News Archives For September 2006

Iranians Behind Shipping Weapons to Iraq
The Iranian government is behind shipping components used to make IEDs to Iraqi insurgents, said Maj. Gen. Richard Zahner, deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Multi-National Force-Iraq. more

Personnel Recovery Training Slated For Soldiers
The Warrior Ethos, “I will never leave a fallen comrade,” makes clear the Army’s commitment to recover Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and its contractors should they be lost, isolated, missing, detained or captured while in an operational environment. more

Explosions Kill Iraqi Police & Civilians
APTN (APTN), World
Fresh violence during the holy month of Ramadan has yielded a bloody Monday in Iraq. - Mon 25 Sep 2006 10:16 AM EDT
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Army Meets Active-duty Recruiting Goal
The active Army met its fiscal 2006 recruiting goal ahead of schedule today when the 80,000th recruit enlisted at the Times Square Recruiting Station in mid-town Manhattan.
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Iraqi Unrest Video News
APTN (APTN), World
According to the United Nations Report, Iraqi civilians are being killed in sectarian violence in record numbers.Thu 21 Sep 2006 08:42 AM EDT
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Citizen-Soldiers Making A Difference
The Department of Homeland Security has seen a drop in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico for the first time, and the National Guard has made the difference.
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Iraqi Police Improving Greatly
Iraqi police forces now are trained and equipped to almost 100 percent of the level promised by the coalition and are improving in quality and capability every day, the U.S. general in charge of training the police said today.
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Guardian Shield Helps Cooperation
Sept. 19, 2006 – Set in a banquet hall, Guardian Shield ’06 was a far cry from the typical frenzy of emergency response exercises -- but that was exactly the point.
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Iraq Detainees-VIDEO
APTN (APTN), World
Sun 17 Sep 2006 10:33 PM EDT
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Army Engineers Deliver Water to Indians
Engineers from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center began supplying water Sept. 11 to residents of the Makah Indian Reservation in Neah Bay, Wash., which is experiencing a drought. more

Recruiting Remains Solid Since 9/11
Five years after military recruiting hit the ceiling after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, recruiting remains solid, with every service meeting its active-duty recruiting goal for the 15th consecutive month. Recruiting and retention statistics for August, just released by the Defense Department, show the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force all meeting or exceeding both their monthly as well as year-to-date recruiting goals for the year.
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Bio-Based Products Enhance Security
The use of biological-based products is important to the nation’s economy and to national security, because these products help reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy resources, the deputy secretary of defense said here today. more

Coalition Forces Quell Rocket Attacks
Coalition forces in Afghanistan quelled rocket attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border yesterday after extremists hiding in nearby hills fired on them, U.S. military officials said.
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Bush Marks 9/11 Anniversary
President Bush today marked the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States tonight by calling on the nation to remember those lost that day and to unite in moving forward to win the war on terror.
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AP Photographers Share Their 9/11 Stories
APTN (APTN), World
Fri 8 Sep 2006 08:15 AM EDT
The collapsing Twin Towers, victims falling from the World Trade Center, black smoke rising from the Pentagon; they're images captured by Associated Press photographers who ran toward danger instead of away from it, risking their lives to tell the story o
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New 9/11 Video Shows Bin Laden Hijackers
APTN (APTN), World
Thu 7 Sep 2006 09:51 PM EDT
Al-Jazeera has broadcast a video which it says shows Osama Bin Laden meeting with some of the planners and hijackers of the nine-eleven attacks.
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Are We More Secure?
APTN (APTN), World
Fri 8 Sep 2006 10:42 AM EDT
Despite the billions of dollars spent on security since the attacks of nine-eleven, many believe the United States is still vulnerable to attack.
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Iraqi Leaders Assume Operational Control
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is now officially the commander in chief of his troops. Coalition forces handed over operational control of Iraq’s Navy, Air Force and the 8th Iraqi Army Division in a ceremony today at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad’s International Zone. more

Engineers On Duty 9/11 Still Ready for Unthinkable
Nearly five years ago, Military District of Washington Engineer Company Soldiers rescued and extracted victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. more

How 9/11 changed the National Guard
At 8:46 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, the first of the terrible events that defined that terrible day.
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