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Taunting the Bear: A Misapplication of American Military Power

|By Maj. Joe Labarbera, Lima Charlie News The military forces of the United States absolutely must be the pre-eminent force in the world. This is demonstrated by a myriad of operational factors that clearly express U.S. superiority, such as technology, size, quality, leadership, logistical reach,… Keep Reading

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Immortal Regiment In the Big Apple

Who needs these wars? Nobody. New York, New York – Lima Charlie News The ‪Immortal Regiment‬ is an international public rally held annually in May to commemorate veterans of ‪World War II. ‬The marches began in the Siberian city of Tomsk, Russia in 2012, where… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s U.S./D.C. Week-End Brief – 10th June

|10th of June – Lima Charlie’s U.S./Washington End-of-Week News Briefing: #POTUS announced he will be endorsing presumptive Democratic Nominee #HillaryClinton. Within 90 minutes of meeting with the Presidential Candidate, President Obama posted a video to Mrs. Clinton’s Facebook page citing support for the former Secretary of… Keep Reading

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The Warrior Hunts: The Soul Healing Power of Nature

|By Maj. Joe Labarbera, Lima Charlie News   NOW this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky, And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper… Keep Reading

ISIS' Weapon of Mass Destruction: Water
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ISIS’ Weapon of Mass Destruction: Water

Report about the Tabqa Dam and the battle to retake Raqqa from the ISIS stranglehold. Monday June 7th, 1222 ZULU +1 As the Kurdish and Iraqi offensive towards Mosul is ongoing and ISIS is losing its foot hold in Fallujah, quickly falling back to escape… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s MENA News Briefing – 6th June

6th of June – ‪‎LimaCharlie’s ‪#MENA Weekly News Briefing: As the month of #Ramadan begins, the battle for #Aleppo has reached new heights. The reported civilian death toll in Aleppo in the past week is in the high double digits, and there is little end… Keep Reading

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D-Day in France Is Not Forgotten

|by Liz Perez Halperin Lima Charlie News On June 6, 1944, the Normandy landings (codename: Operation Neptune) began the liberation of German-occupied Europe from the Nazi regime. In the largest seaborne invasion in history, about 156,000 American, Canadian and British troops landed in France’s Normandy region… Keep Reading

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Review of “The Crusades Through Arab Eyes” by Amin Maalouf

The Lebanese­ French Melkite Greek Catholic journalist and novelist Amin Maalouf did not set out to write an accurate history book or a fictive tale. Rather, he proceeded with the intent of laying bare the perceptions, persevering memories, and historical context of these recollections, from… Keep Reading

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A Waste of Life – A Waste of Talent

Monday June 6th marks the 72nd anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, known as D-Day. Ten WWII veterans returned to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. |by Liz Perez Halperin, Lima Charlie News So many young… Keep Reading

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Breaking: Iranian Reformer Released After 7 Years In Solitary

ZULU+1 2311/JUNE 03 BREAKING: Famous Iranian reformist politician, and senior member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, Seyyed Mostafa Tajzadeh (Persian: سید مصطفی تاج‌زاده‎‎) was released today from the notorious Evin Prison after 7 years in solitary confinement. Mr. Tajzdadeh was briefly Acting Minister of Interior under the administration… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s MENA News Briefing – 1st June

1st of June – ‪#‎LimaCharlie‬’s ‪#‎MENA‬ News Briefing: Heavy fighting continues between the ‪#‎Kurdish‬ and ‪#‎IslamicState‬ fighters. The Iraqi Kurdish ‪#‎Peshmerga‬ forces in the early hours of the past Sunday launched an attack to dislodge Islamic State fighters from villages located about 20 km (13… Keep Reading

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Normandy Dispatch, Part One

On Memorial Day 2016, the non-profit organization The Greatest Generations Foundation took ten WWII veterans back to Normandy, France, to return to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. Correspondent Joshua Gates reports. Joseph Van Eyezeren is continuing his usual humor.… Keep Reading

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Douglas Dillard: A Soldier’s Soldier. A Real Man

On Monday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, the non-profit organization The Greatest Generations Foundation took ten WWII veterans back to Normandy, France, to return to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. Among those heroes is veteran Douglas Dillard (82nd Airborne, 551… Keep Reading

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The Mayhem Inside

When I went to Iraq, I was young but I knew about fighting for God and Country. That was my socially instilled mind frame before deploying. Especially after being in New York City, and watching as the World Trade Center collapsed before my eyes on… Keep Reading

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Emery Horn: An American Rifleman’s Tale

| by Maj. Joseph Labarbera (U.S. Army) Lima Charlie News On Monday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, the non-profit organization The Greatest Generations Foundation took ten WWII veterans back to Normandy, France, to return to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. Among… Keep Reading

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Joseph Van Eyzeren: Salty as Hell

|by Joshua Gates Lima Charlie News On Monday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, the non-profit organization The Greatest Generations Foundation took ten WWII veterans back to Normandy, France, to return to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. Among those heroes is… Keep Reading

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Darrell Blizzard: A Reluctant Hero

|By Jacqueline Robotham and John Clubb Lima Charlie News On Monday, May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, the non-profit organization The Greatest Generations Foundation took ten WWII veterans back to Normandy, France, to return to the battlefields they fought on, enabling closure of their war experiences. Among… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie presents: Banished

|Story by: Rob Swain (Supervising Producer / Senior Editor) Editor / Producer: Joshua Gates Host / Producer: Joe Labarbera Camera / Director of Photography: Raymond Pagnucco / Joshua Gates Special Ops: Austin Troy Phillips Researchers: Nikita L. Roach / Elena Mavrina Music Director: Ronan Coleman Production Coordinator:… Keep Reading

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A Typical Fool’s Tourist Story From China

|by John Sjoholm, Lima Charlie News Some years ago, I was traversing the backwaters of Xinjiang, to study the particular fanatic strain of Islamism that can be found in that region. It was just before the Olympics and the Chinese attention to the Xinjiang province… Keep Reading

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