Quote of the Day
"The battle is not to the strong alone;
it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
-- Patrick Henry
"The battle is not to the strong alone;
it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
-- Patrick Henry
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric meets Sunni leader Video
Report: Saddam Sought Exile, $1 Billion Before War
Roots of Iraq weapon probes date to 2004
Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. fire scatters crowd after Afghan bomb: witness
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israeli missile kills Gaza militant: medics
Troops on Trial
Blackwater under spotlight over Fallujah incident
Soldier tells of shooting unarmed Iraqi
Other Military News
Gates expects to approve Army expansion
FOX News Poll: U.S. Should Take Tougher Line With Iran
Russia's Lavrov rejects sanctions on Iran for now
Iran's leader courts Latin American leftists
D.C. Judge Issues Bench Warrant for Cindy Sheehan
UK government in court over Gore environment film
Politics / Government
Dems Pull Back on Iraq Withdrawal at N.H. Debate
Va. Gov. Accepts Resignation of Controversial Appointe
Top 4 GOP Contenders Skipping Minority-Focused Debate
Senate Links Hate Crime Legislation to War Bill
Democrat Edwards into MySpace, MTV campaigning
Obama team insists he still can catch Clinton
Africa climate change woes aired at Clinton summit
Kosovo independence could destabilize world: Serbia
Ukraine leader embraces ex-PM, urges "orange" vote
U.S. unions look to election for resurgence
Rice urges nations to find cleaner fuels
Bush signs bill boosting aid to students
Court won't declare chimp a person
Obama camp plays down wife's comment
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Tragic Discovery - Agonizing end to search for missing sales rep - VIDEO
California Police Find Guns, Cocaine Among Toys at Los Angeles Day-Care Center
Newborn Found with Pacifier Taped in Mouth, Nursery Shutdown
Cheerleading Academy Owner Arrested in Sex Probe
Nevada Authorities Find One Girl From Sex Tape, Younger Girl Remains in Danger
Texas Hunt for Man Seen With Student Before Her Burning
Prosecutor drops appeal in Louisiana race case
Jury blames murders on mob defendants
Jena 6 defendant released on bail
Adventures in Political Correctness
Protesting the Pledge
Democratic Candidates Say They're OK With Second-Grade Teacher Reading Gay Prince Fairy Tale
Catholic Group Urges Boycott of Miller Brewing Co. Over San Francisco Fair Sponsorship
U.S. insists it supports U.N. on climate - Video
Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Confess on the Web to ease guilty feelings
Google looking at privacy protections for users
Radio burst from space mystifies astronomers
NASA asteroid probe launched from Florida - Video
Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Brain-Eating Amoeba - FAST FACTS: Brain-Eating Amoeba Naegleria Fowleri (Holy crap!)
Three drinks a day ups breast cancer risk: study
Human parasite genome reveals long past
Wine grape genes mapped
Poll finds Medicare hotline callers frustrated
Study ties certain cancers, divorce rate
Scientists cull DNA from extinct mammoth
NASA rover reaches first stop in crater
Tropical Storm Lorenzo Forms Off Mexico's Coast
Man Sues after Stolen Neckbone Implanted in Neck
Russian Woman's 12th Baby Weighs a Massive 17 Pounds
'Meteorite' Crash Breeds Mass Hysteria
Lover to die for kiss-and-kill pill
Witchdoctor caught at poll tribunal
Two-headed turtle goes on display in Pa.
Other News of Note
Myanmar Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters, Killing 9
U.S. Freezes Myanmar Officials' Assets - PHOTOS - VIDEO
New Home Sales Hit Slowest Pace in 7 Years
Jobless Claims Make Surprise Fall
Pop Tarts: More Racy Vanessa Hudgens Photos Emerge
Reuters: Top News
Not a "Halo" fan? Other games beckon
Oprah earns four times more than other TV stars
Coppola comeback at Rome film festival
Oil jumps 3 percent on supply worries
Sallie shares rise on deal hope
Wall Street edges up with energy shares - Video
Analyst sees strong Micron results
How to think about bonds now
Dollar slides but intervention unlikely
FTSE ends up on Northern Rock bid talk, U.S. data
Banks' crisis skills to be laid bare by results
Wyeth names Poussot CEO, boosts buybacks
KB Home sales plunge as housing market worsens
Home sales fall, job market resilient - Video
Starbucks, Pepsi take bottled coffee overseas
AP World News
Computer with script stolen from Coppola
Cardinals, Tigers to sit out playoffs
D-backs end skid with win over Pirates
'South Park' creators back new series
Vivica A. Fox pleads not guilty to DUI
Stocks rise after mixed economic data
New-home sales tumble to 7-year low
Gere kiss causes problem for actress
CENTCOM: News Releases
NINE LOCAL NATIONALS KILLED, INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY
BRIG. GEN. DORKO VISITS GRS
CITIZENS LEAD 3RD ID SOLDIERS TO WEAPONS CACHE
DOUBLE SUICIDE ATTACK AVERTED BY ANSF
THREE BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STAFF DETAINED
SUICIDE VBIEDS IN NORTHERN IRAQ, FAIL TO SHAKE IRAQI WILL
828 IRAQI POLICE RECRUITS GRADUATE TRAINING
Nominee to be the next USJFCOM commander testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee - podcast
President nominates Marine general as new commander
USJFCOM, partners complete Bold Quest 07, begin data analysis
Command profiles modeling and simulation usage at MODSIM World Conference and Expo 2007
Operation Blore Heath III
Defenders conduct first-ever cooperative medical engagement
Granger Smith brings a ‘piece of home’ to Soldiers in Baquba
Sunni Insurgents murder Iraqi police lieutenant and wife in Adhamiyah
Nine local nationals killed, investigation underway
National Police, MND-B forces respond to mosque attack in southern Baghdad
Joint Statement by Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker and General David H. Petraeus on U.S. Embassy and Mult
Explosives removed from streets of Jamia
Gates Likely to Approve Accelerated Plus-up
Gates Discusses NATO's Unfulfilled Commitments
Bush to Ask for Additional $42 Billion for War
War Budget Request Reflects Recommendations
Leaders Urge Congressional Support to Meet Demands
SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS
Chilton Outlines Plans to Protect Cyberspace
Ward Vows to Build on U.S. Efforts in Africa
Roughead Cites Navy Action Plan at Hearing
Mattis Highlights Joint Forces, NATO Issues
Senate Considers Defense Leader Nominations
Admiral Details Tenets for Maritime Strategy
Military-Diplomatic Efforts Critical in Pacific
Plan Calls for Changes to Mental Health Care
Soldiers Clear Former Insurgent Stronghold
Concerned Citizens Provide Tips on 'Bad Guys'
Coalition Forces Detain 21 Suspects
Citizens Turn to Iraqi Forces for Security
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Gates Praises Retiring Pace; Chairman Thanks Troops
Farewell to the Chairman - Special Report
ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ
Task Force Guardian Applauds Fallujah Volunteers' Efforts
Playground Ensures Kids' Safety
Soldiers Destroy Weapons
New Iraqi Brigade Stands Up
Insurgent Hold Weakens
Recycling Project Creates Jobs
Air Force Leader Visits Qalat
Forces Earn Public’s Trust
De-Mining Efforts Continue
FACE OF DEFENSE
Joint Staff Communications Mainstay Retires After 27 Years
NCO's Artistic Talent Shines
Marines Take Citizenship Oath
Soldier Uses Welding Skills
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
Schoolchildren to Chat With Soldiers in Iraq Via Video Link
Actor Visits Wounded Troops
Foundation Helps Families
Troops' Families Enjoy Fun Day
BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Army Lt. Col. Ken Adgie
Al Qaeda in Iraq Losing, Thanks to Concerned Citizens - Story
Forces Detain 21 in Central Iraq - Story
ON THE GROUND
Soldiers, Iraqis Uncover Weapons in Orchard - Story
Citizens Receive Honors for Volunteer Work - Story
Stryker Soldiers Strike Back Against Insurgents - Story
Soldiers, Local Leaders Create Playground - Story
Sunni, Shiites Make Up New Iraqi Brigade
Iraqis Take over Basrah Railroad Station
Nasiriyah–Shatra Transmission Line Opens
Courthouse Project Reaches Halfway Mark
Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs
Air Force Leader Visits Reconstruction Team
New Multi-Ethnic Afghan Police Force Grows
Marines Paint School, Foster Good Will
National Guard Leader Visits Well Drilling Sites
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
National Hurricane Center
Today in History
1290 - An earthquake in China reportedly kills 100,000.
1777 - At the Battle of Germantown, Washington is defeated by the British.
1779 - John Adams negotiates Revolutionary War peace terms with Britain.
1787 - The U.S. Constitution is submitted to the states for ratification.
1821 - Mexico declares its independence.
1825 - Railroad transportation is born with the first track opening in England.
1854 - The Steamship Arctic sinks with 300 people aboard.
1863 - Jo Shelby's cavalry sees action at Moffat's Station, AK.
1910 - In France, the a twin-engined airplane is tested for the first time.
1919 - The Democratic National Committee votes to admit women.
1923 - Lou Gehrig hits his first home run.
1928 - The U.S. recognizes Nationalist China.
1938 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth is launched at Glasgow.
1939 - Warsaw, Poland, surrenders to the Germans after 19 days of resistance.
1940 - Black leaders protest discrimination in the U.S. armed forces.
1941 - The freighter Patrick Henry, the first WWII liberty ship, is launched.
1953 - A typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya, Japan.
1954 - In Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, the integration of public schools begins.
1959 - Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev concludes his U.S. visit; typhoon Vera hits the Japanese island of Honshu, killing nearly 5,000.
1961 - Sierre Leone becomes the 100th member of the U.N.
1962 - The U.S. sells Hawk anti-aircraft missiles to Israel.
1963 - At 10:59 AM, the census clock records a U.S. population of 190,000,000.
1964 - The Warren Commission releases its findings; it states that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
1973 - Soyuz 12 carries two cosmonauts into Earth orbit for a two-day trip.
1979 - The creation of the Department of Education receives final approval.
1985 - Hurricane Gloria's 130 MPH winds hit the Atlantic coast.
1988 - Lab tests reportedly prove that the Shroud of Turin can not be Christ's burial cloth.
1990 - The deposed emir of Kuwait addresses the U.N. General Assembly; the Senate Judiciary committee approves Souter's Supreme Court nomination.
1991 - President George H.W. Bush decides to end the full-time B-52 bomber alert.
1601 - King Louis XIII of France (1610-43)
1657 - Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
1722 - Samuel Adams, American revolutionary/Lt. Gov-MA (1789-94)
1783 - Agust¡n I de Iturbide, emperor of Mexico (1822-23)
1817 - Hiram R., Revels, first African-American U.S. Senator
1840 - Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S. Naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)
1896 - George H. Bender, (Rep/Sen-OH)
1896 - Sam Ervin (Sen-NC), Watergate committee chairman
1918 - Sir Martin Ryle, radio astronomer, astronomer royal (1972-82)
1919 - Charles H. Percy (Sen-IL)
1952 - Dumitru Prunariu, first Romanian space traveler (Soyuz-40)
1956 - Milburn Apt - reaches 3370 kph in X-2 rocket plane, but dies in crash
1962 - Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962)
1984 - John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action)
1988 - William V. Shannon, US ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)
Reported Missing in Action
Hall, George R., USAF (MS); RF101 shot down (pilot), released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998
Spilman, Dyke A., USAF (NJ); RF4C shot down (systems operator, w/Stine)
Stine, Joseph M., USAF (PA); RF4C shot down (pilot, w/Spilman)
Smith, William A., Jr., US Army (MI); UH1H shot down (aircraft commander)
Fisher, David John, Australian Special Air Forces (AUS); fell from rope during extraction
Huntley, John N., US Army (ME); UH1H shot down (door gunner), KIA, body not recovered