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  • BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing

    02/27/2013 8:08:22 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    BOB WOODWARD: A 'Very Senior' White House Person Warned Me I'd 'Regret' What I'm Doing Brett LoGiuratoFebruary 27, 2013, 6:53 PMWikimedia/Bektour Bob Woodward said this evening on CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House warned him in an email that he would "regret doing this," the same day he has continued to slam President Barack Obama over the looming forced cuts known as the sequester. CNN host Wolf Blitzer said that the network invited a White House official to debate Woodward on-air, but the White House declined. "It makes me very uncomfortable to have the White House...
  • USS Carrier Harry Truman Now Officially Just Off Iran

    As we first reported last week, in an article that was met with much original skepticism, the Pentagon has now confirmed that a fleet of 12 warships has passed the Suez Canal, and is now likely awaiting orders to support the escalation in the Persian Gulf. The attached image from Stratfor shows the latest positioning of US aircraft carrier groups as of June 23: the USS Harry Truman (CVN-75) is now right next to USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), both of which areAs for the catalyst the two carriers may be anticipating, we provide the following update from the Gulf Daily...
  • Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Persian Gulf (All Pilots Ejected Safely)

    01/07/2008 11:20:19 AM PST · by maquiladora · 68 replies · 491+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Jan 7 02:06 PM US/Eastern | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. Navy fighter jets plunged into the Persian Gulf Monday, after what initial reports suggest was a mid-air collision, a defense official said. All three pilots ejected safely from the planes and were headed back to the USS Harry Truman, the aircraft carrier they were operating from, according to the official, who requested anonymity because the information was preliminary and not yet released publicly. No other details or the crash were released. One of the F-18 jets that crashed held two pilots, the other held just one. The crash occurred at about 1 p.m. EST.
  • Navy Probing How Man Boarded US Carrier

    05/10/2005 5:30:44 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 29 replies · 1,092+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/10/2005 | AP
    Navy Probing How Man Boarded U.S. Carrier ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy is investigating how a man was able to sneak on board an American aircraft carrier in port in England last month. On April 9, the man made it past British and American security at Portsmouth, then apparently onto a liberty boat that was transporting people to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The vessel was not connected by a walkway to land, Navy officials said. The man was detained by members of the carrier's security force after he came on board, said Lt. Mike...
  • Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group To Deploy

    10/10/2004 2:12:18 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 11 replies · 722+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 10/9/2004, 7:13:00 PM | Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS041009-01 Release Date: 10/9/2004 7:13:00 PM From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Nearly 7,600 Sailors will leave their homeports when the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) deploys Oct. 13 in support of the global war on terrorism. The strike group wrapped up Summer Pulse ‘04, a groundbreaking exercise involving seven carrier strike groups, in late July. During this exercise, Truman also completed its Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), successfully performing a series of complex training events, which included naval surface fire support training and air-to-ground bombing off the East Coast...
  • "Father" of African trade bill snubbed at Bush signing (B'dad Jim Gets the Shaft)

    President Bush signed into law yesterday an African trade agreement long championed by Seattle's lawmaker, U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott. But McDermott was not invited to the White House signing ceremony, a disappointing cap to years of effort. "It's too bad that kind of thing has to happen," said McDermott's spokesman, Mike DeCesare, who added that his boss was "disappointed." The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) maintains lower tariffs on garments manufactured in 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. McDermott is known in some diplomatic circle as the "father of AGOA" for his long support of the measure. But McDermott also...
  • Restoring the meaning of Memorial Day

    05/23/2003 9:33:24 PM PDT · by bellevuesbest · 4 replies · 218+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot © May 23, 2003 It's the holiday that heralds the beginning of summer, a time for cookouts, family get-togethers and a first warm weekend at the beach. For most Americans, Memorial Day has lost any meaning apart from a long weekend. Brave men who fell at Valley Forge or Bull Run, on San Juan Hill or Iwo Jima, at Belleau Wood or the Chosin Reservoir tend to be far from Americans' minds during our day's respite from work. But this year will be different. The return this weekend of America's military sons and daughters, flung across the globe...
  • USS Harry S. Truman Battle Group Returns Home Today

    05/23/2003 7:12:44 AM PDT · by Severa · 2 replies · 1,174+ views
    WAVY 10, Norfolk VA ^ | May 23, 2003 | Sonja Barisic, Associated Press Writer
    ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (AP) - The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman left Virginia in December for a routine overseas deployment but ended up having to "give 'em hell" in combat. The Truman, with 5,400 sailors and Marines on board, was to pull into Norfolk Naval Station on Friday, becoming the first East Coast carrier to return from the Iraq war. A second Norfolk-based carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, is due home next week. "It's kind of a relief" to be coming home, said Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Lay, 23, of Billings, Mont. "These past six...
  • US Navy cracks down on security (Good News!)

    05/22/2003 4:50:39 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Unclassified web pages (now not accessible) | May 22, 2003 | vanity
    During the "Operation Iraqi Freedom" and for a while afterwards, I could access certain web pages that contained military information. Some was not too sensitive, but with the "War on Terror", it was still information. For example, there was a web page that listed the senior officers in the US Navy, and their current assignments and biographies. That is now inaccessable, along with other web sites. I really don't have a "need to know", and it really is dangerous to allow too much lead time for when a carrier might dock or where that US Navy aircraft might dock. Shortly...
  • [USS Truman] Battle Group Readies for Deployment That Could Include War

    12/02/2002 4:34:34 PM PST · by Ligeia · 89 replies · 696+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Dec 02, 2002 | AP
    <p>NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ More than 8,000 sailors and Marines will leave East Coast ports Thursday with the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman battle group, knowing that they could end up fighting a war with Iraq.</p> <p>The Truman and eight other surface ships are to depart Norfolk Naval Station to begin a regularly scheduled deployment, which typically includes stints in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. A 10th ship is to leave from Earle Naval Weapons Station in New Jersey.</p>
  • Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review (Flashback!)

    05/13/2003 3:35:03 PM PDT · by SunStar · 3 replies · 229+ views
    Carrier Roosevelt Taking Truman To Big Navy Show; President To Get First Hand Review Alexandria Gazette4/22/1946 By United Press President Truman is seeing one of the greatest shows on earth today-and from the best seat in the house. The Chief Executive is aboard the Navy’s mightiest carrier-the Franklin D. Roosevelt-for a first hand review of the brand of action which swept the Pacific clean of Japanese warships. Shortly after breakfast, Mr. Truman and his party were transferred in a launch from the Presidential yacht Williamsburg to the carrier F.D.R. in Hampton Roads, Va. Both the F.D.R. and an accompanying flat-top,...
  • Thunderbolts Return From Missions In Iraq

    05/13/2003 8:47:20 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Beaufort (SC) Gazette | May 13, 2003 | Michael Kerr
    Maj. Matt Tolliver was barely out of his jet before his 3-year-old-son, Jacob, started peppering him with questions about the aircraft. Beaming with pride, Jacob wanted to know what every piece of equipment aboard his dad's F/A-18 Hornet was.Tolliver answered his son's questions with a smile that seemed to say "It's good to be home."After three months flying bombing missions over Baghdad and other parts of Iraq from a base in the Kuwaiti desert, Tolliver and nine other pilots from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, better known as the Thunderbolts, returned Monday to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.For family members,...
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt to Return Home

    05/09/2003 11:41:51 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 5/9/2003 12:09:00 PM | U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs staff
    Story Number: NNS030509-02 Release Date: 5/9/2003 12:09:00 PM From U.S. Atlantic Fleet Public Affairs NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is expected to return to homeport May 29, completing nearly a five-month deployment. Although some Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group surface combatants will return with the aircraft carrier, others will remain in theater, but are expected to return to homeport in July, completing about a six-month deployment. Additional information on the return date of these ships will be provided when their schedules are determined and approved. The Norfolk-based Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group deployed Jan. 6 and conducted a...
  • (USS ROOSEVELT) Strikes on Northern Front have crippled fighting ability of 100,000 Iraqis

    04/06/2003 10:32:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 2 replies · 255+ views
    boston.com ^ | 4-6-03 | George Jahn
    <p>ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) Weeks of intense air attacks over northern Iraq have crippled the fighting ability of more than a quarter of Saddam Hussein's army, including Republican Guard elements, Navy commanders say.</p> <p>Though far from the spotlight of the battle for Baghdad, the carrier-launched airstrikes from the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Harry S. Truman are significant not only for control of the north but also for securing the capital, they say.</p>
  • Military Officials Debating Potential Return Dates for USS Theodore Roosevelt

    04/27/2003 2:02:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies · 1,105+ views
    wavy dot com ^ | 4-27-03 | staff
    A decision could soon be on the way for thousands of sailors in the USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group.Their return boils down to one question being debated at the highest levels of the military. The answer could mean an early homecoming...or four additional months at sea.WAVY News 10's Military Reporter Patty Culhane has learned there are two dates being debated right now. One brings the Theodore Roosevelt home in early June, which would be the news family members having been hoping to hear.The other - what the crew has been considering the "worst case" scenario - calls for the carrier...
  • USS Portland, Crew of 320 Returns Home (Ship Homecoming Dates)

    04/11/2003 6:18:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,122+ views
    AP | 4/11/03 | SONJA BARISIC
    USS Portland, Crew of 320 Returns Home By SONJA BARISIC .c The Associated Press VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of families stood in the rain and fog Friday, cheering as the USS Portland became the first East Coast-based Navy ship to return home from the war in Iraq. During its three-month mission, the Portland and its crew of 320 delivered combat Marines and equipment to Kuwait. It came home a bit early because of a needed repair. ``This is an answered prayer,'' said Cheryl Douglas, 47, of Virginia Beach. She was anxiously waiting at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base...
  • With the Iraq War, a New Generation of Gold Star Mothers

    04/14/2003 8:23:37 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 82 replies · 3,922+ views
    Newhouse News Service ^ | 4/14/03 | Delia M. Rios
    Dorothy Oxendine presides over American Gold Star Mothers Inc., a national organization of women whose sons and daughters have died in military service to the nation. (Photo by Mark Abraham) AMERICAN IDENTITY With the Iraq War, a New Generation of Gold Star Mothers BY DELIA M. RIOS More stories by Delia M. Rios WASHINGTON -- As Dorothy Oxendine knows, the most dreaded words a parent can hear are "We regret to inform you ..." She lost her only son, Pfc. Willie F. Oxendine III, to a land mine in Vietnam on May 30, 1968. His death at age 21...
  • U.S. Comes Up Empty in Iraq Weapons Hunt

    04/23/2003 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Brian S · 60 replies · 307+ views
    U.S. Searches More Than 80 Iraqi Sites for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Comes Up Empty WASHINGTON April 23 — American forces are changing their search strategy after coming up empty at most of the top suspected weapons sites in Iraq, officials said Wednesday. And the White House appeared to be trying to scale back expectations that weapons of mass destruction will be found. Troops on the ground have searched more than 80 sites that prewar U.S. intelligence judged the most likely hiding places for chemical and biological weapons as well as evidence of an Iraqi nuclear program, Defense Department officials...
  • U.S. Sends Some Warplanes Home

    04/13/2003 7:26:11 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 151+ views
    AP | 4/13/03 | ROBERT BURNS
    U.S. Sends Some Warplanes Home By ROBERT BURNS .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military is beginning to pull some attack planes out of the Iraq war, now that the major ground battles are over and the focus is shifting to stabilizing the country. The air campaign is far from over, but its focus has shifted away from heavy bombing toward protective air cover for ground troops around Baghdad and in northern Iraq. Surveillance and reconnaissance missions by U-2 spy planes, unmanned Predator drones and other aircraft are continuing apace, and aerial refueling and cargo planes are...
  • Supply officer adopts subtle role as missionary to fellow sailors

    03/30/2003 2:21:44 PM PST · by Dubya · 18 replies · 268+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Mar 24, 2003 | Sara Horn
    ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, EAST MEDITERANNEAN (BP)--It's Saturday morning and Keith Milo, an E4 from Bridgeport, Conn., and Elvin Rolon, an E3 from Orlando, Fla., nervously stand near their racks. Lt. Darren McFall, assistant supply officer for the aircraft carrier, is conducting an inspection of their berthing. It isn't going very well. "The deck looks good, but there's a lot of dust up here," says McFall, taking a finger and wiping it along the top rail of a rack, revealing a large amount of black dirt. The inspection of the "head," or restroom, doesn't go any better. "There's a...
  • 'FOD' prevention walk on carrier flight deck becomes prayer walk for chaplains

    03/30/2003 11:42:19 AM PST · by Dubya · 8 replies · 289+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Mar 28, 2003 | Sara Horn
    ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, EAST MEDITERANNEAN (BP)--They walk step by step, a hundred men and women, shoulder to shoulder, stretching the width and walking the length of the flight deck, just as the sun rises over the horizon of a pale blue sky. These sailors aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) may look like they're marching in slow motion, their heads down, their voices silent, but they're actually looking for debris that could cause FOD -- foreign object damage -- if sucked into a jet engine, or accelerated by jet exhaust or helicopter rotor wash. The FOD...
  • USS Harry S. Truman's lead chaplain looks for a 'sparkle' in sailors' eyes

    03/24/2003 7:24:40 PM PST · by Dubya · 7 replies · 242+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Mar 24, 2003 | Sara Horn
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, Union University and Baptist Press have partnered to deploy a reporting team to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on station in the eastern Mediterranean. Writer Sara Horn and photographer Jim Veneman are documenting the intersection of faith and patriotism, profiling the life and work of Christians during this time of conflict, as well as highlighting how Southern Baptists touch the lives of these military personnel. In his personal note to Baptist Press, Jim Veneman summed up the richness of this project....
  • Admiral tells Post: We've blinded Iraq's air defenses

    03/24/2003 1:54:46 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 24, 2003 | JANINE ZACHARIA
    A photograph of an airborne EA-6B Prowler hangs prominently in Rear Admiral John Harvey's office. As he sits down with a group of embedded journalists, he cites the plane as key to every strike package -- it is the element that disables, or "blinds," as he says, the Iraqi forces on the ground and helps protect the fighter jets. Admiral Harvey, who commands the entire battle group called Cruiser-Destroyer Group Eight, spoke to us on Sunday, a day after the Theodore Roosevelt's first combat mission. Below are excerpts from the interview. How do you see the aircraft carrier's role developing?...
  • USS Truman launches its largest strike effort yet

    03/24/2003 5:15:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 338+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 3-24-03 | By MATTHEW DOLAN
    ABOARD THE TRUMAN -- Before dawn broke today, the Harry S. Truman's air wing launched its largest strike effort of the war, targeting mobile and fixed sites as well as suspected caches of chemical and biological weapons stored by the Iraqis. Doused by pounding rain, three waves of F-14 Tomcats, F/A-18 Hornets and surveillance and refueling aircraft blasted off the Norfolk-based carrier. The daylight missions started at 5 a.m. -- 10 p.m. Sunday Norfolk time. A total of 39 aircraft were expected to use Turkish airspace for the first time to cross Iraq's northern border. ``It's going to be a...
  • Republican Guard complex destroyed by jets

    03/24/2003 4:56:45 AM PST · by veronica · 18 replies · 343+ views
    JPost ^ | 03-24-03 | JANINE ZACHARIA
    ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA Fighter aircraft from this carrier destroyed a Republican Guard complex, including barracks, in Al-Falluja, just west of Baghdad, early Sunday. Later in the day, three ships accompanying it and the USS Harry Truman fired the first Tomahawk cruise missiles into Iraq from the eastern Mediterranean. The cruisers Anzio and Cape St. George and the destroyer Winston Churchill fired roughly 30 missiles into undisclosed targets. Sunday's strike mission on Al-Falluja was the carrier's second combat operation. "The anticipation is we are going to be flying a little bit more than we had in...
  • Thousands of troops request Bibles(Retired officer swamped with orders)

    03/22/2003 1:07:08 PM PST · by truthandlife · 20 replies · 312+ views
    As coalition forces continue their push into Iraq, thoughts of the battle that awaits them in Baghdad weigh heavy. "It's an inferno that awaits them. Let them try their faltering luck and they shall meet what awaits them," warned a defiant Saddam Hussein. While the soldiers have trained exhaustively for this mission, have the backing of the most powerful military in the world and Iraqi soldiers are surrendering by the droves, war is war. And six of their own have already lost their lives in the line of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Cmdr. Doyle Dunn leads sailors, Marines in...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/19/03 Pt2- GR7s,Iraq,Iran,Kuwait,Heroes Everywhere

    03/19/2003 8:00:21 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 61 replies · 620+ views
    DOD, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/19/03 | JPres. Bush and the valiant US military with the Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/19/03 Part 2 - GR7s over Iraq, Iraq Parliament, Amman, Aziz, Iran Prisoners, Kuwait, Desert Rats, USS Harry S. Truman, USS Theodore Roosevelt BREAKING: Royal Harrier GR7s over Iraq BREAKING: USS Harry S. Truman BREAKING: the USS Theodore Roosevelt BREAKING: Kuwait, Desert Rats BREAKING: Iraq Parliament - Almost Free at Last BREAKING: Amman - watches BREAKING: Tariq Aziz - With the Fishes or Defects? BREAKING: Iran - Prisoners and ?WMD exchange ========= Iraq ========= Views from a Royal Air Force Harrier jet over the oil fields of southern Iraq early in the...
  • French aircraft carrier back in French Port

    02/25/2003 9:43:16 AM PST · by kattracks · 121 replies · 450+ views
    XINHUA NEWS AGENCY | 2/25/03
    PARIS, Feb 25, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- France's only aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle returned to the southern port of Toulon on Tuesday after three weeks of exercises in the eastern Mediterranean. The ship was to remain in dock for around a week before leaving for new exercises, a navy spokesman said. During its three-week exercises in the Mediterranean starting from Feb. 4, Charles-de-Gaulle had joint training with the American aircraft carrier Harry Truman, deployed ahead of a possible US-led strike on Baghdad. On Feb. 17, the French armies confirmed that Charles-de-Gaulle will not head for the Gulf region...