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2008-11-21 14:53:03

A virus threat detected on Defense Department networks resulted in a temporary ban of external computer flash drives at the Pentagon, officials said on Friday. Defense officials have not yet publicly confirmed the ban, but messages were sent to department employees informing them of the new restrictions. One message distributed to employees said the Pentagon was collecting any of the small flash drives that were purchased or provided by the department to workers. Officials said it is not...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

Efforts to force the Pentagon to clean up polluted military sites have led to U.S. Defense Department retaliation, state environmental officials say. A group representing California, Colorado, Alabama, Ohio and about a dozen other states said in Washington they have been pressured by the Pentagon to back off the oversight of cleanup at polluted military sites. In some cases, the Defense Department allegedly held back federal oversight dollars due the states, the group said. The...

2008-09-13 03:00:21

By S Sometimes it's the details that are most important. The architects of the Pentagon Memorial turned to Rob Kelly, a professor of materials science in the engineering school at the University of Virginia, to find the perfect metal to build the memorial commemorating that horrible day. The memorial is adjacent to where American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 184 people, including 59 passengers. Each person is memorialized with an inscribed...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

Obama, McCain silence campaigns for the day, make joint appearance in New York New Mexican wire services WASHINGTON -- The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday, as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled...

2008-09-12 09:00:33

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City From wire reports WASHINGTON The nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers commandeered four passenger jets on Sept. 11, 2001, were remembered Thursday, as President Bush dedicated the first national memorial to the victims and the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates came together in a moment of silence. In a ceremony at the Pentagon, where 184 people were killed, Bush recalled how the "doomed airliner plunged from the sky,...

2008-09-11 15:00:26

A surveillance camera caught the scene shortly after terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon at about 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 125 in the building and 64 aboard the jet. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-11 15:05:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jerry Mullins of Pentagon Memorial Fund, +1-202-355- 6310 WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of three planned national September 11, 2001 Memorials was dedicated today by President George W. Bush at the Pentagon this morning. The Pentagon Memorial, which honors the 184 lives lost in the attack on the Pentagon, was dedicated in a ceremony that featured remarks by President Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, former Secretary of...

2008-09-11 12:00:05

U.S. military personnel Thursday lifted blue shrouds from 184 benches honoring those who died when American Airlines Flight 77 rammed the Pentagon in 2001. The memorial on the Pentagon's west wall "is a testament to those who were taken from us and the memories that will live on," U.S. President George Bush said in dedicating the memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. "On the day when buildings fell, heroes rose," he said. Former Defense Secretary Donald...

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2008-09-11 09:05:00

The presidential candidates Thursday set aside politics to join others in New York to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A ceremony at Ground Zero will include a "Tribute in Light" where the Twin Towers stood, The New York Times reported. The lights will be on from dusk Thursday until dawn Friday. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will make a joint visit to Ground Zero. McCain also planned to attend the Sept. 11...

2008-07-18 09:00:11

By JAMES RISEN By James Risen The New York Times WASHINGTON Shoddy electrical work by private contractors on U.S. military bases in Iraq is widespread and dangerous, causing more deaths and injuries from fires and shocks than the Pentagon has acknowledged, according to internal Army documents. During just one six-month period - August 2006 through January 2007 - at least 283 electrical fires destroyed or damaged U.S. military facilities in Iraq, including the military's largest...