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Watch Mexican Marines Raid El Chapo’s Secret Hideout
News that Mexican authorities had captured famed drug lord Joaquin Guzman — known simply as ‘El Chapo’ — sent shockwaves through the world. Guzman was captured in his home state of Sinaloa, Mexico, in the middle of the night by Mexican Marines.
New details have emerged from the capture, including helmet-camera footage, that reveal just how daring the raid was and how close El Chapo was to another escape.
The Marines stormed the jungle compound where El Chapo was hiding. They had the facility under surveillance for more than a month and raided the compound the night that El Chapo arrived, according to CNN. As gunfire raged, El Chapo and one of his top lieutenants escaped through a hidden tunnel behind a mirror in a closet. The managed to get through the sewer tunnel, and emerged out onto the street. Mexican military personnel attempted to pursue them through the tunnel, but were unable to, as it was flooding. El Chapo and his lieutenant stole a car and tried to escape, but quickly ran out of gas. After stealing another car, they were quickly intercepted and apprehended by Mexican authorities.
According to the Los Angeles Times, several U.S. federal jurisdictions are fighting to have El Chapo extradited to them, including the Southern District of California based in Los Angeles, the Northern District of Illinois out of Chicago, the Southern District of New York in New York City, and the Southern District of Florida in Miami.
It is unclear which district will succeed in being able to prosecute El Chapo, or how long the extradition process will take. For now, he’s in solitary confinement under heavy guard in Mexico, lest he vanish again as he did through daring escapes in 2001 and 2015.
Watch the raid and capture of El Chapo below.
The Air Force's top general says one of the designers of the ride-sharing app Uber is helping the branch build a new data-sharing network that the Air Force hopes will help service branches work together to detect and destroy targets.
The network, which the Air Force is calling the advanced battle management system (ABMS), would function a bit like the artificial intelligence construct Cortana from Halo, who identifies enemy ships and the nearest assets to destroy them at machine speed, so all the fleshy humans need to do is give a nod of approval before resuming their pipe-smoking.
One person was injured by Sunday's rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Task & Purpose was learned. The injury was described as mild and no one was medically evacuated from the embassy following the attack.
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The US government is letting Marine veteran Austin Tice languish in a Syrian prison, according to his mother
The mother of Marine veteran Austin Tice told reporters on Monday that a top U.S. official is refusing to give permission for a meeting with the Syrian government to negotiate the release of her son, who went missing near Damascus in 2012.
"Apparently, somewhere in the chain, there is a senior U.S. government official who is hesitating or stalling," Debra Tice reportedly said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Debra Tice said she is not certain who this senior official is. She also praised those in government who are working to get her son back.
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Which one more deserves your grief and mourning? According to Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, you only have enough energy for one.