Keep Your Helmet On!

Be A Part of a Tribute to Fallen Heroes - Help Build the Fallen Soldiers' Bike
Help support the families of our deployed Heroes - Visit Soldiers' Angels' Operation Outreach
Help Our Heroes Help Others - Click Here to visit SOS: KIDS
Nominate your Hero for IWT's "Hero of the Month" - click here for details!
Search Iraq War Today only

Sunday, September 23, 2007

In Today's News - Sunday, September 23, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers,
sailors, airmen, and marines and their families,
this Nation, along with our allies around the world,
would not stand so boldly, shine so brightly
and live so freely."

-- Lane Evans

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraqi Investigators say Videotape Shows Blackwater Guards Fired Without Aggravation
Baghdad pushes for wider U.N. role in Iraq
U.N. to Open Baghdad Office Despite Security Issues
Iraq concedes possible 'security vacuum'
Rice, al-Maliki keep distance at meeting

Operation Enduring Freedom
NATO investigates killing of 4 Afghans
Two Italian soldiers missing in Afghanistan

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israel agrees to free 90 Palestinian prisoners

Troops on Trial
Judge Rules Against Pilot in Bombing That Killed 4 Canadians

Other Military News
Blackwater denies making illegal weapons exports

Worldwide Wackos
Ahmadinejad Heads to U.S.
Says Americans lack 'correct information' - PHOTOS - SPEAKOUT! - VIDEO
Report: U.S. Military Plans for Potential Strike on Iran
Ahmadinejad: Sanctions Will Not Stop Nuclear Progress
Iran warns West against attack - Video
Report: Israelis Snare NukeCache in Syrian Raid
Israel Orders Fighter Jets to Syrian Border
Israel-Syria peace feelers languish in U.S. freezer

Politics / Government
Mitt Romney Tells Republicans to 'Put Our Own House in Order'
Florida Dems Sticking to Early Presidential Primary
U.S. plans to invite Arabs to peace meeting
U.S. officials ask Turkey to seek energy alternatives
Fresh crisis brews over India-U.S. nuclear deal
Bush: Kids' health care will get vetoed

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Police Find Missing Chicago Woman's Car Near Abandoned Building
Authorities Probe White Supremacist Web Site Calling for Lynching of 'Jena Six' - PHOTOS
Police Believe Delaware State Victim Knew Shooter
Del. State students describe tension
Teacher Whose Husband is Accused of Killing Her Lover Disappears With Kids
O.J. Vegas caper quickly unraveled

U.N. News
U.N. climate chief urges U.S. action

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Colorado State University Student Newspaper Under Fire for Bush Editorial

Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
New AIDS Vaccine Fails to Work, Major Study Halted
Armani to launch mobile phone with Samsung

Mother Nature
Fish Kill or Be Killed
Mudslide Traps Cars in Los Angeles Following Sudden Storm - PHOTOS
Rising Seas Predicted to Overtake U.S. Coasts Within a Century
More than 100 Bangladesh fishermen missing in storm
Braced for storm, N.O. gets clouds

News from My Neck of the Woods
Raging Bull Attacks Connecticut Home
New Yorker Wins World Burrito-Eating Championship

Fashion chain Zara withdraws swastika handbag

Fox News
Fujimori Arrives in Peru to Face Charges - PHOTOS
Monks Stage Largest Protest Against Myanmar Rulers
China Unveils New Crackdown on TV Talent Competitions
Fashion Covers Its Face

Reuters: Top News
Ruling party picks Fukuda to lead Japan
French mime artist Marcel Marceau dies
Nuns join Myanmar protests for first time
Musharraf's opponents arrested in Pakistan
Red Sox rally to secure first playoff spot
Naomi brings glitz to Milan fashion week
Stocks to watch if the buck stops here - Video
Gold drops on profit-taking after 28-year highs
Oil slips as dealers eye recovery from U.S. Gulf storm
Sprint stock up on sale rumors
Dow, S&P turn in best week since March
Oil spike adds insult to injury
Sharp-Pioneer deal signals shakeout
FTSE up on miners as bid talk buoys Northern Rock
Russia eyes new aviation glory with Superjet
GM, UAW close in on cost-cutting labor deal
Northern Rock gets 2.9 billion pounds
Private equity firms back out of Harman deal
Russian consumer lender halts some loans: report
Strong greenback in U.S. interest, Paulson says

AP World News
Red Sox top Rays to clinch playoff spot
Bulldogs stun Alabama in overtime win
No. 2 LSU runs past Gamecocks, 28-16
Mets top Marlins, increase division lead
Michigan beats No. 10 Penn State 14-9
No. 8 Ohio St. blasts N'western 58-7
Soriano homers twice as Cubs top Pirates

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
Command profiles modeling and simulation usage at MODSIM World Conference and Expo 2007
President nominates Marine general as new commander

Multi-National Force-Iraq
‘Grassroots’ will be catalyst for change in Baghdad, commander says
82nd Sustainment Brigade “grows the future” with Combat Logistics Patrol Academy
Proposed Agricultural Union will aid security, stability
Making Progress: Unit’s relationship with Iraqi locals pays off
Explosive-formed penetrator strikes MND-B patrol
Basrah Regional Courthouse Enhances Justice System in Iraq
In two separate operations, Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain eight suspected crimin
Coalition Forces kill Baghdad car-bombing leader
Update to Iraqi National Police officer arrest
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Forces detain four suspected criminals, one alleged al Qaeda in Iraq cell

Defense Department Will Not Relent in MIA Efforts - Photos - Video
MIA Widow Tells Story of Love, Hope
Bush Proclaims ‘Gold Star Mother’s Day’
Official Clarifies Comment on Saddam's Ouster

Keating Reaffirms Commitment to Pacific Region
Keating Meets With Australian Leaders
Troops, Stars Come Out for USO World Gala
Service Heroes Receive Awards at USO Gala
Africa Command Poised to Help Security
Reservists Face Universal Challenges

Violence Drops as Police Ranks Swell
Italian Carabinieri to Begin Training Police Force
Operations Kill One Terrorist, Nab Eight

Forces Kill 40 Extremists, Capture Three Others
Troops Thwart Insurgent Ambush, Nab Suspect
Militants Captured in Afghanistan Operations

Pace Thanks Enlisted Force for Dedicated Service, Sacrifices
Photos: Pace Honors Troops
Video: Pentagon Ceremony
Pace Details Lessons He Learned
Photos: Pace Visits Chaminade
Families Who Lost Loved Ones

Soldiers Train to Defeat Insurgents' Evolving Tactics
New Books Aid Local Doctors
Marines Fly Safely in Al Qaim
Iraqi Police Improve Skills

Police Force Ranks Grow
Troops Learn Helicopter Support
Airmen Celebrate Birthday

Army Leads to Computer Career
Husband, Wife Serve in Iraq
Sailor Visits Her Birthplace
Air Force Officer Combines Love for Stamp Collecting, Aviation

Nonprofit's Work Gets Four Stars
USO Night Drives Home Support
Padres Salute Troops
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Brig. Gen. David Phillips
Iraqi Police Surge Reduces Violence - Story

Forces Kill 40 Taliban Fighters - Story

Soldiers Create Combat Logistics Patrol School - Story
Surgeon Gets Medical Books for Iraqi Doctors - Story
New Multi-Ethnic Afghan Police Force Grows - Story
National Guard Leader Visits Well Drilling Sites - Story

Army Engineers Help Iraqis Rebuild Country
New Generator Brings Electricity to 300 Homes
Iraqi Police Improve Skills, Conduct Ops
Marines Keep Skies Above Al Qaim Running
Security Forces Take Root in Isolated Village
Air Force School Replaces Symbol of Tyranny
Iraqi Boy Leads Soldiers to Weapons Caches

Troops Learn to Factor Helicopters into Battle
Airmen Celebrate Six Decades of Air Power

New Marine Unit Assumes Security Operations
Air Force Officers Play Soccer with Local Boys

Fallon Visits Southwest Asia, Talks with Airmen

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


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
'Boots on the Ground' Audio Archive
War on Terror Reconstruction Report
Iraq Reconstruction

Afghanistan Update

Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Ansbach Aschaffenburg Berlin Berlin-Tempelhof Berlin/Schonefeld Bremerhaven
Darmstadt Frankfurt Frankfurt/Main Freiburg/Breisgau Garmisch
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Geilenkirchen Gelnhausen Giessen Kitzingen
Hanau Am Main Heidelberg Mainz Mannheim Nurnberg Stuttgart Trier
Wiesbaden Wurzburg


Agana Agana Heights Agat Andersen AFB Asan Barrigada

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

Kadena Air Base Okinawa Tokyo Yokohama

National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1642 - Harvard College in Cambridge, MA, has its first Commencement.
1779 - John Paul Jones' Bon Homme Richard defeats HMS Serepis.
1780 - British Major John Andre is arrested as a spy near Tarrytown, NY.
1803 - In the Battle of Assaye, British-Indian forces beat the Maratha Army.
1806 - Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.
1845 - The first baseball team is organized and adopts its rules (NY Knickerbockers).
1846 - Johann Gottfried Galle and Heinrich d'Arrest find Neptune.
1862 - Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is published in northern Newspapers.
1863 - The Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins.
1868 - Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (It doesn't last - it is crushed by Spain).
1897 - Cheyenne, WY holds the first frontier days rodeo celebration.
1932 - The Kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd are renamed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
1938 - At the World's Fair in NYC, a time capsule is buried containing a woman's hat, a man's pipe, and 1100' of microfilm (to be opened 6939).
1949 - President Truman announces evidence of the U.S.S.R.'s first nuclear device detonation.
1952 - Richard Nixon makes his "Checkers" speech.
1962 - ABC's airs its first color TV series-"The Jetsons."
1973 - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power,
1976 - Soyuz-22 returns to Earth
1978 - Anwar Sadat is welcomed home from the Camp David Summit by 100,000 cheering Egyptians.
1979 - Jane Fonda and a crowd of 200,000 attend an anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
1990 - Saddam Hussein says he will destroy Israel.
1991 - NY Islanders Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin are inducted into NHL Hall of Fame.

484 BC- Euripides Greek playwright (Trojan Women)
63 BC- Octavian (Augustus C‘sar) 1st Roman emperor (27 BC-14 AD)
1713 - King Ferdinand VI of Spain (1746-59)
1745 - John Sevier, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-TN)
1838 - Victoria Chaflin, feminist/reformer/free love advocate/first female presidential candidate
1852 - William Stewart Halsted, established the first U.S. surgical school
1880 - John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO, Nobel Prize winner (1949)
1944 - Loren J. Shriver, Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS-31, sk:46)
1957 - Sylvie Garant, Playboy playmate (November, 1979)

1877 - Urbain JJ Leverrier, codiscoverer of Neptune, dies
1939 - Sigmund Freud, created psychoanalysis, dies at 83

Reported Missing in Action
Callahan, David F., Jr., USN (VT); A4E crashed on landing after mechanical problems (pilot), Killed, body not recovered

Osborne, Dale H., USN (UT); A4F shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 (injured) - retired as a Commander - alive and well as of 1998
*** Also served with the 191st Fighter Bomber Squadron during the Korean War ***

Labels: ,