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Sunday, March 06, 2005

'Yankees' Return from Iraq

U.S. Marine Sgt. John Sabarese reaches out for his 3-year-old daughter Faith upon returning to Newburgh, N.Y., from his second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 452 returned to New York Feb. 25, 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Beth Zimmerman

Friends and families greet the squadron as it arrives home from deployment Feb. 25, 2005, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Beth Zimmerman

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In Today's News - Sunday, March 6, 2005

Quote of the Day
"I have seen the face of terror, I have felt the stinging cold of fear. I have lived the times most would say are best forgotten. But at least I can say I am proud of what I was -- a Soldier."
-- Unknown Associated Press
Militants scour Europe for Iraq fighters
Investors learning to accept oil prices
Syria plans two-stage Lebanese pullback

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Egypt lawmakers OK multi-party elections
Abbas urges Israeli handover of West Bank
Israel dismisses Syria's plan for Lebanon
Shooting erupts in Beirut Christian sector
Shiite leader calls for unity in Iraq

Ananova: War In Iraq
Lib Dems debate anti-terror laws
Al-Qaeda terrorists 'on UK streets'

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Story of Italian Hostage's Release Unclear

The US News: Iraq News
Negotiations continue in Iraq to agree on government
Germany will train more Iraqi troops
Car blast kills six Iraqi police
U.S. slams Syria pullback plan
Russian alert before Moldova vote

New photos believed to be al-Zarqawi
Pakistan kills al Qaeda suspects

Fox News
China: N. Korea Ready to Talk
China Warns U.S., Japan
Terrorists Recruit in Europe
Abbas: No Law and Order
Shiite Leader Urges Unity
Pakistani Troops Nab 11 Suspected Al Qaeda Thugs
Islamic Militant Arrested in Pakistan
Pearl Slay Suspect Arrested in Pakistan
Pakistan: Al Qaeda in Disarray at Border
Pakistan Arrests 15 Islamic Militant Suspects
Pakistan Denies Selling Nukes to Saudis
Iraqis Angry With Insurgents
Alleged Agent for Saddam Indicted
Saddam's Lawyer Urges Trial Delay

From the Department of Defense
Afghan Citizens Increase Weapons Turn-in — Story
Officials Provide Iraq Reconstruction Update — Story

Guantanamo Detainees Still Yield Valuable Intel

Helicopters Move Operation Enduring Freedom — . Story
Military Police Protect Outpost in Uzbekistan — Covering the bicep on their left arm is an arm brassard emblazoned with two letters: MP. 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

Five U.S. Troops Dead
Journalist Injured at Checkpoint
Technology Helps Nab Suspects
Metal Detectors Assist in Search
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update

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
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Casualties — Story

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

Al Jahrah As Sulaybiyah Kuwait City

Today in History
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam.
1814 - In the Battle of Craonne, Napoleon's 37,000 French troops defeat 90,000 Prussians.
1820 -The Missouri Compromise, enacted by Congress and signed by President James Monroe, provides for Missouri's admission as a slave state, but prohibits slavery anywhere else in the northern Louisiana purchase territory.
1836 - The Alamo falls. Among the U.S. dead are David Crockett, frontiersman and former Tennessee Congressman, and Jim Bowie, renknowned knife fighter.
1857 - In the Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court rules that blacks do not have citizenship rights.
1884 - Susan B. Anthony, with more than 100 suffragists, demands that President Chester A. Arthur support the right to vote for women.
1901 - In Bremen, a would-be assassin attempts to kill Wilhelm II of Germany.
1914 - German Prince Wilhelm de Wied is crowned King of Albania.
1916 - In the Battle of Verdun, the Allies recapture France's Fort Douamont.
1928 - A Communist attack on Beijing leaves 3,000 dead. 50,000 escape towards Swatow.
1939 - Jose Miaja takes over Spain's government following a military coup, vowing "peace with honor."
1943 - The RAF bombs Essen and Krupp Arms in Ruhr, Germany.
1945 - General Courtney Hodges and the First Army capture Cologne, Germany.
The bridge at Remagen is secured by troops from the U.S. 9th Armored Division.
1947 - Winston Churchill opposes withdrawal of troops from India.
1948 - Western powers agree to internationalize the Ruhr region.
1953 - Georgi Malenkov is named Soviet premier following Stalin's death.
1960 - In Switzerland, women are given the right to vote in municipal elections.
1965 - The United States announces it will deploy 3,500 troops to Vietnam.
1971 - Operation Lam Son 719 is ongoing in Vietnam. This would be some of the bloodiest fighting of the war.
1967 - President Johnson announces his plan to establish a draft.
1975 - Iran and Iraq announce that the border dispute is over.
1980 - In Tehran, Iran, Islamic militants announce that American hostages will be released to the Revolutionary Council.

1831 - Philip Henry Sheridan, Union Army general.
1937 - Valentina Nikolayeva-Tereshkova, Russian astronaut, first woman to orbit Earth.