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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Troops Search for Explosive Devices

U.S. Army Sgt. Blake Cirks places an identification poster up of possible vehicle-borne improvised explosive device makers during operations in Mosul, Iraq, June 5, 2007. Cirks is assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kristina Columbus and her military working dog Anna search a garage suspected of being used to make vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, June 5, 2007, in Mosul, Iraq. Columbus is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott McKissen prepares to test a piece of cloth for explosives residue after wiping a suspect's hands in Mosul, Iraq, June 5, 2007. McKissen is assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott McKissen wipes a suspect's hands to test for explosives residue during an operation being conducted in Mosul, Iraq, June 5, 2007. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Scott McKissen sparays a piece of cloth to test for explosives residue after wiping a suspect's hands in Mosul, Iraq, June 5, 2007. McKissen is assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

U.S. Army Spc. Colby Richardson flexi cuffs an Iraqi man after he is identified as a possible vehicle-borne improvised explosive device maker during operations in Mosul, Iraq, June 5, 2007. Richardson is assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton Russ

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DJIBOUTI, Africa (June 7, 2007) – Capt. John Heckmann and Capt. Robert Fahey render a salute during a change-of-command ceremony. The ceremony marked an end to Fahey's tour of duty. Fahey, who took command as Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) in July of 2006, was the first Navy officer for the camp. During his tenure, Fahey supervised the transition of the camp from a Marine Corps expeditionary base to a Navy camp. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Pineda

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In Today's News - Sunday, June 10, 2007

Quote of the Day
"There's no substitute for winning,
no substitute — period.
So why not spend the next two-and-a-half years
focused like a laser beam on winning in Iraq...
ramp up our troops, swarm the Sunni provinces
and really try to defeat this insurgency.
If we can't do that, nothing else matters."

-- Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Bomber Kills 14 Iraqi Soldiers - PHOTOS

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Lebanon Hits Militants in Palestinian Camp- Palestinian Gunmen Storm Israeli Border
Five Lebanese soldiers killed in refugee camps - Video
Rival Palestinian factions fight Gaza gun battles
British police say no evidence for CIA flights claim
Al-Qaida's new African alliance watched

Troops on Trial
Officer: Drop Marine's Haditha Charges

Supporting Our Heroes
Group’s Mission is Giving Back (Local folks support our Heroes)

Homegrown Moonbats
Dean: Democratic president would end war

Politics / Government
A Hero's Welcome (President Bush in Albania)
Bush Defends Record in Meeting With Pope
Anti-Bush protests in Rome after Pope meeting - Video
Russia touts radar offer, says U.S. shield not needed
Hillary Clinton slams proposed U.S.-Korea trade pact
Wyoming says goodbye to its U.S. senator
Obama hits streets in grass-roots effort

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
McCain: Time short for immigration bill

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Grisly Find in Wisconsin - 6 found dead in house after shooting
Report: Paris 'On the Brink' - PHOTOS
Paris Hilton not eating in jail, but won't appeal - Video
Serial Rapist Strikes Again
Alleged Cheerleading Madam Busted
'Jesus' Cracks Cold Murder Case in New York City
Civil Rights Leader Charged With Incest
Woman Sentenced for Starving Stepdaughters
Majority of Americans favor death penalty: poll
Sex offenders younger, more violent
Mont. officials hunt for prison escapees

Adventures in Political Correctness
Iran condemns G8 sanctions threat - Video

U.N. News
Bush says U.N. must act now on Kosovo

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Printing books online: an author you can't refuse
Jewelry merchant on eBay fined $400,000
Watchdog group slams Google on privacy

Science / Medicine / Technology
Massive Beef Recall - E. coli causes warnings in 11 states
Fast Facts: How to Safely Prepare Your Beef
Gap Found in Atlantis' Heat-Protecting Blanket - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Vitamin D cuts cancer risk in study of U.S. women
Detroit hospital closing part of pattern

Mother Nature
Officials Care for Cubs After 2 Bears Killed
Dog That Vanished Found 430 Miles Away
American buys slices of South America

Ejected Announcer Gets Peculiar Punishment
Scores of bicyclists go nude in U.K.

Other News of Note
Napoleon's Battle Sword Up for Auction
Filly Makes History at Belmont - PICS (Great race!)

Fox News
WEEK IN PICTURES: The News in Photos

Reuters: Top News
Sarkozy seen winning large majority in parliament
Japan voters wary of ruling parties before election
South African gunman killed in hostage drama
Belgians expected to vote out government
Hungarians reconquer world record for kissing
Rang de Basanti wins in Indian movie awards
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 outlook still an unchanged melody
Jump in U.S. yields could dim allure of carry trade
Qualcomm shares rise despite ban
iPhone hype has gadget geeks camping and drooling
Greenspan nixed idea of subprime crackdown: paper
Management bibles are not gospel
Fiat mulled buying Jaguar and Land Rover: report
Clinton offers Detroit automakers health care aid
Aeroflot signs deal to buy 22 Boeing Dreamliners

AP World News
Rocket wins debut to give Yanks a boost
AP research: CEO compensation skyrockets
Little Hollywood love for Paris Hilton
Henin wins 3rd consecutive French Open
Plane makes emergency landing on beach
Obituaries in the news
Las Vegas Career Fair - June 13th
Blog: Targeting Iranian Secret Cells
Daily Shock: Firefight at Night
Podcast: Airman Playmate Nude Again
Care Packages for the Troops
Military Discount for Lasik Surgery
Army Wives on TV

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
Noble Resolve 07-1 yields new opportunities for experimentation - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
New police training center promotes law, order
New UK commander tells Iraqis ‘We will stand by you’ (Wouldn't it be nice if they got the same message from the U.S. Congress?)
'Embedded' assistance for combat brigades
Effective communication saves lives
Six al-Qaeda suspects captured
Insurgents attack mosque, clinic
National Police unit ready to assume responsibility in northwest Rashid
2/10th MTN, 1 ACB kill IED emplacers
Iraqi Army conducts Operation Tiger Hammer in Adhamiyah
Car bomb targets Iraqi National Police in Baghdad

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
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

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
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
1610 - The first Dutch settlers arrive to colonize Manhattan Island.
1639 - The first American log cabin is built at Fort Christina, DE.
1752 - Ben Franklin's kite is struck by lightning.
1772 - Rhode Islanders burn the Gaspe, a British revenue cutter.
1776 - The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.
1801 - Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute (protection money).
1846 - Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tire.
1863 - General Nathan Bedford Forrest and 3500 Confederates defeat 8,000 Union troops at the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS.
1898 - U.S. Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War.
1916 - The Great Arab Revolt begins.
1924 - The first political convention is broadcast on the radio (Republicans in Cleveland).
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is formed.
1940 - Italy declares war on France and Britain during.
1942 - The Gestapo kills 173 Czechoslovakians in the Massacre at Lidice.
1943 - FDR becomes the first U.S. President to visit a foreign country during wartime; he also signs the withholding tax bill (W-2 Day!)
1946 - The Italian Republic is established.
1955 - The first separation of virus into its component parts is reported.
1967 - The "6-day War" (Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt) ends.
1973 - NASA launches the Radio Astronomy Explorer 49 into lunar orbit.
1975 - The Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans.
1977 - James Earl Ray (killed Martin Luther King) escapes from prison.
1981 - The IRA's Joseph Doherty escapes from the Crumlin Road Jail.
1982 - Israeli troops reach the outskirts of Beirut.
1984 - US missile shot down an incoming missile in space for 1st time.
1991 - In the "Mother of All Parades," NYC welcomes home Desert Storm veterans.

1735 - John Morgan, physician-in-chief of the Continental Army
1921 - Prince Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, Elizabeth II's husband
1922 - Rose Moffard, acting AZ Governor.
1929 - James McDivitt, Brigadier General, USAF / astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9)

1839 - Nathaniel Pryor, Lewis & Clark Expedition
1903 - Serbian King Alexander I and Queen Dragia, assassinated
1924 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated
1985 - Bob Prince, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1988 - Louis L'Amour, western writer

Reported Missing in Action
The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their UH1B was shot down (all believed KIA / BNR):
Compa, Joseph J., Jr., US Army (OH)

Curlee, Robert L., Jr., US Army (NC)

Hagen, Craig L., US Army (CA)

Hall, Walter L., US Army (ME)

Johnson, Bruce G., US Army (MI)

Owens, Fred M., US Army (OK)

Saegaert, Donald R., US Army (CT)

Also reported MIA this day in 1965:
Doughtie, Carl Louis, USN (NC); A1H shot down, remains ID'd December, 1998 - buried in Arlington February, 1999

Everson, David, USAF (MN); F105 shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Hall, Thomas R., USAF (VA); F8E shot down, released by DRV March 1973 - alive as of 1998

Platt, Robert L., Jr., US Army (SC); last seen wounded during ambush

Sherman, Peter Woodbury, USN (OH); F105 shot down, remains returned January, 1991

Pierce, Walter M., US Army (PA); Killed, body not recovered

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