Quote of the Day"One of man's finest qualities is described by the simple word "guts "—the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run, if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment, you have 'guts' in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trained—the training is hard, mental as well as physical. But once ingrained, you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier, and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian."
-- Colonel John S. Roosma
News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Report: Syrian Officials Approved U.S.-led Raid Near Iraq Border
Iraq Official: Security Pact to Wait Until After Election
Police: Bombings kill 9, wound at least 33 in Iraq
Homeland Security / War on Terror / Hamas-Hezbollah Happenings
Israel's Secret Service Fears Assassination Plots
Pakistan Warns Petraeus Against Missile Strikes
Petraeus visits Pakistan as it fights "for survival" - Video
Court says no delay from new appeal by Bali bombers
John Ripley, Vietnam War hero, dies at age 69
AP IMPACT: Flood of wounded GIs swamps care units
Other Military News
U.S. Navy Intercepts Ballistic Missile Shot From Hawaii Base
Religion of Peace??
Muslims seek crisis management plan with Vatican
Undated Photos Surface of Kim Jong Il at Soccer Game
Iran marks U.S. embassy seizure, some ponder ties
Politics / Government
Poll: It's Narrowing, but...
Candidates Embark on Final Tour of Campaign
Obama, McCain Camps Look to Maximize Turnout
Feds Probe 'Aunti' Issue
Polygamists Make Voting Guide
FOX News' Guide to Congressional Races
... Most Say It's Obama's to Lose
The Price to Be President in 2008: $1 Billion
Palin Goes After Obama on Coal Comments
Obama's Interview with the San Francisco Chronicle
Obama leads in key states
McCain and Obama hit key states
Clues to poll result could come early
Obama, McCain eye potential administration teams
McCain pokes fun at presidential campaign on 'SNL'
Third parties unlikely to spoil presidential race
Boeing factories set to resume work after strike
'Tis the season for tricking voters
New U.S. Citizens Prepare to Vote in 2008 Election
What to Expect as Americans Head to the Polls November 4
Response to 'New President, New Constitution, New Bill of Rights'
Sarah Palin Punk'd By Prank Call
Election divides civil rights battle town - Video
Blog: You’re Palin! Seen a ghost?
Japan's Obama town sets to party for U.S. namesake
Attorney: Nevada Gov. Gibbons Cleared in FBI Probe
Gay marriage votes may show changing U.S.
In the Courts / Crime and Punishment / Law and Order
Def Jam Executive Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot
South Carolina Boy Killed While Trick-or-Treating Was 'Mama's Boy'
5 Found Fatally Shot in Los Angeles Homeless Encampment
Court weighs amputee's case, limits on drug suits
Police: Ohio minister shot dead near Ky. church
Mourners celebrate lives of slain Hudson relatives
Calif. surgeon faces trial in organ donation case
Adventures in Political Correctness
School Clams Up on 'Gay' Pledge Cards Given to Kindergartners
U.N. chief urges climate change help despite slowdown
UN to Send Electoral Team to Bangladesh Ahead of Parliamentary Polls
Media in the Media / Bloggers in the News / Watching the Web
Teen Pregnancy Linked to Sexy TV
Johnny Carson Tell-All Book Paints Comedian as Depressed, Tormented Man
Reuters News Quiz
MySpace, MTV test piracy-profit plan
Science / Medicine and Health / Technology
Drugmakers could win lawsuit limits
Children increasingly medicated: study
Panasonic says no decision on Sanyo takeover - Video
Microsoft, LG sign mobile collaboration deal
Scientists find genes that lift lung cancer risk
Pope sees physicist Hawking at evolution gathering
Hubble telescope back in business
Gadgets still a centerpiece of holiday shopping
MTV and Activision face off in battle of the brands
Green gadgets aim to woo eco-aware shoppers
Mexico City's 'Water Monster' Nears Extinction
Bush team rushes environment policy changes
California "green" energy vote seen close: poll
University students get serious about going green
Nasty fungus may be killing thousands of bats
Recovery incomplete 6 months after Myanmar cyclone
News from My Neck of the Woods
Runner Finishes NYC Marathon, Collapses, Dies
Radcliffe Wins Third New York City Marathon - PHOTOS
Judge halts New York plan to turn yellow cabs green
Painting by Italian Master Turns Up in Texas After 300-Year Journey
Hundreds flock to toilet to see art
Soup kitchen opens for dogs
Doctor sparks immigration controversy
Queen draws ire over gay marriage comment
Medvedev: U.S. to Blame for Global Financial Crisis (Yep - everything's our fault...)
Asian Stock Markets Gain; Australia Up 5 Percent
Paris Hilton: Men Used Me for Sex and Fame
Report: Angelina Jolie's Breast Feeding Pics Upset Brad Pitt's Parents
China official talks ties on historic Taiwan trip
"It's the euro, stupid."
European banks hit, stimulus planned
HBOS increases writedowns
Cash-strapped West seeks Gulf funds
Crisis to hit Baltics, Poland: EU
Factbox: Five world market themes
Earnings: Ford and Cisco reporting
48 hours in Philly
Travel Picks: Best places of final rest
London bike polo: Ain't for the genteel
Chocolate Show brings pleasure
A stitch in time
European banks suffer, recession a reality
Global investors buy stocks, spurred by lower rates - Video
Rescue cash attracts 1800 institutions: report
A cultural divide? While the West axes jobs, Asia cuts pay
Fed's Lacker wary on inflation, sees U.S. recovery
Oil falls below $67 on demand concerns
Gold investors disheartened
China stimulus plans key
The Great Debate
Is the buck back?
Who pays for bonuses?
Poised for a makeover?
PE exec to help UAW on potential GM/Chrysler deal: source
OPEC gears up for deep output cuts
Morgan Stanley cancels Christmas parties: report
PwC to hire in China, invests for long term
KKR Amsterdam unit says KKR IPO won't be until 2009
SocGen net slumps, but can get through crisis
Commerzbank taps bailout fund
Oscar trophy trend, fact or fiction?
Sean Penn brings extraordinary depth to "Milk"
"High School Musical" repeats atop box office
"Madagascar" sequel strictly for kids
Christian generosity does not extend to churches
Yiddish revival creates rift with Hebrew speakers
Singapore restaurant rated top in new Asian guide
Giants beat Cowboys, drop Dallas to East cellar
Titans beat Packers in OT, remain undefeated
Bucks turn up heat to beat Knicks
Bryant helps Lakers continue mastery over Nuggets
European markets open higher amid rate cut hopes
CEOs, famous investors hit hard by market plunge
Indonesians appease volcano gods with sacrifices
Vinatieri proves he's clutch in Colts' 18-15 win
'High School Musical 3' is head of class at movies
Manning throws for 3 TDs in 35-14 win over Cowboys
Stocks likely to recover no matter who's president
Titans remain NFL's lone unbeaten despite overtime
Alabama tops AP poll as loss drops Texas to No. 5
Jets defense shuts down bumbling Bills
Crabtree, Tech upset No. 1 Texas with second left
Joaquin Phoenix confirms he's done with movies
National Police Seize Munitions Caches in Baghdad
CT Solders detain wanted criminals in Rashid
Soldiers' Angels and Patriot Guard
Operations in Iraq
FOB Warhorse Memorial Photos
Gen. David Petraeus assumes command of CENTCOM
Lt. Gen. Dempsey to Relinquish Central Command to Gen. David Petraeus
Active Denial System demonstrates capabilities at CENTCOM
Joint fires team, Army's BCTP team prepare corps headquarters for deployment
Joint fires team supports joint training integration event
More about JFIIT
Free Salute to Veterans 2008 tickets - Click here
USJFCOM working to prepare forces for deployment
Command moves C2Pedia to unclassified network - podcast
Multi-National Force - Iraq
Soccer Matches Boost Morale, Iraqi, U.S. Partnership
Iraqi Army Assumes Control of Combat Outpost Dragon
Mobile Health Clinic Takes Root in Rural Iraq
Police Transition Team Mentors Basra Police Force
ISF detain 3 suspected criminals, discover munitions in Rashid
Mosul company donates supplies, time to renovate school
IA and citizens work together to improve security (Mosul)
Video Available: B-roll of Iraqi, U.S. partners conducting logistical training
IA, MND-B Soldiers find caches north of Baghdad
Gates Describes Challenges Facing New Commander - Photos
Petraeus Takes Helm of U.S. CENTCOM - Video
Dempsey’s ‘Acting’ Career Ends as CENTCOM Turns Over to Petraeus
Gates' Nuclear Message Provides Hope
Forces Seize Weapons, Detain Suspects
Iraqi, U.S. Firefighters Protect Airfield
‘Rough Riders’ Kick Off Soccer Contest
Iraqi Police Receive Professional Development
Coalition Kills Terrorist, Captures Suspects
Troops Kill 19, Detain Three Militants
AROUND THE SERVICES
Marine Gets Program's First Canine Companion
Wounded Warrior Joins Army's Golden Knights
Air Force Reservists Test Wartime Capabilities
'Tiger Cruise' Gives Family Taste of Navy Life
Schedule Change Saves Billions for Taxpayers
Assault Victims Empowered by Reporting Option
‘Operation Education’ Provides Net for Veterans
U.S. Troops Provide Water to Honduras Victims
Commissaries to Promote Warrior Care Month
Five-Year Research Program Begins Suicide Study
FACE OF DEFENSE
Marine Earns Hill Fellowship
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
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
National Hurricane Center
Today in History
1394 - Charles VI has Jews expelled from France.
1679 - The close approach of a comet causes panic in Europe.
1762 - Spain acquires Louisiana.
1783 - Washington orders the Continental Army disbanded.
1820 - Cuenca, Ecuador declares independence.
1839 - Two British frigates engage several Chinese junks, starting the First Opium War.
1868 - John W. Menard of Louisiana becomes the first Black elected to Congress; Ulysses S. Grant is elected President.
1885 - Tacoma vigilantes drive out the Chinese, burning their homes and businesses.
1888 - Jack the Ripper kills lhis last known victim.
1896 - William McKinley is elected President.
1903 - Colombia grants independence to Panama.
1908 - William Howard Taft is elected President.
1916 - A treaty establishes British suzerainty over Qatar.
1918 - The Austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves; Poland proclaims independence from Russia.
1927 - Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (VT).
1928 - Turkey switches from the Arabic to the Roman alphabet.
1930 - The first vehicular tunnel to a foreign country opens (Detroit-Windsor).
1931 - The first commercially produced synthetic rubber is manufactured.
1935 - George II returns to Greece, regaining the monarchy.
1936 - FDR wins reelection in a landslide.
1952 - Clarence Birdseye first markets frozen peas.
1954 - Linus Pauling wins the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
1955 - The announcement is made of the first crystallization of a virus; an Alabama woman is bruised by a meteor; Australia takes control of the Cocos Islands.
1956 - The "Wizard of Oz" is televised for the first time on CBS-TV.
1957 - The U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik-2 with a dog (Laika) aboard - the first animal in orbit.
1964 - LBJ is re-elected President (assumed the position after the Kennedy assassination).
1970 - Salvador Allende is inaugurated as President of Chile.
1973 - Mariner-10 launched; it takes the first pictures of Venus, and undertakes the first mission to Mercury.
1978 - The U.K. grants grants Dominica independence.
1979 - Five people are mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC.
1983 - Jesse Jackson launches his first campaign for the Presidency.
1984 - 3,000 die in a three-day anti-Sikh riot in India; the body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi is cremated.
1986 - The Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret U.S. arms sales to Iran; in Mozambique, President Machel is killed in an air crash.
1988 - Pakistan claims it has downed an Afghan warplane; President Reagan signs the credit card disclosure bill; the Soviet Union allows the teaching of Hebrew; Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at a TV taping.
1992 - Bill Clinton is elected President.
1718 - John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, inventor (sandwich)
1793 - Stephen Fuller Austin, colonized Texas
1903 - Walker Evans, photographer (Fortune Magazine)
1908 - Bronko Nagurski, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)
1909 - James Reston, columnist (NY Times)
1918 - Russell B. Long (Sen-LA)
1922 - Charles Bronson, actor (Death Wish, Dirty Dozen)
1930 - William H. Dana, pilot (X-15)
1933 - Ken Berry actor/dancer/TV personality (F Troop, Mayberry RFD); Louis W. Sullivan, US Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989-1993); Michael S. Dukakis (Gov-MA, 1988 Presidentidential Candidate)
1953 - Dennis Miller, comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show)
1954 - Kevin P. Chilton, Major USAF/astronaut (sk: STS-49)
1955 - Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Superbowl 1986)
1926 - Annie Oakley
1962 - Harlow H. Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8)
1990 - Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan)
Reported Missing in Action
Bowles, Dwight Pollard, USAF (VA); F105D shot down (pilot), KIA, body not recovered
Egger, John C., Jr., USAF (OK); O2A crashed (aircrew), remains ID'd August, 1994
Grauert, Hans H., USN (NY); KA3B crashed on takeoff (co-pilot, w/Krusi), Killed, body not recovered
Krusi, Peter H., USN (UT); KA3B crashed on takeoff (pilot, w/Grauert), Killed, body not recovered
Brown, William T., US Army SF (CA); disappeared when reconnaissance/interdiction patrol was ambushed
Norton, Michael R., US Army (WV); disappeared while his unit was withdrawing from a fire base
Shue, Donald M., US Army SF (NC); disappeared when reconnaissance/interdiction patrol was ambushed
Wald, Gunther H., US Army SF (NJ); disappeared when reconnaissance/interdiction patrol was ambushed
Carver, Robert C., Australian Air Force (Australia); B57 likely shot down
Day, Dennis I., US Army (OK); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Dority, Richard C., US Army (ME); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Ginn, David L., US Army (SC); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Herbert, Michael P., Australian Air Force (Australia); B57 likely shot down
Kitchens, Perry C., US Army (GA); LCU sank - remains recovered March, 1974, ID'd March, 1977
Mangus, Arlie R., US Army (PA); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Martin, Jerry D., US Army (IN); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Norris, Calvin A., US Army (TN); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Pantall, James R., US Army (PA); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Shewmake, John D., Sr., US Army (AR); LCU sank, no survivors observed
Woods, David W., US Army (OH); LCU sank, no survivors observed
DeCaire, Jack L., US Army (FL); fell overboard from the ship his transportation unit was stationed on