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Saturday, August 20, 2005

PASS AND REVIEW — Members of the Kabul Police Academy cadet honor guard lead the pass and review during the recent Afghan National Police officers' graduation ceremony. The cadets are students at the three-year officers' course. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Meyer Story Photos

Save the Date

September 10, 2005 - New York, New York
Corners of Church & Liberty Streets

We ask our fellow Americans and friends from around the world to travel to New York and stand with us to save Ground Zero from endless controversy.

Together, we can ensure the integrity of our nation's 9/11 Memorial for future generations.

More details will be available at as the date approaches.

If you are able to attend, please send a blank email ASAP - this will help us get an approximate count on how many people will be there.

In Today's News - Saturday, August 20, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
-- Winston Churchill, August 20, 1940, speaking of the Royal Air Force

News of Note
Gaza Withdrawal
'Days of Joy' for Palestinians
Israel's Gaza operation sets precedent

Able Danger
'Able Danger' Claims Probed

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Security Forces Make Strides in Northwest Iraq Transcript
Iraqi Forces Assume More Security Missions
Iraqi Army Helps Boy Escape From Terrorists
Iraq Poster-Hangers Killed

Operation Enduring Freedom
Kabul Police Academy Graduates Officer Class
U.S. General Details Afghan Election Effort

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Search for 6 Suspects
Video: Missile Attack
Egypt detains suspected bomb mastermind

Fox News
Border Emergencies Declared
U.S., Mexico Pols Press Gov'ts
DEA Busts 160 in Drug Rings
Roberts No Fan of Burger
Yacht Suspect Charged Again
Reid Had Mild Stroke
Fast Facts: Reid's Stroke

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Jordan hunts for suspects in U.S. attack
U.N. demands justice on bomb anniversary
U.S. investigates Jordan rocket attack
Palestinian leader promises better future
Khamenei: Iran won't stop nuke enrichment
Kurd: Islam may get bigger role in Iraq
Annan asks Iran to release journalist
Correction: Israel-Arab-View story
Abbas: Gaza pullout result of patience

Reuters: Top News
Rockets narrowly miss U.S. warships in Jordan
Texas jury in first Vioxx trial awards $253 million
Israelis extract diehards from Gaza synagogue
Republican senator calls for talks with Iran
Texas jury in first Vioxx trial awards $253 million
U.S. protesters dig in despite absent anti-war mom
Pope meets German Muslims in push for better ties
Top Senate Democrat Reid learns he had mild stroke
US rights groups seek release of more Roberts memos

Department of Defense
Cheney: Find, Fight, Destroy Enemy — Story Transcript

Congressmen Tour Humvee Up-armor Site — Story
Alaska Troops Focus on Mission, Hot Weather — Story

Iraqi Water Systems to Be Rehabilitated
Task Force Thanks Local Iraqis for Support
Iraqi Tankers Turn Trash into Treasure Photos

Coalition 'Team Village' Assists Afghans Photos
Airborne, Enemy Clash in Operation Neptune Photos
Medical Outreach Visit Treats Afghan Villagers

Sergeant Major Volunteers for Iraq — Story

Scholarship Helps Sergeant — Story
Man's Mission Supports Troops
Wounded Invited to Comedy Club
Tribute Ride Scheduled for 9/11
Sailors Meet Padres' Pitcher

Detainee Dies After House Raid
Iraqi Progress Continues on Fronts
Chairman Encouraged by Meetings
Four Soldiers Killed in Samarra
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghanistan Daily Update
Afghan Reconstruction Group Recruiting

Rocket Attacks Miss U.S. Navy Ships
Cooperation Needed to Fight Terror
Photos: Homeland Defense
UAV Use Expands in Terror War
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Task Force Displays New Warfare
Symposium: Civil-Military Medicine
National Guard, Reserve Update
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
1781 - George Washington begins moving his troops south to meet Cornwallis.
1794 - General Mad Anthony Wayne routs the Indians at Fallen Timbers, OH.
1852 - The steamer "Atlantic" collides with a fishing boat and sinks with 250 aboard.
1865 - President Johnson proclaims an end to the "insurrection" in TX.
1866 - President Andrew Johnson formally declares the Civil War over.
1896 - The dial telephone is patented.
1908 - The Congo Free State becomes the Belgian Congo.
1912 - The Plant Quarantine Act goes into effect
1913 - Adolphe Pegoud of France becomes the first pilot to parachute from an aircraft.
1914 - German forces occupy Brussels, Belgium.
1918 - Britain opens a Western front offensive.
1922 - The first commercial radio station, WJR-AM (Detroit, MI) begins radio transmissions.
1940 - Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City by Stalin's agents.
1942 - In San Francisco, dim-out regulations are implemented.
1947 - Turner Caldwell sets an aircraft speed record in the D-558-I (1131 kph).
1948 - The U.S. expels Soviet Consul General Jacob Lomakin.
1953 - Russia publicly acknowledges its hydrogen bomb test detonation.
1955 - For the first time, an airplane exceeds 1800 mph / 2897 kph (H.A. Hanes, Palmdale CA); hundreds are killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.
1957 - A USAF ballon breaks an altitude record at 102,000' (310,896 m).
1960 - Senegal breaks from the Mali federation, declaring its independence; the U.S.S.R. recovers the first living organisms to return from space (2 dogs).
1964 - President Johnson signs the Economic Opportunity Act (nearly $1 billion).
1968 - 650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia.
1971 - The FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.
1975 - An Ilyushin-62 jetliner crashes south of Damascus, Syria, killing 126; Viking-1 is launched toward a soft landing on Mars.
1977 - NASA launches Voyager-2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
1978 - In London, gunmen open fire on an Israeli El Al Airline bus in London.
1980 - The U.N. Security Council condemns Israel's declaration that all of Jersualem is its capital (the vote is 14-0, with the U.S. abstaining).
1985 - On behalf of the U.S., Israel ships 96 TOW missiles to Iran.
1990 - Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations, using them as human shields.

- Oliver Hazard Perry, U.S. Naval hero ("We have met the enemy and they are ours. ")
1833 - Benjamin Harrison, 23rd U.S. President (1889-1893)
1860 - Raymond Poincar‚ PM (1912) / president of France
1890 - H.P. Lovecraft, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)
1931 - Don King boxing promoter
1933 - George Mitchell (Sen-ME, Senate Whip 1989-1995)
1938 - Jean-Loup Chrétien, first French space traveller (Soyuz T-6)
1941 - William H. Gray III (Rep-PA, 1978-1991 )
1944 - Rajiv Gandhi PM of India (1984-1989)
1946 - Connie Chung, TV newscaster (NBC, CBS)

- Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
1940 - Leon Trotsky icepicked by Frank Jackson

Reported Missing in Action
Milikin, Richard M., III, USAF (FL); RF4C shot down

Lindbloom, Charles David, USN (GA); KIA, body not recovered

Risner, Richard F., USMC; escaped August, 1968 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1999

Mossman, Harry S., USN (NY); A6A shot down