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Sunday, April 24, 2005

HAWKEYE — Sailors direct an E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 112, onto a steam-powered catapult prior to launch from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is conducting operations in support of coalition forces in Iraq and maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dusty Howell

In Today's News - Sunday, April 24, 2005

Quote of the Day
"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."
-- John Paul Jones Associated Press
Brazil expected to fly Gutierrez to exile
36 states face perchlorate contamination
6 Iraqis killed in police academy bombings
Syria pullout from Lebanon almost complete
Rumsfeld appearance a hit with Opry fans
Moussaoui case may spark execution fight
Bolton finds U.N. nomination in jeopardy

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Syria pullout from Lebanon almost complete
Celebration may be last Passover in Gaza

The US News: Iraq News
US begins to be more assertive with China as terror, Iraq concerns ease
US arrests 6 Iraqis in copter crash
Attacks Delay Forming New Iraqi Government
Iraq bomb attacks leave at least 16 dead
Iraqi Tip Leads to Terrorists Suspected of Helicopter Attack
Delay in Forming New Iraqi Government Occurs as Insurgent Attacks Increase
Car bomb kills 9 Iraqi soldiers
Cameraman killed, nine soldiers die in Iraq attacks
Ohio soldier killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Twin Car Bombs Kill 7 in Iraqi Town of Tikrit
Insurgent Violence Escalates In Iraq

Fox News
Dual Blasts Kill Six in Iraq
Syrian Official Says Troops Will Be Gone by Sunday
Last Passover in Gaza?
Washington Powerbroker With DeLay Ties in Hot Water
Former Oil-for-Food Investigator Criticizes Panel
Benedict XVI Formally Installed as Pope

Department of Defense
Bush Asks Congress to Support Funding — Story
Insurgents Hurt Innocent Afghan Civilians — Story
Iraqi Tip Leads to Capture of Terrorists – Story
President Nominates Pace, Giambastiani — Story
Pace Speaks on Leadership, Terror War

Afghan Forces Seize Heroin Shipment — Story
Team Effort Manages Bagram’s Busy Air Ops — Story
Afghan Boy Leads Troops to Weapons, Drugs — Story
Afghan Officers Complete Counterintel Course — Story

Renovations on Fallujah School Complete
Australians Teach Logistics to Iraqi Army
Seabees Build to Help Docs

Unit Assumes Afghan Border Province Duties
Reservists Keep Communications Connected
Soldiers Use Many Tools in Clearing Mines

Troops Donate Goods to Uzbek Baby Orphanage
Humanitarian Efforts Benefit Uzbeks, Troops

Send Free Mother's Day Cards

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

Trained Iraqi Forces Top 155,000
Logisticians Tackle Tough Mission
Attacks Don't Undermine Progress
Australia Deploys More Troops
Thousands Show Up for Police Jobs
Success in Iraq - DoD Fact Sheet
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Daily Update
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Coalition, Insurgents Clash
Officer Assigned Liaison Duties
Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Coast Guard Confronts Threats
U.S. to Begin Training Georgians
Linguist Program Produces Results
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

3rd Corps Chief Salutes Troops
Navy Fleet Hospital Earns Award
Coastal Warfare Squadron Deploys
Soldier Found Guilty in Attack
Program Eases Homecoming Stress
Wounded Vets Generate Legislation
National Guard, Reserve Update

Today in History
1014 - In the Battle of Clontarf, the Irish route a large scandinavian invasion force.
1519 - Envoys of Montezuma II attend the first Easter mass in Central America.
1752 - Robert Clive and 200 men capture the Covelong fortress from the French.
1778 - In the first American victory over the British navy, John Paul Jones, in the Ranger, defeats the HMS Drake at the Battle of Carrickfergus.
1792 - Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes "La Marseilles," which will become the national anthem of France.
1800 - The Library of Congress is established.
1805 - U.S. Marines attack and capture the town of Derna in Tripoli from the Barbary pirates.
1877 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1884 - Otto von Bismarck informs Cape Town, South Africa that it is now a German colony.
1898 - Spain declares war on the US, rejecting an ultimatum to leave Cuba.
1915 - Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring Armenians, a minority in the country.
1916 - Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
1940 - In the wake of Greece's surrender to the Axis, forces from Great Britain, Australia, Poland, and New Zealand, begin to withdraw from that country. Over 50,000 troops are evacuated in six days; weapons, aircraft, and other equipment are left behind.
1944 - The first B-29 arrives in China.
1948 - The Berlin airlift begins.
1953 - Winston Churchill is knighted.
1961 - President John Kennedy accepts "sole responsibility" for the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. 1968 - Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
1980 - In Iran, a plane collides with a helicopter in the desert, leading to the failure of an attempt to rescue U.S. hostages.
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
1989 - In Beijing, thousands of Chinese students continue to protest for more democratic reforms.

1769 - Arthur Wellesley, general - Napoleonic Wars / Duke of Wellington.
1856 - Henri Philippe Pétain, French Marshall / WWI hero / Nazi collaborator.
1906 - William Joyce ('Lord Haw-Haw'), Nazi propagandist / British traitor.