Extractions: Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish has been the director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) since June 1999. Here, he talks about the many obstacles that his agency has overcome and those that still remain, and why he's increasingly confident about the prospects for a defense against long-range missiles. Kadish also responds to criticism that the MDA has become unnecessarily secretive in recent months. This interview was conducted by FRONTLINE producer Sherry Jones on May 22, 2002. To handle a ballistic missile in flight is to actually hit it at high speed, and the sheer force of that collision will destroy the warhead. ... Imagine having a ballistic missile that has three phases of flight . It gets launched under power, the rocket. Then there's a warhead on top that gets thrown off into space and coasts through space in an area that we call the midcourse. Then it re-enters the atmosphere toward its target to do its damage. Now this warhead is generally about five feet tall and about three feet in diameter, somewhere in that area. It's a cone, and this thing's traveling faster than a bullet: Closing velocities on intercepts are in excess of 15,000 mph. So in order to hit something going that fast with closing velocities and angles is a big challenge. But what has happened over the past few years, certainly over the last 20, is that computer speeds have gotten better, processing power has gotten better, sensors have gotten better. So we are able now to hit that cone being thrown off by a ballistic missile going those kinds of speeds 15,000 mph or more, collide with it and hit it in a space about that big. ...
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Extractions: Arlington National Cemetery Historical Information Contrabands 3,800 Civil War "contrabands" (fugitive and liberated slaves) are buried in Section 27, their headstones marked with the words "Citizen" or "Civilian." Joe Louis (Barrows) "The Brown Bomber" Held the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World longer and defended it more times than any other boxer in history. As a sergeant during World War II, he donated $100,000 to Army and Navy relief efforts and fought 96 exhibition matches for more than 2 million troops. (7A-177) U24. James Parks Born a Custis slave in the mid-1800s, "Uncle Jim" lived on the Arlington Estate for almost 90 years. During the Civil War he helped bury soldiers and build Union fortifications. He died in 1929, having fathered 22 children and leaving a rich oral history of the Cemetery. (15-2) G26 1/2. Black Medal of Honor Recipients Buried at Arlington Civil War:
Extractions: firstname.lastname@example.org Loyola University Chicago 1134 Loyola Ave 320 Chicago, IL 60626 Gerald Farinas, former Hawai'i resident and sociology student at Loyola University Chicago, reports on a recent campaign spearheaded by a former United States Attorney General to impeach George W. Bush and his administration. (Chicago) Political pundits and academics agree that the Presidency of George Walker Bush will leave a legacy of being one of the most controversial periods in American history. For the first time since the end of the Nixon Era, the policies of the Bush Presidency have incited the largest protests by Americans over a wide-range of issues most notably over the Bush First Strike War Doctrine. Insisting that the Bush II Presidency is one of mismanagement and exercise of behavior contrary to the basic fundamentals of American idealism, prominent members of past Democratic and G.O.P. administrations have begun deliberations on whether or not to pursue a campaign forcing Congress to institute impeachment proceedings for Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft. Leading the charge for impeachment is former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. In a speech before the crowds assembled at the January 18, 2003 march in Washington organized by National ANSWR against military aggression in Iraq, Clark said, Impeachment is the direct constitutional means for removing a President, Vice President or other civil officers of the United States who has acted or threatened acts that are serious offenses against the Constitution, its system of government, or the rule of law, or that are conventional crimes of such a serious nature that they would injure the Presidency if there was no removal.
Extractions: The Old Stone House, also known as the Vechte-Cortelyou House, is a replica of a Dutch stone farmhouse with a very rich history. During the Battle of Brooklyn, Long Island, August 27th, 1776, the sturdy house and its strategic position at a crossroad made it the focus of the most dramatic event of the day. For more history, visit the site. The American Revolution
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Extractions: Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery Chalmette, Louisiana Description Six miles southeast of New Orleans is the Chalmette Battlefield, which preserves the site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans, a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812. Facilities include a tour road, visitor center, and the Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833). Adjacent is the Chalmette National Cemetery. Located on St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. The Battlefield is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Battle of New Orleans lasted less than two hours, with the major fighting confined to about 30 minutes. British casualties exceeded 2,000; the Americans reported only 13. On January 18 the British retreated to Lake Borgne, ending the Louisiana campaign and ensuring the United States of a bright future for the lower Mississippi Valley. Chalmette Monument The cornerstone of this shaft honoring the American victory at New Orleans was laid in January 1840, within days after Andrew Jackson visited the field on the 25th anniversary of the battle. Not until 1855, however, did the State of Louisiana begin actual construction. The monument was completed in 1908, a year after it was ceded to the United States. Malus-Beauregard House This beautiful example of French-Louisiana architecture was built some 18 years after the Battle of New Orleans and is named for its last private owner, Judge René Beauregard. Never associated with a plantation, the house served as a country residence for a succession of wealthy people in the 19th century.
DAR Library - Main Online resource from Daughters of the american RevolutionCategory Society genealogy Resources Libraries and Archives 1. Certain periods in american history, particularly wars, are searchable Revolution, War of 1812, Spanishamerican War, World gen / EMIG / DUTCH / LUC. http://dar.library.net/
Extractions: Find: Titles Authors Subjects Notes Authors or Titles Subjects or Authors Titles or Subjects Anything that begin with contain the word(s) Return per page Set Limits. Tips for Using the DAR Library Catalog Online When searching for information on the DAR Library's holdings in this catalog one must be aware of some specific search strategies and abbreviations: Searching Place Names in the subject area 1. Type in the name of a county as: Otter Tail Co., Minnesota, not Otter Tail County, Minnesota. 2. Type in the name of a state or country completely. Do not use postal or other abbreviations. 3. In the DAR Library subject headings are arranged geographically with the place name appearing first and the actual subject following such as: Beaverhead Co., Montana - History
Extractions: Dave Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen The Canadian military wants to take part in a controversial U.S. plan to build a North American ballistic missile defence shield by contributing more than $600 million in space hardware. Canadian Forces officials have been pushing for a role in the American national missile defence system since 1997, according to Access to Information documents obtained by the Citizen. Under the Canadian military plan its participation in the system would be deemed an "asymmetrical" role, where Canada would not directly fund the American missile defence shield but provide a variety of space and ground equipment for surveillance and other jobs to support the North American Aerospace Defence Command, or NORAD. NORAD currently does the job of watching over American and Canadian airspace. According to the documents, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff want NORAD to take a key controlling role in the missile defence system if the Canadian government approves Canadian Forces participation. Canadian participation in the American system, which would involve the construction of interceptor missiles capable of destroying ballistic rockets headed toward North America while they are still in space, was also recommended at a high-level meeting during a government retreat in Merrickville in November. That meeting involved Canadian military officials and government policy specialists.
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Extractions: The Library of Virginia Digital Collections National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) is a cataloging program organized by the Library of Congress. RLIN is an online card catalog that make it possible to find out where information is. Select the RLIN AMC search you can search a family name and other terms. For example, you might be interested in the WINDSOR family; type "Windsor Family." North Carolina North Carolina Resources at Roots-L : Databases and files online
Extractions: Remnants of records exist for every war, but there is little uniformity of content or style in the records. The Revolutionary War Pension Applications at times, may include copies of the family Bible, listing marriage records and births of the children, place of enlistment, unit of service and places of residence following the war. When the U. S. declared war against Great Britain in 1812, Congress authorized the President to increase the size of the regular military establishment, to accept and organize volunteers, to raise units of Rangers and Sea Fencibles, and to create a Flotilla Service. Many of the War of 1812 volunteer units were mustered into service for short periods of time. Consequently, many persons served more than one enlistment in the same or different units. Search the Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Military Bounty Land Warrants were certificates issued to eligible veterans giving them rights to free land in the public domain. Officers and soldiers serving for 5 years (unless discharged sooner), or their heirs, would be entitled to 160 acres of land from the public domain. Six million acres of land were reserved for this purpose in the Territories of Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana (present day Arkansas) and later Missouri. The warrants could not be transferred or assigned to another person, except by inheritance. These are four indexes; Alphabetical Index of Missouri Patentees, Alphabetical Index of Arkansas Patentees, Partial Index of Illinois Patentees (for those whose surnames begin with letters "C" and "D", Index of Patentees Under the Act of 1842.
Miswars Indian wars were a constant part of Colonial life. In the South, Indian resistancecollapsed after gen. began with a Mexican attack on american troops along http://www.mindspring.com/~kellcin/miswars.htm
Extractions: Index to Volunteers War of 1812 Indian Wars Mexican War ... Spanish American War Volunteer Soldiers from 1794 - 1851 The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea. Wilson Madearis Virginia Militia, Listed as "Sub for George Colvin"
Extractions: Where Is...? / How Do I...? Where Is...? Hot Topics / What's New The Constitution The Declaration of Independence The Bill of Rights Genealogy Veterans' Service Records Archival Research Catalog (ARC) Access to Archival Databases (AAD) Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Archives Library Info. Center (ALIC) Calendar of Events FAQs FOIA Reading Room Information Security Oversight Office Interagency Working Group (IWG) Locations and Hours (Facilities) Media Desk Organization Chart Preservation Prologue Magazine Publications How Do I...? Use this Site Order Copies Contact NARA Visit NARA Apply for a Job Volunteer at NARA Research Online Find a Public Law Apply for a Grant Find Records Management Training April 3, 2003 Sections Research Room Main Page New in Research Room Getting Started Genealogy ... Research Paths Resources Guide to Federal Records Access to Archival Databases (AAD) Microfilm Locator Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) ... Search in Research Room Records of the American Battle Monuments Commission [ABMC]
Humor Is Dead - Web Wars! Atty gen. At that time, the cultural wars were really in full peak and we felt thatit was necessary to set a new agenda Be a good american and volunteer now! http://www.humorisdead.com/webwars/
Extractions: Welcome to Web Wars! Each week (or so), we comb the web for two contrasting and combating personalities, give you a small tour of their personal websites, and let you decide who would kick who's ass. After countless tireless hours of work, the research team at Humor Is Dead have found that this is the ONLY worthwhile use of the Web. WEB WAR CONTEST #17 We changed the rules for this Web War - we asked which of the following sites was real, the Information Awareness Office or the Homeland Security Cultural Bureau. In the end, the vote was split 50/50: which only goes to show the difficulty these days in telling parody from reality. The answer, or the sad truth, is the Information Awareness Office is the real site, as elevated recently in the mainstream press . The Homeland Security Cultural Bureau is purely satire, for the time being Review the page It's the Information Awareness Office (IAO)! This is America's cutting edge program to fight terror using the latest technologies. This is the work of some of the top scientists and academicians in the fields of technical communication and information warfare. Let's see what they're brewing up for the War On Terror! IAO Mission: The DARPA Information Awareness Office (IAO) will imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition information technologies, components and prototype, closed-loop, information systems that will counter asymmetric threats by achieving total information awareness useful for preemption; national security warning; and national security decision making.
Croatian American Association Then, there is something to be said about gen. order to finance ethnic Serb operationsduring the wars. UNITY GALA BANQUET The Croatian american Association is http://www.caausa.org/
Extractions: Click here to read the latest articles regarding issues concerning Croatian-Americans. TOP ARTICLES Bosnia's Former UN Ambassador Arrested for Embezzling $2.5Mln Al Qaeda links pose threat in Europe Ambassador Prosper And the Wanted Men Belgrade funded wartime Bosnian and Croatian Serbs: UN expert Friday ... Bosnia Raid Yields al-Quaida Donor List CROATIAN UNITY GALA BANQUET After he visited Washington D.C. where he met with the important foreign relations committee members, Dr. Dragan Covic, the Croatian member of the tripartite presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina, accompanied by his assistant Miss Zeljana Zovko, came to Chicago. He was the main speaker at the 13th gala unity banquet of the Croatian American Association, Saturday, March 15th at the Croatian Cultural Center of Chicago. Mr. Covic spoke about the slow but steady adjustment in the political status of Croatians in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and about many problems of coordinating the issues among the three main nations, return of Croatian Refugees, need for the Croatian media and the legal obstacles of the outdated bureaucratic system for the foreign investors and economic growth. Dr. Covic gave a message to the Croatian American to participate in the political processes of this country, and lobby the Washington politics, which is the biggest contribution they can give in helping the Croatian interests.
Extractions: CIC 1 War and the Muses "The Leg I Left Behind Me" Antonio Loped de Santa Anna, President of Mexico, one of the slipperiest characters ever to disgrace the Western Hemisphere, considered himself a formidable field commander. But during the Mexican-American War he proved incapable of winning a single battle. At the Battle of Cerro Gordo (April 17-18, 1847), 8,500 men under U.S. Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott drove Santa Anna' 12,000 troops from the field in precipitate haste. Santa Anna fled right along with his troops, abandoning his baggage as he did. The general-president's carriage was captured by American troops. In it they found a number of the general's impressive uniforms, plus his war chest of $70,000 in silver. And they found something else, as well. As a result of a wound received in 1839, Santa Anna had only one leg. In his traveling carriage, the American troops found the Santa Anna's spare leg. This prize led to the composition of a song, to the tune of "The Girl I Left Behind Me." The Leg I Left Behind Me
Extractions: USA-Wars-AmRev-PRE-Revolutionary War (1657-1705) ~ Link - 1657 - 1705 (rev. 10/14/97) Political Background: The restoration of the Stuart monarchy in 1660 dealt Puritan New England a severe blow. In 1684 the Court of Chancery annulled the Massachusetts Charter. USA-Wars-AmRev ~ Link - Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revoluntionary War ~ USHistory.org USA-Wars-AmRev ~ Link American Revolutionary War Soldiers and Their Descendants USA-Wars-AmRev ~ Link - Liberty! The American Revolution USA-Wars-AmRev ~ Link American Revolutionary War Soldiers and Their Descendants USA-Wars-AmRev Geographics ~ Link - Continental Army, the, and Maps USA-Wars-AmRev-Geographics ~ Link - George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, The ~ Select: Time Line USA-Wars-AmRev-History ~ Link - American Revolution ~ History Place, The- English Colonial Era ~ A timeline of significant events. USA-Wars-AmRev- Massachusetts-Revolution, American ~