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Monday, November 28, 2005

At Work In...

The U.S. Army...
by Staff Sgt. James Harper Jr
November 28, 2005
Spc. Kyle Shelton, from 23rd Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, searches for insurgents in Mosul, Iraq.

The U.S. Navy...
Hong Kong (Nov. 24, 2005) – The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters Victoria Harbor for a port visit to Hong Kong after completing Annual Exercise 2005. While in port Sailors will have a chance to sightsee, shop, enjoy recreational activities and participate in friendship-building and goodwill-generating activities such as community service projects with their hosts. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Airman Jarod Hodge

The U.S. Air Force...
TIKRIT, Iraq -- Senior Airman James Correll stands atop a 5-ton truck as he prepares to set out on a convoy from forward operating base Speicher. Airmen with the 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here provide armed escort of combat logistics patrols to ensure passengers and cargo safely reach their destinations throughout Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Robert Couse-Baker)

The U.S. Marine Corps...
Commander Joseph Jerauld, commanding officer of Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 15, taxis an F/A-18 Hornet onto the flight line, Nov. 24, in Al Asad, Iraq. Marines from 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing recently lent support to a detachment from VFA-15. The detachment came ashore to continue operations during the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s port call in Dubai. Photo submitted 11/28/2005 Taken by Cpl. Micah Snead

The U.S. Coast Guard...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2005) Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Jay Bealer (right), commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Maria Bray, shows Maj. Gen. Adnan Manhal (middle), the deputy assistant of the Supporting Affairs Agency and the Ministry of Interior for Iraq, how to operate some of the ships systems Nov. 22, 2005. The Iraqi officials were visiting Sector Jacksonville to learn how the Coast Guard performs some of its homeland security missions as the premier maritime law enforcement agency in the United States. Today is the first time Iraqi officials visited a Coast Guard unit in the United States. Coast Guard photograph by PA2 Bobby Nash

Today in History

1520 - Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean.
1795 - The U.S. pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis.
1853 - Olympia is established as the capital of Washington Territory.
1861 - The Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA.
1871 - The Ku Klux Klan trials begin in a South Carolina Federal District Court.
1895 - America's first auto race starts; 6 cars start out on the 55-mile course; the winner averages 7 MPH.
1908 - 154 men die in a coal mine explosion in Marianna, PA.
1919 - The American-born Lady Astor is elected as the first female member of the British Parliament.
1922 - In NYC, Captain Cyril Turner of the RAF gives the first skywriting exhibition; he spells out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200" - 47,000 do.
1929 - Admiral Richard E. Byrd first flies to the South Pole.
1942 - In Boston, MA, nearly 500 die in a fire that destroys the Coconut Grove nightclub.
1943 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet at Tehran to map out their strategy.
1958 - Chad, the Congo, and Mauritania become autonomous within the French Community.
1964 - Mariner-4 is launched; it will be the first probe to fly by Mars.
1966 - A coup in Burundi overthrows the monarchy; a republic is declared.
1979 - An Air New Zealand DC-10 crashes in Antarctica killing 257
1983 - The 9th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 6-is launched
1986 - The Reagan administration exceeds the SALT-II arms limitations for the first time.
1987 - A South African Airways Boeing 747 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing 159.

- John Bunyan, English cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
1785 - Achille-Charles duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)
1810 - William Froude, English engineer, naval architect
1820 - Friedrich Engels, German social philosopher; Marx's collaborator
1936 - Gary Hart (Sen-CO)

- Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect
1939 - James A. Naismith, creator of basketball
1971 - Wasfi Tal, Jordan's PM, assassinated
1987 - Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor (isolated growth hormones)

Reported Missing in Action
Reynolds, Jon A., USAF (DE); released by DRV February, 1973 – retired as a Brigadier General - alive and well as of 1998

Rutledge, Howard E., USN (CA); F8E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 – deceased in 1984

Hoeffs, John H., US Army (CA); Killed while swimming when a wave swept him out to sea, body not recovered

Smith, Ronald E., US Army SF (IN); KIA, body not recovered

Earnest, Charles M., USN (AL); A6A shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered

Harvey, Jack R., USAF (ME); F4D shot down (w/Jones)

Jones, Bobby M., USAF (GA); F4D shot down (w/Harvey)
War protesters pack up, leave
11/27/05 06:11 PM, EST
Dozens of war protesters packed up their tents and left their campsite in a field near President Bush's ranch Sunday, vowing to return during Easter for a third vigil if U.S. troops are still in Iraq.
DRY RUN — U.S. Army Cpl. Joe Kavanaugh (top) monitors the movement of the Iraqi army soldiers as they clear a room during a dry run of close quarters battle at a weapons class on Forward Operations Base McHenry, Iraq, Nov. 23, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

In Today's News - Monday, November 28, 2005

Quote of the Day
"I have seen the face of terror, I have felt the stinging cold of fear. I have lived the times most would say are best forgotten. But at least I can say I am proud of what I was -- a Soldier."
-- Author unknown.

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Saddam trial adjourned until December 5
Saddam Returns to the Courtroom
Ex-dictator, 7 others stand trial
Iraqi Cops Nab Eight in Saddam Judge Plot
Warner Suggests Iraq Fireside Chats
Four Aid Workers Kidnapped
American Citizen Reported Missing in Iraq
Transcript: Sens. Lugar, Levin on 'FOX News Sunday'
Video: Allawi Says Abuses Worsening

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Yemen Executes Suspected al-Qaida Ally
Terror Suspects Threaten Jordan at Trial

Fox News
Md. Police Issue Amber Alert After Kidnap of Mother, Son
Weather Slows Those Headed Home From Thanksgiving
California Bus Crash Kills Two- Video: Deadly Crash
Two Wash. Inmates at Large
Stocks to Watch: Hillenbrand
Second Time Reporter to Testify in CIA Leak Case
Powerful Quake Rattles Iran
Gandhi Conspirator Dies
Bush to Talk Border Security- Video: Arizona Briefing
Student Newspapers Seized in Birth Control, Tattoo Flap

Reuters: Top News
Fatah gunmen shut down some poll stations in Gaza
American analyst deemed security threat to Indonesia
Bangladesh steps up diplomatic security after threat
U.N. talks seek to ease global warming dispute
Iraq Qaeda slams Zarqawi family for disowning him
One dead in Arkansas after tornadoes, rough storms
Syrian witness says Hariri's son forced him to lie
U.N. talks seek to ease global warming dispute
S.African clinic hailed in AIDS battle
Glaxo hopes to adapt measles shot to fight HIV

AP World News
Blast in China Coal Mine Leaves 68 Dead
65 Trapped on Canada Ski Gondola Rescued
Iran Leader's Radicalism Angering Allies
Strong Quake Rocks Southern Iran; 10 Die
Swiss OK Curb on Genetically Altered Crops
Clinton Offers Foundation's Help in Ukraine
Africans to Decide Ex-Chad Dictator's Fate
Liechtenstein Rejects Anti-Abortion Measure
Colombia's Uribe Says He'll Run Again
Honduran Voters Split on Presidential Picks
Severe Winter Weather Sweeps Across Europe
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Wins Seats
Chinese Trying to Recover From Quake
Young Activists May Help Fatah Party
Conspirator in Gandhi's Assassination Dies

The Seattle Times
House bill raises welfare work requirement
Businesses hoping woodpecker helps tourism take wing
Tracking down Afghan insurgents like "a chess game" for U.S. troops
Developing countries to seek pay for preservation of forests
Chinese city restores running water after shutdown caused by toxic spill
In Egypt, democracy is suddenly real, vital — and violent
Psychotherapy, discredited under communism, becoming popular in Russia
Woman, 76, fatally mauled by dog pack
Suspect recaptured in murder of DEA agent

Chicago Sun-Times
Hospital errors going public
Anti-war Democrat takes on Hillary .
Hitler portrait finds home in WWII museum
Lofty goal: China on moon in 15 years

Boston Globe: World
Iraq death squad allegations disputed
Preparing for worst, Vietnam stages a bird flu drill
Possible link to Iraq seen in Taliban attacks
White House Has Withdrawal Plan
Veterans' Groups say Programs Need Cash
Can Fallujah be Rebuilt?
How Troops see Iraq
Two Congressmen Hurt in Iraq Vehicle Flip
Saddam Trial Resumes in Baghdad
Indian Air Force, in War Games, Gives U.S. a Run
Legislator Opposes Buying Homes to Satisfy BRAC
U.S. Auditors Homed in on Hillah Contracts
Iran Seeks Nuclear Fuel Guarantee
Use of Chemical in Iraq Ignites Debate

CENTCOM: News Release

Department of Defense
Leaders Inform Soldiers of Changes -- Story

Iraq Transition of Power

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

Afghanistan Daily Update

Marine Dies, Operation Continues
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

National Guard, Reserve Update

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Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

"Today in History" post coming later