September 12, 2018

Ottawa County deputy honored for service Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Shawn James was awarded the Outstanding Customer Service Award by the county for the year’s second quarter. James volunteered to help a Coopersville Area Public Schools special needs student earn a Boy Scouts Eagle Award. James helped the student raise money to purchase a […]

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KOSOVO If you like to speed on the highway, be glad you don’t live in Kosovo. Police have started to use drones to catch people breaking the rules of the road. Two police officers use a drone to monitor drivers above an overpass. They can easily catch drivers illegally passing, speeding, or breaking any other […]

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This latest strike in Somalia, which occurred in the southwestern part of the country, killed three unnamed members of al-Shabaab, according to Africom. That American airpower is necessary to fight a 5,000-man insurgency, operating mostly with old AK-47s, may seem surprising. But local forces advised by American special operators have proven unable to break a […]

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The New York Times reports that the CIA is expanding its presence at a recently established drone base at Dirkou, Niger, an oasis town in the Sahara that has a small airport. Over the past two years, the U.S. military has been building another drone base in Agadez, central Niger, to conduct reconnaissance. It will […]

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo police have started using drones to catch drivers who do not respect traffic signs in an attempt to reduce the high number of casualties. Since January the small Balkan country has introduced a new law that imposes heavy fines and police began patrolling with unmarked cars to remain unnoticed. Two police […]

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But according to Trump’s Principles, Standards, and Procedures, the administration has afforded special-operations forces even greater latitude to conduct drone strikes in Somalia, no longer restricting them to strikes carried out in self-defense, as they had been under the Obama administration. In the past year and a half, the United States has drastically escalated its […]

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DIRKOU, Niger — The CIA is poised to conduct secret drone strikes against al-Qaida and Islamic State insurgents from a newly expanded air base deep in the Sahara, making aggressive use of powers that were scaled back during President Barack Obama’s administration and restored by President Donald Trump. Late in his presidency, Obama sought to […]

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