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  • Jan. 12, 1954: Dulles announces policy of "massive retaliation"

    01/12/2014 2:41:14 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 5 replies
    In a speech at a Council on Foreign Relations dinner in his honor, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announces that the United States will protect its allies through the "deterrent of massive retaliatory power." The policy announcement was further evidence of the Eisenhower administration's decision to rely heavily on the nation's nuclear arsenal as the primary means of defense against communist aggression. Dulles began his speech by examining communist strategy that, he concluded, had as its goal the "bankruptcy" of the United States through overextension of its military power. Both strategically and economically, the secretary explained, it was unwise...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 60 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Report of Terminal closing at Dulles - suspicious package

    09/10/2011 4:14:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    CNN just reported that an explosive-sniffing dog alerted to a package at Dulles Airport resutlting in closing of one of their terminals. Nothing more at this time
  • Suspicious Pkg: Dulles Airport

    01/06/2011 2:46:25 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/6/2011 | FOX
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  • Passengers spooked when men removed from Tampa flight

    08/31/2010 8:14:55 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 122 replies
    wtsp ^ | 31AUG10 | Mike Deeson
    Tampa, Florida -- An incident aboard a United Airlines flight to Tampa resulted in nine foreign-born people being removed from the airplane and left several passengers shaken. In fact, several thought the incident was serious enough that they asked to be booked on another flight. At least 15 passengers who arrived in Tampa Monday on a United flight were supposed to be here Sunday night. However, the incident involving the nine men changed everything.
  • Pair on Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Arrested for Terrorism

    08/30/2010 3:20:14 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 35 replies · 1+ views
    ABC reports: Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with preparation of a terrorist attack, U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News. A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said the investigation is ongoing. He said the arrests were made at the request of American authorities. The two were allowed to board the flight at OHare airport last night despite security concerns surrounding one of them, the officials said. The men were identified as Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al...
  • $20 MILLION SPENT ON STIMULUS SIGNS?

    07/14/2010 8:43:30 PM PDT · by kcvl · 30 replies
    On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov. However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign a single sign announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for...
  • Bomb threat diverts plane to Greensboro airport

    04/28/2010 9:41:26 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 11 replies · 1,144+ views
    TheTimesNews.com ^ | April 28, 2010 12:22 PM
    A plane on its way to Dulles International in Washington, D.C. was diverted to Piedmont Triad International Airport Wednesday morning after a bomb threat. According to reports from multiple media outlets, Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Continental Airlines flight 3006 from Houston, Texas to Washington, D.C. landed in Greensboro at 10:45 a.m. after a bomb threat was called in at 10:20 a.m. According to sources, a the bomb threat was written on the mirror in the plane's bathroom. All 45 passengers were safely removed from the plane in Greensboro.
  • Incident: United Airlines A320 near Denver on Jan 23rd 2010, unruly passenger

    01/24/2010 3:01:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 2,185+ views
    THE AVIATION HERALD ^ | Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z, last updated Sunday, Jan 24th 2010 09:10Z | y Simon Hradecky
    http SNIPPET: "A United Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N449UA performing flight UA-223 from Washington Dulles,DC to Las Vegas,NV (USA) with 129 passengers and 5 crew, was enroute at FL360 24nm northeast of Denver International Airport,CO, when a male passenger attempted to open the aircraft door prompting other passengers to jump up and subdue the unruly. The crew decided to divert to Denver and requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft. The airplane landed safely about 20 minutes later. The unruly passenger was taken into custody by police." SNIPPET: "The FBI reported, that the man will undergo mental evaluation. The man...
  • Four Men

    02/14/2009 6:20:04 AM PST · by Publius804 · 2 replies · 277+ views
    insidecatholic.com ^ | 2/13/09 | Russell Shaw
    Four Men In the space of less than six weeks, from mid-December to late January, four men died who played crucial roles in the shaping of American Catholicism as it stands today. The four were Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., the leading American Catholic theologian of the postconciliar era, who died December 12 at the age of 90; the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, the most visible American Catholic public intellectual of his day, who was 72 when he died January 8; Pio Cardinal Laghi, papal representative in the United States from 1980 to 1990, who was 86 at the time of...
  • Cardinal Avery Dulles, R.I.P.

    12/17/2008 10:58:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 373+ views
    NationalCatholicRegister ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA
    On Sept. 11, 2001, Cardinal Dulles was scheduled for the daily Mass at the chapel of Fordham University in the Bronx. Only hours after the terror attacks a few miles south in Manhattan, he was reluctant to preach that day, thinking that someone else might better address the enormous congregation of students expected....
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...
  • (Cardinal) Avery Dulles, RIP

    12/12/2008 7:51:03 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 589+ views
    Commonweal ^ | 12/12/2008 | David Gibson
    Word has come down that Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, one of the great figures of the Catholic Church, certainly in the United States, died this morning in the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham. He was 90, and his generally good health had begun to fail of late....
  • Family Members Look to Past, and Future, at Pentagon Memorial

    09/03/2008 8:49:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies · 184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sept. 1, 2008 | GERRY J. GILMORE
    A group of family members, survivors and first responders shared their thoughts about 9/11 while visiting the nearly completed Pentagon Memorial here on Aug. 28. Pentagon Memorial Fund manager Jim Laychak visits the Pentagon Memorial, Aug. 28, 2008. Laychak lost his younger brother, David, an Army civilian employee, during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The $22 million memorial, Laychak said, is a culmination of years of effort and hard work. It is a great feeling of pride and accomplishment. Everybody has worked together on this over the past five and a half years, he said. Tom Heidenberger, 62, lost...
  • ICE arrests 42 illegal immigrants at Dulles Airport (VA)

    08/13/2008 4:37:23 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 24 replies · 317+ views
    DULLES, Va. - Forty-two men in the U.S. illegally have been rounded up and arrested at Dulles International Airport. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested the illegal aliens Wednesday morning on airport grounds at a checkpoint established to verify the identity and immigration status of workers entering a service gate. Most of the men were working construction projects at the airport. Mark McGraw, special agent in charge of ICE's Washington field office, says it's important Homeland Security knows who enters sensitive areas like airports, military bases and power plants. "This operation illustrates ICE's ongoing efforts in partnership with federal...
  • Quiet Encounter: When Benedict XVI Met Cardinal Dulles

    05/01/2008 6:35:14 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 82+ views
    NCR ^ | May 4-10, 2008 | FATHER RAYMOND J. DE SOUZA
    NEW YORK Amid the great public spectacles of his visit to America, Pope Benedict XVI made time for a private, poignant encounter with Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, on April 19 at New Yorks St. Josephs Seminary. Cardinal Dulles, suffering the effects of post-polio syndrome, now lives in the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University. As his muscles atrophy, he is no longer able to walk and is unable to speak. He was therefore unable to participate in the papal events alongside the other cardinals. Instead, the Holy Father decided to meet him privately as a gesture of esteem and affection.The...
  • Dulles Rail Gets Federal Approval

    04/30/2008 1:27:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies · 117+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | Amy Gardner and Lena H. Sun
    Federal transportation officials today told Congress and Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) that they have approved the proposed 23-mile extension of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport, reversing their announcement in January that the project was unfit for federal funding. In a letter to Kaine and in a 10 a.m. conference call with the governor and Virginia congressional leaders, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said the $5 billion project had finally met the Federal Transit Administration's standards for cost efficiency, construction and expected ridership. The project will now move into the final design phase, a major step toward receiving $900...
  • Pope makes time to pay homage to U.S. theologian Cardinal Dulles

    04/22/2008 1:57:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 78+ views
    CNS ^ | April 21, 2008 | Chaz Muth
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- During his whirlwind April 15-20 U.S. visit, Pope Benedict XVI took a few moments out of his demanding schedule for a private meeting with one of America's pre-eminent theologians, the ailing, 89-year-old Cardinal Avery Dulles. The wheelchair-bound Jesuit scholar traveled from his residence at Jesuit-run Fordham University's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx to St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., April 19, for a prearranged, 15-minute private meeting with the pope, just after the pontiff met with disabled youths. "It was a lovely meeting," said Dominican Sister Anne-Marie Kirmse, the cardinal's executive assistant for the past 20...
  • 747 with single-engine failure safely returns to Dulles

    05/25/2007 10:49:58 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 128 replies · 3,708+ views
    Fox news Alert ^ | 25 May 07 | dcbryan1
    Fox news Alert: Emergency vehicles on tarmac waiting for 747 with an engine out at Dulles Int'l airport. Developing...
  • America Supports You: USO Opens Lounge at Dulles Airport

    04/16/2007 5:52:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 155+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 16, 2007 The United Services Organization of Metropolitan Washington officially opened its much-anticipated lounge at Dulles International Airport here today. John Marselle, Chairman of the board of United Services Organization of Metropolitan Washington, cuts the ribbon officially opening the new USO lounge at Dulles International Airport on April 16, 2007. Lynne Pace (left), wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace, Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter (second from right) and Elaine Rogers (right), president of USO of Metropolitan Washington lent helping hands when the ribbon put up some resistance before...
  • Hilton at Dulles airport closes after 120 sickened by norovirus

    01/19/2007 9:53:24 AM PST · by jdm · 7 replies · 645+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 19, 2007
    HERNDON, Va.: A Hilton hotel outside Washington has been closed for a top-to-bottom scrubbing after 15 employees and more than 100 guests were sickened by the highly contagious norovirus, a hotel spokesman said Friday. Hotel officials first heard reports of sick guests Wednesday and contacted Fairfax County health authorities, said Jim Cree, the director of sales and marketing at the hotel near Dulles International Airport. Officials confirmed it was norovirus Thursday night, he said. "Yesterday we stopped taking reservations," Cree said. "Today we're actually relocating guests, and we've relocated all of our events to other hotels." Outbreaks of norovirus, which...
  • People Fight Back on Plane at Dulles Airport (breaking news)

    09/12/2006 8:15:58 PM PDT · by khnyny · 213 replies · 8,137+ views
    Sept. 12, 2006,
    A just saw a report that said folks on an airplane at Dulles airport struggled with someone who attempted to open a door mid-flight.....
  • A Man, A Plan, A Canal [Suez, 1956]

    08/04/2006 11:08:04 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies · 830+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 31, 2006 | Arthur Herman
    A Man, A Plan, A Canal What Nasser wrought when he seized Suez a half century ago. By Arthur Herman ON JULY 26, 1956, President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal, at that time the most vital international waterway in the world. The Middle East, and all of us, still live under the shadow of the fateful events his decision triggered 50 years ago. Even more than the Cold War, the Suez crisis has shaped the world we live in. And at its heart was the biggest American foreign policy blunder since the War of 1812....
  • America Supports You: New Dulles USO Military Lounge to Open Soon

    07/12/2006 6:14:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 227+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, July 12, 2006 United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington will get a sizeable boost from Northrop Grumman Corporation tomorrow to help establish its newest military airport lounge, at Washington Dulles International Airport here. Jerry Agee, the company's corporate vice president, will present a $50,000 check to Elaine B. Rogers, president of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, to begin development of the lounge. Northrop Grumman has committed another $375,000 over a five-year period to support USO's operating budget at Dulles, said Adrienne Trout, vice president of communication and development for USO of Metropolitan Washington. "USO is very excited," she...
  • january 12, 1954--Dulles Announces Strategy of Massive Retaliation

    01/12/2006 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 4 replies · 612+ views
    Department of State Bulletin ^ | 1954 | John Foster Dulles
    Fifty-one years ago today, in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, an influentual New York-based think tank, US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles outlined what became known as the policy of massive retaliation. He explained to his listeners that the US would no longer allow itself to be drawn into conventional regional conflicts such as the Korean War--or, for that matter, Vietnam--but would reserve the right to respond to Communist aggression with "massive rataliatory poser" applied at places and with means of its own choosing--or, in other words, nuclear weapons might be used directly against the Soviet...
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora . . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . . --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • Kaine Puts Roads at Top of Agenda, Says Virginia GOP's Ads 'Backfired'

    11/10/2005 6:48:36 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 672+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2005 | Michael D. Shear and Carol Morello
    Gov.-elect Timothy M. Kaine (D) said yesterday that he will immediately begin a series of town hall meetings across Virginia to rally public support for a legislative battle next year over fixing the state's transportation problems. As he began the process of assembling a cabinet, Kaine said he plans to tour the state, stopping first in Manassas next week. As a candidate, he called traffic congestion on the state's roads a "crisis" and vowed to convene meetings with average people and transportation experts to discuss solutions. "We must ensure that taxpayer dollars marked for transportation are only used for transportation,...
  • AOL hires daughter of VP Cheney

    Time Warner's America Online has hired Mary Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, an AOL spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. Mary Cheney will work closely with Ted Leonsis, vice chairman of America Online and head of the unit whose function it is to increase AOL's Internet audience via Web-based programming and products, AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said. While Graham said Mary Cheney will begin her new job "in the near future," he added that he could not say exactly when she would start, exactly what her title would be, or in which office she would be based. Leonsis works...
  • Iraq Made 11th-Hour Appeal to Avert War, Intermediaries Say

    11/05/2003 6:21:32 PM PST · by Brian S · 102 replies · 593+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11-05-03
    By JAMES RISEN WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman: Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal. Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow American troops and experts to conduct an independent search. They also offered to hand over a man accused of being involved in the...
  • At Least Ten U.S. Airports Face Closure Due to Jet Fuel Shortages

    08/31/2005 7:10:39 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 61 replies · 3,046+ views
    Airportbusiness.com ^ | 8/31/05 | Armbrust Aviation Press Release
    At Least Ten U.S. Airports Face Closure Due to Jet Fuel Shortages Armbrust Aviation Group Press Release August 31, 2005 Airlines and oil companies are working on plans to supply jet fuel to at least ten U.S. airports that could be shut down due to a lack of jet fuel caused by refinery and pipeline shutdowns from hurricane Katrina. The airports in most jeopardy for closure include Atlanta, Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Washington Dulles and West Palm Beach. AAG has learned that ChevronTexaco and Shell had cargoes loaded prior to the shutdowns destined for Florida ports. However,...
  • NYP: 'NAM: WHAT WE WON -- America may have lost a tactical intervention in Vietnam, but ....

    04/30/2005 7:20:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 29 replies · 1,328+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 30, 2005 | THOMAS H. LIPSCOMB
    ...The object of U.S. action in South Vietnam was to stabilize Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular. At the time, Asia was anything but stable. The former British colonies Malaysia and Singapore were under siege by Communist guerillas. The No. 2 political party in India was the growing Communist party, and Pakistan and India were still at one another's throats. Taiwan expected an assault from Red China at any moment. And China itself was suffering from Mao's "Great Leap Forward" industrialization that led to a famine that killed more than 30 million. Indonesia under Sukarno was headed toward...
  • Ferguson challenges (liberal Dem) Plum on Toll, Tax Hikes

    02/17/2005 1:55:42 PM PST · by NoCountyIncomeTax · 1 replies · 255+ views
    LPVA News ^ | 2-17-05 | LPVA
    Reston - February 17, 2005 One of Virginia's most strident advocates of tax hikes will have to defend his record, and his support for both the proposed toll hikes and a new county income tax, in November's general election. Donny Ferguson, a Reston Libertarian, will oppose Delegate Ken Plum in the Nov. 8 general election. Ferguson works for the [Republican] Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, dealing with traffic, growth and budgetary issues. "You'd think Plum would know his district doesn't support his call for higher tolls, seeing as they already voted against his call for higher taxes for transit in...
  • Jurek Martin: Letter to America (Re: Dulles Airport)

    12/13/2004 9:49:15 AM PST · by Publius Valerius · 20 replies · 870+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 10 Dec 2004 | Martin, Jurek
    Airports are gateways to countries, especially those serving capital cities. They can, do or should reflect at least some of the values and standards that a country likes to think is its public face to the rest of the world. London's Heathrow, for example, is messy but it works, a reflection of the great British virtue of muddling through against all odds. Charles de Gaulle in Paris is quintessentially French: lots of style but infuriatingly difficult to negotiate. Moscow's Sheremetyevo had all the charms of Soviet bureaucracy, offset by vodka and Cuban cigars. Which brings us to the strange and...
  • Prescott Bush and the Nazi (I need help refuting this)

    11/09/2004 8:50:11 AM PST · by Warrior Nurse · 92 replies · 4,031+ views
    The Dallas Libertarian ^ | Richard N. Draheim, Jr
    THE BUSH NAZI CONNECTION Richard Draheim is a policy analyst and speaker. He appears on the Dallas political affairs TV magazine America Outside the Beltway as a panelist and is a featured columnist for The Dallas Libertarian Post.
  • Weapons Rules Eased At Dulles and National

    10/07/2004 11:26:59 AM PDT · by crushelits · 5 replies · 488+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, October 7, 2004 | teven Ginsberg and Karin Brulliard
    People soon will be able to carry guns and other dangerous weapons onto the grounds and parking lots of Reagan National and Dulles International airports, after officials yesterday eased what they said were overly restrictive rules. Without debate, the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority unanimously agreed to permit passengers and other airport visitors to carry guns, knives and other weapons as long as they keep them out of terminals and other buildings that access airfields. Passengers who are taking guns with them on flights still will be allowed to carry them into the terminal but are supposed to...
  • Watch List Passenger ID'd as Cat Stevens

    09/21/2004 6:52:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 225 replies · 7,070+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 21, 2004
    Watch List Passenger ID'd as Cat Stevens Tuesday, September 21, 2004 BANGOR, Maine A passenger who was matched to a federal watch list, forcing a jetliner to be diverted, has been identified as singer-cum-Muslim convert Cat Stevens (search), according to federal officials. The plane bound for Washington, D.C., from London landed in Bangor Tuesday, authorities said. United Airlines (search) flight 919 had already taken off from London en route to Dulles International Airport when the match was made, according to Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Head of Dulles Airport TSA Arrested for Drunk Driving Early This Morning

    01/01/2004 3:12:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 64 replies · 201+ views
    WRC-TV ^ | Thursday, January 1, 2004 | Kristinn
    D.C. local Channel 4 reported on their Six o'clock news that the head of the Dulles Airport TSA was arrested at 1 a.m. this morning for drunk driving.Last night was an eventful one at Dulles with British Airways Flight 223 being escorted by fighter jets and then being detained on the runway while federal agents interviewed passengers and screened luggage.Looking for wire copy, but they said this was an exclusive.
  • Drunk Pilot: Virgin Atlantic Flight Grounded at Washington Dulles

    12/19/2003 9:09:59 PM PST · by JeepInMazar · 30 replies · 183+ views
    WMAL Radio ^ | Dec. 20, 2003 | WMAL
    Just heard this on WMAL. Nothing on their website yet. It sounded like the flight actually took off but then returned because the pilot was believed to be drunk.
  • That Was Then: Allen W. Dulles on the Occupation of Germany

    11/10/2003 6:30:00 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 135+ views
    Foreign Affairs ^ | November/December 2003 | Allen W. Dulles
    A Note from the Editors: In thinking about the reconstruction of Iraq, many have looked for insight to the American experiences in rebuilding Germany and Japan after World War II. Optimists point to similarities across the cases and argue that they bode well for the Bush administration's efforts today. Pessimists point to differences and draw the opposite conclusion. In truth, some aspects of the occupations look familiar and some do not. As the saying goes, history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. What is most striking about the comparison is that in all three cases, several months into the...
  • Smithsonian bombs again

    11/04/2003 2:02:12 AM PST · by sarcasm · 74 replies · 297+ views
    Denver Post ^ | November 4, 2003
    When it comes to the Enola Gay, the Boeing B-29 bomber that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, the Smithsonian Institution seems able to do no right. In 1994, the museum enraged World War II veterans with a display that implied the United States has unjustly committed aggression against Japan.In August, the reassembled Enola Gay, named for command pilot Col. Paul Tibbets Jr.'s mother, was put on display near Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C. This time, criticism came from scholars, writers and antiwar activists angered that the exhibit focuses on the B-29's technological advances...
  • Don't mention the war: Smithsonian exhibits plane that bombed Hiroshima

    11/03/2003 2:43:33 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 29 replies · 867+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 11/04/03 | Rupert Cornwell
    Damned if you do ... and damned if you don't. Such must be the mood of weary resignation of the organisers of the latest attempt to exhibit the Enola Gay - the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan just over 58 years ago - in Washington. Back in the mid-1990s, the first display of one of the most significant aircraft in history fell foul of a bitter dispute about the venerable Smithsonian Institute's version of the events which led to the Enola Gay's fateful mission over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945.Veterans' groups and conservative politicians were...
  • Rebuilt Enola Gay Unveiled in Washington; "Most Glorious Bird Ever To Take Wing"

    08/19/2003 9:24:57 AM PDT · by the_greatest_country_ever · 240 replies · 1,644+ views
    Yahoo ^ | August 19,2003
    Rebuilt Enola Gay Unveiled in Washington Mon Aug 18, 2:13 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It carried the most destructive weapon of World War II and now the Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, is going on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. Aircraft Rebuilt The reassembled B-29 Superfortress was unveiled to the media on Monday in a hangar near Dulles International Airport at the museum's new annex which opens on Dec. 15. "This airplane is a part of our history and it is a part of who we are," said Dik...
  • Enola Gay set to go on display in DC

    08/18/2003 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 64 replies · 1,102+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 18 August 2003 | Reuters (ugh)
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- It carried the most destructive weapon of World War II and now the Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, is set to go on display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.</p>
  • County Board Blames Baseball Officials for Stadium Rebuff

    07/21/2003 5:13:07 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 4 replies · 206+ views
    County Board members said that the bumbling and arrogance of Major League baseball officials forced them to cut short debate on whether a professional baseball stadium should be located in the county. At the same time, supporters of a stadium promised to vent their frustrations over the decision at the ballot box in November. With only Jay Fisette dissenting, board members sent a letter July 17 to baseball officials, telling them explicitly that the county should be taken off the list of proposed sites for a stadium in Northern Virginia. The county [government] has played it very fair, Vice Chairman...
  • World Airways wins OK to resume service to Iraq

    06/16/2003 1:20:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 285+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Tom Ramstack
    <p>World Airways received permission from the Transportation Department on Friday to fly passengers and cargo between Washington Dulles International Airport and Iraq.</p> <p>Resumption of airline service is a milestone in Iraq's recovery from war, said Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.</p>
  • 60 Sickened at Dulles Hyatt

    06/06/2003 7:48:33 PM PDT · by appalachian_dweller · 110 replies · 320+ views
    WWDC Fox Channel 5 - Wash. DC
    Dulles Hyatt evacuated due to neruo virus - 60 people sick
  • Journalists grilled over theft of Iraqi treasures

    04/26/2003 6:35:15 PM PDT · by Int · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday April 25, 2003 | Dominic Timms
    Journalists grilled over theft of Iraqi treasures Dominic Timms Friday April 25, 2003 The Guardian US officials have begun a detailed investigation into journalists and soldiers returning from Iraq - dubbed "Operation Iraqi Heritage" - after a Fox News employee was charged with smuggling a cache of Iraqi paintings and bonds out of the country. Benjamin Johnson, a satellite engineer for the Fox News Network, was stopped and searched at Dulles International Airport in Virginia yesterday. US custom officials found 12 Iraqi paintings and an undisclosed number of Iraqi bonds - in effect blank cheques that can be cashed with...
  • Fox News Engineer Charged with Smuggling

    04/23/2003 8:41:43 AM PDT · by cgk · 39 replies · 264+ views
    Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) ^ | 4-23-03 | Curt Anderson
    Fox News Engineer Charged With Smuggling CURT ANDERSON Associated Press WASHINGTON -A television news engineer faces smuggling charges after attempting to bring into the United States 12 stolen Iraqi paintings, monetary bonds and other items, federal officials said Wednesday.A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., charges that Benjamin James Johnson, 27, tried to bring the paintings into this country last Thursday. They were contained in a large cardboard box that was examined by Customs agents at Dulles International Airport outside Washington.An affidavit filed with the criminal complaint says that Johnson, who accompanied U.S. troops in Baghdad,...
  • WaveCrest Laboratories Names Former NATO Commander General Wesley K. Clark as Chairman

    04/23/2003 9:52:10 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 254+ views
    PRNewsWire ^ | April 21, 2003 | Press Release
    WaveCrest Laboratories Names Former NATO Commander General Wesley K. Clark as Chairman Company Will Commercialize Its Environmentally Friendly Propulsion Technology Across Numerous Transportation and Energy Applications, Including Automobiles WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WaveCrest Laboratories today announced that Gen. Wesley K. Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and one of the nation's most highly decorated military officers, has been named Chairman of the Board. To view the Multimedia News Release, complete with video and images, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/wavecrestlabs/10740/ WaveCrest Laboratories is a Dulles, Va.-based technology company that has developed a breakthrough electric propulsion system that transforms electrical energy...