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Ms Theresa Whakn, Deputy Assistant Secretary oflkfense for African Affairs Rear Admiral Mocllcr, S p i a l Assistant to the Commander. U S Central Command and Ambassador ~ o b e n Loftis.will bncfvouon the stand iin o -~ S A f r i ~ ~ C m m a w l ....e f i n o w i l l mdiiric ih-9 'niis.... ' fU . .h . . .. mission and Areaof ~esponsibilityof the Command,as well as a rimdine for the establishment ol U.S. strategic goals for Africa.

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Midwd J. Nanlom, Jr. Major General. U.S, Army, Retired
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Special Assistantto the Commander, US.Central Command, and Ambassador Robert Loftis. will brief you on the sand up of U.S. Africa Command. This briefing will include the mission and Area of Responsibility ofthe Command, as wellas a timeline for theestablishment of US.strategic goalsfor Africa.

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ns. Thereaa trtmlon, Deputy AmBiatÇn Secretary of ~ecenaefor AXrican ~Etairs,Rear Admiral Moeller. S~ecialAssistant to the Cornwander, 0,s. Central Conwand, and Ambassador Robert Lofcia, will brief you on the stand up of u.S. ~ f r i c a Command. his briefing will include the miasion and Area of Responsibility of the Command, as well aa a timeline for the escabliahnienc of U.S. strategic goals for Africa.

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Ms. T i Jonas. USD Comptroller and Vice Admiial Stephen Stanley, D i i r for Force Structure. Resource and Assessmentfor the Joint staff will brief you on DoD's FY 08 Budget Submission, including the FY 08 GWOT request, and the FY 07 Supplemental request. (Ms. Jonas's bio is available at: hm~Uwww,çtefcnseli&,~l//EiS5/Bi~g~ap-!bxDe.taiLa5pz Bio&r&~1-&6.5. Vlew VADM Stanley's bin at. ~ ~ / L ! + w ~ ~ d ~ ~ ~ ~ l ! & ~ This call will be On-the-Record, However. to participate in this call, you must agree to EMBARGO the informationuntil 2 0 0 p.m., Monday, Febnrr} 5,2007.

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Frank Frank Thorp Rear ~dmiral,U.S. navy

In~idc The Navy February 5. 2007 M i i i t a r y officers c r i t i c i z e Media coverage of B a t t l e f r o n t in Iraq SAW D z m -- officers discussing the ~ r a q war l a s t week c r i t i c i z e d media coverage of the b a t t l e f r o n t , arguing that the press has ignored save. U.S. ~uccessçi n t h e country. The officer^ made the connientà during ft panel session h e r e a t t h e Heat 2007 naval co"f=rer.ce. Brig. en. Michael Callan, commander of Air Force ~ p c i a o p e r a t i o n s forces and d i r e c t o r l i t o p t r a t i o n s cox ~ i force s p e c i a l o p e r a t i o m command, Bald he i s concerned =tie media i s r t o o one-sided a-n Iraq coverage. a i d e of t h e story,, he s a i d . ne noted that 1raq "i.8 l e a r n i n g t o stand" on if o m , "and t h e media needs t o t e l l t h a t H d e of t h e s t o r y , and tff d a t e they r e a l l y haven't done a good job of it.'
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s i m i l a r comments were made by Col. Michael Shupp, chief of s t a f f of the Pentagon's Joint improviwd Explosive Device Defeat Organization, who served SB r e g i - i e n k l camniand-i.~ o f f i r f o r the l e t Marine ~ i v i s i o n n ~ r a q i from 2004 to 2005. shupp maid t h e media ignoring the progress made by I r a q i s e c u r i t y forces s i n c e t h e United S t a t e s began t r a i n i n g i n the country. Also, Shupp anid t h e preaa d i w o u n t s accounta of bravery of the I r a q i troop^, such as t h e i r w i l l i n g n e s s t o a a s i a t Marines i n t h e s t r e e t s and t o enter a dangerous building before Marinis. Cmdr. Steven Hiaoczki, chief of s t a f f for Naval Special Warfare Group One, s a i d many s t o r i e s do net appear i n t h e press, such a* the status of s e c u r i t y i n a 1 N C x r province.
"Al Anbar i s improving. You don't gee it much i n t h e nowe, and I wish ~e could g e t the effort energized to show t h e American public what i a happening," he s a i d .



nee bean widely r e p o r t e d , he ftdded. WiBOt~ki*.id the e e c u r i t y h. a considerably since t h e expulsion of a 1 Oaeda from the c i t y .


Retired Army msor Gen. m v i d Grange, president of t h e M~ComickTribune eoundation, a c h a r i t y t h a t focuses on journalism, a a i d producers decide which Iraq news s t o r i e s run'on t e l e v i s i o n and are more eager t o r e p o r t mtories t h a t involve bloodshed. -Quite o f t e n w h a t s s p u t cm t d e v i a i o n is wide by producers," he s a i d . " ~ u s tl i k e



newspapera, some are biased one way or the other." Grange's remarks prompted audience member Bob Timberg, editor-in-chief of the U.S. Naval I t 1 Proceeding# magazine, to respond angrily that Grange was unfairly characterizing the media. =he conference was cosponsored by the institute and the Armed F c s C-unications and Electronics Aesxiat~on. Tinberg noted that many journaliate had been killed in rraq covering the war and that painting a media conspiracy was unreasonable.

1 frankly find it incredible that you would sit up there and speak to this audience and [say] thie old eaw about the producers," he said.
Grange apologized to Timbers. However, Grange ~aintained hie position that the media did not report some atariea. a ' I s w . , s e a some #tori=# not run because m . e j u t didnst want that .tory 1 the air," he said. Despite these eowplaints, some ofticera -id xedia coverage benefited operations. Joumaliste embedwith hi= Wrinee during the b t t l e of Fallujah did a"gocd e p O r t l ~ . ~ r Shupp said. Â¥ think part of it too wç that the media know that if they didn't stay by us, they would be the next one on the vide," ha a d d , refçrrin to g r u à § m insurgant videos of hostage slayings.

Shupp -id while jenimaliats enbedded vith the military provide good coverage, some news go through 'editing chainsm and are not produced.

He alao suggested that the media should not just cowe and go to cover battles in Iraq but alao report on successes that occur over che duration o f activity in the country, he said. Additionally, Shupp aaid the military needs to do more to tall the media of ice aucceas.
Army Lt C o l . John Nagl, conaaoding officer of the 1st Battalion of the 3 4 t h Armor at ?t. Riley, KS. had good words to Bay about the press covering thà bttlefront.
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very. very brave j l f t -iia line, I have nothing but respect for theme guye," he -id.

who really hung it a t

wiaotzki said the focus should not be so inch on influencing U S media coverage but .. Arab media coverage b e c a m e -the people we're trying to influence are the people 1 the Arab w r d ol: The united states should make a areatex effort to work with Arab media o u t l e t ~ncludinga1 Jazeera, he said.


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Bush to Seek Record $716 Billion for Defense Spending ( W a t e l l 2007-02-02 14845 [New York)
By Tony Capaccio Peb. 2 (Bloocibarg) President George U. Bush's record request foe defense funding for 2 0 0 8 may see up i fight with the Democratic congress, keen to d n e the budget for questionable spending. ash will reweat $716 billion for defence and the global war on terror when he o-. The military submite him fiscal 2008 budget next week, according to a Pentagon d c t product of all but 14 countries. funding request is greater than the annual grcra -tic The request to Congress includes $93.4 billion in additional money for fiscal 2007 to cover COBCS of the fighting in Iraq and Afghanletan. The remaining $622.6 billion would cover the year ending Sept. 30, 2009 and include $141.7 billion for the wars. Congress has Already p-ised increased scrutiny of the additional funding request for 2007, wary that it will include icema that should be funded in the annual budget, such ie $389 million roctucstad to buy two Lockheed Martin Corp. Joint Strike fighters that won't be operational until 2012 to raplace P-16 fighters loat in 1q r. . ~herc'~ been "lean j u ~ ~ - i f i c a c i c m ~ the funding than there should be. House for Budget Committee chairman ~ o h n spratt of south cmrolina ¥ai in an Jan. 30 interview. Spratt said he and other lnumakerm are concemtd that the requests contiined ice- not of an ^'emergency' ' nature.


Increasing the Force Bush propoaea to add $7.7 billion over thia year's budget to increaae the Army by 65,000 troops and add $4.4 billion to increase the Marine Corps by 27,000 people by 2012. The budget also would add $700 million to increase V.S. e e i 1 pc. operations forces by 5.575 1 the way to à total force Of 54,367 Army, Aii Foxce mid Navy coTrroandofl, J B overall I ncrease of almost 10,000 since fiscal 2005, according to the document. "The w g e t provides the reçource needed to organize, man, crain and equip cur military forces," said the two-page summary prepared by the Pentagon comptroller. ""ttie budget provides increaaea to ~~trtantittlly iaczeaee m y and ~ a r i n e a r p capability and c i p s overall readine~~,"the summary said. Fiscal 2007 detense = d i n g will total a b u t $622 billion if Cengr=s= amrothe second half of the emergency wartime funding cequested next week. "That is more than we have went, in real, inflation- a d j u a t e d dollars, in any year iince the height of the Korean war and about $140 billion more in today's dollare than we spent at the height of the Vietnam War," Steven Kosiak, a defense analyst with the Center for Strategic and ~udgetaryAe~essinenc in Washington. said in an e-mailed çt~temcnt

defaiime budget after a post-Cold Mar low point in 1998. The basic peacetime budget for fiscal 2008 is 5481.4 billion, tir about 10.6 percent mere than Congress approved for this year. It includes $101.7 billion for ueaand $75.1 billion for a r c h and development. The cost of the wars i fiscal 2007 would riae to $163.4 billion, n $45.4 billion nore than w e approved i n fincal 2006 for wartin* spending, if Congreà approves the additional $93.4 billion. That figure is about $6.3 billion less than Ihe $99.7 billion that the pentagon estimated in ~ecemberthat it would need. 1 Previous emergency wartime requests have been readily- approved because Congress 1 eager to support 0,s. troops at war. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England got lawmakers' attention in October with me* encouraging aervice chiefs to include in the new request any items related to the "global w a r on terror," not strictly Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress in the law authorizing defence -g n thia year rewired that the Pentagon, starting with fiscal 2008, break out the war funding request in its m a 1 budget proposal.

%=my's Request
Bush i e asking $128.6 billion in fiacal 2008 to begin the Army's eECto increase its current authorized force of 483,000 by 65,000 troops, including pereonnel expenses, and equipment, according to Pentagon documents to he released along with the budget Feh.

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Honey to buy vehicles, machine quaa, a-ition. radios and other gear increases to 523.8 billion from $16.8 billion chic year to accoÑnodat a larger ~ r r a y .This account would increase to $26.2 billion in fiscal 3009, That'a nearly a 145 percent increase from fiscal 2002, e t d i n g to the document^. The Array's military construction budget would grow to $4.6 billion in fiscal 2008 from 32.7 billion this ye-. The budget requests $37.7 billion to pay E training, unit dtploymenta and waaponam SYstens maintenance - - up froi $32 billion this year. That amount would increases to $40.4 billion in fiscal 2009. Amy officials have said the overall increase in this category fill cost about $70 billion through 2012. $18 billion of that for equipment. W i t h reporting by lAzeie 0'Le.w in Washington. Editor: Arthur Iiwflwfal.

Scory illustration: For more etoriee about the budget, see {NX BOD BN <QOsl
To contact the reporter on this story: Tony Capaccio at +I-202-62,-1911 or

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Commenw was xenenlly positive a m the result! of the "NajdBaule." Repentw c ~ caitiouily b e optimistic in (heir assessment of the Iraqi m y ' s p e r f m u i c e a n d ability tothwan the "cult'sattack,"~ one owlet reportedthat the US did mostofthfr-killm~." Afew iworrs di-rod MW this"rtid"u a sign of Iraqi instability,especiallybecausethis regionwas recently fumed over to Iraqi security forces. to the context of those reports were reiteratedcalls that the situation in Iraq may have descendedintoa "civil war,"



David Mutin (CBS): "U.S. officialstell CBS Newsserial numbers on parts used to make advancedexplosivedevices powerfulenoughto breach the annor on an American tank have been traced directly back to Iran. These officialsaiso say rocket propelledgrenade launchersand assault rifles found in Iraq bear Iranianfactory markings." David Martin (CBS): "American failure in Iraq would be adisaster for the US., but American success would he a disaster for Iran. so somethinghas got to give." Gen. Jack Kcane ret. former Army Vice Chiefof Staff(ABC): "Thisforce reacted well to a force thatwas very sizeableand was willing to fight. The Iraqi security forces handledthemselves well used the air power effectively. We should feel good about it." BarbaraStm. Pentagon correspondent:T h u bluntwarningfromthe new DefenseSecretary, rns " sineim out Ia' erowina involvementin the fmhtinc inside Iran."-stitementafter he said. u v "consider yourself a target...." Rep. Jim Mom (VA) (MSNBC); "Wehavefocused our hostileeffortsnow towards Iran but in the meantime, ifwe are successful, whi we will crests is ft Shiite theocracy that would clearly be aligned with them." John Bums, New York Times (CNN): "The governmentof Iraq has probably turnedsomethingof acomer in the last few weeks."



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11:Oq<:MPMJ Fox News: Soecial Reportwith Brit Home a e * on Iranian"escalation" o Focused on State Dcpt. and White Houw o Bra Baier, Chief White Home correspondent:"Wednesday. U.S. officials hi Baghdad r e expected to release a mountain of evidence that Iran has been training Iraqi insurgents and providingthem with explosivesfor sophisticated improvised explosive devices." Â (Naiaf Fieht) o Segment argued that the battle was a good xep for Iraqi military progress Mike Emanuei;"...Najafwasturned ownoIraqi forces last month and US. milifary commanders say it worked the way it was supposed to with Iraqi forces responding aggressively to a threat and calling in coalition forces for support. Too early to call this a trend, but US. officials say it is a positive sign." Q . m & & l . e lmq resolutions on




(Bush Warn I r a ) 0 Segment that outlined "escalation" with Iran 0 Focused on PresidentBush's NPRcommentsand a "downshift in the rhetoric" (Iran's Meddling) 0 Robert Gates, Secretaryof Defense: "if you're in Iraqand trying 1 kill our troops. 0 consider yourself a target." o Barbara Startthat blunt warning from thenew Defense Secretary, singlingoutIran'? involvementin Iraq..." o Star "Officials say it's a trail from Tehran, weapons, fraining,money and organization that they want stopped." ( I m Civii W a n o Jamie Mclntyrc; "The US. argues this is themodel for the fature. US. troops om front with US. soldien backingthem up whenneeded." o Mclntyre: "One thing this latest battle seems to show is that Iraq has moved from a clear. cut insurgency to what many military experts increasinglyagree is an all-outcivil war? MSNBC: Tucker Carinn -o %n Iran's inmtians in lmq 0 Mentionsof the "pattern of escalation" that led us to war with liaq and addition of second aircraftcarrier 0 Rep. Jim (VAY."we have focused our hostile efforts now towards Iran but in the meantime, ifwe are successful, what we will create is a Shiite theocracy that would clearly be aligned with them (Iranians)..."



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there is a new force to worry about uid it is beingdescribed as a cult. You may have heard ofthe big atuck yerteriay ttM left 200 Iraqis d a d They w e fighting US soldim o the" fellow Iraqis. Suite on Shiitt. Andtonighull indicationsare this group was bent on makinen bir kill before thew t h f n u e l v ~ were killed in the fioht ' v v ABC Werid NcwÃ
1 a b m the N&JafMIe o Om. Jack Keane m . former Amiv Vice Chiefof Staff- "This force reactedwell toa force that was very sizeable and willing to fight. The I n q i security forces handled about it." themselves well and used the airpowereffectively. We should feel @xd o "Iraqis may have been in the lead here, but several hundred American troops were involved and most oflhe killing ultimately done by US air power." CBS E v l n r N e w a


(Stoked by Imnl Q David Martin, national security correspondent; "Outright war betweenthe U.S. and Iran remain only a remote possibility, but they arealreadyfighdnga proxy war inside Iraq." o Martin: "US. officialstell CBS News serial numberson nans wed to makeadvanced explosivedevices powerful enough to breachthe annor on mi American tank have been traced directly back to Iran, These officialsalso say rocket propelledgrenade launchers and assault rifles found in Iraq bear Iranianfactory markings." 0 David Martin: "American failure inIraq would beadisaster forthe US., but American i s would be a disaster for Iran,so somethinghas got to give."

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DoD-rehacoverage tonight was light and i~cluddmentionsof l Gen. Potraeiii,new funding request; forand L trouble" in Afphanitttn, and the potsibility ofwv wilh Iran ç"<atç$tToph>" CNN led witheight segfenu. folJoued Lq FOX Nc~'i(6). USNBC (4). PBS(i) ABC (I), NBC (i),CBS(O) Other segments discussed coverage congressional oppositionto (he troop surge and the non-lethal Active Denial System. NO~'DOD highlightedthe "Scooier" Libby trialand reaction to CNN's interview with Vice PresidentChency

Reports and commentary onLL Gem Petraeoscontinued show support as he was lauded for his "honett talk," to but there was discussion about aUdiionnect" between his Senate approval and its vote on the troop surge resolution.

New developments regardingthe "other war" in Afghanistan were a p r i m r y topic of discussion, as news briefs noted the increased violence, extended tours o f duly, and request for increasedfunding. Reports suggestedthat t k 'Taliban is back and al-Qaeda \s regrouping" and that NATO "is short oftroops"
was raised that the US. could ootcdalhr Durinea CNN seemententitled."Irao: NrehtmareScenario"-m be training individuals in Iraq who could k e r turn against US. and the rhission. The report armed that training is supporting Shiite -death squads," Sunni insurgents,and futureal-Qaeda members. Also on CNN,there was debate about the "on-leiha1 Active Denial System and its effectiveness for the U.S. military. Olhersegments included continued discussion reeardine the "inevitable" war with Iran. and an "a~ocalvctic"talk of foreien



Kly-ft Gen. David Grange id.(CNN):"think the Gen.Petraei~ Mll i t like It is. Hopefully he'll have the I win political backingwhere he is allowed to talk the (ruth.And can give reality as i t is on the ground... And I think with his leadership and some others thai areon theirway over there and some that are there now, we

havea shot at it." Lou Dobbs, anchor (CNN): commendthe general for serious and sober and honest talk." "1 Mohamed GI-Biradei. IAEA Director Gen.: "Stop talking h u t i military onion it would be catastrophic." Jamie Mclntyre, Senior Pentagon-pondem:" Afghanistan, the Taliban is back, al-Qaeda is g i i i p i n g . and NATO is short of troops. Those we not good trends," Bret Baier. Chief White House correspondent(FOX): "US. officials tell FoxNews that both ofthose key political benchmarks(in Iraq) are now within reach..." regarding oil profits sharingand reconciliation Michael Ware, CNN correspondent (CNN) "(Are) there enough troops... no... (are) there enough troops to alter the security environment... yes there will be change, but there is nothing being done to change the fundamental dynamics that arecrippling1heU.S. mission. .."






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DoD-related coverage tonight was light and includedmentionsofU. Gen. Petracus,new funding requests for and "trouble" i n Afghanistan, and the possibilityofwar with Iran as "catastrophic." CNN fed with e i g h t s w y s , followed by FOX N e w (6). MSNBC (4), PBS(l), ABC (I), NBC (I), CBS (0). Other segments discussed congressionaloppositionto the troop surge and the oon-kthal Active Denial System. Non-DoD coveraec hichiiehted the "Scooter" Lihbv trial and reactionto CNN's interview with Vice PresidentCheney.

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Reports and commentary on U. Gen. Pctraeuscontnmed to show support, as he was lauded for his
"honest talk," but there was discussion about a "disconnect" between his Senateapproval and its vote on the troop surge resolution.
Newdrvebptnenisre&i~gd*e"& d i m e i f t x i l w e r e a p n i n x r y topic ofdiscussion,unews briefs noted the increased violence,extendedtours ofduty, and request for increased funding Reports liiegcstcd ihat lhc'Taliban is tuck and al-Qfda is regrouping" and that NATO% short of troops

During a C W segtnent entitled. "Iraq: Nighmare Scowrio%coricem was r u d ttut the US. could potenliallyoc omnine iiidividicli in Iraq whocould l a t e r n i i ~ r ~ i n s t t h e Â¥n the mission The L'S report argued t h i l mining is %upporting Shine "death squads," Sunm inwrgems, and future alQaeda memoers. Alsoon CNN. there was dcoale about the nm-lethal Active Denial Synem and its c dloclivcnessfonhc U S mihuuy O t k r s à § p n l h udcdcmtinueddiscussion regardingthe "iinevitahle" war with Iran. and an "apocalyptic" talkof forctgn dignitaries. Gen. David O i r g e re^ (CNN) " thinkthçGenPdnem will mil i t like i t is. Hopefully he'll I have the political backingwhere he is allowed to talk the troth. And can give reality as it is on thethink with his leadershipand some others that are on their way over there and ground... And I some t h f arc there now,we have a shot at DL" Lou Dobbs, inchor (CNN) "I commend tnegeneral for m o u i çnsober and honest talk " Mornroed Et-Baradci. IAEA Director Gç "SloptÈ)kin&Â¥bou milnçyoptio it wouldbe catastrophic." Jmit Mclntyre, Senior Pentagon correspondent: " Afghanistan. IheTaIiban is back, alQaeda is regrouping, and NATO is short oftroops.Thoseare not good trends." Bret Btier, Chief White House conffponden(F0X): "US otXcitls tell Fm News Ihit bolhof those key political benchmarks(in Iraq) are now within reach..." regardingo i l profits sharing and reconciliation Michael Ware, CNN correspondent (CNN): "(Am) there enoughtroops... n . . (are) I o. @ enough troops toalter the security environment... yes...there will be change, but t h e r e i s n o t h i being done lo clangethe fundamental dynamicsthat are crippling the U.S. mission






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Wall &ma J-l; Senator in ief(lfl51:"WhileGen. Penieiisuys heneedlmore he d m ? . Which banMeId mmmander do you trust... so every 30 days, Gen. Petraeusand his men will have to lake their attentionaway from the Baghdad campaign and instead report to Congress on how well Iraqis and Americans are communicating with one another, among other crucial matters..." excerpt o f opinion article discussed on Fox News on "positive widencamof p r e p s in l r q o Brcl Baier, Chief White House correspondent: " U S officials tell FoxNews that both of those key political benchmarks are now within ruth..." regardingoil profits sharing and montiiimion

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, attacks in the south are un 200 percent U S commanders sav a b i t reason is that ~ 1 . . . Qaeda have bçà ~perating freely from sanctuaries across the border in Pakistancvw since Pakistan's made a deal 10 rely on tribal leaders to keep al Qaeda in check!' o Mcintyre:". . in fact, theother big problem is, just like in Iraq, the performanceoflocal Afghan security forces, especially the police, has been spotty. So, in addition tomore troops, the Bush administrationnow plans topour more money into Afghanistan. Mow than $10 billion..." -ton congressionaloppositionto Iraq policy o Report focusad on cotigreiiiorrl politics d PresidentBush



o Michael Ware, CNN correspondent:" think to this day, the fan i i lremains that the I tl daily drip feed of Americandeaths and casualtiesis by and large coming from the Sunni insurgency. The Shia militias, theShiadealhsquad,while they don't withhold, they ai not the principle target!' o Gen. David Grange ref.: "You have units that arc good; you have units that are not so good...1 think it's the same thing in Iraq." o Dobbs: "1 commend the eeneral for senow and sober and honest talk. Do you think we'll and honmjudgmnts publicly expressed...?" continueto hear honest &em 0 Gen. DavidGrange ret.: " think that Gen.Pclraeus will tell K like it is.Hopefully hell I hive the political backingwhereheisallowed to taikthe truth. And can giverealityçsi is on the ground. And Ithink tharil happen. I t is all about wili. And Ilike his comment, that it's hard but its not hopeless. Imean he's a soldier. Ofcourse it's not hopeless. Awthinc iscanable in warfare And 1think with his le~dmhloand gome other's that ai on theirway over thereand some'that arc there now. we have; shot at it." o Michael Ware: "Are thereenough troops no are there enough to alter thesecurity i m e n t yes,..there wili bechange, butthere isnothing beingdonetochange the

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fundamental dynamicsthat are crippling the US. mission -conwnents on phased withdrawal MSNBC: Tucker Curbom F W & on m n g m s i m l wKms on lmq @icy m b& o FocusedonSenate committees o Tucker "Why does it takea Republican10 bethÃbreve on this issue?"- commentingon Sen. Haul's (WE) remarks reeardim the policy M with Gemge Pmki. f o r m 80-of New Ywk a e a i n s t m 0 George Pataki; "... so what we have to do i not inject ourselves in the middle of s sectarianstrike between the Shiitc and the Sunni. That is between them. but continueto go after the al-Qaedaand the other global teTTorists in provincesand other parts of Iraq..:.



1830(630PM] NBC: N i i h l h Nwith Brim W W i l (Tiwin* Point) o Segment on congressiondoppositionto troop surge ABC World News n e n t m o f i m in h d s a m e d i i o f m i A f & m i i d n CBS Evenins News  No DoD-relaiedcoverage



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o Jamie Mclntyrc. "Wnh U.S. troopsk i n g m-waditionalmissiins... the US. mililary is looking 10 give them some non-traditional weapons 0 Mclntvre: "The militarv insists the whole idea is to ffive trooOStnomion to 1 causalities..." commenting on the Active Denial System  (The Foreonen War?) Interview with S o m e Malveaux on A f g h a n i s t o Suzanne Maiveaux, White House correspondent: "The US. mission in Afghanistan isin trouble- is what this-figure" is saying..." The tipre: Total 2007 request-110.6 billion $8.6 billion - trainingand equipping Afghan m y and p o l i o $2 billion reconstruction $14.2 billion-invested since2001 (Plain for I m 7 ) o Jack C a m , CNN anchor Senator Byrd says he's wciriedthe machinerymay have itready been set in motion for anattack insideIran or Syria." s f on fmding qwsl in Afglmwislm à (Iraa: Nilthtmare Scenario] 0 Segment argued that the US.-traincd troops i n Iraq could mm w i n i t the US. 0 Michael Ware: There'sabsolutely no doubt whatsoever, that even if America isn't training its enemies, it i s training peopfe whoare opposed to American inlfests 0 Michael Ware: "ITS clear that so farMallki hasntdelivered. No matter how manv times the administrationo American commanders have chided hm." r i.. WNBC; H d h a l i with Chris Matthews No DoD-relatedcoverage



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Primary DoD-rebed coverage tonight was light and mentioned in connectionwith the troop surge plan. o with Sen. Warner's proposedresolirtm Congressionalcriticism ofthe plan was the main focus of c repeatedlyhighlighted. CNN led with nine segments, followed by Fox News ( a ) ,MSNBC (7). CBS (2). NBC (I), PBS (1). ABC (0) Other DoD-relatedcovera~eincludedInn's "dclimct"i n blocking U.N. inspcclora and its
missile tests and the "bloody" weekend i n iraq. Non-DoDcoveragewas dominated byindepth discussionabout the '08 Presidentialcandidates, updates in the Libby case,and previews o f President Bush's Stale oftheUnion address.


was still apparent. T h e high levels ofviolence overthe weekend in Baghdad were used l arguethatthe situation o i n Iraq was deteriorating, andsome analysts speculated that the timing ofthese attacks could be perceived a;a "State o f the insurgency" message.


.. Iran's war gamesand"bairlng" o f U N jiupeciots received minimalattention. Networks mentioned the actions of Iran as both showing"defiance" and "flexing their military muscle." One report q u e d that war may be "inevitable" with Iran ifthey develop nuclear weapons, and those recent developmentswtrh Inn "mirror" the buildup lo the Iraq war.

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Gen. B m y McCaffreyru. militBJy iinaly~t(NBC): "wiuld argue don't evertakeall Ihe m b U brigade) I out of there or we'll beenormously vulnerable to losingnot five soldiers but 5,000 logblic Soldiers some

Sen. John Warner. Senate Armed ServicesCommittee (CNN):"The purposeofthis resolutionis not to cut our forces current level or to set anv timetables for withdrawal but rather toemress the m u i r e concern* . ofa number ofSenaion (rom bothifties about the President's plan *' Michael Oren, Senior Fellow. Shalem Center (CNN)"11's notthenurnbet oftroop* but w h t they do..." Michelle Milkin (FOX)- " W e p t a tirtthtnd bokatthe hard work ofcouriteinsurgenc),Â¥n whtt we hewd from the troops a ?hi, b not romcihmg that B a shon-icnn commimnt." Richird Claike (MSNBC). "...Hiepeople they'reputting m chvgeof intetligeocea the Penman. Mtke


McConnelis DM, h v y four-star imtliigencc profesioiul. these people are gong to tell it liken is..." Joe S:arooiough (MSWC) "A military orfkia told llic fciswiatcd press that Iran's mtlmq hÈbee)çp on higtulert '

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Primary DoD-relaledcoveragetonight ws light and memioned i n connectionwith the troop surgeplan. Congressional criticism of the plan was the main focus ofcoverage,with Sen. Warner's proposed resolutionrepeatedly highlighted, CNN led with ninesegments, followed by Fox News(8). MSNBC (7). CBS (2), NBC (0. PBS (I), ABC (0). Other DoD-relatedcoverage included Iran's "defiance" in biockingU.N. inspectors and its missile tests and the"bioody" weekend in Iraq. Non-DoDcoverage was dominated by in-dcphdiscussionaht the'08 Presidentialcandidates,updates inthe Libbycase, ant) previews of Presideni Bush's Slate of the Union address.

The"Republican revolt" was once again mentioned,md today'sannouncement from the House and
Senateofnon-bindingresolutions against& troopme addedto generalcriticism o f the "war plan." Reports repealed sentimentsthatmore troopswould only equal "more casualties," and basic skepticism of Prime Minister Maliki was still apparent. The high levels of violence over the weekend i n Baghdadwere used to argue that the situation i n Iraq was deteriorating, and some analysts speculated that the timing of these attackscould be perceived as a "state ofthe iiwrgcncy" message. Inn's war games and "hairing" of UN,inspectorsreceived minimal attention. Networks mentioned the actions of Iran as both showing"defiance" and 'fteuq t h e i r m i l i t q muscle." One report argued that war may be "inevitable" with Iran ifthey developnuclearweapons, and those recent developnrcntswith Iran'Wrror" the buildup to the Iraq war.

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Gen. Bany McCaffrey m,, military analyst (NBC); " would argue don't ever take all the combat I brieades out ofthere or we'll be enormouslv vulnerableto losine not five m i d i i s but 5.000 logistic soldiere some night." Sen.John Warner, Senate Anned ServicesCommitlce(CNN):"The purpose of this resolutionis MI 1 cm our forces current level ortoset any timetables for withdrawal, but rather lo expresst k 0 genuine concerns of à number ofsenaton from both pcnie; x h t the President's plan ** Michael O e n , SwKM Fellow. Shalem C e n t e r ( W "It s not the number of troops but whitthey




MichclleMalkln (FOX): got a firsthandlook atthe hard work ofcomterinsuroncy, and "We what we heard from the troops is this is DOTsomethingthat is a short-term commimciH." Richard Clarice (MSNBC):"...the peoplethey'reputting i n charge o f intelligenceat the Pentagon, MikeMcC-il as DNI, Navy four-ttarintelligence professional, these people are going to tell it like i t is.. ." Joe Scarborough (MSNBC):"A military official told theassociated pfeaathat Iran's military has been put on high ikrt."

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Fox News: S e i lReport with B r i t Home pca violmcd AI-Qada v~~ o Molly Henheberg, news cofrespOBdent "A!-Zawahi s h a d u on the internet- h was p interceptedbv the Site Institute. He said. 'Why not send 50.000 or 100.000oftfiem?Are you not aware that the dogs are pining f o r p & w s dead bodies? He goeson to urge other Muslims tojoin ajihad i n Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewher." 0 Henneberg: "One military analyst says Sun4 insurgentsare trying to ~trikea bfow before more U.S. forces arrive in the capital." o Henneberg: "One Iraqi governmentofficial said, 'US. intelligencereports convinced Maliki that the Mahdi Anny included death squads targeting Sunnis.' The crackdown was amove welcomed bv the While House." o Tony Snow, White ~ o u & correspondent: "1 lhink what you're seeing is a clear signal that the Maliki government is very serious about addressing on a non-sectarian basis the problem of those who are wing to operateoutside the law." S u m D t w ) Segment on Senate disapproval of Iraq plan 0 Sen. John Warner, Senate Aimed Services Commtaee: "me puipose ofthls resolutioni s not to cul our forces current level or to s<l any timetables for withdrawal- but rdhcrto express the genuine concerns ofa number of Senators from both parties about the President's plan " ., " % a c : ~ o l i , i m a @ , ~ s q e IOt 0 Mort Kondracke. Roll Call -If therewre à filibuster, it probablywould besuccessful and it (the resolution)would not come tom vote. Idon't know ifthere will b e a filiouilcr or not." CNN: LOTDobbi Tdlicl.1 LDcadIv Attack? o Remrt on deaths in I n (Revolt A w n s B&!Cdicism ofs m planby hum^ Sen John Warner, SenateAnnedServices Commitiee- 'The purpose of thn resolution is 0 1 1 cut our forces current level or m set anv timetables for withdraw.. b rather to u express the genuine concerns ofa lumber of Senators from both parties about the President's plan." UldSimd Headline s h o ~ ~ C h i m ~ ' s m k 1 ~ kal firnnk t " I r n ~ ~ ~ o ..OJ Dubbs. 'The Senate IntelligenceCommitUehà heard testimony lhtt d Qud* opi-mines in Inq may be planningM actackagainsttne United Statexlkdirector ofthe Defense IntelligenceAgency. Loeutwnt General Michael Maples, sud thai ¥ Qaed* documents indicate terrof~sis be planninglo use student v i s s wnh which to enter the may coumn Tn.1. of course is the samemethodcmolovcd ov lhe 9'. I hi~ackers " 0 Lou Gbbs: "Iran todayescalated itsconfrontationwith the rest of world. Iran has barred 38 United Nations nuclear inspectorsfrom entry into Iran The decisionappears to be retaliation for the U.N.'s limited sanctions againsi Iran for its nuclear weapons program And separately, Iran has begun a new series of milrtarymaneuvers,including the use ofshort-range missile tests. The rwcuvcrs are taking place in a remote area southeastofthe capital ofTchm." Iflierviwabout Irqg Michael O m Senior Fellow. Shatem ("enter-"It's not the number oftroombut what they do..." o Oren "This is not analegoustoVieturn.,." -coinmenling onlnq


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NBC: Niebth N e w with Brian W i l l i n i s
S s m ~ ~ U ~ ~ v i o in I cq lm e m o Mike Boencher, news contSpondert:"have to tell you thisviolenceprovidesagrim I s backdrop a U.S. troopsarrive here, inofereinforcements, and they find that they arc in the middle o f a civil war." o Gen. Barry McCaffrey ret.,military i w l y s t "1 wouldargue <ton1everlakeall the m b a t brigadesout of thereor we'll beenormouslyvulnerableto losing not fire soldiers but 5,000 logistic soldiers somenight" ABC WniM News
Coveragefocused on violence in Iraq CBS Evenine News (Buildup Backladi Segmd on new CBS poll againsttroopsurge o Jim Axelrod, WhiteHouse-pondCTt: "Anew CBS News poll dovetoils with the senator's criticism. Two-thirds o f Americans now oppose the Idea ofa troopsurge 75% o w think the war is going badly, including 56% of Republicans.And 50% o f Americans go even further, saying Congress should cut offfunding for the surge. o Axelrod: "Well. he's going to try toaddress domestic subjects. But when weasked in our poll what is the single most important issue facing Americans the Iraq war, 33%. by far and away number one.Everythingelse single digits."-when asked i f Bush will me the State ofthe Union tochange die subjccior slay focused on Iraq o Katie Couric: "Meanwhile Osama Bin Laden'snumber two is taunting PresidentBush over his planto send 21,OOOmore troops to Iraq. In a new videompe.AymanAI-Zawahiri challenged the President10 send the whole US. Amy. vowing the insurgentswill defext thm" o Sen Clinton interviewed critical oftroopsuw




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