Wednesday, August 24, 2016

USS NITZE---Says "Nuts" To Iranian Gunboats--"HIGH SPEED INEPTNESS"--

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(FARSI ISLAND OP)--Following reported locally--


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military-idUSKCN10Z2OP?il=0

Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday.
The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional."

"The Iranian high rate of closure...created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation including additional defensive measures by Nitze," the official said.
The IRGC, the Islamic Republic's praetorian guard, is suspicious of U.S. military activity near Iran's borders. The Guards operate land and naval units separate from the regular armed forces and stage frequent war games in the Gulf, which separates Iran from its regional rival Saudi Arabia and a U.S. naval base in Bahrain.


http://www.public.navy.mil/surflant/ddg94/Pages/Bio1.aspx

Commander Paul KaylorCommanding Officer




A native of Kennerdell, Pennsylvania, Cmdr. Paul Kaylor enlisted in the Navy in 1986 as an undesignated fireman. Kaylor soon became a Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) and was selected for Chief Petty Officer in 1995. Kaylor commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer Program in April 1998, and converted to Surface Warfare Officer in 2005 Kaylor completed his early sea assignments aboard the USS Haleakala (AE-25) in Apra Harbor, Guam, USS Antietam (CG-54) in Long Beach, California, and USS Wadsworth (FFG-9) and USS John Young (DD-973) in San Diego, California.


Following commissioning, Kaylor served as Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and USS Dubuque (LPD-8) in San Diego, California. As a Department Head, he served as Engineering Officer aboard USS McCampbell (DDG-85) in Yokosuka, Japan and USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) in San Diego, California. He reported to USS Nitze (DDG 94) as Executive Officer in March 2014, and became the Commanding Officer in October 2015.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SOUTH SUDAN---SecState Kerry Africa Ops--RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE

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(MOBUTU CAFE)--  Late intel reps leaked to Recon News of the itinerary of SecState Kerry > Africa .


http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kerry-arrives-in-Kenya-on-Monday-on-peace-mission/1056-3353214-b4jkfx/
The need to improve business relations, boost counter-terrorism measures and stabilise the region from civil war are the key reasons United States Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Nairobi on Monday.
State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu said the US top diplomat is coming to talk about peace in the region, “primarily on stabilising our neighbour South Sudan”.

http://www.nigeriatoday.ng/2016/08/john-kerry-arrives-in-africa-monday-for-talks-in-kenya-and-nigeria-on-terrorism/
Kerry first meets with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on regional issues including the upheaval in neighboring South Sudan and security in Somalia, where homegrown, al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab continues to launch deadly attacks in the capital.

Kerry on Tuesday and Wednesday then visits the cities of Sokoto and Abuja in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation of about 160 million people and one of its largest economies.
He will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the oil-rich country’s worsening economy and its efforts to fight corruption. Kerry also will meet with leaders from the country’s largely Muslim north, where extremist group Boko Haram was formed several years ago and continues to carry out attacks.
 
 
 
 
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