February 20, 2017

Gas Prices Decline as US Dollar Appreciates

While the recent ascent in the price for a barrel of oil would suggest higher gas prices for American consumers, the ascent of oil in recent months has not correlated to an ascent in gas prices. Typically, a $10 rise in the price of oil results with a 24 cent increase in the price for […]

Afghanistan War April 2011 Facts

While the death of Osama bin Laden symbolized a momentous national defense achievement, nearly 100,000 US troops continue to fight in Afghanistan. During April, the US forces suffered 47 casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is not only greater than March, when there […]

Special Forces Kill Osama bin Laden

In an unexpected speech Sunday evening, President Obama announced US special forces have killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda whose responsible for the deaths of 2,974 individuals on September 11th, 2001, and thousands of others around the world. Families who have lost relatives to bin Laden’s organization finally capture a sense of closure […]

Afghanistan War Casualties Rise in March

During March, the US forces suffered thirty casualties in the Afghanistan War, according to the casualty database of the Defense Department. This amount of casualties is a third higher than February, when there were twenty casualties. In addition to this monthly increase in casualties, the amount of soldiers wounded in action grew in March, with […]

Death Toll of Yemen Protests Grows

Following the resignation of Tunisia’s leader on January 14th, mass demonstrations throughout Yemen began four days later on January 18th. Similar to the recent protests in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, the goal of the protests in Yemen is to oust their leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has led Yemen since July 1978 or nearly 33 […]

Japanese Nuclear Disaster Unfolds

Following the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and deadly tsunami nearly three weeks ago on March 11th, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear energy facility along the northeastern coast of Japan has undergone at least three hydrogen explosions and continues to release radioactive steam and water. Precise measurements of the amount of released radioactive material are still unavailable, but […]

Alliance Bombs Libyan Air Force

After a month of deadly attacks against Libyan civilians, an international alliance launched the first phase of air assaults on Saturday against the Libyan air force and Muammar Gaddafi, who has led Libya for over forty years. Beginning February 15th, a mass demonstration throughout Libya called for Gaddafi to step down, but Gaddafi responded with […]

Japanese Tsunami Footage

Yesterday, a magnitude 8.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a deadly series of tsunami waves. The quake hit at 2:46 p.m. eighty miles east of Sendai and was the sixth most powerful quake on record, according to the US Geological Survey. The subsequent tsunami engulfed towns along Japan’s northeastern coast, as […]