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One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

...typhoons."It has helped that the typhoon blew very fast in terms of preventing lots of casualties," regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said. He said the massive evacuation of villagers before the storm also saved many lives...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2013-11-08/one-worlds-strongest-storms-hits-phi
Regional News
Hezbollah commander killed outside home

...in south Lebanon.But one of the biggest blows for the group came in 2008 when Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah military commander, was killed by a bomb that ripped through his car in Damascus. Hezbollah and its primary patron, Iran, have...

http://juneauempire.com/zeina-karam/2013-12-05/hezbollah-commander-killed-outsid
Family of sunken sub captain found boat, closure

...the armed Japanese merchant ship Kano Maru. But the USS Grunion never returned.An account by the Kano Maru's military commander states that the Grunion sank after an 80 mm shell hit near its conning tower. He continued, "We saw the swell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-08/family-sunken-sub-captain-found-boat-cl
State
Accumulated Fragments: Histories entwined: A ship, her origins and her adventures

...Stephans along with General Jefferson C. Davis with his troops. General Davis would become the first of the military commanders of the Department of Alaska (The Department of Alaska, overseen by the military, would remain such until May...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-08-25/accumulated-fragments-histories-ent
Neighbors
House committee passes bill to address military sexual assaults Wednesday

...approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.The bill passed by the House Armed Services Committee also...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-06-06/house-committee-passes-bill-add
In Afghan Taliban birthplace, US troops step back

...Taliban insurgency if Afghan forces are not fully prepared. It is widely thought that Gen. John Allen, the top military commander in Afghanistan, and his senior staff want to keep a large force in place for the summer fighting season, before...

http://juneauempire.com/patrick-quinn/2012-12-24/afghan-taliban-birthplace-us-tr
US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East told senators for the first time Tuesday that he had envisioned keeping about 20,000 troops in Afghanistan...

http://juneauempire.com/lolita-c-baldor/2013-03-06/us-general-sought-larger-us-f
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results

...the host country constantly on what is truly needed."Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno, who was the top U.S. military commander in Iraq from 2008 to 2010, said "it would have been better to hold off spending large sums of money" until the...

http://juneauempire.com/lara-jakes/2013-03-06/too-much-money-spent-iraq-too-few-
My Turn: The mirage of WMDs

...used in weapons production but which lack any trace of the weapons materials themselves. Some British and U.S. military commanders in Iraq have indicated they are clueless about where these weapons might be or else don't think there are any...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060503/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

...Fort Wainwright will be sent back into war, a military commander said Thursday. Sound off on the important issues...do it well." According to defense officials, military commanders in Iraq are developing a plan to move as many as...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072806/sta_20060728016.shtml
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