The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is a coalition of US and African troops that emerged from the Operation Enduring Freedom response to the 9/11 terror attacks. Their original targets were radical extremists, but now because terror groups are reportedly crossing over into the business of wildlife poaching to raise funds, they've put themselves in the crosshairs of anti-poaching patrols as well.
The well-known second century AD Han bronze sculpture titled Pacing Horse Poised on a Swallow with Wings Outstretched may hold a clue to one of the many mysteries of the horse - How did it spread throughout Eurasia: East to West or vice versa?
Songju Ma Daemicke was born in Jilin, one of China's northeastern provinces, and came to the United States in 1996 to advance her education, eventually earning a master's in computer science. She married and moved to the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, working as a software engineer for Motorola until her twin daughters were born.
An editor and writer at China Daily USA in New York, William Hennelly is a print and digital media veteran. He previously was managing editor of TheStreet.com financial news website in New York, and has worked at daily newspapers in New Jersey. Hennelly is a journalism graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
General manager of China Daily USA's San Francisco bureau. Based in the Bay Area, she covers a wide range of topics including corporate news, Silicon Valley innovation, US-China cooperation in various forms and profiles of interesting personalities, as well as overseeing office operations.