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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Today in History

1461 - Edward IV secures his claim to the English thrown, defeating Henry VI at the battle of Towdon.
1638 - A permanent European colony is established in what is now Delaware.
1644 - At the Battle of Alresford, Parlimentatians secure a victory during the English Civil War.
1847 - U.S. troops under General Winfield Scott seize the Mexican stronghold at Vera Cruz.
1867 - The United States purchases Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
1879 - British troops of the 90th Light Infantry Regiment repulse 20,000 Zulu tribesmen in northwest Zululand in the Battle of Kambula.
1884 - At the Battle of El Teb, the British defeat Osman Digna's Mahdists in a non-stop five hour battle.
1913 - The German government announces it is increasing taxes in order to finance the new military budget.
1916 - The Italians scrap the fifth attack on Isonzo.
1936 - Italy firebombs Harar, in Ethiopia.
1941 - The British sink five Italian warships in the Mediterranean.
1951 - The Chinese reject Gen. Douglas MacArthur's offer for a truce in Korea.
1952 - President Harry Truman removes himself from the presidential race.
1961 - The 23rd amendment, which allows Washington, D.C. residents to vote for president, is ratified.
1962 - Cuba opens the trial of the Bay of Pigs invaders.
1966 - Leonid Brezhenev becomes First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party, denouncing what he calls the US policy of agression in Vietnam.
1967 - France launches its first nuclear submarine.
1971 - Lt. William L. Calley Jr. is found guilty for his actions in the My Lai massacre.
1973 - The last U.S. troops withdraw from South Vietnam.
1975 - Egyptian president Anwar Sadat declares that the Suez Canal will reopen on June 5, 1975.
1976 - Eight Ohio National Guardsmen are indicted for shooting four Kent State students during an anti-war protest on May 4, 1970.

1790 - John Tyler, 10th President of the United States.
1875 - Lou Henry Hoover, first lady to President Herbert Hoover.
1916 - Eugene McCarthy, U.S. Senator / presidential candidate.

1058 - Stephen IX [Frederik van Lotharingen], 1st Belgian Pope (1057-58)
1745 - Robert Walpole, 1st British premier (1722-42), dies at 68
1792 - King Gustav III, King of Sweden (1771-92), dies of wounds
1839 - Bernardus JC Dibbets, Dutch baron/General-Major (Maastricht), dies at 56
1847 - Auguste De Polignac, premier France, dies at 66
1912 - Robert F. Scott, British pole explorer (Antarctica)
1959 - Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st President
1981 - Eric Williams, Prime Minister (Trinidad & Tobago), dies at 79
1982 - Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
1991 - Lee Atwater, political strategist (R), dies of brain tumor at 40
1994 - William Natcher (Representative-KY), dies at 84
1995 - James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot, dies at 74

Reported Missing in Action
Hume, Kenneth E., USN (OH); F8D crashed at sea - Killed, body not recovered

Hess, Frederick W., USAF (MO); F4D shot down

The following USAF personnel reported MIA when their AC130A was shot down:
Brauner, Henry P. (NJ); navigator

Caniford, James K. (MD); crew

Castillo, Richard (TX); crew - remains returned November, 1986

Halpin, Richard C. (CA); crew - remains returned March, 1986

Miller, Curtis D. (TX); crew

Paulson, Merlyn L. (ND); crew - remains returned March, 1986

Pearce, Edwin J. (PA); crew - remains returned March, 1986 - family rejects ID

Ramsower, Irving B. II (TX); pilot - remains returned March, 1986

Simmons, Robert E. (NY); crew - remains returned March, 1986 - family rejects ID

Smith, Edward D., Jr. (NY); crew - remains returned March, 1986

Stephenson, Howard D. (MA); crew

Todd, William A. (NY); crew - remains returned March, 1986 - ID'd September, 1986

Wanzel, Charles J. III (NY); pilot - remains returned March, 1986 - ID'd July, 1986

Young, Barclay B. (FL); crew

Gregory, Marie; left Saigon with fake passport Autust, 1975

Gregory, Philippe; left Saigon with fake passport August, 1975

Gouglemann, Tucker, Civilian - CIA; remains returned by SRV September, 1977
KUNAR PROVINCE — Goats keep pace with humvees from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, as U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Smith, a machine gunner with the battalion’s Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, keeps a watchful eye for insurgents as the Marines enter the hamlet of Rechah Lam in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan, March 11, 2006. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Joe Lindsay

In Today's News - Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Quote of the Day
"Character is what you are. Reputation is what others think you are. The reason that some fail to climb the ladder of success, or of leadership if you want to call it that, is that there is a difference between reputation and character. The two do not always coincide. A man may be considered to have sterling character. Opportunity might come to that man; but if he has the reputation for something he is not, he may fail that opportunity. I think character is the foundation of successful leadership."
--Major General Lucien Truscott

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Eight Dead in Iraq
Electronic traders targeted
Iraq Prison Photos to Be Released
U.S. displays photos of arms captured in Baghdad raid
Violence in Iraq displaces thousands, agency reports

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan: Christian Convert Must Stay Here
Italy offers Afghan convert asylum
UN may be protecting Afghan freed in conversion case
Attack on Afghan Base Kills Two Soldiers, 12 Militants

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Closing Arguments Set to Start in Moussaoui Trial
Al Qaeda detainees contradict Moussaoui testimony
Moussaoui Sought to Be Prosecution Witness
Padilla Judge Limits Terror Info
In Iran, even tame blogs not safe U.S. takes Gerry Adams off terror watch list

Other Military News
Former SECDEF Dies
Coast Guard Accused of Discrimination
David Bleak Dies; Earned Medal of Honor

Hamas Rising
Palestinians see little change after vote
Despite split, Palestinian lawmakers back Hamas-led Cabinet

Worldwide Wackos
UN Council powers said close to deal on Iran

Plans for US-Mexico border fence draw fire
Divisive debate seen for immigration bill
Who are illegal immigrants? Most are young, bring families
Immigration debate delayed
Senate proposal gains backing across Mexico
Latino media give marching orders
Survey: Illegal immigrants lack diplomas but not jobs

Dems Promise to 'Eliminate' Bin Laden, 'Redeploy' Troops
Bolten to Replace Card As Chief of Staff
U.S. envoy a "crook," London mayor says

Supreme Court
Supreme Court Questions Military Trials
High Court Mulls War Powers
High Court Weighs in on EBay Patent Fight

Next, he should try finding the Great Wall
Church ousts dominatrix from vicarage
Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town
Matchmaker sued for not finding date for married man
0.12-ounce fish catch wins $900 prize
This frog takes flirting to a higher level
Art of Britney gives birth to controversy
Surgeons remove 2 dead fetuses from inside baby
Elders: Divorce while asleep is still valid

Other News of Note
Eclipse Sweeps Across Globe - Photo Essay - Video: Learning From an Eclipse
Watch the eclipse over Libya
Rape Allegations Rock Duke Lacrosse
DNA samples taken from team
After Election Win, Olmert Must Form New Coalition
Sago Mine Survivor Expected to Go Home on Thursday

Fox News
Bush Heads to Cancun
Kindergartener Expelled For Bringing Gun to School
Nigeria Captures Exiled Liberia Prez Taylor
Stocks to Watch: Accenture

Reuters: Top News
Revenge for Sharon as Likud crashes
French unions press advantage in youth job battle - Video
US urges China to head off rising trade anger
SARS prepares Toronto for bird flu
EU pressures Microsoft over new Vista system
SARS prepares Toronto for bird flu
Stem cells from brains help rats walk, study says
EU pressures Microsoft over new Vista system
The Beatles and Apple face off in court
Lear to suspend dividend, restructures Europe unit
BANKING: AIG sees cuts in coverage in catastrophe
Ericsson upbeat on services, Vodafone deal talks
Yahoo Japan to take stake in online bank-sources
Tim Hortons says IPO underwriters sell more shares
Alloy acquires Sconex
Lear and Nanogen jump on Inet
3M shares rise after upgrade
Idenix Pharmaceuticals shares jump
Stocks poised for rebound
Retailer H&M shares down on weak spring sales
Stars aligned for miners
Penoles ups silver price outlook
Brazil's CVRD eyes expansion

AP World News
Prosecution Rests in Enron Trial
Singer Tom Jones Is Knighted
Duke Tops UConn to Hit Women's Final Four
GM Warns It May Not Be Able to Sell Stake

The Seattle Times
Economic recovery from Katrina a slow, unsteady comeback
GAO: New Orleans' health system lags
Forest Service looking for new revenue
Senate rebuffs plan for independent ethics investigator
10 issues attempt to gauge Americans' view of morality
In this classroom, kids who can't sit still don't have to
Purse, $1 million in jewelry returned
Chinese angered by Italian premier's allegation that country boiled babies
China bans sales of human organs
Bush may rebuff Nigerian president
FDA still testing soda for benzene
Finance minister resigns in scandal

Chicago Sun-Times
State auditor calls for probe of IDOT spending
Watch your mouth! Profanity getting worse
Meeks seeking GOP support in bid for gov
1st spina bifida residence breaks ground
Traditional police lineup works better: study
Third close call at O'Hare probed
Lawmakers target careless smoking
Report: Economy not closing black-white gap
Michael Schiavo: I had decided to give up fight

Boston Globe: World
A voice for the poor grows stronger in Mexico election
In Israel, mood shifts from settlement issue
New Airlifter Could Become C-130 Surrogate
Report Adds to Criticism of Halliburton's Iraq Role
Robert W. Miller, 84, Who Studied A Bomb Effect, Dies
After Hard Lessons, a New Game Plan for Hurricane Seasons
Son's Death in Iraq Prompts Bid for Congress
Bush Opposes Iraq's Premier, Shiites Report

CENTCOM: News Releases





Department of Defense
'Every Element' Needed to Fight Terror - Story - Remarks
Iraqi Forces Secure Safety of 1 Million Pilgrims - Story
Court Hears Gitmo Commissions Arguments - Story
U.S. Must Improve to Win War of Ideology - Story - Transcript
Rumsfeld: Resolve Needed in Terror War
Former Defense Secretary Weinberger Dies - Story

Marines Stymie Taliban, Earn Villagers' Trust - Story - Photos
Marines Not Deterred by IEDs in Iraqi Province - Story
Iraqi Army’s 1st Brigade Arrives in Ramadi - Story

Iraqi Army, Coalition Medics Screen Citizens
Navy Reservist Proud to Have Served in Iraq

Citizen Tip Leads to IED in Afghan Mosque

Marine Band Conductor Breaks Barriers - Story

Campaign to Benefit Troops - Story
Gratitude Motivates Troop Support - Story

Two U.S. Soldiers Killed
Suspects Nabbed, Hostages Rescued
More Operation Details Released
Isolated Facts Distort Achievements
Iraqi Unit Completes Mission
Rebuilding, Economy Progress
Iraqis Want Unity, Security
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq (PDF)
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Iraq Reconstruction

Task Force Welcomes Aviators
General Notes Progress
Troops Detain Suspects
Afghanistan Update

Cooperation Essential to Mission
Nations United on Iran Policy
Terror: U.S. Must Go 'All the Way'
Bush: Sept. 11 Lessons Still Relevant
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

VA Fulfills Commitment
Lessons Learned Part of Exercise
Sailors Complete VBSS Training
USS Bonhomme Richard Crew Trains
Ships Collide in North Arabian Gulf
Pace Wraps Up Visit - Special Report
Pace Addresses Iraq Concerns
National Guard, Reserve Update

Defense Officials Identify Casualty - Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah
An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar