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Thursday, April 14, 2005

US Marines: 1 Hippies: 0

Check out this awesome letter by a U.S. Marine to The Post Online, an Ohio University area newspaper. It just doesn't get any better than this.

Soldiers face real 'die-in' daily in Iraq

Thanks to Seamus and Captain Corbet for this one.

PRESS CONFERENCE — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, and President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai conduct a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 13, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Cherie A. Thurlby

In Today's News - Thursday, April 14, 2005

Quote of the Day
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
-- George Washington Associated Press
Rudolph pleads guilty in Olympic bombing

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Bush says diplomacy with Iran is best
American Shown on Video Pleading for His Life After Being Kidnapped in Baghdad
Sharon rules out attacking Iran over nukes
Lebanon prime minister-designate withdraws
Lebanese mark civil war anniversary
Gaza settlers ready for resistance

The US News: Iraq News
In Iraq, State Department deputy hears gripes about reconstruction
Afghan Leader to Propose Strategic Ties With the U.S.

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Senate OKs Compensation for Guard, Reserve

Fox News
Texas Men Funded Hamas
GIs Busted in Ecstasy Plot
U.S. Hostage on Video
Hostage's Family Stays Silent
Bomb Kills 12
U.S. Official in Fallujah

Department of Defense
Rumsfeld: Troops Earn Place in History — Story
Afghanistan Seeking Closer, Long-Term Ties to U.S.
Security Improves in Southern Afghanistan
Myers Says U.S., Latin Cooperation Growing —Story Photos
Negroponte Vows to Help Close Intel Gaps — Story

Joint Operation Targets Terror Ringleaders — Story
Marines Relate Events of Abu Ghraib Attack — Story
MPs Patrol, Provide Security, Press On -- Story

Rumsfeld Visits U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Photos
Rumsfeld in Iraq to Meet Troops, Officials

Battalion Gets a New Look at Insurgents

Airman Finds, Destroys Unexploded Ordnance

Joint Fuels Effort Keeps Airlift Airborne

Amputee Achieves Goal: Returns to Iraq — Story

Medal of Honor
Two Years in Iraq
'Gitmo' Detainee Camp

Reservist Earns Silver Star
Iraq Joins Maritime Exercise
U.N. Rep Committed to Iraqi Forces
New President Discusses Coalition
Rebuilding Continues in Diyala
Iraqi Woman-Owned Firm Wins Bid
Iraqi Corps of Engineers Forms
Success in Iraq - DoD Fact Sheet
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

U.S. Troops Battle Insurgents
Engineer Chief Updates Projects
Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Bush Thanks Troops, Families
Myers Discusses Narcoterror Battle
Cooperation Key to Terror War
Bolton to Focus on Terror, WMD
Troops Bust Smuggling Ring
Guard Medics Return From Exercise
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Center Treats New Brain Affliction
Readiness, Environment Linked
BRAC Important for Many Reasons
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Casualty — Story

Last Victims in Crash Identified

Today in History
193 - Lucius Septimus Severus is crowned emperor of Rome
1777 - New York adopts the new constitution as an independent state
1818 – The US Medical Corp forms
1828 – The 18-gun sloop "Acorn" sinks off Halifax
1853 - Harriet Tubman begins the Underground Railroad
1861 – Fort Sumter formally surrenders
Robert E Lee resigns from the Union army
1862 - Battle of Fort Pillow, TN
1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth
1900 – The Veteran's Hospital at Fort Miley is established
1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt denounces the "muckrakers" in the US press
1912 - The Titanic, on route from Southampton to New York with 2200 aboard, strikes an iceberg off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia at approximately 11:30pm. It sinks early the next morning, killing more than 1,500
1918 - Douglas Campbell shoots down his fifth German plane, becoming the first US Ace pilot.
1940 - Allied troops land in Norway
1941 – 3,600 Jews are rounded up as Germany begins its first massive raid in Paris.
1942 – The Destroyer Roper sinks the German U-85 off the US East Coast
1944 - 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz
General Eisenhower becomes head commander of the Allied air fleet
1945 - American B-29’s conduct incendiary raids on Tokyo, damaging the Imperial Palace
US forces conquer the Motobu peninsula on Okinawa
US Marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa
1953 - Viet-Minh offensive in Laos
1961 – The Cuban-American invasion army departs from Nicaragua
1967 - US planes bomb Haiphong for first time
1971 - President Richard Nixon ends the blockade against People's Republic of China
1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
1981 - The1st Space Shuttle-Columbia returns to Earth
1983 - President Ronald Reagan signs a $165 billion Social Security rescue
1986 - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya
1988 – The USSR, US, Pakistan & Afghanistan sign Afghanistan Treaty
1989 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
1989 - Oliver North's case goes to the in the Iran-Contra trial
1992 – The UN-imposed embargo against Libya takes effect
1994 – A US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, killing 26

1578 - Philip III, King of Spain / Portugal
1820 - Harry Thompson Hays Confederate Brigadier General
1832 - James Hewett Ledlie Confederate Brigadier General
1862 - Pyotr A Stolypin Russian Premier
1906 - Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz King of Saudi-Arabia
1907 - François "Doc" Duvalier, Haitian dictator
1920 - John Paul Stevens Supreme Court Justice
1928 - Robert Mugabe President, Zimbabwe)
1930 - George W Gekas (Representative, PA)
1941 - Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov Cosmonaut
1948 - Chester G Atkins (Representative, MA)
1958 - Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco