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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving Dinner in Afghanistan

THANKSGIVING IN IRAQ — Servicemembers of all branches and commands sing a hymn in unison during a special service held at the Mainside chapel at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2005. Other events throughout the day included a 10 kilometer run, and a traditional Thanksgiving feast. U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier

Command Sgt. Maj. Luniasolua Savusa, Combined Joint Task Force-76, takes a turn juicing the holiday pig at Fire Base Lwara, Afghanistan, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tara Teel

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jason Kayima, Combined Joint Task Force-76 commander, serves soldiers at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Afghanistan, Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 24, 2005. The spread included turkey, pork, mashed potatoes, candied yams, pumpkin pie and more. U.S. Army photo by Air Force Senior Airman Vanessa Walsh

U.S. Army soldiers, assigned to the 173d Airborne Brigade, enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Forward Operating Base Shkin, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2005, with the Command Sgt. Maj. Lunisolua Savusa, Combined Joint Task Force-76. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tara Teel

U.S. Army Spc. Jennifer Martin (left), from the 18th Engineer Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany; and U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Anderson, from the Headquarters Support Company, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adrian Schulte
THANKSGIVING IN IRAQ — Servicemembers of all branches and commands sing a hymn in unison during a special service held at the Mainside chapel at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, Nov. 24, 2005. Other events throughout the day included a 10 kilometer run, and a traditional Thanksgiving feast. U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Joel Abshier

In Today's News - Saturday, November 26, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Honor and shame from no condition rise; act well your part, there all the honor lies."
-- Alexander Pope, English poet

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Bombings

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomb Kills Swedish Soldier in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Ohio Imam Arrested, To Be Deported for Terrorist Ties

Troops on Trial
U.S. Soldiers Face Disciplinary Action Over Body Burnings

Moonbat Watch
Students: Teacher Gave Anti-Bush Vocab Quiz

Good news for inmates who aren't already tattooed
Car stolen? Who you gonna call?

Other News of Note
Annapolis Ablaze

Fox News
Earthquake Rocks China
Jailed Leader Wins in Palestinian Primary- Video: Roadmap to Peace
Busy 'Black Friday' Lifts Retailers' Spirits
Judge to Rule on Same-Sex Partners Testimony
Investigator Doubts Large CIA Prisons Existed in Europe
Decisions Show Alito's Nods to Religious Interests
Indonesia to Make Tamiflu
Prisoners on the Run - Jailbreak in Yakima, Wash.

Reuters: Top News
Palestinians assert control of frontier
Iraq Sunnis look to December vote
N.Korea says CNN execution image fabricated
Iran offered N. Korea oil for weapons help - magazine
Boston "holiday tree" stirs controversy
Reopened zoo brings New Orleans a hint of normality
Quake in east China kills 14
Abramoff probe broader than thought: paper
Japan probe lands on asteroid
Toxic water crisis easing for China's Harbin city
Mediterranean diet good for the heart
Herbal extract may treat prostate cancer
Islands battle rising seas for survival

AP World News
Palestinians Begin New Era at Gaza Border
Canada to Give $4.3B to Indigenous Groups
India Balloonist Sets Highest Flight Mark
Police Break Up Protest in Azerbaijan
140 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Detained
U.S. Troops Find Abused Cheetah Cubs
Gabon President Set to Win, Again
Despite Fraud, No Revolt in Azerbaijan
Egyptian Police Arrest 50 Protesters
Jailed Palestinian Leader Wins Primaries
Sunni Leader Calls for Unity After Bombing
Political Crisis Intensifies in Uganda
Gunmaker Arms the Military
Merchant Marines Fight for Benefits
Some Oppose Sexual Assault Database
Soldiers Exchange Vows via Teleconference

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Accident, Bomb, Gunfire Claim Lives -- Story
U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Find 'Gun Show' -- Story

Cooks Serve Thanksgiving Meals in Iraq -- Story
Balad Airmen Have Sweeping Task -- Story

Sailors, Iraqi Marines Secure Oil Terminals
Iraqi Crews Receive Electrical Safety Training
New Soldiers in Town Provide Security
U.S. Army Medics Hold Clinic for Iraqis

Sky Soldiers Teach Marksmanship Skills
Reconstruction Team Opens in Panjshir

Enlisted Marine Writes Novel -- Story

Iraq Transition of Power

Debate Normal in Democracy
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (pdf)
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (pdf)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

U.S. Soldier, Interpreter Killed
Afghanistan Daily Update

Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

U.S., Honduran Leader Build Ties
Innovation Cuts 'Crust and Rust'
Demographics Represent America
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


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1703 - Bristol, England is damaged by a hurricane; the Royal Navy loses 15 warships.
1716 - Boston is the site of the first American exhibition of a lion.
1778 - Captain Cook discovers Maui (Sandwich Islands).
1789 - First national thanksgiving.
1832 - In NYC, the first streetcar railway in America starts operating.
1885 - 1st meteor photograph
1924 - Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1940 - Nazis force 500,000 Warsaw Jews to live in a walled ghetto.
1941 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
1949 - India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic.
1950 - China enters the Korean conflict, sending troops across the Yalu River.
1965 - France launches its first satellite, the 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix).
1973 - Nixon's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of an 18-minute gap in a key Watergate tape.
1974 - Approximately 140 die when a suspension bridge collapses in Nepal.
1975 - A Federal jury finds Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme guilty of attempted assassination.
1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected PM of Japan, succeeding Zenko Suzuki.
1983 - Heathrow Airport is robbed of 6,800 gold bars, worth $38.7 million.
1985 - The 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B, Atlantis 2) is launched.
1988 - Alexander Volkov, Sergei Krikalev and Jean-Loup Chretien launch; Pioneer-6 makes its closest approach to Earth since its 1965 launch (1.87 M km).
1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait.
1991 - Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students.

1607 - John Harvard England, clergyman/scholar, major benefactor & namesake to Harvard University
1792 - Sarah Moore Grimk‚ American antislavery / women's rights advocate
1832 - Mary Edwards Walker, doctor / women's rights leader
1876 - Willis Haviland Carrier, developer of air-conditioning equipment
1894 - Norbert Wiener, mathematician / discoverer of cybernetics
1912 - Eric Sevareid, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1922 - Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist (Peanuts)
1937 - Boris Yegorov, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1938 - Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock), singer (Proud Mary)
1981 - Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient

1883 - Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, women's rights advocate
1939 - James Naismith, Basketball inventor
1970 - B.O. Davis, Sr., first Black general

Reported Missing in Action
Brennan, Herbert O., USAF (NE); F4C shot down (bombardier / navigator, w/Condit)

Condit, Douglas C., USAF (OR); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Brennan), remains ID'd January, 1993

Hartness, Gregg, USAF (TX); O2A shot down (pilot)

Beutel, Robert D., USAF (IL); F4D shot down (backseater to Steadman)

Steadman, James E., USAF (CO); F4D shot down (pilot, w/Beutel)