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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

LEAVING KUWAIT — Marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit traveling in a Landing Craft Utility wait to enter the well deck of the USS Essex Amphibious Assault Ship Feb. 28, 2005, in preparation for the unit's redeployment to its home base in Okinawa, Japan. The MEU has been serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since September 2004. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. J. D. Cress

Safe home, and Job Well Done!

In Today's News - Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Quote of the Day
"No one should pass an American in uniform without saying 'Thank you, we are grateful.' Always mindful that they are prepared to risk all their dreams so that all of us can reach ours.”
- Secretary of Defense William Cohen at the Memorial Ceremony for servicemembers lost in the bombing of the USS Cole. Associated Press
Bin Laden enlisting al-Zarqawi for attacks
Missing reporter in Iraq pleads for help
Abbas pledges to reform security forces

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Lebanon president to form new government
Journalist missing in Iraq appears on tape
Israel links Islamic Jihad to car bomb
Source of Tel Aviv bombing remains unclear
Syria scrambles to ease mounting pressure
Leaders gather for Palestinian conference
Israel arrests militant with car bomb
U.N. council condemns Tel Aviv bombing
White House condemns bombing
Iraqi Court To Try Ex-Officials

Ananova: War In Iraq
Mid-East peace 'fragile enterprise'
No more concessions on terror Bill
300 passengers in plane alert
'Bomb hoax' passenger questioned

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
French Hostage in Iraq Pleads for Help
Saddam in good health but isolated: lawyer
Vermont Towns Tackle Iraq War Resolution
U.S. Marines, Sailors Head Home From Iraq
ABC Asia Pacific - International condemnation of latest Iraqi bombing

The US News: Iraq News
One comes home, one leaves for Iraq
U.S. Marines and Sailors Head Home After Months in Iraq's Hot Areas
ABC breached code over Iraq
Suicide Bomb Kills 125 Near Iraq Marketplace
Abbas pledges to unify Palestinian security
Officials: Bin Laden message to al-Zarqawi intercepted
Rice cancels Canada visit after missile decision

From Fox News:
Lebanese President Next Target of Protesters
Hillah Begins to Bury Its Dead
French Hostage on Video
Abbas Vows Police Reforms
Militants, Official Face Off
Officials: Bin Laden Wants Zarqawi to Attack on U.S. Soil
Car Bomb Kills at Least 120 in Iraq
Iraq Tribunal to Try 5 Baathists
Syrian Handover a Goodwill Sign
Hunt for Bin Laden Still On
Iraqis Nab Zarqawi Aide; 3 U.S. GIs Killed
Saddam's Half Brother Caught

From the Department of Defense
Troops Respond to Suicide Bombing - Story
3rd Infantry Division Assumes Responsibility -Story
Task Force Works to Create Lasting Stability - Story
Afghan Weapons Caches Recovered - Story

Coalition Forces Aid Stranded Villagers - Story
Coalition Delivers Aid to Ghor Province
Coalition Helps Afghans in Harsh Winter
Iraq Working to Meet Electricity Demands - Story
Troops in Afghanistan Get Much Needed Break - Story
Afghan National Army Begins New Training - Story

Mechanics Save Lives by Armoring Vehicles
Soldiers Help Ready Iraqi Forces

Coalition Medics Pass Knowledge to Afghans
Troops Provide Aid to Snowbound Afghans

Mississippi Native Protects Pilots, Aircrews -Story

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

New Fisher House for Tampa, Fla. - Story
Girl Sends Shoes to Afghan Kids

Special Report - Iraqi Elections
U.S. Civil Rights Struggle Compared
Iraq Certifies Election Results
Shiia Slates Win, Call for Unity
Fact Sheet: Timeline
Fact Sheet: Transitional Admin Law
Fact Sheet: Candidate List Regulations

Saddam's Half-Brother Captured
Myers, Danger of Extremism
Two Soldiers, Marine Killed in Ops
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Enduring Freedom Marks 3 Years
Afghanistan Daily Update

Naval Hospital Earns Medal
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Myers Addresses Air Force Cadets
Bush Thanks Soldiers
First Lady Lauds Troops, Families
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Marine Casualty - Story

On this day in History
1915 - The Allied aim of cutting off German supplies and ensuring the safety of neutrals is announced.

1921 - German delegations quit talks after a $7.5 billion reparations offer is rejected by the Allies.

1935 - The Luftwaffe is established.

1941 - Bulgaria joins the Axis.

1942 - Japanese troops land on Java.

1943 - RAF begins bombing raids on European railways.

1968 - Clark Clifford replaces Robert McNamara as Secretary of Defense.