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Thursday, July 12, 2007

SECURITY PATROL — U.S. Army Spc. Jason Curtis, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, pulls security while leaders of a medical civil action project searched for a suitable site in Parun, Afghanistan, June 28, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Aird

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In Today's News - Thursday, July 12, 2007

Quote of the Day
"Sell not virtue to purchase wealth,
nor liberty to purchase power."

-- Benjamin Franklin

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Another GOP Defection on Iraq

Operation Enduring Freedom
Afghan Police Units Counter Aggressive Taliban

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
AP: Al Qaeda Back to 2001 Strength, Fed Report Says
Al Qaeda No. 2 Calls for Holy War Against Pakistan
Accused leader of NY airport plot pleads innocent
Mortars rock Mogadishu palace before peace meeting
At least 106 dead at Pakistan mosque

Troops on Trial
Marine's Murder Charge May be Dropped

Other Military News
Senate Republicans stop more leave for troops
Pentagon criticized for armor contracts

Politics / Government
Bill on drug safety, FDA funding clears House
House cuts student lender subsidies
White House, Democrats clash over prosecutor probe
Former First Lady Dies at 94 - PHOTOS
Bush Orders Harriet Miers Not to Testify, Defying Subpoena
Flynt Claims Credit for Senator's 'Madam' Woes - VIDEO
UPDATE '08: Politics, Direct From the Sources
Al Qaeda entrenched in Pakistan, U.S. officials say
Bush predicts U.S. budget deficit will shrink
Nixon library loses Watergate whitewash
Uneasy GOP senators beseech Bush on Iraq
Relatives of firefighters blast Giuliani
Video Send-Up of Hillary Clinton by 'American Idol' Contestant Walks a Sexual Line

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Two Indicted in 'Pizza Bomber' Heist - VIDEO - PHOTOS
Man Held in Missing Girl Case - VIDEO
Philadelphia officials sue state over gun laws
Pizza Deliveryman Killed by Bomb a Conspirator in Bank Robbery Plot

U.N. News
EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Agency Shuts Down Its Financial System After FOX News Asks About Outside Users

Science / Medicine / Technology
Scientists find signs of water beyond solar system
Baby mammoth find promises breakthrough - Video
Sony, Microsoft see games key to console race
Nintendo Wii may be scarce for holidays
Man With Tuberculosis Breaks Window, Flees Hospital
Bills pile up when uninsured eligible for Medicare
Older women should avoid hormone therapy: study
Cancer risk higher with Western diet
Telescope gives deepest view of space

Mother Nature
Rare ghost orchid found in Fla. preserve
Military files left unprotected online

Burned jogger shows lightning, headphones don't mix
Let's do this again, next year!
The contraception reception

Fox News
NCAA to Oklahoma Football: Forfeit All 2005 Wins
Brothers Arrested for Allegedly Posing as Town's Doctors
Georgia Prosecutor Releases Amateur Teen Sex Tape

Reuters: Top News
Cousin of Colombia's Uribe probed for "para" links
Hotels cater to couples celebrating milestones
Nicole Richie trial postponed until August
Cheadle movie "Talk to Me" has critics buzzing
Indexes gain on earnings optimism; Yum up late
Dollar steady, market awaits BOJ rate decision
Samsung shares up on Q2 hopes
Genentech profit up 41 percent on Rituxan, Avastin
Gold near 1-month high, Tokyo futures rebound
Is Mexico paying for U.S. housing woes?
Treasury supply seen shrinking
Motorola warns Q2 loss, sees no mobile profit in '07
Alcan moves toward friendly deal: sources
UAW chief says not in "concessionary mode"
Sony Ericsson quarterly sales, profit rise
GE, Abbott end $8 bln deal for diagnostics business
Sallie deal at risk as buyers question conditions

AP World News
Longoria says she wasn't a bridezilla
NCAA: Oklahoma must forfeit 2005 season
Brew Crew gives second half intrigue
Phyllis Diller sidelined by back injury
Posh and Becks strip down for hot photos
Stocks rise on takeover activity
AOL to pay $3M, reform cancel policies
Billups signs 5-year deal with Pistons
Court delays Richie's trial in DUI case
Obituaries in the news
Poll: Time to Leave Iraq?
Op-ed: Fear Civil War?
Daily Shock: Javelin vs. VBIED
Def Tech: V-22 on Brit Ship
Fitness: Service-wide PFT
Blog: "We Will Joust!"
A Bloody Business

CENTCOM: News Releases

USJFCOM, others to test Coalition Combat Identification capability during Bold Quest 07
More about CCID - podcast
USJFCOM Advanced Concept Development Demonstration named finalist for award - podcast
Exercise puts critical technology on trialCommand helps test new gun shot location system - podcast
Wood addresses joint warfare transformation at Transformation Warfare conference - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Humanitarian aid decreases violence in Baghdad neighborhood
Spear Academy brings Coalition Forces closer to ultimate goal
Soldiers spread word on rewards program
Soldiers work to build trust in Rashid
Iraqi Police detain alleged mortar, sniper cell leader in Samarra
Extortion network shut down in Rawah, insurgents detained in Hit
Suspected Secret Cell Terrorist Detained by Coalition Forces
Two terrorists killed, 20 suspects detained
Rockets, mortars seized in Rashid
IED factory discovered, specialized in ‘curb-shaped’ bombs

Antiterrorism Successes Continue in Iraq - Video
Officials Note High Retention Rates Military-Wide
Guard Troops Help Fight Wildfires in West

More Headline News
Bush to Wait for Petraeus Report on Iraq
President Names New Commander for AFRICOM
More Time Needed to Assess Surge Effectiveness
Too Early for Iraq Conclusions, Officials Say

Military News
Amphibious Marines Host 'Life of a Marine'
Service Dog Aids Fairchild Family Member
Army Reaches Out to Adult 'Influencers'

War on Terror
Forces Detain 21 in Iraq Raids
Troops Detain 19 in Iraq
Polish Soldiers Help Afghan Children Experience Kite-Flying
Forces Detain Insurgents

Officials Realign Installations
Defense Officials Offer Million-Dollar Prize for Power Innovations
‘Sentinels of the Sea’ Debuts
Guard Unit Flies First Predator

Face of Defense
Twins Become Captains
Military Pays Tribute to Warrior
Mother, Daughter in Tandem
Evil Eyes Stand Out

America Supports You
Group Opens Arms to Veterans
‘Hero Hugs’ Founder Honored
Foundation Lends Helping Hand
San Diego Padres Salute Military

BLOGGERS' ROUNDTABLE with U.S. ARMY Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner
Antiterrorism Successes Continue - Story
Bloggers' Roundtable Web Site

Operation Sets up Combat Outpost in Iraq - Story
Army Engineers Host Summit in Afghanistan - Story
Hundreds of Police Recruits Vie for Security Jobs - Story
Marines Wrap up Counterinsurgency Operation - Story

Once Violent Iraqi Neighborhood, Now Peaceful
Cooperative Efforts Returning Falahat to Normal
Ironhorse Brigade, City of Austin Team up in Iraq
'Wolverines' Ready for Anything on Mission
Sustainment Brigade Hands off Q-West Mission

Civil Affairs Donates Supplies to African Hospital
Marines Train Djiboutian Navy in Security Tactics
Medical Task Force Educates to Save Lives

Joint Medical Engagement Treats Afghans
Bank Agreement Strengthens Afghan Economy
Afghan Leaders Provide Aid to Flood Victims

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
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
- King Edward I orders Jews expelled from England.
1543 - England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (his sixth, and final, wife).
1691 - William III beats James II at the Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England.
1774 - The citizens of Carlisle, PA, pass a declaration of independence.
1812 - U.S. forces led by General Hull invade Canada (War of 1812).
1862 - Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor.
1882 - The first U.S. ocean pier is completed in Washington, D.C.
1906 - Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, is found innocent of treason in France.
1909 - The 16th Amendment is approved, giving the government the right to tax incomes.
1912 - "Queen Elizabeth" becomes the first foreign feature film exhibited in the U.S.
1920 - Lithuania and the U.S.S.R. sign a peace treaty; Lithuania becomes an independent republic.
1933 - Congress passes the first minimum wage law, setting minimum wage at 33¢ an hour.
1934 - The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island are abandoned.
1948 - Six RAF Havilland Vampires become the first jets to fly across the Atlantic.
1957 - Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first U.S. President to fly in a helicopter.
1960 - Sputnik-5 (U.S.S.R.) is launched, carrying two dogs.
1966 - The U.S. Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at the silver bullion price at the Philadelphia and Denver mints.
1977 - The Enterprise Space Shuttle has its first free flight test.
1982 - FEMA promises that survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail.
1984 - Geraldine Ferraro of NY becomes the first female major-party Vice Presidential candidate.
1988 - The U.S.S.R. launches Phobos II for a Martian orbit.

100 BC
- Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor
1817 - Henry David Thoreau, naturalist/author/pacifist
1854 - George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera
1908 - Milton Berle, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
1922 - Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
1922 - Mark O. Hatfield (Sen-OR)
1948 - Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)

- Jack Cade, killed in a revolt against British King Henry VI

Reported Missing in Action

Almendariz, Samuel, US Army SF (TX); KIA, body not recovered

Dove, Jack Paris, Sr., USAF (VA); T28D shot down, remains returned July, 1995

Frank, Martin S., US Army; released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Henry, Nathan B., US Army (NC); released by PRG (injured) March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

McMurray, Cordine, US Army (MI); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 2000

Newell, Stanley A., US Army (IL); released by PRG March, 1973 - retired as a Major - alive and well as of 1998

Perricone, Richard R., US Army (NY); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Schiele, James F., US Army (UT); released by PRG March, 1973 - alive as of 1998

Squire, Boyd Edwin, USAF (CA); T28D shot down, remains returned July, 1995

Sullivan, Robert J., US Army SF (NH); KIA, body not recovered

Van Bendegom, James L., US Army (WI); wounded, died several days after capture

Bannon, Paul W. USAF (AL); F4D shot down
Pike, Peter X., USAF (NY); F4D shot down

Shimkin, Alex, US Civilian (IL)

Huard, James L., USAF (MI); F4E shot down, remains ID'd January, 1997

O'Donnell, Samuel, Jr., USAF (MI); F4E shot down

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