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Monday, June 18, 2007

On the Road Again...

I'm travelling today - a long trip, but I'll have some more posts up later when I reach my destination.

Wish me a safe trip!


Top Ten Invention

The Integrated Robotic Explosive Detection System pictured here is one of the Army's top ten inventions for 2006. It was developed by U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. US Army photo

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In Today's News - Monday, June 18, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Men often oppose a thing
merely because they have no agency in planning it,
or because it may have been planned
by those whom they dislike."

-- Alexander Hamilton

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Striking at the Heart of Terror
U.S. Frustrated, But Hopeful for Iraq
Baghdad Curfew Lifted After Shrine Bombing
U.S.-led forces kill 20 militants in southern Iraq
General: Stabilized Iraq may take decade
Single Father in Iraq for Kids at Home
Iraqi Air Force makes milestone landing at combat outpost
A far away Father's Day in Iraq
Sectarian Murders in Baghdad Fall, Petraeus Says

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomb Kills 35 on Police Bus in Afghanistan
Strike on Al Qaeda Kills 7 Kids in Afghanistan
U.S.-led air raid kills seven Afghan children

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
New Video Death Threat - Group holding BBC reporter threatens his life
Rockets Fired From Lebanon Fall on Northern Israel
TSA Releases Tape After Woman Says Sippy Cup Caused Airport Raucus
Abbas Swears in Cabinet, Outlaws Hamas Militias
Israel seeks European support to isolate Gaza - Video
Israel's Olmert sees "dramatic" W.Bank improvements
U.S. diplomat offers support for Abbas
U.S. poised to lift Palestinian embargo
Bush suffers court setbacks in war on terrorism

Supporting Our Heroes
Pace Picnic Honors America's Wounded Warriors

Other Military News
Gen. Petraeus on 'FNS' - TRANSCRIPT

Worldwide Wackos
U.S. envoy hopes to make up time in N.Korea talks
N.Korea plans to seal reactor in July: Russia's Ifax
Zoellick warns Venezuela is heading for trouble

Homegrown Moonbats
Moore expects "onslaught" to follow "SiCKO" release

Politics / Government
Obama's D.C. Townhouse Catches Fire
Sen. says he owns gun carried by aide

Illegal Immigration / Border Control
'They Made the Mistake ... Not Me'

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Pregnant Mom Vanishes in Ohio - VIDEO
NASCAR Sues AT&T - Files $100M counter claim against company
Car Stolen Twice in One Day in Washington
New Hampshire Man Beaten to Death Outside Sister's Graduation
Teen Arrested in Pennsylvania Family's Slaying
Missing Girl, Tortured Boy, Body of Mother Found at Wisconsin House
Mike Nifong Disbarred Over Ethics Violations in Duke Lacrosse Case
Police Searching for Mother of Boy Found in Delaware Parking Lot
Cops Nab 3 in Wisconsin Torture Case
1 Arrested in Graduation Day Bomb Scare
Gunman on run after killing one in Australian city - Video (Hmmm...handguns are banned in Australia, criminals still commit crimes with them...imagine that)
Miami party shooting kills 2, wounds 5
Ohio hires expert to review data theft
Ky. police chief remembered by hundreds
Chicago's biggest mob trial in years set
End of Utah manhunt leaves questions
Disbarred Duke prosecutor's future dim

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
GE, Pearson discussing WSJ publisher bid

Science / Medicine / Technology
Astronauts Perform Final Spacewalk - PHOTOS
Diabetics Skipping Insulin to Lose Weight
British body backs inter-species clones
Microsoft launches new-look MSN for mobile phones
World of e-sports braces for sea change
FDA declines to approve Encysive's Thelin
Space station computers to get last test
AP: Blockbuster to favor Blu-ray HD disc

Mother Nature
Italians Take on Hares at Airport - PHOTOS
World's First Manta Ray Born in Captivity
China plants trees to hold back desertification
N.Y. shark hunt attracts commerce, protesters

Topless Wealth
Washington Teacher Under Investigation After Student's Profanity-Laced Tirade
Widow Sues Over Husband's Cremated Leg
Sibs Break Breath-Holding Record - VIDEO

Other News of Note
Missing 2 Days, 5-Year-Old Found Alive
6 Dead After Drag Racing Car Hits Crowd of Bystanders in Tennessee
Dragster's fatal tricks questioned
China slave scandal brings resignation calls
Lincoln museum gets collection of items
Oil industry scales back refinery plans

Fox News
Angel Cabrera Wins U.S. Open - PHOTOS
Pope Benedict Makes Pilgrimage to Assisi
Italian Designer Gianfranco Ferre Dies
President of Large Southern Baptist Congregation Split Over Politics
Newest Trend: Personal Scanners at Food Stores
Rivals Not Afraid of Hendrick Dream Team - PHOTOS

Reuters: Top News
Mongolian helicopter crash kills 14
Tuareg rebels in Niger raid Agadez airport
South Korea's first woman PM to run for president
Author: Diana's death banal end to beautiful life
Study may explain roots of empathy
"Fantastic Four" surfs to No. 1 spot at box office
Asia stocks at record highs, yen slides - Video
Oil steady as dealers eye US gasoline, supply risks
China Mobile eyes biggest ever Shanghai listing
Stronger earnings outlook may lift stocks - Video
Commodities still attracting big investors
Agriculture grows anxious on Doha drive
Airbus gets 22 A350 XWB orders from U.S. Airways
Dow Jones rival bid plan may include family: reports
Cerberus had talks over Jaguar, Land Rover: report
Akzo Nobel says ICI rejected takeover approach
Microsoft to buy $12 mln stake in China TV maker
Nokia unveils 3 new handsets, sees bigger market share

AP World News
Wang fans 10 to lead Yankees over Mets
Bonds adds Fenway to his longball resume
Spanish matador back in the ring
Train-car collision kills 2 east of L.A.
Ruth Graham buried at N.C. library
DT: Chinese Cyberwar Alert!
Shock: Catching Insurgents
Blog: Rate the Army Wives TV Show
Podcast: Bing West Talks Iraq
U.S. Navy SEALs

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM Standing Joint Force Headquarters deploys for 2007 hurricane season exercise
Global force management efforts helps improve command's joint provision process - podcast
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

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Baghdad market thrives during troop surge
11 suspected VBIED cell members detained
Coalition Forces disrupt Secret Cell terrorist network
Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
One insurgent killed, 3 captured in Adhamiyah
Coalition Forces, Iraqis team up for security clearing mission, barrier emplacements in Rusafa

Gates: Troop Surge Will Take Time to Judge
Gates Visits Iraq for Ops, Reconciliation Update
Reducing Stigma Key to Better Mental Health
Pace Pledges His Best Through End of Term
Pace Speaks About Jointness, Moral Courage
Aviation Unit Supports ‘Surge’ Forces in Baghdad
Army Warfighters Still Get Best Gear, Equipment
Security Ops Squeeze Insurgents, General Says
National Anthem Project Ends With Grand Finales

More Headline News
Army Birthday Bash Features New Technology
Defense Department Supports Poppy Eradication
Too Early to Discern Trends in Iraq, Officials Say
Negroponte: ‘Harder’ Days Expected in Baghdad

Military News
Air Mobility Command Reaches 'R and R' Milestone
Eglin Partnership Helps Endangered Fish
Exchange Offers Calling Cards for Father’s Day

War on Terror
5 Suspects Detained
5 Troops, 1 U.S. Soldier Die
Terrorist Leaders Captured
Coalition Kills, Detains Terrorists
Four Soldiers Killed in Iraq
Taliban Suspects Killed, Held

America Supports You
Pro Soccer Team D.C. United Honors Military
Guide Offers PTSD Resources
It's Outback Steaks for Troops
Havoline Keeps Spouses Moving
Group is Keystone of Support
'Operation Homelink' Grows

Seabees Get Intel Specialists
Medical Models Cut Time, Risk
Designer Finds Challenge in Medal
Navy Commissions USS Kidd
Meeting Focuses on Transformation

Face of Defense
Challenges, Triumphs for Marine
Air Corps Mentor Ends Tour
Soldier Serves Many Roles
Brothers Meet in Iraq
Father, Son Seek Out Iraq

Abu Nuwas Street Revitalization Center Opens - Story
Air Cavalry Soldier Discusses Father's Day - Story
Food Service Troops Prepare for Army’s Birthday - Story
Task Force Invites Coalition Partners to Forum - Story
Iraqi Security Forces Thwart Car Bomb Attack - Story

NBA Players Post Up with Servicemembers
Advisory Team Working with Iraqis in Baghdad
Training, Cooperation Push Iraqi Air Force
Baghdad Market Thrives During Troop Surge

Marines Train Servicemembers in Martial Arts
Djibouti Boys Orphanage Receives Donation
Navy Exchange Brings More, Varied Products

Panjshir Opens Teachers’ Training College
Medical Outreach Brings Care to Afghans
Airmen Bring Hospital to Wounded In Afghanistan

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

Reported Missing in Action
The following USAF personnel killed in the collision of 2 B-52s - bodies not recovered:
Armond, Robert L. (CA)

Gehrig, James M., Jr. (PA)

Lowry, Tyrrell G. (OR)

Neville, William E. (CA)

Roberts, Harold J., Jr. (OR)

Watson, Frank P. (OK)

The following US Army personnel reported MIA when their OH23 disappeared while on mission:
Guillory, Edward J. (LA)

Lemmons, William E. (ID)

McKittrick, James C. (SC)

Ravencraft, James Alvin, US Army (OH); Remains recovered February, 1969

Drake, Carl Wilson, USAF (OH); F4E shot down (w/Drake), KIA, body not recovered

Green, James A., US Army (OK); KIA, body not recovered

McLamb, Harry Lawrence, USAF (GA); F4E shot down (w/McLamb), KIA, body not recovered

The following Killed when their EKA3B developed mechanical problems and crashed into Tonkin Bay; bodies not recovered
Bidwell, Barry A., USN (PA)

DeBlasio, Raymond V., USN (NY)

Painter, John R., Jr. , USN (MA)

The following USAF personnel KIA when their AC130A was shot down, remains ID'd October, 1994
Ayres, Gerald F.(DE)

Cole, Richard M., Jr. (NY)

Danielson, Mark G. (CO)

Gilbert, Paul F. (TX)

Harrison, Robert H. (NY)

Hunt, Leon A. (KY)

Klinke, Donald H. (CA)

Lehrke, Stanley L. (CA)

Mercer, Jacob E. (FL)

NyHof, Richard E. (CA)

Newman, Larry J. (NE)

Wilson, Robert A. (MI)

Also lost in 1972:
Kilpatrick, Larry Ronald, USN (GA); A7A crash, reportedly killed

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