U.S. Citizen Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda
Syed Hashmi, aka. “Fahad,” was sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to al Qaeda, Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today. On April 27, 2010, Hashmi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to al Qaeda. Hashmi's 15-year sentence, imposed today in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, is the maximum penalty allowed by law.
The Army’s Disorder Switch
They were fine the years before they left, but now they are the trouble makers, the alcoholics, and even the drug addicts. There are fights, divorces, spousal abuse, DUIs, marijuana being grown at the bottom of the barracks, and of course loss of rank. We came home planning to drink the country dry; what a ball we had blocking all of life’s troubles. But somewhere we left our fallen comrades… they weren’t getting better… they were self medicating.
Casualties Show Tough Week in Afghanistan
It has been a tough week in Afghanistan with 23 servicemembers killed in attacks since Monday, including four killed when their helicopter was shot down in Helmand province today.
Jump Start your Leadership
It’s your first day in your assignment. Perhaps you are a newly appointed leader, or you have been transferred into a new assignment. How do you establish leadership? How do you get things moving in the right direction? You have the positional authority, the stripes or bars or whatever symbol of leadership. The position is only one type of leadership power and for the most part the weakest.