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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

AFGHANISTAN MEETING — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya, left, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76, and Oruzgan Province Governor Hajji Jan Mohammed discuss concerns and solutions to recent flooding that occurred in the village of Cekzai, Afghanistan, March 20, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Spc. Jerry T. Combes

In Today's News - Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Quote of the Day
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants..."
-- Thomas Jefferson Associated Press
Ambushed U.S. GIs kill 26 Iraq militants
Artists make portraits of U.S. war dead

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Volcker to release oil-for-food report
Top Shiite Cleric Urges Iraqis to Form Coalition
Artist Looks for Her Native Iraq Behind Women's Veils
Israel, Palestinians agree on 2nd handover
Iran's leader blasts U.S. 'warmongers'
Jordan's king orders envoy back to Iraq

The US News: Iraq News
Arab League sought to free French journalist
Anti-Iran militants return home
Iraq Sees Largest Militant Toll in Months
Sistani urges swift end to Iraq government talks
Will Kyrgyzstan's protests follow Ukraine's lead?
Jordan's King Orders Envoy Back to Iraq
Iraq plans USD2bn refinery
The Plight of Iraqi Christians

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Fallujah: From insurgent stronghold to `safest city in Iraq'
North Korea claims to have built more nuclear weapons
Annan urges larger Security Council

Fox News
Mosul Bomb Kills Four Iraqis
Ukraine to Pull Iraq Troops
Ambassador Returns to Jordan
China Laments Embargo
Israel Hands Over Tulkarem
N. Korea Claims More Nukes
Report: 10.3M Illegals in U.S.

Department of Defense
U.S. Troops in Iraq Adequately Protected — Story
Terror War Highlights Need to Transform — Story
Army Secretary Visits Camp Liberty Troops — Story
Army Secretary: Proud of Progress in Afghanistan
All 27 Iraqi Battalions Now Operational — Story
Two Years in Iraq: What Do Iraqis Think?
Pentagon Channel: "From Dictatorship to Democracy"

Embedded Training Teams Make History — Story
A-10s Pinpoint Location of Stranded Villagers — Story
Guard Troops Hand Out Shoes, Teddy Bears — Story
Rebuilding Provides Jobs, Better Community — Story

Calif. Reservists Train Iraqi Police in Response Tactics
Emergency Reaction Team Helps Keep Oil Flowing
Determined Iraqi Guardsmen Continue Training
U.S. Soldiers Train Iraqi Troops
Corpsmen, Army Medics Work Side by Side at Clinic

Afghan Officer Candidates Finish Basic Training
Doctors Give Afghan Girl Reason to Smile
Civil Engineers Prepare to 'Close the Gaps' at Bagram

Air Terminal Ops Airmen Vital to War on Terror

Top Sergeant Loves Seeing Troops Get Promoted —Story

State Campaign Supports Troops — Story
ESPN Sponsors E-Cards
Theme Park Salutes Troops

SPECIAL REPORT - Two Years in Iraq

New Courses Begin for Iraqi Troops
Firefighters Now Proud of Jobs
Insurgents Killed During Attacks
Iraqi VP Expresses Appreciation
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update

Intel Topic: Threats, Challenges
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Support Unit Heads to Afghanistan
Rumsfeld Praises Troops
National Guard, Reserve Update

Today in History
1765 - The Stamp Act is passed. It is the first direct British tax on American colonists.
1775 - British statesman Edmund Burke makes a speech in the House of Commons, urging a policy of reconciliation with America.
1790 - Thomas Jefferson becomes the first U.S. Secretary of State.
1794 - Congress passes laws prohibiting slave trade with foreign countries, however, slavery remains legal in the United States.
1901 - Japan proclaims its determination to prevent Russia's encroachment on Korea.
1907 - Russians forces evacuate Manchuria in the face of the advancing Japanese.
1915 - A German Zepplin makes a night raid on Paris rail stations.
1935 - Persia is renamed Iran.
1946 - The first US-built rocket to leave Earth's atmosphere reaches a height of 50-miles.
1948 - The United States announces its Korean land reform plan for.
1968 - General William Westmoreland is named President Johnson's Army Chief of Staff.
1972 - The U.S. Senate passes the Equal Rights Amendment; it fails to be ratified.
1974 - The Viet Cong propose a truce with the US and South Vietnam, to include general elections.

1797 - Wilhelm I, German emperor
1907 - James Gavin, US Army general of the 82nd Airborne Division (WWII).