Hostage rescue
Black Hawk helicopters from the Texas Army National Guard wait with their engines running as the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft carrying three former hostages approaches Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, July 2, 2008. Three U.S. government contractors were rescued by Colombian security forces after being held captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, since their plane crashed in a remote area in February 2003. <a href="http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/07/05/10652-public-statement-by-marc-gonsalves-thomas-howes-and-keith-stansell/index.html">click for more</a>

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