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Sunday, February 27, 2005

SUPPLY RUN — Supply personnel connect cargo nets to an MH-60S Knighthawk from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 5 departing USS Kitty Hawk during a vertical replenishment with the USNS Kiska, Feb. 22, 2005. Currently underway in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Kitty Hawk demonstrates power projection and sea control as the U.S. Navy's only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier, operating from Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bo Flannigan

In Today's News - Sunday, February 27, 2005

Quote of the Day
"If you are ferocious in battle remember to be magnanimous in victory"
Lt. Colonel Tim Collins, the Royal Irish Regiment

Ananova: War In Iraq
SAS man investigated over shooting
A member of the SAS is under investigation for the alleged murder of an Iraqi civilian. Ananova: War In Iraq

Israeli threat to Syria
Israel has said it would attack Syrian targets if necessary, following the Tel Aviv nightclub suicide bombing. Ananova: War In Iraq

Calls for anti-terror concessions
The Government has come under renewed pressure to make substantial concessions on its proposed anti-terror legislation before the measures reach the Lords. Ananova: War In Iraq

The US News: Iraq News
Iraqi government says it arrested key figure in terror group; three U.S. troops die in blast
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The Iraqi interim government announced the arrest of a man it described as a key figure in the country's most feared terrorist group and expressed confidence Friday it was tightening ... [in Casper Star Tribune] The US News: Iraq News

Underground network helps Saudis go to Iraq for jihad
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- A few weeks after his son Ahmed disappeared, Abdullah al-Shayea got a call from an Iraqi official saying the 19-year-old was an intended suicide bomber who barely survived blow... [in Casper Star Tribune] The US News: Iraq News

Two-day weekend puzzles and provokes Iraqis
BAGHDAD, Iraq — In a country with no shortage of divisive issues, even an extra day off is fodder for debate. Kansas City Star: Iraq

Weather information from The Weather Channel

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar
t Wanted List

From the Department of Defense
Coalition Helps Afghans in Harsh Winter
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2005 — Coalition soldiers are assisting relief agencies in Afghanistan, delivering food and supplies to help Afghan citizens in remote villages through one of the country's harshest winters in recent history, a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan spokesman said today. Story

Myers Discusses the Danger of Extremism
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2005 — The danger of extremism may be the greatest threat the United States and its allies have faced, the top U.S. military officer told the World Affairs Council here today. Story

Gen. Myers Addresses Air Force Cadets
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo., Feb. 25, 2005 — Two incompatible visions locked in a struggle for hearts and minds pose a special challenge to present and future military leaders, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told cadets here Feb. 24. Story

Guantanamo Deployment Not Typical Duty
NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Feb. 25, 2005 — This is not your typical deployment location in the war on terror. Troops here get to scuba dive in their off time and have an assortment of restaurants and bars to unwind in at the end of long days spent guarding enemy combatants. Story

Coalition Medics Pass Knowledge to Afghans
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2005 — Medical personnel here are passing their knowledge on to Afghan National Army medics, ensuring the Afghans can take care of their own soldiers instead of relying on coalition forces' assistance. Story

Mechanics Save Lives by Armoring Vehicles
BALAD, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2005— A thick sheet of metal on a vehicle can make the difference between life and death, and the guys who work at Big Bob’s Truck Stop are helping to make that difference. Story

Legal Authorities Gather for Conference
Soldiers Help Ready Iraqi Forces

Troops Provide Aid to Snowbound Afghans
U.S. Soldiers Give 'Gift of Life' to Afghan Boy
MPs Maintain Presence in Afghan Community

Marines Return to Camp Lejeune from Iraq
Photos: McChord Homecoming: 4th Airlift Squadron
Photos: Fargo Homecoming: Engineer Battalion Returns

Violence Claims Three Iraqi Citizens
Troops Got 'Very Close' to Zarqawi
Five U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq
Iraqi Police Officers Graduate
U.S. Soldier, Eight Iraqis Killed
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Attack Wounds U.S. Servicemember
Afghanistan Daily Update

Bush, Putin Renew Vow to Fight
Patience, Resolve Needed in War
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bush Thanks Soldiers
First Lady Lauds Troops, Families
Group Helps Families Cope
Defense Dept.: No Flights Over Iran
Scam Targets Grieving Families
National Guard, Reserve Update