United States Strikes Against Al-qaeda In Africa

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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 6 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles Today in the Sky Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY 9:18 a.m. EDT October 4, 2013 A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner as seen near Boeing’s assembly line facility in Everett, Wash., in 2012. (Photo: United Airlines) China SHARE 451 CONNECT 68 TWEET 6 COMMENTEMAILMORE United Airlines will make Los Angeles its second base for pilots who fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, according to FlightGlobal.com’s Edward Russell . Russell writes “subsidiary Continental captains and first officers will fly the aircraft when the base opens,” adding that “a timeline (for) when that will occur has not been set.” United first began flying the Dreamliner in November of 2012 . Until now, the carrier’s 787 pilot base has been at its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental. The establishment of a 787 pilot base at LAX comes as United increasingly looks to deploy its Dreamliners on Asian routes from the West Coast. ARCHIVES: First Dreamliner passengers sing new jet’s praises (October 2011) “Our 2014 international schedule has the 787 flying many routes to Asia,” Howard Attarian, United’s senior vice-president of flight operations, is quoted by FlightGlobal as saying in a September letter to United’s flight operations group. “In August, we told you that we believe this amount of flying warrants a west coast 787 base to reliably support our network. We have decided that LAX is the right location for this 787 base.” United’s trans-Pacific Dreamliner routes from the West Coast include flights from LAX to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita and soon-to-launch 787 routes between Seattle and Tokyo, San Francisco and Osaka and San Francisco and Chengdu, China . Also in western United States, United offers a trans-Pacific flight to Tokyo out of its Denver hub.

Report: United to open 787 base in Los Angeles

The same goes for Chinese ships elsewhere in the region, such as the South China Sea, where China is mired in territorial disputes with the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries. The US military has flown drones over Japan in the past on a temporary basis, including after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but next year will mark the first time it will base them in that country, according to US officials. They said the drones would be deployed on a rotational basis, meaning they could be moved elsewhere, such as Guam, for months at a time. In addition to the Global Hawks, P-8 maritime surveillance patrol aircraft will also start to be deployed in Japan in December, US and Japanese officials announced. It would be the first time the aircraft will be stationed outside the United States. The cutting-edge capabilities of the P-8, which I saw demonstrated last summer, will greatly enhance the allies ability to conduct surveillance, particularly over the open seas, Hagel said at a joint news conference with Kerry, Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. US President Barack Obama’s administration has made a point of stressing its ties to the Pacific region and showing up for Asian events as part of its pivot to Asia policy. The joint US Cabinet visit went ahead despite the government shutdown that led President Obama to curtail his own planned trip to Asia next week. Kerry will fill in for Obama for visits to Malaysia and the Philippines. The security measures announced Thursday should give both Japan and the United States greater protection and better intelligence about the activities of North Korea and China, one an adversary and the other a wary partner and sometime competitor. There are different threats and different kinds of threats, Kerry said at the start of the joint session on Thursday.

, World Two separate strikes by the United States forces against Al-Qaeda in Africa were carried on Saturday to capture two senior militants, one belonging to Al-Qaeda and the other to the the fundamentalist out-fit Al-Shabaab, with very close ties with Al-Qaeda in Africa. In the first operation on Saturday U.S. Navy Seals carried a predawn raid on the sea shore Somali town of Baraawe, to capture a senior member of the Al-Shabaab, Islamic militant group, a close ally of Al-Qaeda. This raid seemingly appears to be in response tothe recent Westgate upscale shopping mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya and to stem the growing threat of Al-Qaeda in the shape of Al-Shabaab in Africa. The second operation was carried out in Libya to capture a senior member of Al-Qaeda in Africa.This covert operation was carried out by the U.S. military commandos, with the help of the CIA and FBI officials, in Tripoli. The target of this operation was the capture of Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai alias Abu Ans__ a prominent leader of Al-Qaeda in Africa.Nazih Abdul Hameed al Ruqai alias Abu Ans is the man responsible for the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai, was on the most wanted list of the FBI. There was a reward money of $5 million, on his capture. Both these operations were approved by President Obama. The raid to capture the senior leader of Al-Shabaab was called off, as soon as it was confirmed that the person the U.S. Navy Seals were after was not present in his house. Some members, though, Al-Shabaab were killed in the raid, but it was called off in time to avoid any damage to the person and properties of innocent civilians. The Press Secretary of Pentagon, George Little, in a statement to the press said that Nazih Hameed aRuqai alias Abu Ans has been captured. Though he was, for obvious reasons, reluctant to provide details about whereabouts of the dreaded terrorist and where he was presently detained.