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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE — U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shaun Ahmadi works on a B-52 Stratofortress at a forward-deployed location June 3, 2005. He is a crew chief with the 40th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron and is deployed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich

In Today's News - Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
-- Ronald Reagan

News of Note
Wounded Soldier Re-enlists During Recovery
Sailors Reenlist at Ground Zero
Hundreds Nabbed in Iraq
Myers: Media Should Focus on Extremist Acts
Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Express Readiness to Join Iraqi National Army
Afghans Catch 2 Taliban Figures Sought in Violence and Bombings Associated Press
Bolivia president offers to resign
Four bombings kill 18 in northern Iraq
Blair seeks Bush support on African aid

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Annan dispatches envoy for Lebanon talks
Hezbollah empowered to reject disarmament
Palestinians recruit officers for pullout

The US News: Iraq News
Insurgents driven out of Baghdad
Operation Lightning Appears to Have Blunted Violence, Saddam to Be Charged With War Crimes Is heat slowing the insurgency in Iraq?
Rival Iraqi Kurds start unity talks
Carbomb in Iraq, security operation goes on

Various Sources
Man arrested in Arizona on charge of possessing ricin; no link to terror
Prosecutor: Al-Arian was key in Palestinian 'terror cycle'
Saddam faces trial for range of charges

Fox News
Video: Car Bomb Targets Cops
Pentagon: No Koran Backlash
Intelligence Woes
Gov't: Terrorists Could Target School Lunches
Back in Touch - U.S. meets with North Korea
Clinton: Korea Wants U.S. to Lead

Department of Defense
Rumsfeld in Thailand for Security Talks
Chairman Discusses Guantanamo Facility —
Marines Build on Proud Legacy, Pace Says —

Chemical Soldiers Train on New Equipment —

Airman Coordinates Deployment Arrivals, Departures —

'Statues' Pay Tribute to Fallen —

Citizen Tips Target Insurgents
Iraqi Discusses Saddam Trial
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghan Army Officer to Visit U.S.
Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Piracy Highlights Need for Security
Koran Inquiry: Respectful Handling
Gulag Allegation 'Reprehensible'
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Veterans Benefit From Agreement
Rumsfeld Discusses Proliferation
Photos: Rumsfeld in Singapore
Contrast Between Koreas 'Profound'
China's Strength 'New Reality'
Photos: Rumsfeld at Conference
Chairman Receives Award Photos
Rumsfeld in Singapore Photos
National Guard, Reserve Update

The Weather Channel

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Today in History
- Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Kentucky.
1775 - The United Colonies change their name to the United States.
1776 - Richard Lee (VA) moves that the Declaration of Independence be adopted by the Continental Congress
1863 - French troops capture Mexico City.
1864 - Abe Lincoln is renominated for President by the Republican party.
1912 - The U.S. Army tests the first plane-mounted machine gun.
1938 - The Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat is first flown by Eddie Allen.
1939 - George VI and Elizabeth become the first British King and Queen to visit the U.S.
1942 - The USS Yorktown sinks near Midway Island.
1955 - Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first U.S. President to appear on color TV.
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes the X-15 to 31,580 meters.
1965 - Gemini 4 completes 62 orbits of Earth.
1967 - Israel captures East Jerusalem's Wailing Wall.
1968 - Sirhan Sirhan indicted for the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.
1971 - The Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes the first transfer to the orbiting Salyut.
1981 - Israel destroys an alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility.
1982 - President Ronald Reagan meets Pope John Paul II and Queen Elizabeth.

- Earl of Liverpool, British PM
1896 - Robert Mulliken, chemist / physicist, Nobel Prize winner
1909 - Peter Rodino (Rep-NJ), chaired Watergate congressional council

1329 - Robert the Bruce, leader of the Scots
1631 - Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India - the Taj Mahal was built for her
1862 - William Mumford, first American citizen hanged for treason

Reported Missing in Action
Greer, Robert L., USMC (CA); disappeared in Da Nang while off duty - remains identified in 1991 Schreckengost, Fred T. USMC (OH); disappeared in Da Nang while off duty - remains identified March, 1991

Franco, Charles Stephen, USAF (NY); A1E crashed, remains recovered January, 1967
Jacobs, John Charles, USAF (IN); A1E crashed, remains recovered January, 1967
Sandner, Robert Louis, USAF (FL); A1E crashed, remains recovered April, 1995 - ID'd March, 1996

Owens, Joy L., USAF (WA); RF4C shot down
Sale, Harold R., USAF (SC); R4FC shot down

Spencer, Dean C. III, US Army (WV); KIA, body not recovered

Alloway, Clyde Douglas, USAF (NH); AC119K crashed, KIA, body not recovered
Wilbrecht, Kurt Michael; USMC (MN); F4B crashed, KIA, body not recovered