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Yes, thanks. I'll resubmit with that timeframe and format and get back to you ASAP.

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we would see the following happening: the chairman would meet with advisors for 30 minutes I10 to 15 minutes of
Lpdates -" q ma a) men ine secaef tiwid make brief remarks [pmbaby 5 to 10 minutes) then tnrow the f-mr
open 10 general OisNssion between oom men and IPe Qrot.0 at .arge g.ven the make~pof me room 6 WOJ a
realist ca y see lms meeting runningover the 12 00 noon mark [ m a p 12 15 om) does th.s 'Telp" txs brem

I'm going to resubmit a memo to the Chairman regarding the time change and more details regarding
the format. The way I understood the format would have the Chairman give the GWOT update, let
the SECDEF speak and then have them both take Q&A/discussion together, is that coirect?

Also, I would anticipate that total evolution would take from 110M230, allowing 30 minutes for the
discussion. Do you feel 30 minutes would be enough to set aside for the discussion period, or is the
90 minutes total too much?

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yes.

we would see the following happening: the chairman would meet with advisors for 30 minutes (10 to 15 minutes of
updates + q and a), then the secdef would make brief remarks (probably 5 to 10 minutes) then throw the floor open to
general discussion between both men and the gmupat large, given the makeup of the room, Iwould realistically see this
meeting running over the 1200 ncan mark (maybe 12:15 pm). does this help? txs. brent

i m going to resubmit a memo to the Chairman regarding the lime change and more details regarding the

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format The wav 1 understood the format would have the Chairman eive the GWOT update. let the
SECDEF speakand then have them both l a t e Q&A/discussion logether, i s that corn;?

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Also, I would anticipate that total evolution would take from 1100-1230,allowing 30 minutes forthe
discussion. Do you feel 30 minutes would be enough to set aside for the discussion period, or i s the 90
minutes total too much?

Thmk YOU,

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Chairman ofthe Joint Chiefs of Staff

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SUGGESTED DRAFT
Secretary Donald H.Rumsfeld
Meeting with Retired Military Advisors
Thursday, October 31,2002
Secretary of Defense Conference Room (3E928),The Pentagon
(Updated Oclobir 23,2002)

AGENDA
10:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public
Affairs

10:05 am Transforming the Military


Ken Krieg, Special Assistant to the Secretary

10:30 am Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction


J.D.Crouch, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International
Security Policy

11:OO am Update on the War on Terrorism


General Richard B.Myers, Chairman. Joint Chiefs of Staff

11:30 am Remarks and Discussion


Donald H.Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

12:OO noon Meeting Concludes

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test tying on the HJ or aovismg me med a on me war on terrorism raw transformation. etc ) Wodd .t be poss.ole for
Ken to Lcaale This O ~ onDThursday. October 31 from 10-00 to 10:30 am. SF9287 Nnte SerDef wH, meet M, th tne
group fmm 11:30am to 12:W noon; General Myers from 11:00 am to W O O noon, and JD Crouch from 10.30 to 11 00 am

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RETIRED MILITARY ADVISORS
OCTOBER 31,2002
(Updated Oetober 23,2002 I200noon)

SuggestedList of Invitees:

General Wesley Clark (USA, Retired)


Stephens Group, Incorporated
601 PennsylvaniaAvenue, NW
Suite 720. South Buildinn

Brigadier General David Grange (USA, Retired)


Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
McConnick Tribune Foundation
435 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 770
General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Retired)
Department of Social Sciences
united Stales Military Academy

ISM, Retired)

Lieutenant General Bernard Trainer CUSMC. Retired)


Director ofNational Security Programs
John F Kenned) School of Govemmem
Harvard University

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General Hugh Shelton (USA, Retired)


President, International Operations
M.I.C. Industries, Incorporated
One Fountain Square
1191 1 Freedom Drive

Colonel Curl Kenneth Allard (USA, Retired)


Adjunct Professor
Securities Studies Program, Suite ICCI 11
Georgetown University
37" and 0 Street, NW

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General L q D. Welch (USAF, Retired)


President and Chief Executive Officer
Insliime for Defense Analyses
4850 Mark Center Drive

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I talhed to General Gamer a few minutes ago. He gave me an additionalphone number and a fax number. He
prefers no to gwe a maillng address, but might have his secretary give us his work address. The list has been
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captain.
we would like to invitegeneral myers to update attendees (see draft list of inviteesforwarded to secretary for review edit
and or addition) thursday, October 31 on the war on terrorism an agenda (approved by ms Clarke) and our list of invitees
myers is not able to brief givenschedule, would general pace be available Ws

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Rosa is gone, but we can get his replacement Can't remembername.Only concern 1s time commitment Can these
guys (generals) commit this much lime. Beforewe schedule, we should probablyget a handle on that You may have
done soalready; disregard if you have. We should probbaMy put the agenda in front of Ms. Clarke as well.

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what do we think about the followingagenda for ourmilitaryadvisors meetingoctober 31st

transformationbriefing witn ken &reg(30 minutes)


fy 2004 Ddogu onefing with camoone or zakheim (30 minutes)
UDdate on lne war on terrorism win oenera rosa (30 mm~tesl
weapons of mass destruction briefing with crouch(30 minutes)
remarks by secretary rumsfeld (45 minutes)

seems to me sense these are the folks out there talking to the world (congress and the medial we should try and
cover as much with them that is possible, agree? disagree?
note. i added back Into the mix a briefing with rosa on the war on terrorism sense these guys are all formers.

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what do we think about the following agenda for our military advisors meetingOctober 31st:

transformation briefing with ken krieg (30 minutes)


fy 2004 budget briefing with cambone or zakhelm (30 minutes)
uodate on the war on terrorism with oeneral m a 130 minutes)
&awns of mass destructionbnefiG with crouch130 minutes)
remarks by secretary rumsfeld (45 minutes)

seems to me sense these are the folks out there talking to the world (congress and the media) we should Wand cover as
much with them that is possible agree? ddisagree?
note I added back into the mix a briefing wrth rosa on the waron l m n s m sense these guys are all formers
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Subject: Monday Evening Clips


Attachments: EveningNewsBroadcastCoverageReport1807 doc

Overall, DoD-related coverage was very heavy and ran in connection withdiscussion about President Bush's "war strategy"and
the potential troop surge CN'N and MSNBC devoted the majority of their coverage tonight to ROD-relatedtopics, fol.owed by
FOX News and the evening news programs. The US. air strike in Somalia recet\ed"breaking news" anemion from all neruorks
and was described as a strike against the al-Qaeda masterminds of the US. Embassy bombings. The leading non-DoD stories
tonight were the gas smell in New York City, the Port ofMiami C4 scare, and the possible st& cell breakthrough.

Commentary from hosts and interviewees on the troop surge continuedto be critical, with reports claiming the surge will consist
of up to 20,000 troops ("far from massive"), economic aid o f s t billion (possibly "inadequate"), the many months it could take to
put troops in place, and security and political deadlines to "pressure the Maliki government." Coverage noted that two other plans
were floated: the "plus up" plan where three brigades would be deployed in Iraq and another in Kuwait, and two more in reserve
1 the US.; and the "Two-One-Two" plan, in which two brigades would be deployed in Iraq, with an additionalbrigade in
Kuwait, and two more in reserve in the United Slates. Several reports dubbed the surge an "escalation" and noted it was the term
used during Vietnam. MSNBC also reported that Jonathan Alter ofNewsweek proposed thai Gen. Petraeus likely suggested the
figure of 20,000 troops.

In relation to the troop surge and the President's "plan", CBS released a series ofpolls about the war, includingwhether there is a
clear plan (nearly three quarters said no), and whether troop levels should remain the same (more than halfsaid they should be
decreased or removed).

Other DoD-relatedcoverage included a CNN report on the "failed" Operation Together Forward and breaking news ofthe US. air
strike against al-Qaeda in Somalia. Reports were brief and led into speculation about the motivation and results of the strike. In
addition, many segmentsinterviewed Congress members for their opinions on a troop surge and on the war in Iraq, and the
majority were critical ofthe surge.

Media Analyst, OSDIPARA

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Washingmn,DC 20301-1400
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Evening News Broadcast Coverage Report
J a n u a r y 8,2007

Summary

Overall, DoD-related coverage was very heavy and ran in connection with discussion about President
Bush's "war strategy" and the potential troop surge. CNN and MSNBC devoted the majority of their
coverage tonight to DoD-related topics, followed by FOX News and the evening news programs. The
US. airstrike in Somalia received "breaking newswattention from all networks and was described as a
strike against the al-Qaeda masterminds of the U.S. Embassy bombings. The leading "on-DoD stories
tonight were the gas smell in New York City, the Port ofMiami C4 scare, and the possible sum cell
breakthrough.

Commentary from hosts and interviewees on the troop surge continued to be critical, with reports
claiming the surge will consist of up to 20,000 troops ("far from massive"), economic aid of Sl billion
(nossiblv "inadeouate"1. the man" months it could take to out troons in dace. and securiwand
deadlines to' prcssure;ne ~aliki~overnment
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" coveragenoted that I& other plans were floated the

'plus up" plan where three bngades would be deployed in Iraq ana another in Kuwait, and rwo more in
resenic on the U S and the "Tuo-One-T~o"plan,in which two brigades would be oeployed in Inq, wth
an additional brigade in Kuwait, and two more in reserve in the United States. Several reports dubbed the
surge an "escalation" and noted it was the term used during Vietnam. MSNBC also rcponcd that
Jonathan Alter of Newsweek proposed that Gen. Peiraeus likely suggested the figure of20,000 troops.

In relation to the troopsurge and the President's "plan", CBS released a series of polls about the war,
including whether there is a clear plan (nearly three quarters said no), and whether troop levels should
remain the same (more than half said they should bedecreased or removed).

Other DoD-relied coverage included iCKN report on the "failed" Operation Toamhf Forwird and
breakingnewsofthe U S air strike against al-Qaeda in Somalia. Reports were bnef and led into
speculation about the motivation and results of the strike. In addition, many segments interviewed
. Congress members for their opinions on a troop surge and on the war in Iraq, and the majority were
critical of the surge.

Col. Jack Jacobs ret. (MSNBC): "Well, part of the problem has been that we have always viewed
the exercise in Iraa as strictlv a military exercise. And we all know that the military is a blunt
instrument. It's o k of the things that &lly Pettacus has been harping on for some time and
says that you.. .have to include somebody in addition to the Defense Department"
Jamie Mclntyre (CNN): "Operation Together Forward, the joint US-Iraqi plan to take back
Baghdad, was highly touted when it was announced last summer. But within just a few months, it
was an acknowledged failure."
 Frederick Kagan, American Enterprise lost. "We're talking about a i o n p t e r m operation where
u e stay in the neighborhaods that we've clewed, partnered with Iraq unns It's ¥verdoffercnt
concept from what went on in Together Forward."
Lt, General Ray Odicrno: "We overestimated the availability of Iraqi security forces initially."

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. Col. Thomas Hammes ret CCNNk "Twentv thousand troons for a neriod oftime is more a dribble
than a surge We've already sent20.000 inio Bagndtd b e f k we've tried this. Unless it's tied to
some coherent polittcal strateg\, 20.000 troops are insufficient It just won't accomplish
anything."
Col. Jack Jacobs m. (MSNBC): "Indeed, when Petmeus was commander of the 101s Airborne
Division, when he took over his area at the Battle of Baghdad, one of the centerpieces o f his small
success was the integration of economic development in his area ofoperations. And he maintains
and there are lots of people who maintain that the only way we're going to get out of there at all
is i f we make it easier for the governmentof Iraq to not only control the security situation, but the
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Katie Counc mien ,wed Maj Gen. Rick Lynch and questioned equipment levels in Iraq, "Am
there enough of those (u-red Humvees)? I've read thereare only 300 and thousands more

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ire needed " Lynch responded that the U S doesn't send soldiers "into harm's wav" witnout"tne
right equipm&."
R&. lac< Munna (MSNBC): "We can onlydeploy piecemeal(in Iraq) uhich is the worn wy to
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do it There's no wa) an extra h e o r four bngides is goingto make any difference"

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o Bret Baier: "Sources say the surge would include 10,000 to 15,000 troops. far froma
massive deployment."
&n,kmie rewried on C o w l odnions
0 Jim Angle, Fox News Chief WashingtonCorrespondem:'Two senators, one Democrat
and one Republican, sent a letter to the presidenttoday, urging him to increase the
. in Iraq,. saving
number of troo~s . -there have never been enouflti:'
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o Mike Emmanuel "Bdt on Sunday, tne new day-today operational commmder in Iraq.
Lieutenant General Ray Odiemo, seemed to manage expectation with à croup o f
reporters by saying it may take time tomeet America's zeals."
Seammt about ConeressionalO~inions

CNNI Lou Dobbi T o w


 (New Plan for Iraq)
o Dobbs: "Exoccted toorder 20.000 more troonsto Iran and $1 billion more for
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reconstruction those proposals may be inadequate."
o Rep. George Miller: "Any request for troops would requirejustification."
fDcmsBlast Bush)
(Battle Plan)
o JamieMcIntyre: "US. commandersancedethe flaws in theTogetherForward planwere
glaringly obvious: too few Iraqi troops to keep the peace after US. forces did the heavy
lifting, and too much focus on the Sunni insurgents while ignoring Shia death squads."
o Jamie Mclntyre: "Pentagon sources say the A m y is participating in initial increase or
dus-uo. as the Pentaeon is callinc it of three brimdes. rouehlv 10.000 soldiers.
nclud'mg, perhaps, a-br@e of the 82m ~ i r b o & ~ivision,which hasjusi arrived in
Kuwait. Inaddition, sources say. a Marine regiment ill likely have its tour extended in
neighboring Anbar province, while another fresh regiment issent in, adding about 4.000
troops there. Two additional Anny brigades would be held in reserve either in Kuwait or
in the U.S."
~ a ~ t F ~ s i d e n t B w h ' s p ~
Roundtable ciiticizinc t r o o ~since olan
MSNBC; Tucker Carbon
[The Surge Politics o r a Plan)
o Jonathan Alter. Newsweek: "There'sa lot of internal debate about what should be of
troops... a lot of people in themilitary don't think we can afford to send 15,000 or
20 000"
o Jonathan Aher "You know,I don't know.I guess it's (the 20.000 troops
recommendation) probably General Petram' recommendation, because he's the one
who's holding the cards now, you know, within the military. General Casey has been
pretty thoroughly discredited. They're even dumping on him anonymously in the

fBaule Lines)
0 Jim Miklaszewski: "Bm the top US ground commander in Iraq, Lieutenam General Ray
Odierno. says this time will be different. h previous operations, once American troops
cleared a Baghdad neiohbohood. tfacv left and anned militants moved rizht back in.
Odiemo s a g n o w USkoops will cl& and remain 24n."
o David Grceow: "The ~residem-aides sav. is ~ u a i n ethe fmishine touches on an Iran
a
speccn thatwill mark major n'ew the war he plan, anincrease of up10 20.000
troops, a nw economic package and a set of security and political deadlines 10 pressure

. the Maliki government."


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o Jim Mikiaszewski: "It will take at least several months to get all those troops into Iraq."
(FrontLines)
ABC: World News with Chnries Glb-in
(War Plans)
(New Mission)
CBS: Eveniw New) with Katie Conric
-Manin on Somalia
0 David Manin: "If they got the Al Qaeda operativesthey were after, this would deal a blow to
Al Qaeda in Africa."
 (Backlo Iraq)
(Honor& Sacrifice)
Intewiew wjlh Mai. h. R m i
0 Katie Couric: "Are thereenough of *(Upornored Humvees)? I've read thereare
only 300 and thousands more are needed."

Caffenv File:
o Question of the Hour: "Should Democratsfighl President Bush's plan to escalate the war
1 Iraq?"
Seement on '08 Presidential race
Breakinr News:
o Jamie Mclntyre: "Senior Pentagon official confirms Special Operations amck in
Somalia."
(Iran: Death & Discord)
o Bill Schneider: "Iraq is like the elephant in the room. Democrats cant ignore it. even if
they want to talk about other things, like their domestic agenda for the first 100 hours.
Democrats knewthe elephant was there."
Iran Troop Increase
o Tom Foreman, CNN Correspondent: "Sadr City... is the home of Muqiada al-Sadr. His
forces have clashed with coalition forces before, and coalition forces, ifthey're gongto
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calm the city down, are going to have 10 engage this neighborhood."
$-=emen1on Democratic disaooroval of lrooo

. Jack Murtha interviewed


o Jack Murtha: "We canonly deploy piecemeal which isthe worst way to do it."
o Jack Murtha: "Well, this is ibe problem that we've had right along. In order 10try to get
the place in Baghdad under control, you have ro have a lot more mops...There's no way
1extra three or four brigadesis going to make any difference. I think they're putting

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them in ham's way unnecessarily.They're putting tremendous pressure on the families
and they're sending them back before their training cycle is finished."
BreakineNews: Aimikes in Somalia
Roundtable on War in lmq and mentiomof h
o Pat Buchanan: "Now look. Iran hasno airf- to threaten us, no navy to threaten us. It
has no nuclear weapon right now. It hasn't launched $single war since the revolution
started, it has got a loud mouth in the presidency, but he doesn't have control of nuclear
weapons. They have not buih a bomb and they may not be able to build one in 10 years."
More on Somalia talkinr about din U

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PBS: NewshourwKh Jim Lehrer
Headlines about President Bush's"New Wav Forward"
Renorl about Nancy Pelosi and other Democratsomsition m a troop sume
Interview with Sen. Joe Lieberman on Iraq
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20:OO f8:M PIVTl,
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FOX N m : O'Reillv Ftctor
Seemem on the uooo s u m wl Col. OliverNorth
o Col. Oliver North: "They (Iraqi Army)needsmore police training teams, these PTTs,
more military transition learns, the MTTs, more civil affairs groups. They're the unsung
. heroes of thiswar. And they are the key tovictory in Iraq."
Seement on Democratic Ooooshion
. Brief mention about Somalia
21:OO (9:OOPM)
FOX News:Hamltv & Colmq

. News brief about Somalia


Segment on troon suree
o Dick Moms, Political Strategist: "(Bush) has 10 start getting attention to other fronts in
the war on terror, where he's more successful than he is in Iraq, like North Korea, like
Iran, like Somalia. And he needs to expand hat this point so that it's notjust this
horrendous situation he faces in Iraq."
o Dick Morris: "I do not agree with sending20,WO more troops... And I think that the only
way that President Bush is going 10 be anything other than a two-year lame duck is if he
takes the threats that exist around the world, the aviation threats, the Somalia. Iran, North

. Korea, and puts those on the front burner, along with Iraq."
News brief about troop surge

CNN: Larry Kine Lh'e


No DoD-related coverage

MSNBC: Sctrboroneh
(Comint War over the Wart

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o Joe Scarborough: "Republicans have sat back. They haven't challenged this president.
They haven't challenged the Pentagon.."
News brief about Somalia

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23;00/?3:30
(11:1)0/11;30PM)
CMDY:Daib Show with Jon Stewart
No DoD-related coverage
CMDY:Cnlben Reion with Steohm Ctlbtrl
No DoD-related coverage
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are speculatingthattroop surge has more to do with lran rather than Iraq. Some of comments includethe fact
that the ~ a r t of
v the current Iran oresident lost the recent elections in Iran: that there are a lawe number of
people leaving lran and going 1 0 . 1 ~speculation
; that the Ayatollah Khomeini is close to de&, and the
movement ofthe US. fleet closer 10 Iran AOR. Bonomline..they. art speculatine. that U S is subtly but
intentionallyputting pressure on Iran.

Subject. Article calling us out

This will likely be a topic of discussion at tomorrow morning's meeting. Two sentences, below, have emphasis
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By James C. Robens

Published Janualy 8,2007

Did you know that Iraqi real-estate prices have gone up several hundred percent since the fall of Saddam
Hussein?

That Iraqi workers' salaries have increased more than 100percent in that time?

That the number of cars in violence-torn Baghdad has grown by 500 percent in the same period?
That the Iraqi construction, retail and wholesale trade sectors are all growing at a healthy pace?

Chances are that you are astonished by these facts. I certainly was when I read them in an article by Silvia
Spring in the end-of-the-year edition of Newsweek International.

The piece is titled "Iraq's Economy is Booming" and it's arevelation. It goes on to mention that the number of

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reeistered businesses has increased from 8.000 to 34.000 in three years:.that the number of cell phone
subscribershas increased from 1.4 millionto 7.1 million; that the stores are stocked with goods: and that
consumers are buying them; that taxes have been cut. government revenues are up and that oil revenues and
foreign grants are estimated at $41 billion for the year just ended.

Moreover, "Iraq's official economic institutions are making.procress,"


. the Kurdish region in the north is
booming and with theoil fields in the south increasingly secure. oil production revenues are pmiected to grow
substantially The Global Insight firm,whichtracks intcmauonaleconomic acuviiy. estimates Iraqs GDP growth
at 17 ocrccnlfor 2005 and vroiected 13 uercent for 2006. The World Bank's estimate 1s lower (four Dercent for
2006), but the fact that the; is any economic growth at all in Iraq will come as a shock to most people

The article does not eloss over the country'smany problems~the rabrbm sectarian violence foremost among
them ~ n e m ~ l o y r nise iestimated at a m i k u m of 30 percent, but even here there is a silver lining as foreign
investment from neighboringcountries is pounng into Iraq because of cheap labor The author notes that 'there
is a vibrancy at the -roots that is invisible inmost inte&ional coverage of Iraq."

You can say that again.

It is understandable (if deplorable) that the "mainstream" media (with the honorable exception of Newsweek
International)would be unaware of these facts or uninterested in publicizingthem.

But what about the Bush administration?Why has the Bush team not put on a fall-court press to inform the
public about these signs of progress in Iraq?

The American people are, understandably, demoralized by three and a half years of largely negative media
coverage of Iraq. Most do not want a pullout from Iraq, however; they want victory.

But a daily digest of media coverage focused on American casualtiesand sectarian carnage in Baghdad is
gradually leading the public to conclude that there is no hope of success in Iraq. The economic news coming out
of Iraq does give real cause for hope, however.

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It is a matter of the greatest urgency that President Bush and his administration- inform the American people
about Iraq's economic strides. The president'supcoming policy address on Iraq is the logical place m begin.

James C. Roberts is President of Radio America and the American Veterans Center.

h f s Economy is Booming

In what might be called the mother of d l surprises,Iraq's economy is growing strong, even booming in places.

By Silvia Spring

Newswak International

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Dec. 25,2006 -Jan. 1,2007 issue It may sound unreal, given the daily images of carnage and chaos. But for a
certain plucky breed of businessmen,there's good money to be made in Iraq. Consider Iraqna, the leading
mobile-phone company. For sure, its quarterly reports seldom make for dull reading. Despite employees
kidnapped, all-phone towers bombed, storefrontsshot up and a huge security budget-up to four guards for

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each employefr~thecompany posted revenues ofS333 million in 2005. This year. it s on track to take in $520
million The U.S State Department reports that there are now 7.1 million mobile-phone subscribers in Iraq. up
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from iust 1.4 million two years ago. Saw Wad Ziada. an analyst in Cairo who tracks Iraqna: "There wili always
be pockets of money and wealth, no matter how bad the situation gets."

Civil war or not, Iraq has an economy, a n h o t h e r of all surprises-it's doing remarkably well. Real estate is
booming. Construction, retail and wholesale trade sectors are healthy, too. according to a report by Global
Insight in London The U S Chamber of Commerce repons 34,000 registered companies in Iraq, up from 8.000
three years ago Sales ofsecondhand cars, televisionsand mobile phones have all men sharph Estima'es van,
but one from Global lnsieht puis GDP growlh a1 17 percent last year ana projects 13 percent for 2006 The
World Bank has it lower:at 4 nercent this , war. ~ut.oiven
. - all the attention &id to deterioratine-secwiiv. . the
startling fact is that Iraq is growing at all

How? Iraq is a crippled nation growing on the financial equivalent of steroids, with money pouring in from
abroad. National oil revenues and foreign mants look set to total S4 1 billion this year, according to the IMF.
With security improving in one key spo~Ñ(hsouthern oilfieldsÑtha figure could go up.

Not too shabby. all things considered. Yes. Iraa's problems are dauntina. to sav the least. Unemploymentruns
between 30 and 50 percim Many former slate industries have all but ceased 10 function. As finlithat money
flowing in, muchof it has gone to things that do little TO advance the country's future.Security, for instance.
eobbles UD as much as a third of most comnanies' o~cratinebudgets. whereas what Iraa reallv. . needs are
hospitals,'highways and power-generating plants. ' - - '
Even so, there's a vibrancy at the grass mots that is invisible in most internationalcoverage of Iraq. Partly it's the
trickle-down effect However it's spent, whether on security or something else, money circulates. Nor are
ordinary. Iraqis
. themselves short on cash. After so many . years
. of living under sanctions, with linle to consume,
many built up considerablenest eggs~whichthey are now spending. That's boosted economic activity,
panicu.arly in retail. Imported goods have grown increasingly affordable, thanks to the elimination oftariffsand
trade barriers. Salaries have coneun more than 100 nercent since the fall of Saddam. and income-tax cuts (from
45 percent to just 15 percent) have put more cash inlraqi pockets. "The US. wantedto create the conditionsin
which small-scale private enterprise could blossom." says Jan Randolph, head ofsovereign risk at Global
Insight. "In a sense, they've succeeded "

Consider some less formal indicators. Perhaps the most pervasive is the horrendous Iraqi trafficjams. Roadside
bombs account for fewer backups than the sheer number of secondhand cars that have crowded onto the nation's
madsÑfiv times as many in Baghdad as before the war. Cheap Chinese goods overflow from shop shelves,and
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store owners rewrt wick turnover. Real-estate urices have risen several hundred percent, suggestine
are more optimisticabout the future than most ~mericansare,
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that Iraais

There's even a positive spin to be put on corruption. Money stolen from government coffers or siphoned from
. .
U.S. aid ~miecisdoes not , .. -
iusi d i s a ~ ~ c aAeain.
r. savs
, Farid Aholfathi. a Global Insidit analvst. it's the
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"lnckledown"effect Such 'underground acuvicy" is the most dynamic part of Iraq's economy, he says "It might
not be viewed as respectable But in reality, that's what p i s money in the hands of the little people "

Meanwhile, Iraq's official economic institutionsare making progress, improbable as that might sound in the
context of savage sectarian violence and a seemingly complete breakdown of leadershipand law. Yet it's a fact.
A government often accused of being no eovemm&t at ail has somehow maaaced to take its first stem to
liberalize the highly centralized economyof the Saddam era. Iraq has a debt-relief dea: with the IMF that
requires Baghdad to end subsidies and open up its gas-import market. Earlier this year the government made the
first hesitant steps, axing fuel subsidies-and sendingprices from a few cents a liter to around 14. "This has
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of Birmingham. "If you lose that engagement,then that means a lot more people have given up on Iraq."

It goes without saying: real progress wont be seen until the security situation clears up. Iraq still lacks a
functioningbanking system. Though there's an increasing awareness of Iraq as a potential emerging market,
foreign investorswon't make serious commitmentsuntil they are assured a measure of stability.~ocal
mon&nen are scarcely more bullish on the long term In Iraq'snascent bond market, buyers have so far been
willing to invest in local-currency Treasury bil s with terms up10 six months, max

Iraqna isn't the only success story There is also Nipal, a money-transfer service thai is the backbone of Iraq's
cash economy, as well as a slew ofsuccessful constructionfirms in Kurdislan Such companiesare not waning
for Iraq's political cnsis to resolve itself Yet imagine how they would prosper if II did, and how quickly the\
would be joined by others. As things m d , Iraqna faces extraordinary difficulties. It builds towers bin lives tn
constant fear that they will be blown UD It has to be carelid about whom 11 hires, or where it assigns p w ~ l to
e
work. Whether or Shia, it doesn't matter;criminalgangs and militias regularly try to kidnap ekpl& to
hold them hostage for ransom, regardlessof ethnicity. As for long-range planning? Forget it, says Z~ada,the
Cairo analyst. "It's a terrible situation for any company."

But again, that's the remarkablething. In a businessclimatethat is inhospitable,to say the least, companies like
Iraqnaare thriving. The withdrawal of a certain great power could drasticallyreduce the foreign money flow,
and knock the crippled economy flat.

With Michael Hastings in Baghdad

Iraq Reconstruction Report

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From'
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To.
Subject:
-Tuesday January 09 200706"15
Barber Allison Ms OSD PA
RE Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush's address Wed PM

hi. claude is working it for me. he said the plan is to have someone brief them before the president's speech on
wed ...

break, break,

i mentioned to gen caldwell's pao that he might want to meet with you and major morgan re. why we serve, they
have a new initiative called "share the stow" that thev want to briefto the vfw and am leeion. and ~ossiblvthe
military analysts, they want to engage the kerican public from within iraq and want to make surethe programs
mesh. make sense?

he's in town next week t h m and 6i i believe.

From: Barber, ~ l l i Mns OSD PA


Sent: Mondav. January 08.2007 4 5 9 PM
To:
Subject: Re. Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush's address Wed PM

You could ask Jennifer if dorrance has any guidance. I'd let her know that people at the white house and
surrogates are asking..

Wouldn't assume that jonaihon has been empowered by anyone on this. Although it may be true!
You might check with her too
Ab

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From:
To: Barber. Alhson Ms OSD PA: Lawrence.Dallas B MrOSD PA
Sent: Mon Jan 08 165633 2007'
Subject: RE: Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush's address Wed PM

i don't know if anything is planned...i believe people have kicked the idea around and "someone" is "working
on it". isn't that really goodnews????i've sent claude an m a i l to see if he can help. and Jonathan is supposed to
have some idea of what's going on, but i haven't been able to catch him this afternoon. i'm trying to get it worked

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From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
Sent: Monday, January 08 2007 3:25 PM
To: Lawrence. Dallas B ~r OSD PA
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Subject: Re: Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush s address Wed PM

Good idea

do you know if anything is planned?

Ab

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From: Lawrence, Dallas B Mr OSD PA
To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
Sent: Mon Jan 08 1435:29 2007
Subject: FW: Fox News Radio coverage of P m Bush's address Wed PM

To quote austin powers, I know this isnt our gigi baby, but I certainlyhope someone is tracking on it. It would
be great for them to get an off the record enbargoes pee brief by someone an hour ebfore hand.

Dallas B. Lawrence

Director, Office of Community Relations & Public Liaison

United States Department of Defense

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sent: Monday. January 08.2007 2:24 PM
Lawrence. Dallas B MIOSD PA
Snbiect: Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush's address Wed PM

I am going to cover and participate in the wrapup of the speech with Fox News Radio -please let me know if
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thanks. i'm completelyout of the loop! it's not like i have a need to know that my boss is leaving or that
someone is briefing the analysts, right?? laugh. nutty.

hope you had a great time celebrating the lives of your mom and sis. :)I
From: Barber. ~llisonMs OSD PA
Sent: Monday. January 08.2007 459 PM
To:
Subject, Re: Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush'saddress Wed PM

You could ask Jennifer if dorrance has any guidance. I'd lei her know that people at the white house and
surrogates are asking...

Wouldn't assume that jonathon has been empowered by anyone on this. Although it may be true!
You might check with her too
Ab

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To: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA, Lawrence, Dallas B Mr OSD PA


Sent: Mon Jan 08 1656% 2007
Subject. RE:Fox News Radio coverage of Pres Bush's address Wed PM

i don't know if anythine is claimed...i believe ceocle have kicked the idea around and "someone" is "workinc
on it'. isn't that really &dnews???^ i've sent.cla~dean email 10 see if he can help. and jonathan is supposedto
have some ideaof what's going o n but i haven? been able to catch him this afternoon. i'm trying to get tt worked

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Good idea

-do you know if anything is planned?


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From: Lawrence. Dallas B MIOSD PA
To: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA
Sent: Mon Jan 08 14:25:29 2007
Subject: FW: Fox News Radio coverage of PrcsBush's address Wed PM

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To quote austm powers. 1 know this isnt our gigi baby, but I cnrainly hope someone is tracking on it It would
be great for them to get an off the record enbargoes pre brief by someone an hour cbfore hand

Dallas B. Lawrence

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United States Department of Defense

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Overall, DOC-relatedcoverage was comprised ofnews bnefs, and reporting ran in connection with djscussion about President
Rush's-war smegy "There were28 DoLhrelated news segments tonight. as MSNBC lcd with eight, followed by CNN (7), FOX
News (6). NBC (3). CBS (I), PBS (I), and ABC (2) The primary DaC-related story continued to be speculationover apotential
troopsurge,as well as the ' personnel changes" in themilnary leadership However,most of the DUD-reidledmentiuib ran during
interviewswith new members ofthe 110'Congress, several who disagree with the idea, and describingit as "causing a lot of
angst" Commentaryfrom show hosts and intervieweeson the troop surge continuesto be critical, and the focus now includes
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speculation over whether the plan will include 7,000 - 9,000 troops or 20,000 40,000 troops. The leading non-DoD stories
tonight were the beginningo f the 110~Congress.commentary and debate on the Hussein execution, and the New York "subway
superman."

Coverage of&. Casey and Gen. Abizaid's replacements was generally brief and in the context of other administration changes,
though some repons argued ths the Generals may have been replacedbecauseof policy disagreements While most reponmg
sand that the Whnc House was behind the change, onedid suggest that Sfc- Gates made the decision to change the 'learn "
There *as Imle discussionofthe rwo new reponadGenerals beyond aFox News segment includingtwo roundtab e guests who
praised General Petraeus for his reputation and experience

Other DoD-related coverage includeda brief mention on CNN of* w o n d US. aircraft carrier heading to the Oulf, and a poll
released by Gallup about the public's opinion of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq The poll reponad that 56% of
Americans feel the media's coverage is inaccurate. with 61% claiming that the coverage makesthe situation in Iraq seem worse
than it actually is.

. GloriaBoqer (CBS): "The new Secretary of Defense, Bob Gates, clearly decided that he neededto get his own team i n
place and that's exactly what he's done and he also wants a team that be knows is going to support the President's new
strategy on Iraq."
Mara Liasson, NPR (Fox): "Pernus has a reputation of"meldimg the kind o f milhary... and understandinghow to do all of

. these different things in Iraq at the same time -train the troops, do reconstructionand deal with the securitycrisis'

.
Mort KondrackeofRoll Call (Fox): ''F'etraeus has this wonderful reputation, probably the best reputation, Ithink, of any
zeneral who served inlrao"
Dana Milnank. The washington Post (MSNBC)"The kindofsurge we're talking about i s asymbolic measure It's not the
200.000or 300,000 troops that would actually change conditions on the ground"
Mike Emmanuel(FOX):"Thethrust ofthe stratem - is shiftmc from the militarv and focusine much more on the economic
and political developmentto Iraq in new ways."
Sen. JohnMcCain (NBC): "It's (troop surge) the only thing the US. can do to avoid a total collapse in Iraq."
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Evening News Broadcast Coverage Report
January 4,2007

Overall, DoD-related coverage was comprisedofnews briefs, and reportingran in connection with
discussionabomPresident Bush's "war strateey." Therewere 28 DoD-related news segments tonibt, as
MSNBC led with eight, foliowed by CNN (7). FOX News (6).NBC (3). CBS (I). PBS (1). and ABC (2).
The primary DOD-relatedstory co&nued to be speculationover a potentialm o p surge, as well as the
"personnel changes" in the military leadership. However, most of the DoD-related mentions ran during
interviews with new members ofthe 110' Con-. several who disame with the idea. and describine it
as "causing a lot o f angst "Commenuq from show hosts and interviewees on the troop surge continues
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to be critical,and the focus now inciudesspcculanon over whether the plan will include 7,000 9.000
troops or 20,000.d0,000 troops. The leading "on-DoD stones tonight were the beginningofthe 1 10"
Congress, commentary and debate on the Husseinexecution, and the New York "subway superman."

Coverage of Gen.Casey and Gen. Abizaid's replacementswasgenerally brief and i n the context ofother
administration changes, though some reports argued that die ~eneralsmay have been replacedbecauseof
policy disagreements. While most reporting said that the White House was behind the change, one did
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sumst that Secretary Gates made the decision to chanee the "team." There was little discussionof the
W o new reponed Generals beyond a Fo\ News segment includingtwo roundtable guests who praised
General Peiraeus for his reputation and experience

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the Gulf. and a poll released by Gallup about the public's opinion of the media's coverage o f the war in
Iraq The poll reported that 56% of Americans fed the media's coverage i s inaccurate. with 61%
claimingthat the coverage makes the situation i n Iraq seem worse than it actually is.

Gloria Borgcr (CBS):"The new SecretaryofDefense, BobGatts, clearly decided that he needed
to get his own team in placeandthat's exactlywhat he's done and he also wants a team that he
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 Mon Kondrackc ofRoll Call (Fox): "Petraeus has this wonderful reputation, probably the best
reputation, Ithink, of any generalwho served in Iraq"
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symbolic measure. It's not the 200,000 or 300,000 troops dm would ~ t u a l l change
y conditions
on the eround."

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Mike Emmanuel (FOX)- "The thrust ofthe strategy is shifting from the mil* and focusing
much more on the economic and political development to Iraq in nev ways "
Sen. John-McCain (NBC).uIt's(uoopsurge) the only thing the U.S. cm do toavoid a total
collapse in Iraq."

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Rep. John Murtha (CNN):"Even the troops themselves have lost confidence in the President..."
on a surge: "This would be a phenomenal hardship on the families and it's not going to prove
anything."

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Fox New: Snecial R e w n with Brit Home

. Ovmiew of Conmess' opinions on a m s


Report on s u m
o Mike Emmanuel: "One (option) beingoffered,a surging of about 9,000 more US.troops
into the country."
o Mike Emmanuel: "IfPresident Bush decides to send more U.S. combat troops to Iraq,
senior military commanders continue to emphasize the need for a specific mission with a
measurable outcome. Military planners will likely want to know how long they will he

. needed."
Roundtable on Iraa and President Bush
o Mara Liasson of NPR: "In terms ofthe military change, it looks like the generals that are
leaving are the ones that resisted this idea of more troops."
0 Liasson: Petraus has areputationof"inelding the kind ofmi litary... and understanding
how to do all ofthese different things in Iraq at the same time- train the troops, do
reconstruction and deal with the security crisis"
0 Mon Kondracke of Roll Call: "Petmeus has this wonderful reputation, probably the best
reputation, I think, ofany genera! who served in Iraq"
0 Kondrackc: "We're (the Administration) going to get rid of the Generals who had
presided over an ineffective policy,"
o Kondracke: "There's going to be a whole new team in place in Iraq at a very crucial and
scary time, especially politicaliy."
CNN:Loti h b b s Toni-ht
Lou Dobbs: "A second aircraft carrier will be sent as a warning to Iran"
o "The USS John C. Siennisand itssupport ships will be deployed to bolster theaircraft
carrier group already on station already in the Gulf. The move is, we're told, intended to
show U.S. resolve in the face of possible provocative acts by either Iran, or Syria or
both."
Eranee on Point)
o David Grange: "The troops need to be sent to bring the fight to the enemy."
0 David Grange: "You're not going to have the loyalty you need to take places like Anbar

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movince and Bachdad."
.
o Rep. Range!: "American peopleare way ahead ofthe House and the Senate and when the
House starts holding its hearings, you don't expect we will be doing anything dramatic of
cutting the funds,and undercutting the brave men and women, and what will happen is
we will have hearings,Mr. President what is the surge? How many people can we lose?"
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o "Contrary to the widespread expectationthat Germany hid no rok in Iraq when you
look at logistics suppons, who helped with ports and logistics support and offeredaid,

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Germany is there at the top. They do have a role as far as Iraq reconstruction if the
s e c u n ~situation ever gets sublimed'
o The role that German) and other allies could pla) in logistics support and aid - the\
could help, out no one wants 1080 innghl now until thin@ are stabilized

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News brief about Gen. Abizaid and Gen. Casey
bs!Paw
0 Sen. John McCain: "It's (troop surge) the only thing the U S . can do to avoid a total
collapse in Iraq."

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Rc~ortineon the chance of Generals
o Martha ~adoa; "What the President wants,according to one official. is a clean
sweep - a new plan and new commanders." Regarding Admiral Fallon, ABC calls
his selection "a wild card choice." saying it is "highl! unusual than a Naq admiral
would be called upon to run, essentially, two ground operations."
Congressional opinions on the surge option - Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Nancy Boyda
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of Kansas. and Patrick Murohv of Pennsvlvania could "co alone with the sum"
u

0 Murphy: "We need tochange direction with what's going on in Iraq. We need to
listen 10 the military experts, people like General Colin Powell, General Abizaid, that
say, listen, the surge isn't going to work."
o Shuler: "I don't think that's (a surge) the solution. With the exception, if that's what
o r military leaders say, that the increase is troops is the answer, then that would be
more acceptable.
0 Boyda: "I would be happy tovote for more troops. But I am not happy tovote for
more troops without a clear mission and sending more men Into harm's way."
P S : Evenlne N e w wlth KaUeCoutic
(Changes in Iraq)
o Gloria Borger "I think that the new Secretary of Defense, Bob Gates, clearly decided
that he needed to act his own team in dace and that's exactlv what he's done and be
also wants a teamthat he knows is going to support the resident's new strategy on
Iraq."

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FOXNem: FoxRecoil wlth ShroariJ Smith
(Moving Forward)
0 Mike Emmanuel: It's being described at the Pentagon as "a modest increase...the
thrust of the strategy is shifting from the military and focusing much more on the
m i e a n d political development to Iraq in new ways... improving industry and
infrastructure"
o New video released by the Marines showing an inside look at insurgents plotting
against Marines - a "reminder ofthedangers U S . forces are facing"
p
Briefmention of military change
John Murtha: "Even the troops themselves have lost confidence in the President"
o John Munha on m p surge: "Thiswould be a phenomenal hardship on the families and
it's not going to prove anything."

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MSNBC: H i r d b d l with Chris Msltkrwi
RCDCmka Fanan "For four years he (POTUS)said he's listeningto the commanders on the
ground so General Abizaid sa d new American troops will not be helpful. The Iraqis have 10 stand
up and take responsibilityfor their own defense."
m:"The pmblem,.. is the lack of a stmegicvision. And we've been lmking for m
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iniculation o f national strateev from this administration. And you don't have B national smteey
unless you can tell the American people very clearly what your end point is."
Senate Minority Whip Trent Lon: There is a chance that he would "say no to" a surge

20:W (8:OO PM)


FOXNews: O'ReiIlv Factor
No DoD-related seements
CNN: Pinla Zahn
No DoD-relatedsegments
MSNBC: Coiintdnwn wlth Keith O l b t m a m
D m M i n k of the Washinpon Post: "The kind of surge we're talking about is a symbolic
measure. It's not the 200,000or 300,000 troops that would actually change conditions on the
ground. And what Senator Levin was talking about today, there was a talk of afigure leafnotion,
a small number oftroops being sent for a period oftime, coupled with the ultimate pull back with
some son o f a timetable involved. That is hardly a serious military surge."

21:M (9:OO PM)


FOX Nan:Htnnltv & Colmca
News brief about troop surge
CNN; Larry Kin=Live
(Dems Take Over.Now What?)
0 Lou Dobbs: 'This President, his Defense Secretary now deputed and the entire GmenI
staff have not been able to articulate or to advanceor to executea strategy for victory.
Hopefully when he makes that announcement next week that will all change. I'm not
particularly hopeful."
MSNBC:Scarboroueh
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D c ~ mTake P o d C m p s h l opinionsona surge
0 Sen. Barbara Boxer: "Thisisnt really, in the Senate, a partisan issue. But I can tell you
that there's a lot o f angst about this so-called surge idea"
News brief about a trom suree

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Iraqi Strategy
Senior M i l i w Moves
North Korea Test Activity
AFRICOM
Somalia and Maritime Security Operations(MSO)

~ ~ l i ~ n i n ~
niewiew Depul) Assistant Secretary of Defense for DetaineeAffairs Cully Stimson with The Federal Drive. Mike
Causey &Jane Nonis. on Washington Post anicle on Deiamee Abuse @ 0705

Interview: Chaplain Ran Dolinger on Federal News Radio to discuss the role ofthe Military Chaplain in a combat
environment @ 0725

Interview: General William E. "Kip" Ward, USA, Deputy Commander, US. European Command, with the Defense
Writers Group to provide European Command update @ 0800

Press Briefing. Muhi-National Corps-Iraq Deputy Commanding General Maj Gen Simon Mayall with Pentagon press
corps on current operations @ 0915

Interview: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa Affairs Theresa Whelm with BBC Radio's "The World"
on DoD consideration of Africa Command @ 1100 (taped)

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Background Interview: Deputy Assistant Secretaryof Defense for Africa Affairs Theresa Whelan with Andrew Grav &
Kristin Roberts, Reuters for background interview on security situation in Darfur, Sudan and Somalia @ 1300

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Interview Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. William Winkenwrder with The Pentagon
Channel.AFPS on the new Military Health System Governance Plan; new guidelines on mental health and
deployments;and other medical issues in the 2007 NDAA @ 1230

Interview-Ma,. Matthew Morgan. Why We Serve Program Director and the new group of "Why We Serve" speakers
nith The Pentagon ChannelIAFPS @ 1500

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AFRICOM
Somaliaand Maritime Security Operations @SO)

GWOT Public Affain Events


Interview Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee AffEaits Cully Stimson with The
Federal Drive, Mike Causey & JaneNoms, on Washington Post article on Detainee Abuse @
0705

Interview Chaplain Ran Dolinger on Federal News Radio to discuss the role of the Military
Chaplain in a combat environment @ 0725

Interview General William E. "Kip" Ward, USA, Deputy Commander, U S . European


Command,with the Defense Writers Group to provide European Command update @ 0800

Press Briefing: Multi-NationalCorps-Iraq Deputy Commanding General Maj Gen Simon


Mayall with Pentagon press corps on current operations@ 0915

Interview: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense f a Africa Affairs Theresa Whelan with BBC
Radio's T h e World' on DoD consideration of Africa Command @ 1100 (aped)

Background Interview Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa Affairs Theresa
Whclan with Andrew Gray & Knstin Roberts,RNIES for backmund interviewon security
situation in Darfur, Sudan and Somalia @ 1300

Public AfTnln Events


Interview: Assistant Secretaryof Defense for Health Affairs Dr. William Winkenwerder with
The Penlaeon ChtimelIAFPSon the new Military Health System Governance Plan: new
guidelineson mental health and deployments; and other medical issues in the 2007 NDAA @
1230

Interview: Maj. Matthew Morgan. Why We Serve Program Director and the new group of "Why
We Serve" speakers with The Pentagon ChmneUAFPS @ 1500

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From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
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Just landed. Ouch.

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To: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA
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Thanks, ab. Wasn't that so nice of him?? Hopefully we can get him to do more! :) Arc you back safe and

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Wow. Way to go What a nice vote of confidence in your work

Ab

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thanksfor making this all come together. Thought it was a very productive session, Jonathan Thompson
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was right in recommending this venue one we need to sustain at some frequency which I will talk with
Jonathan about.

Again -appreciated your help, and m i s t you also received the materials to forward onto the Analysts

Vlr- Bill Caldwll

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Subjecr Conference call with Retired Military Analysts

Colonel,

Please find attached (and pasted below) the agenda for the call with Retired Military Analysis in a halfhour.
The RSVP's I have received so far are on the second page. The dial in number is also on the Agenda. Please kt
me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time,

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Conference Call

Retired Military Analysts

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TIME: 900 9:45 a m

AGENDA

9:00 am. Welcome and Introduction(GUIDELINES)

9 0 1 am. Update on Situationin Baghdad

1 Major OCTCTal William Caldwcll

930a.m Q&A

Military Analysts

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9 4 5 a.m. Conference Call Concludes (GUIDELINES)

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Confirmed Retired Military Analysts:

Mr. Jed Bobbin (USAF, JAG) American Spectator


Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Cucullu (USA, Retired) Fox News
Lieutenant Colonel Tim J. Etds (USA, Retired) Fox News

Colonel John Garret! (USMC, Retired) Fox News


Command SergeantMajor Steven Grecr (USA, Retired) Fox News

General W i l l i F. "Buck" Kcnum (USA, Retired)

Major General James "Spider" Marks (USA, Retired) CNN


Lieutenant General Thomas Mclnemy (USAF, Retired) Fox News

Major General Paul E. VaBely (USA, Retired) Fox News


From: Barber Allison Ms OSD PA
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Subject: RE analysts with secdef

Great plan

You are right.- is terrific.. we actually have a lot of great people..once they arc allowed to be creative and
work. She thinks very highly of you too.

Fyi, although1 am on jcoc next week, I will still be working so keep me posted if you need something you don't
have.

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You're right, I remember he suggested it a while ago. I think we should combine w press Bryan wants to bring
and others (the guitar guy you mentioned this morning) and take it as one big plan?

Contractor is working real good.

Making a lot of progress overall and- is a star!

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From: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA
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Dallas had the idea. Just between you and me.. you might need to put a memo in front of dorrance to get a read
on it.. sometimes that works best with him.

I do a little mono that explains what I want to do and then ask if he approves at the bottom. He will initial it
and then you can move forward. Doesn't always work that way, but he seems to respond to written documents .

For all I know, he has already responded to the email.. but if not, you might try the memo.

Have a great weekend- 1met dime in your office. She seems nice. How is she working out?
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Great idea. If it's o k , w could test waters and have them save the date.

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Might consider adding bob scales and don shepperd on the trip with secdef. Fox and cnn military analysts. If
interested, someone might want to call them to have them "save the date"
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Hi
Might consider adding bob scales and don shepperd on the tnp with secdef Foxand cnn military analysts If interested
, someone might want to call them to have them "savethe date'

ab

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Attachments: Military Analysis Surge excerpts 1 10 0 7 . d Military
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You have two documents here a quick overview the powerpoint)and then one with more complete excerpts.

F Y -Wewill be trying to give you one network's post speech reactionsaround 11 p.m our time and then (he others in (he
morning.
EXCERPTS

HDLN Glenn Beck 01/10/ç00:04:57


Beck: Jed. what is the presidentgoing to say tomorrowto die American people to explainthe
needs o f a troop surge?
JED BARBIN. FORMER DEPUTY UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE: Well. 1think
he's going 10 10 to say this istne only way to mm Baghdad so that the people of Baghdad, the
gwernwnt there, can actually secure itselfand mike progress in developingtheircountry and
making deals po.ihcall) that they need to make. 1don't know that that'sgoing 10 prove to be mie

CNBC: Kudlcr & Corn-w. 01flW07 17:26:28


KUDLOS Jed, kou don't favor a troop surge 1w.to PI. thal i f we doni have a troop sume.
there's no other o ~ t i o nbut to leave because the ~m&canpublic has already said die st& QUO is
unacceptable. will you please tell me why you oppose =&apsurge, Jed?
Mr. BABBIN: Idon't oppose a surge i f we do it the right way for the right purpose. Ihave yet to
hear...
KLIDLOW What is the right way? And is Priraeustheright guy 10 do it the right way?
Mr.BARBIN: Petraeus is absolutelv the rich1cuv. but its eot to be denendent on what the
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Dresidcnt wants to do. Idon't believe 30.000m& ~mericansHOODSk i n e into Sadr Citvare
gomg to change much for very long. If we're going to close down the ratlines, we're goingto
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attack the m o l e from the IranianRrvolutionin/,Guard
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gome to do mat, I'm all for n But the point of the mane is tf w'rejust g0mg io put them on fool
patrol in SadrCify, Idont i n m thatsa
~ vew $ad idea Iwarn to hear *ha the president has to

CNBC: Kudlow & C o m m w OIWWJ7 17:39:33


Kudlow: OK, Jed Babbin, have you come around to thetroop surge or are you still opposed toil?
Mr. JED BARBIN (Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense): I'm stilt pretty much opposed
to it, Lany. Idon't know what we're going to do with another 10 or 20 or 30,000 troops there.
You're not going toclear and hold Sadr City. It's2.4 million people. You'renot going toclearand
hold rest of Baghdad. Iwant to know what we're going to do before we send more folks into tha~
milieu. Idon't see that the presidenthas defined victory in a way that is reachableand even in a
way realistic. To achieve victory there, and I've said it a hundred times, I'llkeep saying it until ft

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happens, we have to take on both Syria and Iran and defeatthe nations thai are sponsoring
terrorism against us.
. K U D W W : Iwant to come back to the troop surge because General Keane and Fred Kagan
say, 'Look,we need to clear and hold. We cant clear and turn it over to the Iraqi anny yet. We
need to have Americans do that,' and it seenisto me, as a potential prescriptionfor some kind of
victory there, which Ipersonally favor, ifs a good idea. Why are you so intransigent, JccP
Mr.BABBIN: Well, 1don't think I'm intransigent,Lany, at all. I'm just realistic.Ithink ifyou
want to clear and hold, and i f you want to do that as a predicateto pursuingsecurity in Iraq,
which we all would like to see, you cant do rt with 30 or 40,000 troops. You're going to have put
100 or 120.000 more troons in there. Clear and hold. The Ira& we can clear. The Iraois can't
hold Thats the prob.em we hive rightnow And ifyou%ant towait and have clear and hold
work, you may have to wan forever because the Iraqis are not coming around to the capabilityto
actuallybe able to hold what we have cleared. You're not going to be able to clear out the
Muqtada al-Sadr forces from Sadr City 'cause Maliki wont let you. What are we going to do with
these troops? Either they're way too many to do noihhg or they're many, many too few to
actuallydo what wecould do.

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CNBC: Kudlow & Cominny 12/13/06 17:4(1.27- December 13
KUDLOW: It-when you get-parse through the various Washineton gossipand leaks and so
forth. here's what Ihe&. he ~ational~ecurityCouncil's Sieve ~adlG&& a troop surge.
Senator John McCain wants a troop surge. he State Departmentwanis a troop surge. ~ i d d l e
level planners in the Pentagon warn a troop surge. We're talking temporary surge to try to
stabilize Baehdad. But General Peter Pace. the head o f the Joint Chiefs, and General Ablzaid and
General &y over at CENTCOM do not w u t a troopsurge. What i s your view on this, sir?
Gem. DOWNING Well. my view i s that puning more United States troops over n Iraq right
no*, more comoal fornuon. i s going to raise falseexpectationsback here in the United States,
Larry. It's also going to put more Americanson the street,which arc going to further infuiiate the
Iraqis. 1do not believe we should put more US combat units in there. Ido believe that some point,
six months from now, we need to start a drawdown, but the emphasis, Larry, has to be on the-
building the Iraqi army. And, Lany, unfortunately, we've got to scan over with the Iraqi police.
The Iraqi police have traditionally been corrupt.They're not n-usicdby the people. The new police
that we've put in have fallen back into those same old ways. And we cannot have a pacification
campaign.We cannot actually clear these neighborhoods and make them peaceful until we get
decent police in there. So Isay no more US troops. That'smy recommendation.

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NBC News: Todav 12/12/B618;3S:05-December 12
WILLIAMS:And, General Downing, same question: Were these mostly points that have been
brought to the public debate as aresultofthe Iraq Study Group?
GEN. WAYNE DOWNING (BET.)(NBC N- mlllury aailpt): Ithink they were, Brim.
They were, as Barry said, widely divergent. Iknow I.for one,made the point not only no more
U.S. forces but 1also believe that the key to this thing is going to be the Iraqi security forces. My
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comment to the Presidentwas, is we've g m look at this long war on terrorism this ideological
m g g l c we're in with a! Qacda, radical Islam, through the prism of Iraq. Wejust cant lookat Iraq
and Afghanistan. We've got to think much beyond thal. And then, the last point Imade, Brian, is
the perceptionof the American people. They've got 10 be told what's going on.They've got to be
able to understand it. They dont right now. And a subset ofthat, Brian, is the American fighting
a n and woman and their loved ones aroundthe United Stales. They've nude great sacrifices.
They believe in what they've done. They're proud o f it. We cannot do anythingthat's goingto
marginalize them, make them feel bad.

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Lt. Col. Rkk Frnncona

MSNBC: HirdhallOlfl507 17:35:17


CHRIS MATTHEWS: What's the sienificimce Rick o f all h i e chalices (including talk of a
troop surge)?
LT. COL. RICK FRANCONA (RET),MSNBC MILITARY ANALYST: Well. 1think the
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President understands what he's doins r i h t now is not workins and this looks like a clean sweeo
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He got nd of the lop guy at the Pentagon He s bringing in Bob Gates to do that He s also
removing John Ncgropontc as head of the DNI Ithins that s also significant So. he s starting
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MATTHEWS; Now the Americans, the outsiders who don't speak Arabic and don't know the
neighborhoodsare being sent into the neighborhoodso f Baghdadto look for Sunni insurgents,
Shia militias, death squads. What anassignment!
FRANCONA: ...What you're doing is you are interposingan American military force between
two warrim sides. Both ofwhich are coins. to W to kill you. so it's a very difficult problem. So 1
think, whenthese 40 thousand or 30 thousand, whateverihe number turns out to be;show UD is -
General Petracus going to put them in Baghdad or is he going to put them u o m d Baghdad?
This won t worn un.ess we get somecooperationfrom the Iraqi government. Those Iraqi troops
ha\e got to be involved, but more impomntl). Maliki has to give us a commitment that he's
goingto goafter these Shia militias.
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MATTHEWS: Well, he never shows any sign of wanting to do that. Aren't the isn't the w m
ofthe miiitia guys, as we said in the last segment, Muqtada al-Sadr, the guy that they were
saluting and singing praises to during the execution of Saddam, isn't he behind this current
government?
FRANCONA: That's exactlv -
, ricM. The relationshinbetween Maliki and al-Sadr is so stronc. h's
almost inconceivablethat he's going to be willing to take that step. So. ifhe's nut willing to do
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tha!. interpoiingany number of U.S.forces into Baghdad. Ithink is really unwise without the
commitment from the Iraqi governmentand a rca. plan, sending troops over there is not going 10
do any good.

MSYBC N w s Live 01/11M17 11:29:27


David Gregory. It is importantto sa) that while we talk about a troop surge, as Sen. Reid pointed
oul this morning, it's mall) not a surge. It will uke weeks togei tothat level. What differencecan
L.S troops make at this point7
Francona If)ou'regoingto put 15,000 into Baghdad, in the absenceofanycommitmentof
Maliki to do anvlhmeaboutthe Shin militias and theoneone violence. 1don't think 15,000
troops will do anythingat all. They'lljust be in theway.kehave to have a commitment from die
Maliki governmentthat they'll go after the militias. That'sthe first step. Idon't see a willingness
or capability o f Maliki to do that.
Gregory: We were told of a situation in which Iraqis would play a more predominant role and
U.S. uooos would move out to the nerioherv-now we have a chance.. .
~rancona:Yeah. Ihone the resident killtell us the mission of what the moos are some to do
m Baghdad Are tho going to put a cord around the city9 Provide logistics sukort'1I'm kt sure
that trev are doing Are they bolsienngMaltki's detennmationtodo somthingaboutthe
miiitias?They have to go to Sadr City. Wedon't even know ifthe Maliki government is capable
of doing this and surviving.

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Brig. Gen. David L. Grange

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CNN:CNN Newsroom 0 1 M 7 W.34:46
HEIDI COLLINS: I t may be one of the most fierce fire fights o f the entire war, 1.000 US.and
Iraqi forces battling insurgentsin the heart of Baghdad. The running gun battle lasted more than
ten hours. So intense our camera crews, of course, kept at a safe distance. US. military sources
say dozens o f insurgentshave been killed or wounded. The presidentexpectedto call famore
troops in Iraq. Where would they be sent,and what will they do when they get there7Theseare
all questions for CNN military analyst and retired US.Army Brigadier General David Grange.
General Grange, nice to see you today. Talk about this plan for us a little bit. As we know, there
aremany meetingstaking place. President Bush talking with some House Democrats, and White
House briefing Congress on this new plan. There's a lot to understand, a lot to absorb. Is 20,000
Iroons.as far as what the recommendationthat we have heard. enoueh?
BRIG. GEN. DAVID GRANGE (RET.), CNN MILITARY ANALYST; Well, those tat did
the troops at task. In other words, what are the requirements? What are the tasks for themilimp
pan o f this, and how does that equate to how many troops are required for those tasks? I f they say
it's 20,000, then it's 20,000. The guys on the ground made that assessment. those commanders,
and I'm sure they know what they're talking about.
COLLINS: Well, 1think that's a great point. And talk to us a little for people who don't
understandthe process of how you go about determining how many troops would be needed i n a
case like this?
GRANGE: Well, for an example, right now there's several major operationsgoing on in Iraq.
You have what's known as holdinc onerations - .
with some offensivemoves on a counterinsureencv
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front In other words. trvme to either contain or hold down the insurcencv ,are
being trained. Which is theother task- training the Iraqi military to a level o f proficiencywhere
they can lake over many oftheseduties, realizingthat many ofthem are infiltrated or have
loyaltiesto militia insteadofthe local government. But now we have &situation where more
offensive operations must take place to gain superiority on the adversaries where they have the
upper hand. Anbar province is an example, and the other is the city ofBaghdad. That's going to
require more troops, used in offensive operations, in orderto handle mat threat.
COLLINS. Right. And Baghdad being *her nc just saw video from this morning. Very fierce
gun ~attlethere Lei's talk about this "Washmwn Post' repon. Cm talking about the mission thu
includes the understandingthat joint US. andlraqi forces will confront the Mehdi Army that you
just spoke about. What kind of army are we talking about here?And how do you flush themout?
GRANGE: Well. we're talking about an enemy that's mwnconsiderably in size. Several years
ago, there was only a few hundredmilitiamen.Now there are 40,000 or whatever the case may
be. h's hard to count, o f course, because one could join tomorrow, one can leave today. Who
knows. But the point is, something must be done at the militia, or you're going to have a situation

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in Baxhdad similar to the Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. So the" have to take on the militia i f
, coins in to
built up areas in thecity and taking out, in other words, eliminaung the core militia, hopefully a
lot ofme periphen milniauil then Jecidc its not the u a v to go, and that's going to take
offcnsnc operations uithadditionai troopstodomat proper!)
COLLLNS What about inte ligence on that' Hovi do you learn who's the right guy?
GRANGE Well. there's nnel ipencc on core eadcrs there's intelligenceon Iranian influence
s i d e Baghdadas an example. Many ofthese targets are not approved by the elected Iraqi
government for U.S.or Iraqi forces to go after. That's one ofthe issues that we have. Since it's a
sovereign nation, we need to do this together with the Iraqi government. But most of the
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information and who the insurgent the militiamen are comes from Iraqis themselves, because
many ofthe Americans, of course, don't know. cannot tell.

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COLLINS: And I know vou're not the noiitical man on !his. and in a few minutes I'll sneak with
someone who is, but as a military man here, we've been reporting tins morning, if Democrats
continuetowam tosend more troops. and !he\don* want 10 send more funding to the Iraq war,
what is the way TO win?
GRANGE: You know, this bothers me,and its OK that I'm a military guy, because,you know',
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war's an extension of politics anyway. But the issue here is, if you cap the force and I
remember this happening to me in Bosnia. When you cap the force, you do it regardless ofthe
tasks required to, and troops to do those tasks to accomplish the mission. You put those soldiers
. . .
in harm's wav. If vou cut the fundinc- the resources,..vou nut those soldiers and Marines in harm's
way. Look. if we want to win this thing, ifwe want to leave honorably, ifwe want to leave with
conditionsthat areacceptable to the United States ofAmerica, you must let those running the war
have the resources and the personnel needed to be successful. Ifyou cap it, you ensure defeat.
COLLINS: CNN military analyst and US.Anny mired General David Grange. Nice to see you
this morning. General Grange. Appreciate it.

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CNN:Lou Dobbi T o n l ~ h t 12/28/06 18;35:0Ã
...CHRISTINEROMANS: Renirnine to our top Story tonidK. its been an extremely violent
month for American forces in Iraq as the works onhis plan for our next step there.
Joining me now to discuss the latest developments is General David Grange. Welcome to the
WOPTam.
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GEN. DAVID GRANGE. (RET.) CNN MILITARY ANALYST: Thank you.
CHRISTINE ROMANS: You'vegot thepresident with his lop adviserslallungaboutthe Iraq
slraicgi,, taking about theirnext move Any chmges in troop levels. an) kind of fallout >ou
expect from these most recent meetings?
GRANGE: Well, there's not loo many good options left f a Iraq because a lot of the mistakes
were made in the past. Because that's water under the bridee what to do now. 1think what's really
important is that the American 0.1. gave the Iraqis a chance for freedom, and to do something .
with that freedom, It's up to the Iraqis. So I think whatever comes out of this puts a lot of pressure
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on the Iraoi novemment even if it's behind closed doors. And I think what vou're
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coino to see is
the increase in the advisers to the Iraqi military and police. You're going to see an increase in
some forces for no other reason than 10 show resolve and to he a ranid reaction
7 - force in case
tnmgs get worse than they arc todq But in Iraq. whatever Americans decide lo do, whatever we
en0 up domg with the direction from me adminWHon, 1 1 in tne Middle Fast its nice to be liked.
but more imponamh with the adv-, you have to be feared

Lt.Gem. Thomas Mclnemcy


Fox Nms: S d a l Report with Brit flume-January 4

.EMANUEL: ....More importantly, perhaps, than addingU.S. troops, Pentagon sources my the
strategy for Iraq is expected to include more job opportunities, economic progress and a focus on
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responsible government. issues that m i l i commanders and some experts have reoeaiediy . said
arekeys to reducing violence.
LT. GEN. TOM MCINERNEY, US@ (HOT):Sojust throwing troops at the problem, is I
have said, is not going to solve the problem.
Mr. BIDEWest

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MARTHA RADDATZ (ABC NEWS)
Some of those answers are already known. The military objective for the expected 20,000
additional troops? To secure Baghdad. How does the Iraqi government fit in? The President is
expected tocall for benchmarks,goals for reconciliation that the Iraqi government will be
expected to meet. The international community. Countries will be encouraged to help with
reconstmuion and jobs programs, although the President will likely ask for more than $1 billion
addinonal US tax dollars. Part of the plan for adding troops could mean sending some troops in
early and holding others longer. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West says the troops
deserve an explanation,
FRANCIS "SING" WEST (FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE)
I don't mean to be flip but any surge has an ebb, so the question is, what do you expect will
change in six months that hasn't changed in four years?

Col. Jack J a c o b

MSNBC: Tucker with Tucker Cartion 0108X7 16#1:33


CARLSON Colonc. Jacobs, uhans themaximum, do you think, the U S. military . could spare
. at
the moment in Iraq?
JACOBS: Well, it depends on what you're wilting to give up and how long you're talkingabout
. . ,., . troo~s.
deolovin~them to h a . I mean.. the fact is that we could orobablv denlov 100.000
troops If were willing to take people om of Koro, where we hive 37,000 troops, turn turn
. .150.000
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sailors into infanmmen and mmers of Inqi ground units and so on. we could contribute large
nummr$ of noom. But of course. ~t re nor c o m ~ t o d olhat
And as John was mentioning. readiness is the thing that s v i d y important here P u t of the
problem around rne uorld is that we navedenigrated our capability worldwide forother missions
because we have made such a commitment to what's laking place in Iraq. And on top ofthat, the
equipment is not doing very well.
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The Army needs $75 billion right now to fix all the stuff that's broken. So I despite the fact it
would lake- it really would take a largenumber oftroops to really do the job over an extended
period of time,I think a small number oftroops, 20,000 to 30,000 or so is probably all that's
going to be coughed up.

MSNBC: Tucker with Tucker Carhon OliiJSiU7 Ig:15:2Ã


CARLSON: Well, that's right, but at this point - 1mean, 1guess my question is, are they in
favor of a surge?
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JACOBS: Oh, I think they are in favor let me put it ihis way. The large majority ofthem are in
favor of articulating an end gamethat is going to be satisfactorily that can be satisfactorily
completed.
The military has not done that, the White House hasn't done that, nobody has done that yet. I
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think they are they are - would be satisfied with a surge as long as the purpose of the surge is
to give the military enough time to train somemore Iraqis so that we can make a graceful exit.
Bin anybody who things that a surge of up to 10,000to 20,000,30,000,50,000troops, even ifall
of them were in Baghdad, anybody who thinks that that's going to have a positiveeffect
ultimately on the outcome of the conflict in Iraq doesn't have any military experience. All it -
this is a fight basically now between Shiaand Sunni, and among the Shia, between Muqtadaal-
Sadr, who has the best army in Iraq, and everybody else. And I don't think that the Americans
can have any effect on that.

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MSNBC: Tuckerwith Tucker Ctrlion 1208706 1Ç:33:3
BllCHANAV I mpmed once again b) Jim Vandehei. Frank Donatell,, and MSNBC's Colonel
Jack Jacobs. ColonelJacobs, let me come lo you first. It seemsclear right now that the president
0s planning, and everytnmg you hear. is planning on a s u r somewhere
~ upwards of maybe
30,000 troops inlo Iraq for at least a briefperiod oftime Do you think this will work'*
JACOBS Well. it dcoends on the ooieciive is Ifthe obiective i s toestablish some shon penod
of time in Sunni areas wherethere's &ng to be some peace, where we're going to be able to kill
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some bad BUYS u
work. But ifthe obiective is to brine ocace to all of
Iraq separate the Sunn and Shm, keep f-irthcrdeteriorationin the control ofmc central
government from occurring, to make sure that me police and \he Iraqi army arc up to speed in
short order, it s not going to do any ofthose things.

Lt.Col. Robert L.Magjnnli

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Hetdllne News Glenn Beck Ol/0.8/07 193703
MAGINNIS: Well, it really does. You know.theopinion in themilitary, Glenn, followsthe
general population, and it shows up first generally in our National Guard and Reserves. So we're
beginning to see attrition rates that are somewhat unacceptable.
You know,Iknow Charlie Rangeltalks about draft and so forth. That's not the answer, Idon't
believe. But clearly we need a volunteer force that we have to sustain.
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And this is the third-longest war as soon, perhaps, ifwe're not careful, to be the second-longest
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war we've ever fouzht. So the reality is that these voune oeoole need a verv clear mission.
The; need to Know what they need to do. when mey need to do it And they need to see ctymi
cicar how thy're going to get out ofthere. And the president has to make it perfectl? c.eu why
we're there and why this is linked to our national security.
Iexpect he'll tiy to do that on Wednesday night. Ijust hope he does

Major General J t m u Mtrks

CNN- Thii W n k M Wçr12/31/O 10:I1;47


Anchor General Marks,pan of uhatthe White House i s lookingat ma swge in troops
temporarily, maybe weeks, a few months 20.000 to 30,000 additional troops in there by crossing
over rotations,delaying other rotations out ofthe country. If this a strategy that's going work? It's
been met with resistance by milituy leaders althoughthey do seem to be son ofcoming around to
the White House's, perhaps under pressure.
MARKS:Well, a surge, Ithink, frankly, is not going solve the problem and you have to define -
if the surge is 18 months, is that a surge? You have to sustain your presence, ifyou're going to
clear, hold and build. You got to hold. The ability to clear, you can dothat precisely and with
very small force. You have to hold and you have to hold and then build with a pretty sizeable
force.
What are you going to achieve i f that is in fact your operational objectiveto clear, hold and build?
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How are you going to do that with a surge 90 days, 120 days? 1don? know how that's defined.
So my point is that you'regoing go big, go big and stay and make it work. Idon? know that
20,000 is enough and 1don't know that bringingthem in and kind of diswpting the readiness and
the deployment schedulesthat exist. This is a very thin force, back in the states waitingto support
the operations in southwest Asia.

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CNN: American Mornim 12/22/06 08;15:43
ROBERTS:Defense Secretary Robert ems is flvim hack from lraa rieht now. A number of
US commanders there telling him over the past three days that troop levels should not be
icreaseo But enlisted forces spoke up and awed for more help Bnpdier General James
"Spider" Marks, U S am) wired is with us now to talkmore about this Let me ask \ou first of
all Spider, where do you come down on this idea ofa surge in troops for Iraq?
BRIG. GEN. JAMES "SPIDER" MARKS,VS.ARMY (RE?.).Frankly, 1&nk think it's
goingto work with the numbers that are being suggested. I t sounds like it's a considerable
amount, but lei's be frank, 15 to 30,000 with the size of the mission seu that are required, 1don't
think that's going tomake a difference. That's point number one. Point numbertwo is a surge
reauiresan extensionof those that are there and then an accelerationof those that are comine hi.
what that afkcts isa number ofreadiness postures ofinose units that arc there that reaily need to
be ex-fil!ed and reset and tnose that are coming in

Major General Donald Shepperd

CTN. CNN Live Sundnv I2n3/06 17!07!31


Anchor: But, General Shepperd, ifs still not enough.The president of the United States now
considering a temporary surge of American forces, particularly in Baghdadto try to get a hold o f
security there. Is that a goodidea?
MAJ. GEN. DON SHEPPEM), USAF, 0: Probably not agood idea to send additional
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US. forces into Baehdad. The reason for iniectinc US. forces,.in mv minion..should be to train
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the Iraois. to train them faster to take over. The traininc o f the Irani militarv is coinc ~rettvwell
but i f s n o t p l training and equipment It's getting thmcompetem and genmg them 10 work
together over nme That cores tnrough successand confidence in their leaders which takestime
The poltce the police force which i s another imponant pan of security are an abso utc disaster.
probable two bears benmd the army But ~ i n g t out o American troops on the meets with 20 or
30.000 more troops that we would have to interject in there tony to take on the militias isjust not
going to Improve the security in Baghdad, John.

CNN: Newsmom 12/14/06 10:24:19


HARRIS: So you've been talking to folks at the Pentagon. If the president said to GeneralsCasey
and Abizaid, we're sending in an additional20,000 to 30,000 troops on the ground, would they be
able, can they come up with a plan to make that a successful deployment?
SHEPPERD:No. Idon't think thev can. And thafs the daneer o f sendine additional ITOODS. If
you send them in and nothing improves, it's perceivedas a huge failure, a second failure, ifyou
1 . The nresidemneeds to start workina -our wav ,out of there and the commanders on the
ground at least asof last ueck. have said American troops arc no1the solution Onlv Iraqis
fighting for their country, taking overtheir county over time us training them up over time and
givingthem backbone and helpistheuay togo And lceminly believe thats true.Tony

CNN. Newsroom l2/14/0t 10:22:45


HARRIS:So let me see ifIcan paraphrasethis. You wouldn't send in additional troopsof die
number that we keep hearing kicked around, 20,000 to 30,000 to 40,000 additional hoots on the
ground there unless you were talking about taking on the militias. And if you did that, that would
be very dangerous and very risky 10 the stability of the whole counuy.
SHEPPERD: Indeed. Iwould take the 20,000 or 40,000 that we're calking about and embed them
with Iraqis, bring than up to speed, send some ofour combat troops home, about 70,000 ofour
40,000 American troops that are in the country are combat troops. I'd start sending some of them
home. I would embed the others. Iwould try 10 rapidly train the Iraqi forces, turn over areas as
soon as lhey're ready and slowly work our way out. Idon't think there's any otherway, Tony.
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Iran is using an increasingly vast network of fake import-export companiest o funnel weapons and
money to terrorist groups in Iraq, US. intelligence officials and other Iraq experts revealed .
Sunday. Iran and its proxy group Hizbullah have put together an extensive infrastructure to train,
support, and finance Shiite militias and even same Sunni insurgent groups in Iraq.
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operates 82 phony import-export businesses in Sunni-dominated Anbar Province, according to
Michael Rubin. a former Pentagon official now with the American Enterprise Institute. " I t ' s a
classic money-laundering operation," he said. (New York Post)

* US, Strike in Somalia Targets Al-Qeda Figure ~ h t t p : / / w w w , w a s h i n g t o n ~ ? t L c o ~ ~ ~


~/~~~ent/article/2007/01/08/AR2Q07010801635,html~ - Karen DeYoung
A US. Air Force AC-130 gunship attacked suspected al-Qaeda members in southern Somalia
near the Kenyan border on Sunday, and U.S. sources said the operation may have hit senior
terrorist figure Abu Talha al-Sudani. (washington Post)

Fox News Channel


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MEDIACOVERAGE:PRESIDENT BUSH'S MEETING
WITH MILITARY ANALYSTS
DECEMBER
12.2006
Print Snmmary
Six o f the top 10 newspapers mentionedPresident Bush's meeting on Dec. 11 with retired four-star Army
generals, John Keane, Barry McCaffrey, and Wayne Downing, and analystsEliot Cohen and Stephen
Biddle All coverage reported the meeting in conjunction with the President's "Iraq war listeningtour"
(NYT)this week and includedreporting on the State Depanmentmeeting the Presidentheldprior 10the
meeting with the generalslanalysts. Nearly all reports focused on the generals' previous public criticism
ofthe recently released Iraq Study Group report.

The Washington Post had the most descriptive pieceon the meeting, reporting rim the experts handed
President Bush a "hlunt and dismal assessment of his nindlmg of Iraq "The Post quoted one of the
participants as saying that the group advised that "alternative approachesmust be considered" and that the
President should review his national security team. The paper also reportedthat all the experts agreed
that the Army and Marine Corps need to be bigger with bigger budgets, while all except for Gen. Keane
disagreed with the notion that additionaltroops could improve Baghdad security.

USA To&> and the Los Angelcs Times reportedtha the advisers also disagreedwnh the
recommendationtoemer in discussionswith Iran and Syria Pie New York Times nored that themeetmg
indicated that the Wine House is distancing itself from the [KG] repon"

Exnerts Advise Bush Not To Reduce Advanceof Speech. Bush Seeks Iran
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(Waslimnon Post) Michael A. Fletcher Wcw York Times)...Jim Rutenberg
and ~homasE. Ricks President di~ussiatrateevthisweek
Bush Advisers Dispute Studv's Fi nding with mililarv. diplomatic. I r a d leaders
(Houston ChronicleI... Washinoon Post ...
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Reprint Bush meets on war nlan
Bush cathers ideas on Ira (New YorkDaily News)...KennethR
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(Los Angeles ~ i m e s ) lames Gcrstenzang Bazinet

Broadcast Smnmarv
NBC Night13 Sews featured interviewsmthGen. McCtffwy and Gen Downingfollowing their mceimg
n nh President Bush Gen. McCaffrcy noted that the President asked for each participant's viewpoint.
which both genmisagreed were%idcl) divergent."Gen. McCaffrey recommended economic
reconstructionaid and more Special Forcestroops to work with the Iraqi security forces. Gen. Downing
also advocated focus on the Iraqi security forces and believed that the "long war on terrorism" needs tobe
fought beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. Gen. Downing praised the troops for their "great sacrifices" and said
that "we cannot do anythingthat's going to marginalize them, make them feel bad." The generals stated
that. based on the President's comments, the adminimtion appears open to ideas and 10 a charge in
strategy. MSNBC described the meeting as an "open-mike night"

Both ABC and Fox News noted that the experts the Presidentchose to meet with were known for their
witheri in^ criticism" of the ISG moon. Fox News showed video of White House Press Secretary T o w
Snow dccGing that the expas were brought in 10 "shoot down the 1SG recommendations "AG white
House correspondent Martha Raddatz rep& ha experts tn the meeting want to see a surge of U S

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troops into Baghdad and A1 Anbar province and that the President was "most animaled... when people
talked about victory in Iraq."

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WILLIAMS General McCaffw How dia the president take the rathergnm message you had to
deliver at the White House today?
McCAFFREY: Well, Ithink they were w y o p c n to these ideas. The vice presidentwas there, took
copious notes. They had their senior White Housestaffthere;they didn't participate, they listened
intently. Ithought be was signalingwhat Ibelieve is the case, in the coming 90 days you're going to seea
new secretary ofdefense- thank God-Bob Gates. Josh Bollon as White House chiefofstaffand
Sccrelaq Rice have go! to craft a pragmatic wav forward An0 1expect the>'11do lhat
WILLIAMS And General Downing a few seconds eft I f p u were a betting man, major changes m
policy to come?
DOWNING: Well, Ithink there's going to be modifications. Ithink it was very clear from the
president's comments, Brian, that things are going to change, there is going to be something different-
HOW major that is, Idon't know. we're going tohave to &.

WABC-NY (ABO: World N w i with Charles Glbion 12111K16 18:31:52


RADDATZ: In fact, what the people in the mom are known for is their withering criticism o f the Baker-
Hamilton report released last week. Retired General Jack Keane, who met with the presidenttoday,gave
the report an "F.
GEN. JACK KEANE (RET.)[ABC News consultml. on "Nightline"]: Ithink it's wholly inndequte.
It's a cover story to accept defeat.
RADDATZ: What Keane and others in the meeting said they would like to see is a surge ofthousandsof
US. forces into Baghdad and Al Anbar province. Others talked of sending in Special Forces or turning
more responsibilityover to the Iraqis.
MICHAEL GREEN [former National Security Council aide, Center for Strategic and International
Sludiesl: BY meeting with them. it's a core demonstrationfrom the White House lhat the Iraq Study
is
Group pa; of this conversation but not the answer in itself.

Fox N e w Sotclal Renoti 12nI/ntlÇil0:


Host Late in the afternoon, the President hosted a handful o f what the White House called omside Iraq
expens. m m rittreo inn> generals. a historian, and a regionalexpert. I n recent days, four ofthrfi'.e
hale been t e n cm cal of Ute lmo stud, (rrouolreoonon Im.R e n d General B Ã § McCiffrev called
a
the re~ort'srecommendationfor 2008 withdrawal of U S combat brigades while l k i n e embedded
U S trainers unh Iraqi units a "recipe for national numiliat~on" While House spokesman Ton) Snow
denied ihc experts %ere being broucJit in to shoot down the ISG's recommendations
[Begin Clip]
Tony Snow: They're being brought in becausethey're smart peopleand know how to get things done.
They're not brought in to do a book review on Baker Hamilton, that is nu the point.
[End Clip]

MSNBC: Cnnçtdm wllh Ktllh011)tmann 12112/M M:01:Q$


OLBERMANN. Good cvening. Retired four-star genera. and MSNBC and NBC News amlysl Banv
McCaffrey did not use the term, but judging by what he and his colleague. General Wayne Liownini
reporting this evening, day one of the ~ & d e k listeninglour about might betterhavebeen
described asopen-mikenight. Our fifth story on theCOUNTDOWN, Bush in the bubble, any number of
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publications reportingthis weekon the President's underwhelmingresponse to the Iraq Study Group, And
now thegenerais saying, in essence, that when they met with the President today, he essentially asked
them only to give their own viewpoint.

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In-Depth Issues:

Report: Fatah Arrests Seven Iranian Weapons Experts in 6aza


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~htt~://hooretz.com/hasen/sp~ges/821015.html~ Avi Issocharoff (Ha'aretz)
The Fatah-affiliated PalestinianSecurity Force arrested seven Iranian weapons experts working
f o r Homos during a raid a t the Islamic University in Gaza City, a senior Fatah official reported
Thursday. He said an eighth committed suicide during the raid.
Fatah forces reported apprehendingsome 1,400fireorms and missiles at the site.
According to Fatah, some of the Iranians were chemical experts.
Deputy Defense Minister Ephroim Sneh said Friday that in addition t o funding weapons f o r
Hamasand Islamic Jihad in the West Bankand Gaza, Iran "is also very intensively involved in
training and upgrading the professional capability of the terrorist groups in Gaza."
See also Iranian General Supervised Hams Arms in Gaza
~htt~://w.yne~ews.com/articl~/0~7~3~0.L-3360122.00,html~ - Ali Waked ( Y w t News)
A Palestiniansource said that an Iranian general nabbed in Gaza by Palestinian security officers
supervised the manufacturing o f weapons and explosives f o r Hamas.
He was in charge of several labs in theuniversity, mainly chemistry labs in which he trained
Homos activists in manufacturing explosives.

Also reported a truck with American weapons being sent t o Fatah in Gaza captured by Hamas. Our
own State Department still authorizing funding to PalestinianAuthority and Fatah and of course
ends up in H a m pockets as well.

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Better, Faster, Smarter


Bv Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu
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FrontPageMagazine corn January 17,2007

Much is being made, and properly so, of President Bush's changes to


toplevel military and inteiligence service leaders. In some ways such moves
follow logically from the replacement of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
It makes sensethat with a n& strateev k i n e formulated and imolemented the
, want his own team on the
new Secretaryof Defense, Robert ~ a t e swill
ground. In time of war when dealing with scarce resources and even more
precious soldier's lives, who wouldn't want people who supported his
strategy at the point of the spear?

It is important to note that the generals who are replaced -John Abizaid
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and Georee Casev are solid. intelliaent brave. h i d v decorated soldiers
who perf&ned at a level they considered their b e s y h h ~in physical effort
and professionaljudgment.But their attitudes, particularly that ofCa5ey
who was said to be more focused on withdrawal than victory, apparently do
not conform with the new strategy promulgated by the president British
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., that IBushl
ioumalist Melanie Phillins noted "fillhas Ions been aooarent
has been ill-served by his top brass in Iraq."

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Admiral William Fallon is beine broueht in from Hawaii, where he commanded
all U S forces in the Pacific, to?cnmi Command LTG David Petrattis, who
was considered outstandingID his leadershiprole of the 101st Aumobilc
Division in Operation lraai Freedom and in his latest role of mmng up
is
Iraqi forces, replacing casey as head of all Coalition forces in lraq.

Will these personnel changes matter?

Again, Phillips observes, "the fight in Washingtonhasnot just been over


whether more or fewer troops arc needed in Iraq.It's also been over a major
difference in strategic perception." It is that same strategicconundrum
that Fred ~ c d r i c h&d Paul ~ a l l cquestion.
l~ "The united States has to
transitionfrom a conventionalto an unconventional war footing," the
authors write. They further note that "in January 2003, former Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld desicnated the US. Snccial OperationsCommand
(TSS&OM) as the lead militGorganization to prosecute the global war on
terror but unfortunately that has not matcnalized " Emphasis added.]

Columnist Raich Peters agrees that the strateev has been misdirected. In a
piece praising the profess&l character of &ral PacraeuS, he worries
that 'the countcnnsurgency doctrine produced under panaeus'] direcuon
remains far too miredin failed 20th &turv models. winnine hearts and
minds sounds great, but it's useless whenthose hearts and minds turn up
dead the next morning."

So where to go?

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Till now the war whether known as the Global War on Tenor or the more
appropriatedesignation by Frank Gaffmy as the "War for the FAWorld" -
has been fought by conventional,geographically oriented commands. Despite
the 2003 memo Gedrich and Vallely cite. Central Command (USCENTCOM) has
i n t a i n e d the lead in combating Islamofascist terrorists. Other
geographical commands such as Pacific Command and SouthernCommand have had
a piece of the action, all supported by SOCOM and the special operations
community. .This is considered by many to be exactly the reverse of what is
needed. "President Bush and the new US.defense secretary, Robert Gates,"
accordingto Gedrich and Vallely, "could deliver an effectivechange in
current Iraq war strategy and the wider global war.by placing experienced
unconventional warfare leaders in charge of the war effort." In other words,

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perhaps it is past time to do what seemed to most of us to have been decided
more than three years ago.

Why docs this seem like such a big deal? For smers. the CENTCOM leaders
work primarily in a restricted,albeit large geographical area While
CEh'TCOMs area ofresponsibility covers 27 different countries across the
Middle East and Central Asia even down to the Horn of Africa, it is by
dcfininon limned. Conversely the SOCOM community has a global perspective,
When al-Oaeda terrorists like the Bali bombers. for examvie. transit from
~ f ~ h a n i s to
& Malaysia to indonesiaand rerum, they cross two major
command areas SOCOM on the other hand, has responsibility for them the
entire time because it is focused on the functionalityofthe war, not
merely artificially imposed geographical delineations.

SOCOM's basic mission statementsays it plainly enough:

SOCOM leads, plans, synchronizes, and, as directed, executes global


operationsagainst tenwin networksJSOCOM] deploys combat-ready special
operations foices.,[that] are organized with a regional focus to take
advantage of language and political skills. [Emphasis added]

In other words, the special operators have a global strategicview


reinforced with highly specializedregional capabilities.Doesn't that
mission statementso&d like exactlywhat is needed to win this war?

Use Operation Enduring Freedom, the liberation of Afghanistanfrom Taliban


and al-Qaeda terror as an example. Once given the mission, SOCOM was able to
w e its varied internal resources supported by external conventional
military units to bring down an enemy that had been described by former
military officers, analysis, and the media as virtually invincible And they
accomplishedit all m the midst of the "fierce Af&n winter" awnst which
our f o k were deemed unsmted to orwail. ~urther.the mission was
accomplishedrelying on a tactic that special operators alone bring to the
table, a principle known as "economy of force." This means American spec ops
troops use indigenous soldiers to do what conventionally-minded strategists
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would rely on American units to accomplish better, cheaper, faster, and
with fewer casualties.

To Peter's point, special operations units understand the need for "the
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defiant us of force." They realize that with some opponentsthe only
solution is the amlication of controlled, deliberate. and irresistible
&&. For ex'kple, when a special t&k force confronted Udav and Qusay
Husseinbarricaded inside a house, they took it down with such force that
the example affected other terrorists. It has been repeated as necessary
with ~ b u ~ u s al-Zarqawi,
ab and other terrorists who know they can& but
cannot hide. Special operations forces are able to think more creatively,
onerate more freelv. &d use more flexibilitvthan conventional forces that
are tied to legalistic, unrealistic, and often self-defeating rules of
eneaeement drawn UD by Pentagon JAG lawyers or imposed timid unit commanders
who wish, as Peters &nk~ents"0 pretend we're not at war."

Because they can opcraie across service lines (Amy, Navy,Air Force. Manne
Corns. Coast Guard) and agency lines (CIA, FBL DEA. wlice. and others). as
well as across intcr&tionallin&, the special operationsforces are better
able to accomplish a mission by sharing intelligenceinformation,
coordinationappropriateinter-agency missions, and understanding the "big
picture" threat that faces America and its allies. For example, special
operations forces in South America see the links between Colombia
narco-temnsts in the FARC. al-Oaeda infiltrators,roeue state su~port
from Venezuela, and Cuban influence and work hand-in-glove with DEA and CIA
along with local forces to counter these mutual enemies.

The most imwrtant point is that this "War for the Free World" is not a
conventionalwar. This war, other than for r e f interludesin which
set-piece battles were fought and won as during the early weeks of Operation
.
h u i Freedom. is a dark. shadowy war. It muslbe fouehl aeainst an e n m v
adept at using amixed-strategy of ideology, propaganda, tkurism,
money-laundering, non-state combatants,rogue state sponsors,and irregular,
conscience-lessbrutality to conduct operations against America.

By restricting ourselves to artificial, bureaucraticgeographical division


of responsibility, by thinking only in tenns of conventional battlefields,
and by relying on gentle, media-friendly tactics we are trying to fight o w
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sworn enemies with unacceptable indeed potentially fatal -menial and
physical constraints. If victory is our objectivethen we must fight the war
to win, using forces specially configured and trained to employ an effective
strategy to defeat this terrible an enemy. Those forces are found in the
special operationscommunity and the sooner we call on them to take charge
the better chance we have of winning this war
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MEMORANDUM

To: Retired Military Analysis

From:

Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Date: January 16,2007

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Re: ConferenceCall with Senior DoD Officials

We invite you to participatein a conference call, TOMORROW,January 17,


2006, from 400-430 p.m.

1 L~~tcnm C i Douglas
~ Lute,~ Dkctar oiOpc&m lhhiul9.d.
will bnef you on the execution of die new Iraq strategy. For your
convenience,his Biography can be found at:
http://www.jcs.iniI/bios/bioJuie.html
<http://www.jcs.mil/bios/biolutehiml> . This call will be OD Background.

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To articipatein this conference call. please dial
and ask the operator to connect you to the Analysts conference

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We hope you arc able to participate.

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To: Thomas G Mclnerney, Wayne Simmons
Cc: 'Bill Cowan'
Subject: Israel

See latest out of the ME. Israel and US should immediately exercise military option to provide air
and UW support to the Lebanese Government to deny Hizbollah, Syria and Iran from taking over
Lebonan and estbablish a radical Islam Theocracy. The Chess move game is on1

IDF: Syria Preparing for War with Israel, AI-Qoeda in Lebanon May Attack Foreign Peacekeepers
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> Gideon Alon and Amos Harei (Ha'oretz)
The head of the research division of Military Intelligence, Brig.-Sen. Yossi Bnidotz, told the
Cabinet Sunday that Syrian President Bashar Assad is preparing for o war with Israel.
Assad has ordered increased production of long-range missilesand instructed the Syrian army
t o position its anti-tank missiles closer to the Syrian border with Israel, on the Golnn Heights.
Eaidatz also said Iran is continuously operating in Lebanon t o reinforce Hizbailah,while also
working to strengthen Homos and Islamic Jihad in the Palestinianterritories.
He also noted, "There are major signs of a Global Jihad [al-Qaeda] presence in Lebanon,
especially the refugee camps, and one of their intentions is to attack the foreign peacekeepers ....
They see the peacekeepersos symbols of the West."
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See also IDF: Syria Not Planning for War This Summer > Amos Harel and Gideon Alon
(Ha'aretz)
The Israel Defense Forces announced Saturday night it has no intelligence regarding Syrian
plans t o initiate a war against Israel next summer.

Report: Hamas t o Join with Hizballoh in Prisoner Release Talks


Hamas has decided t o link any deal for the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier
Gilod Shalit with Hilballoh's negotiationsfor the release of two I D F reservists kidnapped in a July
raid, a senior Palestinian source said Sunday.
Until now. Harms has negotiated separately with Israel through Egyptian intermediaries.
The source, who is close t o PA Chairman Abbas, claimed Homos decided to link its efforts with
those of Hizballah following Syrian and Iranian pressure.
Fox News Chomul
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Sent: Monday, December 11.2006 09-56


To: 'Jim Lynch'
Subjeefc Lebanon

See latest out of the ME. Israel and US should immediately exercise military option to provideair
and UW support to the Lebanese Government to deny Hizbollah, Syria and Iran from taking over
Lebonan and estbablish a radical Islam Theocracy. The Chess move game is on1

IDF: Syria Preparing for War with Israel, At-Qaeda in Lebanon May Attack Foreign Peacekeepers
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> Gideon Alon and Amos Harel (Ha'aretz)
The head of the research division of Military Intelligence, Brig.-&en. Yossi Baidotz, told the
Cabinet Sunday that Syrian President Boshar Assod is preparing for a war with Israel.
Assod has ordered increasedproduction of long-range missiles and instructed the Syrian army
to position its anti-tank missiles closer to the Syrian border with Israel, on theSolan Heights.
Baidotzalso said Iran is continuously operating in Lebanon to reinforce Hizballah, while also
working to strengthen Homos and Islamic Jihad in the Palestinian territories.
He also noted, "There are major signs of a Global Jihad [al-Qaeda] presence in Lebanon,
....
especially the refugee camps, and one of their intentions is t o attack the foreign peacekeepers
They see the peacekeepersas symbols of the West."
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See also IDF: Syria Not Planningfor War This Summer > Amos Harel and Gideon Alon
(Ha'aretz)
The Israel Defense Forces announced Saturday night it has no intelligence regarding Syrian
plans to initiate a war against Israel next summer.

Fox News Channel


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Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars t o Sunni insurgents in Iraq and much of the
money is used t o b y weapons, includingshoulder-fird anti-aircraft missiles, according to key
Iraqi officials.
The US. Iraq Study Group report said "funding for thesunni insurgency comes from pivote
individwls within Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states."
Several truck drivers interwewed by the Associated Press described carrying boxes of cash
from Saudi Arabia into Iraq, money they said was headed for insurgents.
Overall, the Iraqi officials said, money h a been pouring into Iraq from Sadi Arabia, a Sunni
bastion, since the fall of the Sunni regime of addurn Hussein in 2W3,

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Sent: Thursday, October 12,2006 14:16


To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject: RE. analyst

ok, rll ask lfwe can add him...can you findout ifhe's available on the 18th') or h n happy tocall him if you want me to.

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Sent Thursdav, Mober 12, 2006 1:22 PM
To:
Subject RE. analyst

Ahh I d~dn'tk n w you were here Id fke W send dan =nor, fox n e w a n a b t

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nextlr~pto QitmoIs the MIJI who I# the analyst you'd like to send?culb stlmon has been drililg the list ofIm&s, so i'm not sure
if they are wllilng lo Invote anyone els8. i can make b e ptch, bul basicaily, pa has not been calilng me shotson t h ~ e l r l p s .
let me know when You're avail t o m w and Vll S ~ bv. D

Fmm: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA

When you get back Friday can ycu pleas8 stop by b discuss tho fda issue. Also, when is the nextanalym blp to gltm, bgot
someone from fox lo send, Thanks!
To: ~ m r e n & ,Dallas Mr OSD Pj

.'- From G4 Tom Taylor for consideration........He knows ihm I am involved in the Gitmo Project. S e below. 1
have copied his e-mail m well.
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Subject:Gimo commissmners

Hi Paul,

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Wkh he wmmwions for Quammno detainees soon to be formed, m y I sugges that k y be camp&
entirely of r e h d field @e oficen from d l s m i m . T h a t is already a DOD p m d w e m place for bringing
them back on aclive duty,
The dvantages of m.&d wmmissioncrs wmdd be b e f o l d Firs, their experience would not include
combat semi* in the bade ucas where the detainees were captured;w h m those of active duly officen quite
likely would, mmds for mssible challenge by defense altomcys. S a n d , he services n d w a y active duty
offi&r for c&mt o m t i ~ n s .Like all KO& officers thw don't &ant to be sidetracked from asi&nents wh&
they f e l t b y can d i the mosl d for ;hi& they arc lr&ed. From p e r s o d expri- I c m i s l e that lo be
appointed to a corn m h a l meam mlling my eyes. Third, retired oficcrs - their careen completed - w u l d be
immune from any allegationof command influ&
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Thanks,
-Monday, September 25 200 17:04
Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA
Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Smith, Dorrance HON OSD PA
RE Retired Generals

Please send it out to the analysts.

---Original Message----
From: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA

Cc: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSI) PA: ~mith~orrrrance


HON OSD PA
Subject: Re, Retired Generals

First find out if mark already sent this out to the surrogates. If he didn't. You can do it.

Thx for checking


1 Ab

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From:
1 To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
CC: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Mon Sep 25 16:55:38 2006
Subject: RE: Retired Generals
I
hi. this is really good stuff. i've had some questions from analysis on this. if ok with you i'll shoot it out with the
dod response to false claims??

1 thanks
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1 Sent: Monday. Sentember 25.2006 4 5 1 PM
To: Barber, All& Ms OSDPA
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Subject: FW: Retired Generals

Evan did a good job of isolating some quotes out of the press and two press briefin s where SECDEF talked
' about some of the retired generals complaints. These also might be helpful t o d f o r her analysis.
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Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (Internal Communications)
US.Depanment of Defense
601 North Fairfax Street ~- m l

Subject: RE: Free Republic traffic information

We have pulled a few representative news items highlightingSecretary Rumsfeld's and Gen Meyers' response
to the "retired generals" critiques. Additionally, please fine attached excerpts ofthe April 11th and 18th Press
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Briefings the press has largely used comments from these two briefings as the basis of their reports,
particularly for the Secretary's response.

I hope this helps in putting together the talking points. If you need anything else, let us know

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~hanks^^B Good stuff. Also can you help us with researching for comments Secretary Rumsfeld or General
Meyers (FormerJoint Chiefs of Staff) have said about the mired generals who are critizing the war effort?

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (Internal Communications)
U.S.Department of Defense
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engine- they claim that they are "currently tracking 55 million blogs").

Accordingto Technorati, blogs with over one hundred links are considered to have "a lot of authority."
Additionally,the Free Republic's numbers have probably increased over time since the ranking information was
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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Monday, September 25,2006 1630
To;
Subject: RE Do0 responses

nope

Dallas B.Lawrence

Director, Officeof Community Relations & Public Liaison

United States Department of Defense

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From:
Sent: Monday, September 25,2006 4:34 PM
To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA
. - : cc
Subject FW: DoD responses

WDa~las,
Did you get copies of these products for your analysts?

Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (Internal Communications) US.
Department of Defense
601 North Fairfax Street -1

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From:Barter,AllisonMs OSD
- AP
Sent: Monday. September25.2006 4:22 PM
To:
Subject' fw:DoD responses

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Sent: Mon Sep 25 16:06:212006
Subject: RE: DoD responses

one revision to the myths piece

Great. Thanks. We will push it out to internal and to the website

Thx
Ab

Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA

Sent Mon Sen 25 15:43:11 2006


Subject: DoD responses

<<Six-Year AccomplishmentList.d00> ÇDo Response to False CIaims.dc&>

Attached please find two products that Dorrance would like sent out today.

The first is a list of false claims about the Department and SecDef with responses.

The second is a list of some of the accomplishmentsof DoD since 2001.

Please review it. Unless you see a glaring error, this has been'okayed for distribution.

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Re town hall push

Way cool. Good work.

Senl, Fri Scp 22 18,18:512006


Subject' town hall push

As a pilot program, we pushed out the video clip of sccdcfs answer about America is not the enemy to several
New Media outlets. We will see if it penetrates.

Here is where wesent it ...

Quick run down

MP3 and Video file and pentagon channel link sent to over 50 radio producers and talent
Video file and pentagon channel link sent to all military analysts, civilian defense experts and opinion leaders

Video file and pentagon channel link sent to producers of all 3 network news stations and Fox Cable News

MP3 and Video file and pentagon channel link push by White House to 90+ Biogs, nationwide radio, and their
"In Case You Missed It" list

Video clip posted on You Tube and Google video

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Sent- Weonesday September20 2006 11.24

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Military analysts in Iraq


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Attachments: Military Analysts in Iraq doc
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I Dear Mr. Lawrence

Attached are two clips and transcf pis from Gen Wayne Downing on MSNEC ana Co Jeff McCauSlanoon CES Rad o repon.ng
from Iraq Gen Downing discussedthe new security measures r Baghdad mat may De implementedto SIOD seclar an vioence
Co McCauslano ofscusseothe e t i m tne Pope's recent comments have nad m lraq

' As of this morning, there have been no reportsfrom John Gsrretlor Bong West We will continue monitoring for coverage Please
1 let us know if you need anything else

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Military Analysts in Iraq

GeneralWayne Downing
MSNBC: MSNBC News Live 13:54:32 September 19-
Anchor: US. and Iraoi forces are im~lementinsdramatic new measures in Baehdad as
they try to stop sectarian violence from degeneratinginto civil war. MSNBC military
analyst mired General Wavne Downing was recently in iraa. He was meeting with senior
L'.~;and Iraqi officials ~ n while d he was there. he sat down with NBC'S ~ i k Betcher e
.Mike Betcber: General, you've been here four days You've seen what's going on nghl
now. Are we winnine. the United States? Is the United States Iosinc? Or is that Net? the
right question to ask?
Gen. Wayne Downing: Tremendousprogresson the military front. The Iraqi army has
stood up. The units I &are doing v& very well. But. the provision of services to the
people just has not occurred. Primarily because of security type things. But the other
thine is we still have these sectarian political issues that have not bein solved
etcher: Did the military officials you spoke here, top generals, did they say they thinka
political DIOCCSS will work here to make that h a ~ ~ n ?
en. ~owning: 1talked to not only American &rals, I talk 10 British generals, I
tasked to Iraqi generals, I talked to colonels. 1talked to people throughout the chan of
command. They're doing what they can do. All of them also expect . the politicians
. to do
what they haveto do. -
These political parties, these Sunni and Shia parties, they have got to come together and
they ve got to solve some fundamental diffe&ces thai we ppe&d over whenwe did thai
constitution,and itwy'vc got to come to grips with that.
Bttcher. I'm told by senior military officials here that since Zarqawi was killed, they've
beer. able to kick the heck out of the insurgency That the problem is not so much that,
but the sectarian violence. And we've had 200 people killed in the last five days.
Gen. Downing: It is sectarian violence. It is the death souad. The Sumi death sounds.
the Shia d e a t h & d s , it's the Mahdi Amy, and this is what they have to gel after now.
Betcher: Thcv re talking about this new plan 10 build a ring around Baghdad.
Gen. Downine: It will be several rings. which are Drimarilv checkooints. barb wire
fences. a couple of ditches which wilichannel so they can I k i l y gel inandout
of tne city without going through some kind of a physical check point 11is a technique

Anchor: T h a i &s Mike talking to retired ~ e n e r aWayne


l Downing in Iraq.
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that's not coins to eo on forever but it will S U D D O ~the overall effort to diffuse ~aghdad.

Colonel Jt(rMcC8uçlÇ
WCBS-NY (Radio): News lt:31:12 -September 18
CoL Jeff McCausland (Taped): Just when you thought things in Iraq couldn't get any
more difficult, along comes the Pope who makes some comments about Islam which
makes things more difficult here in Iraq. About 2 nercent of the wnulation of Irao is
Christians and following the Pope's co&nents, there have been de&onstrations in~asra,
Karbala, as well as here in Baghdad.
The governor today made an official statement calling on all Iraqis not to attack
Christians in-response to the Pope's comments. Having said that, one of the militia
groups, that is the one headed by [inaudible], have reportedly told his people to attack
Christians.

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Confirmed Retired Military -Analysts:
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Colonel Ken Allan) (USA,Retired) MSNBC
Mr.Jed Babbin (USAF, JAG) American Specttlm
Cmdr. Peter Bmkes (USN, Reserve) Heritage Foundation
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Cucullu (USA, Retired) Fox News
Colonel (Tim) J. Eads (USA, Retired) Fox News
General Ronald Fogelman (USAF, Retired)
Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francom (USAF, Retired) MSNBC
Colonel John Ganen (USMC, Retired)
Command Sergeant Major Steven Greer USA. Retired) Fox News
Colonel Jack Jacobs (USA, ~etired)
General William F. "Buck" Kemm (USA, Retired)
Colonel Glenn Lackev ( U S 4 Retired)
Lieutenant General Thomas Mclneroey (USAF, Retiial) Fox News
Major General Michael J Nardom Jr (USA. Retired)
General William L Nash (USA, Retired)
Major General Donald W. Shepperd (USAF, Retired) CNN
Majoi General P e w Smith (USAF, Retired)
Captain Robert Timbere (USMC, Retired) US. Naval Institute
~ a j o General
r Paul E. ?allely (USA, Retired) Fox News
Colonel John Warden (USAF, Retired)
From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wednesday September 20.2006 0755
To: 'Garrett, John'
Subject RE Descnptionofthe trip

1I s t you b e it a m y in . A regularniircich program o f k d q a t m c n t of


defense that offers retired military television and print news analysts access to senior leadership and regular
briefings etc etc.

I have many pictures coming your way this afternoon.

Dallas B.Lawrence
~irect&,office of Community Relations & Public Liaison United States Department of Defense

--Original Mesa e---


From: Garrett, John
Sent: Tuesday,September 19,2006 4.54 PM
To: ~awrenk,alla as Mr OSD PA
Subject: Description of the trip

When the media asks whyhow we were in Iraq, how do you prefer we describethe OSD PA trip/program for
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Invite.doc;GEN Jones bio.doc

Retired Military Analysts

m : Dallas Lawrence
Director, CommunityRelations and Public Liaison
Office of the Secretaryof Defense

late: September 19,2006

Ie: Conference Call with Senior DoD Official

We invite you to participate in a conference call, WEDNESDAY,September20,2006,from 1:M- 1:30 a.m.

Die topic of the conference call will lie an overviewof the challenges facing NATO in Afghanistan including
he force generation issue and the Taliban.

kneral J a m s L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander,Europe (SACEUR)!Comminder, United Sates European


command (EUCOM) will brief you. (Hisbiography is attached for your review.) This call will be On-the-
lecord.

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'o participate in this conferencecall, please dial and ask the operator to
onnect you to the Analysts conferencecall.

Ve hope you are able to participate.

MY T U B S
MEMORANDUM
To: Retired Military Analysts

From: Dallas Lawrence


Director, Community Relations and Public Liaison
Office of the Secrelary of Defense

Date: September 19,2006

Re: ConferenceCall with Senior DnD Offidd

We invite you to participate in a conference call, WEDNESDAY,September20,2W6,


from 8:90 - 8:30 a.m.
The topic of Ac conference call will be an overview of the challengesfacing NATO in
Afghanistan including the force generation issue and the Taliban.

General James L. Jones. Supreme Allied Commander. Europe (SACEURyCoininander,


United Stales Eurooean Command fEUCOMI will brief .vou. fHis
. biomaohv is attached
for your review.) This call will be&-the-~&d.

To participate in this conference call, please da-il


ask the operator to connect you to the Analysts conference call.

We hope you are able to participate.

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Monday. September 18.2006 10'48
To: Vlcian Todd M LlColOSD PA

I subiwl:
Re Military Analysts

I Todd, sony to just now be getting back to you. I just landed at kuwait after 4 days in iraq. Did we get back to
you on this?

1 ---Original Message---
From: Vicim Todd M LC01 OSD PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
- :cc
Sent: Mon Sep 18 09:>0.22 2006
Subject- FW Military Analysts

1 Good morning Dallas,

from Gen James Jones's, the EUCOM commander, staff is Interested in a military analysts call
tomorrow for the general to discuss the progress/challenges in Afghanistan. This would be prior to a
Wednesday press brief he's doing.

1 Is 0800 doable?

1 e i o s o y ' a ~can wort dimtly.

1 ~t COI T ~ vician,
M USAF
Defense Press Officer

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Sent: Sunday, September 17,2006 9'06 PM
To: Vician, Todd M LtCol OSD PA
Subjecr Militw Analysis

Joe/Todd.

1 d c to r ko for n o m to pcah with te Mtilc of military analysts Wed morning

1
before he goes on the podium to discuss Afghanistan as I think this would be a good oppnunity to help align
the message.

mTms
First, would this be a possibility for him this Wed? Secondly, if this is feasible, is it possible to get a list of the
people OSD has on their call list to present TO Gen Jones when he asks who he would possibly be speaking
with?

' Thanks for ihe help.

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From: Lawrence. DallasMrOSD PA
Sent: Thursday, September 14.2006 1126
To:
Subject: Re Analyst trip

Please tell the Icdi.

Subject. ~ ~ . h a l ytrip
st

Good morning -

I have seen (he updated itinermy and it appearsthat the trip planners have revised it accordingto your
instructions. I have also spoken with Buzz and relayed same to him per his earliere-mail.

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I have seen the updated itinerary and it appears that the hip planners have revised it according to your instructions, I have also
spoken with Buzz and relayed same to him per his earlier e-mail

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From: Lawrence Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: T h m d w Septemhr ?4,200614 06
To:
Subject: Re

6 would be ideal. I will return any not used.

To: Lawn-nec, Dallas MI OSD PA


SenI. ThuScp 14 10.55'13 2006
Subject RE:

I can do some wins for you, let me know how many so I can set them out.

SecDef Protocol

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From:
r o n m k r 14, 2006 10:E AM

Subject. FW:

hi
please see below from dallas,

From:liwrence, illa as Mr OSD PA


10.52 AM

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can you please forward this to spc parks in protocol I dont have his address on my blackberry

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Today 1 am leading a trip oTretired military analysts to iraq for the week to interact directly with our troops and
then come back to report on tv the progress. Very high visibility.

Several junior officers and senior enlisted in Iraq went above and beyond to make this trip happen - a high
priority for secdef. Without their efforts it would not have happened.

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I would like to take a few sccdef wins (and I can tell you the names of who will get them) to thank them for
their help and to keep goodwill for our next trip in a few months

If coins are not doable, I'd like to look at getting a few of the d e f nice pens or cuff links today.

Please let me know how best to do this. I have runthis by mis barber and she has approvedthe request. Thanks
again man.
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a n d i are going over the itinerary aswe speak, you can reach us oa-rt

I am furiouslyworking the flight issue

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Subject: \':
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Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDIIFOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Here to sew sir. If I can Just get a fmm someonein ycur o f b that HAS seen Version 7, I can feektter abwt kavlng iw
the gym. I just don7 want anyone in DC feeling left out ofcontactwhen I leave my phonefor the evening

As forthe Fixed Wing in and oil. coking at the live light tracker: IN IS GOOD, OUT NEEDS toed to depart from Baghdad
eatier. Itstill shows Basiah, o n t y ~ c z fixk
n b k hernam k on the request.

I cannot reach= or anyone in your officewith the numbers Ihave. No Pentagon phone book in Baghdad.

Deputy Director Distinguished Visitor Operations Bureau

Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDIIFOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY


Ifthis e-mail is marked FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY it may be exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA. DoD
5400.7R, "DoD Freedomof Information Act Program", DoD Directive 5230.9, "Clearance of DoD Information for
Public Release", and DoD Instruction 5230.29, "Security and Policy Review o f DoD Information for Public Release"
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thanks win for your last minute effortson this. TTie only outstanding potential issue is to make sure all ofour in and out flights areplugged
into the changes (ie iww leaving blap direct for kuwait). Tarn is working that as well but 1jua wanted 10 mAe sureall whoneed to know now
do.
Thanksagain.
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To: Lawrence,Dallas Mr OSD PA, Chumley Robyn A LTC MNF1 sTRATEFF~~^^^HCN,OASD-PA
CC: Baiter, Allison Ms OSD PA
Sent Thu Sen 14 08:02:27 2006
Subject: [U]RE: Analyst trip

Classification: UNCLASSlFlED//FOROFFICIALUSE ONLY


Mr.Lawrence,
1 have sentVersion7 t o m o n sPR. Request you review it and then call meat your earliest conveniencetoensurewehavecoveredall
of your requests.

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Deputy Director. DistinguishedViitorOperations Bureau
Secretary ofthe Combined Joint Smff.
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Here to servesir If1can just get a ffl^ fromameone In ymroffia that HAS s w n Vereim 7. I can tMl betierabout teavlnster
the gym I fiatdontwantanyone in DC feeling left outof contact when I leavemy phone for theevening

As tor the Fixed Wng in and out I am looking atthe Ike M h l tracker: IN IS GOOD, OUTNEEDSW t> depalt k m Baghdad
earlier It sbll shows Basrah only Tam can fixit, b k her name is on (he request

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I have sent Version 7 t o m o n SIPR Request your& ft and then call me a your earliest convenience to ensure we have covered all
of your requests.

LCDR Jams Mason. US NAVY


Deputy Director, DistinguishedVisitor Operations Bureau
Secretary ofthe Combined Joint Staff,
Multi-NalionalForce-Iraq Command Group
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a you please forward this to spc parks in protocol I dont have his address on my blackberry

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Today I am leading a trip of retired militaiy analysts to iraq for the week to interactdirectly with our troops and
then come back to report on tv the progress. Veiy high visibility.
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Severaljunior officersand senior enlisted in iraq went above and beyond tomake this trip happen - a high
I priority for secdef, Without their efforts it would not have happened.

I would like to take a few scedef wins (and I can tell you the names of who will get them) to thank them for
their help and to keep goodwill for our next trip in a few months

I If coins are not doable, rd like to look at gettinga few of the secdef nice pens or cuff links today.

Please let me know how best to do this. I have run this by mrs barber and she has approved the request. Thanks
again matt.

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Sir, w'fa sent the pIt - e p , In


short
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IGFC tour done; on the schedule for Day One
Tour done, on the schedule for Day Two
-BBQ wf LTG Dernfoey only available time on his schedule. Sir. Is 1030-1100Day T -
hm office call Is on hschedule
-Camp Dublin demo still working details, on the schedule tor Day Two (confident this wlll happen)
-Cancel Basrah done
CPIC continues to work the post-Defense Analysts visit vlr mbyn

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apply.
From: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA

Cc! Barber, Alllson Ms OSD PA


Subject: Analyst trip

LTC, LCDR,
"irst. I want to mmk you both for putting together such a grÑ trip for our malyf. Our team understandsthat not only a n you
guys doing great thlngs on the pa sde every day, but you are a so fqhtng war and çorkfn 16 hours a oay, 7 days a week.
Piease mow It is appreciatedana inderstoca oy this office

have also talkea wth LCDR Mason lonigmacauta few of tnecbnges that OSD woUd line to maite, end wanted to mate sure
1 . 00 to you both In t me to implement prior to 0i.r ainva I MIleave all dates off of tnls email for opsec purposes
these were read
Again, thank you so much for your help, these trips truly do'move the needle" and would not be possible without yourteam's
energy. Please let me know If any of these will hit blocks on your end, and Iwlll be happy to take the bullet directly with whomever
has concerns
Day 1 (Kuwait)
No Change

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not need the break.

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hano m e capaoi ¥ 04 the Iraq special poice For many mw w oe me, -no trip hamq oeen out a year agoaM seen tne
vev oeg m nGs 0' Inn CaMO~dw To see t m 'nnon woJo ce a v e q oow+. story Anen&-
a n ~ h l a 'w- l a L w ~ a - h m L t a l ~ w l m a o l t W , -be% anarysm oveto s m now they z e
s t ' n me came ana OK ng tnem TO ins ranee wa'cnmg tne preo for tne n onis events wo. a get signdcant N play time

Day 4 ww
Pease cance Thw seem k e a M o f m m e n t rn land andooa bwfing Iw u l d pfef@nglhm W
to U w a t <* in encn-gnn m to spare to cnem m to the hotel, etc before their fl ghts depart (some leave at 3 am, l w v ng titw room
Tor piane ,ss_esOJI of basran)

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Please a - I h w e not k n toU by LTG ChlamUl's M thal
they have arrangedfor country clearance, or supplied the appropriatememorandum from the LTG to OSDPA notifyingthat his
command will take ownershipof the COL. Col McCuasland'sDV orders expire on Day 4, and they must be picked up with MNFI if
they want him to stay. If this can be comhnicated to LTG ChiareilFs staff, we still have Thursday to work this out but time is
qu~cklyescaplng Asmr p that CPIC -on 4&
o n t o m m . However, I ng&~w i v e ~ffkhhotHicationof this (mm s o m a o n MG Caldwelk staff
in writing that they wilt be taking ownership of BG West from BIAP prior to our departure Sir. I've spoken with CPIC several
times a b o u this. Dr McCausland'* sltuatlm is still up in lhe air- I'llaskcpic towork lhia hard today. Mr West'*
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situation CPIC Is awaiting a letter from his affiliates to finish theformailties, but he is a go. I'lllet CPiC know about the
letter and engaging with Dr McCausland.

This is going to be a fantastic tnpl I am truly appreciative of your constantflexing and willingness to put up with the five-sided
puzzle palace*.

Dallas B. Lawrence
Director. OfGw of Coinmunitv Relations & Publir Liaim

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Thursday, September14.2006 06'40
To: Batter. Allison Ms OSD PA
Subject: Fw IU) ANOTHER UPDATE: Defense Analysts Trip

Fyi. We got all of our requests.


Miht be good to zap general wight a note today (looks like a great trip, your team does amazing work,
dc).

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Sir,an update in blue below. In short, we're rolling with their requests; only the request to meet with LTG
Dempsey is still a challenge,but we're working it. We'll have an updated itinerary by 1400-can incorporate
that into the CG Read Ahead package, vlr robyn

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Sir, late la night. OASD-PA requested itinerary changes. I've highlighted their requested changes below, and
JOB CCDR Mason) and 1 will scramble today 10 do our best 10 m a t their rwuesis. You'll see after the
highlights my comments(in red). More to come,Sir. vlr robyn

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From: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA


Sent: Wednesday, Sepmnber 13,2006240 PM
To:
Cc: Ulrbrr, Allmr Ms OSD PA
Subject: Analyst trip

LTC, LCDR,

First. I want to thank you both for ~uttinutoeether such a ereat trip for o w analysts. Our team undasiandi that
not only are you guysdoing great thingson the pa side ev& day,but you are &o fighting war and working 16
hours a day, 7 days a week. Please know it is appreciated and understood by this office

I have had a chance to go over the schedule in detail with our learn here, and have briefed it up my chain of
command. I have also talked with LCDR-Masontonight about a few of the chances that OSD would like to
. .
make. and wanted to make sure these were read out tovou both in time to imnleiient mior to our arrival. I will
leave all dates off of this email for opsec purposes.

Again, thank you so much for your help, these trips truly do "move the needle" and would not be possible
without your team's energy. Please let me know if any of these will hit blocks on your end, and I will be happy
to lake the bullet directlywith whomever has concerns,

Day 1 (Kuwait)

No Change

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Day 2 (first day in country)

Please cut out the ivb in uocessine. and with that hoar. vlease add a visit to the new iraq annv ground forces
headquarters, which I believe is called building zero. This ISin the news much lately and thicstopand talk with
the Iraqis there will provide fantastic anecdotal experience for them to recount on tv and print And, they will
be chomvine at the bit and readv to go and will not need the break. Sir. thev underestimatetravel time (and the
need forslop if they don't arrive onschedule); that said, I'll work with k E i t o see if this can hap&.
Coordinatingwith MOD - this is a go.

Day 3 (second day in country)

We have two hows of "executive" lime back at thejvb that evening. Please extend the stay in the IZby adding
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in a visit and a tour of the CSH. This is such an incredible, and not told stoly of our military how well we
take care of ow own. I would like them to get the tour and possibly meet with some of the wounded. This will
be a very good chance for our heroic medics to tell their story. Sir, this is doable, but may conflict with their
next request. Still, will see if we can fit it in. Done- will take place.

Additionally,please see if General Dempsey might be availableto host his usual bbq and talk. He has hosted
every sinele one of these grows m the vast and has. as I understand i t always thoroutthlvenioyedthe
con&rsa&. ~e prefersthe informal,ionpowerpoint time, and it appears.- in
couldwork it here easily, still
making it back to victory in time for the stand up social with Chiarelli. His piece of the pie is the most
discussed, and some time with him would be key. I understand if he is booked, I just want to make sure this
reached hi directly for a read before it was pushed back. Sir, if there is not time for this "usual BBQ" with LTG
Dempsey, we'll gel with MNSTC-I and see if the general can at least meet with them beyond the Casey dinner 1
~hi&lli social. Schedule is fall - we're seeing ifwe can squeeze in, but there will not be a BBQ. May have to
suffice with just the social. More to come, Sir.

Finally, my leadership understaadz from o w folks here who have done the Governor trips that their could be the
o ~ t i o nto visit the Irani soecial d i c e trainine fl believe lee affairs folks called it the ERU at c m v dublint.
Here our analysts cans& first hand the capability ofthe G q i special police. For many this will be their s&nd
trip, having been out a year ago and seen the very beginnings of this capability. To see the fruition would be a
very powerful story. Attending the fire range, etc that evening after Chiarelli's social would perhaps be the most
talked about part of the trip. These analysts love to show how they are "still in the game", and taking them to
this range, watching the prep for the nights events, would get significanttv play time. Sir, this is the proposal
we discussed two days ago -doable. will work it today. This is a go.

Day 4 ( l a dçy
Please cancel the visit to Basrah. This seems like a lot of movement to land and do a briefing. I would refer
getting them back to Kuwait with enough time to spare to check in to the hotel etc before their flightsdepart
(some leave at 3 eon, leaving little room for plane issues om of basrah). Sir, not a problem. Done.
please notcfl^^^^l^lwill be returning to Kuwait with the group, as I have not been told by LTG
Chiarelli's staff that they have arranged for country clearance, or supplied the appropriate memorandum from
the LTG to OSDPA notifying that his command will take ownershipof the COL. V D- orders
expire on Day 4, and they must be nicked up with MNFI if they want him to stay. If this can be communicated
~ O ~ T~hi&lli's
G stafT,'wcstill have ~ h u k d qto work this o h , but time is & c k l v c'icaping. As ibr BG West,
it is my understanding that CPIC will be rolling him off ofour DV orders on Da) 4 and onto a mediaembed
~latform.However, I need to receive official notification of this from someone on MCi CaldwelI's staff in
wining hat they will be taking ownership of BG West from BIAP prior to our departure. Sir, I've spoken with
CPIC several times about this. -situation -
is still UD in the air I'll ask CPlC to WOIK this hard
today. m i t u a t i o n -CPIC is awaiting a letter from his affiliates to finish the formalities,but he isa go.
I'll let CP1C know about the letter and engaging with-

This is going to be a fantastic trip! I am truly appreciativeof your constant flexing and willingness to put up
with the "five-sided puzzle palace".

Dallas B. Lawrence

Director, Office of CommunityRelations & Public Liaison


United States Department of Defense
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To:
Cc:
Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Wednesday, September 13,2006 14:00

Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA


Suwect: Anaiysttnp
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Barter, All8son Us OSD PA Deftwcd:9/13/2005 14:00 Read:9/13/2006 15:08

LTC, LCDR,

First Iwant to thank you both for puttingtogether such agreat trip for ouranalysts. Our team understandsthat not only are you
guysdoing great thhgson the pa side every day, but you arealsofighting warand working 16 hours aday, 7 days a week.
Please know ft is appreciatedand understood by this office.

i have had a chance to over the schedde in detail wkh our team here. and have briefedit up my chain dcommand t have
also mined wlth^ÑÑM^HtonQhlabo a few of the changes mat OSDwoulo like to make, and wanted to make sure mese
were reaa out to ;OJ oon r 1me to implement prior to our amva I will leave all dates off of this emau for opsec purposes.

Again, thank you somuch for y w r help. these trips truly &"move theneedWand would not be possiblewithoutyour team's
energy. Please let me know if any of these will hit blocks on yourend, and Iwill be happy to take the bullet directlywith whomever
has concerns.
Day 1(Kuwait)
No Change
Day 2 (ÇfSday In coijntiy)
Please cut out t h e w In processing,and !MI that hour, please add avisit to the new Iraq army ground forces headquarters, which
I believe is called building zero. This is in the news much lately and this stop and talk with the Iraqisthere will providefantastic
anecdotal experiencefor them to recount on tv and print And, they will be chomping at the bit and ready to go and will not need
the break.

Dav 3 (second dav h muntivl


We have two h w r s d time back at the lvt> mat evening Please extend the stay h the 1Z by adding n a visit and a tour
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of me CSH Th s's such an mcrea m, and not tda wry of our m i W howwell we m e care d o u r own Iwould OM
oet me tour an0 -bin meet with same d m e wundea This wi I DC a vew oood cnanca for our heroic meaicsto tell mar stow
mem to

Additionally, please seeif General Dem~seymight be available to host his &a1 b h and talk He has hosted every single one of
lnese groups m me pas} an0 has as I unoerstara 11.afwaysmorodghiy en q e c the mnvefsaoon He prefers the inform> non
powerpo nt time ana t appears we codd work t in here easi y, s} I making t OxK to v-ctory .n nrne for me s!ma up soc a\ wmn
Cn are, ri s oaceof the o e is me mow d scusseo ana sometime wit" n m woula oe kev maersuna *ne is bookeo Ijust
want to make sure this reached hi directly for a read before itwas pushed back

Finally, mv leadershiounderstandzfromourfolks here who hwe done the Gnuemor trios thatthafrcould be thenotion tovisit the
iraqi special police tkinlng (I believe lea affairs folks called It the ERU at camp dublin) 'Here our analysts can see first hand the
capability of the Iraqi special police. For many this will be their second trip, having been out a year ago and seen the very
beginnings of this capability. To see the fruition would be a very powerful story. Attending the fire range, etc that evening after
Chiarellts social would Perhaps be the most talked about Dart of the tno. These anaivsts love to show howthev are"still in the
game", and taking them to this range, watching the prep forthe nightsevents,would get significant tv play time.

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Day 4 (last day)
Pmae cancelthe visit to Basrah This seems I k e a lot of movement to land and do a briefing. Iwoukf prefer nettingthem back to
Kuwait wrth enoughlime to spare to check in to the hotel etc mbre tner flights depart (some kxve at 3 am. leaving itme room for
plane issues out of basran)

Please note, ^Â¥^^^Â¥ be returning to Kuwait with thegroup, as Ihave not been told by LTG Chlarell's staff that they
have arranged for country clearance, or su led the appropriatememorandumfrom the LTG to OSDPA notifyingthat his
command will take ownemh~poftheCOL, &) DV orders expire on Day 4. and they must be picked up with MNFI if
they want him to stay If this can be c o m m u n i c a t e t o dhiarelli's staff, we still have Thursday to work this out, but time is
quickly escaping. As for BG West. it is my understandingthat CPiC will be rolling him off of our 0V order's on Day 4 and onto a
media embed platform. However, I need to receive official notificationof this from someone on MG Caldweli's staff in writing that
they will be taking ownershipof BG West from BIAP pnor to our departure.
This Is going to be a fantastic trip! Iam truly appreciativeof your constantflexing and wflh'ngness to put up with the ffvg-slded
puzzle palace*.

Dallas B. Lawrence
Director, Office of Cooimnnity Relations & Public Liaison

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Sent: Wednesday, September 13,2006 1256
To:
SubJtCt:Military Analyst tnp

LCDR,
I am trying to reach you this evening to discussthe final detailsof the upcoming tnp It has been briefed up and several issues
nave been ram that I would lke to try and get acdresÇe beforewe step off Thank you

Dalla. 1).L - w m n
Dmcior, Offioe <ifComi~uitityRelations & Public Uaiaon

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Fmm: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
Sent: Monday, September11.2006 15:47
To: Lawrence. Dallas'Mr OSD PA
Sublect; Re

Great ideas. Please add to the invite list

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
To: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
CC:- CN,OASD-PA
Sent: Mon Sep 11 135217 2006
Subject:

1 Somehowthisgot cut off. These were some folks I did research on. "New Media" leaden all under 40

Benjamin White,36
Vice President of Digital Media, MTV Networks Like the broadband Web site he oversees, Ben White talks as
though he is in a permanent state of overdrive.It's a good thing he is. The vice president of digital media for
MTV Networks, White oversees all digital programming, productionand product development-and that
includes the burgeoning MTV Overdrive broadband Web portal. Launched in April 2005, Overdrive has
become a major nexus for broadband music video content. Case in point is the recent debut of simultaneous
companion shows to the on& programs, starring with the popular Total Request Live. So while Mariah Carey
is appearing on TRL to promote a new video, Overdrive will stream an extended interview with the singer about
her music. Ratherthan leftovers. "it's dessert. or it's a whole other meal." White said. "With all ofthe show-
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related content, that is the goal it is to e&d the experienceand find different ways to serve our audiencethe
content they want."

Jean-Briac Penette. 35

11 Senior V& resident of Digital Media and Chief Financial Officer,NBC Universal Jean-Briac "J.B." Perrette,
NBC Universal senior vice president of digital media and chief financial officer, knows better than mosi that
.
there is not vet much monev in dimtal media ~latfonnsfor cable networks. And he is unfazed bv that
knowiedge. Pcrrette is actively ushering in a number of deals. "You want to place enough bets in different
places where in three to five years you are not late to the party, too late. Not all of them are going to pan out, but
a couple will be really big businesses," said Pemtte, who helms the division's worldwide strategy and
developmentof new content distribution businesses, includingvideo on demand, pay per view and HDTV,
During the last year he has completed deals to offer ondemand content to DirecTV Inc. and distribute Universal
Studios film content online. as well as re-launchme Universal HD. The key. accordine to Pemtte. is "beineable
to quickly study the market, work effectivelywith; lot of stakeholdersand get the deal executed. You have to
move fast and get it done."

John Martin,38
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Time Wamm Cable Time Warner Cable'sJohn Martin
1
has had his bands full with the Adelphia CommunicationsCop. acquisition and preparationsfor an initial
public offerine later this year. "The breadth of mv responsibility is more o f a challenge than any other job I've
h a p said the executive;ice president and chief financial offi&. Martin has workedwith the &ratoroff and
on for twelve years, including his time spent auditing the firm as an accountant and covering the firm as an
.. , He became CFO last ve& follow in^ a stint as director of investor relations. ~alkine
eauitv analvst;
remains a large pan of his job, but Martin's role is primarily strategic."Right now, we've got more
to investors

opportunitiesthan we canexecute operationally. 1 am constantly being asked for capital requests f a investment
opoortunities."said Martin. "We've eot to make sure we capitalizeon all o w business oooortunitiesand at the
same time we've got 10 make sure we can crcaie value." "John is an extraordinary man who brings us not
only technical financial expertise but also a deep understanding of the financial markets He is also a quickstudy
and is well on his way to becoming a 'ccahle guy'." said Time Warner Cable President and CEO Glenn Rrin.

Beth -~- . - ~
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Senior Vice President, Scripps Networks InteractiveUpon arriving at Scripps Networks as vice president of new
media in 2000, Beth Higbee had already helped Ixunch startup portal Snsp.com and guide its merger with NBC
to become NBC Int-. She served as a s&or oroduct man& for N B C ~and directed ooeratiok for NBC
EntertainmentWeb sites for SaturdayNight and Late ~ i g hWith
t Conan O'Brien. ~ i r e n t lHigbee
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handles Food Network, Fine Living and Great American C&ntry's interactive platforms while directing each
brand's Web presence. Higbee also initiates wireless, broadband and interactive programs as brand extensions
and revenue streams. Under her supervision,FoodNetwork.com has become the top online food destination,
with record-breaking traffic. She also advised teams'that created oricinal broadband series. redoes that can be
downloaded to iPo& and nch-site-summaryfeeds from Scnpps ~ e & o r k s "I'm continuallyonihe lookout for
new media outlets and revenue streams thai make sense for us and our leading lifestyle conmi," H i g k said

Kristine Faultaiu, 38
Vice President of Product Develooment and Management. Cox CommunicationsSince February 2004. Kristine
Faulkner has been responsible foileading the definition,developmentand implementation6 f u k u r c i a l
products for Cox Business Services' customers, and is responsible for product lifccycle management. With
Faulkner at the helm. the Cox Business Services team hasseen severalsiwificant innovatio&includine
products such as Cox Business Internet, virtual-pnvate-networkservices.-cox Optical Internet (fiber&
Internet access). Web hosting services, voice wwices 10 new markets via cucuit-switched and voice-over-
Internet Protocol platforms, and wireless plant extension technoloocs ' In my career, I've had thc challengeand
the good fortune to help organizationsembrace change enabled bytechnolo&" said Faulkner.

Greg dayman, 34
Vice President of Wireless Stratwand Oneratiom MTVN Thanksto Grea Clayman, the "M"in MTV mid11
just stand for mobile. As vice president ofwireless strategy and operations,da& has been themastermid
behind MTV Networks*rocket ride into mobile distribution. When he came to MTV two years ago, dayman
found fertile, if unplowed ground it was his job 10 bring wireless thinkmg into every level of MTV. "It's been a
process of education and evangelism, and not JUST creating wireless knowledge and know-how wlhin MTV
Networks but also Ictung the outside world know what we arc doing,"Clayman said. He knew it was working
earlier this year, when MTV announced it is sircaminc 2.5 million video CIIDS monthly to mobile handsels in the
United states. "And at that moment we were like. 'Wow. We're the bimesidistribut& of wireless video content
in the U S.,'" he said. "And then wekimd oflooked at o w intcmalional-hers and they said, 'We're the
biggest ones over here, too.' and so that makes os the biggest distributorofwireleis content in Ac world "

Albert Cheng, 35
Executive Vice President of Digital Media,Disney-ABCTelevisionThe Walt Disney Co. has been one of the
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most aggressivecompanies in digital media in recent months, from offering episodes of broadcast network
shows like Desperate Housewives on Apple Computing Inc.'s iTunes to streaming episodes of Disney
Channel's tween comedy That's So Raven on the Internet.
Leading the company's charge into that space is executivevice president of digital media Albert Cheng, who
has been redefiningDisney's-digital strategy sincejoining the mouse house in 2000. The Hawaiian-born
executive, who is also very active in the National Association for Muhi-Ethnicity in Communications and
serves as the diversity.- .
aro&s treasurer. said Disnev and the industry -.in ecneral are in a areat
- .~ositionto best
serve the needs of the consumer. "We have some time to prepare for a very diverse millennial generation, which
. will be the oronunent consumer purehasine base within the next ten years," he said, "We should be very smart
and adept about what their needsare and how they consume their content, and then figureout how to make a
real business out of it." It's a good bet that Cheng will be at the forefront of the industry's digital future.

DallasB. Lawrence

1 Director. Otlice of CommunilvRelJions A Public Liaison United S B M Department of Defewe


MEMORANDUM

TO: Dommce Smith

FROM: Allison Barber

DATE: Friday, September 8,2006

RE: Analyst Trip to Iraq

I The following analysts are confirmed to join us onnext week's trip to Iraq:

I General Wayne Downing (USA,Retired) MSNBC


Colonel John G m (USMC, Railed) Fox News
Dr. Jeff Mccausland. Colonel (USA Retired) CBS
Mr. Wayne Simmons (CIA, Retired) Fox News
Honorable Bmg West (USMC, ASD, Retired) National Review, Atlantic Monthly

The analysts are scheduled to travel September 14-19 and will be in Iraq from the 16-18 to meet
with General Casey, LO Chiarelli, and other top US. military leaders, as well as the US.
Ambassador and senior Iraqi leadership. The analysts will receive briefings on the status of
operations in Iraq and will travel to Mosul, Taji and Basrah for on-the-ground experience of our
battlefield operations.

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From: ~ C I VOASD-PA
,
Sent: Friday, September 08,2006 17:43
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject RE: hi
Attachment*; roster memo for analyst trip.dffi

here you go..

from: Lawrence, Dabs Mr OSD PA

Subject: hi

Can you please update a memo for Allisonfor dorranm on who is going to Iraq and on who we plan to meetwith
off Thanks

Dnllo" B. Lawrence
Director, Officeof Community Relaliona & Publh: Liainon

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From: Lawrence Dallas Mr OSD PA


Sent: Thursday, September 07.2006 09'10
To: -CAPT OVCJCSIPA

Captain.

Do you know when your dates will firm up? I am getting some traffic that folks would really like to get our analysts in Afghanistan
as wen with the increased attention. I amoofrigto Teach outm Iraq and see H we can flexourschedule. Do you have any advice
on wtio I mav want to reach out to in Afohanistan to see ifthw could b u i a separate program for our group (Fiatcoincides with
yourtime in country?

Appreciate any guidance And thank you -mi

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From: ~ C A P OVCJCSIPA
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Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:02
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject RE:

Dallas -
I suspect trying to do Afghanistan at this point in conjunctionwith y& planned trip may be very difficult. YOU would have to work
that with CENTCOM and the CFC-A folks for coordinationon that

-
Aoain. rememberour discussion of vesterdav 1 am not emuowered to offer a ride becauseit has not been discussedwith ADM

Amopen to discussingfurther and am in the office now, but again, am not in a position to promiseanything at this point

~hanks.m

From: Lawrence, Dallas-[~awrence, Date, OASD-PA1


Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 930 AM .
To: CAPT OVUCS/PA
Subject

Captain,
Do you know when your dates win firm up? Iam getting some traffic that folks would really like to get our analysts in Afghanistan
as well with the increased attention. I am going to reach out to Iraq and see ifwe can flex our schedule. Do you haveany advice
on who I may want to reach out to in Afghanistan to see if they could build a separate program for our group that coincideswith
your time in&untry?
Appreciate any guidance. And thank you again1

Dallil, B. Lwienct
Director. Office of Commuiutv Relations A Public Liaison

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From: -ClV, OASD-PA
sent: Wednesday. September 06,2006 2037
To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject: Re' plan b

Ok. :l

--Original Message--
From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
To:-Pf, OASD-PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 20:48:29 2006
Subject: Re' plan b

We can do this tomorrow mornoing. Go home. :)

---Ori inal Message-


From: h CN,OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 203354 2006
Subject: Re: plan b

Ok. Will do....what airline is from jfk to dubai?? and am I reaching out to kuwait to ask them about flyingus
directly from there??

From: Lawrence alla as Mr OSD PA


TO:-~V, OASPPA
Sen1 Wed Sep 06 20:29:29 2006
Subject: Re: plan b

We don't need to find them seals. Just tell them when to gct there (by midnight"on fiiday) and to book
refimbdavble tickets. Let them know on %day we will lock and load. (I.c. We want to make sure enough got a
flight).Tell them about the 1200 flight via dubai. And tell bahbin its super cheap.

CN,OASD-PA
To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 20:26:45 2006
Subject:Re: plan b

Yes. 1was honest and said that we were having challenges finding seats into kuwaft, so we were going to look at
our options and 1hoped to be able to let them know in the morning what it looks like I did not reach garren or
do&ng, but every& else seemed finewith that..,..

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From: liwrence. c all as Mr OSD PA
TO:- CIV, OASD-PA
Sent Meu Sen 06 20:19:15 2006
Subject: Re; pian b

Have you talked to the analysts today?

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F r o m : h C k , OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sen 06 20:04:09 2006
Subject: Re: plan b

Ok. Do you want me to go ahead and shoot an email out tonight to the kuwait team and ask them the feasibility
of flying the group from dubai rather than kuwait?? The challnge there is at what point do we have the analysts
book their travel??

From: ~ w r e n c e .alla as Mr OSD PA


TO:-CIV, OASD-PA
Sen! WcJ Scr 06 18:35:06 2006
Subject: Re: plan b

Also a good plan is to just fly through dubai direct from nyc. Only 1200 on orbitz. C h a p fo o w analysts. Who
did you say we lost? Not downing right?

---Original Message-
From:I^B^B CN. OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 17:58:35 2006
Subject: Re: plan b

I'min classuntil 8:30 .....

-ÑOrigina Message-.
From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
TO:-CIV, OASD-PA
Sent' Wed Sep 06 17:26:09 2006
Subject: plan b

-please engage with the jvb folks and see what o w option is for flying into dubai and then fromdubai into
Uaq

Also, the nyc to duabii dubai to Kuwait trip isn't that bad. Lets chat tonight on our options.
-" -
Dallas B.Lawrence

Director, Office of Cornunity Relations & Public Liaison

United States Departmentof Defense


Fmm: -ClV, OASLWA
Sent: Wednesday, September 06,2006 16:ii
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject: RE- Iraq

unless we can shift the dates a couple of days....?

---0riirinal M e s s a a
From: Ikvence, ~ k a Mrs OSD PA
Sent: Wednesday, September06,2006 3:37PM
To:-CN, OASD-PA
Subject: Re: iraq

What are our options.

;--mymy-- C N , OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sen 06 15:15:30 2006
Subject: RE: iraq

udi. so frustratine! i cuess i misunderstood. for the nast trim. i've alwm waited for YOU to tell me to have them
make fully refundablereservations,normally, thai happeniafter kuwai~tellsus they &I gel usa fligk so, i'm
sony if i fouled up here. i jusi never felt like i had the authority to have them start making the reservations oh
man.and this trip looked like it was going to actually go off without too many hiccups! yuck. how annoying ...

--Original message^^
From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wednesday, September06,2006 3:13 PM
To:-CN, OASD-PA
Subject: Re: iraq

Understood. Sop has always been we tell them to make refundable reservationsas soon ashink we have a date
set. then when we get final go ahead we pull the trigger and purchase. We may needto cancel this trip.

C N , OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas MIOSD PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 15:10:33 2006
Subject: RE: iraq

no. we talked about me making reservations,but i never got approval from anyone to have the analysts start
booking tickets, that's why i said to you this morning that we really needed to have an answer today...

- 4 g i n a l message^^
Fmm: Lawrence,Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Wednesday, September 06,2006 3:05 PM
1
To: -CIV. OASD-PA
Subject: Re: Iraq

Were they not told to make reservations refundable? We talked about this.

2$,& CN, Message--


OASD-PA
To: Lawrence, Dallas MI OSD PA
Sent: Wed Sep 06 15:03:46 2006
Subject: RE: iraq

no. regardless, the analysts are not going to be able to get anything.....

hen
From: I k n n c e , D & SMIOSD PA
September 06,2006 3:02 PM
CIV, OASD-PA
Subject: Re: iraq

We didn't have reservations?

Subject:RE: ka.q

i am on the phone with carison right now... thereare no seats into kuwait on the 14th or 15th. i also checked
expedia nothing!
YIKES.

From: Lawrence,Dallas MIOSD PA


Sent: Wednesday, September 06,2006 1224 PM
To:- CN, OASD-PA
Cc: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
Subject: iraq

Weare lockedforIraa. General Casev s h e d off on the final aooroval for the itinerary. Please call the analysts
today and tell them they are confumed topurchase their tickets. i have also conIinnedthey are clear that I All
be servingas the senior dod escort, which they have approved.
Dallas B. Lawrence

Director,Office of Community Relations& Public Liaison

United StatesDepartment of Defense


Fmm:
Sent:
To:
m;{qeyHrF
Lammce. Dallas Mr OSD PA
ZCnX 7246
Cc: Earner, Aldson Ms OSD PA
SljbJÂ¥ef RE Tele Msg

Calling him now

Dallas 0. Lawrence
Director. Office of CommunitvRelations6 Public Liaison
United States Demninentoi~efense

IAFIS-HQ/IC
From:
Sent; Wednesday. Se~tember06.2006 1216 PM
To: Lawrence, aila as ~r OSD PA
Cc: Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA

-
Subject: Tele Msg
Importance: Hlgh

CaDtain-
Msy DefenseAnalysts Travel to Iraq...
needs to talk with you today

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From: Lawrence Dallas Mr OSD PA


Sent: Wednesday. September 06 2006 12 24
To: -CIV OASD-PA
Cc: Barber Allison Ms OSD PA
Subject; Iraq

m
We are locked for Iraq. General Casey signed off on the final approvalfor the ftinerary. Please can the analyststoday and tell
them they are confirmedto purchasetheir tickets. 1 have also confirmed they are clear that I will be serving as the senior dod
escort, which they have approved
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From:
Sent: Wednesdav. September 06.2006 09.18

USA CPT USA CFLCC ( F W D ) , m S A


LTC USA CFLCC (FWD) ;
Subject: RE: airlifl (UNCLASSIFIED)

sir
-..,

I'd like to book you and your group on one of the Embassy flights. However, I'll need a passport number for yourself and
IThis was not in the originalCountry Clearance Request
I
Thanks,

I ~ a jUSAF ,

- A P
From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD
Sent: Wednesday, September 06,2006 2 3 8 PM
To:
cc:
(FWD) -
; ClV, OASD-PA; Barber, Allison Ms OSD PA
Subject. RE: airlift(UNOASSIF1ED)

F r s i inant you for your great help m coord nabng this trip with my team Iknow that the five previous kips we have done in the
pa# 18 montns nave all oeen extremely Denefiaal to CENTCOM, and specifically to General Casey an0 our Amoassador. in
ne ping toaspel "agave rredia impressions m a share the positiveon the ground progress you folks are seeing every day I
,
tru appiec ale yoiir nep in bringing ths triplogethef

Iwanted to alert you to one change for this trip from our proposedmanifest In place of DASD Barber, Iwill serve as the primary
escort from the Officeof Secretary Rumsfeld tor this trip. I have spoken to Admiral Nichols pa staff and notifiedthem of this
already, and wanted to make sure you were aware aswen. This will be my trip to Iraq and understand the extremely limited
resources you folks have, so hopefully thls change will beeasy to accommodate.

Please let my team know what you need from us in order to finalizethe final details of this trip, including securingh e dedicated air
lift into and out of country, dv quarters in country, visa processing in Kuwait and hotel reservations in Kuwait.

Again, thank you to you and your team for all of your efforts on our behalf.

All the best.

Dd.8 B. Lawrence
Dirpctw, Office of Community Itetatiom & Public L i a h n
United Stateft Department dDefence

From:
Sent:Wednesday, September06,2006 159 AM

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Subject: RE: a r ft (JNC-ASSIFlE1)

They do accept credit cards. Also I need to book the VIP Lounge Inadvance. If I don't get the flight info by the l l mI won't be
allowed to reservethe lounge. This makes the transition through the altport mom difficult.

Thanks,

From:
Sent: Tuesday, Septe;n$r;riO;;;;;;tPM

Subject: RE: airlift (UNCLASSIFIED)

hello sir,
staying at the Sheraton downtownwould work gmat for us. i'm assumingthat they accept major credit cards so that the dv's wont
have to travel with cash?

wry for medateconfusion we will be arnving 15 septemberand comng backon me 16th (pending the itinerary from mnf-i] i wil
connect with them m a y and see it we can nail that down and alsomake me connection between ther team and yam

iwon't know the specific flight times Into and out of kw until Igat a mom solid idea of the Itinerary from mnf-1.1 am hopingto have
that wrapped upwimin48 hours.. . Iwill be sure to keep you posted.

thanks for your helpon this and please let me know what else you need from ma

From:
Sent! Tuesday, September 05, 2006 7:41 AM

Subject: RE: airlift (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

How are you today. Them seems to be a Dttla confusionon my end with supporting the Gen Downing party. Iwould like to house
them downtown at me Sheraton Hotel since the party Is largeand it consists of real. true-to-life DVs; Idon't have the rooms
available for all ofthem on either Camp Arifian or All Al Salem. If (his isok with you, then we can make thearrangements fortham
to slay downtown: however, they will have to pay for the rooms with local currency.
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Are tne Hqnt plans and times scheduled for the parties airfval and departm Into and O J ~of KCIA? We need to sari planningto
get transportation an0 drivers coord natea to get the parry moved from the Airport and a1 me olner varoJS spots mey nave to go
Also me tneaterclearancehas aoofoveadates for Kuwait on 19 & 21 Seo Yodf orevto~se-ma I131Aiiousti @am me a olan of
16-18 Sep with a plan to amve on 15 Sep what are the correctdatestor the mission? We are aoina
order to coordinateflights toand out of theater for you.
-
- to need the dates soon in

Thanks.

Fmm:
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 S:47 PM
To:
cc:
Subject: RE: airlWt(UNCLASS1FIED)

yes, thank you very much. i am unclear on what the large camera reference means?? no one in our party will have large cameras.
perhaps small, personal, digital ones... but nothing largerthan that. it has been our experience In the pastthat it took about 45
minutes tociear kcia customs, with the help of your team. is that no longera reasonable expectation?

should have flight information to you early next week. Iwill alsodoublecheck with m f - I to see what kind of Itinerarythey are
building for usand whetherthey have arranged a flight out.

$ka for all your help. much appreciated.

Sent; Saturoay, Sertemoer 02. 2C06 10 22 AM


To
Cc:
Subject: RE an ft [LhCASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

Thanks for the info, Superman.

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Subject: RE: alrhft(UNCLASSIF1ED)

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Pease rea zemat wnen yod say the first possioe flgnt out you are say.ng very early n the mommg possble0600 departure
witn a s h o ~time 012-3 hods beforenand If you come n on the 19151 gnl at KCIA Iw I most Iiie'y be 1-2 noun oeforewe ro I
out ofmh V P Lni-nne Ii~rcie~ m a MHt anrarl HIH Kiiuffllt.~attenlion and <tow "own tne r.nttnritfi nonmt an0 n tnfi same
amount i f timetiget you t ~ i h ~ t ~ l , i i & l d ibe
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is a better idea to sleepat AI S a k M S A rather than downtown on the 15".


On the way out, I'll be more than happy to arrange a night's stay for you anywhere you'd like

Thanks,

Classification- UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

this is in reference to the Gen Downing Trip.

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we can asçJsin coordinating the fights 10 and from Iraq WB cannot book your rwefvattonsfor the Hotel however.
 ¥ can get yot me informahonfor the Hotel f necessary Since MNC-1 has cleared the trip on their end nave mcy made tne flrght

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KCIA; and that Is for the arrival and return In order the VIP Lounge at KCIA. -
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sc-ieo-re5 from i m ? As we in omer to exma te me oartv's a m a we will need medate time. flahtana fliontnurnber into
&I
we are going to need your assistance on transporting the party around.

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I hope yo- are we i am wnting to .nquire wnether you haw beenantacted re the ml4ary analysts dv mp to Iraq 18-18sept? I
WOL 0 Ike m recuest your nep in organizing a flgnt Into raq on 16sept and a retarnflght on tne '8th the pan ism anlve n
~ u w a i t o ntne 151" e a v m for oran on me first nossfhiefl on1on 18 sent tne anatv'3s w be hosteo in naatiaad ti
the afternoon of the 18th t h e trl<has been cleared thrwih mnf-i andthe theater clearance request hasbeen submitted the size
.ofthe group will beabout 12.

all of the partidpantswill be traveling to kwrallvia commercial air. we are requestingt h e w s assistance with expeditingthe
participants'arrival and processingthrough customs. additionally,It would be very helpful if your team would assist In setting up
accornodatianreservations In kuwait city for the night of the 15th and the night of the 18th. we would also like to request that
the jvb provide vans and drivers to transport the group to and from the hotel and the military airfield.

deputy assistant secretary d defense allison barber will be traveling with thegroup, as will dallas lawrence and myseff i have
attacfted'h mumby dearancemessageforyouto wforTeffight manlest, The pocatrnnM
her on this message as well. she can help with the coordination/confirmation
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of times and itinerary.
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again, i am new at this. so Fd greatly appreciate any help you can give me (or how to navigate the system and make this trip a
success. please let me Know what you need from me.

m
OSD Public Affairs
Community Relationsand Public Liaison
The Pentagon

classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE
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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA


Sent: Wednesday, September06,2006 07:28'
To: ~ I v OASD-PA,
SubJect FW Conference Call Tomorrow
Attachments: OASO_STIMSONBlo (Feb 06).doc; QandyBlo.doc

HI them, does Allison have this as an fyl on her calarderfortoday?

Dallas B. Lawrence
Director, Office of Cotnuninily Relations & Public Liaison

~rorn:-CN, OASD-PA

OV,OASD-PA
Subject: Conference Call Tomorrow

MEMORANDUM
To: Retired Military ~nalysts
From: Dallas Lawrence
Director, Community Relations and Public Liaison
Office o f the Secretary o f Defense
Date: September 5,2006
Re: Conference Call with Senior DoD Officials

We invite you to participate in a conference call, WEDNESDAY, September 6,2006,fmm lI:30-12.1È~

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We hope you are able to participate.

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BIOGRAPHY
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-2
UNITED STATESARMY

THOMAS A. GiANDY
DIRECT0IR
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, HUMINT, FOREIGN DISCLOSURE
AND SECURITY DIP!ECTORATE

Mr. Gandy assumed duties as Director, Human Intelligence (HUMINT).


Counterintelligence,Foreign Disclosure and Security on May 3", 2004.
Mr. Gandy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a
Bachelor of Science degree in 1974, and earned a Masters of Science degree in
Operations Researchfrom the Naval PostgraduateSchool in 1984. His military training
includes the Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College
(School of InformallonWarfare and Strategy)
Mr. Gandy served 23 years in the U.S. Army. He served three years in Armor before
transferring to Military Intelligence. As a Military Intelligence officer. Mr. Gandy has
served in a variety of tactical and operational assignments in CONUS, Germany, and
Central America. Mr. Gandy also served as a Program Manager at the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and at the Defense IntelligenceAgency.
Mr. Gandy's prior civilian assignments include Chief Technology Officer of the
CounterintelligenceField Activity (CIFA).
Mr Gandy's positions in industry have focused upon advanced technology
management and development to include development of collaboration and blomelric
technologiesand systems.

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CHARLES D. (CulW STIMSON
Deputy Assistant secretary of Defeoae
Office of Detainee Affairs
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. S h n was named Deputy Assistant Secretaryof Defense for Detainee Affairs on
January 23,2006. Mr. Stimson is the primary policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense
ondetention policy and strategyand is the focal point for detainee matters within the
Department

An experienced prosecutor, Mr. Stimson was an Assistant United States Attorney in the
United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia from 2002 until his
appointment. He served in the Appellate, Domestic Violence, Felony Trial, and the
Major Crimes sections. In 2004, he received a Department of Justice Special
Achievement Award for Meritorious work in the Felony Trial Section. He has also
served as aprosecutor in Maryland and California, andis an adjunct law professor at the
George Mason University School of Law.

Mr. Stimson served three tours on active duty in the United Stales Navy as an officer in
the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, includingSan Dicgo, London, England, and
~ackso&le. On active dutv. he was a o&secutor and defense counsel. He is a reservist.
and has been selected for ~&mander. A S a reservisi, he has served in Washington D c.;
San Diego, and Hawaii, and he continues to serve as an instructor at the Naval Justice
School in Newport, Rhode Island

Previously a vice president of Marsh McLennan, Mr. Stimson headed the Washington,
D.C. section of the Private Eouitv Mercers and Acauisitions nractice. For the last 20
years, he has been actively invoived inthe C.D. ~timsoncompany located in Seattle,
Washington. Mr. Stimson currently serves on the Executive Committee of the properly
management, real estate investment firm. He is the former Director of ~drnissionsof
Saint James School in Maryland.

Mr. Stimson earned his Bachelor of Arts in Endish from Kenvon College in 1986. He
has studied at Harvard and at Exeter ~niversityinEngland. In 1992, he-earned his Juris
Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law. Mr. Stimson is married
and has two children.

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From: Lawrence Dallas Mr OSD PA


Sent: Tuesday, September 05,2006 15 58
To: U CiV, OASD-PA
Cc ~ C I V OASC-PA
,
Subject: RE Confirmationof 1230-1300 Military Analyst Call

Good to 90.

Dallas B. Lawrence
Director, Office of Conumimty Relations & Public Liaison
lliutrd States Deportment of Defense

Worn:-C!V, OASBPA
Sent; Tuesday, September 05,2006 3 58 PM
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
C C : U V , OASE-PA
~
Subject: FW Confirmationof 1230-1300 MilitaryAnalyst Can

hi just wanted to let you know that they are moving forwardwith this. i did let her know this morning that i had to run it up my
chain, but she's been moving out and hasnow confirmed the principak..

tot me know h o w you'd like me to proceed

Jhaiks
F~
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-:SD PA
t ;Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:39 PM
To: OASD-PA
cc
PA;
Subject: Conflrmaton cf 1330-I300HItary Ana (ST Ca

h
-avee
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id confirmationfrom both Mr. Slimson's office and Mr. Gandy's office that they will participate in the 1230-1300
Military Analyst Call tomorrow.

Ihave the proposed room numberas^^Hplease let me know If that room changes.

At the attachment, please find Mr. almson's bto. Mr. Gandy's is forthcoming

The interview will be on the record, since Ifs a follow-up to the press conference however, both intervieweedstill maintainthe right
to respond to any of the questions on background.

Thanks for your help

Captain, U.S. Marine Corps


OSD Press Operations

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From: ~ C I OASD-PA
V
Sent: Tuesday, September05,2006 1431
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject RE: Military Analyst Call

ithink stimson and gandy... waiting on bios from the pao.

From: Lawrence.Dallas Mr OTO PA


sent! Ttesday, September 05,2006 2 3 1 PM
To:- 0V,OASC-PA
Subject- W f I b r y Analyst Oil

Wlh whom?

Dana* B. Lawrence
Dircrlur, OfGm of Community Relationti & Public Liaison
Uniiful Sia~eal.)roarunon of Defense

~rom:- CN,OASD4'A
Sent! Tuesday, September 05,2006 2 3 0 PM
To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject: RE: Military Analyst Call

From: L a w i c i ~ Dallas
~, Mr OSD PA
~3nsePiemePiem$i20c6 2 3 3 m
Subject: RE: Military Analyst Ml

What time do they want to do it at tomorrow?

Dallas B. Lawrence
Direolor, Office of Community Relations & Public Liaison
United States Department of Defense

~mm:-v, 0ED.PA
Sent: Tuesday, September 05,2006 1:29 PM
To: Barter Allison Ms OSD PA
Cc: tawre&, Dallas Mr OSD PA-CVI, OASO-PA
Subject; FW- Military Anatyst Call

hi wanted to pass this along and make sure you had visibility. they are wanting to do an analyst call tomorrow after the presser re.
the detentionops directive release. i win 90 ahead and set up the call unless i hear otherwise from you?

than!

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From -apt PA

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Sent! Tuesday. September 05.2006 1:10 PM
To:
cc
Subject: Military Analyst Call

m
Here is the CommPlan for your SA and the I-page read-ahead for the Military Analysts.

Please hold-off on releaseof the read-ahead until 0900tomorrow so as notto get in front of others.
I'll come see you In a bit... I'm sM waling torfinal coiflnnationfrom Mr. Gandy's office.
VR

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Sent: Tuesday, September 05,2006 14.26


To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject RE: analysts

From: Lawrence, Dallas~r OSD ! -AP


Sent;Tuesday, September05,2006 2 2 8 PM
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Subject: RE- a n a m

Thanks, that's tomorrow right?

Dallan B. Ln-
Director. Office oCCommunity Relations & Public Liaison

To: ~awrence,~alks Mr OSD PA


Subject: RE: analysts

3-415 is our event -


I'll send you the resolution

From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD


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Sent: ¥niesday September 05,2006 2 23 PI"
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Subject: RE: analysts

No I have not seen it.


Do you knew when the event isdavis is caning for? I am currently scheduling a corf call for themand I don't want to stepon It.
thanks

Dallas B. La--
Director, Office of Community Relations & Public Liaison
United States Department of Defcoe

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How was yourweekend? Have you seen a draft of the Dem resolution on SECDEF?
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From: Lawrence.Dallas Mr]OSD
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Sent. Tue^ay,,September 05,2006 2 18 PM

Subject:analysts

1 HI there, was hoping to get an update on whether you fate were going to indeed bringthe analysts in for a briefingon the
hamdm case bis week, and If $0,Mwn. I dm? want to dwbk t w k wmlhiw with t h m . thanks

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Sent Tuesday, September 05,2W6 1420


To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr 0.50 P& Bmbm. Allbon Ms DSD PA
Cc: -ClV, OASD-PA
Subbct RE. Milltav halyst Call

ok. SteGdlng by to stand by. :)

Fmm: bwence, Dallas Mr OSD PA


a n t Tuesdav, Septemk 05,2@X 2:1g m
av, OASWPA; @ a r k , A J b n us OSD PA

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Thanks- Lets pkaw hold on the Invitefor the m e n t . Momto f d b

IJntted Stam Dcpwtmmt oCDefenm

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.Sank Tuesdav Sentember 05 20% 1:29 PM

!!Is the CommPbn brywr M e n d the ?+age md-aheadforlhe Mlllkq Analysts

Piease hoki.nflon mleaw ot the mad-ahed until OW0 lo^ w as n d to get In mnt ol othem

I'll m m sea you in a bit ...rrn s~llwalUngfor Ma1camimtkahum Mr. Qandy's o M m


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From: Lawrence, Dallas MrOSD PA


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Subjec% RE mt1fl(UNCLASSIFIED)

klb sir,
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slaying at lhe s h e m ~~w u l d wxk grml fvr IS. Fm assumingIMh y a m p l major d l ranis so mat the dts wnY
have to t m e l wfth c s h ?

sorty feu tm dab anfusion. wewill te arriving 15 sepkrberand caning back on h18th (pndihg me llimerary hum mnl-1). i will
wnned w ' h mem Way and see llwe can nail maldown and a h make the mn&n
% beween lhelrtem and yourn..

i w n ' l knw lha spdfe flbht times lnla and o u i o f M unU1Igel a md i d idea d l h e illnerav lrom md-I. ism homg la haw
ma1wrapped up wWin 48 h r s . . . imll h sum l o keep you W.

manb for your helpon lh'l and p l m let me kmwwhai ds%youneed lrom me.
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Caveak NONE

How are YOU W w . Tlmm seem la te a I W b conlusbn rn mv end MIsu~wrtlrame Gen h w n M ~ a r WIw l d lib lo house
them duwnlown at me Sheramn twd smce nm wdy qs laqeand fl a m s b of mi IN~.W& D V ~ idon Ihaw the m s

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ava aoe fol all of man on e m Camp Anfpn or A Al Salem If Ins !sw wm ya. men we wn m a e the a r m g m b b r Ihm
lo sIav aomtown however mey w nave lo pay lmlhe fmms w h mlc u ~ n c y

18-18 Sep with a plm to ame 0" 15 Sep: what am h a c c m d dales for tm missbm? We are g o k lo iced the dales m n in
order lo coordmle flighls to and out of theater for you.

manb.

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Subject RE: alMt (UNCLASSIFIED)

yes, thank you V~IV mu&. i am unclear on what the large camera referencemans77 no one in our pa* mil have large cameras.
perhaps smll, personal, diglml ones...bui nothing largerthanthat it has teen our experience in the pastthat ~ttmkabut 45
minutesto clear kaa customs, w~ththe help of your team. IS that no lmger a reasmaMeexpectation7

i should have Wiht Infomation to y w eady nextweek. Iwill also dwMe c k c k w ~ t hmnf-i b see what hind ofMrmfarq thay am
buliding for us and whether they hme arrarged a flight M.

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afor all your help. mwh appr6dated.

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Please reake thatwhen you say the first p s l b k Ilghtout you are sayng very early In the morning -posslbie C6OOdeparhne
with a show tme of 2-3 hours &forehand. If YOU m e in on the 1915 flaht at KCIA it will most iikelv be 1-2 hours b h w e mll

On the way om. rll te mwe than hapw to mange a n~ghrsslay for y w a e m ycu'd kk.
Thanks: ,

Maj, USAF
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Sent: Friday, September 01.2006 3:22 PM
To:
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Subject: FW: airllft (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: NONE

this is in reference to the Gen Downing Trip.

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we can assist in coordinating the flights to and from Iraq. We cannot book your reservationsfor the Hotel however,
we can get you the Informationfor the Hotel if necessary. Since MNC-1has cleared the trip on their end, have they made the flight
schedules from Iraq? As well, in order to expedite the party's arrival, we will need the date, time, flight and flight number into
KCIA, and that is for thearrival and return h p in order toget the VIP Lounge at KCIA

w e are going to need your assistance on transportingthe party around.

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# now you are well i am writing to mq~lre whether you have beencontacted re the military analysts (tv tnp to Iraq 16-19 sepf?i
wOJa like to request your nç(in organizing a f ghtlnto raq on 16 sept and a return flight on the 18th the plan is b arrive ¥
K L ) t ~on the l5ih ieavna for irao on the first D O S S D ~flmton 16 sent theanalvskw De hostea in baahaaa mbl
the afternoon of the 18th.-the trip has been dgared through mnf-iand the theater clearance request hasbeen submitted. the size
of the group will be about 12.

all of the ~art'cicantswHl be travellna to kuwail via commercialafr. we are reouestina the ivb'sassistancewith expediting the
participants' arrival and processingthrough c~stomsadditionally, it would be very helpfui~your team WOL d ass st in setting up
accomoaatm reservations m Kuwait city for me night olthe 15th a m me night of the 18th we wo\. d a so l.ke to~eq~estmat
the ND pmvae vansand drivers to transport me groi-P to and from tne note and me m mry airfeia

deputy assistant secretary of defense anteon barber will be meting mVi the group, as wtM dallas lanmnce and myserf I nave
attamed the country clearance message for you to use for the nignt manifest the poc at mnf- s ltc mbyn c h ~ m l qi nave copied
her on this message as we I she can help with the coonjinatimlconfimon of times and itinerary

again, iam new at this. so I'd greatty appreciate any help you can give me for how to navigate the systema d make this trip a
success. please let me knew what you need from me.

thanks*
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OSD Public Affairs


Community Relations and Public Liaison
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Sent: Salu'day Seplember02.2006 1619
To: Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA
Subject: Re: updated mil analyst 1st

Wow....howgenerous of you! Thanks!! :)

From: iawrence, ~ Z l a Mr s OSD PA


To:-CIV, 0ASD.PA
Sen1 %a[Scp ( 2 12-54:17 2006
Subject: ~ e : u ~ d a t emil
d analyst list

~ha
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mYou rock. Take monday off :)
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To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Sent: Sat Sep 02 11 57:25 2006
Subject, updated mil analyst list

incase you haven't sent the one i gave you earlier, please usethis next one instead. not a big change, but spider
marks gave me his home and cell numbers instead of his office...
(hanks
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Community Relationsand Public Liaison
h e Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20301
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Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Saturday, September 02,2006 1254

contacts for v h outreach doc

Subject: military analysts

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Dr James Jav Carafano (LTC. USA,Retired) The Heritage Foundation

Lieutenant Colonel Robert (Bob) Maginnis(KJSA, Retired) Freelance Radio and T V

M4or General James "Spider"Marks (USA, Retired) CNN

Lieutenant General ThomasMclnemey (USAF. Retired) Fox News

Major General Robert (Bob) Sales, 11. (USA, Retired) Fox News

Mr. Wavne Simmons (USN.CIA, Retired) FoxNews

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