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Local links, Sept. 11

Post by Scott Fontaine on Sep. 11, 2009 at 8:53 am with No Comments »
September 11, 2009 8:53 am

Today’s links start with a dispatch from our D.C. correspondent, Les Blumenthal, who writes about a recent trip by U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Tacoma, to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The congressman — who sits own both the House Intelligence Committee and the armed services subcommittee that overseas special operations forces — stressed the importance of winning the AfPak fight.

“This is ground zero for al-Qaida,” Smith said. “They are still there, they are still plotting against the West. We have to deal with that threat. As much as we would like to avoid it, we can’t.”

Other local links include:

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
The service sector [The News Guard]

17th Fires Brigade:
Foot Patrol [DVIDS]

McChord Air Force Base:
446th Reservist meets SECAF, share good times [446th AW PA]

Naval Base Kistap:
USS John C. Stennis [DVIDS]
Xtreme Bullriders Competition [DVIDS]
Miss Washington USA 2009 Visits USS John C. Stennis [DVIDS]

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