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Sunday, August 14, 2005

RAID FIND — Technical experts are analyzing this chemical production equipment believed to be part of a clandestine operation. The equipment was found during a U.S.-led raid in northern Iraq, Aug. 9, 2005. Defense Dept. photo

Michael Yon on the Radio This Evening

Info from his website - Michael Yon: Online Magazine:

I will conduct a radio interview on Sunday, 14 August, at 9pm Eastern Standard Time. The interview will be live on WRKO in Boston. Listeners can call with questions toll free at 877-469-4322.

The broadcast can be heard anywhere in the world by clicking the title above to visit the WRKO web site. There is a "Listen Live" button on the top right of the home page. Anyone who has Internet can listen to the simulcast.

Michael Yon
Mosul, Iraq

Pundit Review has some more info about the interview.
Sgt. Tavarance Jones, from 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, participates with his Bradley Fighting Vehicle in a security cordon in Mushada, Iraq. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Russell Cooley IV.

In Today's News - Sunday, August 14, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
-- George Herbert

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqis 'Are Taking Control' of Their Nation Remarks
Raid Yields Possible Chem Production Facility

Operation Enduring Freedom
New Afghan Offensive

Homeland Security / War on Terror
FDNY Sept. 11 Docs Released
9/11 Panel Defends Probe
2 arrested at Canadian border with handguns, ammo

Military News
Pentagon Replaces Troops' Armor

Fox News
Cypriot Airliner Carrying 121 Crashes North of Athens
Gaza Pullout Imminent
Hard-Liners Nominated for Key Iranian Cabinet Posts
Sri Lanka Arrests 12 Tamils in Probe of Minister's Murder
Modified Hybrids Get 250 Mpg
Sunnis Urged to OK Iraqi Constitution
U.S. Raids Alleged Chemical Plant
Fast Facts: Top Cabinet Members
Fast Facts: Iraqi Constitution Issues
Company of Heroes
Fallen GI's Parents Speak Out
Remembering Fallujah and a Hero
Mother's War Protest a 'Spectacle'

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Iraqi leaders rush to finish constitution
Security tightens for Gaza withdrawal
Six U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq bombings
Ahmadinejad fills Cabinet with hard-liners
Iran calls for EU talks on enrichment
U.N. Hariri investigator seeks more time
List of Iranian Cabinet ministers
Israeli soldiers said hurt in Gaza mishap
Group: 17 protesters killed in Iran
Turkish official's convoy misses bomb
Many in Aceh skeptical of peace accord
Gaza pullout heats Israeli emotions
Islam is in many Arab constitutions
Background to Israel's Gaza withdrawal
Iraqis: Constitution will beat deadline
Settlers observe bittersweet last Sabbath

Reuters: Top News
Iraq constitution talks go into final day, maybe
Israel seals off Gaza approaches before pullout
Al Qaeda's Zarqawi in N.Iraq, Turkey suspect says
Sri Lanka hunts assassins, rebels suspected
U.S. will not lose its nerve in Iraq -Bush
N. Korea willing to prove it has no uranium scheme - CNN
Husband issues loom in Hillary Clinton Senate race
Calif. man catalogs N.Korea's over-the-top rhetoric
Israel seals off Gaza approaches before pullout
Cypriot plane carrying 121 crashes near Athens
Democrats demand conditions on Social Security
Husband issues loom in Hillary Clinton Senate race

Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Talabani hopes to beat Iraq constitution deadline
2 Local Guardsmen Killed in Baghdad
U.S. Steps Up Role in Iraq Charter Talks
U.S. military finds chemical site in Iraq

Department of Defense
Copter Mishap Hurts 2; Syrian Terrorist Stopped
Alabama Depot Weighs in on Terror War Fight — Story
Anniston's Up-Armor Work Saved Lives
Army Unit Speeds Technology to Front Lines - Story

Literacy Program Bolsters Police
Bush Discusses Iraq Progress
Withdrawal Hinges on Progress
More Units Involved in Defense
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Clashes Leave Six Enemy Dead
Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties — Story

Today in History
410 - Alaric sacks Rome.
1756 - French troops capture Fort Oswego, NY.
1765 - Mass colonists challenge British rule by planting an Elm (Liberty Tree)
1813 - The British warship Pelican attacks and captures the U.S. war brigantine Argus
1842 - The Seminole War ends; Indians are removed from Florida to Oklahoma.
1846 - Henry David Thoreau is jailed for tax resistance.
1848 - The Oregon Territory is created.
1862 - President Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of blacks to confer with a U.S. president
1893 - France issues its first driving licenses, included a required test.
1900 - International forces (including U.S. Marines) enter Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion (it was aimed at ridding China of foreigners).
1912 - 2,500 U.S. marines invade Nicaragua, remaining until 1925.
1917 - China declares war on Germany and Austria.
1935 - The Social Security Act becomes law.
1945 - V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally, ending WWII.
1947 - India gains independence within the British Commonwealth; Pakistan gains independence from Britain.
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A. Walker takes the X-15 to 60,000 m; A U.S. postal truck in Plymouth, MA, is robbed of more than $1.5 million.
1966 - The first U.S. lunar orbiter begins circling the Moon.
1969 - British troops intervene in Northern Ireland.
1971 - Bahrain proclaims its independence after more than 100 years of British rule; in Northern Ireland, the British begin internment without trial.
1973 - The U.S. bombs Cambodia.
1974 - Congress authorizes U.S. citizens to own gold.

1774 - Meriwether Lewis, Captain, Lewis and Clark Expedition
1941 - David Crosby, musician (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross)
1943 - Jon A. McBride, Captain USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
1952 - Mark C. Lee, Major USAF/astronaut (STS-30, sk:47)
1965 - Lynette Falls, Miss NJ / America (1991)

1936 - Rainey Bethea, hanged at the last public execution in the U.S.
1951 - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher
1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italian sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari
1991 - Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV)

Reported Missing in Action
Brodak, John W., USAF (MO); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998

Eaton, Curtis Abbot, USAF (RI); F105 shot down, KIA, body not recovered

Franklin, Charles E., USAF (OH); F105 shot down, KIA, remains returned July, 1988, ID'd October, 1988