Quote of the Day
"For over 221 years our Corps
has done two things for this great Nation.
We make Marines, and we win battles."
"For over 221 years our Corps
has done two things for this great Nation.
We make Marines, and we win battles."
-- Gen. Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC)
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Senate Blocks Legislation to Cut Money for Troops in Iraq
Bush defends Iraq troop plan, slams Democrats - Video
Iraq violence lowest since '06 mosque attack: U.S. - Video
Military sums up results in Baghdad
Bush sidesteps criticizing Iraq shooting
Democrats proceed with Iraq legislation
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israel PM confronts critics - Video
Qaeda urges attacks on Darfur force, talks questioned
Lebanese leaders seek to ease tension ahead of vote - Video
Rice glosses over Mideast differences
Iran Warns of October 'Final Response' to Supporters of Israel
McCain: Use Force to Keep Iranian Pres From Ground Zero
U.S. hopeful U.N. will approve Iran sanctions soon
NAACP: Grandma's Gotta Go
Politics / Government
Senate Condemns MoveOn
Dem presidential hopefuls fail to back measure (CT's Senator Dodd among them - jerk that he is)
Bush: Democrats 'Afraid' of MoveOn.org
MoveOn Gravy Train Makes and Breaks Political Fortunes
Feds: Dem Donor Swindled $60M - Hsu returned to California to face charges
Bush to meet Abbas in New York next week: W.House
Despite Romney ad, Giuliani seen as energetic
Democratic rivals say doubt Clinton on health care
House moves to protect air passengers
Thompson shrugs off Dobson criticism
Giuliani adviser criticized for remark
McCain to criticize Giuliani on guns
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Report: Case Against McCanns Falling Apart
All Charges Dropped Against Maryland Mom Who Had Fetuses Buried on Property
Thousands Rally for 'Jena 6' in Small Louisiana Town
Seven Disabled People, Including 5 Children, Imprisoned in Pa. Horror House
Accused Child-Sex Prosecutor Tries Jailhouse Suicide
Manhunt On for Suspect in Toddler Abandonment
Feds Bust Suspected New Jersey Steroid Factory
Florida Police: Boy, 10, Snatched in Carjacking
Report: FBI Secretly Taped Sen. Stevens in Probe
Deadlocked Spector jury resumes deliberations - Video
LA judge orders trial for Rod Stewart's son - Video
Snoop Dogg gets probation for airport bust - Video
Sharpton: Congress should grill Jena DA
Police say man fed cats to his pit bulls
Adventures in Political Correctness
Judge: Hitler Buttons OK as School Uniform Protest
Arabs push through U.N. watchdog vote against Israel
Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
'Hobbit' Was Distinct Species, Wrist Bones Indicate
One-third of U.S. lacked health insurance: survey
U.S. study finds potential new ways to fight aging
PluggedIn: Hackers control PCs while users unaware
Sony delays PS3 "Home", but no talk of price cuts - Video
Genome deciphered for elephantiasis-causing worm
Vicious dinosaur Velociraptor was feathered fiend
Astronomers: Neptune's south pole warmer
Woman Says Doc 'Spilled' Cancer Cells Into Stomach
Bite-Sized Bird Being Gobbled Up by French Poachers
Woman Claims Doctor 'Spilled' Cancerous Tissue into Stomach
Glamorous Bavarian wants law to allow 7-year itch - Video
Heavyweights panic as woman dives for sumo ring - Video
'God' apparently responds to lawsuit
Other News of Note
And the Most Wealthy Americans in 2007 Are...
Heavyweights panic as woman dives for sumo ring
Mexico named as best place in the world to retire
$5 bill to have splashes of purple, gray
La. protests hark back to '50s, '60s
Floyd Landis Guilty of Doping, Loses 2006 Tour Title
Residents, Oil Industry Keep Eye on Gulf Storm
Pop Tarts: Gulping Garner: Jennifer Pulls a 'Miss South Carolina'
Reuters: Top News
Next Japan PM faces parliament fight
Bolivian parties agree on constitutional assembly
Parton sings songwriters' praises in Nashville - Video
Inflation fears end rally, sending stocks down - Video
Oil hits high over $84
Dollar struggles near record low versus euro
Gold hits 28-yr high on dollar fall
Athenahealth shares soar in stock market debut
Global Finance: James Saft
Fed right to cut
Inflation fears end rally, sending stocks down
Oracle net up 25 percent
Goldman tops views, Bear falls short amid turmoil
Nike profit up 51 percent
Nasdaq, Dubai agree on OMX/LSE
Apple CEO subpoenaed in options case
Fed, Treasury see boost in easing mortgage rules - Video
AP World News
McCarthy calls Carrey 'autism whisperer'
Surging Phillies rally to swat Nats 7-6
Braves slow Brewers' playoff chances
Sheen, Richards continue custody battle
`Leave It to Beaver' actor sues SAG
Tighter credit stalling economy's growth
Study says soccer is better than jogging
Golf reluctantly OKs anti-doping policy
CENTCOM: News Releases
COALITION FORCES ARREST IRANIAN QUDS FORCE OFFICER
COALITION FORCES FIND WEAPONS, EXPLOSIVES NEAR TARMIYAH
NOC MITIGATES DAMAGE TO TIGRIS RIVER AFTER PIPELINE ATTACK
AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ LEADER KILLED
ANSF DESTROY IED FACTORY AND WEAPONS CACHE IN KABUL PROVINCE
COALITION FORCES CAPTURE 12 SUSPECTED TERRORISTS IN BAGHDAD
INSURGENT ROCKET ATTACK KILLS 2 EASTERN BAGHDAD RESIDENTS, WOUNDS 2 OTHERS
SUSPECTED SHEIK SATTAR ASSASSINATION PLANNER CAPTURED
NASIRIYAH WATER PLANT TURNED OVER TO GOI
USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
Liveblogging: Bold Quest 07
Bold Quest 07 begins to test Coalition Combat ID
More about Bold Quest 07
Command profiles modeling and simulation usage at MODSIM World Conference and Expo 2007
President nominates Marine general as new commander
Iraqi Security Forces make progress in northern Iraq
Chief selects serve community as rite of passage
1-10 Field Artillery shifting operations to FOB Hammer
Project on Taji brings donated medical books to Iraqi doctors
Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces destroy explosives cache in northwestern Iraq
Tip leads Ameriya volunteers to large cache
Coalition airpower supports ground troops
Joint operation puts al-Qaeda on the run, builds rapport with locals
Iraqi National Police intelligence officer detained for suspected sectarian-related illegal activiti
Soldiers find ordnance cache in Arab Jabour
Bush: U.S. Goals in Iraq Remain Unchanged
Gates to Discuss Way Forward in Iraq - Video
Violence Drops in Iraq as Capabilities Rise - Video
Coalition Continues to Target al Qaeda Leaders
Coalition Forces Kill Key Car-Bomb Mastermind
Troops Thwart Insurgent Ambush, Nab Suspect
Militants Captured in Afghanistan Operations
Defense Civilian Earns High Honor
Construction Begins on Center for Wounded
'Junior' Set to Drive National Guard Car in 2008
PACOM Chief Praises Timor-Leste Democracy
CHAIRMAN HONORS TROOPS
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
ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ
Iraqis Help Rebuild Country
Iraqi Police Improve Skills
Marines Fly Safely in Al Qaim
Karkh District Sees Light
Troops Learn Helicopter Support
Airmen Celebrate Birthday
Soldiers, Sailors Aid Community
FACE OF DEFENSE
Husband, Wife Serve in Iraq
Sailor Visits Her Birthplace
Air Force Officer Combines Love for Stamp Collecting, Aviation
Troops Reunite in Combat Zone
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
USO Night Drives Home Support
Padres Salute Troops
Arizona Group Helps Vets
NCO Shares His View on Service - Story - Special
BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner
Citizens Crucial in Locating Terror Mastermind, Securing Iraq - Story
Odierno: Violence in Iraq Down - Story
ON THE GROUND
Army Engineers Help Iraqis Rebuild Country - Story
Troops Learn to Factor Helicopters into Battle - Story
Fallon Visits Southwest Asia, Talks with Airmen - Story
New Generator Brings Electricity to 300 Homes - Story
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
Crews Race Against Time to Save Lives
U.S. Marines Move In on Insurgent Territory
Families, Friends Welcome Marines, Sailors
School Renovations Include 11 New Classrooms
Airmen Celebrate Six Decades of Air Power
U.S. Soldiers, Sailors Aid Afghan Community
New Marine Unit Assumes Security Operations
Air Force Officers Play Soccer with Local Boys
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
WAR ON TERRORISM
Fact Sheet: Budget Request
Fact Sheet: Terror Plots Disrupted
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
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
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
Today in History
0622 - Mohammad's Hegira (flight from Mecca to Medina) begins.
1519 - Magellan starts his first successful circumnavigation of the world.
1565 - The Spaniards capture Fort Caroline (FL), massacring the French inside.
1664 - Maryland enacts the first anti-amaglmation law, aimed to prevent widespread intermarriage of English women and Black men.
1777 - In the "Paoli massacre," British troops led by Lord Grey bayonet American General Anthony Wayne's sleeping troops, killing 53, and wounding over 100.
1797 - In Boston, the U.S. frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) is launched.
1850 - The slave trade abolished in Washington, DC, but slavery is allowed to continue.
1854 - The British and French defeat the Russians at Alma, in the Crimea.
1859 - The electric range is patented.
1860 - The Prince of Wales (King Edward VII) becomes the first member of British royalty.
1863 - The Battle of Chickamauga (near Chattanooga, TN) ends.
1881 - Chester A. Arthur is sworn in as President.
1945 - German rocket engineers begin work in the U.S.
1951 - The first North Pole jet crossing takes place.
1954 - The First National People's Congress adopts the Chinese constitution.
1958 - Martin Luther King, Jr. is stabbed in the chest by a deranged woman in NYC.
1960 - The U.N. General Assembly admits 13 African countries and Cyprus.
1966 - The U.S. launches Surveyor-B launched towards the Moon; it crashes on Sept. 23
1967 - Hurricane Beulah hits the Texas-Mexican border, killing 38.
1970 - Luna-16 lands on the Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, and drills a core sample.
1973 - Baseball great Willie Mays announces his retirement at end of the 1973 season.
1977 - Voyager-2 is launched for a fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
1979 - A bloodless coup in the Central African Republic overthrows Emperor Bokassa I.
1979 - NASA launches HEAO.
1982 - NFL players begin a 57-day strike.
1984 - A suicide car bomber attacks the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut.
1985 - Walt Disney World welcomes its 200-millionth guest.
1990 - Both Germanys ratify reunification; Saddam Hussein demands that U.S. networks broadcast his message.
357 BC- Alexander III (Alexander the Great), king of Macedonia, emperor
1833 - Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, journalist, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1907)
1934 - Sophia Loren, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)
1951 - Guy LaFleur Quebec, NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers)
1947 - Fiorello La Guardia (Mayor-NYC)
1973 - Jim Croce singer/songwriter (Time In A Bottle), in a plane crash; Glenn Strange, actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke)
Reported Missing in Action
Black, Arthur N., USAF (PA); HH43B shot down (pararescue), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Curtis, Thomas J., USAF (TX); HH43B shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Forby, Willis E,., USAF (SD); F105 shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive as of 1998
Hawkins, Edgar Lee, USAF (TX); F105D shot down (pilot)
Martin, Duane W., USAF (CO); HH43B shot down (co-pilot) reported killed in captivity
Robinson, William A., USAF (NC); HH43B shot down (crew chief), released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Smith, Philip E., USAF (IL); F104C shot down (pilot), released by China March, 1973 - alive as of 1998
Bloom, Richard McAuliffe, USMC (CA); A4E shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered
Lester, Roderick B., USN (WA); A6A shot down (pilot)