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our coaliton Dartners,took such areat care the lives ofnnocent iiviiiins, indeed, in a reat sense, many of the Iraqi people werehostagesto that regime We to want the Iraai w o ~ to live in freedom so that thev can build a future where Iraai leaders answer to the Iraai people instead b of killingthem.' ~ n because of you, they wll have a chance todo just that. d "There's still work to be done. The remnants of that regime need to be removedfrom every comer of this county. We still have to find and deal with the remaining elements of the former regime. We haw to root out and eliminate terrorist networks operating in this country. We have to help Iraqis restore their basic services.And we have to help provide conditions of stability and security so that the Iraqi people can form an interim authority, an interim government, and then uttimateiy afree Iraqi government based on political freedom, individual liberty and the rule of law."

.Secretay of Defense DonW RuTOlefd
Town Hafl Meeting wrft Coalion Troops Baghdad, April 30,2003

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The WMD Discovery Process '[The Coalition [has] a comprehensive approach to identifying, assessing and eliminating Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs and delivery systems, and that effort is focused on three things. We're looking to interview and obtain cooperation Horn key Iraqi personnel, some of whom are doing so as walk-ins end voluntarily, others are those who have been members of the former regime. We're looking to access and to assess and exploit a number of sensitive sites throughoutthe country. And we're working very hard lo obtain and emtoit documents, comouters, hard drives, fandl thirws like that which can give us some indication of how Ithel WMD spte-n . S m a t vie nave orgo ng nere is e n qh y newve &vceis in tne !neate' Anere ie try m . iahe aoiantage of each bft o of iformat on to p 1 : t i e n ~ xyep n .rravel i q the 0.72 e iftat is tie weapons of mass oesrrucbin program ' n i On the SusDected Iraal Mobile WMD Lab end up. asking.. : What's the equipmentfor?What are the suppliers? Where do we know they'vebeen connected? How did the documentation come together? How is the van configured7 [HIOWdo you think the process woks? Where do the...parts fit in here? And so vou oo throuoh all that. and vou ask vourself: What oftier nmcesses muht be accomvished bv this kind of CmiOumtiOnand Inis lyse of eqii pme'n? An0 1w cone JS in [me expens] nave con& m mi-s far i s inat tney hive nor nad one. So now /ou go 1 i r e 0 nexrs'ep an0 it:aces ime And it isnt sonof an nsiarl eureka.' 11sa constant effolto get to l i e answer '

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'Let me be clear' Iraq belongs to you The coalllion has no intention of owning or running Iraq Our coalition came here fora purpose, and itwas to remove a reaimethat oooressed your oeook and trreaiened o ~ r sC-ir g o a s :o restoresia:>l'\'an" sec,ri$ so t a t you can form an iiefrn government of y0.r own and e.ei%ally a l i w fa\: ymiernmoPt agcveniTen'ui y ~ d 21 00s-ng . ' Cw$ete i text at Secretary's Messaqe

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Free fromTvrannv. Iraa on Road to Recovery
"Across most of Iraq, life is already getting better. The regime of fear and oppression is gone. The Shi'a of Iraq have been able to honor their religious traditions for the first time in decades. Town councils and local politicians are already starling to meet and openly and freely select their leaders. Waterquality today is better in Basra than it has been for years. More Iraqis today have access to electricity than ever before,"

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Gravesite Evidence of Saddam Brutality "With the discovery this week of mass graves in Iraq we h a w seen still more evidence of the brutality of that regime. The discovery was still another chilling reminder of why so many nations came together to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Looking at that mass grave and the photographsof it one cannot help but (eel that it's a good thing that a regime with such disregard for innocent human life isgone and will not possess h e toolsof mass murder."
-Secretary Donald Rumsfeld May IS,2003

Free from Tyranny, Iraa on Road to Recovery "Across most of Iraq, life is already getting better. The regime of fear and oppression is gone, The Shi'a of Iraq have been able to honor their religious traditions lor the first time in decades. Town councils and local politicians are already starting to meet and openly and freely select their leaders. Waterquality today is better in Basra than it has been for years. More Iraqis today have access to electricity than ever before," L. Paul Bremer
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soutn d raci nave more electric service toda; JSA 0 s reconstn.cnon learn r e ~ o r s re5 oem al dec1r.c C J S I In tne norin and "ic: ~ ~ man at any lme in me pas1 12 years n Basra opetalon .eak Stop Decanoo May l 4 t i w m a team 0' rag piJnod's mot ng mroiigtitne cfty repan rg cans n waw s pes wcn nas oeen a far y con!Inm.s prooiem oecadeof t i m w r m a m o f ~ i nhasiruclute n K 1301 16 e m i pr na'\ healh care centers a m &6 of 56 warn care fml-ips are no* opera1 m a In eag%an imp ma lion is emp oy ng some 1 WO Iraqisto as ., Pmow trasi an0 w a n overllowng swap m me ne gnrorpoodo* Tiroran. formen; ¥(ncç Saooam C 1 an0 c ear _p arto rpfurb sh Ihe M is'ry of ".$ice Tne O l for F m o.str c iron systen h a tppn re-artwaled r Unun Oasr ana : e t o n s woxng to maan If r n w h hm other portionsof the country.' IDoD News Briefing .Secretary Rmsfeld end Gen. Mvers)
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'Tre advance of freedom ,s more Iran an nterest we p-m~e,it s a w ling we f o l w 0-r mh was creaiaa In the name and caused ny freedom, a r l f me sef-e'noem 1r.m~ of odr foup(1 ng are h e for JS m am m e tof a1 As a p e w oed cawd ro CM rights w a r e O m y lo oe'cm me Human now of otters Vie are the nation ma1 IDerated corn rents m a comntrslol camas. We're me naton of lim Marshal fl I Plan me Berlin A i an1 tne P c m Corps Nc mCI naron mat endw the oppressm 0' A'ghan women a m we am tne l a m mat closed IW 1oi.r~ cnamwm of rac ' ("reswer De ivers Ccmnencemem Aooress at Coast G~arcl)

New Office to H ~ Set DoD Intellloence Priorities D
WfSHINGTON- Looking to the future and setting the debflee ptblitia for the intelligencecommunity MIbe the focus of the new Officed the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence m the Pentagon. Steve Canbone is the undersecretary incharge of the office The office is part of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's move to transform the department Rumsfeld said dunng a press conference May 20 that the office will W l p pull together these [lntellgence] aqendes in the dipartment so that they can interact with the CentralIntelligenceAgency and the other intelligenceentities h the United States governmsnlin a more professionaland coordinated way ' (full story at DefenseLINK News: New Ofci to Heh Set DoD Intelltaence Pnanlles)

The Defense Department wll observe Memorial Day at bases and deployed locationsworldwide Soldiersof the 3^ U S InfantryRpq-I MI dace 285 000 flags81graves m Anixflon NMirna Cpmeipfy Tne hoaaj mains ire star of &am T n ~ e F m c m a o m m of r n d t ~ q n sliled for me weeks and months ahladthat demonstrates public appreciation for semce members accomplishments and sacrifices in me Global war aqainst terrorism Thii m o m , nine vetaransif Operation Iraqi Freedom will ring We openin Del 91 ¥mhe# \ox S m Excranp Trey *> 1 a . free' NVS: Cnermgn DICKWrasse 810 toam ~ meroe's anc mno-a nteww or me u?aig floor à m mnma media lne e m 1 s LSI one ol'i-.r,irpnn niantfnr Oneraton Tribute to ~reedbm (For OTF uodaies and additional Memorial Day events, please go tothe Defend h w website htlD'//www.defendarnerica.mil/ .)

~ r up to Ire t d s sad h y e Iqsucs cffcals n ,fa<] an0 ine Lnnel Sidles Speamw; viaa tec.onbrence-4 frcm r m Pnq Gen L A C St& 3 s a d m uwrecedented speed of the miition attack into Iraq and theenormous distance Uie warfighters covered strained the logistics system But It was never in danger of breaking and Ite logi9ticians were able tosupply warfighterswith the ammunition, W,water and fuel they needed to completethe mission Stultz said me pint logistics effort made a differencein the war 'P.rmy, ManneCorps Navy and Air Force looisticianslwere able to combineour loaistics efforts combinetk use of

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From - the Podium On Weapons of Mass Destruction
'[Iraq] is a country the size of California It is not as though we've managed to look [In] every dace. There are hundreds and hundreds of suspecl chemical or biologicalor nuclear sites that have not been investigatedas yet it will take time Why? Because we've only been !here seven weeks. The teams of people are out nvesbgatngsite after site after ste And they have found these two mobile biological laboratories,which the [Defense Intelligence]agency assesses to be jusl that- biologicalweapons laboratories.They're still doing investigations and checking them out, but at the Secretary of DefenseDonaldRwnsfeld of moment mats me currenteval~aton the mveshaamrs~ Council & Foreign Relations, May 27,2003

" pln the case of the weapons of mass destruction,fiere'sbeen 12 years of conscious, deliberateeffort to Mae the program, as indicated,for example, in ... mobile trailers that we have discovered, that SecretaryPowellspoke about atthe U n M Nations. That's why from the beginning of the the UN effort,we put so much emphasis en giving the inspectorsunprecedentedaumonty to take Iraqiscaentsts and other knowledgeable peoplewt
oflhecwntry, with iheir families,so they could be interviewedincircumstances thatwerefree from inlimldaton." Deputy SwrataryofDefensePaul Wotfowifl Senate ForeignRelationsCornitlee, May 22,2003 'Coalition experts .have been unableto identifyany legitimateindustrial use..,thatwould justify the effortandexpensofa mobile production capability. We have investigatedwhat other industrial processes may requre such eqipment ..and agree wth the expertsthat[biologicalweapons1 -"Iraqi Mobile Biologml WarfareAgent Produdion Plants' agentproduction is the only consistent,logicalproposefor these vehicles.' Report by !he CIA S Defenseintel1,genwAgency Mey28,2003

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Secretary Rumsfeld Testifies Before Senate on Do0 Civilian Workforce Transformation "DoD is working to deal with the security threats of the 2Ist century with a personnel system that was fashioned for the mld-W century. We have an industrial age organization that is struggling to perform in an information age world. We need the helpof the Members of Congress to free us so we can better serve the American taxpayers. . J ~ E does not mean an end to congressional oversight. What it means is that we need to work together to ensure that the Department of Defense has the flexibility to keep up with the MW threats emerging as thiscentury unfdds," (Prewrd Statement on the National SecunW Personnel SVStem) Secrelary Donald Rmsfeid (June 4,2003) DwutvSecuritt Wolfowitz in Seoul 'Our commitmentto the defense of Korea remains firm. H has been the basis of a half a century of democratic and economic Moaress here on the peninsula that has benefited both our countries We want to continue building the foundations for another half century of close partnership between our two nations. We believe that the kinds of capabilities that both our countries can introduce can substantially counter the asymmetric advantages that North Korea pursues and further contribute to deterring war on this peninsula, which is our most fundamental obiectve." (DoD News Deouti Secretary Wolowitz Press Conference in M u l l Deputy Secretary Paul WoIfowltz (June 2,2003)

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From the Podium
Secretary Rumfdd; Befaian War Crimes Law Absurd Secretary Rumsfeldsa'ri Thursday in Brussek that American officials mav stcc attendin0 NATO meetinas in Belaium because ofa law that allows 'spurious" s-iils accusing American leaders of warcrimes. he united Stateswill withhold any furtherfundingfor a new NATO headquartersbuildinghere until the matter is resowed, hesaid. The problem stems from Belgium's Universal CompetenceLaw. Under this law, U S. Central Command chief Army Gen. Tommy Franks has been charged with war cnmes for his actions in Ope~tion Iraqi Freedom. The lawgives Belgiancourtsthe power to try citizensof any nation for war crimes, 'These suits are absurd," Rumsfeid said. Hesad Franks wentto great lengths to spare civilian fives duMg the war in Iraq. "The point is this: By passing that law, Bebium has turned its legal system into a platform for divisive, politicized lawsuits against officialsof its NATO allies," DefenseLINKNews Beluien Law Mav FOTOU.S to Stop Atiendiw NATO Meetinqs Secretary Rumsfeld, June 12,2003 Ambassador Paul Bremer, Director of the Coalition Provisional Authority, Gives Update on Iraq "We've completed, I think it's fairto say, the first phase of the Coaliton'sefforts towards the reconstitution of Iraq, The focus on that phase was getting basic services delivered, utilitiestumed on,and providing belter law and order for everybody. We'vegotthe water and the Doweron In manv Dartsofthe country it'sactuallvnow above levelsofwhat it was beforethe war.. Thesecond ohaseof r e c o n W ~ t mhn en ma y beg rs row nas as is man eflpnas 3 restor ng econom c act /it\ ' ;raiscnp' DoD News Bwfinq on Coal Ticn Post-wa- Reconstnriion and Siao zauon EM%1 Ambassador Bremer, June 12,2003

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Rumfeld Discusses NATO Membennio Wth AJbanin* TIRANA, A.>an a, J m 10 200? - An-er can and A ban an defense officialsdiscussed the Balkan nation's desire to become a fullfledged member of NATO and the waron terrorism during meetings here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld also thanked Albanian Defense Minister Pandeli Majko and the rest of his government for theirhelp in Afghanistan and Iraq. *The whole Albanian population in the region considers the United States of America a strategic allv' Maiko said. 'In hot areas ofthe abbe w e e ,me war tern&) is be nq fc-g'ufor peace arc oe&craq A c a i a s c a q n g us aurymere' L'eknse- hf News Runsfeld D sc-isses h A ' 0 Uemoersh D A Lt A 3an ars War on Terrorism Is Tou hest Challen e' Yet M sra WASHINGTON, June 41, - Gen $hard &rs.%nnan of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told araduates of the ~ational Defense Jn / p f q Ihal S a m ma Lon fo CPS nam ach e'ied sig~ricant vcones n Afman stan ana raq Yet Iis paramount he sa c inat we ocnl let o~'s.cc3sses J -s n'o a sense cf comp aceicy * rle emphasized that the war on terrorism is far from over.' Another modem-day threat to global security involves the proliferation of waoons of massdmtructrm me oenera remarked. notino that

OPERATION TRIBUTETO FREEDOM Fansat13 Maor .eag-ie Baseball games on ,.ne 14 wll watch as flags flown over the Pentagon will be raised in honorof our troops. Gen. Myerswill throw the first pitch at the Yankees-Cardinals Game. And D.C. United soccer team will host Armed Forces Aooredation Dav. All events are Dart of Opera*on Tqb-te to :reedom D ~ ~ & L I V KN e w i a i a League Baseoa .Soccer ta £ .ie Trcops 01 Fa Day

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Secretary Rumsfeld, Retired Lt. Gen. JavGarner Brief on Progress in Iraq 'ir, the north and south, eiectrc service is better than it's been in 12 years Basra has power 24 hoursa day. Baghdad is now a~6iaging somethino like 18 19 or 20 hours a day. Gas lines for cars that mark the first weeks of after-liberaton are disappearing, and production and imnortation of oasoline continuesat am'-nximatelv 14 miliinn i'tpr; a dav There has not been a maior health crisis. There is nota hdinai'!3 a? crss"r thc co-np A cf l r e ' n c r q o . c ~ ~ c n % p r s ^no -'am ~ o o en nave m careo'tnaltnarsme case DoctO6 a m -3 rimes ?age acre b x i t 10 MO^ Twe !eo .; c i x p l a ' s n 3agtcadae i x c t i n l g ana rece ving D o W irac cn dren are retLmng 10 sctiuos !n'eiqency Ccnrne'i!s n a e teen maat -i [me Min'iti, i/ EJ.&uo? as mei as lo scme 2C 000 teazhers .n Baghdad alone. The de-Ba'athification process is underway. And hundreds of ;ndividuak have been removed from their positions." (transcript DoD News Secretaiv RumsfeM Media AvailabMv with Jay Gamer) Secretary Donald Rmnsfeid, Washington(Juna 18, 2003) MaJ. Gm. b v Odierno Discusses lnfaniw Dvislon's O n g o l n ~ o i e M n q R s'e 'A'nouqh maor cornoat o p e w c i s nave ¥MP doe^ OLI s o i d e ~ w w e d in a most daily m i a c t wlh nonmmp am forces, f m r regime members and common criminals. To defeat these attacksand tocontinue to improve thesecurity and stability within our area, the task force is conducting search and attack missions, presence patrols and raids to disarm, defeat and destroy hostile forces, as well as to camre the former reoime members These efforts have nrodimad a stabilizina effect throuohout the region and resuited in the captureof several top 55 "most wanted" individualsof the former regime within our area of operations,"(tranicrlpt' Do0 News: Mai; Gen. Odiemo Videoconferencefrom Baghdad) Mej. Om. W i n o , Baghdad (June 18, 2003)

MACDILLAFB. FL, June 18-Genera AbiO Hamid Mahmud at-Tikritiisnow in custody of Coalition Forces. He was Saddam Hussetn's persomi secretary and senior bmlyouard (CEWTCOM: Ace of Diamonds]
30" Annlversaw of All-Volunteer Force WASHINGTON, June 17- President Bush will hoa a reenisi ceremony at the WhBe House on July 1to mark the 30" anniversary of the AUVolunteer Force. Enlistment ceremonieswin also be held at65 military entrance-processingstations around the

Desert Scomlon Missions: Hunt for Saddam, Aid HumanitarianEfforts WASHINGTON. June 17- Ooeration Desert Scorpion confnuesthroughoutIran. Officials said Combined Joint Task Force 7 commanders are using all available

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Secretary Rumsfeld: U.S. Committed to Stability and Security In Iraq "In Iraq, dificult work remains. Coalition forces have cap'ured now some 32 out of 55ofthe most wanted, and an additional two were killed. And they con!inue to pursue those that remain at large They're making prcgress aqainst the dead-eiders who are harassing coalitionforces. Just as they were unable to stop thecoalition advance in Baghdad, the death squads will notstop ourcommitmentto createstabilityand security in postwar Iraq." ltranscnptof press conference DoD News Briefinc Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen.Myers)

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Ripkenopen the acidil T-ball game by welcomi& the learns from Fort Belvoirand Norfolk The June 22 event was dedicated in honor of themen and women in uniform Owfation Tnbdte toFreedom:T&&&y

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Total Reserveand Nations Gum on active day ~207.911Forreease anti cJmJ aive mta,link to' DoD Npwf June 2 5 2003

Gem Mvers Ai -Voldnleer M'ihaw Going Strong AASh NG'Oh J e 2 5 - Todafs al-voi~pieer fmceis sirom vibrant ax has successfullv met mvnad chalienies in the abbal waron terrorism, the U.S. military'stoo officersaid here ~ u i 25 ~ h i i i laroelvso. because "forthemost e s pan e.e-)body *no is sen, ng s someone -ma dams toserve 'asserted Air F i r e Gen Ricnard 3 Myers i r e cna rmanof ine Jo m Criefe of Staff Under the conscnron o d-aft m iary ' C has reaixec bt me 2i.w Jnieer system I July 1, 1973,draftees were required to spend two years in the active military. ~ d o ~ t i o nthe ail-volunteer miltary concept resulted in having people stay in of uniform Ionoar. Mvers oointed out. and in turn enabled the military to focus on ' improving the training and quality of life for service members (story DefmseLiNK NawslobaeeLMlm)

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our troops will be met with direct and decisive force. As America fiahis our war mainst terror, will continue to depend on tne skill and thecourage of c d .o m e e ' m .mr\ i inese ast t2 montns. o i r k m e d or& nave men lesled anc tesleo aqan in every case in every mosson. Amencas sewerren an0 m e n nabe 3'ougii ciedt to tne ~ n f o r n w flq and 10 OJI country We have to needed you a i d ~ Onave n e w PI JS dowi (transcrpt A Loi~rteer J Force Re-en stmenl Cerenoiy)

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Thousands of Troops Take Part In Operation Tribute to Freedwn WASHINGTON, June 30- More than4,000 military troops and Defense Deoartmantcivilianswill take part in Independence Day eventsacmss the United Stales as pan of Operation Tribute to Fresdom, the DoDinitiaIiveencouraging Americans to thank and support U S troops The "Hometown Heroes" program is sending more than 1,000tmoos back to their hometowns lo participatein FourthofJuly evenis (story DelenseLINK News: Fourth Events)

CENTCON Channe of Command WASHINGTON. July 2-Army Lt Gen. John P.Atlizaid issetto receivehis fourth star and TO take over U.S Central Command from outgoing commander . Army G e i Tommy R, FranksatcsrmoriesinTampa, Ra,, July 7 TheU.S. Senate confirmad President Bush's nomination of Abizaid June 27. (story DefenseLINK News. Abizaid New CENTCOM Commander)

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Bremtr Says More IfaaisCooDentim With Coalition WASHINGTON, July 1-The remnants 08SaddamHussa'n's regime are nol only attackingCoalitionforces, but also the infrastructureall Iraqis rely on, said the presidentialenvoy to Iraq today The death squad leftoversand unreconstructed membersofthe Iraqi Republican Guard and Baath Party loyalists "are increasingly alienatingthe rest ofthe population, which is beginning to enjoy their new-foundfreedoms,' Paul 8remer said [story DelenseUNKNews: Bremer Press Conference)

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S e w w s Commiltee "One c'mecna ewes fa: nq tne Cot lid s f id 10 raq s weapms o' "idis oestrucaon asme cna [man menbmed We're still early in that Drocess, and the task before us is sizable and ~omolex. Maior combat o~erations ended ksslhan 10 weeks aoo. The Iraai regime develw mobile ~mduction facilities and had 12 vears to conceal its oroorams.to move materials. hide documents. disoerse eaui~ment. weapons of mass murder We acted because we saw the existing evidence in a new light, throughthe prism of our experience on September 1lth." (transcript Testimony on lraqj Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Washington (July 9,2003) Director of Iraqi Reconstruction and Develoment Council Briefs Pentagon Press C o w 'Theobjectives of those people, the remnants of Saddam, are different from theobjectives of the Iraqi people. Theobjectiveof the Iraqi people 1 to enjoy liberty and start the democratic process. They are tooking forward having a free and just Iraq, and they try to enjoy the s new future that the United States is helpinu to build in Iraa. And unfortunately,those remnants will be thereuntil we take themout, I thinkonce the Iraqi people realize ~ a d d aand his sons are either dead or captured, we will havemuch morecooperation m ti i hs process." (transcript Briefina on Post-War Developments in Iraa) Director Emad Dhia, Washington (July 7,2003) Bush Savs US. Committed to Peace In Africa WASHINGTON, July 9 - President Bush said lhe United Slates isfirmly committed to peace in Africa and said America would su~port peacekeeping efforts in Liberia, He spokeat a joint press conference with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria. Bush said that Liberian President Charles Tavtor must leave thecountry for any peaceeffort to have achance. Bush also said that he will not over-extendthe US, military,He said the U S mililav has helped tram seven battalionsof West African peacekeepers, and their presence will help ensure the U S. military is lot over-extended, (DefenseLINK News stoyl PTOldmt SaÈ U.S. WtilStaythe Courseln Iraq WASHIMGTOK,July 10-The United States 'w\\ stay thecourse' In Iraq, President Bush said today in Gatemne, Botswana, foilowinq a meeting with President Festus Gonlebanye Moqae. The U.S. president noted that Ambassador Jew Bremer, the Amencan civil administrator in Iraq, reports that "me vast majority of Iraqi citizens are thrilled thal Saddam Hussem is no longer in power.'(DefenseLINKNewsstow) Fmnka H i n d i Over CENTCOM Reinsto Abjzaid TAMPA, Fla , July 7 -Amy Gen John P. Abizaid assumed command of US. Central Command from Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks today during a ceremonyat the S t PeteTimes Forum. Ablzariserved as the Certrai Command'sdeputycommander. He said the greatest Honorfor any soldier IS to command the sons and daughters of America."it isa particularhonor to embark upon this command in timeof war" he sari "Central Command will continue to take the fight to me enemy on his ground. We will continueto do ourwork with our friends and alias to defeatour mortal enemies." IWenseLlNK News stoyl

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Resioent h s n , Prim4 M nister Bla r hold While House-Press Conference n a i r e . r ten States Brts.1 a i o o t r w n(::3rs :on ^ q : I W a i U e v re; ~e mat a m m tnreaten I ~ e ~ e a c^^a1cututed bes m e, terror and defied the clear demands of the United Nations Security ~ o u n c i l ~ a d d aHussein produced and possessedchemicaland m biolwical weanons and was twin0 to reconstrtuteh?nuclear wfianons nmoram. He used chemica wftaoons in acts of murder aminst i " nrs o i r pecpe The i. k Srr, Corn .act ?Qon .ntamaton k ranare. red o m nany e.' passed mo'e man aoozen * reso tons Y~mano :na'*re c ctato' r e m 2nd oesira, a 21 n n i^@:a ng weapons Afina Se^.r'y Come ~esoi~ttar promised ser.oJs wnsec-ences f ne c o n t n . ~n 5 defaice Tre former o'clao of l'w ct'ose n s cw'sp o t x ' o r an0 fo'tre saneof peace and security, we chose ours."( White House transcrwtl (OefenseLINKstow] Presdent George W. Bush (Juhf 17,2003)

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Mllltare Prdmslonala Know Mluion Cornea FInt WASHINGTON,July 16,2003-"We can eitherfightthk battle against terrorism at home, or we can fight it abroad,' U.S. Army Gen. John Abizaid said. 'Oursoldiers have to know in (herheart of hearts that they'vegolto fight H abmari ' T k new O~ratlon Fredom mmmanderaavp-an uodate on Iraoi remain the security situation in Iraq. He also discussed how long &ps&ld In iraq,a question being posed by the public, military family members and the trooos themselves. "It's verb lmnortant :o all of us to make sure that our soldiers, sailors airmen and Marines know when they re coming home. i know this pereonally" Abizaidstressed DefenseLlNKstory newest Nimitz class aircraft c a r e r USS Ronald ~eagan' (CVN 76) rLn up the brows to"b7ng the ship to life," traditionduring a ship's commissioning ceremony (Navypfioteby Photofirapher'sMate 3rd Class Rusty Black) Mass Grave Found In Al H a m MOSUL iraq, July 17.2003-The remainsof an estimabd 200pax*werefound by Killersof the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) recently i a mass grave n in Al Hatra, about40 miles south of Mosul, according to U.S. CentralCommand0fficials.A mass grave assessment team confirmed the find by partially excavating the site located on a slight depression on the edge of a wadi, or dry riverbed, ijnk to rmre details about Saddam's atrocities
Baathisla Organized. Coalition Facet Determined E n m v WASHINGTON, July 16, 2003-U.S. and Coalihon forces arefxiorganized oppositionby Baathist remnants throughout iraq, U S Army Gen. John Ahivaid told ranorters He said mfd-level Baathist intellimnce Snerial Sec~n'i&an zat& an0 ~epuo cai~;kpeco->nave&&ized at t w rq.a'"ai e.ei n ce ar sr^c'.re aro aracniouctrQwnal worn 1es:ice as a cassca q,em a-VDCcarncagi aqsn? . I s ow-lnten3ty s ccnl il 2.r ooctrra !err s 0 IS w31 r o w e m {o. oesw ce it' i :

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Secretary Rumsfeld. Ambassador Bremer Brief Pentaaon Press Corps on Proqress In iraa wilt "In Iraq Coalition forces removed a regime Now, they're destine ¥'orce'"ull the remnanls of that regime. As they do so, Ihere will be continued attacks,some by me remnants, more byourforcesgoing after thcsewhza'e still attempting torempose theirdictatorship...Progress is taking place: The formlion of an Iraqi nal'onal army has begun, 30,000 Iraqi police have been hired. An Iraqi civil defense corps is being formed Coalihonforces have captured or killed 38 of Iraq's55 most wanted Thousandsof lower-level Ba'ath Pam bvalisls have been roundedup or otherwise dah el% %t,i l Iraq has returnedID world oil market At1 of Iraq's universitieshave reopened Power and water are, in most places, at prewar levels, and we're the makingprogress in Baghdad The food distributionsystem has been restarted Nearly all ofIraq's240 hospitalsand 1,200dinlcsare open. in all major alies and in 85 percent of the towns, municipal councils have been formed of Iraqis Ambassador B r a has helped establisha new rational Y and w bvernirg h n d I S begun exercimg executive aulhonv, appoinhng m~nisters prepam3 the way for3 n nabnal constitubon ''M SecretaryRumsfeld. July 24, Washington Vice President Chenev Addresses the American Entnmrlw institute on the War on Terror 'America and our allies havecontinuedthe relentlesspursuit of the global terror network Of those directly Involvedn organizingthe September 11th attacks, many are now incustodyor confirmed dead. The IeadershipofalQaedahassustained heavy lossm.Wemust recognize, however,bat terrorism isa long-termchallenge, and fighting terrorismwill requirea long-tern commitment. Thelooseanddecentralizednetworks of terrorismam atiecks A ha:& i d d q y , Wich defiles ayeat religlm, has taken rmt ln many pm% of the world*8hli h d n g m i l s still ploW~g

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De~utv Secretaw Wolfowte Testifies on Iraa Before Sen* Foreign Relations Commiltw "Just 69 days after the end of major combat operations, our forces and tieir Coalition partners are making significantprogress in helping Iraqis buildthe kind of country that will reflecttheir enormous talents and resources and that they can be proud of one day. Gettingrid of the Hussein regimefor good is not only in the interest 0'"the Iraqi people,it enhances the security ofAmericans andof people LhroifqhoutfneMiddie East .,The military and rehabilrationeffortsnow underway in Iraq ere anessential part of the war on terror. In fact, the battklo secure the the peace in Iraq IS row thecentral baele ~n war on i e r r o r . " M ~

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Gen. Richard Myem Meets witti Pakistani Countmart
ISLAMABAD,Pattatan, July 29 -Joint ChiefschairmanAir Force Gen. Riiad 0. Myers continued wnsultahom in South Asa with meetings wffi his Pakistani counterpartsHere t d a y The leaders discussed ongoing operations on the border with Afghanistan. Coalition!cops working in Afghanistan and Pakistanitroops in their country are cmtinuing me mtlilm effal lo trace Talban and a Qaeda. 1 US.. Allies, Help Iraals Reoair Their HealthCare System WASHINGTON, July 25,2003- Members of iraffs medical community -wBhU.S. and allied Help- are determined to restore their nation's health care systemafter decades of abuse and neglectby Saddam Hussein's regime, Do0'slop medical official said here today. Dr. William Winkmwe'der Jr., assistant secretaryofdefense a n for health atfais noted that Iraq has b energized and educated medicalwnmunity that's ready amdcapable ofreestablishing' the country'sposhionasone of the heal* JJ care IeadeE i n t k M,ddle E B t /tranSCriDt) WY

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Army Medical Teams to Investigate Overseas Pneumonia Cases WASHINGTON.Auq 5 -The U S Army is deploynq two medicat teams overseas -one to Germany and theother to Iraq to examine a spate of pneumonia cases within the U S Central Command region that apparently killed two soldiers Since March 1, about 100 active duty sewice members deployedto Southwest Asia in support of military n operationsi Afghanistan and Iraq have come down with pneumonia. DoD civilianand m J mdrfarymtc8 officiahtold reporters at a Pentagan p r e bnefing today. & @

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Secretary R u m s l e l d a n d CENTCOM C o m m a n d e r Gen. J o h n Abizaid B r i e f Pentagon P r e s s C o r p s Y s notthe lone American nfkman out here defending Iraq, We're working inconjunction with Iraqis tornake the place a betterplaceto live. That havmo been said, here's a hell of a lot more work that has to be done to secure iraa in terns of buiidina their capacilv And I know the secretary'stalkedto you a number of times about what we want to do with regardto bui ding international capacity. True. & ? g o t 27 nations as parto*the Coalition. They're up over20,000, and we hope lo increase that number over time We'rehopefulthat over time we (will) get Islamicforceshat would come into Iraq to help us So, it is notan Arnencan-o'liy mission by any stretcl o*the imagination. It's an Iraqi missbn, it >sa Coaiition mtssim, and wa are wti~ipating."(transcriotI lstowl Gen. John Obizald. Aw.21 A m b a s s a d o r B r e m e r Discusses B o m b l n a a t U.N. Headquarters I n B a a h d a d "The security problem now has got a terrorist dimension, which is new, hut the rest of the secunty is basically in betler shape than it was three months ago when Iarrived here It is true that we're takiw some casualtiesamong the Coalition forces, but that's largely comhg from a smaU groupof biler-e~!ersfrom former regime, and almost all of it in avery smallgeographicarea. Theattacks on the pipelinesthat you !he mentioned and on the electricityare basicallv a different ~ r o b l m .Those are attacks on the Iraai oeoole. as t$e actina ministerof oil made ckarin his press conference Saturday ",ianscnct of& Eartv Snow) AmbassadorL Paul Bremer.4 20

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WASHINGTON.Auo. 20.2003 - U S work with the United Nations to helo build liao MI 'IThis was! obvtoustv a w ~nfortunate IncKient, but it does not derail ourefforts: he said on CNN's 'Arne& Morning "As the presidentsaid in his statement at Crawford(Texas),we're going to go forward We havee wry good plan to deal wth problems of secunty and more importantfy 0 to get themnomy g m g here T k plitica process is well undw v.'
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Bush V o w 'No Retreat' In Global Antl-Terror Cammlnn WASHINGTON, Aug. 26- Preadent George Bush vowed today to continue the war against global terrorism America and its allies have achieved many vlctones agams'global terrorists since the attacte on the United States, Bush declared at the American Legion's national conventionin St. Louis. The president note0 that al Qaeda no longeris using Afghanistanas a haven, and that Saddam Hussein's brutaland ~ermrist.frrandlyWime was kicked out of w w r in Iraq. 0

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Iraqi Ministry of Health More than 500 security people have been trained, and a posttraumatic stress program for children and adub has begun. Doclors' salaries have gone from $20 a month to between $160 and $26C a month. Some9,OOOtons ofdrugs have beendistributed DoD Announces Sedtember 11 Commemorative Events The Department of Defense will commemoratethe terrons attack of Se~t. 11.200*, with Secetarvof Defense h a i d Rumsfeld participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery or Thursday, Sept. 11, at 9:30a.m. EDT, At 11 a.m. EDT. Secretary Rumsteld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gwi.Rclard B. ~ y e rUSAF, and Speaker Dmns Hastenwill i join Pentagonchaplains and employees in a cnapei flag presentationand stained glass window dedication ceremony, Deolwed Trooos Get Breakon School Loans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 - Military personnel who have beendeployed or mobilized are not requireO tomake student loan paymentsduring Iheir absences. Federal regulations require lenders to pastponethe student loan program paymentsof active duty military personnd. This appliesto members 01 the National Guard and Ready Reserves who have been wiled to active duty, as well as to active dirty personnel whose duty station has been changed as a result of a military mob!llzatim.

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Seaetary Donald Rumsfem,Sepl. 10 De~uty Secretary Wolfowlk Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Committee 'I'd like to focus ... on threecnllcal areas where we seek the support ofÈÈCongres and particulaity, of MscommBee: finl,lhe specificissue of obtaining theresourcesand the authority to train and equip and Held foreign military forcesfiqhtirq alongsideourown; second, to giveus the flexibility that we've asked for to reduce thestresson active duty end-strengih by making iteasiertoconvert militaryjobs tocivilian jobs, and most important, and most demandirq, to supportthe President's request, expressedsoforcefully Sunday night, b r t k resources n&d to wage and mn this war. We n e d resources for our mi ma^,' (tesbmanvtramcn~tl Deputy Secretary Paul Wotfowrtz, Sept 9

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M v m Wolfowtk Cite Progress in War on Terror WASHINGTON, Sept 11 T w years afterlarrorlslattacks at the Wodd Trade Center and the Pentagon,defense leaders said America has heeded that wake-upcall to the real threat of international terrorism,'and ismaking solid progress in the warm terrorism,"We've had great success in the last twc years," Air Force Gen, Richard B. w e n , charman of the Jo:nt Chisfs of M,said.

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Many Irani Artifact* Found, but Menv Still Mining WASHINGTON, Sept 10 -Precious artifacts looted from Iraqi museumsstortiyafter IhewarMth Iraq began slowly are findingtheir way back to where tney belong, said Marine Corps Cd. Matthew Bogdanos,the official leading the ibagency investigation. Bogdanos said so fardunw a fourmonth investigation, about 3,500 artifactshave been recovered and returnedto the Iraqi people, but many items r m i n mksing [transcrivl) fstorf~ Afnhan NationalAnnv Kevtotfnhan N a b n l l t m G A R 3 2 Alglan star Sep; 7 - Tne A'ciar r ^ t i r n a l h y s m e key tooceno nr me ilenm ~c m w v s nfl.ence tnr~ghoul Afgnsnisia- Crfw=e Sec'eiary 3 o i a 3 P -n-sfe a TW a p d m d mat army oumg a m i lo me Pro. nc ai Roconsir~ci Team neavq-artm on lerelocsy OTc 3 ssao n e A ' p n am, nas a r m 5 000 sodiirs t resorts 1 tne mer m g u n n e r neacw by -am o Karza 1 s arm of 3 'he f e ' T ~m a ' ef'ons ir A'gnm 5197 "ne OM s trat :ne army m ~ I ¥aiJ/er-k<,r n h*ido,h fr ¥ tnr IT I pfui f i t a gdwnioi maintains.

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Secretary Rumsfeld News Conference o n Pronress In Iraq ' i f vou com~are ~roaress Iraa to what haocened in Germanv afterWftrM War il. 1'm told that in Germanv it took three wars beet the in an ndepenoen cenlra i a i i t n lra] :IOOK wvo'mont~~ got ~ e r m a n ce estab m e d r mi(14 m o m s i n Iraq, rwo months To Tc po gel a new Germai c-rrcncy. tnrec {ears In w,two and a naif m l n s To n a e a German wo.net 14 mcntns In Iraq. four moms. %some m ngs a-e oe 7g acn e m ata g m c f p ' m m w t 4 i m W

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M v m Sets Upbeat Repot on Kosovn PRISTINA, Kosovo, Sept. 17 - A i r Form Sen. Richard 6. Myers had just finished answering a news conference question hers on how long U.S. troops would be in Iraq when a Kosovar reporter piped up, 'We want you to slay here for a hundred years: he said Myers said that while thesituation in Kosovo isstabillzing, challenges remain. Hesaid the U,S military is in Kosovo as Dart of the greater NATO mission. The United States will stand with the NATO allies and will not teaweark. he said. "In together, out together is the plan." he saidduring the press conference. Thechairman said NATO wll continueto study the situationin the region, and is e ~almostcon~nuously" reviwing the I m p leveb W ânthe country
Imtalleibni Gear Uc for Hurricane Isabel WASHINGTON, Sapt 16-Military bases along Hie Easl &&are taking stepsto protect people, ships, aircraft and facilitiesfrom the potential destructive winds and water of Hurricane Isabel. Ships were being ordered out tosea, aircraft we'eflying west, and instllAcm throughout the mid-Atlantic were bracing for the potential of maximum sustained winds near 115 miles per hour. In addition, news reports said the Navy was calling for the voluntary evacuation of all ts personre in advance ofthe humane's approah &y) FilioinoTrContribute t o I n g Stabill CAMP UDAIRI, Kuwait Soldiers and civiliansfrom the Philippines deployedto Iraq in late August to provide peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people. The Philippines has also sent a last; force of civilian medml and police nrofessionais. The m c e will train the Iraqi police force, and the engineers will provide some assistance with construction for civil and military projects," said Bra. Gen Pedro Ramboanga,commander of the Philippine Humanilar~an Contiwent toirao. The Phiti~olneshas oldced a totalot 500~eoote- both soldiersand civilians- to assist with nest-war rehabiiiatiin and reconstruction.'lstav!

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Sacrataw Rumsfeld Testifies About War on Terror Before the Senate ADDrODriations Committee "As a sign of his conviction that we must prosecutethis war, and defeat those who threaten us, the President has requested $67 billion in emergency funds to fight the war on tenor The vast majority of the funds the President has requested will go to the troops who are risking their lives In this struggle. Of the $87 billion in the Resident's request, $66 billion Is to support ongoing militaryoperations money for military Pay, fuel, transportation, maintenance, weapons, equipment, lifesaving body armor, ammunition and other cnticai military needs... The remaining $21 billion is to heip the people of Afghanistan and Iraq secure their nations far freedom - so that they can get on a path to stability, self-pwrnment and sen-reliance ' Dreoared statement] Secretary Donald RumsfeM, Sept. 24,2003 Washington, D.C. Gen. John Ablzald TeMKiet Before SenateArmed Services Committee "We a n focusing our efforts in five areas. (1) improving intelligence; (2) developing Iraqi security forces; (3) internationalizing our security and effort; (4) protecting the inqrastructure, (5) helmng to communicate our aims, plans and successes to the Iraqi people. We have also reposltonedforces to concentrate our efforts in problem areas and establisha higher degree of control over Iraq's borders In areasin which we achieve stability, we will disengageour forces and turn over security responsibilitiesto Iraqis while maintaining the capabilityto anticipate and respond rapidly lo any changes in the situation. Later, as the New Iraq expands its security capacity, we intend to move our forces to less Vkible locations from which we can react to externalthreats and prepare to relinquish nationaldefense responsibilities to the New Ira1 Army,' heDarec s t a t e m e n t l u Gen. John AMzaB, Sepi 25,2003, Washington. D.C.

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Secretaw Rumsfeld. Gen. Mvers Brief Pentagon Press CorDs: SecretarvSays Bulk of Money for Iraa Will Come From Iraals "Some have properly asked why the Arrerican taxpayer should pay $20 billon to train Iraqis to providefortheir own security in that country
and to repair Iraqi infrastructura,It's afair question. Theansweris so that Iraqiscan take responsiblttyfortheir own secuiityand for th? reconstruction oftheir country as quickly as possible, and U.S. forces and Coalition forces can turn the responabilfly over to the Iraqis. The $20 billion lhe President requested is not Intended to cover all of Irq's needs The bulk ofthe funds for Iraq's reconstruction wit! come from Iraqis- from Oil revenues recovered assets, international trade, direct foreign investment, as well as some contributions we've already receNd ar% h p e to receive from the inlemationalcommunhy,"{tranmipt~Men\ Secretary DonaldRumsfeld, Oel. 2,2003

Brio. e n . Cone Brlellna on Joint Lewms L e a M From Omration I m ee &r d & "The (lessons learned) process Involvesthousands of hours of observation, of key meetings and key decisions wiih people In the room taking notes. etcetera,..The key points !hat the leaders I interviewed mentioned were: A, having initiativelo determine time and place of attack; B, having better and morelimely information than the enemy again, a relativecomparison:theability tolevaragethe air and sea arm intothe ground fighl because we achieved air and sea supremacy soquickly, and !hen the application of precision, precision fires on a scope and scale t M s unpreedentd, lhnked to sped and depth of ground manewer"~lranscriot~ lsI04 Brio. Sen Robert W, Cone, Oci 2,2003

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NORTnCOM CUM Saw J.S. Betier PremrtdTo FaceTen-orktT n m B AASh hGTON, On 2 -The .n tea Stares 6Ocre'wepatea to face tenorst mrm'cca, an0 me. S kcn-em C m - t m w mmue tc mprove 1 %
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Secretary Rumsfeld and NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson Briar Press at NATO Meeting In Colorado S~rinos, Colorado "The goal ofthe Coalition is not to becomethe permanent provider of secunty fo' that country Rather, lt is to be there fcr a short penod, whatever it

takes, assist in getting the Iraqi forces up to speed and armed an0 equipped end trained so that they can, In fact, provdefor Iraq's security, Mich is the job of Iraqis, not of Americans, not of Coalition forces, except for a period, and then allow them to take that over. The same thing's true in the political area, Mere the transitionwill go from the Coallwn ProvisionalAufrority, a transfer of sovereigntyover a period of tme to the Iraqi g m m e n t as it wolves: lbansoi~t. t m s Secretan Donald Rumsfeld, Oct 8.2003
Deputy SecretaryWolfowttz Accepts the Keeperof the FlameAward "Success in the battle for democracy in Iraq will be a maior victory lr the war against terrorism Iraqis understand this. And akmqslde us, they are w n ni; na'd 10'qn tre forces o* aice' aio icpeiessrcss Tw, are see ag 6s cpport-n l y m m o e tne' a n t r y forwan Tr-e orave Americans

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Media's Focus After Interim Report Sumrises TODArms Inspector WASHINGTON, OcL 5 -The man leading the search for weapons of mass destructionin Iran emressed sumrise that meda reDOftsfocusadmainlv on what
his team has yeti0 find and no1on what It has turned up so tar a* h l i ~ c t2 . interimreport to Congress. David Kay, chef U S arms inspector, told nost Tony Snow on the 'Fox News Sunday" bat while his team indeed has yet to find Illicit weapons, 'I'm sort of amazed that what was powerfulinformation about both (the farmer Iraqi regime's) intent and their actual activities that were not known and were hidden from (United Nations)inspectorsseems notto havemade it to the mess ' This is informationfthatl if it hadbeen available last vear would have

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Number of Attacks In Ima Constant, E m v Tactics Change WASH'NGTON, Get 6 --While the number of attacks against Coalitiontroops111 Ira0 has remainedconstant,the tactics eiemv forcesuse have chanoed. Coalition officials sad in Baghdad he nature of enemy action against coalitionforces has changed since May 1,officials sald Enemy forces are moving away from smallunit infantry attacks againstCoalltion forces. Regime holdouts are movmg toward more hit-and-runattacks using improvised explosive devices, mortarsor rocket-

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Create a secure environrwnt' Woltowitz Asserts Value of Ground Forces WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 -Ground forces are an importantpart ofthe Defense Departmentsplans in transformingitselfto meet 21stmnturychallenges, Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said at a soeech to members of the Association ofthe U.S A& Wolfowitzsald hs's ou&d bv media re~orts sav civilian leaders that forces are obsolete 'Yes, die armed forces today have mm& Dink bogglinglong-rangeprecision-strike capabilities,"Wolfowib sald, 'and yes.we intend w take full advantage ofthat But hat hardly siioqests that the Army Isno

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"I don't think we wuid i g w e how tough conditions arein Iraq. I mean, weare still a nation atwar. We'reat waragainst terrorism... And, white theVrevolunteers,and while thevraised their riaht hand anti thevwanied to 00 defend their country and are~roud do that.our obiloation is to . " 13 p'ovice as m-c" q.2 1 3' ¥'as . can fi't'-er t e a c k h e n to wnn"e: , e ax lo 1- r 'ar i s t a x So tnis s a very ¥o-q and say o f l ~ ~ l e n ~ f w m y i tA n f e s-%ev I -Ire S'a5 a v Sir pes) as reao t aM.ia t i ro saa-nar norae was OA ifto-t~ms r f . 3 ~move a e q e to 2.e-e t s s o w % rq he lane ver) 6e-v w i x s i ) (am na!) we ood ata tne1 me ' .ifaisc:p:. story.
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Bush: Iraa IsMaklna Prwress Undera Clear Strategy WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 -The United Statesand its Coalition partners are rnakiw progressin rebuilding Iraq into'astable,just and prosperous country" thatdoesn't threaten its neighbors or the worid, President Bush said Oct. 11 during his weekly radio address. He emphasized that the U.S.and the Coalition'arefollowtnga dear strategy" in rebuilding Iraq The President said the United States remains committed 'to expanding internatonal cooperation in the mnstrucliw and ~ c u r i t o! l r a q . " O [radio address1 y Planning for Reolacinn Troo~s Iraq In WASHINGTON, Oct, 16 -Whether or not anothermultinational division is ready for deployment in February, the101stAirborne WIII wme home on time, said U S, Central Cornmarc officials.A plan unveiled in July called b r a multinational divisionto replace the 1C1s1in Mosul, Iraq, in February Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said he still hopes an international divisionwill be ready for duty in Iraq, but tee U.S military is making plans incase thisdoes s not happen, Rurrsfeld said getting a multnational division in place i complicated and wiii take time. He said the nation providi~g Iroops would have to work with the U.S. Central Command and the Ihqi Governing Council. The nation would haveto workout a memorandum of understanding on how the troops would be supplied, where they would be based and howtheywould receive orders. 'That suggests to methat it wil'take a bit oftime,'hesaid during a Pentagon pressconferenceon Oct. 16 [transcdMi istoM

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B n d P w m o n Pre8g&tp " " l e qoa o.ef m e s to ao.~SitneJ S ' o v y n i n rec and xressng? pass respois b.ny for secunly and governanceof thecountry to me w ? e of r a q Trats m y l i e Coa t c i has tra neo scrre 95 9 0 rac faces n [~stoverfiife months. 55 OW po ce,6.400oorder guards, 18,700 s e ~ n in the Facilities Protection Service, a 700-man battalion in the new Iraqi army and 4,700 in the new Iraqi civil g defense corps. And there are an additional 10,000 above the 85,000 that are currently in training fo;these various Iraqi security forces There are, as you know, some 32 countries that have 24,000troopson the ground in Iraq, as well We're still in discussion with otter w u n t ~whtch are also consideringsending troopsas well as other types of s u p p V [IrenscriDt story, briefinq sMes1 , Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Oct.21 Ambassador Bremer's Remarks to the Madhd Donors'~&ference "Iraq's progress towards a constitution, elections and sovereignty is well advanced. Additionally, Iraq has already Implementeda series of economic measures whicti will Drove vew attractive to nrivate investors from inside and outsidelran. Reconstruction efforts amaoina " forward evewdav. 1 ume voutn I& now in b t m n s t r k t i o n e t h I t AH te irani rwinle Sunni and ~ h i a h Kud a n d ~ r a h f m m l h e " marsies tome iro."ta i s neec yoJrass stance n a vast an'i hisiorc m e & % s Tne c o m e s re~resentedm is ha may nave d sagreea In me past be may o ^agree tocay on one pa 1 or s o f t e r But by o.r presence f-e s gn fy inat Ãagree on one ma or 1 point. The Iraqi people need help to realize their future of tmpe;we are ready to wntnbute "(prepared remarks) Ambassador L Paul Bremer Ill. Oct. 24 Secmaw an0 - R~msfetd Gen. Pe!e~Ptya

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Irau Im~mvinn, ChallennesRemain, Sanchez Reports But WASHINGTON. Oct. 23 -The commanderof Coalitionground forcesln Iraq, Lt. Gen, RicardoSanchez, said theCoalition has a foundation of support imow the Iraqi people, 'Once we get economic progress and the law and order capacitiesbit in the country, (bat) will go a Ion9 way towards reestablishnq a safe and secure environment here in this country,"he said,"If

Fulbripht ScholarehioProoram Beams Aoain In Iraq BAGHDAD, On 21 -Ambassador Brewer announced the

IraulsStrivefor Pmuressln EconomicSDhen WASHINGTON, Ocl. 23 -Three numbers of the Iraqi Ministryof Liter and SocialAffairs, in the United States to learn how to set up national employment and training programs, briefed Pentagonreporters on emnonlic ptoyes; I .l'naieii t ~ r s v m a y e 0s mwepa~ev i raq mey inaq ce m sac .'aq nas great ireos.'es h m me Z i ~ . ' a ii .f 0 ire Bagnoac : V ~ s e m Em) OP rn k wwrrn Musllm Hoh Montt of Ramadan to Benin (By Raba Jami, Special to American Forces Press Servfce) VWSHINGTON, OB.20 -More than 1.2 billion Muslims W S e ÃÃ ˆ celebratethestart of Ramadan, Islam's holy month of fastog, on O c t . 2 6 ~ Oct. 27. Many Muslims attend even'ng"tarawa8h"prayer st their local mosque, which involves the recitation of one thirteth of the Koran. By going tothese prayerseach night, a Mush wilt hear the entire book recited by the end of the month Istow)

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idea that there's some short-term fix- youcan put up ~rricades around your building Sure, that'll step a truck. And youcando that. And you can hang wiremesh over your building, and 11'i repel arockel-propeiiedgrenade And then they'll attack softtargets goingtoand from

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Mal. Gen. Raymond Odinrno, Commander of the 4th Infantry Division, Holds Press Conference from Tikrft "Wearegetting more and more tipsevery day,,,probabiyten- ortwenty fold more than when we first started,,. Even moreimportantiy,it's s more accurate human information In fact, our success rate i about 90 percent now accurate, where in the beginning ft was 40 to 50 percent Some of that has to do with our abili!y lo understand, M o m ourqood informants and whoqivesusoood information and whodoesn't because there are those who try to give us false information. And we've sorted through mostof that. There are threats to Iraqis who wme forward. There is intimidation that is attempted That's part of this regime. They don't care what they do to their people. They don't care about the Iraqi peopk All they m e about IS mmmg back into pmer,'[transc~~t~ fstory) Ma], Gen. Raymond Odlemo, Oct, 27

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DfiDutv Secretary Wolfowitz Sneaks on Iraol Reconstruction to George Mason UniversiWt Mercatus Center Audience "Our Plan in Iraq called for an Iraqi cabinet of ministers, which tookoffice in fwrrnonths; ittwk 14 months to reach that milestone in post-war Germany. O r plan for Iraq Caed for an indepndent central bank. which was achieved in two months, it took three ware in mt-war u Germany. Ourplan called for establishing a new Iraq, currency, which was announced in t w months and in circuialbn in five, it took three Yearstodothat In post-war Germany. The plan cafledfor new Iraqi Police Force which was accomplished in two months' ittook 14 monthsin post-war Germany. The plan called for the establishment of anew Iraqi army. ltbegan training within three months and completed training of the first banarm in less than five, it took I 0 y e m to staM upthe German amy: Depuly Smetary Paul Wdfowitz, Nov. 4

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President Signs 187.5 Bllilon Packagefor Iran. Afahantetan WASHINGTON,Nov. 6 -'Noenemy orfriend can doubt thatAmerica has the resources and the will to see thiswar through to wctory,hid President Bush before signing me $87.5 billionsuppiementalappropriations bill for milita) operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, He called America's investment in iraq and Afghanistan the 'grealestcommitment' s~ince Marehal Ran. the "Byttwxtion we show thegenerous spirit of our country,and we serve the interest of our country, because our security is asstake; he said. "The Middle East r e o w will either become a place of progress and peace or it Mil remainamurce of vioknce and m r . " M lpresdent's rem*ks]

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Brig. Gen. Demosev Briefs Press on Operation Iron Hammer. S a w Attacks Down Seventy Percent "Hem in Bwhdad we do two things We're either fightinq for mte'l~genceor we're fightng based on that inteiligerce. This particular operation is the result ofseveral weeks of Intelligence gains, largely human intehgence,and largely provided bythe citizensof Baghdad, aswellas "Pieoperationwas extensive patternanalysisby our intelligenceexpertsto determine who, where and how the enemy is attacking us... planned and is being conducted in three phases. Weattack basedon intelligence,and then we fight far additlonaitntellgence .We'reimking for those individuals who are fighting us. And then we will attack, again, based on that intelligence, as well as exploiting the intelligence Brat we've gained in the earlier phases Each phase is event-driven, not time-Criven.'(transcript) istow) Brig. Gen. Martin Dempsey
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Secretary Rumsfeld and Chairman Mvers: Iraq Update from the Pentaqon n 'Tnis Tnar.dsgiv ng we have a g!eat deaf :o oe !hankfu for tnar.kf.1 for the brave Amencais d o serve oJr m ~ n l r y me gl0Da war on *no'- an0 w p a / espec a' / for me famil es of those v,no have g ven tner i#es: Inose tam es can mow that millionsof Americans will have them in their thouohts and oravers: and thankful for the forcesfrom all of our Coalition partners, many of whom have been injured or killed, including the bra& Iraqis who have died in the service of their country's
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Secretary Rumsfeld Praises NATO Transformation 'The more the United States has looked at our circumstance and the more NATO has looked at NATO's circumstance, we have tendedto move towardsa capabilities-based approach cmbilitiesaredifferentthan numbers ofthinqs (in The past) welooked at numtersoftroops or numbers oftanks or numberso'aircraft or numbers of shipsanfl began to m a k judgmentsaboutcapabilitiesbased on numbers. Of wurse the real world today is a single precision bombcan do what six, eight or tendumb bombs cando.' l t ~ n s c h iistow) l Secrelaw DonaM Rumsfeld, Dec. 1,2(103 NATO Conference.Brussels Undereecrelary of Defmsa for PolicvDouglas J. Fekh Discusses Translonnatlon "Let's beciearabout what we are and what were not aimina toachievethmuo^i tiansfmlnoourolobaldefanse~ostum are not aimtrm at We " retrencrmc ' c-na rq S ccmniie'ts s>aiionsfr o Jnisieia sm. 01%cc')~r3r\ o.rrea gnmeni pansarc mot ~atm appreoak ' oy Of h e stratesc va -e c'cc'ense a axes arc cannersn 3s *rh omsf m l e s V.eareaIm.q 10 ncrease 0 a& Q 10fif c.r ntema?ona . 1 comn'lmenls inore efec ie f Ae 'P am 76 lo cis.-re1halo.i all awes arecapaoe a'to'oafe s s ' s ~ o e r e k m t nme f.tLre' an0 iransciot @~orvl Undersecretaryof Defense Douglas J. F& Dec. 3 Address to the Center for Strategic InternationalStudies

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From the Podium
Secretary Rumsfeld andGen. Myers Brief Pentagon Press Corps 'Iraqi security forces now number close to 160,000, are assuning more- cesponsibilityfor the security oftheir country. In Kilkuk, General Odlemo reports that today nearly all cnme is dealt with by the 2,200 Coalition-trained Iraqi security police. Joint patrols havelargelyended, and Iraqis have stepped forwan3 in that particular area to patrol on their own. 1should underlinethat each portion of the country is different, and thafs not the pattern everywhere, to be sure. But it is the pattern there There's acity iail, afunctioning Iraqi court system. So Iraqisnow can begtn to handb crim, Iron arrest to trial to sentencing." fkaiscriotl istow1 fstowl Secretary Donald Rumsfeu, Dec. 9.2003 Secretary Rumsfeld'a Television Address to the Iraol People "Today, in Kirkuk and Baghdac, I bad a chance to meet with some of the courageous Iraqi fighterswho have volunteered to serve En the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps They are impressive They areserving alongside many other brave Iraqis,who havejoined the new Iraqi Army. as well as the border guard, police and facilities protectionservice - and the equally courageous civilians,who are serving in local and national governing institutions, paving the way for the establishment @ a transitionalgovernmentnext year, a new iraqi constitutionand freeelactions." [transcript\ IstwJ Secrrtarf DonaB RumsteU, k c . 5,2003

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Defense Auditore Investinate Potential KBR Overcharow WASHINGTON. Cac. 11- Halliburton'sKellogg, Brown and Root, a long-timesupplierof logisticalsupport for the military, may have overpriced fuel provided to the Iraqi people by as much as $61 millton, according to defense contract auditors Defense auditors have also discovered a $67 million billingdispute for dining facility services. Officialsare making sum aggressive aeion is taken to w i v e these issues [stowj itranscnotl Only Coalition Countries Allowed t o Bid on Iran1Contracts WASHINGTON. Dec. 10-Only nations committed to Operation Iraqi Freedom may Udon contracts to rebuild Iraq, Pentagon officials said today. Nations that are not part of the Coalition cannot serve as pnme contractorsfor any of the $18 6 billion in reconstruction funds provided by Congress as part of the fiscal 2024 derense supplemental spendng bill

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President Bush Addresses the Nation on the Caoture of Saddam Hussein 'I haveamessageforthe Iraqi people YOU not have to fearthe ruleof Saddam Husseinever again, Ati Iraqiswhotate thesideof will freedom have taken the winning side. The goals of our Coalition are the same as your goals sovereignty for yourcountry, dignity for your great culture, and forevery Iraqi citizen,theopportunity for a Setter Me,. i also havea message for all Americans. Thecaptureof Saddam Hussein does not mean the end of violence in Iraq We still face terrorists who would rather go on killing the innocent than accept the rise of a (St@ IiSefiy in the heafl of the Middle East Such men are a dlreclthreat to the American p p l e , and they wlll b ~feated."Itranscn~t~

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Statement b v Secretaw Rumsfeld on Saddarn's Capture 'Yesterday's successful capture was the result of close coordinationof intelligenceand a rapid, skillfully-executed military actionby U.S. forces It reflectshart work, the courage and the determination of U S and Coalition forces serving in Iraq. Americans c m be Bnonnously proud ofthem. It is important to remember that each is avolunteer. Each sleppedforward toserve and to help fighttheglobal war on tenor. Challerges remain, to be sure. But, as President Rush %id kday,lhe Unkd Staksvd sm this mission thm~h:~mscric4I fslofyl

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Ambassador Bremar and L t Gen. Ricardo Sanchez Briefing from Baghdad "Ladiesand gentlemen. Wegot himladdam Hussein wascaptured Saturday,December 13th at about 830 p.m. total inacellarin thetown of Abduar which is about 15 kilometerssouthof Tiknt..,i wanttosay afew wordsto the peopleof Iraq. This isagreat day in Iraq's history. For decades hundreds of thousands of you sufferedat the hands of this cruel man For decades Saddam Hussein divided you citizens against each other. For decades he threatenedand attacked your neighbors. Those days are overforever. Now it is time to look to the future -to your future of hcp2 to a futw of mncliiation '[tranxrivt) fsbw) Ambassador Bnarror, Dec. 14,2003

Statement b v Prime Mntetnr Blair
"TotheSunnis whose allegiance Saddam falsefydslrned I say them Isa place for you playingafull part inanew and ademocratlclraq. To those formaiiv in Saddam's Pa&. there bv force and not bvmvfrrlffl. Isav w f a n out the w s l behind us. Where his mte meant tenor and ) @ s e k : 1 b d~wson imtal~ty hiscapiure hringibout unity, ! and let remkihationand ph e k e n 4 qthe p o f l e In l Prime MinisterHair. Dec.14.2003

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Saddam H l a m n 'Caunfit L i b a Rat,' 4th ID Corninandor S n i WASHINGTON. Da. 14 Saddam Hussein was'caught like a ray andoffered m resistance when US. soldiers captured him near Tiknt on Dec 13, Ma. Gen RaymondT. Odierio said today. Saddam was found hiding at the bottom of a tele hidden on a farm near his hometown. Rouqhly 600U.S. soldiere wereinvolved in theoperation, but noshots were m) flred. & y

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k m b Rdmsfeld. GOn M v a n E n 6 Pmtaaon Press~ Tie cosal m r on teror s no1 somen nq i r a i s qoinq 'o end precptiousiy and n s noigomg to end with a s m m e r on the USS MISSOJO 16 a war were we habe nochoice c-110 go aver tv'emns's wneretngy are Tenonm .s notsomeftinq mat you c n a defend aqatnst In your homeland and think that they're notwing to bother you. They did hotherus: they killed 3,000 people. They are bothering us now with threats that swoest that we neededto elevate the threat levels. Our choice is the only choice, and that is ifwe want to live as free people, we simplyhave to find the terronsts where they are and capture or kill them and break up the terrorist networks and dry up their funding. And we have moved through the past 12 months and made notable, specific progress in a variety of ways And ( W s ) not to suggest that its over it isn't: ( t r a w r i ~ t ) (stov) Secretary Donald Rumsfem, Dec. a,2003 Washington, DC

on a monthlybasis. It just provides usa larger sample from which to draw. But clearly, the attacks on us have gone down. The intelkgencek i w p r n ~ d for us by l m i Iraqis has gone up,' W m s c n ~ t(swrfj d l Brio. Sen. Martin Danosev, 08% 31,2003 . . Baghdad, Iraq

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Transfonnina the M i l i i WASHINGTON, Dec, 31 -"Keep in mind that at tie k a r t of iraifonnallon m behavkfal ctianqe that is. the forces are abteto behine in a different way,'siid Rebred Navy VIM AdmiralAmur Cebrowski,chief of the Defense Department'sIransfmatiwi office. "Frequently,new equipment can catalyze new behavior end make new tactics possible,and that's laudable But it's the behavior that counts -new tactics, new processes, new doctrine, new organizational structures, new informationflows Thafs where the iransformationis, and it all involvespeopie advancing new k l e a s ' m m

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Secretary Rumsfeld Discusses DoD Priorities for 2004 'Our agenda is clear. The global war on terror is continuing, and it will for the foreseeable future As we prosecute the war, we'll need to continue to strengthen, improve and transform our forces; modernize and restructure programs and wmmands, which we're working on, streamline DOD processes and procedures. Already what I would characterize as remarkable progress has been made in these areas," (Transcript. News Briefina with Sec Rumsfeld & Gen. Myers) Secmtary of Defense Donald R M (Jmuwy 6,2004) &

Brio. Gen. Kimmttt Briefs on ProgressIn Iraq "Ba'ath Party weapons turn-ins continue A Shita'bahlevel Ba'ath Pa* member from Tall Afartuined In a total of 76 AK47s and 108 AK magazines, A Shua'bahlevel Ba'ath party member from Zumartumed in 98 82mm mortar rounds and one complete 8 2 m mortar system and a sandbag full of mortar fuses The weapons turn-ins are continuing in the north, and [are]evidence of the former Ba'ath pa* members willingrm to suppniwalitm xtivitiesand asMh the mnstmcLbn of a m Iraq: (Tranxript: Provisional Authority Bnefinq from Baghdad)
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Secretary Rurnsfeld, Gen. Pace Hold Press Brieflnq on End Straqth, Iraq Operations 'The (Defense) department has several dozen initiatives underway to relieve stress on the force and to increase its capability. We're Inveshnq in new information-aqetechnoloqies, prea&on weapons, unmanned air and sea vehicles, and other less manpower-intensive platforms and technologies. we're working to increase the [ointnessof our forces, creating power that exceeds the sum of the individual services. We're in the o r m s s of rebalancino the active force with the Guarj and Reserve, to reduce our reliance on inwluntafv mob izaton o f g ~ a rard reserve forces fora n m b e of Ireamfly needed sc 6 An0 here wo'x r g ia take pDs CLrrerny pe^amâ‚ by j un@w p e m n i e l ang cower @em ma, a?.obs fm?g n I@? persoorel for rn !taytasxs. uansmx, ,sIwl

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Brig. Gen. David Blackledne Bdek From Baghdad on Posl-Saddam Iraq 'For the first In e n 30 years, an noepen4enr;-dcrary s fi~nc:iorng. arc reany a1 of Iraq's400 w A s areopen Baghdad mwnas 08 neqnbonood ad~sory co.ncn Tbc anzcnso' raq stav nformcd aboir dc.copmnts ntne wunrythm.gn more than 200 independent newspapers.. The Iraqi people see the improvements and are optimistic. Seven out of 10 Iraqis expect their country and their pmonal lives to b tener five years fmm now" l k a n m ~ t 1L e )m Bng Gen David N BlackMge. Jan 14,2004 Baghdad, Iraq

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Saddam is a POW, But5B1Us Could Ctenw WASHINGTON Jan 1 0 - The United States now msdersformer Ira1dictator asenlor Saddam Hussein to be a prisoner of war under me Geneva ~onventiom, U.S officialsaid today in Baghdad Hussein has been accused of being responsiblefor thedeaths of up to 300,OCOIraqis during his 24-year rule, including m n g ckmbal waapns against those who oppnad him. &!cgj IwlsCornina Fomrd With Infomation Since Saddam's C WASHINGTON,Jan, 14- Dwpileaitacts against U.S. and CoaliBonbmpand tnnocenl Iraqis, an encouragingtrend since Saddam Hussein's capture has been the increasingnumber of Iraqis who are coming forward with information,Marine Corps General Peter Pace told reporters Jan, 13 during a Pentagon briefing with Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Pace said both those who had no apparentprevious affiliation witti the Ba'ath Party and now some previous Ba'ath Party officials are
A Mongolian honor guard salutes durmg welcoming s f o r Gen. Richard 0. Mven charman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Jan 13 2004 Myers becamethe first chairman to visit Mongolia He thanked Te Mongolian leadersfor their support in h Operation Iraqi Freedom. (AmericanForces Press %ME photo by J)m Garamonel lswj

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Ma Gen. Odiemo. Commanoma General of m e 4h Infantry Division. Gives Uodateon Pmomss In Iraq t Tne former reg me ee'ncnts AC r.ave 0eeicomoa:xl hale wer ai-o~int 'ne r awes CaPt~nna to Saooam m a maiuropera'iona! and psvchoiwical defeat fortheenemv. But a more irioortant result of hiscaoture is the i&asein accurate inforrnatiln bmuaht forward 3y 1% sat ow i g 6 to c o r o i t n.mero~s precse rads to k of capt-re f i n a r - m E J rnproma explosiveoevceJ"maken am3 md-eve eaters of Ire forne' reg ire mese gro.3~ are st 4 atireat WI a fract~reosporaac tireal ~ t it'e eaoersh p n &tab zM f i a x e s titeu ctea an0 no nope of me Baatnisis' r e t m O p o w r I "It is so Clear here on a day-today has'rsthe difference from 30 days ago, the difference from two weeks ago. You see the consfruction going on, the mads being paved in the center of Kirkuk, You see the amount of people now working. You see the amount of people volunteering to be policemen,volunteering to be In the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, You see improvements- the gas lines have now gone awayagain. So...we seeconstant improvement. And so it isgetting better. The type of attacks are really much less violent, much less coordinated, but they still do have effects sometimes. Thafs why Itry to make sure I paint the picture that it is Improving,that we are making significant progress. That's not to say that there are still not people shooting at us here, there are still not people trying to work our wIL But the pwress really IS vety m g o d . ' [tmnscn~tlk t w ) y

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SPA RegwSU U.N. Team to Sea If Elections Can M o w Fonnrd WASHINGTON,Jan. 22 ..The Coallton ProvisionalAuthority (CPA) has asked the United Natlonsm send a team of advisors to take a look at the viability of direct elachons in Ira0 The reaiiestcomes' id months before the June 30 handoverof sovereion6in the country a timetable set bv Nov 15 ' agreement and stangry wppomd by ~res~denI"E&

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LL G m S a n ~ ~ G l v ~ ~ O ~ e r Uodatnn ~ l(m a U o on l 'Cur a;pss re etms !o K 01 c3o'.re'ormer r e y o elements and other noncmat ant'o'ces foregnIcnters and onerthreats Tat are 0.d mere l i m r e con' 7 - i g to an=a"e raq pmio n 3 e oeer x d c ~ l a d y suce^st- m s mi Aeen Among !ne 'aplurea #as hassan Gnui, n *no 'c-moo a -ec- y -0 Wa 13r? i< Moiannea ire nasiermind of tnc Sep*embe, 1 'm 2001 anacus v e - 0 ten Sates For monfis 've been saying that at Qaeda'sfingerprintshave been here in Iraq. Thweare showing themselves in the techniques that were being employed by foreign fighters,and ths included thetactics being employed by suicide bombers against innocent Iraqis and against Coalitionforces. Of course, the capture of Gbul is pretty strong proof trial a Qaeda is trying to gain a foolhold here tocontinue their murderous campaigns. Ghuk 1

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Gen. RichardB. MvnCall! Resewitit 'America's Treasure' 'Four centuries ago, our militias look uptheir musketsto defend theirfamllies, Iheirfrierds, and to fight forthelr liberty. Today our all-volunteer forcefulfills thatsolemn contract soelledout in the first lines ofthe Constitution'to provide for the common defense'... These menard women bnng a great enthusiasm (to the military). They bring experience not just from their militaryjobs. And they bnng a tremendous strerglt of ma1 charxier And may be that t a t part that (IS)the most ~mporhntthing resemisisbnrg t o t h flght."@&d

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"We know Saddam Hussein had the capability to produce weapons of mass destruction He had the scientists and technology in place to make those weapons. We know he had the necessary lnf'astruclure to produce weapons of mass destruction becausewe found the labs and dual use facilities that could be used to produce chemical and biological weapons We know he was developing the delivery systems, ballistic missiles fiat the United Nations had prohibited.We know Saddam Hussein had tl-e intent to arm his regimewith weawns of mass destruction, because he hid all those activities from the world until be last day of his regime. And Seddam Hussein had something else -- he had a record of using weapons of mass destructionaqanst his enemies and against innocent Iraqi citizens Knowing what 1 knew then. and he in knowing what I know today, Amem d~d r~ghlfiing 1req."-

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Rumsfeld Saw BetterManagementNeededfor Force WASHINGTON, Feb. 4- Delense Secretary Donald H, Rumsfeldhighlighted efforts bung made lo transformthemilitary even as me war on !error continues.Rumsfelc testified before fte Senate Armed Services Committee today He told the

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came heremay too sc-ss oirmwaresnmate on ma andnow we haw for folowd lraos oaveloomentof ç-n i f m s ocsirucnonpro~ains we. 0-er I 0 tears t s e s w v essenta 1 a0 so ooenv an0 tinesh I 0 have arquedfor patienceas wecontinue to leam the truth~eerenowhere u near the end of our work In iren, we need more lime. I have told w where we are and where our performance can be improved. Our analysts a1 the end of the day have a duty to inform and warn. They did so honestlyand with integritywhen making judgments about the dangers posed by Saddm Hussein . We canrol afford an environment to develop where analystsare afraid to make a cell Where mdaments are held back because analystsfear they wi! be wrong.Their work aid lheseludgmentsmakevitalmntributiom to ourimbon's ~cunty."~lransnotl lstoq) CIA Director (Sew Tend GeorgetownUniwdty, Feb. 5.20M

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defiance when Saddam Hussei~ passed up his final opportunity thatwasgiven to him in U N Resolution 1441 We may never know why Saddam Hussein made the choices he made. butwe do know this. He chose war. if he had chosen differently, ifthe Iraqi regime had taken the steps Libya is now taking, there would have been no war And the lessons are dear. Ch~ices Gary costs. Leaders who abandon the pursu~t ofthffie weapons will find an open path to better relations with the free n a t b s o f a e wdd: ItranscriDIl slow) Secretary Rumsfeid. Feb. 10,2004 Secretary Rumsfrid Addresses Munich Conference on Euroman Security Policy .In one year, NATO has undergone probably more positivechange than in most loyear periods in its history.We've streamlined the NATO Command Structure, stood up a new NATO Response Force; stood up a new chemical, biological,radiological and nuclearbattalion; worked with Poland and Spain to stand up a multinationaldivision in south centrai Iraq; stood up a transformation command that's working wth Allies (from all over the world) to improve interoperability and our ability to work together. (We've) deployed NATO forces to leadthe International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan - the A'iiance'sfirst mission outsideof Europe and the Norm Atlantic area; and we are piepariw t o w i m e seven Important new members to the Atliawe at the IstanbdiSummt laterthis year." Saretary RumsfeH, Feb. 7,2004 Munich, Germany

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Bush Asia forTouuher Focus on Weaponsof MasÈDestrucHo WASHINGTON, Feb. 11-Theunited States and Its alhes"wil1 aston every lead to find the middlemen, the suppliers and the buyers"t0 stop Hie soread of deadlv weawns President Bush said Wav Dunnc a speech at the National Defense Universityat Fort MCN& the president proposed ways to strengthen the world's effortsto stop weapons proliferation,including expaiding the work of the ProliferationSecurity Imtiabveto address more thm shipments and transfers @qyJ

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Coalition Nabs Another 'Most Want& Funltim WASHINGTON,Feb. 10- Ano'her fugitive featured in the decKof 55 playingcards signifying !he 'most wanted1' members of Saddam Hussein's regime is in Coalitioncustody Muhsin Khadral-Khafaiwas captured Feb. 7, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials announced today He was No. 48 on the 'mos! wanted" list and served Saddam's Ba'ath Party as a regional commander and as party chairman for the Oadsip? d ~ s t c t

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Secretary Rumsfeld Discusses Enemy Combatants + r . *Amenea s a n a T mat mar t 6 a a ne [:a r c t ask for b ~ t ts a war mat b e must fight Its a *arthat we must win, and we w l 0eta.n no e n e m mn'ba'anis s a sarroftnat uar ,hev are kina treatea n a manner oat s cons stent wthCie Geneva Conemon and,.. they are being treated in a manner that is in accordance with the principles upon which our nation was founded and has Ig ) nourish6dm~ [ b a c k q m u bnefina transcri~t~ g ~[hint Task Force Gwantanmo Bay web ste\(transcri~tfrom Tamm f ~ media interview1 Secretaq Donaa tl %mfelo, Feb 13 2004 Greater M arr Cnamacr o' Commerce, Kami ^la A&bncador Bremer Says Timeline for iraoi SwerelQnTv is Firm 'Tnore am 133 days oefore s(\ePecnty r e t ~ n to an a c i g o i e m m m o n June 30lh Changes .n the mechan sm for form rag an s interim oovemmen a? DOSS cie 0-'me cm nobs /.no nco t s m J d In b e Nwemcmr "Sin agresment me Govern rag CwncIand sovereiontv on a date certain. and we will aive it b t h e m ~ h e Coalition's goal has always the oako on ommised the Iraoi ~eoole a-d p m s y r o ~sovereign a i d mtec Tne plan to aci&mat g^a s o vded ~. been an i'aq wh en rs free a m aemocmc pe.&ii. into l n e ntecewnoenl pans Sec~rIIyso.errance and IPe ecmomy h e w made gma'Prqres3 ln a Wee. k m d EW

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Middle East Enmod In War Between Extremist& Moderates WASHINGTON, March 3 -The Coalition against terrorfsts is e n g w in a war to ensure the will of the many preveiis against the wshes of afew, said Defense Department leaders before the House Armed Sewices Cammiltee today Army Gen John Abizaid, cornmenderof U S Central Command, and Peter Rodman. assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. told the representativesthatthe recent attacks in Baghdad and Karbala underscore the danger still facing the Coalition in the recion Abeaid stmssad the warin not just for slabil'zation,but afight 'haul exlremism vs moderation. ITSafight about the ideas of free men vs those who would w emlave peo@e."M l

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YJ S. and internationalforcesare in Haiti at the requestof the new president of Haiti and insupportofU.N, Resolution 1529authorizingthe deployment of a multinational interim force (MIF) We (mpreciale) the great support of our partner nations from Canada, Chile and Franceand are wrking very closely with them to expedite the security and sta&ility of the country As of today, we've flown over 75fllghk into Haiti, deliveringapproximately 1,600 U S troops, more than 1,900 tons of equipment and supplies More than2,400 forces are on fte groundas r p a of the M F Haiti 1,600 U S , about 516 French, 328 C h i l e m 52Canadims, wth 400 me amving w t h i n t k w k ' l ! m S & ! U ~ Gen Jamas T. Hill

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EUCOM Deputy: Al Qaedi 'Ha6 An hteresi In North Africa' WASHINGTON, March 9-A. Qaeda operativesflushedoutof Afghanistanand other locales have likely cast their eyes on the continent of A f m as a source for new recruits end fundlag, a senior U S military officer said Mar* 8, "Therehas, without a doubt, been soma al Qaeda presence in portions of North Africa;Air Force Gen Charles F Wald toid rwrters dunng a roundtable discussion at W State DeoartmenrsForeion Press Center here. For examole. he related that an Alaenan terrorist arouo hid announced about four months aoo that it was a&am à n z"0aeoa 'Noh *Tener a Caeaa nas ayeea n mat 3 not. we 0 3 ' T h ~ !lm w a m e c B re car-eon.: we Agena gaa'rnaoettie ~ ' . 1 s m r m re, aanl lo oe awoc alw *It a @ m a ' 2 U Transitional Administrative L a w WASHINGTON, March8- The Iraqi Govemlng Council celebrated today what council president Mohammed BahralUlloum called "a historic moment, decisive in the

First Baghdad Womm98Center O w n s BAGHDAD, Mareti 8. AJTibassado'L Paul Brmer celebrated i n m i n d Womens Day wim a group of Iraqiwomen at the new Manswr Womens Center 1 Baghdad, the first of nine scheduled toopen in the Baghdad area The centers are funded by a$1 4 milliongrantfromthe Coalition ProvisionalAulhontyandttie U S Agency for iniemational Development (JSAID), and implemented by Women fiw w m intmlional Snmeof me sewiw; orlared include educationaland medical referralservices leadershl~ and famine (CPArelease!
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One year later" a rebound In Column by David Francis Rocket attacks Political and sectarianstrife G I m all the turmoil in Irq, Us easy to miss what's qurq nght there one year after the war economic recovery.

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'They (a1Qada) a t o?ereliq ( ~ e i - ~ i van they din m e n yo- ih nk of M natons n tne G ooa~ an Terror railing .me qenci. ny war trying to f'eeze oank acco~nisp~mnq pressure aweniorement pmss~re makng it mo'e o ^r?.'for al Qaeda and orter tenons1 netwoi-ns to m o e across Doners to recrJt to w a n me r pmpe am h mg anc ca$nng a reasmaole nmaer Ihas to be narder for them. So whet they've done is they've altered their aDpmaches ~hey'redoina thinas differently than they were three years ago, and tha?smsurpflsing. just as we go tischooi on them, t i i y go toscbafon

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Secretary of Defense Donald H. RumsfeM March 16,2004 ..the most important thing in the intelligence world is to keep our focuson an enemy that isstill out there. Madrid k a clear demonstration that despite a lot of success,even though they don?haw a secure sanctuaryIn Afghanistan any more, they don! have a secure sanctuary in Iraq any more, many hundreds of them have been caught or kilted, they're still out there, they're still dangerous, and I think mars witem our lntelrgence effarl needs to focus."~~nscflpt~ Mod Deputy Secretary of Defanse Paul Woitmaz March 16,2004 'The region s no* more sec~re . to me el minaian of a dangeros q m e wift a nlstory of aggression a m links <ntn t e r n oe r *!SW o i ~ a mans The acnevemenl of In s n stow enon n thanks to the brake ana sefes s m f c e o f o ~Caa uon !Qm n

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Seeretaw Rumsfeld, Gen. Mvom Brief Penteaon Press Corps "I raised some questionsfor the (September 11") Commission to consider. For example Can we strengthen intelligence byconsidering expanding access to compartmentalized informationand taking on some added risk, admittedly, that some information moht be compromised, in exchangefor reducing the risk that people who urgently need to knowthat information, to useit, and to Integrate it w'th other facts, wii be kept in tfie dark?... How can we better wage the battle of ideas tostop the next generation of terrorists from being recruited, trained, financed and deployed? Next. should we ask the various departmer'lsand agencies of the U S government to & what the military services did some years ago with theGoidwater-Nchols law. and adjust existing authorities toachieve a stronger, more agile, moreefficient, indeed, a more government-wdejomt effod? @r&~!) Sacremy Donald H. RumsfeB, March 25

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Sacretaw RumsfeldTestifies Before S e B t e m k 11" Cotroillesion "In the aftermath of 9111, the Department of Defense has pursued two tracks simultaneously: We have prosecuted the global w a r m terror in concertwith other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government; and we have continued and, where possible,accelerated, the efort lo transform the Department to be able to meet anddefeat the threatsof the21stcentury. We are having success on bothfronts. What the courageous men and women in uniform have accomplished s:nce our country was attacked 30 monthsago is impressive, In the 2% years since 9/11, with our Coalition partners, they have overthrowntwotenorkt regimes, and liberatedsome 50 million people; hunted down thousands of terrorists and regime remnants in Iraq, Afghanistan and othercountries:captured or killed46 of the 55 most wanted in Iraq including Saddam Hussein;disrupted terroristfinancing,inierdictedshipments of chemical and nuclearweaponscomponents bound for terrmsi states, dlsrwtec terroristcells on sevami continents:m d undoubted^ ~ e m n t e d number04planned termst a ~ k ' [ f u l trans&j 8 l

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Defense Departm9nIReport Cites Nwd for Mom B i n Curt WASHINGTON. March 24 -The U S rilisry still has too many bases and other infrastructure,a senior Defense Department official said March 23. DoD's 2005 base realignment and dosure report just submitted to Congress &males the ctepmmentdoesn't need about a quarter of its currentoverall infrastructure, Raymond F DuBois, deputy undersecretaryof defense for installationsand environment told reoortersat a Pentacon media roundlabte.Conaress

New Provincial ReconstructionTurn to Open h ~ f a h i n i t t a n WASHINGTON. March 24 - A new provincialreconstructionlearn in Khowst

reconstructionand develooment officials said Thev also hetD h t h e countrv of~ciafs added, by expanamg the influence of the country's centralgovernment the caplal of Kabul W OM!m pmnces, w l l b e w d thenaelonal Haiti Interim Force Rises to 3.300: ConfiscatesAnns WASHINGTON,March 23 -The trooplevel in Halt has risen to 3,300, aid oflhe members of the Multmahonai Interim Firce now are stabillzhnD M ~ troubledcountry bevond the cantla1of Port-au-Pnnce ~efenGDe~artment officials said Haiti now has 1,800 U.S. 760 French,330 Chileanand 340 Canadian militarypersonnel assigned, U.S. Southern Commandofficials8i The w m h m now has a name. @ercdon &cure Tunmow g y )

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From the Podium
Bria Gen. Mark Klmmltt Calls Killing of American ContractorsActjfCowja dice 'We have not seen slgnlqcant number of new tactics. We havsi't seen, qvte hnkly any new bravery on the part ofthesecowards. They continue to put bombs by the side ofthe road to kill women and child-en -hey ccn!.nue toshootcontractors whoseonly purpose Is t o m e in this town-to come intoa town todeliver food, They kit washwomen, T k e are despicable people. They'rea small minorityofthe Iraqi people. And I suspect that most Iraqi people were as horrifiedwlth what they saw yesterday because they realizedthat (it) is paintingthe entiremuntrfof iraq with avery wide brush But I think people here certainly understand thatthat'sa very, verysmall minority of the people in this country, and we have 200,000 members of the Iraqi police, ICDC, reoverall Iraqi security forces and the Coalition forces that are resolute n in theirdeteimlnatm to hunt them down and h them " ItranscriDt) fstorf) Brig. Gen Mark K i m & Apri 1 Baghdad. Iraq SeCretaiv Rumsfetd Speaks at NATO Eniaraement Ceremony "Let me first offer a very warm welcome to the prine ministers of Bulgariaand Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and also to Albania, Croatia and Macedonia...( l)t should come as no surprise to any of us that nations that so recently recovered their own freedom are at the forefront of the effort to help the Afghan and the Iraqi people to recover their own freedom. It shows that NATO truly is a community of free nations - nations that share commn values: democracy, human rights,freedom ofspeech, freedom of religion, free marketeconomiesand.I would add, nations that are willing to help extend freedom to others. President Bush said It today, NATO needs your leadership. It needsthe kadersh~p theenergy and thevitality and the perspective that each of your countries bring. We recognizethe and aspirations of 0 t M natDnsthat have expressed a desire to]oin MTO, ~nclud(ng AIMnla and Croat18 Macedonia '[IranscrI~Ilf s t a md
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sand here March 31 ~ranstorms~on rebred ice h m Arthur K ~ebrowsld saidat the hnapo'ls Naval History Symposium, is 'new values, new attitudes a d new beliefs"and how those areexpressedr human behavior and ns6tutionai behavior.Thewar in Iraq, the war on terrorism and globalizationare compellng not only the pace and the intensityof bansiommn,butako CIS character,Cebrow*~ sa~d0 Official UmçMore BalancedTreatment for Reserve Corn h h s h NGTOV M u m Y - 8 R&W am (atma C m ! ~ ~ ~ r n # c f U d e e m m m % r "le Cicoal Nar m Tenoiyn. ne Defense 3epdnnenls sen o- rt'seiw affairs aoi/ise, tolo n Senof s.Dco-nrr [tee nere may ha'cie c3i.riry mt5t oo prore io care fcx Resew m G m c mcmws ara me., fan es Tncmis F n o as5slamsecreiaryofdefense toe reserve s7a.s w r t lc Caw3 r to pro. oe the reserve afiars isca 2005 m t n s m m ~ n ~ a r o ~ o me a w - m m t 5 c . q a m a 5 1 am
Threats to Peace in Latin America. Caribbean WASHINGTON, March 31 -Despite the many oressino demands on th8 nation and ils resources,ttre United States must pay more attention 6 traditionaland emergingI n w b m Latin Amema and IheCanbbean region, Army Gen James T Hi'i said in March 24 testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Hill said InaU.S. faces two primary types of threats in the region, traditional and emerging threats. On the traditionalfront are threatsfrom namterror1s;s and iheir ilk. awawina threat to law andorder m oarhnrnations from urban gangs and ottier illegal armed groups~ili Islamic radical said pose a I b w , but sophlshcated hreat 0

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Secretary Rumsfdd. Gen. Myers Brief Pentagon Press Coms "Thevast majority of the 25 million Iraq! people want freedom fortheir country. Nonetheless, as we have said f~rSCmtime, s the a date for Iraq's transition to self-qovernanceapproaches, those opposed to a free Iraq will grow increasingly desperate; and indeed, they are. What we're witnessing today in Iraq is a power-play between those who lawr terrorism and aretum tooppression, and those detennmd to have freedom and selfqovemment'[tramn~tl lstow) Secretary DonaH H. Rumsfeld April 7,2004 Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing From Baohdç ', ti rea-ycomes oown tomemessage of ewe~nsrnn e w s moaerahm lheextremsis want TO s$rt tnepopulation hun ther uovernment, from theirsecuntv forces and from the Coalition so that thevcan take this coimlrv back to an authoritarian regime, a they s even worse, take it back to some sortof ~alibanization this country, where anarchy and chaos of had for so many years, or rule. And ifs important for the people ofthis country to understand that the Coalition forces and the Iraqi secunty forcesare here to prevent that from happening. We willconduct offensiveoperations. We will attack to destroy the Mahdi Army. Those offensive operations will b delibemte, they will be preuse, and t k y will be powerful, and they will swceed."W!!&llW e Bng. Gen. Mark Kimmitt April 7,2004

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Ambassador Afahan Success Raaulres'Sustalned Commltmwt' WASHINGTON,April 6 - L i f e in Afghanistan,'thenrsttheaterm the war against terror," is looking up, U S Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmy Khalilzadnoted hareAorll5. U S , Coalitionand Afghan forces have marginalized Taliban and al Qaeda remnants since the terrorists were driven from power, Khalilzadsaid atthe Centerfbr Strategicand InternationalStudies. However, the diplomat a emphasized, ultimate success in establishinQ freestanding, oderate and democratic aovemmenlfor all Afohans 'will rewire B sustained commitment" in both time at least fieyears M more and resourcm &yj

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First Strvker BrigadeProving Its Worth In Imq WASHINGTON,Army Newsservice April 6 - A year after conduclmg ita Initial Operational Capabilitiestesting, the Army's frst Stryker Brigade Combat Team is faring wed In Iraq, accordingto senior Armvoroctirement nfffials The snaed and Quietness the of wheeled Skkers, compared to armoredkcA vehicles, has earned the 3 Bngade, 2'"'Infantry Division a ncknamearnong many Iraqis. 6 Iraqicitizens around Samara Qavethe brgade Soldiers the nkkname "Ghost Riders'as the Stryke" vehicles arnve and deploy ttielr mfanmen ~ t M e nolse or WamInQ b m h h l DoDAaiiMs Antl-Drua Efforts In Colombia, Afahanimn WASHINGTON,April 6 -Mindful Butlenonst group use t h e d w s trade to fund operations,the Defense Department 1 helpiw total pvernments fight narco-traffickingin Colombia and Afghanistan, senior U S ofbeis noted on Captol HI#. W

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Secretary Rumsfeld Briefs Penteaon Press Corns on Trooo Extensions in Iraq. Kuwait 'General Abizaid has requested additional combat capabilityforthe period ahead above the current level that has been the pattern, which has been plus or minus 115,000 troops in Iraq. The current level, because of the rfeplcymenUredeploymenttransfersis about 137,000. W w approved the extension of roughly 20,00Oforces, people who arecurrently in thetheater, ofwhich mughly a quarter, as I recall, are likeyto be Guard and Reserve personnel. The pen~d be for upto an additional 90daysin Iraq and up to 120 days total deployment. Note thatthis will dcesnot representa freezeonail of theforces that werescheduled to rotate out of Iraq. Of the roughly 115,000Iroop that had been scheduled to rotateout, some36,OCOarestill in the theater, And ofthat 36,000, a portion - as I said, about 23,000- will likely be retainedfor a permd,while the remainder will continue their rotations home. if additional capability is needed in Iraq, longer than the upto-90 days that Ge~erai Abizaid anticipates, the current plan is to replacethem by bringingin other forces; that isto say, replacethose that would be extended by bnnong in other forces fmm other locations in the wodd.' lmnscrivt) i s t a (additional IranscriDl details of redevloment) Secraary Donam Rumsfekl April 15,2004

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Senior LeadeRUlpApproves NewClvillan Penonnel SWun Plan WASHINGTON, April 15 -Senior leadership in the Defense Department approved plans for me new NationalSecurity Personnel System, Secretaryof the Navy Gordor R England,wdo is headingme p r o p , announced April 14. m e system,auihonzed by the fiscal 2004 National Defense Authorization Act, will in!roduce changes in the way ihe department hires, pays, promotes. disciplines and fires its civilian employees. White NSPS is mission-first,f s a\ac ernployee-centric Mechanisrnssuchas Web pages and town meetings wll not on;y provideinformationto Hie work force, but aiso will allow for feedback. 'Pie rim aiso calls for"acaressire.but eventdriven schedules." England said the first milestone isto have a labor relationsdraft regulation 10 me Fed& R@ter by November.lmy)
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Secretary Rumsfeld, Gen. Pace Brief Pentagon Press Corps on Iraq "This is a tough, difficult business to go from a vicious, repressiveregime to something mars representativeand protectiveof ma rightsofdifferent mln~lllesdltfwnt relnmw ommx h t h -~ - -, and hat-csn nwm l h m rmwmbk mfideme and mvih thal Wv cen liw m thal ..... ............. - mfmhv - - - - - >... 3 cr~ms'aice s^q ara E .CCPSS'.$; Ara c q m e has ic lee 'ie, have assre n Ard mnit tne Sr astam 1 m e a t h e y 00 ~wause'neym ma! a afaom n n i ipe E m s 'na, 'ee t n a r e r m"ant 'ce È> 0saD')eaio c a ~ s e t i e m r mnN awcenariv l w ne d o ~ n a c m  ¥ w had under Saddam Hussein, and that's agood thing. But on me otherhand, the Sunnis have to feel that they haveamlein thatcountry, astakein" that country, that they'll be able to find jobs as teachers and government employees and in the military and in the security forces, or else that system's O ~~DI "01 garg to Wk ' { I ~ ~ I X C ( 3 1 ~ I) Slicmtary Donald H. Rumsfeld t o l l m,2w

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'To know the whole story about what's gong on in Iraq today,America and other nations need to hsar not just the truth that there are attacks and setbacks, which there certainlyare, but also whytheseattacks are happening and why the terrorists and the regime remnantsare 1ashingout.And this is where the print media can play a special role You have the space to give context to informthe pubkcabout things that don't make the sound bite on evenina news Terronsk and bomb-throwersoet headlines In he; <aiw The n x d MMDIR. and Afohanlstan do not" 1transcriDti lstoivl " , . of Iran Secretary Donald H Rumsfehj

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Leaden In Fallulah Have'Dav. Not Wwks'to Comntv WASHINGTON,Apnl22- Its a matter of'diy~notwwks' Br F a W m to demonstrata they are senous about honoring the agreement they made earlier this w&k, Coalition Provisional ~uthority spokesmen m Iraq sari today U S Marines stand ready to restart offensive operations in Fallujah The 1st Marine Expeditionary Forcededareda unilateral cease-fire In the oty A p t 9 Members of the Iraqi Governing Councfl have scmken with offioals in Fdluiah in hmes of defusmo the situation LawlessnessPart of Life In Fallulah WASHINGTON, April 21 -Aceriain amount oflawlessness has always we?a p a l of fe P Fail. an DefenseDepartment offoals saia recently W- e S Marines sfmarew- nsae tre ory ant-Cod bon fyces m ? n A in mar< n nrf?nr^ rf a ¥yawir n r a e m ~ ~ l otv *s a a "ne ........................ hntbedofann-r.rMllbnn affiuih. and has b e e ~ s l i e t h e . S . t r i m ~ e i i i d theiea in ADrillastv&r. But Falluiah'sreoutabon for vbience didn't start when the Coalitionrolled into to&. It has always had the bste of w h a t h i c a t w wuU -11 the Mhi Wasi W

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Secretary Rumsfeld Says Draft Not Under Consideration "I know of nobody who is studying re-instituting the draft at the present time... am perfectly capable,..of attracting and retaining the We number of people we need without using compulsion. All ws have to do is to increase the incentives. Thafs what anyone does In any activity in the world, except for situations that use compulsion for their military. But in everything else in business, in gOVeMment-we don't use Compulsion to get people to be firemen or policemen or any number of other things. And as long as We're willing to compete in the civilian manpower market ,in fact, at the present time, our recruiting and retention's quite good. So I don't know what'SCaU3ing t i discussion I personally don't favor re-insutirting me draft. Ithink we've got superb volunteers and...if we need a largermilitary, we hs cerlainly arecapableof paying fwa lamer miMary: (@ @ J Q , ' Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld Interviewon Laura Iwaham Radio Show April 27,2004

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Secretary Rumsfeld, Gen. Pace Brief Pentagon Press Corps on Abu Ghraib 'The vast majorityof the men and women in uniform serve our country wth honor, and they uptiold be values of our country as they battle enemies that show lime compassion or respect for innocent human life. Thats one of the many reasons wiy it's so troublinq to find instances In which the trust we are establishing has been damaged. The images thatwe've seen that indude U S forces are deeply dsturbing, boti because ofme fundamental unacceplaialflyof M a t they depirted and bei-arisethe actions hu U S militav norennnntin mow nhntos do not iany way represent the values of ourmuntrv or the armed forces As PresidentBus$ has stated den Srealmentdoesnot reflect the naiureof the~merican people. Have no doubt that we wil bke these charges and aliegahs mostserws~." t a n s r ~ ~ t ~ l s t w ~ ~

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WASHINGTON- May 13-The Pentagon Channel, the Defense Department's newsand information television service, officially launches May 14 with a live broadcast from the Armed Forces Day opening ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base. TO,

The Pentagon Channel, which previously existed as an information channel within the Pentagon, will be now be distributed 24 hours a day. seven daysa week. to all military installations in the United States via domestic satellite,and overseas Illrough the American Forces Radio and TelevisionService,
Recent research showed that militarymembers both in the United States and overseas-felt that they had adequate access to general news and information, but not enough access to military news,said Ailison Barber, Deputy Assistant Secretaryof Defensefor InternalCommunications. 'The important thing about the Pentagon Channel is it's information specificallygeared to the military,and that's what our audience is looking for, because it's relevant,it's credible and it's important to their success,'shasaid.

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Secretary R~msfeld Addresses The Herhaoe Foundation " S w e Sestemter Hm w rade nioan :ne'we n a e a m ssmn to wmoiete The Global War on Tenor, like the Cold War before it. will ce me /ram of a gereranon Terrorise w snde at hill TO defeat mem: ~e not only n a e to elininale the r leader, bd we a's0 have to a q e a ftar of o e x t o w r me a e l a x e ot a nen genera-ion tnai needs to see inat freedom is a m n y bmer cno ce man t e r r m m Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld Washington, May 17 Deputy SecretaryWolfow tz Testifies Before Senate Foreon Relations Committee We need locontinuelo r o u e forviarc on a fronts nptemermg t w Coal.!on 5 smteqy to set mndtbonsthat w l l e w m a free raq that is stable and at peace with its neighbors Our strategy involves three interdependent linesof operations to build indigenousIraqi capacity and transition resDonslbllltiesfrom the Coalition to Iran ra~idlv.but not hastily While the lessons to be learned from theviolent eventsofthe vast few weeks affect the wavwe oursue thawthrefl B R G ofocerat10n.theseare still the three keveiements thatwill brng success in raq Tne first ee-nert r&s o~cinq capaoie raq seciiity forces to acn eve sabl.ty The second eement invoves n m i n q raq's capac-ty fcr representativesef goernmer' win me a m o'ciea'nc a oo {enmen that c n assume sovereiqnry on a o M a f o' me m a m o p e Tne inin e pmert o' i r e srra'egy n'iotves the r e c o ~ t i ~ c tof iimq s irfrastrucwe a m t i e resinration d essential services that are providing better Ives for Iraqis and puftina people back to work' (prepared statement) (story) Deputy Secretary Paul Wlbtutz Prepared Statement,May 18

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Memorial Day Message from the Secretary Of Defense
Ever since Memorial Day was established in 1868, Americans across the land have galhered together to remember, in ceremony andsacred observance, all those who, in the wordsofone soldier-poet, 'tasted death in youth, that Liberty mgMgmw old." We carry on ti solemn tradition, for only by rememberingthe sacrifice of those who died can we fully appreciate the price that was hs paid for our freedom and abundance.

This Memorial Day, we remember all who have fallen righting oppression and tyranny, including the tyranny of terrorism. We remember as well their families and friends and we assure them that their loved ones will not be forgotten but will live on In the hearts and minds of all of us. For as Henry Ward Beecherso movmgly reminded us, "They who die for a good cause a redeemed fromdeath."

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I urge all Americans to p i n together at 3:00p.m. ti Memorial Day for a national Momentof Remembrance in honor of all those hs wlm have madeour f d o m possible.

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U.S. Is Hocefu For iraai-Bmkend Naiaf. Kufa Pea= Dol WASHINGTON, May 27 -A CoaHlon PrMlSKnalAutmty official today said he is hopefulabout a Iraqi-to-Iraqi-brokered n agreement designed to end fighurg in me cihes of Nqat and Kufa Dan Senor, chief CPA spokesman, told reportersin Baghdadthat renegade cteric Vuqtada al-Sadr slated in a recent letter that he'd order his militia to pull out of Najaf and Kufa as part of a peace deal made between him m d senlor S e relbg~omlead^% 0 m
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Secretary R ~ m f e i Aodresses West Point CadHs d 'We de also been retlintlnc 031 q 013 postu'e After the Cold War U S forces rema ned essenf ally where they *ere n a static defense posture. ananaedto defend aoainst a Soviet Empire that no l m a r exists. Todav. danoerscome from & i s that are unoredicbbte. who cansmkearound !lie d o t e with littleor no wamina i o we've fashioned a set of conceots t o k l ~ a u i d e America's close corsJimon with & a les and w me Ccng-ess -eI ke setod some h respois b tes n h s neh Nono w o r ~ i g n 0.1 c greater fmx hlity to pnontes F:remosl IS ~"ergtnenng partnersnos w n our ex s q a1 es and work r g win nen ones oe~elopng deal with the unexpected; focusing on more rapidly deployablecapabillties, rather than simply presence or mass: and working wlhim a d a c w s legions and having our fci'ces WheR they are wd ~kansuiDt1 t : Woryl Secretary Donald H. RumsfeB West Point N.Y., May 29,2004 Lakhdar Brahimi. UN Special Envov to Irau, D l s c u s s the Iraal Interim Government ~~ 7 would appeal to the Iraqi people, as I said yesterday, to give this government a chance...I also hope that they will recognize that if is a As uovernment that can effectively lead this oreat country durina this critical seven-month ~eriod, Isaid before, there is a great deal of latent in thiscabinet. All ofthis interimao~emment's talent will needto be summoned to ensure that suitable conditionsc& exist101 credible, free and fair elections to take ;lace no later than January 2005 None of us should foroetthat ultimatelv it is onlv an elected , govenmen! tndl can ec Irlately cia r tc represen- i r e peoo e of Iraq Meanwl m me m e n t e n of th s gwernneit m w and s t - o h no: t o w tnattney have no! ceen e ecea a10 In * paces an extremely neaq burten on mem TPs government w Lnereto'e Pave its work cLit nu1for it. It will not be easy for them to prove the skeptics wronq, but i know they will try their very best, and I join Iraqis around the wb rn s i n m how8 acd prayers for their s w s s ny Mr Lakhdar Brahimi Baahdal. lrao. June?. 2004

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President Bush's Remarks at the CO"1Anniversary of D-Day "Genera1,ons to come will know wfial happened here, but these men heard the guns Visitors will always pay respects at this cemetety, but these veterans come looking for a name, and remembering faces and voices from a lifetimeago Today, we honor all the veterans of memory of America. We Normamy and ail their comrades who never left. .All whoere buneC and named in this place are heldinlhelovin~ pray in the peaceof thiscemelery that they have reached the far shore ofGod's mercy And we still lock with pndeon the men of D-Day, on those w w served and wenton It is a sfangeturn of history that called on young men from the praineiowns and city streets01Amenca to crms an ocean ard throw bzkthe marchlng, meci3anlzed evils offasc~smAnd tho= young Ken did 1 Y w did V~~ President George W Bush Normandy, France, June.52004 President Reaoan's Speech at the US. Ranger Monument tothe "Boys of Pointedu Hoc" 'The men of Normandy had faith mat h a t they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a lust God would grant them mercy on this beachheador on the next It was the deep knowkdQe--andpray God we have not lost it-that there is a profound, moral difference between the use of force for iibe"at1on and the use of force for conquest, You were here to liberate not tc conquer, and so you and thmeo!hen did not doubt ywr cawe And you were rlght m t b d w ~ o t * ~ President Ronald W Reagan Pointedu Hoc, France, June6,1984

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Bush: Resolution Passage Marks'IImDortant Day'for Inq WASHINGTON,June 9 -The passage of a new U N Security

internationaf legitimacyfor the Iraqi interim governmentslatedto mke power June 30
Mvers No Final DecisionYet on U S Posturein Germanv WIESBADEN. Germany "une 7-no finaldecisions have been male am-i me p o s n o Artel cai f f n F .rope fie ' om a m i -if me .o i t Cn pfs of Fiaf sao r m q :) p r m ccrference leretcaa, Ar Force Ger Rcnaro R Ufen'o.n reponem me news reports that both Arrerican divisionsare moving out a' 'aeimanj are premaide 'An, rea iqn~wi'of uriops sin mP o-.i cccfemola a r p r coca pos-.re oon ma1 me. n i i v i Stales s ¥a i c ' re sa o _oza areis 'eponea ir.vme is' Afnp-ea ana 1st i f a m a sons a rrort o.ic'Gerran; nme rear *LD.R

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President Bush ThanksU.S. T r o m at MacDlil Air ForceBase, Headquarters of U S Central Command "Yesterday, President Karzai of Afghanistan came to the Whts tcuss and tc the L S Capitol and thanked the American people for helping to free his country and fo' being a friend to the Afghan people The president o- ,raq came to Amenca last week and expressed his grafllude for the sacrifices of the American people and our trocps These two presiderts, and the nations they serve, know the character of the Amencan armed forces. They're seeing the nature of your mission as w i l We havecome not to conquer, bu: to liberatepeople, and we will stand with them until their freedom is secure. We're moving forward wtlh our five-point plan for Iraqi ssif- governvent. We're handingover aulhonty to a sovereign Iraqi government. We're encouraging more trtematfcnal support for Iraq's pclincal transition We're helping Iraqis take responsibility for their own security We're cwtlnuirg to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure.And were helping Iraq move to free elections.' Itranscroll fstowl President George W. Bush Tampa, FIa. June 16.2004 Brio. Gen. KimmM Discuses Future of U.S. Forces In Iran Alter J m e 30 Transition to Sovereignty "We still haw responsibility, in cooperation and partnership with our Iraqi securitypartners,to makea safeandsecureenvironment... here in Iran We will not be nullinn mit of thenrfies We WITHnot hp rebtino. We certainly w i d like to see moreand m m Irmi secuntv forces at the lead. But it is important thatthe peopleof Iraq understand that lheckar message from the United ~atlons~ecurity council &olution and from t h e m e minister-designate of Iraq, for Ihechoice tocontinue,the presence ofthe mul:inaIwnal forces, be in partnership with the Iraqi SeWrityfOrW. So we do not see hat as eithera catalystor a requirement to significantlychangeouroperations,our locations or our patterns,' [transcn~tlidowl B[fB. 6m. MarkKlmmin Baghdad, Iraq, June 12,2004

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C m l h OfficialsExotct Violence to Confirm In too WASHINGTON, June 15 Coaliton oficials expect more¥totencb d i i g up to and after me June 30 handoverof authority m Iraq, Army Brig. Gm. Mark Kimmiu, deputyoperabonsdirector forMultinationa1 Force Iraq, said 'mixed IntellKience' reoorts reaardlna ~osl-June Ira0 suaaeststhere will be 30 coruiued violkce, "with thathencedirected at Hying todemonstrate that Ihe n e w p m m e n t is h k y , worn? and ww'lhmg m M W :

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Iraqi Government Reshapes Forces for NationalSecurity WASHINGTON,June21 - T i e pnme minister of Iraq'slnterim government announced organizationalchanges for thecountry's security forces, along with a plan for taking on Iraq's enemIes,at a June 20 Baohdad news conference Prime Minister Aved Allm said hisgovernment is committed to confrontingthe threats it faceswhen sovereignty transfers to the Iraqi people June 30 He pointed out the continued presence of sabotage elements in Iraq. includingthose b m S8ddam's m e r regime and fuelgn elemends &yl White House. OoO Discussinterm~ationProcess WASHINGTON,June 23- Even facing adifferentkind of enemy,the UntM States will continue to adhere to its values, internationallaw and IrsatvoblinationsWhiteHouse and DoD ofidala said Jur-323. ~r&eni~ush madethe U S position on torture very dear during a meeting with HungarianPnme Minfster Peter Medgyessy June 22 'We do not condone torture,' Bush said 'I have never ordered tenure I will neverorder torture The values of this county are such thatbhm is not a p ! t o f o ~ ~ s o u l a our k e h h g ' w nd pd~Vduç Cross Scrutiny.Idtasfor lmwovoront Red WASHINGTON,June25-Tileunites Slates welcomes tie InternationalCommittee of fre Red Cross's scrutiny of detainee operations and listens dosely to their suggstons, said defense officials durina a bacharound briefing at the P e n ' M o n . 0

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Secrdarv Rimsfeld Discusses the Number and Use~fJ.S.AnnedForcq 'So ~ n 3we nee0 ¥t o s 10 rarsge :"e hrz smaner .be reea to r e m arce tne Reserve components - me G.am and Reserves t w :tin e Active hc so !MY n a e i r e rqnt peopk on ac'lve n A ma ire rqntsk setsmere h e need lo mane ocher m e o f re w

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civilians both contractors and civilian employees and stop over-using uniform personnel in things they need not do. And my estimate i thatif we do that skillfully we'll find that we're ombablv sized about rioht. althouoh we do need to increase the force whan s , " . n c l a m a crs s Re we n a a ~ i t respect !o 3 bar in Afgbnistan a!w S e p t c r w 11 ' ~r a conljCT.n raq PJt we can tfo bat. We n haw fnergcncy powers an0 AC l c ncreasec the Ann! oy so-retnig m 25[03r)]or 30 O O pecskover the as12 5 years: e C

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Iraqi Prime Minuter Ayad Allawl Talks About the New Iraq "Ourcountry has now entered into a new era, the second new era within the past 14 months.Last April Iraq began an era free from Saddam Hussein. We Iraqis are grateful for the Coalition action that liberated us from the formerdictator's tyrannical grip. Now we have entered an era free from occupation. We Iraqis new again control the affairs of Iraq. We Iraqis believe that to truly be in control of our affairs and our own future, we must be in control ofthe destiry of the people we believe most responsible for so much of the suffering the Iraqi p w p k endured o w the past 35 years."Prime Minister Ayad Nlawi Baghdad, Iraq, June 23,2004

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C ~ l i i i o TransfernW Cud& of Saddam H u à ‘ a i n LI I rt AS- hGTOh .^ie 30 - "ie Coa ton cffical f trans'errea legat cn'ca, 0' Saooam ".sen arm 11 omen qi-p'of e celamees w Iran or n-ne 30 S a m C i a an. naaa i f nf 30~08m 'ncinal said Safldam and the otherdetainees will Dhvsicailvremainin U S hands unbl lmq~ mrrechonal mnce IS ready b e&ptthem & y ?J NATO Makes Kev Deckions on 1raa.AfahanIstan I S T A ~ B . ~'-mey .me 28 -'.IS oem a ey sooa o a r was Ceknse S e w ? Dona a r R m r e a s resoorw as NATO leaders agreed tosupport the Iraci government's request forhelp In training its secunly and p d i e f 0 r E s . W
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Secretary Rumsfeld DiscussesGlobal Posture 'The Soviet Unions gone. That kind of an attack is not going to occur. Weapons have evolved, precision weapons have changed The speed and precision have reduced the need formass. Second, the fact that we could understand whew the threats were going to wme from in the last century, today we know the capabilities that can be used against us, but we can't anticipate where the threats are going to come from...So what we'redoing isgoing toend up with adjusting the total number of forces we have around the world, modestly towards the United States and Guam and Hawaii (and) Alaska. it's qoffiq to redw the number of permanent chames of stations sliohtlv. I think . oeo~ie have a better chance toseetheir childrenfiniih hiah school and swuses not have to will c h a n g e p s s o free;.engy Nc wli ii mary respects hate imre.ssedW mln-to-ml ratio Ae n a r t a more capam m o ag k, e ~ more reaoi y deployanle force Inan n tte aasr Anc n ns that tne -nen ana w m e n n mbnn arc 60 ng !o fno >'sa 3000 :h r g tar them And there s no quesbon but that i t s a g w d thing for our wunby " Sacreby b a l d ti Rumsfeld Intervmw with The Pentagon Channel and AFPS Julv 2 2004

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Ima, Afohanlrtan Troop-Rotation Plan1Announced WASHINGTON, Juiy8 - Troop levels MI1 stay the same for Ite nÇttlUBtO d nnflratim Irani Freedom and Endnrmn Freedom. Defense D B n W t offldab &d tadav Armv Gen John Abizaid &mander of u S Central Command has requested138,000 troop5 in support of 17 brigades for Iraqi Freedom 3 He also requested about 20,000Ameticansoldiers for Afghanistan In support gf three b"ga&s for Endmag Freedm 6 0
Emerteticv Meuurw. Not D u ~ m n t Attempt!. FillTrooD Rotittom e WASHINGTON, July 7 - Pentagon leaders faced tough questions on Cwltol HHI 1 issues of deployment and force stnJcture as the military gears up for another round of troop rotationsIn Iraq and Afananistan, Tha next m a p rotationof troops signals the third of U.S. forces into Iraq, the sixth for Afghanistan. House Armed Services Committee members questioned whethef measuresbythe Penlagonto call up 5,600 IndividualReady Reserve members to active duty and whether the pullout of thousandscf troops from South Korea by the, , Penlagonfor missionsin Iraq and Afghanistan indicateda manpower m i s i n the milmy 0

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Defense ofnoan nave oemfied s K iransformmna~ goals spartof ma nabma Cefensesuwi l P r o w ne U S nome aid a mlwt bases of operaton m 2 Deif wemes %am-an 3 ~rotect sustain power In access^lented areas and 4 Leverage informationtechnokw to connecttrooos and their operations 5 Improve and protect informationnetwofks-frwnattack. 6 Enhancespace operations

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ZARQA MILITARY TRAINING BASE, lortan, July 7 -Forty female Iraqi soldierswillgraduatefrom the Jordanian Royal MilitaryAcademy here July 9, the second of three classes of this type plannedto train at the academy, ampdim to Office of Secunty Transition officials. This is an innovationfor this partof the worm" sari U K Army Col Kim Smith, criiefliaisonofficer forthe Coalifion MilitaryAssistance Training Team 'At a certain stage in me b*, wmen will b e n w d c d ~ ~

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success is not nverseiy proportional t o n e number of people you havein thecountry. Wedon'l want to be an occupying power. In the last analysis governance and essentia' services and proqress economcally go hand in hand with successful security. The Iraqi people are going to have to pmvldefwihe smnty of ihat country and IheVre well e the way to tang lt 'M n Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld inleniew with BBCs David Frost. June 27.2004

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DeciHv Secretary Wolfowltz Talks About Amrlca'i NiwAlllei lm the Global War on T e r m 'in remo#"g %dam a m ire Ta 33'- he r a z eierroved r janams re4 me$. k t w c a n ' s t ~ ~ BYh3btnoAtanansam Iraqis lo m ftere establishstable democratic Governments, we can orevent ttose iunlnes from revmino once wain to belni s t a i e s i h a i i w ~ ~ r t terrorism and provide sanctuatles for imrists. ~ umore than that, w am enMiw new allies in ;he fightiaahsttemimi efirennsm t e Deputy Secretary Paul Woncwitz Omaha, Neb,, July 9,2004

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miitarv sookekm annouiced at a ~entaa&newsconferencetoday Armv 69 David Rcdnquez said the opeition is similar to operationMountain Storm, mi* was designed to destroy terroristorganizationsand ther infrastructurewtiile continuingto focus on nabonalstability and support in ~fghan~stan's ~SOU^^& andeastem regions NW) w ,

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Realhnment PlannersWorking Ctmtv with Allies. C o n a m WASHINGTON,July 13 -Defense Departmentofficials planninga global fenÈ posture realignment are working dosely with U S allies overseas and members of Ccnaress to ensure the best possible outcome Do0 officials have been working for some time to determine what the ideal force structure. boh m ttw Umted Slate m d overseas, should look I l k ~ c i & a w sdd IJ S fah need to be overtiauled because assumptions made during the Cold W a i no longer apply. US. PMmkinoInn Oneralions Cotflinue In Balkam WASHINGTON, July 13-U S forces, m addition tohelping tostabilize Iraqand Afghanistan,continue to have a peacekeeping role in the Balkans. Former strongman Slobodan Milosevichad ruled his native Sema and later Yugoslavia with an iron hand hut fall from mwcr sftar U S -NATO air-dashed his visions of em~ireCharaed with war crimes Milosevic today sits in a fail ceN In

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Secmiaw Ru~afeldLG.en. Mvers b e f Pentauon Pmss b m s ' Y o ~ v egorce Senate commmee "0. ne got ine 9 11 corn %on Ywreamna to have the aresoenha commssicn. the Slterman commission And what I would sav about itis this: that the most imwnantttino (hat will come out of these commissions, in mvview. u3ma-e ) iw oe reccmmenaoiiois'or now *e can rrprove ntei.iqerce Pan of weir repm w ce oo<n3 CBCK t r toconneciihe yq dotsa'ter me fact B.1 pan of r bo cmnq forwarc ana sayrng d o u c o ~ l d ao a Deneriob connec'ng meoats before ne fact, iwe so pecpc oani get k ed? Ano ttat w k n WUJS types o'remmrefdabm for reform 'i'ranmvi l s t o ~ ) stow Secretary Donald H. R u m s M Arlington, Va., July 21, 2W4

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#~Rew~nslbl rD wA fin- naryirain] oornrecrpcc, w e lesions oe'or le'3nee a0.s~: r AfJnanstan an0 3 q , sen 01 Amy eaoe5 'or a Wale comm ti+? Refemnq10 a recen' f m p eieo Am) nspecicr genera moor7 on oe*a l e e overa'ors anc pc.ces n S Centra Cornmanc Arm; Secretary .es B own ec- n o me Senate Amec Sew "es Comm ree %at 94 cases of a ecei ceta nee &se wren: pfec-'2tateo 01 a sfstem. M e collapse of militarydhlcs. &yl
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hgrpss J. y ?l Gen P w r %normaw so 0 I?+Army Has mcre:nai Ft'lO000 peope ¥no? 7 a r i on aci .ecin/s~pportng M tnp MM en !?nor 7e sa iff'e A y ,s a m 4 30 TOC m e m through recruitingand retert'ion,"growing me Army as fad x w e a n g m v t h ~ m y b mcrexethis cont!ib!Aon. (stowl 1 s t ~ ) A
t l i i &N&tM& WASHINGTONJuly 19-Tte aa'w Array isall00 permnt mission accomplishedof its retentiongoal for the bid quarter. In addition, said Brig Gen. Sean Byrne, chlefof Military Policy, at a media round fable, all 10divisions are at orabove IWpercant retention He alsosaid the Qgregate numtwforthe Army e 100 peEe"t.
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Secretary Rumsfeld Discusses Change; i n the Military With Radio Host Edd Hendee We're adjusting our force posture around the world -our bases, our forward operating sites and our locations to fit the 2Ist century. We're rebalancing the Guard and Reserve with the active force so that we have the right skill sets onadive duty, so that we don't have to call up certain skill sets from the Guard and Reserve too frequently because, cleariy, those people consider themselves reservistsand not full-time people And to the extent you have to call mem up because you don't have thoseskillson active d o , it's not agood thing. So we're fixing allofthat. I think thatthe progressthat's been made issosignifcant that we're going to see over time that we've been able to reducestress on the force inarathersignikant way."Secietoy of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld July 22,2004

D Sallore % Seereta ~hage freecay:some aksrrtoIthe most recentv e ~ ithennofUSS Ronald Rea an m r h h formerly ~nalira"nan 1 ;Amencas w o WolfowHz S 50f m theaeople Aboafd s'oa atotalita~anism.: are not It's anfvli l h e Td e o I to'ros on Afqhan n l'aq Triey relpingtw

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strenoth and transformationin a Deoament of Defenseores bnefina July 26,pointing oilmat sore news stones have been maccurate ormisleadlnq He emphasized Biere is a differencebetween growing the Army a temporary measure granted under me Global war or ~&ror a-noroes ard pac to *n i-paemem TO ars - anc ncreasing eio srengm a oemaien m e U at m m e s pan olne A q s s c o e r o q e ' Amng 'JO 3W so0 ers 3 en0 swenqn coi.a cost as TLm as

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S u r u a w Rumfold D l % ~ w - t h eWar.$gm \\-at m - e i f a w r "o'c .s ;c30a s r q e m o e  Afghar Stan am r:-q m a mo act ;'e? tn3- &e.c :em ergn n mo Fn :c no's a m " ow :3."'ncs ale l a d ' of P3I a-ooat str.gq c m a n r one m s s i we see mat ! Ine'e "3 !e teen !mcrist anacus c, extrem sts - 'xca s In Fa n ndwese n Spa f ana '.w/ as ive'.as're Ln-yd StcKs and Aestem Europe S3 I s c sooa struggle, It is a struggle between extremistsaid moderates It's a struggle between people who want toten everyoneelse in the world how they should live and people who want to liveand let live And Its Important mat we recognize that,"Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld Radio Interdew rith Neil Boortz, Aug. 3.2004 Vice President Chenev Talks to Peterson AFB Troops "Since9l11, wehavetaken thefighttoourenemies whereverthey dot and plan.Yet we understand that winning ?is war requires more fhan that. We must pul forth a sustained effort on every major battlefront- and as we saw so cieariv on 9111, the h m l a n d is one of those fronts. That is wfty the Northern Command was such a critical addition toour military strategy. In NORTHCOM,we havea un'rfiedcommand fully dedicated to defending against threats to the United States. Already. NORTHCOM units haveflown more than 36 000 sorties in support of Operation Noble Eagle, a far-reaching effort lo deter and disruot attacks against Amencafmm the sky. You've also made extraordinary progress toward developing a national missie defense system -. that is one of the great and contnbuttonsto national security in the past three yem* ftranscnotllstowl istor4 Vice President Chancy CobradoSprinw, Cob., Aug. 2.2004
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The DepartmentofDefense establishedU.S. Northern Commandin 2002 to consolidate undera sicqle unified commandcasting missions that were previously executed by other militaryorganizations. The command's mission Is homeland defense and civil support, specifically Tribunals Begin for Guantanamo Oetainws WASHINGTON, July 30-The Irbunalsto determine ifdetaineesheld at Guantanamoareenemy combatants began July 30, said Narf SecfBlary Gordon England. Englandsaid me process will renew the statusof detainees to determine if mey are enemy combatants. If they are deemed not to be enemymmhatmta,mey will be teed England said &?gl Proinct DE-STRESS Helw Treat TraurnaBc Strw WASHINGTON,Aug. 3-One unavoidable fact about military action Is that servicemembers will have to deal with traumatic stress. The Defense

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Secietaw Rumsfeld Saw Tal ban. a1 Qaeda Will Fail in Afghanistan 'We mew frat tne Ta ban an0 the a! Oaeoa are ooeratrq on v e bonersol the country We know mat they are determic8d to not have Afqiar~stanoea sxcessfu -ee n a i o i 'hey wo-b like m y m.cn to be a b e m re-maose fter*i 1o w the Afghan people and to use that area as a terrorist uainlng area and owrating base. Thefre notgoina to. They're going to fail. And it will very ikely continue they'll continue to try to go after soft lanets - that is to sav they're not wrnq to tackle coalition forces. And I think that to Deoole from forward towands ademocratic state. And ifs the extent thev have oooortunites. itrev'll trv to dissuade the ~ f o h a n an a tough part of the world, and the people i n ~ f ~ h a n i s t are going tohave to be tough tocontinue fie success that's already been a&ieved " ftmnscnotl Mow) Mow) Secretary Donald H. RumsleM En Route to Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2004

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Iran1Eledons. Folds Will CMennlneCoalition Ste ABU DHABi, United Arab Emirales,Auq 10 - Electhnsard thestatusofthe Iraqi securityforces will determine the iumber of Coalitonforces in ffie country, said Air Force Gen Richart B Myers, chairman of me Joint Chiefs of Staff Myers said that events on the ground will set tne pace for an eventual Coalition withdrawalfrom Iraq Elections for a constitutional assemblv are now set for December or January, Those will be followed bv International Community Works to Rebuild Iran1Health System WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -When the United Stales and internationalaid organizationsbegan to look closely at Iraq's heal!h-care network, they found a system in ruins after decades of neglect and misuse, said Dr. Alaadn Alwan, health minister for Iraq's interim government Hesaid that in te 1970s and '8Ds. Iran's health care was amom the bestin the MiddleEast Ihen wenhnto rapid decline "Fdlcwingmore than two decades of maw wars, disastrousmilitary adventuresand irrational policies,the healthsystem went into a steady declinedriven by a combination of negligence,pocr manegemsnl,severe lackof resources and more than 12 years of sanctions," Nwan said dthe U S Nalmel Academe$' Kwh Cmkr lWt)

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Military Bolsters Team USA for Athens Games WASHINGTON, Aug 7,2004 -Twenty-fourmiMary competitors mil represent Team USA in the Summer OlympicGamesat Athens, Greece, Aug, 13 through 29 The Army is pmvidino eiaht shooters, two modem nentathletes. a race waker a rower a w s l e r a na'worer who may dci-oe n ffie 10 000 mews a neai coacr l'00x.n~a Greco Rcman yes! nq cozen, a r 'Iec W c anc a g-rsmn brine nonjs argcsf c p m 3 eveif. T"e A! Force w be representedby a hammer thrower, a race walker and a fencer. The Navy will provide a mwer.

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Military Supports Olympic Hoptfuls on the Roadto Athens WASHINGTON, July23,ZOM- Many athktes dream ofstanding atop an Olympic medal podium. However, without the necessary support, even the shghtestchance of that hawning is a low shot, Mililaw athkteswnfind that suppofl within their wpeaive s e W . &&

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'I've always dreamed of being an Olympian But to be an Olympian and a soldkr, especially right now, makes ilall that much better' Army Sgt Oscar Wood (Wresting)

g *I m do c this for my fain y n green and nave decided that f Iget a medal this lime that I am gong to ooocata it to (ha troops." Army Sgt l*'Cass .ames Graves (Snooting)
"Icame into (tie Air Fona to serve my county. To representt i e A i Force and (tie courtly on the at]tetK side Is... the biggest honor of my Be: Air Fora L t James Parter (Track and Field)

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'I ran the race to make the team bfl also ran it to honor my West point classmates WHO died n r q ' habona Gbad Captain Dan Brow8 (Trgci<m Fleta) "Representingthe Army and the soldiers worldwide is a great honor. It'sthe biggest honorthat we have as soldier-athletes, representingmyself, my teammatesandanyone who's ever served in the Army." Army Sqt. 1" Class Bret Enchson(Snooting)

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Airman Earns Spot On Olympic Track, Field Team SAN ANTONIO. Juk 17.21)M- First Lt. James Parker. an Air Forceworld-class anle'e from Ma m m m Air Force Base Mom earned a spot on the L S 0 frp c t r m and fie d team JAY 12 win a rammer Inrow of 254 feet 6 nm c Two Soldiers Selected for US. Olympic Modem Pentathlon Team ALEXANDRIA, Va. Two modern pentathlelesfrom the U.S. A y W a t I Clas m Athlete P r o o m lWCAP1have been selected to comoete in the Olvmolc Carries at Atnens Greece Firs' Lt Cnad Sen or ana Cap' An la Allen aischeodkd to compete A q 26 am? 27 respectw y tor Team LSA in tie one-oay fiespon e m 'nat nclujes p t d shoot n> fonc ng ! w m 4, m m a r nd nq a m a cross-country running '1 always wanted to go to the Olympics but I knew that In track and field and cross country I just wasn't going to cut it"Aden said 'I'm still pinching myself I don't think it will hit me untl I'm actually on the plane landing In AWns

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Track and Field Army National Guard Cam Dan Browne, 29. of Portland,Om.. Marathonand 10 000 mew nvpnts ~ i~io r c ~ c a p i . K & ~ a t t ~26,o~~aimlngton,a i n e - m i o m e t e race walk r, ~ r Army S a t John Nunn, 26, ofChutaVista,Calif. .20-k;lomelerrace walk Air F C 1" LL Jam- Poikor, 28. of Great Falls. Mont.. Hammer throw OB I

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'301 medal ceremonies w I take place over a periodof 16 days 26 spons will ce represenled n 38 eniies * 10.500 am& ana 5 500 'earn offcia s from 201 Namna 0 m. c Committees .m (NOCs) will participate.  21.501) members of the media are expected to c w Hie Games (16,000 o broadcastersand 5 500 ~holo/writtenDress memberel The Olvmnir Villaae wifl h m e 160ri0 athlotps and {ttam f. ~ r l a k - > tho . . . t f . - didno . .Olymac Games and 6001 d m q -he Paralpoc Games Some 15 OM s%my personnel w worxai'he 0 flinpc Games 25000 from Hie po ce 7.CI)Ofrcrn r e m i È¥CO mluara 1 500 he fiohtCTS. 3 XO 3 O

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President Bush Annoi-nces Anwlca't hew Global Force Postura Before VFW Convention In Cincinnati M3'e man w e e yearsago we a-iicnea a conprenenswe 'eve# of Ano cas g ooa force posture I r e nmbers types, cations ano capahlte? of L S ^ o m s aro~ir! me wonc //e .e ccns- teo case ;vi m cx-r a 0s a m w t i Congress we'veexam nw ttie challenges posed by today's threats and emerging threats. And so, today Iannounce a new plan for deploying America's Armed Forces. Over the comino decade, we'li deolov a more anile and more flexible force, which means t b f more ofourlroo~s be will statoied an0 oepoyedircm iere at nomi /Vet1move &me of our focosan-i capaoi ties to new locations, so they can surge qdcxty lo dea *n i-nexpecleo mreats We I ta6e acvaTage cf 2lst c e i n q r lary tecrnoioges lo 'ar o y depoy nc'easec combat ' p o w r Ine nert plan w be$ JS f;nt and A n 'me *a's of the 2 1 s cenxry t iv. sirengmen 3-r al arces around me wond rfi k we build new pamershiwto M e r preserue hp e m . It wll mduce the stress on ourlroops and our milita~famiiies." @anj@) (dory) f S t d ( ~ O W \ PresidentGeorge W. Bush Clnrinnali, Ohio. Aug. 16,2004

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Secretary RumsfeldTestifies Before Senate Armed ServicesCommittee On Reorganizing the US. Inteltioence Community "The objective of intelligence community reform is to provide the community with a renewal, to refashion it to better succeed in this still new and different 21stcentury.Those obJectivesinclude improved indications of warring ofimpending events in enough time to anticipate them and to oermiteffective action. This reouires. in mv view 11) Aaamsslvelv breakinadown the stoveDiDes within and between domestic, foreinn and military intelliomce: 12i lnt&rah& " dom&c int~llioenf~inlo ih=-mce c o m i u ~ i t v i l e the m , pro'. a ng fcr dapiopiale protect ons for civ oenss Ana t W s ?ot an easy lash n s a 012 issue fcr I' 1, committee anc to' Ire corny fiA.tnonzng a w m a s r q ite' g e n e sere'o access r w ~ i r e d gerceosta whereel it mav resce an0 (4; ¥npro^e w ana p s o l w e m mnnert to reace me m n o c d 01 SJV% espxaty ! ~ y. ~ I I ~ S U ' preoarej smmcfi Secretary Donald H RumsMd Washington D C Aug 17,2004

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Mlsflle DefenseNeeded toThwart Extremists. Rumsfeld Saw HUNTSVILLE,Aja, Aua, 18- WithenlremisBn)n8!an11~ lookinnlor weaknesses to exploit and the means 1 ewloit them missiledefense 0 capabilitiesare a must. Defense Secretary Donald H Rumsfeld said

Rumsf& S. Korealroop Moves Won? Demde D&rmnce WASHINGTON, Aug. 18-Any U S too~raalqnments South n Korea won't degrade the deterrence capabilityagainst possible aggression by Norih Korea, Secretary Rumsfekl told PBS television W A S 10s. 'n .enwor AJC 1' .re -nre': Slaw - n m s f a l o n A -i n a es- ra? w n e o tre pas'nree ,ex; n ce,eo"n pans to re6 a? t5com n m? m m t e 1:mx ar: As 8 ' n e s w e ' m said~umifeld addressed critics of the decision to move U,S ' also troops stationedin South Korea away from the demilitarizedzone and out of thecapitalcity of Seoul to locationsfurthersouth 'We obviouslywouldn't have done it If there were any nsk of a weakening ~nme deterent up 1here;k sad && o t

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Schlssinaer Panel Releases Report "Those (Abu Ghraib) photos, as you know, triggereda widespread reaction and a fair amount of speculation.Contrary to that soecuiation the abuses that were decided in the ohotos a a r">tc c w fiorr a ~ r i ~ v evtercqa'or ine, o d m t k m e : fwisee). 2 r'ei qeice T %, free aice set m es on me were pan of me i q n - sr r. at Ab. Gire o 1iere was no w k q of abuse, quitethe contrary. Senior officials repeatedlysaidthat in Irm. Geneva reaulations would aoolv. In Afohanistan and Guantanam, i t a s quite different, but even there it was said. fallowing the president'sdirective that all activity should be consistentwith the Geneva Accord . It was a kind of animal house on the nqht shift. That is reflected in the fact that there was no such activities during theday shift when there were differentnoncoms in c h a m There was direct resoonsibilitvfor those artivities on the o a i o f the commanders nnitw 'vi& ~. un to l i e brqaue l e e D6CdLse ney ad rot adeq-atel, s,i?en/ise wnat *as gc ng or at AN Gnraio aco ton trere was indirect responsibilityat hiqher levels, in that the weaknessesat Abu Ghrab were well known and that correctiveaction could have been taken and should have been taken. We believe that there is institutionaland personal responsibilitytight upthe chain of command as far as Washington is concerned,' ftrenxnpt) (story) Secretary James Schtesinger The Pentagon. Aug. 25,2004 Secretary Rumsfeld Outiinss Proaress in Iraq W e have a plan to train up Iraqi forces, police, bofder patrol, counterterrorism. Army. National Guard and train those folks up so that they can assume that responsibility.We're already ahead of plan We transferredsovereignty to me government.They now are planningfor elections in January. And we have a Coalitionofnations, I think 32 countries, hat are row ~artidoatinu there in Irau and assistim in trainina and eouicDinu the Iraoi iecuntv forces And as fast a thevareahb, ~ to !ase oier mat responsiodty i r e . n w States a m :he Coal'ion coLnties w ' t'? pass na r a t respcns :> ty to Wrn. Anc ! s mai lra,eciov nat Ne re on Its a prxess mars been going on now, roughly, for a year. It's going well. It is a bumpy mad, asit always is as a country goesfrom a violent dictatorshipto a democracy. But the promise has been onnd S r h c a k are own hnsnitak are men. chnira are -open Tney ve got a n n m m covcn'mem Tney are o~iaing i.p tner seci-nty forces Tney haw a s'xn marcel Tney ire even got a sxcerteam in the Olympics " (transcnot) fstowl 1 Secretary Donald H RumsMd Interviewwth Ennque Grates Un~ision TV El Paso, Texas Aug 23 2004

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Fav R w r l Fauits Intelligence Soldiera al Abu WASHINGTON, AIM 25 - Milna~)mlellgencepersonneldd participate in abusing some prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghreib prison, the three top officialsin the Army's inveshgationsaid at a news confemce here today.. The report found that there was no direct complicity in abuse at command levels abve the brigade, but that commanders and staff officersat Combined Joint TaskForee7 should have recognizedthe signs of trouble and taken corrective a i o n (transcr~a Isiowi fstori)
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Secretary Rumsfeld Saw Civilized World Must Stay On the Offensive Against Terroflsts 'Cv. ;?a peopri r i t e w e r e can on j express sympa'h, arc so la*, *,ti tne R m a i pe0p.e Extremstsseek to t e m z e im0tem an0 men ~omm cn Ten mce.er'ney r e anc wierevet tie! ma, I .e "fore are lea y l o '%a passesin th S W Q e . mtswar there are no free passes for wuntnes; there are reallv no free oases for individuals. ~ n for that reason, the civilizedvrodd has to d stay on theoffensive, and that's exactly whatthe Caalition is doing. Taking theoffense, however, ofcourse has its wst, just as stayiw on defense has its cost. And soon the American forces are likely to suffer the 1,000th casualty at the hands of terrorists and extremists in Iraq When combined with U.S. losses in other theaters in the Global Waron Terror, we have lostwell morethan a thousand already. And we certainly honor the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in uniform who has served in Iraq and wtm 6cutTent1y sawing there.And needkss to say, we m u m with the famiiies ofthose losi"itransmDt~fstotv\ Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Press Conference at the Pentagon, Sept. 7,2004 Secretary Rdmsfeld Outllnea Progress Aoalnst Twroflam Slnm the9.11 Attacks '&el we ,e come a great c stance )o- In rk abour t The Tahoan *ere n power ir Afghanstan three pais agoand mll q peope 1 soccer siad -ms n rteo- A". tney re g m e "'ney re chr An3 r e ; were hos-(noOsama Din -aoen ano nis a Qaeda crew Tiose 1 folks are on the N n and a large fraction of the senior leadershio have been killed or caotured. Saddan Hussein's mime. he was trying to assassinate a f o n n e r ~ . ~ . president. He was giting $25.000 tosuicide bomberssfamilies. He was thumbing'hisnoseat 17 U.N. resolutions. And here he's now in jail and his sonsare dead. We have madeenormous stndes. We have a Coalition of85to90 countries and this is the kind of thing no one country can do alone Intakes a lame Coalition and probably the largest Coalition in human history. We have 32 countries or 30 countries in Iraq and 26. 1believe. in Afghanistan helping So we are putting pressureon terl~rist netwok. There's no way to be on the defensive. We simply have to be on the otfansiw and it takes a lot of cooperation in the inemator4 wmmunty todo itand thafs whars hawning, So Ithtnk we have made enormous p m g r e s s . ' W Secretary Donald H. RumsfeM Radio Intereiew wth Scott Hennen, WDAY, Fago, Noah Oakola Sept, 7,2004

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Tribunal Finds Gmntanimo Deainw Not Conibatmt WASHINGTON,Scot. 8 - A tribunalin GuantanamoBay, Cuba has determineda detainee there isnol anenemy combatant, and the US. aovernment will releasetheman to his home country soon,officialssaid. Defense officials announced in July all detainees at Guantanamo Bay w to be given the opportunityto contest their determinationasenemy combatant? and submlt evidence or call wlneses on theu behadf
Gen. P m PTOa tnteraaencv GoidwrtBr-Nichot* Act e A^. hGTW .a Sepi ' Gei %ter Pace t c cna-man of fia ant C- ek o' Staff s.gaesmo a Gomater4 c i o s Act rcr a of me federa n.e'nme'T m morc.etne wa. 'w co-rn 'eEOonosm'efrorsm The 6oldwater-~ichdkAct of 1936strengthenedthe positonof Ihecharman i f Ute Joint Chiefs of Staff and created the position of vice chairmen. It made fte services act more in concert and forced the services to place m ~ r - t p q l e pntMiets

Anew chiller unit like ths oneat Bay11 Iraq cameonline Sept 6 at apower plant north of Naiaf helping to bmg elecbicityto more Iraq. households The gain s one of many logged over the past 18months that have boosted electricty productionhereto more lhan 5 300 megawatts enough to service 2- m Ikon more Iraqi homes than were fueled under the former regime (Courtesy photo) (story)

West Point's FInrt Female General Commands COSCOM WIESBADEN, Germany, Sept. 7 -The first femaleWest Point graduate to be Dromoted to aeneral officer assumed command of V Cow' 3rd Cores support command in a ceremonySept 2 at Wiesbadm ~ r t k Airfield. y Germany [stowl

Secretary's Patriot Day Radio Message to the Troops "I value thisopportunityto talk to those o' you serving inouramed forces, and i want lo thank you, personally, for your commitment to 0urcountry.A~you know, this week we lost thetbousandth service member In Iraq Some ask whether theGiobai W a r m Terror is worth a thousand American lives. It's an understandable question, but me answershouidbe clear to all wtio have studied our nation'shistory... (A)iier September 11th ourcountry could no iongeraccept the nsk of failing lo act Because of your courage and commitment,some 50 million people from Afghanistan and Iraq are now experiencing freedom Other regimes that also sponsored terror now suppol our cause. Because we are eliminating the havens ofthose who seek to terrorizeour nation, our country is safer today And that is why the important work you are doing is worth the cost, and why it is so deeply appreciated." (read the full text) ~llsten the messace) to

'Why I Serve"
U S Army Staff Sgt. J e w Prate and Sot. Charles Hail awlhey recognizedthe importance of t h e i r e s more fully after they deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom. M

of some of those wtio answered America's call lo amon are featured on the Pentagonswebsiteon the Global War on Terror, o wdefendamema mli For more Call t Action stories,

Spc. Mark A Jensen, US. Army, Wad, Iraq "My name is SPC Mark A Jensen I am a member of an Army Natmai Guard Unlt, outofTuuon, Ariz Tre tragedyof9111 hfim, k e so many others, in a slate of disbelief,sadness, horror, and outrage, I knew from the initial news reportthat I could notst idly by wlthwtgetting back into the fight"
Sot Rotait L G r m Ill,U.S. Army, FOB KMTB (Caldwell) l r q "During Desert Stam, I was active duty Air Force and was in Saudi Arabia. At the bmeof the terronsls' attacks. I was a 36-year-oid conveniencestore manager In Chartom, N.C I am now 39 yaarsdd and am in Iraq as a combat medic I have a new skill and passiontor medicine i would have never discovered had i not answred the a l l to help my country The soldiers I serve with were customers of mine at one time Now they are my brothers'
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Honorina Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Rememberina the Victims at the Pentaoon Defense Link Web Snecial9-11 Web Paae

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Seemaw Rumsfeld Media Avallablitvat Fort Leonard Wood ¥Ther -awe a nays oeen rmes " aar n an ?s.rq^?nc) w e n inqs look bleak and w e n In ngs ook diicuX and W a r e . d ffiwi mere nave a-nays been pew e r i a l have sao it's rot warin mecost. its not m m me pnce ' And pe0p.e sa d n a w l tne Korean War, people said it about World War II... look back and you see the accom~lishment was made. I mean, the countries you that that were fascist and Nazis in Italy, German, and the Ja~anese situation - in all three. oeoole said they're not readv for dernocracv and vet durina the 55 vean of t h i dnld Warlhftv were bulwaks aaainst the mmmnn& e x-k n s i m~ from ttw ~ o v i eIninn ~ - i maiv i - - ~l ~ - r " -~~ marif menwsana years it was -1ncy Ihaso t, t (wassow. i: was ham ustas n Has narc o r tne dorear pen nsua IIninn t~ e and peapie neec to r e w n ze n a t f Ae'e stpadim: arc" !me re p ~ r p o s e tnat mere sn t rpaior .n m~ *rind w can 1oe succ&l those 50 million people fin Iraq and Afghanistan) can't become areas of stabally and peace in that part of the world." 0 Secretary Donald H. Rumsfek), Fort Leonad Wood, Mo., Sept. 14,2004

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DeoJtv Secretary Wolfowltz S~eaka Nauonal P O W ~ I A Recoarililon Day it *Therecovey anc r e t o O'OJI n ss nq Amencans can mem yearsoi pa ism< nq effort Some600 menand w m n , both M a r y an0 cilfans wound the wonc lane p a t n e e r p nq frcm a p'omic ne;o'atons and fieb opyations to forensic a m p s They are tireless and dedicated. And through their latest efforts, the remains of fallen Americans have iust been recovered in North Korea and are m w headed Inme " Deputy Secretary Paul Wblbute The Pentagon, Sept 14,2004

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"Why I Serve" Atr Force Senior Airman Stephanie Henry ofthe Is1 CommunicationsSquadron based at LangleyAir Force Base, Va ,said. 'As soon as I sicned (tie oaoers and I came in. I knew I'm gong to make UIS a careir ~ e a d herstoryand o h m at the web page To watm video "Why I Serve" stones, go to the Pentawn Channel. For stones abut Ainencans who joined he Aimed Forces after 9-11, go to the America's Call to Aclion page.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq, Sept. 14 -The Iraqi army added its first female medicalofficer here as part of the government's continuingeffortto fully integrate both genders into its armed forces. The officer, a dentist assigned to the Iraqi Armed Forces' Surpeon General's office as a staff officer,will complete three months of advanced training at Haward Medrcal School In B&n prbrto her sewice.

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