Military Leaders from the Americas Discuss Common Issues

first_imgBy Dialogo February 06, 2013 Military leaders from Central America visited U.S. Army North on January 30 as part of the Central American Regional Leaders’ Conference, hosted by U.S. Army South, in a cooperative effort to establish closer ties between militaries and to improve coordination on common issues. International students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, based in Fort Benning, Georgia, visited Army North to learn about the mission and structure of the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command. “The WHINSEC visit allowed us to highlight Army North’s role in defending the homeland in depth through security cooperation with our neighboring countries – Canada and Mexico,” said Major Albert Marckwardt, Mexico branch officer at Army North. “For the students, equivalent to the U.S. Army ranks of major and lieutenant colonel, it was also an opportunity to understand how we support civilian authorities at the tactical and operational level.” WHINSEC students from Panama, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Canada, Belize and Mexico learned about Army North’s unique missions and discussed regional efforts with hemispheric partner nations to combat transnational criminal organizations. Military leaders from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and Panama’s director of its National Border Service toured Army North’s historic Quadrangle, attended command briefings and heard from Oscar Salinas Jr., assistant chief of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, who touted the success Army North has had working with the Mexican land and air forces, known as SEDENA. “The Border Patrol’s new strategic plan focuses on integration with federal, state, local and foreign partnerships,” said Salinas. “The collaboration between Army North and SEDENA is one example of this integration.” While WHINSEC students have visited Army North in years past, the visit of Army commanders from Central America on this opportunity was unique. “This is probably the first time we’ve worked this closely with Army South and with Central American army commanders, and this greater dialogue is a healthy thing,” said Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. “We’ve been building our interactions over the years – and we want it to continue,” he added. Major General Perry Wiggins, deputy commanding general of operations at Army North, discussed the importance of building relationships and fostering communication in combating transnational criminal organizations. “They’re going to move to the path of least resistance,” said Wiggins. “A solution without Central America, South America, Canada and Mexico gives them a gap. Our adversary we’re dealing with is very smart. [If we] protect the land and water, [then] they use ultralights and tunnels.” Progress has been made, but there is more to be done, and Army North needs to foster relationships with other nations like it has done with Mexico, said Wiggins. “We are getting back into a cooperative state,” he said. “I can tell you the synergy we have created with SEDENA has blossomed into something where relationships have carried the day.”last_img read more

Former Michigan CFO sentenced by state judge

first_img continue reading » Michael A. LaJoice, a former CFO who embezzled more than $18 million from a Michigan credit union, was sentenced to seven to 20 years Monday by an Oakland County circuit court judge.The state’s sentence will reportedly run concurrently with LaJoice’s 11-year sentence ordered by a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit last month, according to the Associated Press.LaJoice pleaded no contest to 14 state charges related the multimillion-dollar embezzlement of the $68.5 million Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union, which led to its insolvency and consolidation last year with the $3.4 million Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing.LaJoice also was ordered to pay restitution of $18.6 million. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Granit Xhaka ‘working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible’

first_img Read More 1/1 by Metro Sean KearnsThursday 4 Apr 2019 5:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link327Shares Comment Top articles About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Granit Xhaka ‘working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible’ SPONSORED Video Settings Advertisement Read More Read More Read Morecenter_img Skip PLAY / Granit Xhaka’s last competitive fixture was with Switzerland (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is hoping to return to action ‘as soon as possible’ from his groin injury.The Switzerland international missed Monday’s 2-0 win against Newcastle after sustaining a ‘small’ strain in training the previous Friday.‘We started Friday with not good news with Xhaka, he has a small injury and could not play today,’ Emery said after the win at the Emirates.Arsenal face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday as they look to consolidate their place in the top four.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Full Screen Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story And it looks as though Xhaka is targeting a return this weekend as the midfielder confirmed on his Instagram today that he’s ‘working hard’ on his recovery.‘I am working hard to get back on the pitch as soon as possible,’ said Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpurs’ 2-0 win at Crystal Palace saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side leapfrog the Gunners back into third place in the table.However, Emery’s side have a game in hand and can reinstate their two-point cushion on their rivals with a win at Goodison Park on Sunday.MORE: Ousmane Dembele returns to Barcelona training ahead of Manchester United trip Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read Morelast_img read more

Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears live streaming details, schedule, team news, preview

first_imgLast Updated: 5th December, 2019 19:02 IST Dallas Cowboys Vs Chicago Bears Live Streaming Details, Schedule, Team News, Preview Dallas Cowboys travel to Illinois to face Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Arena on Dec 5. Here is our take on both teams along with live streaming details. LIVE TV 9 months ago Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will coach in the NFL next year First Published: 5th December, 2019 19:02 IST Also Read | Jerry Jones Net Worth: Where Did The Dallas Cowboys Owner Make His Money?Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears live streaming detailsThe Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears game will be played on December 5, 2019, at the Soldier Field Arena in Chicago. NFL fans can catch the game at 8:20 PM ET. The Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears NFL clash will be broadcast live on FOX TV network all across the United States of America. In addition to that, the Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears game will be streamed online on fuboTV (Try for free). The Dallas Cowboys vs Chicago Bears NFL encounter will also be streamed on the CBS Sports App.Also Read | Ron Rivera Net Worth, Salary And The Reason Why He Was Fired By Carolina PanthersAlso Read | Seattle Seahawks players show off uber-cool dance moves celebrating win vs VikingsDallas Cowboys squad take-off for the Chicago Bears encounter WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Rob Gronkowski slams Tom Brady and Patriots for ‘negative mood’ ahead of Cowboys win 9 months ago Jerry Jones net worth: Where did the Dallas Cowboys owner make his money? SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago Ron Rivera net worth, salary and the reason why he was fired by Carolina Panthers Daniel Arambur Dallas Cowboys will face-off against Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Thursday night, December 5. NFL fans can expect a fast-paced contest in Chicago as they get ready to host the Cowboys in an exciting match-up this week. In the previous match against Detroit Lions, Chicago managed a 24-20 win over Detroit. Chicago QB Mitchell Trubisky grabbed the limelight passed for 338 yards and three TDs on 38 attempts. Bears’ victory lifted them to a 6-6 record while Dallas Cowboys succumbed to a 26-15 loss which meant they are on a 6-6 record too. TE Jason Witten and WR Ventell Bryant will be crucial to Dallas’ chances against Chicago Bears on Thursday. Here is our take on both teams along with the live streaming details for the Cowboys vs Bears match at Soldier Field on Thursday night.Also Read | Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Jason Garrett Will Coach In The NFL Next YearChicago Bears offer injury update ahead of Dallas Cowboys encounter Written By Also Read | Bobby Wagner issues rallying cry to Seattle Seahawks fans after win against Vikings 10 months ago Black cat NFL: Dallas vs Cowboys game halted by a cat, wins internetlast_img read more