THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Bailey Truss Bridge in Kentucky Closed- Interest in Purchase?
The Bailey Truss Bridge: a work of the past that's still being used today. First developed by British civil engineer Donald Bailey in 1941, the truss bridge won its fame right away, as they were mad... Posted on 1/22/14 at 4:51 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES: TRAVELS AND EXPERIENCES GATHERED OF A FORMER MINNESOTAN Christmas Market Tour 2013: Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Our final stop on the Christmas market tour in Berlin- Mitte is Potsdamer Platz. Located one kilometer west of Brandenburg Gate, this square is one of the most highly developed areas in Mitte, most ... Posted on 1/6/14 at 10:50 AM
NIE ROCKS! 150th Anniversary Gettysburg Address
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, here's a special MCT One Page featuring one of the greatest speeches in American history.
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THE PERIPHERY Mail Order Heroin
I once talked to a former drug addict who was a roadie for a rock-n-roll band. He shared about getting cocaine sent to him from his dealer back in LA when the band was on the road.
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THE NEW FORTY More than a two day tour....
I have concluded from our brief Washington, DC trip that a byproduct of a two-day DC adventure is a recognition that you need to come back when you have more time. This is not a place that can be seen... Posted on 8/2/13 at 8:58 AM
Sgt. Heath Bivier said things went downhill during the second half of his yearlong tour in Afghanistan, and he’s been watching them slide ever since.
“I kept a lot of track of it right when we got back, and it just seems like everything just went down even worse and it’s just gradually going that way,” said Bivier, a North Dakota National Guard member in Grand Forks.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Declaring “our security is at stake,” President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Afghanistan on Tuesday night, nearly tripling the force he inherited as commander in chief. He promised an impatient public he would begin bringing units home in 18 months.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he’s called “a war of necessity” in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy Newspapers.
Jonathan S. Landay, John Walcott and Nancy A. Youssef
, November 24, 2009
Gunman ID’d as an Army psychiatrist FORT HOOD, Texas - An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post Thursday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.
Decision near on new strategy KABUL – Roadside bombs – the biggest killer of U.S. soldiers – claimed eight more American lives Tuesday, driving the U.S. death toll to a record level for the third time in four months as President Barack Obama nears a decision on a new strategy for the troubled war.
Todd Pitman and Heidi Vogt / Associated Press
, October 28, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday ruled out shrinking the Afghanistan war to a counterterrorism campaign. Yet he did not signal whether he is prepared to send any more troops to the war zone – either the 40,000 his top commander wants or a smaller buildup, according to several officials.
By Ben Feller / Associated Press
, October 07, 2009
The B-17 Liberator World War II bomber depicted in The Forum on July 7 brought back memories to me. I flew on the B-17 from Okinawa in 1948 and 1949. I was assigned to the 2nd Rescue Squadron stationed on Okinawa.
Our mission then was not to drop bombs but to drop life-saving boats to survivors who had crashed or otherwise ended up in the ocean.
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