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Monday, October 23, 2006

Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment pose for a photo in Udairi Desert, Kuwait.The Marines placed third in the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Marksmanship Competition held Oct. 22. Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. Demetrio J. Espinosa

The News Story You Can't Afford to Miss

CNN's decision to air an insurgent video should disgust you. Maybe not surprise you, though - how sad is that. This is one story you don't want to miss. why would anyone say that the media is biased?

Free Republic has the story here:

Armed Services Committee Chairman Calls For Removal of CNN's Embedded Reporters

Go figure - Michael Yon gets all sorts of guff trying to get there, and these people are there, airing terrorist videos.

HOMECOMING — U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Trent Bridgman, embraces his daughters in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 19, 2006, after returning from a six-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bridgman is one of more than 250 Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Delta forward-deployed cargo handlers returning home after completing their mission to conduct port operations in Kuwait and air cargo handling operations in Iraq. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Kelly E. Barnes

In Today's News - Monday, October 23, 2006

Quote of the Day
"The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
and the inheritance of a great example."
-- Benjamin Disraeli

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
44 Deaths Mark End of Ramadan in Iraq - Video
Report: $800M for Iraqi Army Stolen by Ex-Iraqi Officials
Poll: Majority of Iraqi Youths Want U.S. to Withdraw
Video: Is the White House Working on a New Plan for Iraq?
Don't panic, Iraq tells U.S. and UK - Video
Curfew imposed in tense Shi'ite town
Iraq's PM under pressure
Bloodiest Month for U.S. Troops - Video
Lawmakers Want Militias Crushed
16 Detained Following Tip from Locals

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban leader warns of fierce fighting to come - Video

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Militants Jailed for 2002 Bali Bombing to Be Freed
More human remains recovered at WTC site

Religion of Peace??
France Faces 'Permanent Intifada'
Saudi cleric says West fearful of spread of Islam - Video

Mid-East Ceasefire / Hamas Rising / Israel at War
Israel kills 7 in Gaza battle: Palestinian officials
Israel's Olmert nears wider coalition deal - Video

Immigration / Border Control
Driver retried in Texas smuggling deaths

Worldwide Wackos
North Korea: Second Nuke Test Depends on U.S.
U.N. chief-to-be heads to China for N.Korea talks - Video
Iran Warns It Will Respond to Nuke Sanctions
Protests as S.Korea, U.S. resume trade talks

Politics / Government
Obama Ponders Presidential Bid
GOP Candidate Accuses Rival of Causing Uproar
Bush faces political nightmare if Democrats win
Democrats: Bush must show Iraq plan before elections
Sen. John McCain's mother-in-law dies
Calif. candidate brushes uproar aside

Media in the Media
House Defense chair asks Pentagon to remove embedded CNN reporters (after airing an insurgent sniper video. This is disgusting)

Mother Nature
Tropical Storm Paul Upgraded to Hurricane
Climate change to hit Australian wine industry
Flooding destroys Southeast Texas homes
3 Nev. counties a disaster after fires
Iceland breaks ban on commercial whaling

News from My Neck of the Woods
Man dies after explosion at Conn. party

No charges in Billy the Kid exhumation
Accordions are cool in one N.D. town

Other News of Note
Thieves lead to discovery of Egypt tombs

Fox News
GOP Candidate Accuses Rival of Causing Uproar
Panama Approves Massive Canal-Expansion Project
Crews Work to Clear Wreckage of Derailed Pa. Train
Former Enron CEO Skilling to Be Sentenced Monday
Tigers Beat Cardinals 3-1 to Tie World Series 1-1
BASE Jumping Pioneer Dies After Chute Fails
Convicted Sex Offender Chooses Canadian Exile Over Jail

Reuters: Top News
Chad says repels rebel attack on eastern town
Panama backs ambitious canal expansion plan in vote - Video
Stem cells might cause brain tumors, study finds
Cisco joins video-conference foray
Study suggests breast cancer different in blacks
Rabies tops "most infectious" diseases in China
Father says had no idea Madonna adopting son
Nicolas Cage selling LA home for $35 mln
Oil slips, seeks more evidence of OPEC cuts - Video
Stock futures flat as earnings reports on deck
Hasbro posts better-than-expected profit
Dollar rallies vs majors, aided by falling oil
Nikkei hits 5-month closing high, Softbank boosted
A guide to inflation protection
Erik Dellith finds Wipro Ltd. on the radar
Ford posts quarterly loss of $5.8 billion
Xerox profit rises, boosted by tax gain
U.S. venture investors betting on energy, Web 2.0
DaimlerChrysler talks to 2 firms on small car: paper
Shell to buy out minorities in Canada unit
ICBC to raise $21.9 billion in IPO

AP World News
'Father Knows Best' star Jane Wyatt dies
Indian community burgeoning in America
Studies: College kids packing on pounds
Fan uses 4-foot stilts to watch Series
LAPD seeks to clean up infamous Skid Row
Falcons outlast Steelers in OT thriller
Amish school shooting survivor has baby
Obituaries in the news
Philly museum to sell minerals, gems
2 dead in San Francisco bar shootings
Envoy Sorry for 'Stupidity' Comment
Japan, US Near Deal on Airspace Plan

CENTCOM: News Releases



USJFCOM, USTRANSCOM commanders sign joint vision statement
Command's experiment bringing focus to urban challenges
Command leadership assisted as Navy transforms officer training
USJFCOM exhibits Joint Force Projection ACTD - podcast
Top DoD readiness officials tour command

Department of Defense
Bush: Increased Violence in Iraq Will Not Result in U.S. Withdrawal - Story
For Top News Visit DefenseLink

Horn of Africa Troops Work to Stem Terrorism - Story
Civilian Leaders Encouraged to Support Troops - Story
Joint Patrols Knock on Doors in Neighborhood - Story
Iraqi Soldiers Voluntarily Rejoin the Fight - Story

Paratroopers Ensure Secure Transportation
Warriors Share Dinner, Conversation with Locals
New York’s Finest Serve Global Mission
Iraqi Medics, Coalition Docs Make House Calls

Afghan Hospital Accepts Orthopedic Supplies
Army Interpreter Pays for Mosque Supplies
Task Force Grizzly Soldiers Eliminate Insurgents
Afghan NCOs Complete Drill Sergeant Course


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 Army Casualty - 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


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1679 - James II of Scotland is the target of the Meal Tub Plot.
1775 - The Continental Congress approves a resolution barring Blacks from serving in the army.
1790 - Slaves revolt in Haiti; it is later suppressed.
1805 - The sailing ship Aeneus sinks off Newfoundland, killing 340
1864 - Battle of Westport, Missouri.
1910 - Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to solo on a public airplane flight.
1915 - 25,000 women march in NYC, demanding the right to vote.
1927 - The city of Netanya, Israel is founded.
1942 - Britain launches a major offensive at El Alamein, Egypt.
1944 - The Soviet army invades Hungary.
1946 - The U.N. General Assembly's second session convenes - the first in NYC.
1947 - The NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World," is presented to the U.N.
1954 - Britain, England, France and the U.S.S.R. agree to end the occupation of Germany.
1956 - The first video recording on magnetic tape is televised coast-to-coast;a revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary (Hungarian Revolution).
1957 - The first test firing of the Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3, takes place.
1958 - The U.S.S.R. lends money to the U.A.R. to build the Aswan High Dam.
1962 - USAF Major Robert A. Rushworth takes the X-15 to 40,800 m.
1970 - Gary Gabelich sets an auto speed record of 622.4 mph (1,002 kph).
1973 - Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica; The U.N.'s revised International Telecommunication Convention is adopted.
1977 - Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve the new Canal treaties.
1980 - Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin resigns, due to illness.
1983 - A suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 241 U.S. servicemembers in Beirut.
1984 - NBC airs BBC footage of the Ethiopian famine.
1989 - The U.S.'s 62nd manned space mission (STS-34, Atlantis 5) returns from space.
1990 - Iraq announces the release of 330 French hostages.
1991 - Dr. Jack Kevorkian's suicide machine kills two women.

1752 - Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)
1868 - Rama V (Chulalongkorn), leader of Thailand (-1910)
1905 - Felix Bloch, U.S. physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1952)
1923 - Frank Sutton, actor (Sgt. Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC)
1925 - Johnny Carson, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
1938 - John Heinz (Sen-PA)
1942 - Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker)
1956 - Dwight Yoakum, country singer (If There Was a Way)
1959 - "Weird Al" Yankovic, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)
1962 - Doug Flute, WFL/NFL QB (Generals, Bears, Patriots)
1963 - Katherine Hushaw, Playboy playmate (Oct, 1986)

1983 - Jessica Savitch, newscaster (NBC Weekend)

Reported Missing in Action
- None listed -