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Monday, July 30, 2007

SECURITY DUTY - Army Pfc. Adam B. Head, a cavalry scout with Troop A, 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security while his commander meets with village elders in the Hassan village, Gelan District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan,July 16, 2007. US Army photo by Spc. Matthew Leary

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In Today's News - Monday, July 30, 2007

Quote of the Day
"United we stand, divided we fall."
-- Aesop

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Report: British Troops Prepare to Withdraw From Iraq
Iraqis bask in rare joy after soccer win
Gunfire After Iraq Soccer Team's Landmark Win - PHOTOS
Calls for unity in Iraq after soccer win
Iraq lags on reconstruction, recovery: report
Three U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq's Anbar: military
More in GOP want Iraq military limits
General recognizes pilots for daring rescue mission

Operation Enduring Freedom
Taliban Deadline Passes
Official pleads for 2 more days to negotiate
Body of South Korean hostage to return home Monday
Taliban Ambush Kills Up to 13 Private Security Guards
VIDEO: 'New' Bin Laden Tape Surfaces

Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Christian Group Warns U.S. Against Pressuring Israel on Peace Deal
Abbas to seek Putin's support in Moscow talks
Israeli air strike wounds 3 Gaza militants: medics

Troops on Trial
Court-martial near in Iraq rape-killing

Other Military News
You've nothing to fear from us, China's army says

Worldwide Wackos
Iran attacks U.S. plans for Saudi arms deal

Politics / Government
New British Prime Minister Brown Meets Bush - PHOTOS
UK's Brown to walk careful line in meeting with Bush - Video
Bush and Brown seek to establish rapport
Japan PM to stay after poll defeat
Specter Advises Against Gonzales Perjury Probe — for Now
Gonzales urged to correct misstatements

In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Florida Mom Faces Neglect Charges After Thieves Steal Car With Baby Inside - VIDEO
Cities Suing Street Gangs in Latest Tactic to Fight Drugs, Crime
Mother accused of killing unborn child
Simple safety solution: classroom locks

U.N. News
UK's Brown seeks U.S. support for Darfur plan - Video

Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Web Site Archives Dead of MySpace
Connecticut AG probes predators on Facebook: report
Columnist's words used in WWII film
Tributes pile up at chopper crash site

Science / Medicine / Technology
Scientists Engineer World's First Schizophrenic Mice
Research identifies new genes linked with MS
Boston hospital offers face transplants

Mother Nature
Montana Wildfire Spreads Nearly Unchecked
San Francisco Pet Rental Service Provides Part-Time Pet Ownership
Montana Wildfire Spreads Nearly Unchecked
Study blames climate change for hurricane rise
China coal mine flood traps 69
Hollywood pigeons to be put on the pill
Calif. fire flares up; homes evacuated
Dead birds shut down 3 DC Metro stations

News from My Neck of the Woods
NYC Auctions Off Foreign Coins Found in Parking Meters

Man rows to work, leaving car behind
Phoenix Man Dies After Cops Respond to Report of Young Girl's Exorcism

Other News of Note
3 Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Flight

Fox News
Director Ingmar Bergman Dies at 89
Gwynn, Ripken Jr. Inducted Into Hall of Fame - PHOTOS
Alberto Contador Wins Tour De France - PHOTOS
Berlin Residents Oppose New McDonald's
Madonna Makes More, Gives Less

Reuters: Top News
Myanmar withdraws objections to SE Asia rights body
Sex workers chronicle life in Indian brothels
Cloudy Germany unlikely hotspot for solar power
Gates sees no Google threat in phone software: report
Romanians lighten up Harry Potter game
Catalans help pay for Woody Allen "love letter"
Italian mayor urges rich to duck yacht tax
Ozzy Osbourne treated in Denver hospital
"Simpsons" the first family at theaters - Video
Investors take break from credit worries - Video
Firmer stocks calm FX markets, high yielders recover - Video
Data, earnings loom after painful week - Video
Oil holds above $76, supply worries support
India's Unilever shares surge on results, buyback
Investors wait for Citigroup rebound
Full Coverage: Subprime mortgage fallout
Turmoil puts squeeze on private deals
ABN withdraws backing for Barclays bid
Dow Jones family owners face deadline on bid: source
HSBC says profits up 13 pct
Liberty reportedly mulling Virgin Media bid
Most U.S. mid-sized companies not hiring: survey
Ingersoll to sell units for $4.9 bln to Doosan

AP World News
Comics and costumed guests draw crowds
Bonds stuck at 754 as Marlins top Giants
Wall St. faces down spending, jobs data
N.J. beach town tries to limit revelers
Blog: Going Bonkers in Iraq
Op-ed: Walter Reed Just the Beginning
Daily Shock: Assault Breacher Vehicle
Def-Tech: Murtha Irked by CSAR-X
Historic Newsreel: Potsdam Conference
Road Warriors: Pimp Your Ride Now
Movie Review: The Simpson Movie

CENTCOM: News Releases

Visitors get up close and personal with Command and Control Data Pilot initiative - podcast
U.S. Joint Forces Command supports Exercise Talisman Saber 2007 - podcast
USJFCOM assessing digital Joint Close Air Support capability - podcast
Joint Systems Integration Command kicks off Joint Intelligence Operations – Command and Control program - podcast

Multi-National Force-Iraq
Balad F-16s destroy terrorist training camp
Electronic training aids Soldiers in combat
Local residents lead Soldiers to huge weapons cache
Eight terrorists killed, 40 suspects detained in Coalition operations
MNF-W forces attacked
Indirect fire attacks impact Iraqi communities
Statement from Multi-National Force-Iraq to the Iraq national soccer team
Seven terrorists killed, one detained in Coalition operation
Caches found, insurgent detained during Marne Avalanche

Vice Chairman Honored for Contributions, Service - Photos - Video
Giambastiani Urges Force to Embrace Change
Retiring 'Admiral G' Lauded for Vision
Improved Security May Mean Fewer Troops
General Urges Wounded Troops to Share Stories
Friends Survive Blast, Receive Purple Hearts
USNS Comfort Arrives in El Salvador
U.S., Iraqi Generals Chart Progress in Baghdad
Civilian Skills Help with Afghan Poppy Problem
Course Offers ‘Big Picture’ for Future Leaders

Military News
Institute Creates, Preserves U.S. Military Heraldry
Some TRICARE Beneficiary Data Put at Risk
Guard, Reserve Forces Need Experienced Leaders
Vice Chairman Honored for Contributions, Service - Photos - Video
Giambastiani Urges Force to Embrace Change
Retiring 'Admiral G' Lauded for Vision
Improved Security May Mean Fewer Troops
General Urges Wounded Troops to Share Stories
Friends Survive Blast, Receive Purple Hearts
USNS Comfort Arrives in El Salvador
U.S., Iraqi Generals Chart Progress in Baghdad
Civilian Skills Help with Afghan Poppy Problem
Course Offers ‘Big Picture’ for Future Leaders
Institute Creates, Preserves U.S. Military Heraldry
Some TRICARE Beneficiary Data Put at Risk
Guard, Reserve Forces Need Experienced Leaders

War on Terror
Coalition Forces Combine Gains
Troops Net Suspected Smuggler
Teams Help Rebuild Iraq
Troops Thwart Ambushes

Guests Visit HMS Illustrious
Army Launches Chain-Teaching
Cyber Command Online for Future

Face of Defense
Family of Musicians Rocks
Sailor Promotes Volunteerism
Marine Serves Fifth Iraq Tour

America Supports You
‘Horseplay’ Benefits Troops
Fund Memorializes Soldier
Project Embodies Compassion
NASCAR Fans Support Troops

Khalis Tribal Leaders Sign Peace Agreement
Language Barrier Can’t Stop Iraqis from Training
Kindness, Expertise Push Iraqis Forward
Army Engineers Help Rebuild Water System
Iraqi Army Takes Lead in Assessment Mission
Tigris River Provides Water for Troops in Iraq
Iraqi Doctor Jump Starts Immunization Program

Seabees Drilling Wells, Building Schools in Africa
Task Force Members Survive in Djibouti Desert
Civil Affairs Team Celebrates Fence Completion
Servicemembers Move into New Living Units

Afghan Soldiers Undergo 'Commando' Training
Ready Reserve Soldiers Respond to Duty

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

DefendAmerica Week in Review
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

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
- The Virginia House of Burgesses, the first U.S. elective governing body, is formed. 1729 - The City of Baltimore is founded.
1733 - In Boston, the Society of Freemasons opens its first American lodge.
1792 - France's national anthem - the "Marseillaise" - is first sung.
1839 - Rebel slaves take over the Amistad.
1863 - President Abraham Lincoln issues an "eye-for-eye" order - for every Black prisoner shot by Confederates, a Rebel prisoner will be shot.
1864 - Battle of the Crater (Petersburg campaign).
1870 - The Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100.
1908 - The Around the World Autombile Race ends in Paris.
1909 - The U.S. Army accepts delivery of the first military airplane.
1913 - The 2nd Balkan War ends.
1916 - German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant in New Jersey.
1942 - FDR signs the bill creating the Womens' Navy Auxiliary agency (WAVES); the German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk.
1946 - At White Sands, NM, the first rocket attains an altitude of 100 mi (167 km) altitude
1956 - The U.S. motto "In God We Trust" is authorized.
1965 - LBJ signs the Medicare bill; it goes into effect the following year.
1971 - A Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter, killing 162; the U.S. Apollo 15 lands on the Moon.
1974 - The U.S. House of Representatives recommends three articles of impeachment for President Richard M. Nixon.
1975 - Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit.
1983 - In California, the official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft is set at 832 kph.
1984 - The Alvenus tanker spills 2.8 million gallons of oil in Louisiana.
1988 - Ronald J. Dossenbach begins his world record ride, pedaling across Canada
from Vancouver to Halifax.

1863 - Henry Ford, auto maker
1880 - Robert Rutherford McCormick, editor/publisher of the Chicago Tribune
1939 - Eleanor Smeal (National Organization for Women)
1940 - Patricia Schroeder (Rep-CO)

1914 - Jean Léon Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris

Reported Missing in Action
Biscailuz, Robert Lynn, USMC (CA); CH46A shot down, remains returned June, 1993

Byars, Earnest Ray, USMC (TX); CH46A shot down,remains returned June, 1993
Frederick, David A., USMC (OH); CH46A shot down,remains returned June, 1993

Waterman, Craig H., USMC (MA); CH46A shot down,remains returned June, 1993

Beyer, Thomas J., USAF (ND); O2A disappeared while on reconnaissance mission

Brown, Donald A., USAF (AZ); RF4C disappeared (navigator) while on mission over Laos

Chavez, Gary A., USAF (NY); RF4C disappeared (pilot) while on mission over Laos

Breckner, William J., Jr., USAF (OH); F4D shot down over Hanoi, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Major General - alive as of 1998

Price, Larry D., USAF (FL); F4D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973

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