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Obama: Iraq war over by year’s end; troops coming home By CNN Wire Staff President Barack Obama announced in late October that virtually all U.S. troops will come home from Iraq by the end of the year — at which point he can declare an end to America’s long and costly war in that Middle Eastern nation. Of the 39,000 troops in Iraq, about 150, a negligible force, will remain to assist in arms sales, a U.S. official told CNN. The rest will be out of Iraq by December 31. The president said he was making good on his 2008 campaign pledge to end a war that has divided the nation since it began in 2003 and claimed more than 4,400 American lives. Beyond the human cost, the price tag for U.S. military activity in Iraq has been steep as well. A report from the non-partisan, government-funded Congressional Research Service found that the Defense Department spent nearly $757 billion for military operations in Iraq over the past decade, $50 billion higher than the estimate released by the Pentagon. Another $41 billion for Iraq was spent on State Department and USAID initiatives, plus $6 billion for troops’ health expenses, the CRS report stated.

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The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces rapidly. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. In the civilian leadership structure of the United States military, the Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy, often working closely with U.S. naval forces for training, transportation, and logistic purposes; however, in the military leadership structure the Marine Corps is a separate branch.

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orgive me if I don’t join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the demise of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Oh, I’m happy he’s dead, but I have as much faith that things will change for the better in Libya as I do in the Great Pumpkin rising from the pumpkin patch on Halloween night (sorry, Linus).

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equal ones) for women, religious minorities and perhaps even political opponents. But the attacks by Muslims on Coptic Christians and their churches in Egypt ought to be a warning sign that an Egyptian (and Libyan) version of America is unlikely to bloom in such putrid soil. Turkey was supposed to be the shining light of 21st-century Islam, a beacon to the rest of the MusBy Cal Thomas lim world. Instead, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been turning more and more to Islam’s “Another one bites the dust conservative wing while rebuffing Israel and behavAnd another one gone, and another one gone ing in ways not befitting a U.S. ally or member of Another one bites the dust.” — Queen NATO. In Tunisia, where the Arab uprisings began, an election was recently held. Initial returns indicate “Gadhafi’s Death Ushers in New Era,” read the headthat a once-banned Islamist party, Ennahda, may line in last Friday’s usually sober Wall Street Journal. have won a majority. “West Hails a Turning Point...,” read the sub-headline. And Afghanistan isn’t turning out as many had The question is, or should be: a turning to what? As Richard Boudreaux hoped. The U.S. State Department reports “there is sensibly wrote in the Journal, “(Gadhafi) leaves a nation torn by war, denot a single, public Christian church left in Afghanvoid of civic institutions and difficult to govern.” What can be built on that rubble when Libyistan,” the last one having been razed in March ans have no history of practicing any of the values the West holds dear? No functional nation can rise when 2010. In March 2011 a Congressional Research Serit rests on such a weak foundation. vice report showed that Afghanistan has cost AmerSecretary of State Hillary Clinton has dropped an additional $11 million on Libya ($135 million since ican taxpayers more than $440 billion (and countthe uprising began), no ing), 1,700 lives (and counting) and the doubt borrowed from the We have been assured by various sources throughout the misnamed country is as intolerant of any faith Chinese since we don’t other than Islam as when it was run by have that kind of money. “Arab Spring” that these revolutionaries are genuine democrats, who the Taliban. This is progress? Why do Democrats think want free elections and will guarantee at least some rights (if not equal If real progress is to be made in Libmoney is the answer to evya toward representative democracy, ones) for women, religious minorities and perhaps even political operything? Let’s see if the women’s rights, religious pluralism, rebels submit receipts and ponents. But the attacks by Muslims on Coptic Christians and their economic stability and diplomatic coexpense vouchers show- churches in Egypt ought to be a warning sign that an Egyptian (and Libyoperation with the West, the first step ing what they spent. It’s a must be to rewrite the National Tranan) version of America is unlikely to bloom in such putrid soil. safe bet much of it will go sition Council’s draft constitution. As down the rat hole of corI wrote in August following Gadhafi’s ruption, as our money has in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. ouster, Article 1 tells us all where the rebel leadWe have been assured by various sources throughout the misnamed “Arab Spring” that these revoluership wants to take the country: “Islam is the retionaries are genuine democrats, who want free elections and will guarantee at least some rights (if not Continues on page 8

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Semper Fi

The Tun Tavern

Where the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive Tun Tavern was a tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which served as a founding or early meeting place for a number of notable groups. It is traditionally regarded as the site where the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive. It is also regarded as the “birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.”


Samuel Carpenter and his brother Joshua erected the tavern beginning in 1685 at the intersection of King (later called Water) Street and Tun Alley. Tun Tavern was named for the Old English word “tun,” meaning a barrel or keg of beer. In the 1740s, a restaurant, “Peggy Mullan’s Red Hot Beef Steak Club,” was added to the tavern.

Organizations founded in the Tavern

Tun Tavern hosted the first meetings of a number of organization. In 1720, the first meetings of the St. George’s Society (forerunner of today’s “Sons of the Society of St. George”) were held there. The Society was a charitable organization founded to assist needy Englishmen arriving in the new colony. In 1732, the tavern hosted St. John’s No. 1 Lodge of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple in its first meetings. (The Masonic Temple of Philadelphia recognizes Tun Tavern as the birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.) In 1747, it became the founding point of the St. Andrew’s Society, which, similarly to the St. George’s Society, aided newly arriving Scottish.

Tun Tavern was a significant meeting place for other groups and individuals. In 1756, Benjamin Franklin used the inn as a recruitment gathering point for the Pennsylvania militia as it prepared to quell Native American uprisings. The tavern later hosted a meeting of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Continental Congress. According to tradition, Tun Tavern was also where the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive. On November 10, 1775, the First Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas, a Quaker innkeeper, to raise two battalions of marines in Philadelphia. The tavern’s manager, Robert Mullan, was the “chief Marine Recruiter.” Prospective volunteers flocked to the place, enticed by cold beer and the opportunity to join the new corps. The first Continental U.S. Marine unit was composed of one hundred Rhode Islanders commanded by Captain Nicholas. Some three million U.S. Marines have been exposed to the significance of Tun Tavern. Each year on November 10, U.S. Marines worldwide toast the colonial inn.

Present day

Tun Tavern no longer exists, having burned down in 1781. Its location is now occupied by Interstate 95 where it passes along Penn’s Landing. Tun Alley was once between Walnut and Chestnut Streets east of Front Street. There is a commemorative marker on the east side of Front Street in that locale, across from Sansom Walk.

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aptain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as naval infantry. Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy. The United States Marine Corps includes just under 203,000 active duty Marines (as of October 2010) and just under 40,000 reserve Marines (as of 2010). It is the smallest of the United States’ armed forces in the Department of Defense (the United States Coast Guard is smaller, about one-fifth the size of the Marine Corps, but is normally under the Department of Homeland Security). The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many significant military powers; for example, it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces and the active duty British Army. The Marine Corps accounts for around six percent of the military budget of the United States. The cost per Marine is $20,000 less than the cost of a serviceman from the other services, and the entire force can be used for both hybrid and major combat operations; that is, the Marines cover the entire Three Block War. However, these per capita costs do not account for support provided by other branches, such as the Navy’s amphibious warfare ships and the long range air transport of the USAF. However given expected defense budget cuts, the Marines may be the service best positioned for “fielding cheap options for an uncertain world.” The Marine Corps budget is comparably well handled with a tiny fraction of the Anti-Deficiency Act violations of any of the other three major branches.

ligion of the State and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).” Should Libya’s new leaders approve a constitution without that clause, if

they keep the Muslim Brotherhood at bay — which is now active in other Arab nations experiencing upheaval — and if they turn toward the West for more than economic aid, embracing the most fundamental of human rights, I will move from pessimism to guarded optimism. Confidence isn’t warranted when a headline in the London Daily Telegraph says, “Interim (Libyan) ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law.” Than expected? What are they drinking? I remain a skeptic that Libya is capable of heading in a direction that improves the lives of its people, aligns itself with the U.S. and our interests and lessens tensions in the region. But I am open to evidence to the contrary, if it’s not based on wishful thinking.

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Semper Fi

By Chaplain Ringo

Chappy’s On Eagle’s Wings

How do we find hope? I have heard it said that hope is a universal yearning. In the Chaplain Corps, we once had in our vision statement a phrase, which stated: “Energizing with HOPE”. I always have felt that this is the work of a Chaplain or leader and have made it the creed, by which I have tried to emulate. And through my daily interactions with others, I have come to feel that most of us, desire that life filled with Hope. What is a person without hope? Have you felt the pain and despair of the

thought, “there’s no hope”? Did you feel like a person with a punctured or torn out heart? I’ve been there. It’s a mass of pain and confusion. I have a friend who works on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and in her limited spare time volunteers as a clown, who goes by the name of Hope. She, too, has the desire to see others experience and feel hope in their lives, and cultivates it through the acts of love, kindness and slapstick of her clown persona. Don’t we all find

Chappy Ron Ringo, is a Retired Chaplain from MCRD, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling, and is a Certified Trauma Specialist.

a smile of hope when we see clowns provide their entertainment and we can turn from the day-to-day grind of the world? Emily Dickinson calls hope, “a thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” It is said that hope is tenuous and fragile. And so, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner urges: “Be among those who reach out, who assist, who comfort, who bind wounds and dry tears. Remind people whose lives have been shadowed by evil that there is still plenty of good in the world.”

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Inspiration John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

Why Thomas Jefferson was a giant! At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered the College of Williamand Mary. At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started his own law practice. At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America” and retired from his law practice. At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress. At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence. At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom. At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry. At 40, served in Congress for two years. At 41, was the American minister to Franceand negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams. At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington. At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society. At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party. At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.. At 60, obtained the Louisiana Pur-

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chasedoubling the nation’s size. At 61, was elected to a second term as President. At 65, retired to Monticello.. At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine. At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president. At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Here are just a few of great quotes by Jefferson:

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save onehalf the wars of the world. I predict future happiness for Amer-

icans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property — until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

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Sports News

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By Paul Foeller There are three college basketball teams that aren’t being talked about as elite right now that should be. Let’s take a look at those teams, along with a player on each team that might have a breakout year.

Butler Bulldogs Some think of them as the darlings of mid-major schools, and other are left unimpressed, but this year’s Butler team isn’t going to be much worse than the 2010-2011 version that made it to the national championship game. I’m not saying they’ll make it that far again — I don’t think they will — but their level of talent is comparable to last year’s squad. Some players, like incoming freshman Roosevelt Jones, have very high ceilings and haven’t yet had a chance to show what they can do with 25-30 minutes per game. One player to watch may be Sophomore Khyle Marshall. He only played more than 26 minutes one time last year, and in that game he recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. The 6’6” Forward may get considerable playing time with Matt Howard gone, and if he does, don’t surprised if he averages something in the vicinity of his numbers from that game.

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Villanova Wildcats

Head coach Jay Wright has led this team to the Sweet 16 or farther in four of the last seven years, and I think he’ll do it again this year. They had their second worst year under Wright (as far as conference standing in the Big East) last year, but look for them to bounce back this year. Think more along the lines of 10-8 or 11-7 in the Big East, and 25-8 overall. The 2011-2012 team should look a lot like the 2009-2010 team by the end of the year. The Wildcats player to watch should be Maalik Wayns. The junior guard averaged nearly 14 points per game last year, and should be able to top those numbers this year. He may not be the most talented or even the most explosive player on the team, but I think he’ll be the most consistent. Don’t be surprised if averages near 19 points per game this year, something he did last year in every game in which he shot 40% or better from the field.

Wichita State Shockers Last year’s Shockers team hit their stride a little too late, but still ended the year with 29 wins and a NIT championship. The team this year looks different, but not too much worse. They have not one, but two seven-foot centers, and they have one of the hottest coaches in the country right now. Most surprising to me is how far off of most people’s radar they are. The sexy pick in the MVC appears to be the Creighton Blue Jays, who are a fantastic team, but I think they’ll play second fiddle to Shockers this year. Wichita State’s average victory in their NIT championship run was 76-60, including wins over teams that had received votes in top 25 polls previously in the year. They’ll continue that kind of success this year, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they won 30 games.

Sports News Peyton Manning has been relegated to bystander status this season As the Raiders (4-3) and some other NFL teams were reminded Sunday, nothing is more unnerving than a sudden lack of presence and proficiency at the most important position in American team sports. No greater evidence exists than the current incarnation of the Indianapolis Colts, who have found life without future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning(notes) to be as humbling as the Chicago Bulls did after Michael Jordan’s departure. With Manning likely sidelined for the season (and perhaps forever) following neck surgery, the Colts have abruptly gone from perennial contender to among the league’s worst teams. They were the worst on Sunday night at the Superdome, suffering a 62-7 defeat – no, that’s not a typo – to the New Orleans Saints and falling to 0-7, officially eliminating Indy from playoff contention. (OK, that last part is an exaggeration, but not much of one.) If Manning, the only fourtime MVP in league history, were to get some votes without playing a down in 2011, it would be tough to argue the logic. It’s hardly surprising that the current focus of many Colts fans, and those of similarly sorry teams like the Dolphins, Broncos, Seahawks, Cardinals and Vikings, is rooting for the team they revere to lose as many games as possible. The mantra: “Suck for Luck,” a reference to Stanford’s Andrew Luck, widely considered one of the top QB prospects since Manning went first overall in the 1998 NFL draft.

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WORLD WAR II VETERANS YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN World War II World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world’s nations, including all of the great powers, organised into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million military personnel mobilised. In a state of “total war,” the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by significant events involving the mass death of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it was the deadliest conflict in human history, resulting in 50 million to over 70 million fatalities. The war is generally accepted to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by France and most of the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth. Germany set out to establish a large German empire in Europe. During 1939 to early 1941, in a series of successful military campaigns and political treaties, Germany conquered or politically subdued most of continental Europe apart from the Soviet Union. Britain and the Commonwealth remained the only major force continuing the fight against the Axis in North Africa and in extensive naval warfare. In June 1941, the European Axis launched an invasion of the Soviet Union, giving a start to the largest land theatre of war in history, which, from this moment on, was tying down the major part of the Axis military power. In December 1941, Japan, which had already been at war with China since

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1937, and which aimed to establish a dominance over East Asia and Southeast Asia, attacked the United States and European possessions in the Pacific Ocean, quickly conquering a significant part of the region. The Axis advance was stopped in 1942 after the defeat of Japan in a series of naval battles and after devastating defeats of European Axis troops in North Africa and at Stalingrad. In 1943, with a series of German defeats in Eastern Europe, the Allied invasion of Fascist Italy, and American victories in the Pacific, the Axis had lost strategic initiative and passed to strategic retreat on all fronts. In 1944, the Western Allies invaded France, whereas the Soviet Union regained all territorial losses and invaded the territory of Germany and its allies. The war in Europe ended with the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops and subsequent German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. By that time, the Japanese Navy was defeated by the United States, and invasion of the Japanese Archipelago (“Home Islands”) became imminent. The war ended with the total victory of the Allies over Germany and Japan in 1945. World War II left the political alignment and social structure of the world significantly altered. While the United Nations (UN) was established to foster international cooperation and prevent future conflicts (such as World War III), the Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the Cold War, which would last for the next 46 years. Meanwhile, the influence of European great powers started to decline, while the decolonization of Asia and of Africa began. Most countries whose industries had been badly damaged began moving toward economic recovery and across the world political integration emerged in an effort to peacefully stabilise after-war relations.


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KOREAN WAR VETERANS YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN The Korean War The Korean War (1950–armistice, 1953) was a military conflict between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and People’s Republic of China (PRC), with air support from the Soviet Union. The war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. The war was a result of the political division of Korea by agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War. The Korean peninsula had been ruled by Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II. In 1945, following the surrender of Ja-

pan, American administrators divided the peninsula along the 38th Parallel, with United States troops occupying the southern part and Soviet troops occupying the northern part. The failure to hold free elections throughout the Korean Peninsula in 1948 deepened the division between the two sides, and the North established a Communist government. The 38th Parallel increasingly became a political border between the two Koreas. Although reunification negotiations continued in the months preceding the war, tension intensified. Cross-border skirmishes and raids at the 38th Parallel persisted. The situation escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces invaded South

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Korea on 25 June 1950.It was the first significant armed conflict of the Cold War. The United Nations, particularly the United States, came to the aid of the South Koreans in repelling the invasion. After early defeats by the North Korean military, when a rapid UN counter-offensive repelled the North Koreans past the 38th Parallel and almost to the Yalu River, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) came to

the aid of Communist North. A Chinese counter-offensive repelled the United Nations forces past the 38th Parallel. The Soviet Union materially aided North Korea and China. The threat of a nuclear war eventually ceased with an armistice that restored the border between the Koreas near the 38th Parallel and created the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) wide buffer zone between the two Koreas. During the war, both North and South Korea were sponsored by external powers, thus facilitating the war’s metamorphosis from a civil war to a proxy war between powers involved in the larger Cold War. From a military science perspective, the Korean War combined strategies and tactics of World War I and World War II—swift infantry attacks followed by air bombing raids. The initial mobile campaign transitioned to trench warfare, lasting from July 1951 until the 1953 border stalemate and armistice.

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VIETNAM VETERANS YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN The Vietnam War Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France and received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States. The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva, in which Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North. In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold the unification elections. By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas known as the Viet Cong had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government. To support the South’s government, the United States sent in 2,000 military advisors, a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963 South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Vietcong. In 1965, Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces, which num-

bered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war. The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibili-

ty for fighting the war. His attempt to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia in 1970 in violation of Cambodian neutrality provoked antiwar protests on

the nation’s college campuses. From 1968 to 1973 efforts were made to end the conflict through diplomacy. In January 1973, an agreement reached and U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam and U.S. prisoners of war were released. In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North and Vietnam was reunited. CONSEQUENCES:

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dent to receive explicit Congressional approval before committing American forces overseas. It was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the twentieth century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or a noble cause, or an idealistic, if failed, effort to protect the South Vietnamese from totalitarian government.

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Military Movies

Some great war movies that you might have missed den.” While that attempt to end the war quickly by conquering German bridges failed, this hard-hitting film succeeds at every turn.

mance (filmed just before he was diagnosed with lung cancer) as a renegade Naval officer given another chance after a botched mission is one of the genre’s greatest tales of self-redemption.

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‘Sergeant York’ (1941) War Time: World War I What It’s Good for: What do war and turkey shoots have in common? In one of his best turns, Gary Cooper plays a drafted pacifist who becomes an American hero when he single-handedly captures an enemy position using common hunting tactics. It’s inspired by a true story, and truly inspiring.

War Time: “Korean War” What It’s Good for: It ain’t easy finding humor in war, which is exactly why Robert Altman’s Vietnam satire (he avoided any references to Korea) is such a classic work. Only miles from madness, the doctors are more concerned with booze and skirts than the bloody soldiers they operate on.

‘In Harm’s Way’ (1965)

‘A Bridge Too Far’ (1977) War Time: World War II What It’s Good for: Enlisting one of the greatest cross-generational ensembles ever (Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford...) this grim pic portrays “Operation Market-Gar-

War Time: World War II What It’s Good for: John Wayne may have been King of the Western, but he knew how to command a war picture just as well. His understated perfor-

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politics of combat, and for Spartacus himself, Kirk Douglas, as Col. Dax, a jaded soldier who won’t let his men go down for court martial without a fight.

‘Full Metal Jacket’ (1987) ‘Three Kings’ (1999) War Time: Gulf War What It’s Good for: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube are a dream team as soldiers searching for hidden gold in post-war Iraq. The premise sounds frivolous, but the film explores the war’s ramifications on both the U.S. combatants and the Iraqi people. In other words: It’s gold.

‘Paths of Glory’ (1957) War Time: World War I What It’s Good for: Stanley Kubrick’s early take on war is shocking for its realistic — and cynical — view of the

War Time: Vietnam War What It’s Good for: It’s Kubrick’s gritty look at the dehumanizing effects of basic training and the even more brutal experience of combat during the Tet Offensive. Matthew Modine stars, but Vincent D’Onofrio, as the seriously disturbed Pvt. Pyle, will haunt your dreams.

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Being a Green Beret in possibly one of the world’s most vilified and misunderstood wars


riter H. Lee Barnes lives in Las Vegas and teaches English and Creative Writing at the College of S. Nevada - a far cry from his days on the battlefield as a member of a Special Forces A-team in Vietnam. Typical of many young men in the early 60s, Barnes was in college and drifting along as an average student when a letter from his Draft Board made the decision of what he would be doing for the next couple of years of his life. He enlisted in the Army and became, much to his own surprise, a member of the elite Green Beret. There are the legends of the Green Berets and their clandestine, special operations that are celebrated in story and song, and then theres the reality of one soldiers experiences. In When We Walked Above The Clouds: A Memoir of Vietnam (University of Nebraska Press) by H. Lee Barnes, we share first-hand the day-to-day loss and drudgery that more accurately conveys the daily grind and quiet desperation behind the polished-for-pub-

lic-consumption accounts of military heroics. Barnes tells what it was like to be a Green Beret; first in the Dominican Republic during the civil war of 1965, and then at A-107, Tra Bong, Vietnam, where he eventually came to serve as the advisor to a Combat Recon Platoon which consisted chiefly of Montagnard irregulars. While Barnes sees his months of simply doing what the mission demanded as nothing to get excited over (after all, bad coffee, heat, insects, sickness, killing rats, cleaning guns and building bunkers, make up the routine nature of war), he skillfully communicates how this predictability makes the intensity of patrols and attacks all the more menacing, and his book makes for a very sobering read. He recalls a particular routine patrol that had gone wrong and four of his own and a large number of Vietnamese and Montagnard tribesmen were killed. As he lifted a buddys decomposed body off the ground, both a hatred for the enemy and the stupid-

ity of the war emerged and he began his own patrols. He learned to do what few other Americans in his outfit could climb the treacherous mountains and survive the unforgiving conditions as well as a native. Learning to trust the jungle and all its dangers, he felt more alive than he had before or ever has since. Barness story is one of loss of morale lost to alcoholism, teammates lost to friendly fire, of missions that were aborted, and those that were endlessly and futilely repeated. As the story advances, so does the attrition teammates get transferred, innocence is cast off, and confidence in leadership dwindles. But against this dark background, Barnes manages to honor these men who nonetheless carried the day. This rare look into life as a Green Beret makes a compelling read. Nearly fifty years later, Barnes writes that Vietnam is the only thing in my life that isnt fiction, and his book stands as a tribute to the contribution the men of this elite group made, both the rou-

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The Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991), commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States and United Kingdom, against Iraq. This war has also been referred to (by the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein) as the mother of all Battles, and is commonly known as Operation Desert Storm for the operational name of the military response,[13] the First Gulf War, or the Iraq War. The invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops that began 2 August 1990 was met with international condemnation, and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the UN Security Council. U.S. President George H. W. Bush deployed American forces to Saudi Arabia almost 6 months afterwards, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene. An array of nations joined the Coalition. The great majority of the military forces in the coalition were from the United States, with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Around US$40 billion of the US$60 billion cost was paid by Saudi Arabia. The initial conflict to expel Iraqi

troops from Kuwait began with an aerial bombardment on 16 January 1991. This was followed by a ground assault on 23 February. This was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory. The coalition ceased their advance, and declared a ceasefire 100 hours after the ground campaign started. Aerial and ground combat was confined to Iraq, Kuwait, and areas on the border of Saudi Arabia. However, Iraq launched Scud missiles against coalition military targets in Saudi Arabia and against Israel.

Operation Desert Storm

The Second Persian Gulf War (known in the U.S. as “Operation Desert Storm”—Aug. 2, 1990-Feb. 1991 – On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded and quickly conquered the small, oil-rich emirate of Kuwait. Almost immediately, an international coalition of nations gathered a powerful military force under the authority of the United Nations and the leadership of the United States, first to defend the United States, first to defend the oilrich kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and secondly, to force Iraq to withdraw from occupied Kuwait. From the beginning

of the crisis, the United Kingdom, led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, worked very closely with the U.S. in assuming a determined posture against Saddam Hussein’s territorial ambition.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

The Third Persian Gulf War (known in the U.S. as “Operation Iraqi Freedom”)—March 19, 2003- Present– The current war can be seen in at least two distinct phases: The Invasion and the Occupation. Though Saddam’s regime fell fairly quickly, the insurgency was able to gain strength in large part because the U.S. and Coalition leadership was slow to recognize that they had a nascent guerrilla movement underfoot. Though the Iraqi people have voted, and now have an elected government (featuring a Kurdish president!), the situation is now changing from a war against the occupier, to becoming more of a civil war among Iraqis.


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Forty years later you’re sitting across a desk from a psychologist wondering if you’ll ever be able to sleep an entire night and if you can find some way to trust people. He asks if nightmares about the war keep you awake. You tell him, as you have before, that you don’t have nightmares about it, that you don’t have to because whenever your mind is not otherwise occupied, you return to ’Nam and rerun events like disconnected scenes in a trailer from a Hollywood movie–a hundred eighty frames in three seconds and gone. You can’t remember names of colleagues you’ve met at the college or topics covered at the last department meeting or tender words that you once exchanged with a lover, but you can remember with absolute clarity the captain turning a corner in a trench and telling you to shed your gear, that you won’t be going. And you can remember the rain, the way it plunged to the ground at a sharp angle, the way it popped on your poncho hood, the way it cut rivulets into the red clay, the way it shriveled the skin

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on your hands and numbed your fingers. The therapist understands, not because he’s experienced it, but because he’s heard it from hundreds, it or something similar. Meds help with the anxiety, he tells you. But when you close your eyes you see the beetle and it’s got nothing to do with goddamn anxiety. Nor is it fiction. And that’s sad, because fiction is what you best understand; it’s what you make bank on, but you can’t flip that beetle into fiction and do it the same justice. He schedules another appointment and leads you to the reception desk where the date for the meeting is logged in a computer and a woman hands you a printout and smiles. She smiles in that accommodating way because she’s wondering if you’re one of the dangerous ones. She sees them five days a week and needs that smile to help her make it to the weekend. You walk between the rows of chairs where vets, some sad beyond words that define sadness, wait their turns, then you go on your way, carrying with you the secret, and return to that normal world where you keep your secret close to the breast, as you must, for no one outside the therapist or those who were in ’Nam can possibly understand. In that normal world that’s anything but normal you sit in a classroom occupied by a couple of dozen men and women, colleagues who have never killed or been asked to kill or asked to risk their lives or plucked a leech from their leg or seen a body slammed backward to the ground by a force as powerful as you imagine the hand of God to be. And you hunker under a shell of pretense, pretending it’s all fine, pretending that this supposed normal life is normal for you as well. Your colleague across the hall asks how you’re doing. It’s perfunctory. He doesn’t really care because he actually

wants to talk about himself. You tell him that if your life was any more boring, it would be his. He laughs and asks where you heard that, thinks you’re quoting W.C. Fields or someone famous. But you’re not. It’s pure you, but he doesn’t believe you because he doesn’t know you. No one here does. You walk into the classroom and see the anxious faces, the bored faces, the earnest faces. They are young, as you once were, and untouched and untouched and so damned untouched, even the most cynical among them, and so wise in their youth that they all have it figured out. You wonder, Were you that much different? You begin the session with a discussion of Frank O’Connor’s “Guests of a Nation.” You will lead them in time to understand that he’s writing about the terrible master called duty and how acquiescing to it can make a man a stranger unto himself, but first you have to make them see the horror of the event and you have to do it without discussing the dark spot on your own soul.

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This certainly is BOSS! 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 HPE700 by Hennessey – Laguna Seca Edition


hen John Hennessey points to a car and says he wants to make a performance program for it, magic usually happens. There was no doubt that when Ford brought back the Mustang Boss 302 for the first time since 1969 - that’s a span of 42 years - Hennessey would be getting his picking finger ready. It just became a question of when the American tuning company would have a program ready for it. Hennessey just introduced the HPE650 package for the Boss 302 and today, they’ve upped the ante with the release of the HPE700. Like most of Hennessey’s tuning programs, you won’t see a whole lot of extra decorations on the car. There are badges here and plaques there, but for the most part, what you see with the car is what you get. But when you open the hood, that’s when all hell breaks loose. Just like the HPE650 program, Hennessey’s HPE700 program offers a mammoth horsepower improvement, which might seem over-the-top considering the Boss 302 already has 440 ponies in tow. However, anytime you can take that 440 and turn it into 700, we’re pretty sure that you won’t find a whole lot of people to complain about it.

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Aesthetically, Hennessey pretty much left the Ford Mustang Boss 302 alone. Actually, the whole exterior and interior set-up of the car is similar to

the Boss 302 HPE650. There are the traditional carbon fiber door sill covers, the plethora of exterior Hennessey badging, a serial numbered dash and engine plaques, and of course, the premium floor mats. As added options, Hennessey will provide a special carbon fiber Laguna Seca splitter and the company’s own wheel and tire package.



Without Hennessey putting a finger on the Mustang Boss 302, you already get an impressive powertrain that features a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 440 horsepower and 380 lb/ft of torque. But thanks to Hennessey’s expertise on engine tuning - one that includes their new TVS2300 supercharger system - the Mustang Boss 302’s output shoots up the charts to a beastly height of 700 horsepower. The whole scope of Hennessey’s performance improvements also come with a new air-to-water intercooler, a fuel system upgrade, a throttle body upgrade, a fuel injector upgrade, and a new strut tower brace.

It’s like the Ali versus Frazier of American muscle cars. The Ford Mustang versus the Chevrolet Camaro. While you certainly won’t go wrong in picking one over the other, you have to take into account the fact that this particular Mustang is a Boss 302, which is one of the most revered Mustang variants in history. The fact that only 302 models were released in 1969 and wasn’t heard from again until this year speaks to the Bossman’s place in the hearts of muscle car enthusiasts. So while we’re inclined to say that everybody wins with either a Hennessey-tuned Mustang or Camaro, when the Mustang is a Boss 302, we’re going to lean towards that direction.

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No more rolling... sleeves that is In a policy change than began on October 24, the Marines’ combat utility uniform must be worn with sleeves rolled down year round. Tightly rolled up sleeves have been a Corps’ tradition. The sleeves rule was made at the same symposium as the bracelet approval, but the decision were unrelated, officials told Stars and Stripes military newspaper. The sleeves rule sparked an outrage in social media posts. On Twitter, they carried the hashtag #occupyHQMC. “This sleeves thing is really stu-

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Move America Forward, a grassroots pro-troop organization, is used to sending care packages to people, but after sending over 200 tons of said packages, they’re trying something new. Sending care packages for dogs. The care packages being sent include assorted rawhide bones, dog treats and chew toys. The money to pay for these packages is raised on the group’s website,

Military phone wars

After 20 years, the Army has figured out how it wants to network soldiers together in a war zone — through something like a smartphone. It’s called Nett Warrior, and it’s got the Army very excited. There’s only one problem: defense companies already want to render it obsolete. Defense giant ITT picked just the right time to roll out its new secure smartphone. It debuted what it’s calling the GhostRider, pictured here, at the Army’s annual Washington, D.C. gala, known as the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) convention. The GhostRider isn’t really a phone — it’s just hosted on a commercial Android smartphone,

“The ladies in my office are devastated that my biceps will now be hidden from their view,” tweeted one person identifying himself as an officer. “Pretty soon, our name tapes and rank will be Velcro too,” said a tweeter who claimed to be a former Marine. A Marine spokesman tweeted that sleeves down with “cuffs lightly against the wrist allows for increased air circulation in a hot weather environment.” He also said sleeves down “protects against harmful sun rays, biting insects.”

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 Some dog owners spend years grooming their pups into strong, obedient alpha dogs. But scientists? They just build them. A group of militaryfunded scientists from Boston has invented a dog-like robot, that can carry over 400 pounds on its back for 20 miles and on any sort of terrain. It uses computer vision and GPS to follow a leader, rather than require a remote-controlled driver to tell it where to go. Nicknamed “AlphaDog,” the prototype is the latest from the minds behind a four-year undertaking called BigDog, that’s being developed by Boston Dynamics and funded by DARPA and the U.S. Marine Corps. AlphaDog is officially called “LS3,” or the Legged Squad Support System.


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Do you hear that? It’s the theme song to Rocky; pumping you up for the big event ahead. Ladies grab your spanx, hair extensions, speed dial your MAC cosmetic stylist and nail technicians! It’s about that time of year to start primping, plucking, teasing and squeezing into those ball gowns once again. For those seasoned wives it’s a time of anticipation imagining the countless anxiety-stricken faux pas that the event brings out in people. It is all a bit overwhelming for the first, second and even future balls because it is such a time honored traditional and formal event for the Marine Corps. We can all sweat bullets over which fork to use, do we stand when the Marines stand, who drinks first at the table, and do we all drink to the toast or just the Marines, where do we put that napkin so they don’t take my darn plate, foul language or no? Overwhelming can be an understatement but soak in all of the grandeur of the evening, go with the flow, have fun and take tons of pictures! Imagine it’s the night of your ball, it’s a brisk night in the city and as you walk up to the entrance of your birthday ball location the air has a hint of romance, pride and cigar smoke. Everyone seems upbeat but then again it’s cocktail hour. By the way it’s amazing to see what a little soap and some shirt stays can do right?! The ladies are eyeing each other from head to toe mentally keeping tabs for next ball season ideas. Then in she walks; whether a girlfriend or ‘date’ she’s out of her element there is no doubt. Combat boots, a black mini skirt, fish net stockings and a blouse with some form of black feather boa attached. There’s always at least one in the crowd and she was the one we’d waited on all evening. Please take it to heart we’re not trying to be mean but the men know what formal means so it can seem slightly intentional to send a lamb into the lion’s den. Some men are innocently clueless so for the record ladies please ask the dress code when invited to any Marine Corps function. Formal by no definition means a mini skirt, boas or denim of any kind. Play dress up and have fun with the evening. Oh and I’d suggest not taking the table setting… just saying. Happy Birthday MARINES! Questions or comments? Email us at Military Press at! You can also follow my blog @

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Col. Stewart being awarded the Croix de guerre with palm by Lt. Gen. Henri Valin, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, for his role in the liberation of France. USAF photo in under the weight requirement, al- Harbor brought the US directly into though he persuaded the AAC enlist- the conflict. ment officer to run new tests, this time Stewart was concerned that his expassing the weigh-in, [N 1] with the re- pertise and celebrity status would relsult that Stewart enlisted in the Army egate him to instructor duties “behind in March 1941. He became the first the lines.” His fears were confirmed major American movie star to wear a when he was stationed for six months military uniform in World War II. at Kirtland Air Force Base in AlbuStewart enlisted as a private and querque, New Mexico, to train bomthen began pilot training in the bardiers. USAAC. Stewart continued his miliIn August 1943, Stewart was astary training and earned a commis- signed to the 445th Bombardment sion as a second lieutenant in January Group at Sioux City AAB, Iowa, first 1942, just after the attack on Pearl as operations officer of the 703d Bom-

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bardment Squadron and then as its commander, at the rank of captain. In December, the 445th Bombardment Group flew its B-24 Liberator bombers to RAF Tibenham, Norfolk, England and immediately began combat operations. While flying missions over Germany, Stewart was promoted to major. In March 1944, he was transferred as group operations officer to the 453rd Bombardment Group, a new B-24 unit that had been experiencing difficulties. As a means to inspire his new group, Stewart flew as command pilot in the lead B-24 on numerous missions deep into Nazi-occupied Europe. These missions went uncounted at Stewart’s orders. His “official” total is listed as 20 and is limited to those with the 445th. In 1944, he twice received the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. After the war, Stewart served as Air Force Reserve commander of Dobbins Air Reserve Base in the early 1950s. In 1966, Brigadier General James Stewart flew as a non-duty observer in a B-52 on a bombing mission during the Vietnam War. At the time of his B-52 flight, he refused the release of any publicity regarding his participation, as he did not want it treated as a stunt, but as part of his job as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. After 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force on May 31, 1968. After his retirement, he was promoted to Major General by President Ronald Reagan.

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Veterans News New brew for Veterans Day

The Veterans Museum & Memorial Center and The Beer Company join forces to hold two very special events in honor of Veterans Day and the Marine Corps Birthday. On Thursday, Nov. 10, The Beer Company will celebrate the 236th Corps birthday by donating 20% of each tab to support the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center. On Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:11 a.m., after the downtown parade, The Beer Company will tap the first keg of its brand new brew — Red Warrior Ale. This very limited microbrew was inspired by, and for, veterans to enjoy and swap stories over. And again, 20% of the proceeds will go to the VMMC. The Beer Company is located at 6th & Broadway, downtown San Diego. For more info, call 619-674-2556.

Maximum Warrior competition

Maximum Warrior is a one-of-a-kind competition that tests twenty contestants in fifteen action-packed, adrenaline-filled challenges. Presented by MAXIM, in partnership with the Jeep® Brand, Maximum Warrior is broken down in to two separate programs – the authentic Maximum Warrior Competition that pits special ops operatives against one another; and the inaugural Maximum Warrior Pro-Am that pairs a special ops operative with a civilian contender to create a 10 team competition. The competition was recently completed at the state-of-the-art T1G training facility in Crawfordsville, Arkansas. Maximum Warrior, today with the Soldier Rescue Challenge, launched its all-new website and will begin airing weekly webisodes through December.

Military marriages get help

FamilyLife, a marriage event company, is offering a special rate of $159 per couple for its Weekend to Remember, a high impact, two-day marriage getaway. There are two weekends available: Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive in Carlsbad; Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. Please use the code MILITARY to receive the special half-price rate. Call 1-800-358-6329 or visit

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JCPenney and the Iraq and Afthanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) have joined forces to provide America’s newest generation of military vets with more than $1 million in apparel and footwear to start a new civilian wardrobes. To be eligible, those who served in Iraq or Afghanistan can visit now through Nov. 20 to register for the JCPenney giveaway once they have confirmed their free membership with IAVA at Over 6,000 entries will be randomly selected to receive $200 in merchandise certificates.

See ‘Gypsy’ at the Blkbox Theater

Now through Nov. 27, theater goers can enjoy a wonderful production of ‘Gypsy,’ loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Madame Rose, the epitome of the show business mother. The show is getting great reviews by San Diego critics. The Blkbox @ 6th & Penn theater is located at 3704 6th Avenue in san Diego. Tickets are $10 to $34. Call 6196700-5020 for more information or go online at Ion30 November 1, 2011 THE MILITARY PRESS



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How much things cost in 1947 Average cost of new house $6,600 Average wages per year $2,850 Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents Average cost of a new car $1,300 Loaf of bread 13 cents Postage stamp 3 cents Men’s Sweater $8.50

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Events • CIA established in 1947 • The International Monetary Fund IMF begins to operate • Roswell UFO incident. UFO object crashed (allegedly) on July 7 near Roswell, NM. Military officials insisted it was a high-altitude surveillance balloon. • Ferrari begins production of Italian sports cars after having been involved in motor racing since 1929 • The Cold War beginnings — East and West

• Ammonium nitrate cargo of the French-registered vessel SS Grandcap explodes in Texas City, Texas — 552 dead, 3,000 injured • The United Nations votes in favor of the creation of an independent Jewish State of Israel • Everglades National Park is dedicated as a National Park by President Harry S. Truman • Polaroid Land Camera demonstrated

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giving photos in 60 seconds • Jackie Robinson took to the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers becoming the first African American to play in Major League Baseball

Technology • First “instant” camera • Saab produces its first automobile • Goodrich manufactures first tubeless tires • Howard Hughes’ Flying Boat (The Spruce Goose) takes off but will never go into production • The transistor is invented

• Walter Morrison invents the Frisbee • ENIAC, one of the world’s first digital computers, is turned on after a memory upgrade. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955. • The sound barrier is broken • First LPs produced • Artificial intelligence • Mobile phone • Transistor • Hologram

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department official, in a lengthy response posted on a government blog Thursday night, confirmed that the company Fisker is assembling its Karma electric car at its “overseas facility.” The response comes after ABC News reported that the Obama administration gave the green light for the company to move the manufacturing to Finland two years after announcing the loan. But Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow said none of the U.S. loan money contributed to the production work in Finland. “The Department’s funding was only used for the U.S. operations,”


Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow wrote. “The money could not be, and was not, spent on overseas operations. The Karma also relies on an extensive network of hundreds of suppliers in more than a dozen U.S. states.” He said the first part of the loan, $169 million, supported engineering work at Fisker’s U.S. facilities as the company “developed the tools, equipment and manufacturing processes for Fisker’s first vehicle” — though that work so far has not contributed to a production line in the U.S. But Leistikow said the rest of the loan is still supporting U.S. production of another vehicle line called the

Fisker reportedly is backed by a firm that counts ex-Vice President Al Gore among its partners. hired at the site to date, with the rest set to be hired by early 2013. For the Karma line, founder Henrik Fisker reportedly claimed the company could not find a manufacturer in the U.S. for the job. “They don’t exist here,” he told ABC News. So the production reportedly went to Finnish company Valmet Automotive, along with 500 manufacturing jobs.

The development comes amid widespread scrutiny of the Obama administration’s loan programs for alternative energy companies and projects. The bankruptcy of government-backed solar panel firm Solyndra in September touched off a frenzy of questions on Capitol Hill over whether U.S. taxpayer money is being used wisely to prop up the industry. The ABC News report noted the political connections enjoyed by Fisker and another company, Tesla Motors, which together received about $1 billion in loans. Fisker reportedly is backed by a firm that counts ex-Vice President Al Gore among its partners. The article said just 40 of Fisker’s Karma cars have been produced so far, and that Tesla is consistently losing money. But Leistikow said Tesla has added 1,000 new jobs since receiving the government support. He said both companies’ loans were approved “on the merits after extensive review.” “They represent exactly the type of cutting edge, innovative manufacturing this program was intended to support, and are part of a large, robust portfolio of investments that are helping America become more globally competitive,” he said. Read more: politics/2011/10/21/energy-departmentdefends-loan-to-company-building-electric-cars-in-finland/#ixzz1bRQGVZmW


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OWN A NEW HOME FROM THE MID $100s! Edgewood at The Cove in San Jacinto

From the mid $100s Sycamore at Hidden Hills in Menifee

• 1,394–2,233 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths

From I-215, exit Hwy. 74 heading east. Turn left on Warren Rd., left on Cottonwood Ave. and follow signs to sales center. OR: From I-10, exit Hwy. 79 heading south, travel for approx. 10 mi., turn right on Cottonwood Ave heading West for approx. 2 mi. to sales center. (951) 487-2887

Villages at Monument Park in Perris

From the mid $200s

• 1,846–2,966 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths • solar power system included standard

From I-215, exit Newport Rd. heading west. Turn left on Haun Rd., right on Holland Rd., left on Bradley Rd., right on Craig Ave., left on Evans Rd., then left on Yeoman Pl. to sales center. OR: From I-215, exit Scott Rd. heading west. Turn right on Murrieta Rd., right on Craig Ave., right on Evans Rd., then left on Yeoman Pl. to sales center. (951) 672-8553

From the high $100s Monument Park II in Perris

From the low $200s

• 1,234–2,222 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths

• 2,390–3,085 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths

From I-215, exit Ethanac Rd. heading west, travel approx. 2 mi. west, turn right onto Big Bear Dr., right on Yosemite Ave., then right on Yellowstone Ct. to sales center. (951) 443-0859

From I-215, exit Ethanac Rd. heading west, travel approx. 2 mi. west, turn right onto Big Bear Dr., right on Yosemite Ave., then right on Yellowstone Ct. to sales center. (951) 443-0859

Manzanita at Paseo del Sol in Temecula

From the mid $200s Kenton Place in Murrieta

• 1,628–2,224 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2.5–3 baths • solar power system included standard

From I-15, exit California Oaks Rd./Kalmia St. heading west. Turn right on Washington Ave., right on Magnolia St., right on Adams Ave. and right on Davidson St. to sales center on left. (951) 696-5040

From I-15 Fwy., exit Temecula Pkwy. (CA-79) heading east. Turn left on Meadows Pkwy., right on Sunny Meadows Pkwy., left on Bingham Dr., then left onto Beamer Ct. to sales center. (951) 225-9860

Fox Hollow at Crown Valley Village in Murrieta

From the low $200s Twinbrook at Crown Valley Village in Murrieta From the high $200s

• 1,551–2,597 sq. ft. • 4–5 bedrooms, 2–3 baths

• 2,595–3,563 sq. ft. • 3–7 bedrooms, 2.5–4 baths • solar power system included standard

From I-15 or I-215, exit Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. heading east and travel approx. 4.5 mi. Turn left onto Pourroy Rd., left onto High Vista Dr. and then left onto Valley Spring Way. (951) 677-4110

Monterey at Otay Ranch in Chula Vista

From the mid $200s

• 2,024–2,876 sq. ft. • 3–6 bedrooms, 2–3 baths

From I-15 or I-215, exit Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. heading east and travel approx. 4.5 mi. Turn left onto Pourroy Rd., left onto High Vista Dr. and then left onto Valley Spring Way. (951) 461-4676

From the mid $300s Shady Grove II in Fallbrook

From the low $400s

• 1,917–2,175 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths • solar power system included standard

• 1,968–3,500 sq. ft. • 3–5 bedrooms, 2–4.5 baths • RV and boat storage on-site

From I-805, exit Olympic Pkwy. heading east. Turn right on La Media Rd., then right on Birch Rd./State St. At the roundabout, continue straight on Santa Diana Rd., turn right on Santa Christina Ave., then left onto Pershing Rd. to sales center. (619) 421-4062

From Hwy. 76, head north on Mission Rd. approx. 4 mi. Turn right on Stage Coach Ln., go approx. 3 mi., turn right on Gum Tree Ln., right on Tom McGuinness Jr. Cir., then left on James Gaynor St. to sales center. OR: From I-15, exit E. Mission Rd. At first stop sign, turn right on Mission Rd. and continue toward Fallbrook. Turn left on Stage Coach Ln., left on Gum Tree Ln., right on Tom McGuinness Jr. Cir., then left on James Gaynor St. to sales center. (760) 728-1061

Broker Cooperation Welcome. ©2011 KB Home (KBH). Standard solar power system is 1.4kWp. KBH makes no guarantee of energy production by the solar power system installed with a home or of any energy costs savings by homeowner. Energy costs will vary by floor plan, occupancy, appliance usage, thermostat settings and orientation of solar energy system, among other factors. Payment of Broker Co-op requires Broker or agent to accompany and register buyer on first visit and comply with Broker Co-op Agreement. Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availability and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Additional charges apply for lot premiums, options/upgrades. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photos show upgraded landscaping/options and may not represent communities’ lowest-priced homes. See sales representative for details. KB Home Sales–Southern California Inc. (CA Real Estate License 00242327). SOCAL-98130

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Seabees repair landing pad on San Clemente Construction Battalion Mainte- ing area on the west coast. SCI and nance Unit THREE ZERO THREE the LCAC landing pad in particular (CBMU 303), based out of Naval Base supports numerous Marine and other San Diego recently deployed eight Joint Task Force beach landings reSeabees to San Clemente Island, CA to repair a critical Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) landing pad which had been damaged by last year’s El Nino weather pattern which dumped record amounts of rainfall across the southwest. On September EO2 (SCW) Casey C. Roberto directing the placement of ma21st 2011, EO1 terial, San Clemente Island, CA. Photo by EO1 (SCW) Joel O. (SCW) Joel O. AlAlvarez. varez, EO2 (SCW) Casey C. Roberto, EO2(SCW) Edith E. quired to qualify and certify all PaJuarez, CM2 (SCW) Westin K. Bolton, cific Fleet Amphibious operations. In CM2 Christopher M. Wadsworth, EO3 the true “Can Do” spirit of the Sea(SCW) Ryan S. Cofer, EO3 Edward Q. bees, it took only seven days to comPeters, and EOCN Nathan G. Dreher plete a project originally scheduled flew to San Clemente Island (SCI) and for 30-days. Perhaps most rewarding immediately began work to repair this to CBMU 303 is that due to their skill crucial training asset. Their Mission; and execution, Assault Craft Unit 5, construct a 215 ft by 150ft aggregate based out of Camp Pendleton, CA, can pad for Assault Craft Unit 5 (ACU 5) now complete critical training while based out of Camp Pendleton Cali- delivering personnel and logistics supfornia. This particular pad is used as port free of the fear of damaging these the only non-restricted LCAC land- multi-million dollar amphibious craft.

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New homes feature beautiful wood flooring As a thank you to San Diego for voting Brookfield Homes its #1 homebuilder, the company is giving free wood flooring to new homebuyers at all five neighborhoods now selling. “Wood flooring is extremely popular with new homeowners,” said Debby Marshall King, director of marketing. “When we asked Brookfield Homes Facebook fans which type of flooring they like best, more than 80 percent said they prefer wood flooring over tile flooring.” Free wood flooring is offered for San Diego homes purchased by Nov. 15 and closing escrow no later than Dec. 28. With two choices available, either Pacific Treasures or Paradise Cove, the flooring is available in specified areas of each floor plan only. Please see sales representatives for details. Neighborhoods in San Diego offer-

ing free wood flooring, include: • Rockrose at The Foothills in Carlsbad. Prices start from the high $500,000s. • Mahogany at Old Creek Ranch in San Marcos. Prices start in the high $500,000s • Serenity at Stonebridge Estates. Priced from the $800,000s and nominated among the Best in San Diego, Serenity’s spacious floor plans are approximately 4,040 to 4,759 square feet, with large home sites of up to 24,000 square feet. • Windingwalk at Chula Vista. The detached homes are priced from the mid $400,000s. Also in Windingwalk are the luxury attached townhomes at Brookfield’s Cordova, with prices from the high $200,000s. For more information about Brookfield communities, visit

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STOP RENTING AND START OWNING… Do you want to own a home on the water, while having access to all of the amenities of an upscale hotel? Awesome workout room with latest equipment. Two pools and a Jacuzzi in tropical setting. Four tennis courts with running track. Walking distance to the Gaslamp. Enjoy living upon a 1987 32’ Ericson cruiser at the Marriott Marina! Well maintained, with room to sleep 6. Financing available with down payment!

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