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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?
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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

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

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Welcome and Introduction Victoria Clarke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Transforming the Military Ken Krieg, Special Assistant to the Secretary

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J D Crouch, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International ..
Security Policy Update on the War on Terrorism General Richard B.Myers, Chairman. Joint Chiefs of Staff Remarks and Discussion Donald H Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense .

Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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We i-e lust been asked to schedule a meetingwith our retired military leadership (by and large me folks who nave been 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 T i O ~ onD hs Thursday. 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 Please advise Thanks

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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

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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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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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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).

es Other DoD-relatedcoverage included a CNN report on the "failed" Operation Together Forward and breaking n w 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.

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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 oolitic1 . deadlines to' prcssure;ne ~aliki~overnment 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 o the U S and the "Tuo-One-T~o"plan,in which two brigades would be oeployed in Inq, wth n 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.

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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 eC0""rni" silmtim &$ well " .. .. . .. 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 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 do it There's no wa) an extra h e o r four bngides is goingto make any difference"
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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
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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 2 n " 4. o David Grceow: "The ~residemaides sav. is ~ u a i n e fmishine touches on an Iran the speccn thatwill mark major n'ew the war he plan, anincrease of up10 20.000 troops, a n economic package and a set of security and political deadlines 10 pressure w the Maliki government." Military Ontiom) 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 - ai Mnn on Somalia 0 David Manin: "If they got the Al Qaeda operativesthey were after, this would deal a blow to Al Qaeda in Africa." Â (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."

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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 . . calm the city down, are going to have 10 engage this neighborhood." $-=emen1on Democratic disaooroval of lrooo

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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 20:OO f8:M PV l, IT FOX N m : O'Reillv Ftctor Seemem on the uooo s u m wl Col. O i e N r h lvr o t 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 ti war. And they are the key tovictory in Iraq." hs Seement on Democratic Ooooshion

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Iraq's economic strides <http://www.washin@ontimes.coin/op0/20070107-09533 1-4955r.hlm :http://www.washingtontimes.colii/op-ed/20070107-09533 1-4955r.htm> > 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 The article does not eloss over the country'smany problems~ rabrbm sectarian violence foremost among them ~ n e m ~ l o y r nis iestimated at a m i k u m of 30 percent, but even here there is a silver lining as foreign e 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. 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.

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each employefr~the company 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 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."

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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~which are now spending. That's boosted economic activity, they panicu.arly in retail. Imported goods have grown increasingly affordable, thanks to the elimination oftariffsand un more than 100 nercent since the fall of Saddam. and income-tax cuts (from trade barriers. Salaries have 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 "

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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 store owners rewrt wick turnover. Real-estate urices have risen several hundred percent, suggestinethat Iraais -are more optimisticabout the future than most ~mericans are,

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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 e 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 work. Whether or Shia, it doesn't m t e ;criminalgangs and militias regularly try to kidnap ekpl& atr 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 a y company." n
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.

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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 the have a new initiative called "share the stow" that thev want to briefto the vfw and am leeion. and ~ossiblv 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 M OSD PA n s 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

--Original MessaeeFrom: 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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Good idea
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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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, I think, 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 i new ways." n 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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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 several who disame with the idea. and describine it interviews with new members ofthe 110' Con-. as "causing a lot o f angst "Commenuq from show hosts and interviewees on the troop surge continues 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."

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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 movince and Bachdad." MSNBC: ~ u c k e r Carlson . - J 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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Thanks, ab. Wasn't that so nice of him?? Hopefully we can get hm to do more! :) Arc you back safe and i
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Great plan is terrific.. we actually have a lot of great people..once they arc allowed to be creative and You are right.work. She thinks v r highly of you too. ey Fyi, although1 am on jcoc next week, I will still be working so keep me posted if you need something you don't have.

---Original Message---From. Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 555 PM To: ~arber: l l i s o n OSD PA ~ Ms Subject Re:analysts with secdet 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---Original Message-From: Barber. Allison Ms OSD PA To: Sent. Fn Oct 13 17:37:18 2006 Subject: RE: analysts with secdef 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. is a star!

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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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 0 he's going 1 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

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KLIDLOW What i the right way? And is Priraeustheright guy 10 do it the right way? s M .BARBIN: Petraeus is absolutelv the rich1cuv. but its eot to be denendent on what the r Dresidcnt wants to do. Idon't believe 30.000m& ~mericans HOODSk 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 attack the m o l e from the IranianRrvolutionin/ Guard who are crtimno in with 1FDs If we're ,- " -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 ~

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CNBC: Kudlcr & Corn-w. 01flW07 17:26:28 KUDLOS Jed, kou don't favor a troop surge 1w. PI. thal i f we doni have a troop sume. to there's no other o ~ t i o n to leave because the ~m&canpublic has already said die st& QUO is but 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. I have yet to

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don't know what we're going to do with another 10 or 20 o 30,000 troops there. r to it, Lany. I 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. I don'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'll keep saying it until ft

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happens, we have to take on both Syria and Iran and defeatthe nations t a are sponsoring hi 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 I personally favor, ifs a good idea. Why are you so intransigent, JccP M .BABBIN: Well, 1don't think I'm intransigent,Lany, at all. I'm just realistic.Ithink ifyou r 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 o they're many, many too few to r actuallydo what wecould do.

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 I he&. he ~ational ~ecurity Council'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. I believe that some point, do six months from now, we need to start a drawdown, but the emphasis, Larry, has to be on thebuilding the Iraqi army. And, Lany, unfortunately, we've got to scan over with the Iraqi p l c . oie 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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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 President understands what he's doins r i h t now is not workins and this looks like a clean sweeo He got nd of the lop guy at the Pentagon H s bringing in Bob Gates to do that He s also e removing John Ncgropontc as head of the DNI Ithins that s also significant So. he s starting

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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 a what the recommendationthat we have heard. enoueh? s GEN. DAVID GRANGE (RET.), CNN MILITARY 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 v . front In other words. trvme to either contain or hold down the insurcencv while lraai military 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 ~attle there Lei's talk about this "Washmwn Post' repon. C talking about the mission thu m 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 in Baxhdad similar to the Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. So the" have to take on the militia i f themilitia will not work with the elected rovernment And that's a i m t o remire 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.o Iraqi forces to go after. That's one ofthe issues that we have. Since it's a r sovereign nation, we need to do this together with the Iraqi government. But most of the 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', 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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Mr. BIDE West ABC News: W o w News with Charles Gibson January 8 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

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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 r be ex-fil!ed and reset and tnose that a e coming in
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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 US. forces into Baehdad. The reason for iniectinc US. forces,.in mv minion. should be to train . the Iraois. to train them faster to take over. The traininc o f the Irani militarv is coinc ~rettv well but i f s n o t p l training and equipment It's getting thmcompetem and genmg them 1 work 0 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 American troops on the meets with 20 or o 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.

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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 1 the stability of the whole counuy. 0 SHEPPERD: Indeed. I would 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. I don'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. The Quds Force of the Iranian RevolutionaryGuards the shock troops of the ayatollahs 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)

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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) week and includedreporting on the State Depanmentmeeting the Presidentheldprior 10the this 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.
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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." WNBC MY (NBC1 Niehllv N e m with B r i m Williams 1211IM 1X-34-04 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? think there's going to be modifications. I think it was very clear from the DOWNING: Well, I president's comments, Brian, that things are going to change, there is going to be something differentHOW major that is, I don't know. we're going tohave to &. WABC-NY (ABO: World N w i with Charles Glbion 12111K16 1 : 1 5 83:2 RADDATZ: In fact, what the people in the mom are known for is their withering criticism o f the BakerHamilton 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"]: I think 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 a Group p; of this conversation but not the answer in itself.

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In-Depth Issues: Report: Fatah Arrests Seven Iranian Weapons Experts in 6aza ~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.

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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 Iraqi forces, replacing casey as head of all Coalition forces in lraq.

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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 Paul ~ a l l cquestion. "The united States has to &d l~ 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 when hearts and minds turn up dead the next morning."

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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. D s i e ept 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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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 a an example. Once given the mission, SOCOM was able to s 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. mission was the 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 would rely on American units to accomplish better, cheaper, faster, and with fewer casualties.

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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 t a ht the example affected other terrorists. It has been repeated as necessary with ~ b u ~ u s al-Zarqawi,and other terrorists who know they can& but ab 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 pretend we're not at war." "0

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.

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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 > 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." 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.

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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 > 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." 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.

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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

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

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

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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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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.

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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
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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 an vioence seclar Co McCauslano ofscusseothe e t i m tne Pope's recent comments have nad m lraq

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GeneralWayne Downing MSNBC: MSNBC News Live 13:54:32 September 19 Anchor: US. and Iraoi forces are im~lementins dramatic 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 he was there. he sat down with NBC'S ~ i k Betcher d 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 ? ~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 so they can I k i l y gel inandout fences. a couple of ditches which wilichannel of tne city without going through some kind of a physical check point 11is a technique that's not coins to eo on forever but it will S U D D O ~the overall effort to diffuse ~aghdad. Anchor: T h a i &s Mike talking to retired ~ e n e r aWayne Downing in Iraq. l

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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: . 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 R c Francom ik (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) (USA, Retired) General William L Nash 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 Paul E. ?allely r (USA, Retired) Fox News Colonel John Warden (USAF, Retired)

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in . A regularniircich program o f k d q a t m c n t of s t you b e it a m y defense that offers retired military television and print news analysts access to senior leadership and regular briefings etc etc.

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W invite you to participate in a conference call, WEDNESDAY, e September20,2006,from 1:M- 1:30 a.m.
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Todd, sony to just now be getting back to you. I just landed a kuwait after 4 days in iraq. Did we get back to t you on this? ---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 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. Is 0800 doable? e i o s o y ' a ~ wort dimtly. can

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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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Here to s w sir. If I can Just get a e 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

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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
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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 these were read 0 to you both In t me to implement prior to 0i.r ainva I MIleave all dates off of tnls email for opsec purposes 1.0 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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Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA Thursday, September14.2006 06'40 Batter. Allison Ms OSD P A 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,
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Sran update in blue below. In short, we're rolling with their requests; only the request to meet with LTG i, 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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First. I want to thank you both for ~uttinu toeether 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.

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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.

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We have two hows of "executive" lime back at thejvb that evening. Please extend the stay in the I by adding Z 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.

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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.couldwork it here easily, still ot making it back to victory in time for the stand up social with Chiarelli. His piece of the pie is the m s discussed, and some time with h m would be key. I understand if he is booked, I just want to make sure this i 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.

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Finally, my leadership understaadz from o w folks here who have done the Governor trips that their could be the o ~ t i o n visit the Irani soecial d i c e trainine fl believe lee affairs folks called it the ERU at c m v dublint. to 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.

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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 G ~hi&lli's stafT,'wcstill have ~ h u k d q work this o h , but time is & c k l v c'icaping. As ibr BG West, to it is my understanding that CPIC will be rolling hm off ofour DV orders on Da) 4 and onto a mediaembed i ~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 wi t h

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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
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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 possiblewithout your 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 Day 1(Kuwait) No Change Day 2 (ÇfSday In coijntiy) Please cut out t h e w In processing,and ! I that hour, please add avisit to the new Iraq army ground forces headquarters, which M 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 Z time back at the lvt> mat evening Please extend the stay h the 1 by adding n a visit and a tour of me CSH Th s's such an mcrea m, and not tda wy of our m i W howwell we m e care d o u r own Iwould OM to r mem 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 might be available to host his & 1 b h and talk He has hosted every single one of a Additionally, please seeif General Dem~sey 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

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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~p oftheCOL, &) 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 d hiarelli'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*.

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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

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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 . to .. - ~osition 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 s a t mr 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.

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Allison Barber

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

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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
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.
The analysts are scheduled to travel September 14-19 and will be in Iraq from the 16-18 to meet

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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
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YOU would have to work

I suspect trying to do Afghanistan at this point in conjunctionwith y& planned trip may be very difficult. 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

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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

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Ok. :l --Original Message-From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA T: f o, P OASD-PA Sent: Wed Sep 06 20:48:29 2006 Subject: Re' plan b We can do this tomorrow mornoing. Go home. :)
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CN, OASD-PA From: To: Lawrence, D l a Mr OSD PA als Sent: Wed Sep 06 203354 2006 Subject: Re: plan b
Ok. Will do....what airline is from jfk to dubai?? and a I reaching out to kuwait to ask them about flyingus m directly from there??

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

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

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C N , OASD-PA To: Lawrence, Dallas M OSD PA r 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~tells they &I gel usa fligk so, i'm us 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

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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. t e when we get final go ahead we pull the trigger and purchase. We may needto cancel this trip. hn 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
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i a on the phone with carison right now... thereare no seats into kuwait on the 14th or 15th. i also checked m expedia nothing! YIKES.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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,

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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

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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.

Page 3 o f 5 Are tne Hqnt plans and times scheduled for the parties airfval and departm Into and O J ~ KCIA? We need to sari planningto of 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~s e-ma I131Aiiousti @am a olan of me 16-18 Sep with a plan to amve on 15 Sep what are the correctdatestor the mission? We are aoina to need the dates soon in order to coordinateflights toand out of theater for you.

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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.
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for all your help. much appreciated.

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Thanks for the info, Superman.

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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,

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this is in reference to the Gen Downing Trip.
we can asçJs coordinating the fights 1 and from Iraq WB cannot book your rwefvattonsfor the Hotel however. in 0  ¥ can get yot me informahonfor the Hotel f necessary Since MNC-1 has cleared the trip on their end nave mcy made tne flrght 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 KCIA; and that Is for the arrival and return In order the VIP Lounge at KCIA. -

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we are going to need your assistance on transporting the party around.

h sr 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 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 n 151" e a v m for oran on me first nossfhiefl on1on 18 sent tne anatv'3s w be hosteo in naatiaad ti tne 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.
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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 dearancemessageforyou w o Teffight manlest, T e pocatrnnMI to f r h is her on this message as well. she can help with the coordination/confirmation times and itinerary. of

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From:

Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA
Wednesday, September06,2006 07:28'

Sent: To: SubJect

~ I v OASD-PA , 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, Ofc of Cotnuninily Relations & Public Liaison fie

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Subject: Conference Call Tomorrow

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MEMORANDUM
To:
Retired Military ~nalysts

From:

Dallas Lawrence Director, Community Relations and Public Liaison O f c o f the Secretary o f Defense fie September 5,2006
Conference Call with Senior DoD Officials

Date:
Re:

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. ~timson company 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 ~niversityin England. 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 Tuesday, September 05,2006 15 58

Sent:

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, Ofc of Conumimty Relations & Public Liaison fie lliutrd States Deportment of Defense
Worn:-C!V, OASBPA Sent; Tuesday, September 05,2006 3 58 PM To: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD P A C C : U V , OASE-PA ~ Subject: FW Confirmationof 1230-1300 MilitaryAnalyst C n a 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..

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

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cc PA; Subject: Conflrmaton cf 1330-I300HItary Ana (ST Ca
hvrcid -aee ee v 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~ea l.)roarunon of Defense

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

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Subject: RE: Military Analyst Ml

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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 P A Cc: tawre&, Dallas Mr OSD P - V A I, C Subject; FW- Military Anatyst Call

OASO-PA

than!

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?

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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
Captain. U.S.Marine Corns

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Sent: To:

Tuesday, September 05,2006 14.26

Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD PA

Subject RE: analysts

From: Lawrence, Dallas~r OSD Sent;Tuesday, September05,2006 2 2 8 PM -:1 0 Subject: RE- a n a m
Thanks, that's tomorrow right? Dallan B L.n Director. Office oCCommunity Relations & Public Liaison

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To: ~awrence,~alks OSD PA Mr Subject: RE: analysts 3-415 is our event I'll send you the resolution

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From: Lawrence, Dallas Mr OSD P - A Sent: ¥niesday September 05,2006 2 23 PI" -: o T 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, O f c of Community Relations & Public Liaison fie United States Department of Defcoe

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How was yourweekend? Have you seen a draft of the Dem resolution on SECDEF?

From: Lawrence.Dallas Mr]OSD P - \A
Sent. Tue^ay,,September 05,2006 2 18 PM

Subject:analysts

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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 t dwbk t w k wmlhiw with t h m . thanks o

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Tuesday, September 05,2W6 1420 Lawrence, Dallas Mr 0.50 P& Bmbm. Allbon Ms DSD PA -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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t l Piease hoki.nflon mleaw o the mad-ahed until OW0 lo^ w as n d to get In mnt o othem
I'll m m sea you in a bit VR

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Subjec% RE mt1fl(UNCLASSIFIED) klb sir, slaying at lhe s h e m have to t m e l wfth c s h ?

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How are YOU W w . Tlmm seem la te a I W b conlusbn rn mv end MIsu~wrtlra Gen h w n M ~ a r WIw l d lb lo house me i them duwnlown at me Sheramn t d smce nm wdy q laqeand fl a m s b of mi IN~.W& D V ~ w s idon I haw the m s 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 I m h lo sIav aomtown however mey w nave lo pay lmlhe fmms w h m c u ~ n c y l

ih 18-18 Sep wt 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.

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Subject RE: alMt (UNCLASSIFIED) yes, thank you V~IV mu&. i am unclear on what the large camera referencemans77 n one in our pa* mil have large cameras. o perhaps smll, personal, diglml ones...bui nothing largerthanthat it has teen our experience in t e pastthat ~t h tmkabut 45 minutesto clear kaa customs, w~th help of your team. IS that no lmger a reasmaMeexpectation7 the

i should have Wiht Infomation t y w eady nextweek. Iwill also dwMe c k c k w ~ t h o mnf-i b see what hind ofMrmfarq thay am buliding for us and whether they hme arrarged a flight M.
a for all your help. mwh appr6dated. k a

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Thanks:
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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 e with a show tme of 2-3 hours &forehand. If YOU m e in on the 1915 flaht at KCIA it will most iikelv b 1-2 hours b h w e mll

On the way o . rll t mwe than hapw to mange a n~ghrs for y w a e m ycu'd k . m e slay k

Maj, USAF

From: 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.
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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h sr # 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'cicants be travellna to kuwail via commercialafr. we are reouestina the ivb'sassistancewith expediting the wHl 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 s l.ke to~eq~estmat o 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 q nave copied i 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.

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~ I VO A S W,A Salu'day Seplember02.2006 1619 Lawrence. Dallas Mr OSD PA Re: updated mil analyst 1st

Wow....how generous of you! T a k ! :) hns!

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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...

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contacts for v h outreach doc

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

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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