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Sunday, February 06, 2005

At Work In...

The Army

Spc. Leroy P. Lindsay, from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, fixes a gun mount on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Forward Operating Base Danger, Iraq. Photo by Duane Brown.

The Navy

FLIGHT OPERATIONS — U.S. Navy Cmdr. Doug Castern, assistant air boss, observes flight operations from primary flight control aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 28, 2005. The Truman Carrier Strike Group and Carrier Air Wing 3 are on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Gregory A. Pierot

The Air Force

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Airman 1st Class Nathan Fitzwater conceals himself by camouflaging in palm leaves and face paint during the first Enlisted Combat Dining In here Jan. 29. The event celebrated more than 50 years of enlisted heritage at the base. Airman Fitzwater is a Fire and Emergency Services member assigned to the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron.

The Marines

Enlisted ground crew with Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 work on the forward 20mm turreted cannon mounted under the nose of the aircraft parked on the flight line at Al Asad, Iraq, Feb. 1. Photo by: Cpl. Paul Leicht

In Today's News - Sunday, February 6, 2005 Associated Press
Rice: U.S. wants help with Mideast peace
The United States wants help from Turkey and other countries to "sustain the momentum" toward Middle East peace, and incitement to anti-Jewish violence and sentiment must end, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.

Four Egyptians are kidnapped in Iraq
Four Egyptians working for a mobile phone company were kidnapped Sunday by gunmen in Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

AP: Oil-for-food probe eyes Annan papers
Investigators probing alleged corruption at the United Nations oil-for-food program are scrutinizing thousands of pages of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's documents, including e-mail and phone records, to determine whether he exerted influence in securing a contract for a Swiss company that employed his son.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Translator recounts reporter's abduction
The translator sensed trouble as soon as he saw a gray Opel with four men inside. "Back up!" he yelled at the driver next to him. Suddenly, a man wielding a pistol was racing toward him shouting "Search! Search!" Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Iraq Sunnis demand US pullout timetable as price for rejoining mainstream
Click to enlarge BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq's main Sunni Muslim clerical organization demanded a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops Saturday as the price of its participation in the drawing up ... [in AFP via Yahoo] The US News: Iraq News

News of the World
Wounded hero speaks of courage

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Rice assures Turkey on Iraq unity, Kurdish rebels
Washington is committed to preserving Iraq's unity, and also to combatting Turkish Kurd rebels holed up in the north of Iraq, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday in an interview with Turkish television broadcast on the second day of a visit. Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Rice: U.S. Wants Iraq to Remain Whole
The United States wants Iraq to remain whole now that the first round of elections is over, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in an attempt to reassure nervous Turkish leaders that Washington won't allow Iraqi Kurds to form a breakaway state. Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Going to war is family affair in Guard
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (AP) - When Staff Sgt. William Edwards feels hungry after a combat patrol, he can stop by his brother's trailer to see if he has any gumbo on the hot plate. If he wants to check up on two of his nephews, they live across from each other, just a few yards away on this base near Baghdad's airport. Fresno Bee: Iraq

Islamist group sets 48-hour deadline for Italian hostage in Iraq
A previously unknown Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnap in Iraq of Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena and threatened to kill her in days unless Rome pulls its troops out of the country. Yahoo! News: War with Iraq

Europeans seek role in training Iraq police
BERLIN Several European countries, including Poland, Hungary and the Netherlands, intend to play a substantial role in training Iraqi Army and police forces, in addition to providing security for thes... [in General Sources] The US News: Iraq News

The US News: Iraq News
The State of Iraq's Union
Nations with a checkmark next to them now include Germany, Japan, Russia, and Iraq. To repeat: we just had an election in Iraq. [in] The US News: Iraq News

Attacks Kill Two US GIs, 21 Iraqis
Insurgents launched fresh attacks with bombs and bullets, killing 21 Iraqis and two US soldiers, and officials said Saturday that final results will be [in] The US News: Iraq News

8 million Iraqis can't be wrong
By Ann Coulter. In one of the grandest events in the history of the world, millions of Iraqis risked death last Sunday to vote in a free, democratic election. [in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review] The US News: Iraq News

Facing Shiite Landslide in Iraq, Some Sunnis Now Willing to Participate in Process but Insurgents Step Up Attacks
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Facing the prospect of a Shiite Muslim landslide, Sunni politicians offered on Saturday to participate in mapping the nation's political future. But Sunni rebels showed no sign of... [in Tampa Bay Online] The US News: Iraq News

N.C. men head to Iraq for contract work
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Eight men from the Wilmington-based T.A. Woods Co. are going to Iraq to install wiring and other improvements in buildings where armor will be added to military vehicles. [in Herald Sun] The US News: Iraq News

Shiite clerics push for the installation of religious law
NAJAF, Iraq — With religious Shiite parties poised to take power in the new constitutional assembly, leading clerics are pushing for Islam to be enshrined in the new constitution. Kansas City Star: Iraq

Regular Citizens With Regular Army
The 42nd Infantry Division of the New York National Guard will find themselves not only joining the fight in Iraq, but making history. New York Times: World Special

America will not rest until war on terror is won, says Bush
America won't rest until the war against terror is won, and his budget for fiscal 2006 "will give our military all the tools they need for victory," President Bush said during his weekly radio address Saturday. [in The US News] The US News: Iraq News

Iraq police find eight slain officers
Iraqi police Saturday found the bodies of eight fellow officers near Baghdad, CNN reported. [in The US News] The US News: Iraq News

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From Fox News
Iraq Attacks Kill 36
Insurgent violence leaves 3 GIs, 33 Iraqis dead; Sunni politicians show signs of compromise

Terrorists Threaten to Execute Kidnapped Italian Journalist
Kidnapped Journalist Phones Colleague
Sunni Politicians Offer to Compromise in Iraq
Roadside Bombs Kill Eight in Iraq
Italian Journalist Kidnapped in Baghdad
Shiites Lead in Iraq Vote; Three Marines Killed
Sense of Security Grows in Baghdad
Post-Election Violence Kills 30 in Iraq
Shiite Party Ahead in Six Iraqi Provinces
Iraqi Official: Forces Almost Caught Zarqawi
Terrorists' Web Sites Hard to Keep Offline
Seven British Soldiers Charged With Iraq Murder

Photo Essays:
The Road to Democracy
Iraqis Line Up to Vote

From the Department of Defense
U.S. Must Hold Course in Fighting Terror
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2005 — America won't rest until the war against terror is won, and his budget for fiscal 2006 "will give our military all the tools they need for victory," President Bush said during his weekly radio address today. Story

Marine Commander Honors Iraqi Forces
Fallujah Battlefield Test Bed for NASCAR Cool Vest

Deployed Hawaii Troops Run Frigid Great Aloha
Guard Team Helps Repair Kabul Road

Special Report - Iraqi Elections
'Finger in the Eye' of Extremists
Rumsfeld: World Must Stand by Iraq
Fact Sheet: Timeline
Fact Sheet: Transitional Admin Law
Fact Sheet: Candidate List Regulations

Raids on Insurgents Continue
U.S. Focus: Develop Iraqi Forces
Iraq Daily Update
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghan National Army Stands Guard
Enduring Freedom Marks 3 Years
Afghanistan Daily Update

Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update