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The U.S. military is sending significant resources to Haiti to help out in the aftermath of the earthquake. Among those re sources is Air Force Intelligence gear to help with mapping. Many types of maps are supported, but the primary ones of interest to most users are aeronautical charts, satellite images and elevation maps. Many roads and landmarks are destroyed, so equipment to figure out where they were is essential.
The U.S. military detained several Iranian officials in Iraq two years ago accusing them of arming Shi-ite Muslim militias. Their arrest raised the level of tension between Washington and Tehran, already simmering because of back and forth over nuclear weapons to new heights. Iranian State TV claims three of the men were diplomats detained in a 2007 U.S. raid in Iraq's northern city of Arbil, while the rest were kidnapped in other areas. The prisoners were turned over to Iraqi government officials and then transfered to Iranian custody.
As of Wednesday, at least 46 international troops, including 24 Americans, had been killed in Afghanistan this month, according to statements by the U.S. military and the NATO command. That matches the tolls for the two previous deadliest months - June and August of 2008. There are about 57,000 U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan, and the number is expected to rise to at least 68,000 by the end of 2009.
Two days before Christmas, Richard, Susan, and their two-year-old daughter Zoe were moving into an 'Operation Homefront Village,' a set of apartments at the Crossings at Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg.
The U.S. military is moving to replace the venerable Humvee, the fuel-guzzling four-wheeler that set the standard for macho off-road SUVs in the civilian world.
Richard Haley II
Assistant Director and Chief Financial Officer, FBI's Financial Division