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The Return and Rebirth of the Abu Sayyaf

Posted by Service Officer on 22nd February 2009

Insurgency is self propagating. The ASG has never really been Ideologically driven; the have been Pirates for as long as they have been Muslim. Remember the "shores of Tripoli"?

MANILA, Philippines – Not long ago, the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf group was dismissed as all but dead, thanks to a much-heralded joint effort against terrorism by the U.S. and the Philippine military.

Now there is fear that the Abu Sayyaf may be coming back.

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RAO BULLETIN 1 February 2009

Posted by Service Officer on 1st February 2009

 

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

== AF Recall Program —————— (Retired Rated Officers)

== Legislation of Interest [11] ———————- (4 New Bills)

== Medicare Part D [33] ————— (Alternative Legislation)

== VA Vocational Rehabilitation [01] — (Counselor Shortage)

== Alaska Territorial Guard ——- (Retirement Pay Reduction)

== Filipino Vet Inequities [12] ———— (ECS 2009 Funding)

== Property Insurance ——————- (State Farm FL Pullout)

== Veterans Issues [01] ——- (HVAC Roundtable Discussion)

== Military History Anniversaries ———- (January Summary)

== Mobilized Reserve 27 JAN 09 ————— (357 Decrease)

== VA Data Breaches [42] ——————- ($20M Settlement)

== Rhode Island Vet Home ————— (Under Investigation)

== Nursing Homes [09] ———————- (Medicaid Criteria)

== Arthritis [01] ——————————— (Common Myths)

== VA SmartPay 2 Contract Glitch —– (Bounced VA Checks)

== Agent Orange Lawsuits [14] ——– (Haas Appeal Refused)

== GI Bill [36] —————————— (Rule Freeze Impact)

== ECS 2009 ————————————- (Impact on Vets)

== Medication Lists —————— (Importance of Accuracy)

== Senior Drinking —————————– (Health Benefits)

== Tricare Reserve Select [12] ———– (Gray Area Retirees)

== VA Special Programs ——————— (Where to Locate)

== VA Funding 2009 ————————— (Budget Flawed)

== DOD Disability Eval System [14] ——— (Expedited DES)

== Veterans Inaugural Ball ————– (Supporters Scammed)

== Tricare Overseas Claims [01] ———— (Filing Extension)

== PTSD [24] ——————— (Higher Numbers Diagnosed)

== PTSD [25] ————————– (VA Email Investigation)

== Prostate Cancer [08] ————- (FDA Approves Degarelix)

== VA Claim Denial [01] ———- (Private Medical Opinions)

== VA Claim Denial [02] —— (Legal Representation Impact)

== CBO Health Care Budget Options ———– (2010 Options)

== DoD to VA Transition [07] —————— (Health Records)

== NY Vet Benefits [01] ————————— (Property Tax)

== U.S. Embassy Manila Holidays ———— (Days of Closure)

== VARO Manila [01] ———————— (No More Walk-ins)

== Passport Issuance in RP [01] ————————- (Fee Pmt)

== COLA 2010 [02] ————————— (1% Dec Decrease)

== Tricare Uniform Formulary [27] —– (7 3rd Tier Proposals)

== GI Bill [35] ————————- (Post-9/11 Transferability)

== Tricare Prime [03] ——————— (Right of First Refusal)

== Health Care Availability ————- (Federal health centers)

== DoD PDBR [05] ——————— (Accepting Applications)

== Mortality Rates Active/Reserve —————— (Differences)

== VA Hospitals [01] —————————– (Every State Bill)

== Traumatic Brain Injury [06] ——- (Outreach Center Opens)

== Senior Vehicular Fatalities] —————— (1974 thru 2007)

== VA Copay [06] ——————— (Impact of Drug Increase)

== VA Insurance Dividends in 2009] ———– ($319.8 million)

== VA VistA [02] ———————– (Medical Error Glitches)

== VA VistA [03] ——————————- (HVAC Concerns)

== Veteran Legislation Status 30 JAN 09 —- (Where we Stand)

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