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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Wondering What to Do Today....?

TARGET PRACTICE — Marines assigned to the force reconnaissance platoon detached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), conduct small arms fire training with M-4 carbine service rifles on the flight deck, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge in the Persian Gulf, April 29, 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo

News Headlines - Thursday, May 5, 2005

Some technical difficulties prevented me from posting yesterday; things seem to be working again today, so I'll be catching up a little later on a bunch of items I want to post. For now, here's your news headlines. Associated Press
2 Grenades explode at UK consulate in NYC
Insurgents attacks in Baghdad kill 20
Military judge tosses England guilty plea
Vietnamese prime minister to visit U.S.

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Banned Islamic group protests in Egypt
No court-martial in Iraq mosque shooting
Bomber kills 60 at Iraq police center
Three U.S. service members killed in Iraq
World awaits Iran's next move

Ananova: War In Iraq
Decision day as Britons go to polls
Turnout fears in 'boring' election

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Insurgents Attacks in Baghdad Kill 20
US judge declares mistrial in Abu Ghraib abuse case

US News: Iraq News
Denmark extends Iraq mission by seven months to February 2006
Military finds remains of second Marine pilot missing after planes crashed in Iraq
Iraq captures Saddam's nephew
Chalabi among Iraqis to talk with Rice
Suicide car bomber kills 9 Iraqi troops
Roadside bombs kill 2 U.S. troops in Iraq
Freedom tower will be redesigned, New York officials say
Brothers send 2 tons of salami to troops in Iraq
Top al Qaeda suspect nabbed in Pakistan

Fox News
British Consulate Blasts
U.S., Afghan Troops Kill 40, Capture Six Rebels
Pentagon Analyst Held in Israel Spy Probe
Truck of Explosives Found in Chechen Capital
Military Judge Rejects England's Plea Deal
Terror Arrest Could Lead to Bin Laden
Pakistani Hostage Goes Home
Tony Blair Expected to Win Re-Election
Forty Rebels Killed in Afghan Clash
Hamas Rejects Abbas' Proposal for Elections
Vietnam PM to Visit U.S.
Israel Halts West Bank Transfers
Jailed Ex-FBI Agent Charged With Murder
Pataki: Freedom Tower Must Be Redesigned
U.S. Soldiers Held in Arms-Smuggling Plot
Spain Qaeda Suspect: I Was Abused
Researchers Tested AIDS Drugs on Kids
Paper: Nichols Fingers Explosives Supplier
Chechnya Explosives Found
Berlusconi: Italy Will Continue to Stand With U.S.
Hamas: Don't Delay Voting
TSA Wants More ID for Flights
Ex-Oil-for-Food Investigators May Be Subpoenaed
Lawyer: Runaway Bride 'Had to Take Action'
Terrorists Target Iraqi Security Forces
Military Judge Rejects England's Plea Deal

Department of Defense
Bush Lauds Capture of al Qaeda General — Story

Search Team Finds Remains of Second Pilot
BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 4, 2005— Search teams located the body of the second pilot from one of two missing U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft from the USS Carl Vinson May 4, according to Multi-National Force - Iraq officials. There was no initial indication of hostile fire in the area. The incident is under investigation.

Rumsfeld: Nations Must Work Together — Story
Conference Looks for Solutions to Save Lives — Story

Helicopters Move Targets to Firing Range — Story
Soldiers Shepherd Sheep to Needy Families — Story
No Shortcuts for Aircrew Life Support Team — Story
Military Working Dogs Essential Tool in Iraq — Story

Intel Specialists Focus on Insurgent Strategy
Iraqi Police Assist Baghdad Car Bomb Victims
Maintenance Team Recovers Disabled Vehicles
Operation Spring Cleaning Targets Insurgents
Deployed Guard Troops Walk to Raise Awareness
Fuels Airmen Cultivate Balad Farm
Soldiers, K-9 Partners Work to Deter Attacks

Medical Logistics Unit Wraps Up Deployment
Norway Donates Tent Kits to Afghan Army
Radio Team Connects Air to Ground
Communications Platform Proves Its Worth
'White Devils' Recon Khost Province

USS Kearsarge on Station in Persian Gulf

JSTARS Reaches 10,000 Combat Hours

Air Force Special Operations Honors Professor — Story

Pentagon Concert Honors Troops — Related Story
Rockie: 'Red, White and Blue'
Rockie: Soldier Writes Tribute
Keni Thomas: 'Not Me'

Search Teams Locate Pilot's Body
Success in Iraq - DoD Fact Sheet
Year in Review 2004 Fact Sheets (pdf)
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Change of Command for Coalition
Afghan Forces Battle Insurgents
Forces Detain 2 After Attack
Afghan National Police Capture 6
Defense Leaders' Views on Afghanistan
Enduring Freedom Marks 3 Years
Afghanistan Daily Update Maps
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Cheney: America 'Not Yet Safe'
Strategic Command Aim: Flexibility
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Leaders Tour USS Ronald Reagan
Military Ready to Handle Any Task
Anthrax Vaccinations Resume
Closure Commission Begins Work
Visitors Amazed at Navy Base
Base Closures Are Lengthy Process
Commissary a Prime Perk
Arrival Sets Tone for Visit Photos
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story