President Trump wants to get rid of the Taliban’s drug supply. The U.S. military carried out airstrikes over the weekend in northern Helmand province — using B-52 bombers and F-22 stealth fighter jets (images here) — after Afghan A-29 Tucano jets laid down initial fire, Afghan war commander, Gen. John Nicholson said Monday from Kabul. The air attack complemented an Afghan special forces raid on a Taliban prison in central Helmand, the general said.
American troop spike in Mideast; USAF increasingly focused on space; US helps hunt for missing Argentine sub; Ukraine shows off armed drone; and just a bit more…U.S. military presence in the Middle East grew 33% in the past four months, Chatham House’s Micah Zenko writes this morning on Twitter after glimpsing a new quarterly report from the Pentagon (which excludes data for Afghanistan). The increase: 40,517 troops and Defense Department civilians grew to 54,180, according to data found here.
Iraq takes last ISIS -held town; Why US will stay in Syria; Cyber fight brews; Preconditions for NorK nuke talks, kind of; and just a bit more…. Iraqi security forces have retaken the last ISIS-held town in the country, the Associated Press reports from western Iraq.
This “proposed investigation would focus on alleged crimes committed on the territory of Afghanistan as of May 2003, as well as at secret detention facilities in other countries since July 2002” https://t.co/EbEUI8AeDl
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".