By a margin of 15-3, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday, voted for legislation that would allow the United States to overtly supply arms to Syrian rebel forces. Up until now, we have been led to believe that our government has provided only non-lethal aid in the two year old conflict. And speaking of non-lethal aid, it was just last month that Secretary of State Kerry said the U.S. was prepared to increase the amount of the aforementioned assistance to $250M!
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Last week The New York Times reported that the CIA has been delivering large sums of cash to the Karzai led government of Afghanistan. The sum of the payments, which have been ongoing for the last ten years, is said to be in the tens of millions of dollars. The U.S. currency is packed in suitcases, plastic bags or backpacks and delivered to members of Karzai's administration on a regular basis.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego CA is one of the show places of the Marine Corps. The facility is located adjacent to the San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field), and occupies approximately 400 acres. The Marine Corps Base at San Diego was originally established by Major General Joseph H. Pendleton in July of 1914. He recognized the strategic value of the harbor and surrounding areas as a place where Marines could be trained and deployed throughout the Pacific when needed.