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House Intelligence Committee hearing to focus on extremists

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, who ran U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base from 2010 to 2013, will be one of three witnesses to appear before a House Intelligence Committee hearing on threats posed by the Islamic State, al-Qaida and oth...
Published: 09/11/14
Former Centcom boss honors 9/11 on first visit back to Tampa

Former Centcom boss honors 9/11 on first visit back to Tampa

In his first trip back to the Tampa area since turning over the helm of U.S. Central Command in 2013, James Mattis, the retired Marine general known affectionately as “Mad Dog,” recalled fond memories of the place he called home for thr...
Published: 09/11/14
9/11 memorial unveiled in Ybor on day of remembrance

9/11 memorial unveiled in Ybor on day of remembrance

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office paid tribute to victims and survivors....
Published: 09/11/14
Ground observers could boost airstrike success, experts say.

Ground observers could boost airstrike success, experts say.

The presence of special operations forces, CIA operatives or some combination on the ground in Syria would improve the success of any airstrikes there and reduce collateral damage, several former commandos, military planners and a former CIA operativ...
Published: 09/10/14
Updated: 09/11/14
Air crews return to MacDill from Iraq mission

Air crews return to MacDill from Iraq mission

Back in June, Air Force Capt. Donnie Hart and several other members of the 91st Air Refueling Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base were given orders to pack their bags and get ready to leave for the Middle East in 48 hours.
Published: 09/09/14

Bill Nelson seeks new authority for president against Islamic State

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), a strong advocate for attacking the Sunni extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, today introduced a joint resolution giving the President authority to use force against the group in Syria, including commandos on th...
Published: 09/08/14
COLUMN

Personal loss won’t stop philanthropist’s 9/11 fundraiser

For those who were alive and cognizant on that day, Sept. 11, 2001 will always evoke memories and emotion.
Published: 09/08/14

F-15s scrambled over unresponsive pilot near Florida

An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane near Florida over the Atlantic failed to respond to air traffic controllers.
Published: 09/05/14

Budget crunch impacts National Guard training

Thanks to budget cuts, this month’s weekend training for most of the 9,000 Florida Army National Guard troops won’t be mandatory.
Published: 09/04/14
Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Ex-Centcom leader blasts Obama's Iraq approach

Anthony Zinni says he is “worried” by President Obama's cautious approach to the current crisis and the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State.
Published: 09/03/14
Updated: 09/04/14