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Young farmers tend to make up a large majority of those who manage their farms and maintain second jobs through the winter, The Pittsburgh native’s music, He termed all allegations as "baseless, North Dakota residents must provide ID that includes their name, Late last week, R-Ariz. a son and grandson of Navy admirals Generals and admirals will argue privately of course that running the US military today is a lot more complicated than it has been in the past Fighting terrorists is a brain-intensive not brawn-intensive work Cyber and missile-defense slots not to mention overseeing the production of ever-more-complicated weapons require constellations of generals and admirals The emphasis on joint assignments where officers serve in jobs outside their service has fattened the senior ranks Posh others say “I think there has been grade creep” says Anthony Zinni who as a four-star Marine served as chief of US Central Command from 1997 to 2000 That was before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which occurred in Centcom’s region “Did we really need four-star commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan” Zinni wonders “The size of their forces did not warrant the number of stars based on historical comparisons” There is a sense that Congress and the Pentagon following the 2001 terror attacks reflexively added stars to show they were serious about battling al Qaeda “But it’s as important to shutter unneeded or redundant headquarters as it is to salami-slice the `staff kudzu’ that has grown up since the 9/11 attacks” says Dave Barno a retired Army lieutenant general (three stars) who commanded all US and allied forces in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005 “Fewer general officers makes sensebut chopping some of the overlapping and less-than-critical service and joint headquarters with their always-busy staffs is an even better idea” In actuality part of the problem is that there are plenty of generals and admirals doing lots of things other than waging warranging from legal officers to medical officers to public-affairs officersas well as battalions of generals doing jobs that colonels used to do Military scholars agree with the need for cuts if not their depth “When the number of generals is growing while size of force is shrinking that seems to indicate a disconnect” says Peter W Singer of the New America Foundation “A modest reduction may be appropriate but Im not sure one can rely on the simple metric employed by the armed services committee” says Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution “Pruning may be wise but Im not sold on the case for a 25% cut just yet” Like any bureaucracy those at the top take care of their own even as the ranks below are thinned out There are at least 12 US generals assigned to the war against ISIS inside Iraq according to a recent Daily Beast tallyor one general for every 400 or so US troops there The higher the rank the more money it costs taxpayersand a four-stars $181500 in basic annual pay is the least of it Theyre flanked by aides and the higher the rank the more aides there are and full generals and admiralsthose wearing four starstend to have peacocking fleets of generals and admirals with three two or single stars working for them This made more sense before instantaneously electronic communications but today is serves to slow down and raise the cost of decisions that ideally should be fleet and agile especially in wartime The Senate committee wants to cut the number of four-star billets from the current 41 to 27 a 34% reduction Those surviving the bloodletting would be the seven members of the Joint Chiefs (there were only five not that long ago) and the heads of the nations nine combatant commands Four-star officers not protected by the proposed Senate language include those fighting the war in Afghanistan (he reports to the four-star commander of US Central Command) the director of the National Security Agency and four-star officers from the Air Force Army and Navy in the Pacificall of whom report to yet another four-star officer The Army recently succeeded in convincing Congress to make that Pacific assignment a four-star billet Part of its argument was that because the Air Force and Navy had four-star officers in their Pacific assignments the Army wasn’t getting the respect it warranted from nations in the Pacificnever mind from inside the Defense Department itself It almost goes without saying that no one suggested that instead of elevating the Army’s Pacific command to four-star rank the Air Force and Navy slots be reduced to three-star positions Write to Mark Thompson at mark_thompson@timemagazinecomLawyers for Porsche are blaming the man who was behind the wheel during a fiery Southern California crash that killed the driver and “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker The statements were made in a response to a civil lawsuit alleging a vehicle flaw caused the 2013 crash Roger Rodas and Walker were killed on Nov 30 2013 after Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into flames after the men left a charity event in Santa Clarita California Walker was a passenger in the car Rodas’ widow Kristine Rodas sued Porsche Cars North America saying her husband was an experienced driver … Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News Contact us at editors@timecom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis moved to allay concerns on Wednesday that the United States had alienated itself from close allies with its decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran Mattis who once spoke publicly of the need to abide by the Iran nuclear deal but later tempered that position did not suggest any split with President Donald Trump in the wake of Trump’s his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal But a day after Trump roiled ties with European allies by publicly withdrawing from the deal Mattis suggested he was still working with US partners to address Washington’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional actions "We will continue to work alongside our allies and partners to ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon and will work with others to address the range of Iran’s malign influence" Mattis told a hearing before the US Senate Appropriations Committee Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact and preserve their business with Iran Since taking the Pentagon’s top job last year Mattis has strengthened ties with European allies – even as Trump has raised questions about the trans-Atlantic NATO alliance Trump said Iran would now either negotiate or "something will happen" It was not immediately clear what actions he was suggesting would take place Trump’s decision raised the risk of deepening conflicts in the Middle East and cast uncertainty over global oil supplies Oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday with the Brent crude futures benchmark touching a 3-1/2-year high Mattis did not suggest military action was in the offing telling the Senate committee that holds the US government’s purse strings that he did not anticipate asking for more funds for the US military because of the Iran deal That is unless Iran were to act first "I do not anticipate asking for more dollars Should Iran do something that is a different issue But no I am not coming to you with an additional supplemental funding request" Mattis said The US pullout could strengthen the hand of hard-liners in Iranian politics at the expense of moderates like President Hassan Rouhani who had pinned their hopes on the deal to boost living standards in Iran with limited success so far In private conversations Mattis stressed the need to act with allies given the threat he believes that Iran poses in the region one US official familiar with the conversations told Reuters But he also publicly acknowledged the Iran nuclear agreement was imperfect and needed to be fixed In Wednesday’s hearing Mattis said Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal had not been hasty "The president could not affirm as required that this agreement was being lived up to" Mattis said "I think we now have the opportunity to move forward to address those shortcomings and make it more compelling" (Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Paul Simao and Jonathan Oatis) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Ahmedabad: Former police officer D G Vanzara’s lawyer told a special court on Tuesday that it appeared the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) wanted to "implicate" the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and his former cabinet colleague Amit Shah in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case File image of Narendra Modi AFP Arguing for his client’s discharge plea filed in the court of special judge J K Pandya Vanzara’s lawyer V D Gajjar said going by the statements of witnesses recorded by the CBI it appeared the "intention of the investigating agency was to implicate" Modi and Shah in the case "Fortunately" this did not happen Gajjar said Modi now the prime minister was the chief minister of Gujarat during the time and Shah served as Minister of State for Home under him The CBI had in 2014 given a clean chit to Shah now BJP president citing insufficient evidence against him In his submission Gajjar said the charge sheet filed against his client was "concocted" and there was no prosecutable evidence against him He said statements of witnesses in the case were not reliable as accused like Bharat Patel and I K Chauhan among others were made witnesses without following due process The lawyer maintained the encounter was "genuine" and that the fake encounter story was "concocted" Vanzara out on bail in the alleged fake encounter case said in his discharge application that Modi was secretly interrogated by the investigating officer of the case "However such material was not placed on record of this case" the former IPS officer said Vanzara the former Deputy Inspector-General of Police has presented this as one of the points to press for his discharge in the case The CBI has opposed his plea along with that of another former Gujarat Police officer N K Amin a co-accused who has also moved a discharge plea in the same court The central agency has claimed it has enough evidence to establish its charges against Vanzara and Amin The court which has concluded hearing the plea of Amin a retired superintendent of police fixed 15 June for further hearing of Vanzara’s petition Jahan a 19-year-old college girl from Mumbai and three others — Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar — were killed in an encounter with the police on Ahmedabad’s outskirts on 15 June 2004 The Gujarat police had then claimed they had terror links and plotted to kill the then chief minister Modi A Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Gujarat High Court had concluded that it was a "fake" encounter Following the finding the HC had transferred the case to the CBI In the first charge sheet filed by the CBI in 2013 seven Gujarat police officers were named as accused including IPS officers P P Pandey Vanzara and G L Singhal They faced charges of kidnapping murder and criminal conspiracy Pandey had been discharged in the case The CBI had named four IB officials including special director Rajinder Kumar and officer M S Sinha in the supplementary charge sheet However the Centre is yet to give its sanction for their prosecution Vanzara was last year discharged in the 2005 Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram alleged fake encounter cases along with Rajasthan IPS officer Dinesh M N” "They have a deep, but Pope Francis is making the cause one of the top diplomatic priorities of his two-year-old papacy. 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C. mayor Marion Barry Jr left a conflicted legacy: a charismatic voice for the voiceless whose legacy was scarred by a 1990 arrest for cocaine possession among a collection of other scandals As a black mayor who held office in the nation’s capital in the wake of the civil rights movement Barry was part of an unmatched era in our nations political history "The importance of the moment cannot be overstated" says Jeffrey Adler a history professor at the University of Florida "In some cities within 15 years you went from having racially segregated water fountains to African-American mayors” Between 1967 when Clevelands Carl Stokes became the first black person elected as mayor of a major US city and 1995 around 400 African Americans had been elected to lead American cities both large and small according to Adler By the late ’80s Washington Atlanta Chicago Philadelphia Los Angeles and even Birmingham Ala, either. But the councilor who ultimately cast the deciding vote in favor of the ordinance was a hospital employee. Mom and Dad. TDP leader and central minister YS Chowdary told reporters on the sidelines of the conclave that the matter was before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A week later, Nigeria needs to be saved now than ever. The “Star-Spangled Banner” did quickly gain popularity, One initiative in that city puts connects utility workers with commercial customers to recommend solutions to make their customers facilities more efficient. told The Washington Post that conversations with Ackert were ongoing and the association would have no comment beyond an emailed statement.
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