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Friday, March 11, 2005

WOLFHOUND MISSION — U.S. Army Sgt. John Diaz, right, Scout Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment "Wolfhounds," pulls perimeter security for his unit's last patrol in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Feb. 28, 2005. Many of the skills the scouts honed during their time in Afghanistan were used on this patrol. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Frank Magni

In Today's News - Friday, March 11, 2005

Quote of the Day
We make war that we may live in peace.
-- Aristotle Associated Press
U.S. to give Iran incentives to stop nukes
Judge dismisses Agent Orange lawsuit
Suicide bomber kills 47 at Iraq funeral

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Army checkpoint where Italians were shot had been set up to provide extra security for U.S. ambassador

Ananova: War In Iraq
Clarke hits out at Lords over Bill
Church bells mark Madrid atrocity
Spanish Muslim leaders condemn Osama bin Laden

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Lynndie England to Be Tried in May

The US News: Iraq News
Shiites, Kurds reach deal for Iraq gov't
Iraqi government claims Zarqawi network virtually finished
Dutch quit Iraq but commit more troops to Afghanistan .....
Australia announces senior military appointments for Iraq mission >
US House Readies Emergency Spending Bill for Iraq, Afghanistan .....
Senate's Iraq-Intelligence Probe Is All but Over, Panel Chairman Signals
Bush to Tap Envoy in Afghanistan as Iraq Ambassador
Al-Qaida in Iraq Claims to Have Posted Video Showing Deadly Blast at Baghdad Hotel
Human Rights Concerns for the 61st Session of the U.N. Commission
Estonia prolongs stay of its military contingent in Iraq
Bombing at Mosul funeral kills nearly 50 mourners
Spain marks anniversary of Madrid train massacre
Rice: U.S., Europe near deal on Iran nuke issue
U.S. quits foreign inmate accord
Iran: U.S. strike would fail
Officials debate spying in Iran
Mosul suicide bomb kills 47
U.N.: Darfur death toll far exceeds 70,000

Fox News
Police End Standoff With Iranian Monarchists
Iraqis Bury Victims of Attack
Spy Drone Crashes in Iraq
Agent Orange Suit Dismissed
Fatwa Issued Against Usama
Sheik Guilty in Funding Plot
Feds Can't Find Sleeper Cells
Pakistan Admits Rogue Scientist Aided Iran
Iraqis Bury Victims of Funeral Attack
British Parliament Battles Over Terror Bill
Yemeni Sheik Convicted of Funding Terror
Gunmen Kill Two Baghdad Police Chiefs
U.S. Soldiers Hunt Roadside Bombs in Iraq
Iraqi Cops Find Victims of Mass Killings
Iraqi Official Survives Assassination Attempt

Department of Defense
Officials: Detainee Process Improves — Story
'No Policy Condoned Torture, Abuse' — Story

Special Report: 'Gitmo' Detainee Camp
U.S. Military Continues to Improve Detainee Handling
More on Detainees Investigations

Wolfhounds Complete Last Patrol of Tour — Story
MP Unit Serves Operation Enduring Freedom — Story
Aerial Delivery Team Manages Crucial Mission — Story
Inspections, Canines Keep Veterinarians Busy — Story

Iraqi Soldiers Learn Close-Quarters Combat
Marine Aviation Excels During River Blitz
Troops Help Iraqi Commandos to Communicate
'New Dawn' Goal: Revitalize Iraqi Agriculture
Marines Search Hospital, BAT Those Inside

India Delivers 50 Trucks to Afghanistan
Acquisition Training Graduates Second Class
Afghan Army Trainees Head to School

Truman Stays Connected with Video Teleconferencing

Airmen, Uzbeks Connect Through Donations, Volleyball

Soldier Spends 14 Years With Same Unit — Story

N.D. Soldiers to Return from Afghanistan
Finance Group Returns from Iraq, Kuwait
'Mission Complete,' 3rd Corps Uncases Colors

University Offers Scholarships — Story

Insurgency Weakening
Coalition, NATO Train Leaders
Coalition Forces Thwart Terrorists
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update

U.S., French Defense Leaders Meet
School Trains for Dual Missions
President Outlines Strategies
NATO Commander Talks Strategy
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Expansion Begins on Feeding Lab
Air Force Top Doc Talks Troop Care
Seminar Aim: Ease Reunion Stress
Tax Refunds May Go to Families
Exercises Test Mobilization
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualty — Story

Today in History
537 - The Goths lay siege to Rome.
1649 - The French Government and the Frondeurs (rebels) sign the peace of Rueil.
1816 - British warships attack Algiers, attempting to abolish slavery.
1824 - The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian affairs, naming Ely Parker (a Seneca) to lead it.
1845 - In violation of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, Chief Hone-Heke and 700 Maoris burn the 1861 - The Confederate Convention adopts the new constitution.
1863 -Ulysses S. Grant and Union forces abandon preparations to seize Vicksburg after they failed to pass Fort Pemberton, to the north.
1865 -General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.
1900 - British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects Boer leader Paul Kruger's peace overtures.
1907 - President Teddy Roosevelt pressures California to revoke anti-Japanese laws.
1917 - General Maude and British forces capture Baghdad.
1930 -President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be at Arlington.
1935 - The German Air Force officially becomes an arm of the Reich.
1941 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves the Lend-Lease Act, authorizing the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.
1942 - General Douglas MacArthur departs Bataan for Australia.
1965 - The American navy begins searching Vietnamese junks in an effort to end arms smuggling to the South.
1967 - During Operation Junction City, the U.S. 1st Infantry Division is engaged in heavy fighting.
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev is named Soviet leader.
1990 - Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union.

1731 - Robert Treat Paine, Declaration of Independence signer
1899 - Frederick IX, King of Denmark