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Thursday, March 02, 2006

A firefighter with the 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron keeps a watchful eye on a structural fire at Balad Air Base, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006. The fire was set as part of a live-fire training exercise for the fire department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Steve Horton)

Today in History

0871 - Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1121 - Dirk VI becomes count of Holland
1458 - Hussite George van Podiebrad chosen king of Bohemia
1498 - Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
1629 - English King Charles I leases house of commons
1675 - Prince William III installed as Governor of Overijssel
1776 - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
1789 - Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
1799 - Congress standardizes US weights & measures
1807 - Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1819 - Territory of Arkansas organized
1819 - US passes its 1st immigration law
1824 - Interstate commerce comes under federal control
1831 - John Frazee becomes 1st US sculptor to receive a federal commission
1836 - Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
1853 - Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Territory
1855 - Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia
1858 - Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
1861 - Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington, DC; US Congress creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah territories
1863 - Congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific RR
1865 - General Early's army is defeated at Waynesborough
1866 - 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Connecticut
1867 - Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico; Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah MO, 1 dead; US Congress creates the Department of Education, passes the 1st Reconstruction Act
1876 - Rutherford B. Hayes declared President (won electoral vote by 1), despite Samuel J. Tilden (D) winning popular vote
1893 - 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
1896 - Battle of Aduwa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) defeats invading Italians
1899 - President McKinley signs bill creating Mount Rainier National Park (5th in US)
1901 - Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
1904 - "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
1907 - General Louis Botha named premier of Transvaal
1909 - Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy ask Serbia to set no territorial demands
1910 - 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington WA, 118 die
1915 - British Vice Admiral Carden begins bombing of Dardanelles forts; Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
1917 - Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted
1919 - 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
1923 - "Time" magazine debuts
1925 - Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage; Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted; SDAP-Second-Faction (Dutch Socialists) of parliament demands drastic disarmament
1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)
1929 - Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
1930 - 1st US indoor glider flight, St. Louis Terminal Building
1933 - "King Kong" premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy, NYC; Most powerful earthquake in 180 years hits Japan
1934 - Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha
1937 - Mexico nationalizes oil
1938 - Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles CA); Trials of Soviet leaders begins in the Soviet Union
1939 - Eugenio Pacelli chosen as Pope Pius XII; Mass Legislature votea to ratify the Bill of Rights; 147 years late
1940 - Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland
1942 - Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
1943 - 1st transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp; Sea battle in Bismarck Sea finishes, US & Australia win
1944 - Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy
1945 - 8th Air Force bombs Dresden; King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government
1946 - Dutch troops land on East Bali; Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam
1946 - Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of CIA
1949 - 1st automatic street light (New Milford CT); Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round-the-world flight at Fort Worth TX, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hours
1950 - Silly Putty invented
1955 - King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father
1956 - Morocco tears up the Treaty of Féz, declares independence from France
1958 - 1st surface crossing of Antarctic continent is completed in 99 days
1958 - Yemen announces it will join the United Arab Republic
1962 - JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing
1965 - "Sound Of Music" opens
1966 - 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
1968 - USAF displays Lockheed C-5A Galaxy, biggest plane in the world; USSR launches space probe Zond 4; fails to leave Earth orbit
1969 - 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
1970 - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747; Rhodesia becomes independent republic; Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
1972 - Jean-Bédel Bokassa appoints himself President for life of Central African Republic
1972 - Pioneer 10 launched for Jupiter flyby
1973 - "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
1974 - 1st class postage raised from 8¢ to 10¢; Grand jury concludes President Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
1976 - Walt Disney World logs its 50 millionth guest
1977 - Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson; Libya amends constitution
1978 - 1st broadcast of "Dallas" on CBS TV; Soyuz 28 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Czechoslovakian) to Salyut 6
1981 - Aircraft hijacked by 3 Pakistani terrorists
1982 - Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru
1983 - Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced
1984 - Iran offensive against Iraq fails
1985 - US approves screening test for AIDS
1986 - Protesters try to stop Land Rover motor company being sold to US; Dutch Liberal Party merged with SDP
1989 - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000; Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
1991 - UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq
1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender if taped statement is broadcast; it is - he doesn't; William Natcher, (Representative-Democrat-KY), casts his 18,401 & last consecutive vote
1995 - Ferry boat sinks off Sumbe Angola, 42+ killed; Space shuttle STS-67 (Endeavour 8), launches
1997 - Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple; Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)

1316 - Robert II the Steward, King of Scotland (1371-90)
1409 - John II, French duke of Alençon/co-fighter of Jeanne d'arc
1459 - Adrian VI [Adriaan F. Boeyens], Pope (1522-23)
1769 - DeWitt Clinton (Governor/Senator-NY)
1793 - Sam[uel] Houston, 1st president of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44)
1810 - Leo XIII [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th pope (1878-1903)
1824 - Henry Beebee Carrington, Union Brigadier General
1828 - Jefferson Columbus Davis, Union Brevet Major General
1829 - Carl Schurz, Union Major General / journalist / political reformer
1876 - Pius XII [Euhenio MGG Pacelli], 260th Pope (1939-58)
1908 - Jan Brasser Dutch resistance fighter (Witte Ko)/communist
1916 - Anne Vondeling Dutch politician (PvdA)
1917 - Desi Arnaz Santiago Cuba, singer/actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy)
1923 - Robert H.Michel (Representative-IL)
1930 - Jan van Noor,Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1931 - Duane F.Graveline, astronaut; Mikhail S.Gorbachev Privolnoye, Soviet Secretary-General (1985-91); Tom Wolfe Richmond, journalist/author (Right Stuff)
1940 - Frederik van Zyl Slabbert, chairman (South African Progressive Federal Party, 1979-86)
1943 - Rosa DeLauro (Representative-CT)
1946 - Brian J. Donnelly (Representative-MA)

- Lotharius King of France (954-86), dies at 44
1122 - Floris II the fat one, count of Holland
1127 - Charles the Good, Count of Vlanderen, murdered
1333 - Wladyslaw IV the Short One/Great, duke/king of Poland
1383 - Amadeus VI count of Savoy
1840 - Heinrich Olbers, German astronomer (discoverer of comets & asteroids), dies at 81
1855 - Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58
1862 - Frederick West Lander, Union Brigadier-General/poet, dies at 40
1895 - Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
1916 - Elisabeth OL [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
1973 - Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan is assassinated
1979 - Mullah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75; Sir Richard Sykes, British ambassador is assassinated in Holland
1986 - Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
1991 - Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize)
1996 - Jacobo Majluta, President of Dominican Republic (1982), dies at 61

Reported Missing in Action
Lockhart, Hayden J., USAF (OH); F100D shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Worst, Karl Edward, USAF (AR); O1E shot down, KIA, Body not recovered

Martin, Donald E., US Army (IN); escaped April, 1968

Widener, Larry Allen, US Army (OH); KIA, remains recovered March, 1968 - ID'd February, 1974

Bogiages, Christo C., Jr., USAF (FL); F105D shot down

Evans, William A., US Army SF (WI); KIA, Body not recovered (w/May)

May, Michael F., US Army SF (MI); KIA, Body not recovered (w/Evans)

McVey, Lavoy D., USMC (CO); fell from helicopter during attempt to search for Skibbe,presumed Killed

Skibbe, David W., USMC (IL); wounded in field, cable on rescue helicopter hoist snapped during extraction, fell and presumed Killed

Cliff Knizley on the Radio

RadioLive, that is...
Singer/songwriter Cliff Knizley is going to be on RadioLive (for details on the show, click here):

Greetings Pam!

Hope all is well. Here's the link for tomorrow night's(Thursday) show. As it gets closer to show time, they will post a tab that says "listen now" or something along those lines. It should be obvious. The show is at 7 est/ 6 central/ 4pacific. It runs two hours and each performer does two 15 minute sets. I think I'm scheduled to go first in the rotation. Hope you get a chance to listen in yourself.

Thanks and take care!


Cliff's awesome CD, "Boots in Baghdad: a tribute to our troops" is benefitting a number of charities to help our Heroes and their families - make sure to pick up a copy if you haven't already (newest version of FlashPlayer required to view site)
Philippine Sea (Feb. 25, 2006) - The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) underway during preparations for refueling. Sailors and Marines from the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived off the coast of Leyte Feb. 19 to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to victims of the Feb. 17 landslide on the island of Leyte, Republic of the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Brian P. Biller

Related Story:
PACOM Thanks USS Essex, 31ST MEU Marines For a Job Well Done

My Two Cents: My Taliban Neighbor

A little over an hour from my house is Yale University. - it's even closer to where I work. I've been to the campus on several occasions, even taking a field trip to see their Anthropology folks when I was a kid. It was fascinating.

The best and brightest, the most privileged from all over the world - including a number of US Presidents - come to attend Yale.

And then there's this guy:

Currently attending Yale, on funding provided by Liberal friends, is an ex-senior official of the Taliban - (Sayed) Rahmatullah Hashemi.

How the flaming heck does THAT happen?????

Oh, certainly he's qualified. I mean, a 4th grade education and an association with terrorists looks great on an application, doesn't it? Hell, I didn't apply to Yale because I wasn’t sure that just a 1300+ on my SAT's and an A- average would cut it!!!!!!

And why did Yale admit him? Well, they didn't want to lose another star pupil to Harvard, of course. Ohhhhhhh……

OK, let's just get a few things straight:
1. We can afford to lose a member of an ousted, psychotic, terrorist-loving regime, associated directly with Bin Laden and 9/11, to anyone. Harvard…Podunk Community College…ANYONE!

2. The ONLY U.S. educational facility this guy should be attending is Gitmo U.

3. My state's always been a little off the Liberal deep end, but this is ridiculous.

4. Anyone who gives money to this guy - be they liberal or conservative - is out of their mind. And if they're Liberals, it's complete and utter hypocrisy. Aren’t you the folks who are the torchbearers for civil rights? Well, supporting a Taliban, oddly enough, doesn’t exactly mesh with that particular ideology. Sorry, but the survey says…..BUZZZZ.

And I have a few questions:
1. What brain donor allowed this?

2. Why is it that when researching links for this post, the majority of the ones I found (other than blogs) came from OUTSIDE the U.S. media?

3. What the @!#$%!@&^$@?????

According to the NY Times:
His road to America was paved largely by Mike Hoover, an American TV cameraman who had met Hashemi in Afghanistan.

"I thought he could do a lot as a student/teacher," Hoover said.
Ummm....okay....Sure, I suppose he could change the face of the sororities quite a bit, but I'm not exactly sure we want that…I have a hunch that burkhas and beatings would kind of dim the appeal. Birkenstocks, maybe...

Sure, Hashemi's distanced himself from the Taliban in recent times. From Asharq Alawsat, an Arabic newspaper:
In our only meeting in Afghanistan, a few months before the Taliban were ousted from power; I was amazed by his excellent command of the English language and his intelligence. He was opposed to Osama bin Laden and would not recognize his fatwas, considering al Qaeda leader's "an American creation" to whose legend the Taliban had not contributed. "We inherited bin Laden. We had to and still do deal with him, according to the Islamic traditions that the Taliban follow by protecting its guests."

Ah. OK, so Bin Laden is our fault, and he was just an unwanted houseguest. Wow - thank GOODNESS we didn't let this star pupil slip away! Protecting its guests???? How about expelling its radical lunatics??? Give me a flippin' break. The poor Taliban were stuck with Bin Laden? PUH-lease.

More terrorist double-speak. As per usual. Same you-know-what, different mouthpiece.

Another of Hashemi's comments on the situation:
"in some ways I'm the luckiest person in the world," he was quoted as saying in the New York Times magazine.

"I could have ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Instead, I ended up at Yale."


A Taliban at Yale
Ex-Taliban enrolled at Yale
Former Taliban Spokesman Now Studying at Yale
Former Taliban Official Enrolls at Yale

Other Links:
Tammy Bruce: A Taliban Mouthpiece Goes to Yale
>bt: From Taliban to Yale
Taliban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Former Taliban spokesman now a Yale student - Yahoo! News
Terrorist Taliban Spokesman Going to Yale (The Conservative Voice)
Former Taliban Spokesman Now Yale U. Student (Newsmax)
Taliban Ambassador Now Yale Student " Outside The Beltway OTB
Chapomatic " Talibani At Yale, SOP
Strange Women Lying in Ponds: Former Taliban Spokesman Goes to Yale

UPDATE 3/3: In a further bit of hair-pulling related news....According to these folks, Yale actually recruited Hashemi, and though the Taliban can freely attend Yale, ROTC members need to do their training 70 miles away, at UCONN (my alma mater). Yale won't allow them on campus.

Oh, by the way, Hashemi has a 3.3 grade average - no doubt helped along by the fact that one of his first classes was on - wait for it - terrorism.

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AFGHANISTAN VISIT — President Bush meets a group of U.S. and coalition troops during a visit to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 1, 2006, where the president thanked the troops for their service in defense of freedom. White House photo by Eric Draper Hi-Res - Story - More Photos

In Today's News - Thursday, March 2, 2006

Quote of the Day
"I ask you to look into your hearts
and recognize that there is no room
for neutrality on the issue of terrorism.
You're either with civilization or with terrorists."

- Rudolph Giuliani, then Mayor of New York
in an address to the United Nations, October 1, 2001

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Saddam: I Ordered Trial of Executed Shiites
Militias, armed gangs rule streets of Iraq
Sectarian violence continues in Iraq - Play Video
Turkey says US troops must stay in Iraq, fears vacuum
Iraqi PM Cancels Meeting With Top Leaders
Baghdad: neighbors no more
Threats send Iraq's elite packing
Iraqis to seek new prime minister

Operation Enduring Freedom
Terrorists will lose, Bush tells Afghans

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Terror in Karachi - Two bombings hit Pakistan's biggest city
45 Militants Killed in Pakistan
Bill Curbs Patriot Act Powers
American among 5 killed in Pakistan blast
Saudi Qaeda ideologue sets rules for oil war: Web
Defunct Saudi charity files NSA spying suit: WPost
Gunmen Shut Down Kenyan Paper, TV Station
Islamic Jihad commander killed
Nigerian militants release 6 oil workers, including ailing Texan
Terror link seen in Jordan prison riots

Dubai Port Proposal
US investigating 2nd Dubai-owned company: WPost
Dubai firm confident US will OK Doncasters deal

Hamas Rising
Abbas: Al Qaeda Has Set Up Shop in West Bank, Gaza Strip (I'm stunned. Terrorists setting up shop near other terrorists? What a surprise)
Hamas heads to Moscow in bid for legitimacy
Hamas might rethink attitude toward Israel (Suuuuuuure....)

Worldwide Wackos
Russia-Iran Nuke Talks End
Iran, EU3 plan last-minute talks on nuclear crisis
Iran reasserts right to nuclear program

Bush, Chertoff Were Warned About Katrina
Katrina Transcripts: Aug. 28 - Aug. 29
Video: Warnings Given - 'Fully Prepared'
N.Orleans mayor "shocked" by pre-Katrina Bush video (Yeah...I wonder if he's 'shocked' at what the Commission had to say about him and the Governor)
Let's Make a Deal - U.S., India make nuclear pact
Nuclear Deal With India a Victory for Bush
Bush Vows to Nab Bin Laden- Video: Afghanistan Visit- Thousands Protest in India
A balancing act for Bush
Bush quizzed about bin Laden
Senate squashes Feingold's filibuster of new Patriot Act

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Examines Texas Redistricting Map

U.N. News
U.N. Launches Anti-Semitism Investigation
Former U.N. Official Deplores Iraq Abuses
UN force aiding Congo in pitched battle to halt rampage by militiamen

Problems with his pasport...
Toys for boys...
Sydney battles invasion of the tree-snatchers
Gum chewer sticks it to valuable painting
Sheboygan brat competition ripped as 'gross'
Man who bit off cheek gets 15 years
Family: Keep violent words in context
Adult entertainment mogul runs for suburban school board
Snow angel accuser to testify against trooper
Man who bit off cheek gets 15 years
Principal quits from Brazil

Other News of Note
Kosovo Prime Minister Bajram Kosumi Quits
Ex-Rebel Commander Asked to Be Kosovo PM
Koreas Open High-Level Military Talks
Italian Panel: Soviets Behind Pope Attack (Hmmm...)
W. Va. miner hasn't been told he's sole survivor
Gov backs Nation of Islam member of panel
Spies rampant in Europe, group says

Fox News
Okla. Fires Destroy 30 Homes; Arson Suspect Held
3 Charged in U.K. Bank Heist
Texan Hostage Released
NYC Woman's Murder Probed
Judge: Alleged Rape Victim Won't Have to Watch Video- Video: Judge Changes Course
Stocks to Watch: Costco

Reuters: Top News
US, EU square up to China over car parts
Japanese researchers find new way to make Tamiflu
Napster rues Microsoft, player glitches
Microsoft says better than Google soon
India's "supercops" in firing line over mob links
Acupuncture shown to relieve migraines: study
Bristol-Myers drug raises diabetes risk: study
Stocks rise, shrug off weak GM sales
Swiss Re net falls more than expected on US storms
Standard Chartered profit jumps, sees more deals
Dassault Systemes to buy U.S. firm MatrixOne
Trinity Mirror yr profit up 6 pct, ads still slow
LoopNet files for $86 million IPO
Northstar Neuroscience files $85 mln IPO
NicOx soars on $385 mln eye drug deal with Pfizer
Standard Chartered profit jumps, sees more deals
Sibir says talks to Gazprom on disputes, shares up
Britvic dives as warns of "severe" soft drinks mkt
Telecinco proposes higher dividend, shares up
CBS vs. Howard Stern
On the radar: Nike turbulent exec suite
Reuters Tech & Media Summit

AP World News
Vietnam Commutes Aussie's Death Sentence
McCartneys Join Effort to End Seal Hunt
Three Charged in Record British Theft
Survivor Found in Bangladesh Building
Philippines Keeping State of Emergency

The Seattle Times
U.S. will need more Mexican workers, Fox says
Study: Hispanics' health declines as they stay in U.S.
He's bankrolling Florida town where Catholicism would rule
New studies say MS drug should go back on market
What was Shakespeare's true face?
Mexico City officials say U.S.-owned hotel open
5 firefighters hurt as grass fires rage

Chicago Sun-Times
Curb on honorary street names urged
Report: Runway slicker than pilots told
Antidepressant blamed in Dolton girl's death
Exelon gets second notice of nuke violations
Shoe shiner raises $100,000 for kids' medical care
Rat-infested food warehouse lands firm's president in prison

Boston Globe: World
Mexican prosecutor faults probe of atrocities
Avian flu strikes hard in southern Russia
Many opt out of South Africa elections
Argentina reaping the fruit of the vine
Afghan Opium Stymies U.S. Efforts
82nd Airborne Rarely Drops In Launches ''DoD Buzz''
Army Reserve May Take Over Civil Affairs

Department of Defense
Bush: Troops Serve Freedom’s Frontier - Story - Remarks - Photos
President Visits Kabul - Photos - Remarks
England, Giambastiani Defend Budget Request - Story
Reserve Forces Better Trained, More Ready - Story
Officials Not Panicked Over Recent Iraq Strife - Story

U.S. Sailors Assist Stranded Iranian Mariners - Story
New Zealanders Deliver Roof Beams to Camp - Story
Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Conduct Health Outreach - Story
Special Ops School Moves from Jordan to Iraq - Story

Ramstein Airmen Train Iraqis to Fly, Fix C-130s
Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round - Photos
Iraq's Diyala Province Schools Get a Makeover

Bagram Airfield Celebrates Black History Month
New Graduates Ready to Join Afghan Workforce
Team Brings Medical Care to Afghan Village

Wounded by IED, Airman Hopes to Continue to Serve - Story

Va. Group Focuses on Military Kids - Story

Soldier Dies in Non-combat Incident
Terrorists Kill 17 Iraqis
Cheney: Strategy Working
2 U.S. Soldiers Killed
Terrorists Misjudge Iraqi Spirit
Bush: U.S. Must Pursue Democracy
ISF United Despite Violence
Iraqis Can Draw Hope From Tragedy
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
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. Troop Killed; 7 Enemy Captured
Army Chief to Attend Symposium
Tripartite Commission Meets
Afghan Troop Wounded in Attack
Afghanistan Update

U.S., Italy Partners, Bush Says
HMS Bulwark Assumes Duties in Gulf
Terrorism Remains Biggest Threat
Dutch Ship Reaches Mid-deployment
National Intel Chief Outlines Threats
Gitmo Transcripts to Be Released
DoD to Join Ports Re-review
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: War on Terror
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Topic: U.S.-India, Pakistan Relations
DoD Prepares for Possible Pandemic
Pentagon to Appeal NSPS Ruling
Rumsfeld: Troops Are Role Models
Russia Lauds U.S. Officers for Help
Judge Blocks Personnel System
USS Emory S. Land Sailors Deploy
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Army Casualties - Story

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