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Robert Tilford

Robert Tilford

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Registered: 5/12/2012
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Robert Tilford is a former soldier and Infantryman US Army who is a graduate of the US Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Robert studied Ethics at Phoenix College. He is active on social networking sites, including facebook and twitter.

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Russian troops training for Arctic warfare

CommentsArticle Views 120 | 12/21/2014 at 5:47PM by Robert Tilford Russian special forces train in arctic warfare. Arctic warfare is any armed conflict that takes place in an exceptionally cold climate, usually in snowy and icy terrain, sometimes on ice-covered bodies of water.
Since early 2013 we have been tracking reports that Russian army special forces and airborne units have  been  training aggressively in Arctic warfare, under plans to boost the country’s military presence in the region. In fact Russian special forces reconnaissance units have recently carried out a number of training missions on the Kola Peninsula under...
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US set to deploy 1000 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division to Iraq

CommentsArticle Views 222 | 12/21/2014 at 4:50PM by Robert Tilford Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division ready their gear prior to a mass parachute jump from Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft during a Joint Operation.
According to a Pentagon new briefing on December 19, 2014 Secretary Hagel has  authorized up to 1,300 more U.S. troops to deploy to Iraq. Approximately 1,000 of them will be soldiers from the US Army’s Third Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They will begin to deploy to Iraq ...
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At the request of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani the US releases 4 dangerous detainees, among them a Taliban weapons supplier and Haqanni network assassin

CommentsArticle Views 175 | 12/21/2014 at 3:40PM by Robert Tilford Taliban, Haqqani and al-Qaeda affiliated  detainees at Guantanamo (top L-R) Mohammed Zahir and Abdul Ghani and (bottom L-R) Shawali Khan and Khil Ali Gul
The Pentagon  announced today the “repatriation of Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani, and Mohammed Zahir from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.” As directed by the president’s Jan. 22, 2009, executive order, the interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a compr...
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Navigators provide culturally and linguistically appropriate assistance to those seeking to enroll for healthcare insurance through the marketplace

CommentsArticle Views 1058 | 12/20/2014 at 10:13PM by Robert Tilford Navigators serve the needs of a diverse community today.
The Affordable Care Act requires state health insurance marketplaces to establish a “navigator” program (Section 1311(i)) that will help individuals who are eligible to purchase coverage through a health insurance marketplace learn about their new coverage options and enroll. States can award grants to entities that will provide these services, who then ...
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Navigators and Certified Application Counselors on the front lines of “Obamacare” in the United States

CommentsArticle Views 1111 | 12/20/2014 at 9:28PM by Robert Tilford The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),[1][2] commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or
 The Health Insurance Marketplace makes it possible for consumers in all states to apply for affordable health coverage options. Some states chose to set up a State-based Marketplace others operate in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace, or engage with it to operate a State Partnership Marketplace. Regardless of what state they live in, consumers can get ...
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Putin seeks to improve the lives of everyday soldiers, airmen and marines in the Russian military

CommentsArticle Views 1260 | 12/20/2014 at 6:09PM by Robert Tilford Perks in the Russian military are few and in between but what they can count on is permanent housing in many case, free healthcare, and a steady pay check comparable to a McDonald's fast food worker here in the United States...and a host of supportive services. Pictured here: Russian army soldier on training exercise.
During a speech in an expanded Defense Ministry meeting on December 19, 2014 President of Russia Vladimir Putin announced his plan to improve the lives of those people serving in the Russian Armed Forces by providing such things as permanent housing and modernizing military barracks and rebuilding military infrastructure. “Colleagues, resolving milit...
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Russian military doctrine is “defensive” in nature

CommentsArticle Views 1310 | 12/20/2014 at 5:12PM by Robert Tilford
On December 19, 2014 Vladimir Putin took part in an expanded meeting of the Defense Ministry Board. In his opening remarks at the meeting, the President outlined the country’s defense priorities for 2015. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Colleagues, We are holding this Board meeting at the new National Defense Control Centre. The Centre is ...
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Iranian general confirms that we have the capability of striking US aircraft carriers with “supersonic missiles”

CommentsArticle Views 1715 | 12/20/2014 at 12:03PM by Robert Tilford Hossein Salami
According to a Fars news report Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami today confirmed that Iran’s “missile power is a major deterrent to enemies’ military attacks.” “We can target and hit the enemy’s aircraft-carriers with our supersonicHossein Salami missiles,&...
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Pentagon confirms the deaths of numerous senior and med level ISIS leaders in Iraq and Syria

CommentsArticle Views 809 | 12/20/2014 at 11:26AM by Robert Tilford Official US
On December 18, 2014 Rear Admiral Kirby, the Pentagon’s Press Secretary  confirmed the fact that the US has killed numerous high and mi level ISIL commander in Iraq and Syria – an exact count was not given: “I can confirm that since mid-November, targeted coalition airstrikes successfully killed multiple senior and mid-level leaders within...
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Secretary Hagel on the necessity of fielding a ready and capable military force to meet today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s threats

CommentsArticle Views 801 | 12/20/2014 at 11:01AM by Robert Tilford I remain concerned that Congress continues to prevent the Defense Department from pursuing many cost-savings measures that are essential to fielding a ready and capable force to meet today's challenges and prepare for tomorrow' threats
On December 19, 2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a press release concerning the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). There he voices some concerns that Congress is continuing to prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from pursuing certain cost savings measures that are essential to fielding a combat ready force capable of meeting future t...
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