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Saturday, March 05, 2005

INSPECTION — A U.S. Navy sailor conducts a walk–around inspection on the top of an F-14B Tomcat, assigned to the "Swordsmen" of Fighter Squadron 32, on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 16, 2005. The Truman Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Gregory A. Pierot


In Today's News - Saturday, March 5, 2005

Juneau Empire - Associated Press
Wounded Italian journalist returns home
Syria expected to pull troops from Lebanon

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
More on shore welcome crews home after mission of mercy
Syria's president may act today
Soldiers who captured Baghdad back in Iraq
Iraqi claims Iran, Syria against democracy

USS Abraham Lincoln Archives
Photo gallery
M.L. Lyke's journal
Grant Haller's Weblog
More stories from the Lincoln
Governor wants Guards back for fire season
Report: Syria to redeploy troops in Lebanon
China: No independence for Taiwan

Fox News
Guardsman to Face Charges
Pope to Give Blessing
Militant Arrested in Pakistan
Army Docs: No Charges Over 'Ramadi Madness'
Syrian Withdrawal?
Lebanon Troops Take Position
Bush Rejects Partial Pullout
Saudis to Syria: Leave Lebanon
Bush to Syria: Scram

From the Department of Defense
Italian Journalist Injured at Checkpoint - Story
Officials Provide Iraq Reconstruction Update - Story
Detainees Not Entitled to POW Privileges - Story
Guantanamo Detainees Still Yield Valuable Intel

Pararescue Expertise Ready When Needed - Story
Helicopters Move Operation Enduring Freedom - Story
Military Police Protect Outpost in Uzbekistan - Story
Deployed Airmen Train for Disasters - Story
Tiger Brigade Celebrates Black History - Story
Reading Program Eases Deployment Strains - Story
Medal Honors Children of Deployed Hanscom Airmen

New Post Office to Serve Deployed Troops
Nurses Battle Time, Gunfire to Save Lives
Joint Supply, Logistics Program Yields Results

Troops Ready for Fair-Weather Fighters
Task Force Commander Joins Troops on Patrol

Purple Heart Recipient to Return to Iraq - Story

Technology Helps Nab Suspects
Metal Detectors Assist in Search
EUCOM Commander Voices Hope
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Woman Governor Named
Soldier Training Reaches Milestone
Afghanistan Daily Update

Special Ops Vital to Terror War
Special Ops Goal: Retain Personnel
Guantanamo Bay Changes
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Army Secretary Vow: Fix Pay Woes
Hearing Focus: Care for Wounded
Care, Gear Help Wounded Survive
Army Misses Recruiting Goal
USS Essex Group Picks Up Marines
National Guard, Reserve Update

Today In History
1291 - The Jewish grand vizier of Persia, Sa'ad al'Da'ulah, is assassinated.

1461 - Henry VI is deposed in the "War of the Roses."

1625 - King James I (VI) of England, dies at age 53

1770 - In Boston, British troops fire on a rioting crowd, killing three instantly. Two later die of
their wounds. The incident would be known as "The Boston Massacre."

1793 - Austrian recapture Liege, a crushing defeat for the French.

1821 - James Monroe is inaugurated on March 5th; the first president to do so. The 4th was a Sunday.

1836 - Samuel Colt manufactures his first pistol - the 34-caliber "Texas".
Mexico attacks the Alamo

1864 - General John C. Breckinridge assumes control of the Confederate forces.

1903 - a treaty for the construction of the Baghdad Railway is drawn.

1905 - Russian forces begin to retreat from Mukden, in Manchuria.

1912 - Italy becomes the first to use military dirigibles, conducting reconnaissance flights near Tripoli.

1918 - The Soviet capital is moved from Petrograd to Moscow.

1928 - Hitler's National Socialists win the vote in Bavaria.

1933 - Hitler and Nationalist allies win the Reichstag vote. This will be Germany's last free election until after World War II.

1942 - The Japanese march into Batavia.

1943 - Germany, reeling from war losses, begins calling up fifteen and sixteen-year-olds for military service.
The RAF bombs Essen.

1945 - Allies bomb The Hague, in the Netherlands.
U.S. Generals Eisenhower, Patton, and Patch meet in Luneville
The U.S. 7th Army Corps captures Cologne

1946 - Winston Churchill, during remarks in Fulton, Missouri, states that "an iron curtain has descended on the Continent [of Europe]."

1953 - Josef Stalin, Soviet leader responsible for the murder of at least 11 million people, dies at age 73.

1959 - Iran and the United States sign a military / economic treaty.

1960 - Elvis Presley is discharged from the U.S. Army.

1970 - The Nuclear nonproliferation treaty goes into effect.

1971 - The "Blackhorse Regiment," the U.S. 11th Armored Cavalry, withdraws from Vietnam, save for its 2nd Squadron. The 2nd Squadron remains there until March of 1972, when it too left for Germany.

1976 - Britain decides to continue rule in Northern Ireland indefinitely, abandoning talks in Ulster.

1984 - The United States accuses Iraq of using chemical weapons, specifically, poison gas.

1991 - Iraq repeals its annexation of Kuwait.

1326 - Louis I (the Great), King of Hungary.