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Today is Monday, July 15, the 196th day of 2002 with 169 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2002 with 203 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 7, the 97th day of 2002 with 268 to follow. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m., local time, today. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The UPI Think Tank Wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think tanks.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2002 with 318 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 338th day of 2001 with 27 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 4.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 3.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2001 with 36 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 25.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 17.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 19.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 12.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936) is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration. He was convicted in April 1990 of multiple felonies as a result of his actions in the Iran-Contra affair, but his convictions were reversed on appeal in 1991. More recently, he served a brief stint as the director of the DARPA Information Awareness Office for the George W. Bush administration.

Poindexter was born in Washington, Indiana. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, where he was first in his class, and among his fellow graduates were Bruce McCandless II who graduated second and Senator John McCain. National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane graduated the following year. From 1961 to 1964, Poindexter studied as a graduate student and earned his M.S. in 1961 and his Ph.D. in 1964 from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Nuclear Physics. For his PhD, he conducted laboratory research to further develop a model for understanding the Mössbauer effect with Nobel Laureate Rudolf Mössbauer.

While commander of a destroyer squadron, he was Surface Warfare and Anti-submarine warfare Commander of battle groups in the Western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, and he developed new tactics and battle management procedures under the Composite Warfare Commander concept. As the commanding officer of USS England (DLG-22/CG-22), he pioneered the shipboard use of computers to manage the ship's force portion of yard overhauls.

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