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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Weapons Found in Baghdad Home

Iraqi army soldiers provide security as fellow soldiers search for contraband in a home near Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division search a school for weapons in Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Dan Futrel, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, speaks with local Iraqi men during a patrol in Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

Ammunition and weapons found during the search of a home by Iraqi army soldiers in Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, are displayed on the sidewalk, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

An Iraqi woman talks to Iraqi army soldiers about the weapons found in her home in Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tito Mann, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, lines up men held for questioning after weapons and ammunition were found in their home in Dinah, Baghdad, Iraq, Sept. 1, 2006. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Holley Baker

by J. D. Leipold
September 8, 2006
Old Glory is retired from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History by the Army Old Guard Aug. 7, 2006. It will never be flown again. On Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks, this flag was draped over the side of the Pentagon, where it remained for a month before it went to the museum. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army

In Today's News - Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quote of the Day
"It is great to be home and my future plans
are to enjoy life to the utmost with my family.
I am proud of my service to my country
and my only regret is that I was unable to better serve
my country, my Commander-in-Chief and the American people. "

-- Former Vietnam POW Wendell B. Rivers,
Captain, USN (Ret.), after his release

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq Shiite pilgrims celebrate festival

Operation Enduring Freedom
NATO chiefs agree need for Afghan reinforcements - Video
Dreams of new life unravel for Afghan homecomers
Ex-Taliban chief details Massood killing
Thirty Taliban Killed in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Pilgrims or tourists, millions come to Ground Zero
New Yorkers prepare for 9-11 anniversary
9/11 babies asking about missing dads
Experts: 9/11 won't be the last attack
Public honors 9/11 fallen at Pentagon
Bush Plans Prime Time 9/11 Address
Video: FBI Probes Friends of Sept. 11 Attacks Hijackers
Bush pushes bill to try terror detainees
Bill would ease CIA interrogation limits
Merkel criticizes U.S. over CIA prisons
Bush: CIA terrorism detention program "invaluable"
Man arrested in airport knife scare

Other Military News
Missing U.S. Major Found Alive in Kyrgyzstan 'Stable'

Mid-East Ceasefire
Syria Denies Reported Deal Allowing EU Guards on Border
Olmert: I'll Work With Abbas
Video: Olmert's Pledge
Thousands rally in Israel to demand war inquiry

Immigration / Border Control
Low turnout at L.A. immigration rally

Worldwide Wackos
Officials Say Progress In Iran Nuclear Talks
Iran, EU to resume crunch atom talks
Iraqi PM will visit Iran Monday

Homegrown Moonbats
Moore shows clips of film on health care

Politics / Government
Bush wants to renew Social Security push after vote
McCain says Guantanamo has hit image of U.S. hard

Media in the Media
U.S. Journalist Freed in Sudan
Profanity concerns prompt CBS to show "9/11" on web

Mother Nature
Tropical Storm Florence Hurtles Toward Bermuda
Bermuda prepares as Florence strengthens
Manpower, weather help Nevada fire crews

Woman Wins $1M Lotto Twice
Man on trial for threats to judge threatens judge
Miami, LA top list of US cellphone chatterers
Cocktail parties for dogs target human wallets
Crust or Kremlin?
A kiss on the cheek and if you pump, don't drive

Other News of Note
Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off
Video: 'Majestic' Launch
Red Cross fined $4.2 mln over blood safety

Fox News
'Bucky' Phillips in Court
Women's College Votes to Allow Men, Draws Outrage
Detroit Wins WNBA Title
Video: Drive-By Shooting Caught on Tape in California
Maria Sharapova Wins U.S. Open
Full U.S. Open Coverage

Reuters: Top News
Putin tells experts he will step down in 2008
Developing nations seek US, EU trade concessions
Pope to celebrate outdoor mass in Munich - Video
Norway atomic research reactor shut by leak
Guard your Game Boys kids, here comes Grandma!
Coma case raises questions about consciousness
"Pirates" sequel third-biggest film of all time
"Sex and the City" star picks family over fashion
What’s next for Grasso?
Machine to probe secrets of Big Bang
Lower oil may help; inflation data on tap - Video
Volt Information shares fall as Q3 earnings miss estimates - Video
Cascade shares rise on strong results
Stocks end higher as lower oil offers relief - Video
Luna Innovations shares tumble on lower 2006 outlook
The house wins this week
Sony hits stumbling blocks
OPEC to steer steady course on oil output - for now
Former HP board member calls for chairman to quit
Tough US-Korea trade talks end in disappointment
Store's fans protest name change in Chicago
Chrysler decides against VW cooperation: report
Credit card 101 for college freshmen

AP World News
Man charged in shooting of N.Y. trooper
No. 1 Ohio State dominates No 2. Texas
Notre Dame breaks out, routs Penn St.
Federer, Roddick to meet in Open final
Pope Benedict XVI returns to Germany
Chinese movie, Affleck win Venice prizes
Ford CEO gets $18.5M upfront, $2M salary
Prison escapee found hiding in apartment
FedEx pilots to vote on contract
Army Touts Recruiting Turnaround
Air Force Plans JSF Cuts

CENTCOM: News Releases



Wireless for the Warfighter capability fills communication gaps for warfighter - podcast
Northrop-Grumman will support command's joint training mission

Department of Defense
Iraqis Assume Security in North - Story
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Technicians Ensure U-2 Airplanes Ready for Flight Story
Officials Award Health-Care Clinic Contracts - Story
Marines Work to Enhance Communications - Story

U.S. Personnel Open Restored Water Well
Tameem Railway Station Receives Upgrades
Iraqis Disregard Threats to Repair Damaged Roads
New Iraqi Recruits Show Courage and Honor
Residents Find Relief, Security as Ops Expand
Iraqi Troops Learn to Detect Explosives

Legacy of Fallen Citadel Graduate Lives On
Coalition Forces Deliver Cement to Afghan Village
Reconstruction Team Donates Prayer Rugs

20 Servicemembers Become U.S. Citizens in Africa

DefendAmerica Week in Review
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday

Renewal In Iraq
Iraq: Security, Stability
Fact Sheet: Progress and Work Ahead
Report: Strategy for Victory in Iraq
Iraq Daily Update
This Week in Iraq
Multinational Force Iraq
State Dept. Weekly Iraq Report (PDF)
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

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

Officials Identify 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

Today in History
1349 - Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death.
1608 - John Smith is elected president of the Jamestown colony council in VA.
1776 - George Washington asks for a spy volunteer; Nathan Hale volunteers.
1813 - Commodore Oliver H. Perry defeats the British in the Battle of Lake Erie.
1823 - Simon Bolivar is named president of Peru.
1846 - Elias Howe patents the sewing machine.
1869 - A Baptist minister invents the rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan.
1882 - The first international conference to promote anti-semitism meets in Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests).
1899 - In Alaska, the second earthquake in a week hits.
1910 - The Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber.
1939 - Canada declares war on Germany.
1945 - Vidkun Quisling is sentenced to death for collaborating with Nazis.
1953 - Swanson sells its first "TV dinner."
1963 - Twenty Black students entered public schools in Alabama.
1967 - Gibraltar votes to remain British (12,138 - 44)
1974 - Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal.
1979 - Three Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are released.
1990 - Iran agrees to resume diplomatic ties with Iraq.

- Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence
1836 - Joseph Wheeler, Confederate Major General / Cavalry Commander, Army of Tennesee
1839 - Isaac Kauffman Funk, publisher (Funk & Wagnalls)
1887 - Giovanni Gronchi, president of Italy
1907 - Fay Wray Alberta Canada, actress ("King Kong")
1933 - Yevgeny V. Khrunov, cosmonaut (Soyuz-5)
1934 - Charles Kuralt, newscaster (On the Road)
1935 - John Palmer, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1945 - Richard M. Mullane, USAF / astronaut (STS 41-D, STS-27, STS-36)

1419 - John the Fearless, French warrior, murdered
1842 - Letitia Tyler, First Lady to President Tyler
1977 - Hamida Djandoubi, convicted murderer, last to die in the guillotine
1990 - Samuel Kanyon Doe, president of Liberia, assassinated

Reported Missing in Action
Rivers, Wendell B., USN (NE); A4E shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Captain - alive and well as of 1998

Peterson, Douglas B., USAF (IA); F4C shot down (pilot, w/Talley), released by DRV March, 1973 - served as U.S. ambassador to Vietnam (1997-2002)

Talley, Bernard L., USAF (MD); F4C shot down (co-pilot, w/Peterson), released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Tatum, Lawrence B., USAF (TN); A1E shot down, declared dead in 1976, official status still MIA

Cornwell, Leroy J. III, USAF (AZ); F4D shot down, (RIO, w/Ivan), remains retutrned August, 1994 - ID'd March, 1996

Ivan, Andrew, Jr., USAF (NJ); F4D shot down, (pilot, w/Cornwell), remains returned August, 1994 - ID'd March, 1996

Musselman, Stephen Owen, USN (TX); A7C shot down (pilot), remains returned July, 1981

Dean, Charles, Civilian tourist; captured in Laos by the Pathet Lao