J.J. Green

  • WH asks for funds to fight swine flu

    The CDC says the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S. jumped to over 60 today from around 40 yesterday. The White House has asked for funds to combat the disease, but…

  • Terrorism abroad strikes here in the States

    A 17-year-old Somali boy from Minneapolis who returned to Somalia to fight for an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group is dead. Burhan Hassan was shot after he supposedly quit the group and was looking to come back…

  • Searching for a captured soldier

    The U.S. government is working to find Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Bergdahl went missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan June 30, and on July 3, military…

  • Terrorist ring busted in NC

    Federal authorities are searching for a U.S. citizen charged with plotting “violent jihad” as part of a North Carolina group suspected of international terrorist aspirations. Investigators arrested seven men yesterday, accusing them of military-style training…

  • The Nexus: ‘Common Ground in the Underworld’

    Word that al Qaida and Hezbollah operatives are spreading out in Latin America and teaming up with arms traffickers and drug smugglers. Their goal is to secretly move their operatives and weapons into the U.S.…

  • Brazil and The U.S. Make a Deal

    The United States and Brazil are preparing to sign a new agreement to bolster defense cooperation, the first accord of its kind between the hemisphere’s two top economies in more than 30 years, officials said Wednesday. Reuters is reporting the agreement, which could be signed as early as Monday, is meant to demonstrate strengthening ties between the two militaries, despite diplomatic tensions over Brazil’s refusal to back new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. It also comes as Brazil is evaluating bids in a multibillion dollar fighter jet competition, in which U.S.-based Boeing Co is one of three contenders.

  • Bakiyev Speaks Out

    Ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he did not want to believe Russia was behind the protests that chased him from power. Bakiyev also said he had no plans to step down, but offered to talk to the opposition leaders who have claimed control of Kyrgyzstan after Central Asia’s bloodiest unrest in five years. He adds he believes there was some foreign influence in the coup.

  • Bakiyev Agrees to Resign

    Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev says he’s ready to resign. But Only under certain conditions is ready to resign if he and his kin and kith are granted security guarantees. ”I will resign if they will ensure my and my relatives’ security,” he has told a news conference in Dzhalal-Abad. The interim government has refused to grant him immunity and warns that he would be detained if did not give up his calls for civil war.

  • Who will Strike First

    Lt. General Ronal Burgess, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said yesterday Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a single nuclear bomb within a year. But is that their goal? A top Israeli military analyst says the jury is still out on what Iran is going to do with its nuclear program. Some have suggested even Iran doesn’t know. One thing’s for sure. The U.S. And Israel both have warned a military strike on Iran is not out of the question. The question is will it happen before Hezbollah and Hamas strike Israel as some experts warn.

  • Pentagon Disinvites Graham

    Franklin Graham says the Army has withdrawn an invitation for him to appear at a special Pentagon prayer service. The Christian evangelist said he regrets the Army’s decision but not stop praying for the troops. Graham, the son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham, has described Islam as evil in the past. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation raised the objection to the appearance, citing Graham’s past remarks about Islam.