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Friday, June 10, 2005

Be sure to visit Media Slander

...for an update on the media's reporting of Guantanamo...yet another instance where we have journalists inventing parts of the story. Why am I (sadly) not surprised?

More Media Mistakes on Guantanamo

Sgt. Barrerra, from 64th Armored Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, searches for insurgents in a Baghdad building. Twelve were captured. Photo by Russell Cooley IV.

OVER IRAQ — An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 conducts operations over Iraq, June 2, 2005. The "Argonauts" are attached to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Don Berry

In Today's News - Friday, June 10, 2005

Quote of the Day
"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreates without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
-- Sun Tzu

News of Note
U.S. vets seek probe of alleged war crimes
Prison guards donate sick days to colleague
Australia: Terror Plots in Indonesia
Golf Classic Hosts Wounded Troops

Juneau Empire - Associated Press
Bolivian president promises early elections
Iraq president averts political crisis
Italian hostage released in Afghanistan
Israel may use new sound weapon on settlers
Terror probe in Calif. town isn't over yet

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Iran hard-liners fear defeat in election
Annan weighs sending U.N. team to Lebanon
Official: Probe backs Iran on nuke claims
Israeli leader vows pullout will go ahead
Syria's ruling Baath Party backs reforms
Abbas gives militants role in Gaza pullout
Security guards detained after shooting
Sunnis given 25 seats on Iraqi committee
Explosion rocks Gaza refugee camp
Ex-Lebanon exile runs against all comers
Israeli court: Gaza withdrawal plan legal
Sudanese rebels prepare for talks
Carrier jets not bombing Iraq lately

Fox News
Senate OKs Bush Pick Pryor
5th Calif. Terror Probe Arrest
Senators Irked By Security Rules on Private Planes Into D.C.
Bush Seeks Renewal of Patriot Act

Department of Defense
Defenses Must Be Active, Layered — Story
'Seabasing' to Transform Deployments — Story
NATO Countries Working Together More — Story
NATO to Assist African Union with Airlift
Programs to Reduce Military Divorce Rates — Story

Texans Patrol Perimeter to Keep Troops Safe — Story
Marines, Iraqis Work Together in Ar Ramadi — Story
Free Legal Advice Helps Troops, U.S. Civilians — Story

Total Force Combats Explosive Devices

Maritime Security is Critical for Security

Somerton Native Sets Standard for Marines — Story

USS Bonhomme Richard Returns Home Photos
USS Taylor Returns Home

Band Rocks for Wounded Troops — Story
AT&T Joins 'America Supports You'
'Statues' Pay Tribute to Fallen

Nominee Charts Way Forward
IEDs, Indirect Fire Kills Soldiers
Convoy Attacked; 2 Marines Killed
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghan Forces Nab Insurgents
Afghan Army Officer to Visit U.S.
Terrorist Killed in Failed Ambush
Afghanistan Daily Update

Tactics Help Defeat Enemy
Bush, Blair Share Commitments
Chairman Talks Media Focus
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Rumsfeld Tours Center Photos
Marines Pre-position Equipment
Cooperation Key Against Extremists
Stars and Stripes to Honor Troops
Actions Must Be 'Above Reproach'
National Guard, Reserve Update

from 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
1610 - The first Dutch settlers arrive to colonize Manhattan Island.
1639 - The first American log cabin is built at Fort Christina, DE.
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning.
1772 - Rhode Islanders burn the Gaspe, a British revenue cutter.
1776 - The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
1801 - Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute (protection money).
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire.
1863 - General Nathan Bedford Forrest and 3500 Confederates defeat 8,000 Union troops at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS.
1898 - U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War.
1916 - The Great Arab Revolt begins.
1924 - The first political convention is broadcast on the radio (Republicans in Cleveland).
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is formed.
1940 - Italy declares war on France and Britain during.
1942 - The Gestapo kills 173 Czechoslovakians in the Massacre at Lidice.
1943 - FDR becomes the first U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime; he also signs the withholding tax bill (W-2 Day!)
1946 - The Italian Republic is established.
1955 - The first separation of virus into its component parts is reported.
1967 - The "6-day War" (Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt) ends.
1973 - NASA launches the Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit.
1975 - The Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans.
1977 - James Earl Ray (killed Martin Luther King) escapes from prison.
1981 - The IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from the Crumlin Road Jail.
1982 - Israeli troops reach the outskirts of Beirut.
1984 - US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time.
1991 - In the "Mother of All Parades," NYC welcomes home Desert Storm veterans.
1735 - John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the Continental Army
1921 - Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth II's husband
1922 - Rose Moffard, acting AZ Governor.
1929 - James McDivitt, Brigadier General, USAF / astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9)

1839 - Nathaniel Pryor, Lewis & Clark Expedition
1903 - Serbian King Alexander I and Queen Dragia, assassinated
1924 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated
1985 - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1988 - Louis L'Amour, western writer

Reported Missing in Action
Compa, Joseph J., Jr., US Army (OH); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered.
Curlee, Robert L., Jr., US Army (NC); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Doughtie, Carl Louis, USN (NC); A1H shot down, remains ID'd December, 1998 - buried in Arlington February, 1999
Hagen, Craig L., US Army (CA); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Hall, Walter L., US Army (ME); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Johnson, Bruce G., US Army (MI); UH1B shot down, last seen on ground under fire, listed as MIA
Owens, Fred M., US Army (OK); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Saegaert, Donald R., US Army (CT); UH1B shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Everson, David, USAF (MN); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Hall, Thomas R., USAF (VA); F8E shot down, released by DRV March 1973 - alive as of 1998
Platt, Robert L., Jr., US Army (SC); last seen wounded during ambush
Sherman, Peter Woodbury, USN (OH); F105 shot down, remains returned January, 1991

Pierce, Walter M., US Army (PA); Killed, body not recovered