Joint Special Operations Command

Type: Organization
Name: Joint Special Operations Command
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

New commander takes over Joint Special Operations Command - Army

By Drew Brooks The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer Published: July 30, 2014 The U.S. military's most secretive command welcomed a new leader Tuesday. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III took the helm of the Fort Bragg-based Joint Special Operations Command, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Shake up hospital hierarchies to deliver better care

To provide the best possible healthcare, hospitals must shake up their rigid hierarchies, argues an opinion piece in Forbes.The standard corporate "pyramid" model is wrong for healthcare, writes Forbes contributor Jeff Boss, because it turns the exchange ... [Published Fierce Healthcare - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Command Shift for Special Operations

Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.Votel will assume leadership of Special Operations ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 reports

Army general to take over at MacDill

Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel gives a briefing on security and stability operations in Afghanistan. (Photo: Army)A new commander is taking over at MacDill Air Force Base at the end of next month.Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel will assume the lead of U.S. Special ... [Published 10connects.com - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Confirms Four Military Nominees7/28/2014

The Senate confirmed four of President BarackObama’s nominees for top military commands, according to a July 25 release .Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, who previously led US and coalition troops inAfghanistan, will succeed Gen. James Amos to be the ... [Published Air Force Association - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff Today in Honor of a Kentucky Airman

Governor Steve Beshear's Communications OfficeFRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in honor of a Kentucky airman who recently died as a result ... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Senate approves Votel as Socom commander

Joseph Votel, newly minted Army general, will become the 10th commander of U.S. Special Operations Command as the result of a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. The voice vote was unanimous, said Ryan Brown, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Master Sergeant Leroy A. Petry Retirement Ceremony

2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment conducted an official retirement ceremony in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Leroy A. Petry. Petry was awarded the Nation’s highest honor July 12, 2011 for his actions against an armed enemy in the ... [Published DVIDS - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Onshore petroleum deals hit another delay

Regional approval is holding up the signing of the agreements to govern onshore petroleum searches and production, according to government officials.Myanmar announced 16 winners of onshore petroleum blocks in October 2013, but after 10 months the winning ... [Published Myanmar Times - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine

Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on:[embedded content]A reader adds:For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

Expansion of ‘secret’ facility in Iraq suggests closer US-Kurd ties

With political leaders deadlocked, Iraq's parliament squabbled Monday over when to hold its next session, potentially delaying the formation of a new government for weeks despite the threat from extremists who have seized control of a large chunk of the ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 12 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Erbil, Islamic State
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 3 reports

American Torturers: We’re all Jack Bauer Now in The 25th Hour

By Rebecca Gordon Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From 24 to Zero Dark Thirty, it’s been the good guys who wielded the pliers ... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 11 2014]

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...hospital today is that senior leaders talk about patient-centered care and increasing value but departments hear two opposing messages," he writes. "On the one hand there's a need to remove bottlenecks and increase throughput, or do more. On the other hand there's a need to reduce the length of stay and readmission rates, or do less."
"I am pleased that the Senate expeditiously approved Gen. Votel's promotion," read a statement Thursday from Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. "With the world more uncertain than ever, we will continue to rely on the brave men and women on SOCom to act as the tip of the spear in defense of our nation."
...loyalists to Britain crossed into the United States to destroy a ship bearing arms to insurgents, the standard for imminence was described as " instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means, and no moment of deliberation ."
...The New York Times, which did extensive on-the-ground reporting in Benghazi and interviews with Abu Khattala after the attack, claimed "Despite extensive speculation about the possible role of Al Qaeda...Mr. Abu Khattala is a local, small-time Islamist militant. He has no known connections to international terrorist groups." The U S government agrees with this finding and denies that there is any operational affiliation between Al Qaeda and the Benghazi-based AnsarAnsar al...

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New commander takes over Joint Special Operatio... [Published DailyMe.Com - 10 hours ago]
New commander takes over Joint Special Operatio... [Published Stars and Stripes - 15 hours ago]
Shake up hospital hierarchies to deliver better... [Published Fierce Healthcare - Jul 29 2014]
Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief [Published United States Army - Jul 28 2014]
Command Shift for Special Operations [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Jul 27 2014]
Army general to take over at MacDill [Published 10connects.com - Jul 26 2014]
Hundreds attend military funeral service for Di... [Published Corbin Times Tribune - Jul 25 2014]
Senate Confirms Four Military Nominees7/28/2014 [Published Air Force Association - Jul 25 2014]
USSOCOM announces change of command [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
SOCom change-of-command ceremony set for Aug. 28 [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 25 2014]
Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff Today i... [Published Noodls - Jul 25 2014]
Drones in Afghanistan—under the radar [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Jul 25 2014]
Votel to succeed McRaven as SOCom commander at ... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Jul 24 2014]
Flags at half-staff in KY [Published KFVS12 - Jul 24 2014]
Senate approves Votel as Socom commander [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
7/24/2014 11:11:00 AM [Published The Crittenden Press - Jul 24 2014]
Senate OKs Votel as Socom commander [Published Tampa Tribune - Jul 24 2014]
Master Sergeant Leroy A. Petry Retirement Ceremony [Published DVIDS - Jul 24 2014]
Onshore petroleum deals hit another delay [Published Myanmar Times - Jul 24 2014]
5th Special Forces Group’s 4th Battalion change... [Published DVIDS - Jul 23 2014]
Dirk Shelton funeral arrangements set [Published Corbin Times Tribune - Jul 22 2014]
Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 22 2014]
Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 22 2014]
Joint Operations announces repulsing an attack ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Jul 21 2014]
Israeli Invasion Of Gaza Halts Jerusalem Season... [Published Forbes.com - Jul 21 2014]
US government spying on prominent Muslim Americ... [Published Yemen Times - Jul 17 2014]
Votel pledges support for special operations fo... [Published Northwest Florida Daily News - Jul 17 2014]
You Can’t Fight Terrorists By Partnering With G... [Published Human Rights First - Jul 17 2014]
Staff Sgt. Dirk Shelton: 1985-2014 [Published Corbin Times Tribune - Jul 17 2014]
Levin opening statement, Senate Armed Services ... [Published Noodls - Jul 16 2014]
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Some Clarity On Russia And Ukraine [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jul 22 2014]
Anne Applebaum has a really sober and accurate description of what has been going on: A reader adds: For too long, news reports have spoken of the “Ukrainian rebels” as if the warfare underway in the Donetsk to Luhansk corridor were some sort of bona ...
American Torturers: We’re all Jack Bauer Now in... [Published Informed Comment - Jul 11 2014]
By Rebecca Gordon Once upon a time, if a character on TV or in a movie tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From 24 to Zero Dark Thirty, it’s been the good guys who wielded the pliers ...
US confronts difficulties in arming Iraqi air f... [Published militaryfeed.com - Jul 07 2014]
Despite complaints by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the United States has been slow in its delivery of F-16 fighter jets, no Iraqi pilot team has qualified to fly the aircraft in combat and none will be ready before mid-August, according to an ...
SOCOM Chief’s Rise Not Swift At All [Published Outside The Beltway | OTB - Jun 30 2014]
Stars and Stripes reports on “ The swift, quiet rise of Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel to SOCOM chief .” Shortly after a controversial Dec. 11 drone strike in Yemen, Lt. Gen. Joseph Votel began pressing for the United States to push back on accusations ...
Did McCain Unwittingly Help Fund ISIS? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 25 2014]
Steve Clemons nails the compulsive interventionist for his enthusiastic support of various Sunni powers backing the insurgency against Assad in Syria: “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January ...
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