Amalgam Virgo: Document Reveals Details of Military Exercise Involving Suicide Pilot Three Months before 9/11

New details of a NORAD exercise called Amalgam Virgo 01-02 have been found in a document at the National Archives. The exercise involved a suicide pilot attacking a military installation in the US. It was run in early June 2001, just three months before 9/11. Continue reading

Did Training Exercises Prevent Andrews Air Force Base From Responding to the 9/11 Attacks?

Why did airplanes fly around for an hour and a half without interceptors being scrambled from Andrews [Air Force Base] … right next to the capital? – Paul Hellyer, Canadian minister of national defense, 1963-1967 Continue reading

Army Working With Obama Administration For U.S. Employment

[NewswithViews.com participated in a “Bloggers Roundtable” with the Department of Defense. The following report is based on that teleconference.]
In a report released to the US Congress recently, analysts assessed what they termed “preparedness tests” between the US military and government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Continue reading

Dangerous Crossroads: U.S. Expands Asian NATO Against China, Russia

On October 12 the United States and India launched an eighteen-day military exercise codenamed Yudh Abhyas (war study) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Described as “one of their largest-ever ground combat joint exercises,” [1], the war games “involve the Indian Army Motorized Infantry Battalion and the 2nd Squadron of 14 CAV of 25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, comprising some 320 U.S. servicemen.” [2] Continue reading

Marines to Conduct “Urban Exercises” in Kentucky, Indiana

2,300 Marines are converging on this region for two weeks of intensive training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. Continue reading

MSM: Obama Urged to Ready Tougher Iran Sanctions, Military Strike

(Bloomberg) – The U.S. should begin preparing crippling sanctions on Iran and publicly make clear that a military strike is possible should the Iranian government press ahead with its nuclear effort, a bipartisan policy group said. Continue reading

An urgent request from Jane Burgermeister US EXERCISES NLE 09

If you live in the US, please email/fax this to all military bases/major law enforcement stations in your region after typing your name in at the bottom for greater poignancy. You can fax from your computer using Metrofax. Continue reading

MSM: Israeli jets practice as tension with Iran grows

Israel’s air force held a large-scale exercise simulating war on several fronts with enemies that include Iran, Israeli defense officials said yesterday. The practice this week involved Israel’s entire air arm and was meant to prepare for an all-out war, including missile attacks aimed at Israeli cities, the officials said. Continue reading

MSM: ‘IDF staged drills over Gibraltar, in preparation for Iran strike’

The Israel Air Force recently staged military exercises between Israel and the British colony of Gibraltar near southern Spain, the French magazine L’Express reported on Saturday. Continue reading

MSM: ‘Japan’s shooting down North Korean satellite would be act of war’

North Korea has put its military on high alert in response to joint military exercises being held by the US and South Korea. The North’s plans to launch a communications satellite is also raising tensions Continue reading