- Joe Biden mourns the death of retired general Raymond Odierno
- He was one of the most recognized commanders of the American troops in Iraq in the arrest of Saddam Hussein
- US President Says “Hero” Was Lost
US President Joe Biden lamented on Saturday the death of retired General Raymond Odierno, one of the most renowned commanders of US troops in Iraq, whom he described as a hero, as he led the capture of Saddam Hussein. , according to the EFE news agency and the portal NBC News.
“Today is a sad day for our nation. We have lost a hero of great integrity and honor, “Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, said in a statement released by the White House.
“WE HAVE LOST A HERO”
Odierno died Friday at age 67 of cancer, according to a statement from his family released by Army spokesman Lt. Col. Terence M. Kelly.
Odierno’s family did not share further details and indicated that the information on the burial and burial “are not available.” Born in Rockaway, New Jersey, Odierno became a four-star general in the US Army and retired in 2015.
LEADED CAPTURE OF SADAM HUSEIN
He was commander-in-chief of the United States forces in Iraq between 2018 and 2010, a position he assumed after being the number two in the military command in that country and leading the IV Infantry Division there during the US invasion in March 2003.
Raymond Odierno, with a strong build and shaved head, was in command when the special forces of the IV Division captured former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in his lair in late 2003, official US government sources reported. Filed Under: Joe Biden Raymond Odierno
SERVED FOR FOUR DECADES
Biden and his wife noted that in his “nearly four decades of service” he helped the United States Army “become the modern fighting force it is today – an Army, in Odierno’s words, that is’ deeply admired and deeply admired. respected by our allies’ and ‘feared by our adversaries’ ”, especially on the Saddam Hussein issue.
In addition to serving in Germany, Albania, Kuwait, and Iraq, Odierno headed the Joint Forces Command between October 2010 and August 2011, and subsequently became, in September 2011, Chief of the Army General Staff. Filed Under: Joe Biden Raymond Odierno
AWARD AWARDED “LEGION OF MERIT”
The presidential couple declared themselves eternally grateful for the words of Odierno during the funeral of Beau Biden, Biden’s son who died in 2015 of a brain tumor, and who was posthumously awarded a military award, the “Legion of Merit”, for his uniformed career and his service in Iraq.
The recently deceased retired general, Raymond Odierno, is survived by his wife, Linda, their three children – one of them, also a military man, a survivor of a grenade attack in Iraq that caused the amputation of an arm – and four grandchildren, reported government authorities. Filed Under: Joe Biden Raymond Odierno
CIA CREATES WORKING GROUP
Recently, in a matter of intelligence operation in the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) announced on Thursday that it will form a task force on China at the highest level as part of a campaign by the US government to counter the influence of Beijing. .
The group will be one of less than a dozen CIA-operated mission centers, with weekly director-level meetings to develop strategy on China. The intelligence center also announced that it will seek to recruit Chinese-speaking people and that on the other hand it will create a center dedicated to new technologies and global problems, such as climate change and global health. Filed Under: Joe Biden Raymond Odierno
Joe Biden Raymond Odierno: ‘CHINESE AGGRESSION’
Given this, the government of the United States, of President Joe Biden has denounced what it calls Chinese aggression in a whole range of economic and security issues, while looking for coincidences on climate change and North Korea and its weapons nuclear, among others.
High-ranking officials have indicated that there is a transfer of resources towards “great power” competition with China while keeping the fight against terrorism in the foreground to safeguard the integrity of American citizens.
Joe Biden Raymond Odierno: “THREAT”
China represents a particularly difficult target for US intelligence given the insularity of the Communist Party leadership, its massive military and security forces, and its development of cutting-edge counterintelligence technologies.
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA, for its acronym in English), William Burns, said verbatim in a press release that the Chinese government is currently “the most important geopolitical threat we face in the 21st century.”
Joe Biden Raymond Odierno: CHALLENGES
“Throughout our history, the CIA has faced every challenge that comes our way,” Burns said. “And now, facing the most difficult geopolitical test in this era of great power rivalry, the CIA will be at the forefront of that effort.”
As part of a reorganization of the agency, the Central Intelligence Agency will include the mission centers on Iran and North Korea in the existing groups for their respective regions. Both centers were created during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Joe Biden Raymond Odierno: RECRUITMENT
It will also try to resolve the delays in recruitment, subject to a lengthy process of background checks and security clearances in order to reduce the deadlines to an average of six months, being informed about the tasks that are pending to be done.
In addition, you will appoint a chief technology officer for the first time to be responsible for applying state-of-the-art computing methods. The United States government keeps updates on its security methods and is one of the most advanced in the world.
LOOK FOR EVACUATIONS
On the military side, it was reported that US officials will talk Saturday and Sunday with senior Taliban representatives to facilitate evacuations of Afghans in distress and foreign nationals in Afghanistan, a US official said on Friday.
The talks in Doha, Qatar, are primarily aimed at getting the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan to commit to allowing Americans and other foreigners to leave Afghanistan, along with Afghans who once worked for the US military or government. and other Afghan allies, according to the official. With information from AP. Filed Under: Joe Biden Raymond Odierno