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  • US agents enter Chinese consulate compound in Houston after deadline for closure passes

    07/25/2020 3:02:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/24/20 | Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler
    Washington (CNN) - US federal agents and local law enforcement entered the Chinese consulate compound in Houston Friday afternoon following Tuesday's order to close the diplomatic facility after US officials alleged it was part of a larger Chinese espionage effort using diplomatic facilities around the US. A series of black SUVs, trucks, two white vans and a locksmith's van entered the property as a crowd of observers and news cameras observed from the edge of the diplomatic compound. US officials speaking to reporters Friday said the consulate had been implicated in a fraud investigation at a Texas research institution and...
  • US Army fires Fort Hood officers and orders policy shift following 25 deaths

    12/09/2020 6:49:55 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 9, 2020 | Guardian staff and agency
    The US Army has fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at its Fort Hood, Texas, base and ordered policy changes to address chronic failures of leadership that contributed to a widespread pattern of violence, including murder, sexual assault and harassment.... The actions come after a year that saw at least 25 soldiers assigned to Fort Hood die due to suicide, homicide or accidents, including the bludgeoning death of Vanessa Guillen. The young soldier was missing for about two months before her remains were found..... The firings include Army Maj Gen Scott Efflandt, who was left in charge of...
  • Army secretary: "Leadership failures" found in Fort Hood investigation

    12/08/2020 6:13:09 PM PST · by Delta 21 · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 8, 2020 | CBS News
    Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy announced 14 leaders are being fired or suspended as a result of the investigation into the culture at Fort Hood, following the murder of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillén earlier this year. Watch his remarks at a Pentagon briefing.
  • From New York to Fort Hood-Justice delayed on terrorist mass murder

    09/16/2020 8:06:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    In July, the number of people murdered in New York City rose 59 percent compared to the same month last year, and shootings surged 177 percent. Overall, in the first six months of 2020, homicides rose 21 and shootings by 46 percent. Despite the mounting casualties, the New York Times prefers to focus elsewhere. “A Year of Heartbreak and Bloodshed at Fort Hood,” headlined a  September 9 NYT story by Manny Fernandez. The focus is Vanessa Guillen, 20, a military specialist authorities say was killed on base by a fellow soldier who later took his own life. As Fernandez explains,...
  • 28 soldiers from Fort Hood have died this year; Congress to launch investigation

    09/08/2020 1:06:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 39 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Sept. 8, 2020 | Acacia Coronado
    Congress will launch an investigation into sexual assault, disappearances, deaths and the leadership's response at Fort Hood after 28 soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army base in Texas died this year, two subcommittee leaders announced Tuesday. Democratic Reps. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts and Jackie Speier of California sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy requesting documents and information on the deaths. Lynch chairs the Committee on Oversight and Reform's Subcommittee on National Security, and Speier leads the Committee on Armed Services' Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
  • Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents

    09/01/2020 7:41:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/20 05:40 PM EDT | ELLEN MITCHELL
    Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents BY ELLEN MITCHELL - 09/01/20 05:40 PM EDT Fort Hood commander loses position following string of deadly incidents Army leadership on Tuesday removed the commander of Fort Hood from his role and barred him from a planned position at another Texas base following multiple high-profile deaths under his tenure. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who had been set to take over as commander for the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, will instead remain at Fort Hood to serve as deputy commanding general for support. “The Army will announce the name...
  • Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting with the Family of Vanessa Guillén

    07/30/2020 3:23:18 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 30, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Oval Office1:20 P.M. EDTMRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  (As interpreted.)  Thank you for having us.  Thanks you for receiving us.THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  (As interpreted.)  It’s an honor to be here.(Speaks in Spanish.)INTERPRETER ON BEHALF OF MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  She wants your help to bring justice for what happened to her daughter and (inaudible) for her daughter.  She wants to know who’s really responsible and who was responsible for what happened to her daughter and why didn’t people act on it.THE PRESIDENT:  Right.INTERPRETER ON BEHALF OF MRS. GLORIA GUILLÉN:  And her daughter died.  Her daughter died in...
  • Trump Offers to Pay For Funeral of Slain Soldier Vanessa Guillem

    07/30/2020 1:42:32 PM PDT · by livius · 19 replies
    NY Poist ^ | 7/30/20 | Steven Nelson
    President Trump on Thursday offered to pay for the funeral of a soldier found dead after disappearing in April from Fort Hood — and said he’s paid for other funerals for troops. Trump made the offer while hosting the family of Vanessa Guillen, who was 20, in the Oval Office. A male soldier suspected of killing Guillen near the Texas base committed suicide, the Army has said. In response to a reporter’s question, Trump said he’s paid for other soldiers’ funerals.
  • Babies, Bullies and Bravado: Yet another chapter in the annals of our family military history

    07/28/2020 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 19 replies
    Mrs Warrior, edited by Manly Warrior
    After our assignment to West Germany in the mid '80's., my husband was assigned to the First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. We were living in Harker Heights, Texas. During that period of military build up President Reagan the waiting list for on-post quarters was rather long, so we were renting a mobile home. I found out I was pregnant with our third child. My husband had to go to a NCO training school. When the trailer park manager learned that I was pregnant he told that we would have to find another place to live because the park...
  • Suspect in Missing Soldier's Disappearance Kills Self, Civilian Arrested: Army CIC

    07/01/2020 11:58:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 167 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | July 1, 2020 | staff
    A suspect in the disappearance of a 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier killed himself as law enforcement approached Tuesday night and a second person, a civilian, is now in the custody of the Texas Rangers and awaiting charges as the investigation into human remains found on the post continues, officials with the base say. The unnamed soldier, officials said, was wanted in connection with the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who was last seen April 22 in a parking lot outside her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters. Her car keys, barracks room key, ID card and wallet were found in the room...
  • Dozens gather at Fort Hood to demand answers in missing soldier case

    06/13/2020 6:06:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    statesman ^ | June 13, 2020 | Heather Osbourne
    Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen in the middle of a workday April 22 in the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters at Fort Hood. The soldier’s identification card, wallet and the keys to her car and base apartment were later found in the armory room where she had been earlier in the day, Army officials have said. While Vanessa Guillen’s family had been initially reluctant to speculate about how she disappeared, they are now pointing fingers at her Fort Hood superiors. Lupe Guillen said her sister had confided to the family that she was being sexually...
  • DOJ watchdog faults FBI investigations into 'homegrown violent extremists'

    03/05/2020 9:16:46 AM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/4/2020 | alexander millen
    Six terrorists who carried out attacks were on the FBI's radar previously. The Justice Department's internal government watchdog released a report Wednesday identifying what it described as significant issues with how the FBI handled investigations of extremists based in the U.S. who either sought or successfully carried out attacks against Americans. The report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz scrutinized how agents investigated so-called 'homegrown violent extremists,' or HVE, and found several instances where individuals who went on to carry out attacks had been previously identified by the FBI but had their cases closed with no further action. "Since September...
  • Fort Hood shooting survivor questions handling of case 10 years after massacre

    11/05/2019 3:14:14 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/5/2019 | David Montanaro
    Hasan has remained on death row for seven years and counting. Manning said he hopes "justice gets served" but realizes Hasan may never be executed. ... When it came to Hasan, Manning said, there was a double standard. Hasan wrote emails to radical American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki seeking advice on reconciling his Muslim faith with serving in the Army. This fact was known to the FBI. “You could lose your security clearance in the Army for having bad credit and be kicked out of the Army. But you can't lose your security clearance for talking to a member of Al...
  • Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua...

    09/07/2018 2:15:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 7, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for Injuries Sustained in 2009 Fort Hood Terror Attack 9min video. Judicial Watch Defends "The Forgotten Soldier" (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper issued an order stating that the Army must reconsider its decision denying a Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for injuries sustained in the 2009 international terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas. The August 22 order calls for the Army to reconsider its decision and to act appropriately. If the Army...
  • LTG Funk talks doctors' life-saving teamwork on injured Navy EOD tech

    12/19/2017 1:14:12 PM PST · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    KCENTV ^ | 12/18/2017 | Jillian Angeline
    FORT HOOD - Navy Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, an EOD tech, is recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio from life-threatening injuries he sustained while working on an IED at a medical facility in Syria. Operation Inherent Resolve Commander Lieutenant General Paul Funk discussed the harrowing efforts to bring Stacy home to U.S. soil after the injury. Stacy has a long road to recovery. Funk said after Stacy's surgery, special forces medics started life-saving procedures on the EOD tech. He was first flown to a surgical team in Raqqah, where every member of the team gave him...
  • Weekly Update: 72,000 New Clinton Docs!

    10/28/2017 9:42:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 27, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    The FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records – Court Orders Explanation on Processing Judicial Watch Helps Grieving Father Fight for Purple Heart for his Son Border Agency Computers Can’t Screen Harmful Aliens The FBI Recovered 72,000 Pages of Clinton Records – Court Orders Explanation on Processing President Trump’s efforts to drain the Washington swamp are being seriously hindered by Deep State, particularly in the State and Justice Departments. As an example, the State Department just revealed in a federal court hearing that it has yet to process 40,000 of 72,000 pages of Hillary Clinton records that the FBI...
  • From Fort Hood to Las Vegas

    10/06/2017 12:08:50 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 6, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Last Sunday in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock turned his guns on a country music concert, killing 59, including himself, and wounding more than 500. The mass murder was beyond horrific, an act of pure evil as President Trump said, but it easily could have been worse in several ways.
  • Fort Hood shooter says he's going on 'hunger strike'

    04/01/2017 11:12:44 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/31/2017 | Pamela K. Browne, Catherine Herridge
    Writing from his cell on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has declared he is going on a “99 pound hunger strike,” according to a letter reviewed by Fox News. The former Army psychiatrist, who opened fire on unarmed fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, killed 13 people and injured 31 that day. Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013 and continues to declare himself an SoA, “soldier of Allah.”
  • Army, local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers

    01/16/2017 5:08:08 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 16, 2017
    <p>The Army and local police are investigating the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious circumstances, according to reports.</p> <p>Taylor’s awards ... include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Aviation Badge and Air Assault Badge, among others....15th Military Intelligence Battalition...</p>
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka: Political Correctness Starts at DOJ HQ, Not FBI

    09/22/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, author of the best-selling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War, joined human-rights attorney and former State Department official David Tafuri to discuss the Chelsea bombing. Gorka said that from his travel records, we now know that bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami visited Quetta, “the hotbed of Salafi jihadism,” and home base of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership, the Quetta Shura. ... The director of the FBI himself has said there are 900 cases they’re investigating that are linked to ISIS alone, in every state of the union. That’s a huge labor-intensive exercise,” he noted. “Secondly, we have seen that...