promised to inflict a "historic nightmare" on the US in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani.
While Kuwait is expected to be the first stop for most of the some 3,500 total paratroopers ordered to the region, the final destination is classified, and the Army is concerned over information leaks. For this reason the US Army confiscated the cell phones and any personal communication devices of those deploying on the transport planes.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Burns commented, “We’re an infantry brigade. Our primary mission is ground fighting. This is as real as it gets.”
And just like that, Reuters noted, the reality began to set in: "On a single order, hundreds of soldiers jumped to their feet. They lined up single file and marched out carrying their guns and kits and helmets, past a volunteer honor guard holding aloft flags that flapped east in the January wind."
Breaking a 5-day silence over its response for the US killing of General Qassem Soleimani, on Tuesday Iran said it was assessing 13 scenarios to inflict a "historic nightmare" on the US. "Even if the weakest of these scenarios gain a consensus, its implementation can be a historic nightmare for the Americans," Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran's national security council, was cited by Fars news agency, adding that, "For now, for intelligence reasons, we cannot provide more information to the media."
Iranian officials previously said that U.S. forces in the region will be targets, and overnight the Iranian parliament on Tuesday designated the Pentagon and affiliated companies as terrorists. In response, the U.S. issued a warning to shipping in the Middle East over the possibility of Iranian action against U.S. maritime interests, the Associated Press reported, citing a statement
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Mass National Guard Movements
Is Iran just a diversion for the setting up off the Happening
ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) — The Tennessee National Guard said Friday that Governor Bill Lee visited with more than 20 Tennessee Army National Guard soldiers Friday at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base ahead of their deployment overseas.
Gov. Lee was also accompanied by Tennessee’s Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes to see the deploying soldiers.
OISE, Idaho (CBS2) — More than 4,000 Idaho National Guard soldiers will be heading to Germany and southwest Asia soon.
Idaho Gov. Brad Little made the announcement on Monday, during his State of the State Address. In addition, about 400 Airmen will be heading to southwest Asia in the spring.
According to Guard officials, the Nevada soldiers will be responsible for command and control of a wide wage of supply operations supporting deployment and redeployment operations collectively known as Operation Atlantic Resolve.
A mobilization ceremony for the departing Nevada soldiers is planned Friday at the Reid Readiness Center in Carson City.