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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan - The Washington Post

White House mistakenly identifies CIA chief in Afghanistan - The Washington PostBy Published: May 25, 2014

The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country. Read More:
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Famous spaghetti pizza at Matos Family Restaurant Wooster Ohio


Kevin Dayhoff and Spiro Matos outside of Matos Family Restaurant Wooster Ohio


The Hill's E-news: May 26, 2014

The Hill's E-news: May 26, 2014

The Hill: Hillary leaves left cold
By Niall Stanage
For many on the left, Clinton is the woman who supported the Iraq war, ran to the right of President Obama and is associated with the Wall Street-friendly centrism espoused by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
The Hill: Is VA scandal making it worse for vets?
By Megan R. Wilson
One thing that many veterans groups are pushing for is increased funding for the Veterans Affairs Administration.
The Hill: Will GOP pass O-Care replacement?
By Molly K. Hooper
House conservatives will press their leaders this week to move on an ObamaCare replacement bill before the August recess.
The Hill's Juan Williams: The fierce fight for women's votes
By Juan Williams
The GOP wants to stir fear among white women that Democrats don’t have the answers to economic problems.
The Hill: Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan amid VA scandal
By Mario Trujillo
President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield Base in Afghanistan on Sunday after making a secret trip to the country the night before.
The Hill: Obama in 'awe' of military's service
By Mario Trujillo
The president made no direct reference to VA scandal in remarks at Bagram Airfield.
The Hill: VA healthcare scandal dominates Sunday political discussions
By Keith Laing
The scandal involving a potential cover up of medical mistreatment of military veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated discussion on the Sunday morning political talk shows.
The Hill: GOP Rep: VA scandal ‘larger than’ Shinseki
By Keith Laing
“I believe people want to see accountability,” Rep. Jeff Miller said.
The Hill: Blumenthal: Time to bring in DOJ
By Keith Laing
The Democrat said the VA is not equipped to handle the investigation by itself.
The Hill: Kinzinger: Shinseki not fit for job
By Keith Laing
“I think General Shinseki needs to go,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.
The Hill: Veterans groups blast Burr for letter
By Keith Laing
VFW leaders called Burr’s letter a “monumental cheap shot.”
The Hill: Obama: Ukrainian vote an ‘important step’
By Keith Laing
Obama congratulated Ukraine’s voters for ignoring threats.
The Washington Post: White House blows cover of CIA chief in Kabul
By Greg Miller
The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual.
The New York Times: Senator calls for more Russia sanctions after Ukraine vote
By David M. Herszenhorn and Sabrina Tavernise
Meanwhile, the unrest in Eastern Ukraine continued on Monday.
Blumenthal: Revive background check bill legislation
By Keith Laing 
The Democrat said he hoped the latest violence in California would provide an impetus.

The Hill: GOP establishment spends big
By Alexandra Jaffe
If establishment candidates are seeing their odds improve this cycle, it’s not just because of dumb luck.
The Hill: DHS, Dems to huddle on deportations
By Mike Lillis
Dems are pressing the administration to reduce deportations.
The Hill: NSA reform to be ‘fight of the summer’
By Julian Hattem
Civil libertarians are mounting a new fight in the Senate.
The Hill: Boehner: VA scandal may be 'worse' than we know
By Mario Trujillo
The Speaker also floated the idea of privatizing the department.
The Hill: VA turns to private hospitals for help
By Keith Laing
VA chief Eric Shinseki says he will let more vets obtain healthcare at private hospitals.
The Hill: Sunday tipsheet: VA scandal sucks up political oxygen
By Rachel Huggins
The ongoing inquiry into the Veterans Affairs scandal will highlight the Sunday talk shows.
The Hill: Bankers breathe sigh of relief as Tea Party power fizzles
By Peter Schroeder
Financial industry takes hope from successes of establishment Republicans.
The Hill: Pelosi: Immigration reform ‘essential character of our country’
By Keith Laing
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said immigrants provided a “boost to our economy.”
The Hill: First lady flexes muscles
By Amie Parnes
First lady Michelle Obama is more aggressively wading into policy fights.
The Hill: Scandal shakes up Senate race
By Keith Laing
Blogger Clayton Kelly has been charged with exploitation of Sen. Cochran's wife.
The Hill: Russia-China gas deal fuels U.S. export push
By Timothy Cama
Supporters of more U.S. exports say the deal helps them make their case.
The Hill: US scraps engagement with Thailand
By Mario Trujillo
The State Department suspended $3.5 million in aid to the country.
The New York Times: Jeb Bush gives party something to think about
By Michael Barbaro
Jeb Bush, a former Florida governor, seems to have defined himself as the anti-George W. Bush, showcasing his curiosity, intellect and care for bureaucratic details.
Reuters: Republican star Mia Love gets second chance to make political history
By Jennifer Dobner
Utah's Mia Love, a Republican darling who could become the first conservative black woman elected to U.S. Congress, is getting a second, and likely better, chance to make history after narrowly losing to a popular incumbent Democrat in 2012.

Anchorage Alaska Daily News Daily Briefing Morning Newsletter

SOLDOTNA -- The wind-driven northern head of the massive Funny River fire on the Kenai Peninsula forced the evacuation of some 900 people along a 15...
Central Emergency Services firefighter Sarah Smith informs Funny River residents Pete Chaussee, left, Angela Rhodes, and Dan Smith of the current Funny River fire conditions from a lookout point at the end of Alaska View Lane in the Funny River neighborhood of Soldotna on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Here's a list of Memorial Day events on tap for Monday.
A flag and flowers adorn the grave of a veteran at Fort Richardson National Cemetery on the Memorial Day weekend in 2013. This year’s Memorial Day event at the cemetery will include brass and barbershop chorus music, speeches, the laying of wreaths and the playing of taps by multiple musicians.
Dartmouth scientist Rachel Obbard was looking at samples of Arctic sea ice for small organisms when something else caught her eye: tiny, bright-colored bits and pieces and miniature string-like objects that did not seem to belong.
The Alaska Aces, sparked yet again by captain Nick Mazzolini, beat the Bakersfield Condors 4-0 in California to take a 3-2 series lead in the best-of-7 Western Conference finals.
Read about sports and recreation events around Anchorage.
Sometime in my late teens or early twenties, I began to think of my dad as a “mystery man” – someone I just couldn’t figure out; someone who wouldn’t reveal himself, or at least his vulnerabilities. I now think he’d been...


Justice to count feds' guns By Tim Devaney

News from The Hill

Justice to count feds' guns By Tim Devaney

The Justice Department is updating a report on how many guns the federal government has.

It will be the first time Justice has addressed the topic in six years, and it comes as conservative and libertarian complaints about an excessively gun-happy government have intensified.

The issue was central to the recent controversy generated by a stand-off between right-wing rancher Cliven Bundy and agents from the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada.


Soldier's Cross

In this file photo, a Soldier's Cross stands in front of the podium as speakers address the crowd during the annual Memorial Day service at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Sunday, May 30, 2010, in Rittman, Ohio. 

The cross, used to mark the area on a battlefield where a soldier was killed and buried, was made using the soldier's rifle with the bayonet thrust into the ground with his helmet placed on top and the boots placed in front. 

(Ed Suba Jr. /Akron Beacon Journal file photo)


One of the last Confederate generals surrenders — This Day in History — 5/26/1865

One of the last Confederate generals surrenders — This Day in History — 5/26/1865

"Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, surrenders on this day in 1865, one of the last Confederate generals to capitulate. Smith, who had become commander of the area in January 1863, was charged with keeping the Mississippi River open to the Southerners. 

Yet he was more interested in recapturing Arkansas and Missouri, largely because of the influence of Arkansans in the Confederate Congress who helped to secure his appointment." ... Read more:

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

College of Wooster Ohio


St. Mary's Catholic church Parish House - a quintessential Wooster OH home


St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic for Sunday services in Wooster OH


Rolls of toilet paper in shape of cake for an innovative house warming present


Ukrainians remember 1944 deportation of Crimea’s Tartars

Ukrainians remember 1944 deportation of Crimea’s Tartars

May 18, 2014 11:50 AM EDT — Ukrainians in Kiev and Lviv gathered in support of Crimea's Tartars on the eve of the anniversary of mass deportations by Stalin in 1944. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

December 1967: Vietnam War US Army Staff Film Report 67-3 1967 An Khe, Tây Ninh, Bình T...

Vietnam War US Army Staff Film Report 67-3 1967 An Khe, Tây Ninh, Bình Tuy, Saigon...

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United States Army film SFR 67-3

Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

An Khe (Vietnamese: An Khê) is a town (thị xã) of Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam.

As of 2003 the district had a population of 63,118. The district covers an area of 199 km². The district capital lies at An Khe.

Located on the main highway, QL-19 between Qui Nhon on the coast and Pleiku in the Central Highlands, An Khe was of strategic significance during the Vietnam War. From mid-1965 to 1968, the American 1st Cavalry Division was based there. The 1st Cav saw ongoing action in the war. The Army 25th Ordnance Detachment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) also was located at the base camp and provided disposal support. Later in 1968 the 1st Cavalry Division relocated, and the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade took over the base camp.

Tây Ninh (About this sound listen) is a town in southwestern Vietnam. It is the capital of Tây Ninh province, which encompasses the town and much of the surrounding farmland. Tây Ninh is approximately 90 km to the northwest of Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam's largest city. As of 2003, the district had a population of 126,370.

The district covers 137 km². The city is most famous for being the home of the Cao Đài religion, an indigenous Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Đài religion's Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around 5 km to the east of Tây Ninh's town centre.

Bình Tuy province was a province of South Vietnam. It now mostly corresponds to the western part of Bình Thuận, including Hàm Tân, Hàm Thuận Nam, Tánh Linh, Đức Linh districts and La Gi town.

In 1976, it was merged with Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận to form Thuận Hải Province. After the latter was divided again into Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận in 1991, Bình Tuy remained part of Bình Thuận province.

Ho Chi Minh City (Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; About this sound listen), formerly named Saigon (Sài Gòn; About this sound listen), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century.

Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955--75. South Vietnam, as an anti-communist republic, fought against the communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, with aid from the United States and countries including Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. Saigon fell when it was captured by the communists on 30 April 1975, bringing an end to the War with its enemy's victory. Vietnam was then turned into a communist state with the South overtaken. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still commonly used).

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,090 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam...

William Childs Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 -- July 18, 2005) was a United States Army General, who commanded US military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak (1964--68), during the Tet Offensive. He adopted a strategy of attrition against the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam and the North Vietnamese Army. He later served as U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972...

Củ Chi is a suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

It is famous for its Củ Chi tunnels, which were constructed during the Vietnam War, and served as headquarters for the Viet Cong. Today, the district has many industrial zones.

As of 2006 the district had a population of 269,702. The district covers an area of 435 km². The district capital lies at Cu Chi.


The US Army homepage links to the Defense Technical Information Center, the Army Center for Military History, the Army Reserve, National Guard, and ROTC, selected Army photos, Army recruiting, and many more related sites, and an index of all US Army websites.

The US Army Center for Military History photo collection includes photos from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and more.

The official website of the US Navy links to Navy news, a searchable gallery of Navy news photos, Navy ships info, an index of links to other US Navy websites, and more.

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The US Air Force portal site includes USAF news, a current Ops Center (for Ops like Iraqi Freedom), and a gallery of current USAF photos (updated daily), recruiting and career info, and a complete index of over 600 USAF websites.

The British Army site includes a section for serving soldiers, info on Army careers, units and organisations, and equipment, a photo gallery, and more.

The Royal Navy (UK) site has info on their fleet, operations, careers, the Royal Marines, RN news and events, and more.

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The Strategy Page, edited by military book author James Dunnigan, features current military news, plus articles on "leadership, peacetime operations, intelligence, information warfare and the like". has an excellent database of info about and photos of current Army weaponry, with links to all suppliers, plus info on defense companies, exhibitions, and organizations.

The Federation of American Scientists Imagery Intelligence section has images from spy planes and satellites, including many images from the Corona ('Discoverer') spy satellite project, taken between 1960 and 1972, now declassified.

The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 includes an essay and 81 illustrations depicting European battlefield geometry of the period.

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