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Saturday, June 09, 2007

Soldiers Perform Search in Rashid, Iraq

An Iraqi army soldier cuts the lock off a gate to search a house during a clearing mission with U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

An Iraqi army soldier searches a house during a clearing mission with U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, pulls security while soldiers break through a gate to search a house in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

Iraqi army soldiers search a house during a clearing mission with U.S. Army soldiers assigned with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

An Iraqi army soldier searches a house during a clearing mission with U.S. Army soldiers in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, continue to perform a cordon and search in Rashid, Iraq, June 2, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

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TROOP HUGS — Elizabeth Laird, a Salvation Army volunteer, gives Capt. Adrian Williams a hug following his return from a six-month deployment to Iraq June 5 at Fort Hood, Texas. Laird has been giving troops departing and returning to Fort Hood hugs for more than four years. U.S. Air Force photo by Daren Reehl

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In Today's News - Saturday, June 9, 2007

Quote of the Day
"A successful Iraq that is at peace with its neighbors and that has a government that's representative of the various elements within the country would represent an enormous success for this region. It would add to prosperity for the region. It would be something that all of the neighbors would benefit from, except Iran."
-- former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Car Bomb Kills 2 in Iraq
Iraq protests against shelling by Turkey
Las Vegas Career Fair - June 13th Blog: Targeting Iranian Secret Cells

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban kill Pakistani tribesman accused of spying - Daily Shock: Firefight at Night (Mature language)
Request for More Troops not Being Met
Afghan Civilians Push Enemy Insurgents From Their Districts

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Gaza militants attack crossing with Israel
Video: Abu Sayaf terrorists in gun battle! Oliver North reports from the Philippines
Feds Lift New Passport Security Rules
Colombia hostage deal still elusive: FARC rebel
Blast in Pakistan's Baluchistan kills three
Official says JFK terror probe widening
Prober: CIA ran secret jails in Europe

Supporting Our Heroes - Care Packages for the Troops (Great suggestions here)

Other Military News
Navy officer to become Joint Chiefs Chair - Video
Marines Changing Bonus Program

Worldwide Wackos
U.S. to Israel: will assess Iran sanctions at yr-end

Homegrown Moonbats
Sheehan selling land to radio show host

Politics / Government
Bush: 'In Listening Mode'
Jefferson: 'I Am Absolutely Innocent' VIDEO
Republican Punches Democrat in Alabama Senate Chamber
Bad behavior on the far-right
Bush Suffers Stomach Ailment at Summit
Taiwan's Lee defends Tokyo war shrine visit - Video
G8 trumpets Africa aid deal as summit ends
U.S. vows to help Latin America fight drug gangs
Dems urge tougher stance on Colombia
Gingrich forecasts GOP losses in 2008
Bush meets pope, promotes U.S. AIDS work

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
Immigration reform advocates vow comeback - Video
Bush urges senators on immigration bill

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Letterman Plotter Escapes Prison Work Detail
Winkler May Serve 60 Days for Slaying
Court Hears Custody Battle Over Embryos
Cops: Stepdad Drowned Child for Insurance
Backflips, Pom-poms and Pimpin'?
'It's Not Right' - Paris Hilton to serve full 45-day sentence - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Did Paris Hilton receive a get-out-of-jail-free card?
Greta Van Susteren describes Paris Hilton's behavior in courtroom
Two L.A. insiders give us the scoop on Paris Hilton's hearing
Paris Hilton Arrives at Jail to Finish Serving Sentence
Police Dispute Attorney's Claim That Suspects Offered Safe Haven to Girl Who Disappeared
Officials: Kelsey Smith Died of Strangulation
Report: Kelsey Smith Murder Suspect Was Convicted of Threatening Adoptive Sister
Police Receive 'Credible Call' in Madeleine McCann Kidnapping
Cheerleading Coach at School Founded by Andre Agassi Busted for Prostitution
Police are easing age and fitness rules

Adventures in Political Correctness
Wartime treatment of Germans questioned (Anything to make the U.S. look bad...we'll dig up stuff decades old if we need to...nevermind that the U.S. has over-compensated and now doesn't want to offend terrorists)
Church of England calls Sony game 'sick' (how much do you want to be this game gets pulled because it offends? How about this for a radical suggestion - if it offends you, DON'T BUY IT)

U.N. News
Envoy: Numbers complicate Darfur talks

Science / Medicine / Technology
Atlantis Blasts Off - PHOTOS - VIDEO
Computer Glitch Grounds Hundreds of Flights
Lifestyle changes help obese breast cancer women
Altria to test Marlboro smokeless tobacco product
Hong Kong winters may vanish in 50 years: weather expert
Atlantis chasing space station

Mother Nature
Surgery to Give Jawless Boy a New ‘Face’ on Life
Death toll in Australian storm rises to six

California Woman Fakes Abduction to Get Out of Date
Teen Dies From Muscle Cream Overdose
Three detained for high-tech exam cheating
Amid public outcry, Italy senators want ice cream

Other News of Note
New details on skeletal remains released
Slaves who died at sea being honored

Fox News
NEWS IN PICTURES: The Day in Photos
U.S. Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Jump
Los Angeles County supervisor on whether Paris Hilton's sentence is fair
Larry Birkhead tells Greta how his life has changed in one year
FOX 411: Paris Hilton Burns While Others Walk
Pop Tarts: Blue Crush: Kate Bosworth and Liv Tyler Smooch

Reuters: Top News
Bush visits Pope and Prodi in Rome
Putin does not rule out running in 2012: report
Lebanon army shells camp, 3 soldiers die - Video
Greenpeace says Indian port killing rare turtles
Laptop makers push size, price limits to gain sales
Dell to sell notebook PCs at U.S. Sam's Club stores
Shhh -- It's time to take a peek at secret London
New ABC TV drama "loves" Paris Hilton
"Grey's Anatomy" star Washington angry at firing
"Spring Awakening" tipped to sweep Tony Awards in NY
Stocks still have room to extend rally
Bonds recover mildly but rate worries linger - Video
Oil falls more than $2 on demand concerns
Stocks rally on lower oil, bond yields
Yingli Green Energy shares decline in market debut
Rate rise could hurt consumer spending
A shift to large caps as economy slows?
Spike in bond yields unlikely to save dollar
Data shows economy poised for better growth - Video
Rate concerns cast cloud on global M&A boom
China says Jan-May trade surplus $85.72 bln
Glaxo drug cuts bleeding in study
Chrysler exceeds buyout target for UAW workers
Funds seek expert advice for millisecond advantage

AP World News
Va. Tech students' research stalled
Special Olympics seeks big-city boost
Cavaliers counting on James to rebound
Henin eyes third straight French crown
J.D. Drew bests brother as Red Sox roll
Soriano hits 3 homers as Cubs top Braves
Daly says wife attacked him with knife
LA mayor separating from wife
Podcast: Airman Playmate Nude Again
Military Discount for Lasik Surgery

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM Transformation Advisory Group helps command shape future
More about the Transformation Advisory Group - podcast
Joint Transformation Command - Intelligence welcomes new commander
More about Joint Transformation Command - Intelligence - podcast
Regional Cooperation 07 begins
Transformational program demonstrates developing logistics support concept

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Iraqi, Coalition forces continue security operations in Adhamiyah
New courthouse complex takes shape
Iraqis take lead in community project
Golden Dragons, Strykers clear Radwaniyah
Indirect fire attack in theater internment facility at Bucca
Five terrorists killed, 11 detained in Coalition raids
One secret cell terrorist killed, three detained
1 Killed, 12 Detained in raid on al-Qaeda network
Congratulatory statement by Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner on Iraq’s soccer success
Two car bombs damage Sunni, Shia mosques in Abu Ghraib

Gates Recommends Mullen to Replace Pace
Video: Gates Announces Choice for New Chairman
Biography of Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen
Biography of Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright
Admiral Describes Way Forward for Troop Surge
Command Needs Reservists for Headquarters
Afghan, Coalition Forces Defeat Enemy Fighters
Additional Units Stand Up to Assist Wounded
Kirkuk Example Provides Hope Despite Attacks

More Headline News
Groups, Individuals Reap Environmental Awards
Air Force Combat Videographer Keys in on People
Law Enforcement Seeing Incremental Progress
Exhibit to Close; Portraits to Go to Families

Military News
Army Path Takes Amputee Soldier to Forefront of Care
Military, Hollywood Team Up on Big Screen
Video: Marine Volunteers Battle California Fires

War on Terror
Forces Kill 21 Insurgents
Iraq Raids Net 32 Terrorists
Troops Kill al Qaeda Agent
Four Suspected Terrorists Killed

America Supports You
Group’s Mission is Giving Back
Singer Makes Sailor's Life Easier
Golfers for Injured Troops
Illinois Group Plays Santa
Marine Receives Belated Gift

Medics Conduct Training with New Decon Field Equipment
New Pentagon Channel Show Helps Make Troops ‘Fit for Duty’
Program Helps Recruits with College
Dover Gets First Globemaster

Face of Defense
Katrina Survivor Joins Marines
F-16 Pilot Lauded
Heavy-Equipment Operator
Top Blood Platelet Donator

New Baghdad Courthouse Complex Takes Shape - Story
Airmen Bring Hospital to Wounded In Afghanistan - Story
Navy Exchange Brings More, Varied Products - Story
Iraqis Lead Community Soccer Field Project - Story

Iraqi Village Committed to Higher Quality of Life
Airfield Techs Build, Maintain Airfields in Iraq
Diyala Committee, Military Meet in Baqouba
First Class of Pilots Complete 5-Day Course
Barriers Safeguard Adhamiyah Residents

Teamwork in Djibouti Gets Ships Underway
Medical Techs Keep Troops Mission-Ready
New Water Drilling Rig Arrives In Djibouti
German Navy Donates Vehicles, Suppport

82nd Airborne Goes the Distance in Operation
Reporters Visit Bagram Airfield for Media Day
Task Force Anzio Takes on New Command


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
Weekly Reconstruction Report (PDF)
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

Today in History
1628 - Thomas Morton becomes the first person deported from what is now the U.S. (in Massachusetts).
1732 - James Oglethorpe receives a royal charter for Georgia.
1822 - Charles Graham receives the first patent for false teeth.
1862 - Battle of Port Republic.
1863 - Battle of Brandy Station, Va.
1898 - China leases Hong Kong's New Territories to Britain for 99 years.
1934 - The first Donald Duck cartoon is released ("The Wise Little Hen").
1940 - Norway surrenders to Germany.
1949 - Georgia Neese Clark becomes the first woman Treasurer of the U.S.
1954 - During the Senate-Army hearings, Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
1959 - In Groton, CT, the first ballistic missile submarine is launched (USS George Washington).
1969 - Warren Burger is confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice.
1980 - The Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.
1982 - Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in the Bekaa Valley.
1984 - NASA launches the Intelsat V - it failed.
1985 - The U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 deposits its lander on Venus.
1988 - Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty, bartender and IRA member, deported to the U.K.
1997 - The British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires

1640 - Leopold I, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire
1916 - Robert S. McNamara U.S. Secretary of Defense / head of World Bank
1930 - Marvin Kalb, educator / newscaster (CBS/NBC)
1934 - Donald Duck

68 - Nero Roman Emperor, suicide
1870 - Charles Dickens, author

Reported Missing in Action
Dale, Charles A., US Army (AZ); OV1C shot down over Vinh Bihn (w/Demmon)

Demmon, David S., US Army (CA); OV1C shot down over Vinh Bihn (w/Dale)

Bush, Robert Ira, USAF (WI); A1E shot down (w/Shorack), KIA/BNR

Shorack, Theodore James, Jr., USAF (OR); A1E shot down (w/Bush), KIA/BNR

The following personnel reported missing when their HU3E was shot down over water; all KIA/BNR:
Holden, Elmer Larry, USAF (OK)

Locker, James Douglas, USAF (OH)

Rittichier, Jack C., USCG (OH)

Yeend, Richard C., USAF (AL); HU3E shot down over water; KIA, body not recovered

Also reported MIA this day in 1968:
Schmidt, Walter R., Jr., USMC (NY); A4E shot down, known ejected and wounded, presumed POW

Elliott, Andrew J., US Army (CA); OH6A crashed

Hilbrich, Barry W., US Army SF (TX); O1F disappeared (w/Ryder)

Ryder, John L., USAF (MI): O1F disappeared (w/Hilbrich)

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