This raid seemingly appears to be in response tothe recent Westgate upscale shopping mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya and to stem the growing threat of Al-Qaeda in the shape of Al-Shabaab in Africa. The second operation was carried out in Libya to capture a senior member of Al-Qaeda in Africa.This covert operation was carried out by the U.S. military commandos, with the help of the CIA and FBI officials, in Tripoli. The target of this operation was the capture of Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai alias Abu Ans__ a prominent leader of Al-Qaeda in Africa.Nazih Abdul Hameed al Ruqai alias Abu Ans is the man responsible for the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai, was on the most wanted list of the FBI. There was a reward money of $5 million, on his capture. Both these operations were approved by President Obama. The raid to capture the senior leader of Al-Shabaab was called off, as soon as it was confirmed that the person the U.S. Navy Seals were after was not present in his house. Some members, though, Al-Shabaab were killed in the raid, but it was called off in time to avoid any damage to the person and properties of innocent civilians. The Press Secretary of Pentagon, George Little, in a statement to the press said that Nazih Hameed aRuqai alias Abu Ans has been captured. Though he was, for obvious reasons, reluctant to provide details about whereabouts of the dreaded terrorist and where he was presently detained.

United States to fly long-range drones from Japanese base

Her 19 month old daugher Erica was in back seat of the car during the fatal shooting, and has not yet been released to the Casey family. Police did not allow the Casey sisters to view Miriams body, instead opting to show them a picture of the deceased to identify. In a statement released to the press, the victims sisters Amy Carey-Jones and Valerie Carey said that there was no reason to kill Miriam, who was suffering from post-partum depression after giving birth to her daughter. One sister explained: She was alaw-abiding citizen, carefree, loving, just like anyone else. She did have a baby and she did suffer from post-partum depression with psychosis. Miriam was reportedly weaned off of her anti-depressant drugs some time before her death on Thursday, and her sisters are adamant that she was not a criminal. Eric Saunders, the lawyer for the Carey family, blames Miriams death on what he calls a seige-mentality that has Americans jumping in fear and shooting to kill without proper regard for human life. He says this mentality has developed because of the constant implied threat of terrorism, and American citizens are paying the price. After a police investigation found medicines at Miriam Caseys home following the incident at the United States Capitol building, it was believed that the victim suffered from bi-polar disorder. The Casey family wants the public to understand that Mirian was not crazy, but merely suffering from post-partum depression. A law-enforcement official on the case said that his team believes that Miriam thought President Barack Obama was in communication with her, as well as targeting her with espionage. Careys family made no mention of these allegations against their sister, and say they are still trying to come to terms with her death. An estimated 50 percent of new mothers suffer from some form of post-partum depression, with symptoms ranging from trouble sleeeping and obsessive worrying to hallucinations. Doctors have no universal screening process in place that would help them to diagnose troubled new mothers earlier on, as research is still lacking in many areas of the illness.

United States Strikes Against Al-Qaeda in Africa

The US military has flown drones over Japan in the past on a temporary basis, including after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but next year will mark the first time it will base them in that country, according to US officials. They said the drones would be deployed on a rotational basis, meaning they could be moved elsewhere, such as Guam, for months at a time. In addition to the Global Hawks, P-8 maritime surveillance patrol aircraft will also start to be deployed in Japan in December, US and Japanese officials announced. It would be the first time the aircraft will be stationed outside the United States. The cutting-edge capabilities of the P-8, which I saw demonstrated last summer, will greatly enhance the allies ability to conduct surveillance, particularly over the open seas, Hagel said at a joint news conference with Kerry, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. US President Barack Obama’s administration has made a point of stressing its ties to the Pacific region and showing up for Asian events as part of its pivot to Asia policy. The joint US Cabinet visit went ahead despite the government shutdown that led President Obama to curtail his own planned trip to Asia next week. Kerry will fill in for Obama for visits to Malaysia and the Philippines. The security measures announced Thursday should give both Japan and the United States greater protection and better intelligence about the activities of North Korea and China, one an adversary and the other a wary partner and sometime competitor. There are different threats and different kinds of threats, Kerry said at the start of the joint session on Thursday. So it is important for us to recognise that this bilateral alliance remains a vital element of our respective national security strategies. In addition to the drones and the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, Japan and the United States announced that a new antiballistic radar station would be built in Kyogamisaki, in southern Japan, and become operational sometime in the next year. The powerful X-band radar is intended to shore up defences against a possible ballistic missile attack by North Korea. Japan and the United States had announced an agreement last year to build the radar but had not said where it would be located or when it would be up and running. Its important for ballistic-missile defence for both nations, and so I think thats why its kind of on a fast timeline, said Air Force Lieutenant General Salvatore Angelella, the commander of US forces in Japan. Although the Pentagon says the radar is aimed at North Korea, it ranks high on Chinas list of grievances about the US militarys enhanced presence in the region.

Presidents Cup 2013: Analyzing United States’ Triumph over International Team

Sports’ Shane Bacon to awaken (you see, that rhymes) the slumbering golf public by telling them to start following the action: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images This comeback would prove futile, however, thanks to a man whose performance in these events has often drawn criticism. Woods certainly didn’t play his best round on Sundayhis round translated to even par on Sundaybut he took advantage of Sterne’s mistakes. The world’s top-ranked player twice won holes where his opponent hit balls into the water (No. 9 and No. 12) and captured a critical win on No. 16 when Sterne sent his approach flying over the green. That win culminated a sensational week for Woods, who has been battling a nagging back injury throughout the fall. He was responsible for four of the United States’ 18.5 points, with three of his wins playing alongside Kuchar. The duo was dominant, scoring three wins as partners and reminding fans that, once upon a time, Tiger Woods actually enjoyed playing golf. Throughout the weekend, one of the most amusing stories was Woods and Kuchar insisting on awkwardly recreating the handshake from theFresh Prince of Bel Air. One could use the victory as a pulpit to push any number of narratives. That Tiger Woods somehow suddenly “enjoys” golf again after years of personal and professional turmoil. That Woods could use his Presidents Cup triumph as a confidence buoy heading into the next PGA Tour season, which begins in all of about 17 minutes, by the way. Blech. Not only should we know better than to ascribe our own favorite narrative to Tiger at this point, but it would also ignore the accomplishments of his teammates in Ohio. Kuchar was every bit as spectacular as Woods (if not more so) during their partnership, and others like Dufner also had dominant weekends leading their country to victory.