Quote of the Day
"Security against defeat implies defensive tactics;
ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive."
-- Sun Tzu
"Security against defeat implies defensive tactics;
ability to defeat the enemy means taking the offensive."
-- Sun Tzu
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Iran Reopens Five Crossings on Northern Iraq Border
Knowing the enemy difficult in Iraq
Iraqis provide crucial help in terrorist fight
Operation Enduring Freedom
U.S. and Afghan officials meet on aerial opium spray
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Report says war on terror is fuelling al Qaeda (Well, maybe we should just ask them nicely not to kill us - or try free donuts and hugs for the murdering scum, then...)
Interpol in rare global appeal for Web pedophile
Sudan to host Palestinians stranded on Iraq border(Oh, brother)
Olmert deputy urges talks on future of Jerusalem
Slain soldier told kin to investigate if she died
Soldier’s spirit, kin persevere
Supporting Our Heroes
Gun down a terrorist, face ‘friendly’ fire
Other Military News
Runner Dies in Army Race, Collapses Near Pentagon
U.S. and Japan at odds over rising military base costs
Utah Men Accused of Trying to Export Fighter Jet Parts for Plane Flown in Iran
Beauty business thrives in Iran
Report: N. Korea May Disable Nuclear Facilities This Month
S.Korea sure of early nuclear settlement (Everyone else, not so much)
Politics / Government
Clinton Takes Lead in Iowa Poll
Obama Preaches to Faithful at Packed Megachurch
State Dept. Blog Reveals Diplomatic Thought
Atlantic City Mayor to Resign After Disappearing From Sight
Costa Rica Grants Free Trade With U.S., Opponents Balk
Turkey may cut support to U.S. over Armenia bill: MP
Democrats positioned to widen majority in Senate
Bush honors fallen firefighters
Leavitt seeks deal on children's health
Democrats focus on youth in Iowa
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Wisconsin Residents in Shock After Shooting Rampage - VIDEO
Locals Question How Shooting Rampage Deputy Became Officer
Intruders Damage Renowned Claude Monet Painting in French Museum
Police use of Tasers causes few injuries: study
Members vote to retain pastor
Fla. prosecutors build foster child case
Myanmar suggests Suu Kyi release a long way off
Raids, Resistance Continue in Myanmar - PHOTOS
IAEA chief arrives in India as nuclear row rages
No country immune from animal disease: U.N.
Rebel says Sudanese army kills 105 in Darfur town
Darfur town razed after peacekeeper raid (Well, thank goodness the U.N. is there to protect them, eh?)
Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
MSNBC.com Acquires Social News Web Site, Newsvine
Black Employees to Accuse MSG of Discrimination in Suit
Politkovskaya killer known to police: investigator - Video
Activists mark Russia journalist's death
Science / Medicine / Technology
Green fuels will save the earth - or not
Two Americans Win Nobel Prize in Medicine - Briton also awarded for stem cell discoveries
Shuttle crew lands in Florida for launch practice
Zune plays new tune with social networking
Pro gamers spurn geek stereotype as go mainstream
Program launched to counter TB drug shortfalls
Los Angeles clinic shows flaws in diabetes care
Small scanners find hidden heart disease
Following Honeybee Disappearance, Bumblebees Begin Vanishing Act
Tasmanian Devil falling prey to cancer
Teen Rubik's Cube Champion Solves Puzzle 5 times in About 12 Seconds Each
Man Faces 30-Year Sentence for Stealing 52¢ Doughnut
Smells can inspire, arouse -- and drive you mad
Helicopter Escorting Musharraf Crashes, 4 Killed
Boston Red Sox Sweep Anaheim; Yanks Stay Alive
Reuters: Top News
Lady luck turns on Las Vegas' once-hot home market
Pamela Anderson weds: media reports
"Kite Runner" flies high in faithful adaptation
Stocks seen opening lower, thin trade likely
Dollar firms as economic outlook improves - Video
Worries about U.S. downturn ease - Video
Northern Rock climbs on report of further suitors
Sniffing a buying opportunity
JPM and BAC to write down $3 billion in loans: report
Boeing says 787 on track for May 2008 delivery
UBP exec says turmoil prompts fund shakeout
Julius Baer has high targets for Asia - Video
CORRECTION: Buffett sells PetroChina shrs, 5th time since July
RBS trio to seal ABN win, big integration task now
AP World News
Stiller finds heartbreak at box office
Damon HR keeps Yankee season alive
UAW, Chrysler make progress on talks
UK probe of Diana's death going to Paris
Curt Schilling pitches Red Sox into ALCS
Mortgage slump hits home decor industry
Dana Carvey goes for laughs online
Brady's 3 TDs lead Patriots past Browns
CENTCOM: News Releases
STATEMENT FROM MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE – IRAQ: COALITION FORCES ENGAGED TERRORISTS NEAR BAQUBAH
Joint Knowledge Online now available to wider audience- podcast
More about Joint Knowledge Online
Unified Endeavor 08-1 prepares soldiers for Afghanistan deployment
Senate confirms next commander
Nominee to be the next USJFCOM commander testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
President nominates Marine general as new commander
Iraqi firefighters respond to fire at Coalition outpost
New chairman re-enlists 31 Soldiers in Baghdad
Soldiers bring needed supplies to schools
Doura residents evacuated for their protection, then returned
Nasiriyah Maternity and Pediatric Hospital rehabilitation project nearly finished
Local citizens assist Soldiers in decreasing violence
Iraqi Forces, U.S. Special Operations Forces dismantle terrorist cells, kill one insurgent
Coalition forces target Special Groups member; five killed, three detained
Gates Travels to Five Latin American Countries - Story
Citizens Groups Help Tamp Down Insurgency
Troops Kill Insurgents, Capture Suspects
Iraqis Provide Crucial Help in Terrorist Fight
Surge Continues to Help Government Progress
New Chairman Re-enlists 31 Soldiers in Baghdad - Story
Africa Command Works to Become Effective - Story
AFRICOM Commander Affirms Commitment
ON THE GROUND IN IRAQ
New Volunteer Force Takes Stand for Security - Story
Iraqi Firefighters Respond to Fire at Outpost
Troops Discover Weapons Caches
Terrorist Recruiting Center Becomes Schoolhouse
FACE OF DEFENSE
Sudan Refugee Seeks Home, Serves New Country - Story
Marine Follows in Great Uncle’s Footsteps
Lance Corporal Fills Sergeant's Billet
AMERICA SUPPORTS YOU
SemperComm Accepts Award Nominations - Story
Opry Sends Large Package
Group Helps Families Cope
BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with Air Force Col. Donald Bacon
More Evidence Shows Iran Directly Supports Iraq Insurgents - Story
Troops Kill Insurgents, Catch Four - Story
ON THE GROUND
Residents Stand up for Security - Story
Firefighters Respond to Outpost Fire - Story
Iraqi Soldiers Discover Weapons Caches - Story
Terrorist Center Converted to Schoolhouse - Story
Raid Routs Insurgents from Hadithah Triad - Story
Troops Hone Skills on Clearing Buildings
Center Will Re-connect Baghdad to World
Sailors, Marines Support Ground Troops
Navy Customs Battalion TANGO Deploys
Marine Mechanics Help Keep Comrades Safe
Residents Celebrate New Fresh-water Well
Iraqi Hospital Project Provides Jobs
Soldiers of 45th Medical Company Head Home
New Ramps Increase Bagram Capacity
Two New Ramps Give Airfield More Capacity
Troops Get Taste of Home with Post Exchange
Airfield Recycling Project Creates Jobs
IN HORN OF AFRICA
Teamwork Gives Children Space for Learning
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
National Hurricane Center
Today in History
1604 - The supernova called "Kepler's Nova" is first sighted.
1775 - Officers decide to bar slaves and freed Blacks from the Continental Army.
1818 - Two English boxers are the first to use padded gloves.
1840 - The first Hawaiian constitution is proclaimed.
1860 - A telegraph line between Los Angeles and San Francisco opens.
1862 - At the Battle of Perryville (KY), a Confederate invasion is halted.
1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago kills 200, destroying miles of Chicago's buildings, along with the original Emancipation Proclamation.
1896 - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of industrial stocks.
1912 - The First Balkan War begins.
1918 - Sgt. Alvin York reportedly single-handedly kills 25 Germans, and captures 132.
1933 - In San Francisco, Coit Tower is dedicated as a monument to firefighters.
1934 - Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son.
1939 - Germany annexes Western Poland.
1944 - "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" debuts on CBS radio (on Ozzie and Harriet's ninth wedding anniversary).
1945 - President Truman announces that atomic bomb technology has been shared with Britain and Canada.
1955 - The World's most powerful aircraft carrier, the USS Saratoga, is launched.
1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announce they are moving to Los Angeles; Turkish and Syrian border guards exchange fire.
1962 - Algeria is admitted as the 109th member of the U.N.; North Korea reports a 100% election turnout, and a 100% vote for the Workers' (Communist) Party.
1963 - The Sultan of Zanzibar cedes his mainland possessions to Kenya.
1964 - Gilroy Roberts becomes the first U.S. chief engraver to retire (the others died in office).
1970 - Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
1978 - Kenneth Warby sets the world water speed record at 319.627 mph (514 kph).
1981 - President Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral.
1982 - Poland bans Solidarity.
1988 - A fire in Seattle's Space Needle causes evacuation, and causes $2,000 in damage.
1990 - Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters.
1869 - J. Frank Duryea, inventor (first auto built and operated in the U.S.)
1890 - Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator - the "Ace of Aces" (WWI)
1895 - Juan Peron, Argentine President (1946-55, 1973-74)
1895 - King Zog I of Albania (1928-1939)
1916 - Spark Matsunaga (Sen-HI)
1920 - Frank Herbert, sci-fi writer (Dune)
1936 - David Carradine, actor (Kung-Fu, Boxcar Bertha, Young Guns)
1941 - Jesse Jackson, clergyman/presidential candidate
1943 - Chevy Chase, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)
1949 - Sigourney (Susan Alexandra) Weaver, actress (Alien, Working Girl)
1869 - Franklin Pierce 14th president of US, dies in Concord, NH
1944 - Wendell Lewis Willkie Republican politician, dies
1982 - Fernando Lamas actor/director, dies at 67 of cancer
1985 - Leon Klinghoffer, American tourist; hijackers of the Achille Lauro murder him and throw him overboard.
Reported Missing in Action
Denton, Manuel R., USN (TX); UH34D crashed (crewman, w/Ritchey), possible aircraft collision, Killed, body not recovered
Ritchey, Luther E., Jr., USMC (OH); UH34D crashed (pilot, w/Denton), possible aircraft collision, Killed, body not recovered
Wadsworth, Dean Amick, USAF (TX); T28 shot down, emains identified April, 1999
Feldhaus, John Anthony, USN (TN); A1H crashed, presumed Killed
Womack, Sammie N., US Army (VA); released February, 1967 - retired as a Staff Sgt - alive as of 1998
The following lost in the crash of an E1B on Monkey Mountain near Da Nang; bodies not recovered
Guerra, Raul A., USN (CA); journalist / passenger
Pineau, Roland R., USN (MI); crew
Roggow, Norman L., USN (IA); crew
Wolfe, Donald F., USN (MT); crew
Zissu, Andrew G., USN (NY); pilot
Altizer, Albert H., US Army (WV); Killed after the boat he was on overturned while crossing river, body not recovered
Watkins, Robert J., Jr., US Army (MD); AH1G crashed while returning from a mission (co-pilot); rescued on 10/13
Ott, William A., USAF (CA); RF4C shot down (pilot, w/Shay)
Shay, Donald E., Jr., USAF (MD);RF4C shot down (WSO, w/Ott)