Tag: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Caribbean Security: The Bigger Picture: Expert Column By David Jessop

In mid-November, a little noticed virtual meeting took place. It considered in the round the security threats that the Caribbean will face in future. It pointed not just to the obvious in the form of the enemy within — those involved in criminality, organized crime, and corruption — but considered an unusually wide range of […]

DUTY CALL WAITING: VING Soldiers Only Get Vaccinated When Forced To By DoD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – With the assistance and coordination from the Virgin Islands Department of Health, service members were able to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Centers, September 11, 2021. The rise of the Delta variant, and the speed at which it transmits among individuals, have significantly increased the […]

Haitians Apprehensive of Foreign Troops As Government Seeks U.S. Help

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A troubled past of foreign military intervention has made many Haitians anxious or hostile to calls requesting U.S. or other foreign troops be sent to there in the aftermath of last week’s assassination of the President Jovenel Moise. Acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph has asked for troops from both the United States and the […]

Are We Alone In The Universe? Israeli Defense Minister Says Aliens Are Real

Are we truly alone in the universe? You and I might not know the answer to that question, but a handful of people at the highest echelons of government have started to publicly talk about how seriously they take aliens. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been particularly vocal about this. “The federal government all […]

What’s An Advanced Russian Warship Doing in Havana Harbor?

HAVANA — One of the Russian navy’s most advanced warships entered Havana’s harbor Monday and docked at the port used until this month by U.S. cruise lines. Meanwhile, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham was operating roughly 50 miles north of Havana as of Tuesday morning, USNI News reported, citing ship tracking data. […]

Russia Approves $43 Million Loan To Cuba’s Military

MOSCOW — Russia has approved a $43.27 million loan for Cuba’s defense sector, a senior Russian defense official was quoted as saying today. The deal was first announced in November after Russian President Vladimir Putin met Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Moscow. It has now been finalized by Russia, Dmitry Shugayev, head of the Russian […]

SWAY OF PIGS! Putin Sends Nuclear Bomber Jets To Caribbean In Time For Christmas

CARACAS — Two Russian strategic bomber aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in ally Venezuela, a show of support for Venezuela’s socialist government that has infuriated Washington. The TU-160 supersonic bombers, known as “White Swans” by Russian pilots, landed at Maiquetia airport near capital Caracas on Monday after covering at least 6,200 miles […]

U.S. Department of Defense’s Southern Command Increases Outreach to Caribbean Coast Guards

TAMPA — The U.S. Department of Defense presented the U.S. Southern Command-based Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Technical Assistance Field Team (CBSI-TAFT) with the 2018 Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces Operational during a ceremony in Florida recently. TAFT’s technical expertise is one of various forms of security assistance […]

Some 13,700 U.S. Department of Defense Personnel Arrive In Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico To Aid In Relief Efforts

[ad name=”HTML-68″] WASHINGTON — About 13,700 Defense Department personnel are now in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the region three weeks ago, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said today. DoD, supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is focused on temporary power restoration; food, water, fuel and power generator distribution; medical support; […]