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  • Delta Force Snatching Al-Qaeda Suspect In Libya

    02/10/2014 4:22:43 PM PST · by gandalftb · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | FEB. 10, 2014 | MICHAEL KELLEY
    A video of the U.S. special operations mission to capture al-Qaeda terrorism suspect Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai (aka Anas al-Libi). The mission was carried out by the CIA, the FBI, and the U.S. Army’s elite Delta Force.
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • SYRIA: “No boots on the ground”…but 300 Marines on board USS San Antonio “just in case”

    09/03/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    Just in case WHAT? Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the Mutt & Jeff of American Defense policy. We are so screwed.
  • USS San Antonio to be commissioned Jan. 14th in Ingleside Texas

    01/12/2006 8:30:01 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 11 replies · 423+ views
    The first of the Navy’s newest class of amphibious ship will be commissioned Jan. 14, at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas, at 11 a.m. The amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) is designed and built to support a Marine Air-Ground Task Force capable of conducting conventional or special operations. Its warfighting capabilities include a state-of-the-art command and control suite, substantially increased landing force vehicle lift capacity, a large flight deck and advanced ship survivability features that enhance its ability to operate in the littoral environment. San Antonio is the first Navy ship designed to support the 21st century amphibious...
  • Assault ship never had smooth sailing

    07/31/2005 6:10:17 AM PDT · by shadeaud · 18 replies · 1,249+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | July 31,2005 | Sig Christenson
    The USS San Antonio's grand ambitions were dashed from Day One. Experts and the Navy's top civilian leader say the San Antonio, blasted by inspectors as unsafe for a crew to put to sea, was built in the wrong shipyard. They say it was hamstrung by a computer design system that didn't work, shoddy craftsmanship, and leaky pipes and cables installed in so many wrong places that they may never be fixed. Millions of taxpayer dollars were wasted. Precious time lost. The Navy's top civilian leader lays the blame for many of San Antonio's problems on Northrop Grumman Ship Systems,...
  • USS San Antonio (LPD 17) has undergone initial Sea Trials

    05/15/2005 1:17:08 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 91 replies · 4,458+ views
    US Navy fact Sheet, Northrup Grumman, Navy Technology | 15 May 2005 | Jeff Head
    USS San Antonio (LPD 17) on Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico The first ship of class, the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) set sale into the Gulf of Mexico on April 29, 2005, to undergo sea trials and returned on May 3, 2005. This is the first picture available of her sailing and comes from the Northup Grumman site. She represents our latest generation of medium sized (as compared to the much larger Wasp LHD class) Amphibious Assault ships for the 21st century. Her lift capabilities, her self defense capabilities, and her electronic, sensors, maintenance and battle...
  • USS San Antonio rite to be in Ingleside (Texas)

    10/22/2004 1:41:02 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 16 replies · 541+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 10/22/2004 | Sig Christenson
    The Navy's first ship to bear the name San Antonio will be commissioned in Ingleside as part of a Gulf Coast swing. The USS San Antonio, christened more than a year ago during a festive ceremony in New Orleans, will officially join the fleet after the commissioning. A senior Navy official revealed Thursday that Ingleside will be the site for the commissioning, but added "we don't know what the time frame is" because the ship's delivery date is uncertain. Word of the decision to launch the ship in Texas was celebrated in Washington. "I am proud to be the sponsor...