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Thursday, Mar 05, 2015

Howard Altman Columns

Tampa-area delegation to attend Netanyahu speech

Tampa-area delegation to attend Netanyahu speech

Most members of the region's congressional delegation say they will attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech today. The Israeli prime minister's appearance has created tension with President Barack Obama and played into political schisms between the left and the right.
Published: 03/02/15
Updated: 03/03/15

Terrorism trial highlights link between Iran and Sunni jihadi groups

For the folks who worked the intelligence directorate at U.S. Central Command, recent revelations about cooperation between Iran and Sunni jihadi groups — via data collected on the Osama bin Laden raid and presented at an ongoing terrorism tri...
Published: 03/01/15
St. Pete VA office ditching ‘wanted’ poster after worker protest

St. Pete VA office ditching ‘wanted’ poster after worker protest

The “wanted” poster graphic, complete with images of bullet holes, is going.
Published: 02/23/15

Pentagon may have reasons for tipping off the enemy

Last week’s background briefing by an unnamed U.S. Central Command source to Pentagon reporters laying out the timeframe for an attack on Islamic State forces occupying the Iraqi city of Mosul has many intoning outrage that the U.S. is tipping...
Published: 02/22/15

Obama digs into Special Ops playbook for Islamic State proposal

With much sniping already from both sides of the aisle, President Barack Obama’s war powers request to deal with Islamic State, its allies and its future offshoots wherever they are may never pass through Congress.
Published: 02/15/15
Brian Williams’ misremembrance hits home for war journalist

Brian Williams’ misremembrance hits home for war journalist

Lots of people are angry at NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who has temporarily taken himself off the air after misremembering being on a helicopter that was hit by a rocket propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003. ...
Published: 02/08/15
Updated: 02/09/15

MacDill could actually gain from military cutbacks

To U.S. Rep. David Jolly, BRAC is not a four-letter word.
Updated: 1 months ago

Former CIA acting director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Updated: 1 months ago
COLUMN

‘American Sniper’ hits home for Tampa veteran, wife

For Patrick Morrison and Lynn Kilroy, the movie “American Sniper” wasn’t escapist entertainment, it was a pretty good depiction of a life they know well.
Updated: 1 months ago
COLUMN

Attacks in France, Nigeria underline importance of knowing your enemy

I am Charlie Hebdo.
Updated: 1 months ago