Leaders from the Group of Eight Nations ended their annual two day summit, held at the Lough Erne resort in Northern Ireland, on Tuesday. The eight nation group includes; the U.S., the U.K., France, Japan, Germany, Canada, Italy and Russia.
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.
Two U.S. Special Forces members were killed by an individual clad in an Afghan police uniform on Monday. The tragic incident took place in the Jalrez District of Wardak Province, just outside of Kabul.
Iwo Jima, a piece of Japanese home soil in the Pacific, is a volcanic island located approximately 650 miles south of Tokyo. The island is only about 8 square miles in total area. The most definitive feature on the island is a 550' volcanic cone, known as Mount Suribachi, located at its southern tip. During WWII, the Japanese had 2 functioning air fields, along with an array of Zero fighters on Iwo Jima. The island was also meant to function as an early warning mechanism for the mainland, in the event of a U.S. attack.