Daily Archives: August 25, 2008

Trim Reaper: Streamlined Killer Drone Begins Combat Operations in Iraq

  BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq —  It looks more Star Wars than Iraq War, an unmanned aerial killer ready to fly its first combat mission in Iraq. But the MQ-9 Reaper is more than just a stunning sight — it may … Continue reading

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Kyrgystan: Boeing 737 Passenger Jet Down

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan —  Emergency workers combed through the wreckage of a passenger jet Monday after it crashed outside Kyrgyzstan’s main airport, killing 65 people in an accident officials said was likely caused by technical problems. The Boeing 737 was headed to … Continue reading

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Georgia (Country threat level – 4):

On 23 August 2008 the U.S. Department of State issued the following Travel Warning: “This Travel Warning updates information on the current security situation in Georgia to include the return of U.S. Embassy eligible family members to Tbilisi, the resumption … Continue reading

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Russia / Georgia (Country threat levels – 3 / 4):

On 25 August 2008 Russian lawmakers voted in favor of South Ossetian and Abkhazian independence and have called on Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to recognize the Georgian separatist regions as independent states. At this time, neither the U.N. nor Russia … Continue reading

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Guatemala (Country threat level – 4):

On 24 August 2008 a single-engine Cessna Caravan 208 aircraft crashed in El Puente, which is located approximately 24 mi/40 km east of Guatemala City. Reports indicate that the pilot reported mechanical problems shortly before 1540 UTC. The crash killed … Continue reading

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