LAWTON, Okla. — Students and teachers from a Lawton elementary school attended a departure ceremony at Fort Sill for about 300 soldiers being deployed to Africa.
The students at Flower Mound School showed support during Friday’s ceremony for soldiers of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery who visited their school last Veterans Day.
“We brought 17 fifth- and sixth-graders, and we have seven or eight teachers and several assistants,” said Brenda Parker a teacher at Flower Mound, an elementary school in southeast Lawton.
Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Dial, the husband of pre-kindergarten
Osama Bin Laden’s widely publicized video address to the American people has a peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity: the video freezes at about 1 minute and
36 58 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary events and could have been (and likely were) made before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
LONDON (Reuters) – The launch of a new U.S. military command for Africa is aimed at helping the continent to boost its own security and not at projecting American power or countering Chinese influence, a U.S. official said on Monday.
Ryan Henry, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for policy, rejected what he called a series of “myths” surrounding October’s launch, also including the idea that it was linked to growing U.S. appetite for West African oil exports.