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  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-28-07

    11/28/2007 5:06:59 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 33 replies · 143+ views
    The summit between Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas continued today at the White House. The two leaders were joined by President Bush as they made a statement this afternoon in the Rose Garden. (Transcript) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was joined by retired General James Jones (USMC) at the State Department where she announced that Jones will serve as an intermediary in the Arab-Israeli peace process. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Study: Iraqi security forces not ready (according to a new independent assessment.)

    09/05/2007 7:41:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 458+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Iraq's security forces will be unable to take control of the country in the next 18 months, and Baghdad's national police force is so rife with corruption it should be scrapped entirely, according to a new independent assessment. The study, led by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, is a sweeping and detailed look at Iraq's security forces that will factor heavily into Congress' upcoming debate on the war. Republicans see success by the Iraqi forces as critical to bringing U.S. troops home, while an increasing number of Democrats say the U.S. should stop training and equipping such...
  • Retired U.S. Marine general joins Boeing board (Marine Corps Gen. James Jones)

    06/26/2007 12:14:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 1,284+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/07 | Reuters
    NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile , Research) on Tuesday named retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former head of U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, to its board. The appointment is the latest in a line of retired senior armed forces and Pentagon leaders joining defense contractors, underscoring the tight relationship between U.S. arms makers and buyers. Boeing, which is the No. 2 U.S. defense contractor behind Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT.N: Quote, Profile , Research), said Jones' appointment was effective immediately. Jones, 63, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran with a 40-year military...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 March 2006

    03/05/2006 5:16:49 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 719 replies · 16,213+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 5 March 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, March 5th, 2006 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; National Weather Service Director David Johnson.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pace; former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and former Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., co-chairmen of the Council on Foreign Relations' task force on U.S. policy toward Russia. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.; Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.;...
  • From Here to Eternity -- a Sunday morning

    12/07/2001 4:38:28 AM PST · by dighton · 12 replies · 1,923+ views
    From Here to Eternity ^ | 1951 | James Jones
    It was a typical Sunday morning breakfast, for the first weekend after payday. At least a third of the Company was not home. Another third was still in bed asleep. But the last third more than made up for the absences in the loudness of their drunken laughter and horseplay and the clashing of cutlery and halfpint milk bottles.Warden was just going back for seconds on both hotcakes and eggs, with that voracious appetite he always had when he was drunk, when this blast shuddered by under the floor and rattled the cups on the tables and then rolled on ...
  • Commander of US forces in Europe right Marine for job

    08/14/2003 10:43:32 AM PDT · by LavaDog · 6 replies · 366+ views
    Boston Globe | 8/3/2003 | Brian Whitmore
    STUTTGART, Germany -- When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld wanted to shake up America's armed forces in Europe, he called in a Marine. Rumsfeld was assembling a team of commanding officers to carry out his plans for a military overhaul last year, and asked General James L. Jones, then commandant of the Marine Corps, to draw up a list of candidates for several top posts. Jones, who had been planning to retire in June, dutifully presented his recommendations and figured that was that. Rumsfeld then stunned him by asking whether he wanted one of the top jobs himself: commander of...
  • Commander of US forces in Europe right Marine for job

    08/03/2003 7:46:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 221+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 03 2003 | Brian Whitmore
    <p>STUTTGART, Germany -- When Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld wanted to shake up America's armed forces in Europe, he called in a Marine.</p> <p>Rumsfeld was assembling a team of commanding officers to carry out his plans for a military overhaul last year, and asked General James L. Jones, then commandant of the Marine Corps, to draw up a list of candidates for several top posts. Jones, who had been planning to retire in June, dutifully presented his recommendations and figured that was that.</p>
  • Freeper Reading Club Discussion: "From Here To Eternity"

    01/12/2003 2:39:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies · 2,186+ views
    Self | Janurary 12, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    The Freeper Reading Club now stands at 131 members which makes it (I believe) the LARGEST Reading Club on the Internet. Actually it may be the LARGEST Reading Club anywhere. Anyway, I hope that most of our 131 members read the current assignment, From Here To Eternity by James Jones. This is perhaps the GREATEST novel ever written. I think it qualifies for THE Great American Novel. Many of you might not know this but most of the characters in this book (and in James Jones' other novels) were based on REAL people. The minor character of Slade (the Army...
  • From Sept. 11 to Eternity (Peggy Noonan Says You MUST Read "From Here To Eternity")

    11/11/2002 5:49:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies · 742+ views
    Well Street Journal ^ | December 7, 2001 | Peggy Noonan
    <p>For America for Christmas this year there's only one gift, a history book. And we should all get busy writing it.</p> <p>Today is the 60th anniversary of "the day that will live in infamy," the sneak attack on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. We know a lot about what happened on Dec. 7, 1941, but not enough. Some of the best of what we know came from a work of fiction, James Jones's great classic novel, "From Here to Eternity." Jones had been there that day, a young enlisted man at Hawaii's Scofield barracks, a nascent novelist looking for experience. He got it. He wrote the great novel of World War II. It is amazing to realize that unlike the great novels of World War I, "From Here to Eternity" hinges on the day the war began, at least for America, and never touches upon the war's execution or ending--and it was published near the end of the era in which novels really, truly mattered, when they were seen not as a tributary off the great river of American literature but the river itself.</p>
  • New NATO Commander Named

    07/19/2002 3:09:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 305+ views
    VOA News ^ | July 19 2002
    NATO allies have named U.S. Marine General James Jones as the top commander of alliance troops in Europe. Meeting in Brussels, the alliance's Defense Planning Committee, including representatives of the 19 alliance countries, agreed that General Jones should replace U.S. General Joseph Ralston as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. The alliance announcement mentioned no date for the change, but said the nomination of General Jones still needs U.S. Senate approval. The top NATO command, based in the Belgian town of Mons, outside Brussels, is always held by an American officer. General Ralston, a Vietnam War veteran, took command of NATO...
  • What's all the fuss about James Jones?

    06/26/2002 9:00:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 261+ views
    Jones provides the answer himself in this passage from From Here to Eternity. He looked at his watch and as the second hand touched the top stepped up and raised the bugle to the megaphone, and the nervousness dropped from him like a discarded blouse, and he was suddenly alone, gone away from the rest of them. The first note was clear and absolutely certain. There was no question or stumbling in this bugle. It swept across the quadrangle positively, held just a fraction longer than most buglers hold it. Held long like the length of time, stretching away from...