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Cash-strapped US military to cut Persian Gulf fleet

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timesofisrael.com

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman sits in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 8, 2005.(photo credit: Rome J Toledo, US Navy/Department of Defense)

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman sits in the Persian Gulf on Feb. 8, 2005.(photo credit: Rome J Toledo, US Navy/Department of Defense)
ASHINGTON (AP) — The US is cutting its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region from two carriers to one, the Defense Department said Wednesday, in a move that represents one of the most significant effects of budget cuts on the U.S. military presence overseas.

The decision comes as Washington struggles to find a way to avoid across-the-board automatic spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next month.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has approved keeping just one carrier in the Persian Gulf region. The US has maintained two aircraft carrier groups in the Gulf for most of the last two years.

Panetta has been leading a campaign to replace the automatic cuts he warns would “hollow out” the military, and the Pentagon has been providing greater details on the cuts it would have to make if Congress fails to both replace them and agree on a 2013 defense budget bill. The carrier decision is one of the most significant announcements made thus far.

Plans for the USS Harry S Truman to deploy to the Gulf later this week have been Read more…

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The Coming Four Blood Moons

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Four ‘blood-red’ total lunar
eclipses will fall on Passover
and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015,
the same back-to-back occurrences
at the time of 1492, 1948 and 1967 Read more…

Mid-East Prophecy Update – January 27th, 2013

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Pastor JD does an in-depth study of who’s involved in a yet future nuclear attack against Israel as prophesied in Ezekiel 38, and why it matters to us.

DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

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Federal agency has now acquired enough bullets to wage 30 year war

Paul Joseph Watson

The Department of Homeland Security is set to purchase a further 21.6 million rounds of ammunition to add to the 1.6 billion bullets it has already obtained over the course of the last 10 months alone, figures which have stoked concerns that the federal agency is preparing for civil unrest.

DHS Purchases 21.6 Million More Rounds of Ammunition 070213dhs

A solicitation posted yesterday on the Fed Bid website details how the bullets are required for the DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico.

The solicitation asks for 10 million pistol cartridge .40 caliber 165 Grain, jacketed Hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds) and 10 million 9mm 115 grain jacketed hollow point bullets (100 quantities of 100,000 rounds).

The document also lists a requirement for 1.6 million pistol cartridge 9mm ball bullets (40 quantities of 40,000 rounds).

An approximation of how many rounds of ammunition the DHS has now secured over the last 10 months stands at Read more…