U.S. War College Admits First AFL Personnel

first_imgLt/Col. T-bai eventually becomes student at one of U.S. prestigious colleges.The United States prestigious National War College in Pennsylvania, has admitted Lieutenant/Colonel Roland T-bai Murphy I, an officer of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to pursue a Master Degree in National Security Strategy, a release has said.The National War College is an Ivy League institution, which seeks to educate future leaders of the Armed Forces Department of State, and other civilian agencies for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities.According to the release, the training opportunity is part of the much assistance the United States Government is rendering to the AFL since 2006, when the restructuring process started.Lt/Col. Murphy, who is the current Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Major/General Prince C. Johnson, joined the AFL in 2007, and has occupied several top positions.Murphy holds a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Administration from the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, and a Master Degree in International Affairs and Defense Studies from the Nigerian National Defense Academy in Kaduna, Nigeria.Before his departure for the United States of America, Lt/Col. Murphy lauded AFL High Command, authorities at the Ministry of National Defense, and the United States Government for the opportunity to study at one of America’s prestigious institutions.He stressed that upon completion of his studies, knowledge gained will greatly help the AFL in its drive to deliver professional services to the people of Liberia, and the world at large.He becomes the first Liberian soldier to be admitted into the United States National War College in the history of the Liberian Army.For Maj/Gen. Johnson, he expressed gratitude to the United States Government for the opportunity granted the AFL by allowing one of its personnel to study at the War College.According to Johnson, the U.S. Government’s gesture will further boost the morale of the AFL as it continues to contribute to the rebuilding process of the country, and the maintenance of regional peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Serie A: Torino’s Andrea Belotti Brace Sinks Miserable AC Milan

first_img AC MilanAndrea BelottifootballItaly First Published: September 27, 2019, 8:57 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Milan: Torino forward Andrea Belotti inspired a second-half turnaround with two goals to beat AC Milan 2-1 on Thursday, piling more pain on the fallen giants of Italian football as they slid down to 13th in the Serie A table.Milan, reeling from a 2-0 derby defeat by Inter, got off to a strong start when Polish forward Krzysztof Piatek converted a penalty in the 18th minute. Italy striker Belotti missed a clear chance for the hosts just before halftime but made amends by levelling in the 72nd minute with a thumping strike from outside the area which proved too powerful for Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Milan goal.Belotti put his side in front four minutes later with a scrappy yet emphatic finish, pouncing on another poor piece of goalkeeping by Donnarumma to bundle the loose ball towards the net, then conjuring up a scissor kick to smash it into the net.Simone Zaza should have sealed victory for Torino in stoppage time when he tore towards goal alone but slipped over as he tried to round Donnarumma.Torino were instead made to sweat for all three points, relying on an impressive save from goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu to thwart Piatek from point-blank range and inflict a third defeat in five games on six-times European champions Milan.Torino moved up to sixth place on nine points after five games, while Milan are 13th on six. Inter lead the standings on 15 points. last_img read more

US Defense Secy cautions Europe to be wary of China

first_imgLondon: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper cautioned European allies against cozying up to China, arguing on Friday that Beijing seeks greater global influence by leveraging economic power and stealing technology. “The more dependent a country becomes on Chinese investment and trade, the more susceptible they are to coercion and retribution when they act outside of Beijing’s wishes,” Esper said in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute, a think tank. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USEsper’s assertion that China is seeking to expand its influence at the expense of others has been a common U.S. government refrain for years, including during President Barack Obama’s administration. By taking this message to London, Esper seemed to be suggesting that Europeans do not fully share U.S. concerns, which often center on China’s efforts to militarize disputed territory in the South China Sea and its vast trade surplus with the U.S. “I would caution my friends in Europe this is not a problem in some distant land that does not affect you,” he said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsIn a similar vein, Esper blasted Russia for arms control violations and for aggression in Europe, including its annexation of Crimea in 2014 and what he called Moscow’s continued aggression in eastern Ukraine. In a question-and-answer session after his prepared remarks, Esper said Russian ground-based cruise missiles aimed at Europe are “probably nuclear-tipped.” Esper was making the case for the Trump administration’s argument that the West must do more to counter what he called efforts by China and Russia to “disrupt the international order” to gain advantage. “China’s technology theft for military gain is staggering,” Esper said. It was the first major policy speech by Esper since becoming defense secretary in July. In tone and substance, the remarks showed Esper subscribes to what has become a common theme in Washington, namely that China is the greatest long-term threat to global security. “For anyone who wonders what a world dominated by Beijing might look like,” he said, “I would argue all you need to do is look at how they treat their own people, within their borders.” Esper cited as an example China’s treatment of minority Uighurs since the ruling Communist Party in 2016 launched what it calls a campaign against ethnic separatism and religious extremism in the western region of Xinjiang. An estimated 1 million Uighurs have since been detained in internment camps and prisons across the region, and advocacy groups say that includes more than 400 prominent academics, writers, performers and artists. Critics say the government is targeting intellectuals to dilute or even erase Uighur culture, language and identity. “It is increasingly clear that Russia and China want to disrupt the international order by gaining a veto over other nations’ economic, diplomatic and security decisions,” Esper said.last_img read more