"We believe that it's very important to explore ways to offer more opportunities to women in the military."
- GEORGE LITTLEPentagon Press Secretary, on the decision to ease the restrictions on women in combat roles; they currently make up nearly 14% of the armed forces
"If this happened, it is a 95 percent chance that it just malfunctioned."
- UNNAMED PENTAGON OFFICIALon Iranian claims that it shot down a secret U.S. spy drone in the east of the country, in what would be the first case of such an aircraft ending up in the hands of an adversary.
"It's really good to be here this evening, because when I last won, 10 years ago, I was in Washington, D.C., watching the Pentagon burning from my hotel window."
- PJ HARVEYBritish musician, who became the first person to win the Mercury Prize twice, after Let England Shake won the award. Her first success came on 9/11
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