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  • Six SEALs sue AP, reporter

    12/28/2004 10:03:56 PM PST · by kattracks · 26 replies · 2,897+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    Six Navy SEALs filed a lawsuit against the Associated Press and one of its reporters yesterday, saying the news organization revealed their identities, compromised their security and invaded their privacy by publishing personal photographs in a Dec. 4 story.     The complaint says AP reporter Seth Hettena used about 40 images from the personal photo-storage Web site of a Navy SEAL wife. [snip] The images were picked up by the Arab press, including Al Jazeera, and have made their way onto a billboard outside U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees from the war on terror are being kept. The...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Secretary Rumsfeld White House Radio Days Interviews

    01/23/2004 11:22:22 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 202+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 1/24/04 | Rumsfeld, media
    January 21, 2004 (Interview with Marc Bernier, WNDB, Daytona Beach, Fla.) Q: Welcome to the Mark Bernier Show, sir. Rumsfeld: Thank you, I'm delighted to be here. Q: I have to say one of my prized possessions is a letter from you in [1996], we spoke on the radio and you were stumping for Bob Dole in the private sector working for the Banking institute of Chicago, I think it was. Were you in the private sector with (Inaudible.)? Rumsfeld: William Blair. Thank you, it's nice to see you. Q: You've done a great job. And I've got to tell...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld briefs on Senate Intelligence and Operations

    01/22/2004 7:18:39 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 178+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 1/22/04 | Rumsfeld
    Secretary Rumsfeld briefs on Senate Intelligence and Operations Chairman Warner: The Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, who will join us momentarily, had a very good briefing with the (inaudible) United States Senate. With that, Mr. Secretary if you'd like to take a few questions or make a few comments. Rumsfeld: Well, it's January and Happy New Year everybody! We're back. We're back at it hard and just had an excellent meeting. I'd be happy to respond to questions. Q: Mr. Secretary, it was reported in the Guardian Newspaper that Jack Straw has been pressing the U.S. government...
  • Defense Department Operational Briefing

    01/13/2004 7:01:53 PM PST · by Hipixs · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 1/13/04 | RUMSFELD, PACE, media
    (Participating was Gen. Peter Pace, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.) SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. Since the United States came under attack on September 11th, coalition forces have removed two terrorist regimes, hunted down Saddam Hussein and roughly two-thirds of known senior al Qaeda operatives, broken up terrorist cells on several continents, and undoubtedly prevented other terrorist attacks. These are important achievements which demonstrate the talent and courage of our forces, the breadth of our efforts. One result has been an increased so-called operational tempo of the force. The tempo has increased significantly. We hope and believe that the...
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

    01/06/2004 4:41:37 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 108+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 1/6/04 | Rumsfeld, Myers, media
    (Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Photos taken during the briefing are available at http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jan2004/040106-D-9880W-031.html, http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jan2004/040106-D-9880W-050.html, http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jan2004/040106-D-9880W-037.html and http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Jan2004/040106-D-9880W-113.html. Rumsfeld: Good afternoon, and happy New Year to everyone. I hope everyone had a good holiday and is all rested up for the year ahead. The last year was a busy one for all of us, certainly those of us in the department, as well as all of you covering it. And I suspect that the coming year will be a equally busy one....
  • Defense Department Operational Update Briefing

    12/23/2003 3:19:32 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/23/03 | RUMSFELD, MYERS, media
    (Participating; Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff) Gen. Myers (?): We've been walking for -- (inaudible.) Sec. Rumsfeld: We're here! (Laughter.) (Laughs.) What a jaunt! Q: This doesn't mean less briefings though, right? Sec. Rumsfeld: No! Whatever. (Laughter.) Q: Get one of those electric cars. Sec. Rumsfeld: (Laughs.) Well, good afternoon. This is -- I like to know what's behind me -- this is the first briefing we've had here in this new studio. It looks about the same. Some of the faces are the same, I see. The holidays are upon us, and that certainly is...
  • Defense Department Operational Update Briefing

    12/16/2003 7:14:07 PM PST · by Hipixs · 3 replies · 112+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/16/03 | RUMSFELD, PACE, media
    Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:27 p.m. EST Defense Department Operational Update Briefing (Participating was Gen. Pace, Joint Chief of Staffs Vice Chairman.) SEC. RUMSFELD: They tell me this could be the last press briefing in this studio. Is that possible? Q It is. SEC. RUMSFELD: You mean until it's painted, or permanently? STAFF: Probably for about three or four years, anyway. SEC. RUMSFELD: (Laughs.) Oh, then it's not the last -- (Cross-talk.) SEC. RUMSFELD: No problem. Strike everything after "good afternoon." Yeah. These have been important days for the Iraqi people. Seven months ago, statues of Saddam Hussein were pulled...
  • Exclusive: Rumsfeld On Saddam

    12/15/2003 6:52:56 AM PST · by Hipixs · 11 replies · 207+ views
    CBSNews.com-60 Minutes ^ | 12/15/03 | Rumsfeld, Stahl
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld talks to 60 Minutes in his first interview since Saddam's capture.  (CBS) President Bush got the first word that U.S. Forces believed they had Saddam in custody from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Secretary Rumsfeld talks to Lesley Stahl about what the capture of Saddam Hussein means for the future of American presence in Iraq and what it also means for the Iraqi people. Lesley Stahl: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much for joining us this evening. I guess the big question today is, does the capture of Saddam Hussein now mean, Mission Accomplished? Secretary Rumsfeld:Well, certainly...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks to the National Conference of State Legislatures

    12/12/2003 1:29:28 PM PST · by Hipixs · 6 replies · 147+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/12/03 | Rumsfeld
    Friday, December 12, 2003 10:03 a.m. EST Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks to the National Conference of State Legislatures Rumsfeld: Thank you. Thank you so much, Speaker Stevens (sp). Ladies and gentlemen, I -- San Francisco would have been kind of nice, now -- (Laughter.) -- now that I think about it. It is a pleasure to be with you. I appreciate the support that the people here and throughout the country provide to our armed forces. I know that many of you have supported resolutions in the legislatures supporting the troops. Still others encourage local communities to provide support and assistance...
  • Defense Department Operational Update Briefing

    12/09/2003 5:04:50 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 137+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/9/03 | RUMSFELD, MYERS, Media
    SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. First, let me express the chairman and my condolences to the families of those civilian casualties last weekend in Afghanistan. Our forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties, and needless to say, they and we deeply regret it. I returned Sunday from NATO meetings in Brussels and meetings in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iraq. Azerbaijan and Georgia are important partners in the global war on terror. Each have indicated a desire to strengthen their ties to NATO and to further link their countries to the West. In Georgia, the transition leaders are working to...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability in Baghdad

    12/06/2003 8:57:34 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 105+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/6/03 | Rumsfeld
    Secretary Rumsfeld: You've had a chance to see the situation up north and how the Iraqi security forces are being integrated into the security activities in this country. Down here you've had a chance to see some of the actual training of the ICDC -- the civil defense elements. We are working hard on it and investing in it. We have wonderful people training them, and they are increasingly taking over responsibility for security in this country. We've gone from, I guess, zero, in probaby around June first to here in early December something in excess of 140,000 Iraqis...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Press Availability in Afghanistan

    12/05/2003 7:35:52 AM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/5/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    Thursday, December 4, 2003 Secretary Rumsfeld Press Availability in Afghanistan (Press availability at the U.K. Provincial Reconstruction Team Headquarters, Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.) Q: This resurgence of Taliban activity in the south -- are you afraid that the Taliban are trying to make a comeback? Rumsfeld: Am I afraid that the Taliban are trying to make a comeback? No, it is no great surprise that those who have been defeated and removed would like to come back. That's always been the case and they will not have that opportunity. To the extent that they assemble in anything more than ones and twos...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Stakeout with Traveling Press

    12/02/2003 12:54:21 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 147+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/2/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    SECRETARY RUMSFELD: We are almost completed. I've got bilaterals left. We've had a very successful meeting, set of meetings. We've made progress on the NATO-Afghanistan relationship. It's pretty clear to me that either the requirements for the NATO-ISAF role have been filled or they are close to being filled. There may be one or two minor pieces left. There have been discussions about expanding NATO's role in Afghanistan and we expect that there will be some both NATO and probably non-NATO Provincial Reconstruction Teams that will end up being established over a period of time. The Chemical and Biological...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Press Conference from Brussels, Belgium

    12/02/2003 9:36:38 AM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 122+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/2/03 | Rumsfeld, Pace, media
    Monday, December 1, 2003 Secretary Rumsfeld Press Conference from Brussels, Belgium (Also participating was Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.) Rumsfeld: Good afternoon. I'm Don Rumsfeld and this is General Pete Pace who is the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States. In the 12 months since the Prague Summit NATO has experienced probably more positive change than in perhaps any ten-year period in its history. Seven new members have been invited to join the Alliance. NATO made the decision to stand up a NATO Response Force, an important decision...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Press Availability

    12/01/2003 11:59:36 AM PST · by Hipixs · 3 replies · 144+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 12/1/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    Sunday, November 30, 2003 4:15 p.m. EST Secretary Rumsfeld Press Availability Rumsfeld: Welcome to Brussels. We had an excellent meeting in Colorado Springs, and indeed we've had a lot of progress since the Prague Summit. We've got seven new members to NATO. We've got the NATO Response Force that's now been partially stood up -- I guess it's accurate to say. We have a Chemical and Biological Battalion that now exists. We've established the Alliance's Transformation Command. We have streamlined the command structure from whatever it was -- 19 or 20 -- now down to 11. That's an impressive accomplishment....
  • Secretary Rumsfeld on Special Defense Department Operational Update

    11/25/2003 3:48:09 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/25/03 | Rumsfeld, Myers, media
    (Participating was Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.) SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. This Thanksgiving we have a great deal to be thankful for; thankful for the brave Americans who serve our country in the global war on terror -- and we pray especially for the families of those who have given their lives; those families can know that millions of Americans will have them in their thoughts and prayers; and thankful for the forces from all of our coalition partners, many of whom have been injured or killed, including the brave Iraqis who have died in the...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Town Hall Meeting

    11/21/2003 5:29:03 PM PST · by Hipixs · 3 replies · 135+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/21/03 | Rumsfeld, Myers
    (Participating was Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Photos can be viewed at.) http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-F-2828D-206.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-F-2828D-194.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-F-2828D-141.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-F-2828D-077.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-D-2987S-209.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-D-2987S-141.html, http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-D-2987S-108.html , http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Nov2003/031121-D-2987S-046.html. SEC. RUMSFELD: A full house. General Myers, men and women of the Department of Defense, I thank you for being here and for all you do for our country. Next Thursday, Americans all over the world will gather to celebrate with family and friends and give thanks for the blessings of freedom and of life. Thanksgiving is a very special American holiday, first in 1621, I'm told, although I wasn't...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability with Minister Hill

    11/19/2003 5:48:30 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 86+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/19/03 | Rumsfeld, Hill, media
    Wednesday, November 19, 2003 2:56 p.m. EST Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability with Minister Hill (Also participating Australian Minister of Defense Robert Hill) Sec. Rumsfeld: Well, good afternoon. Q: Good afternoon. Sec. Rumsfeld: The minister of Defense of Australia and I have been visiting, not for the first time by a long sight, but we've had another good visit. He's here in the United States; was in Iraq very recently. As you all know, Australia has been a very close, cooperative partner with the United States in the global war on terror since the outset, and has been enormously helpful in...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Joint Breakfast Meeting

    11/18/2003 9:29:06 AM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 132+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/18/03 | Rumsfeld
    CHAIRMAN PARK YONG-SUNG (KCCI) - Welcoming Remarks (inaudible) SECRETARY RUMSFELD: Thank you very much, Chairman Park and Mr. Jones. Ladies and gentlemen, it's a pleasure to be with you. I suspect that the best way to use this time would be for me to make some very brief remarks and then have a discussion or respond to questions. I would be happy to do that. First, let me just make a few comments. I think I first came to Korea in 1974 with President Ford when he visited here. I have been back over the years, from time to...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Korean Joint Press Conference

    11/17/2003 2:21:01 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 92+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/17/03 | Rumsfeld, Cho, media
    Rumsfeld: Good afternoon. I am delighted to be back in the Republic of Korea. I must say that we had excellent meetings today of the Standing Consultative Group. I attended, participated in one of these meetings some 27 years ago in 1976, more than half of the life of this alliance of 50 years ago. And I must say that after 50 years the U.S./Republic of Korea alliance remains strong and healthy, as is the friendship between our two people. I would guess, I don't know this, but I would guess we may have had one of the most...
  • RUMSFELD INTERVIEW WITH YONG-JOONG JOO, CHOSUN ILBO

    11/16/2003 3:23:19 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/16/03 | Rumsfeld, Joo, Ilbo
    Q: How can we promote democracy in North Korea? Rumsfeld: People in North Korea have to decide what system of government they want. Anyone who looks at the world can see that the countries that have freer political systems and freer economic systems are the countries that are successful for their people. And the countries that do not end up having not providing the kind of prosperity for their people that they could have if they would have freer systems. Q: Do you really believe that North Korea can give up their WMD program in exchange for security guarantee...
  • JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH RUMSFELD AND ISHIBA IN TOKYO, JAPAN

    11/16/2003 10:23:02 AM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 110+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/16/03 | Rumsfeld, Ishiba, media
    MODERATOR: Ladies and Gentlemen, we shall now commence a joint press conference after the Defense Summit meeting of Japan and the United States. First of all, we will ask the Minister and the Secretary to make their initial remarks, Minister Ishiba first. DIRECTOR-GENERAL ISHIBA: Thank you very much, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today we had the pleasure of receiving Secretary Rumsfeld to our agency and for slightly longer than one hour, we completed the Defense Summit meeting between Japan and the United States. It has been one year since I met him last, on the occasion of two-plus-two. At this...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld - USS Blue Ridge Town Hall Meeting

    11/15/2003 4:32:24 PM PST · by Hipixs · 7 replies · 156+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/15/03 | Rumsfeld
    Rumsfeld: Thank you, Captain [inaudible]. [Applause] If they serve food like this every day I'm about ready to rejoin. [Laughter] Captain and distinguished guests, members of the press that are traveling with us here, and the crew of the USS Blue Ridge. I am delighted to be here. We've been in Guam and we head from here to Okinawa and then over to Korea. The reason I'm here and those that are traveling with me are here is because this part of the world is so enormously important to our country and to this region. We feel the events...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability En Route to Tokyo Transcript(Reuters did edit job)

    11/14/2003 7:18:51 PM PST · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 151+ views
    defenselink ^ | 11/14/03 | defenselink
    United States Department of Defense News Transcripts On the web: http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2003/tr20031114-secdef0876.html Media contact: +1 (703) 697-5131 Public contact: http://www.dod.mil/faq/comment.html or +1 (703) 428-0711 Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Friday, November 14, 2003 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability En Route to Tokyo Rumsfeld: We've been given the itinerary and we know that I'm going to go right from the airplane to meet with the Prime Minister and then to a reception. Then I'm meeting tomorrow with the Foreign Minister and the Minister of State for Defense. The discussions we'll be having will be on the normal range. Of things...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld – Anderson AFB Town Hall Meeting

    11/15/2003 5:36:23 AM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/15/03 | Rumsfeld
    Friday, November 14, 2003 Secretary Rumsfeld - Anderson AFB Town Hall Meeting Rumsfeld: Thank you very much. General Larson and Admiral Dunn and Colonel Mugg, members of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard. I guess there are no Japanese Defense Forces here today, but civilians and contractors. It's awfully nice to see all of you and to be able to get out of Washington, D.C. and have a chance to look you in the eye and tell you how much we appreciate what you do. It is a very special thing you do. Each...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability En Route to Guam

    11/13/2003 7:09:28 AM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 71+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/13/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    Rumsfeld: I want to just make a comment or two about our trip. If you go back to our Quadrennial Defense Review in our Regional Defense Guidance back in 2001 before September 11, it pointed out the importance of Asia to the United States to our circumstance in the world. Our visit this week is to two important allies -- Japan and Republic of Korea -- also with stops in Okinawa and Guam. Both countries are being helpful in the global war on terror, as well as in Iraq, and I look forward to meeting with the leadership of...
  • Foreign Press Center Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld

    11/10/2003 2:56:18 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 74+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/10/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    SEC. RUMSFELD: Thank you very much. Later this week, I will be -- I think on Wednesday, I'll be traveling to Asia to visit with U.S. troops and to thank them for the important work they're doing in the region. We'll also be having meetings with two key allies in Japan and the Republic of Korea to discuss the arrangements we have with them and our close cooperation in the global war on terror. Over the past several years, Japan has taken steps to evolve their role that their military plays in international security matters: sending an engineering battalion...
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

    11/06/2003 2:15:27 PM PST · by Hipixs · 7 replies · 130+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/06/03 | Rumsfeld, Myers, media
    (Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.) Rumsfeld: Good afternoon. The troops deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom have a great deal to be proud of. They have rescued a nation and liberated a people. And today, they are fighting terrorists and regime remnants and doing a great deal to help the Iraqi people get on a path to stability and self-government. As we've indicated, the bulk of the U.S. troops that are currently in Iraq will be rotating out beginning next, I guess, January,...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview on ABC This Week

    11/02/2003 11:43:28 AM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 104+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/2/03 | Rumsfeld, Stephanopoulos
    Stephanopoulos: Good morning, everyone. We have major, breaking news from Iraq this morning. At least 13 U.S. servicemen dead after a Chinook helicopter was shot down on its way to Baghdad Airport. That is one of at least three attacks on U.S. servicemen this morning. And it caps the bloodiest week in Iraq since the president declared an end to major combat on May 1st. We'll have the latest from Baghdad, plus the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, coming right up. Announcer: From ABC News - "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Now, reporting from the ABC News studios in...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview on NBC Meet The Press

    11/02/2003 11:05:24 AM PST · by Hipixs · 3 replies · 153+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 11/2/03 | Rumsfeld, Russert
    Russert: First, some tragic news from Iraq this morning. This is the scene, 13 American servicemen killed, 20 wounded or injured, when an American helicopter crashed. It is expected it perhaps was shot down. We'll find out now from our guest, the secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Mr. Secretary, welcome back to "Meet the Press." Rumsfeld: Thank you, Tim. Russert: What can you tell us about this tragedy? Rumsfeld: I've seen the early reports, and early reports are often wrong. They're often adjusted later. And the early report indicated essentially what you've said. Russert: Thirteen dead? Rumsfeld: The number...
  • Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Empower America 10th Anniversary Dinner Remarks

    10/31/2003 1:45:25 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 186+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/30/03 | Rumsfeld
    Thursday, October 30, 2003 Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Empower America 10th Anniversary Dinner Remarks Rumsfeld: Thank you thank you very much. Thank you I appreciate that. Well, this is a delight! Joyce and I are so pleased to be here. Organizations come and go they start and they end only a few last a decade and very few not only last a decade but make the kinds of contributions that this organization has and I must say that Floyd and all of those that support this organization -- congratulations to you. You're doing a good thing and I...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld briefs on Iraq

    10/30/2003 3:43:05 PM PST · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 66+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/30/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. General Myers is not here, as you may have noticed. My friend is meeting with the chief of the armed services of Spain at the present time. The task in Iraq remains difficult and dangerous. But as Jerry Bremer and John Abizaid, who were here, have said, there has been progress across a range of coalition activities over the past six months. Our plan called for the establishment of an Iraqi cabinet of ministers, and the coalition did it in four months. It took 14 months in post-war Germany. The plan called for the establishment...
  • Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Regional Media Interviews

    10/28/2003 2:13:53 PM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 98+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/27/03 | Rumsfeld, media
    Monday, October 27, 2003 Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Regional Media Interviews Interviewed by Katarina Bandini, WHDH, Boston Q: As you know, Mr. Secretary, today in Baghdad was the deadliest day since the war ended. Red Cross, other aid agencies thinking of pulling back. How can you say we're winning the war to secure this country in Iraq? Isn't it the terrorists that are making the progress? Rumsfeld: Well, this was a bad day yesterday, and there's no question about that. The attacks by the Iraqi terrorists against, for the most part against Iraqis, says something I think very...
  • Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Interview with Washington Times, Editorial Board

    10/27/2003 10:18:31 AM PST · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/23/03 | Rumsfeld, Wash Times Ed Board
    Thursday, October 23, 2003 Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Interview with Washington Times, Editorial Board Q: First of all we want to thank you very much for this. Short notice or not, we're always happy to come over and talk to you. We got a copy here of a memo, General Myers -- Rumsfeld: Yes, indeed. Q: You're familiar with this. Rumsfeld: Yes, I am. Q: I want to ask you about it, needless to say. I saw the press conference today, the comments you made since this thing was published. You talked about largely that you were raising questions...
  • DoD News Briefing-Secretary Rumsfeld, Mr Dirita and Lt. Gen. Schwartz

    10/23/2003 2:25:22 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 121+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/23/03 | Rumsfeld, Dirita, Schwartz, media
    (Participating was Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Lawrence Dirita, Acting Assistant Secretary Of Defense for Public Affairs; Lieutenant General Norton Schwartz, Director For Operations, J-3, Joint Staff.) MR. DIRITA: Good afternoon. We didn't have anything in particular, other than that we've talked to you over the weeks about getting General Schwartz in here now and then to give an update on operational activities. And we thought since it's been sort of quiet the last couple of days, it would be a good opportunity for him to come on down and do that. So, I don't have a statement, and...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Stakeout following Briefing for Senators

    10/22/2003 5:05:28 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 8 replies · 122+ views
    Depf of Defense ^ | 10/22/03 | Rumsfeld
    (Also participating was Senator Jeff Sessions, and Gen. Richard Myers chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.) SEN. SESSIONS: All right. We had another very good briefing with the secretary of Defense and General Myers. They stayed till every senator had every question they wanted to ask asked, beyond the allotted time that had been set there. I thought the questions were to the point, insightful and constructive. It was a very, very good session. And with that, I'll turn it over to Secretary Rumsfeld. SEC. RUMSFELD: We'd be happy to answer a few questions. Q Talk about your...
  • Rumsfeld's war-on-terror memo

    10/22/2003 4:17:49 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 57 replies · 3,026+ views
    <p>The questions I posed to combatant commanders this week were: Are we winning or losing the Global War on Terror? Is DoD changing fast enough to deal with the new 21st century security environment? Can a big institution change fast enough? Is the USG changing fast enough?</p>
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace

    10/21/2003 3:28:16 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 8 replies · 79+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/21/03 | Rumsfeld, Pace, media
    SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. It's been a good week for the people of Iraq. In New York, the U.N. Security Council approved Resolution 1511, unanimously calling on member states to support the work of the multinational force that's currently in Iraq and to contribute both military forces and financial support to Iraq's reconstruction. And here in Washington, the House and the Senate each approved, largely intact, the president's emergency supplemental request with funds for Iraq and for the troops in the global war on terror. Taken together, the votes in Congress and at the U.N. represent strong bipartisan and...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld speaks at the 15th Anniversary of the Jesse Helms Center

    10/20/2003 4:09:58 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/18/03 | Rumsfeld
    Senator Helms: Thank you very much. I've never been introduced on film before. But it was an eloquent thing, and some of it was correct. [Laughter] That videotape certainly brought back a lot of memories, as you can imagine. Sooner or later I will get close to the microphone. I'm not accustomed to sitting down. I have just seen a tape that brought back a million memories to me. I don't want to choke up, but there was a lot of love between this old guy and two or three of the people you saw on the film. In...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Briefs on Defense Department Operational Update

    10/16/2003 2:49:20 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 5 replies · 120+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/16/03 | Rumsfeld, Myers, media
    SEC. RUMSFELD: I just saw somebody out there that looked like the catcher for the Florida Marlins. It brought back some memories from last night. My poor Cubs. Good morning. I returned this weekend from Colorado Springs and California. With us in Colorado Springs were three former Warsaw Pact adversaries, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic, now NATO allies. Also president -- present were Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Slovakia, nations that have been invited to join the alliance. These recently liberated nations are truly changing our alliance for the better. They're bringing in new energy and a...
  • Secretary of Defense Delivers Ronald Reagan Public Policy Briefing

    10/10/2003 4:47:01 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 1,209+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/10/03 | Rumsfeld
    SEC. RUMSFELD: (Applause.) Thank you very much. Please be seated. Thank you. Fred, thank you. I appreciate that very generous introduction. It kind of makes me sound like I can't hold a job. (Laughter.) Mark, and thank you so much, and all of you for what you do to help people across the world to know more about the values, the leadership and the accomplishments of President Ronald Reagan. We appreciate what you're doing with his library and the foundation. Pete Wilson, good to see you always. Thank you for your service to the country and, certainly, your assistance...
  • Press Conference with Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and NATO Secretary -General Lord Robertson

    10/08/2003 6:29:32 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 10 replies · 201+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/08/03 | Rumsfeld, Robertson, media
    SEC.-GEN. ROBERTSON: Thank you very much, and thank you for coming here to Colorado Springs to come to this defense -- informal meeting of ministers of defense. And I'm pleased to be here with you with Secretary Rumsfeld to brief you on what we've been doing. We had a study seminar this morning called Dynamic Response -- (inaudible) -- seven. At the meeting of alliance defense ministers held in June earlier this year, Secretary Rumsfeld kindly invited his colleagues to come to Colorado to participate in a ground-breaking event in conjunction with the informal meeting that we have been...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld - Ft. Carson Town Hall Meeting

    10/07/2003 6:01:11 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 12 replies · 408+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/7/03 | Rumsfeld
    (Town Hall Meeting at Ft. Carson, Co.) SEC. RUMSFELD: (Applause.) Thank you very much. Good to see you all. Appreciate that. Please be seated. General Wilson, thank you so very much. General Lord, it's nice to see you here. Colonel Rusty. I guess Mayor Rivera may be here. Where are you? MAYOR LIONEL RIVERA (Colorado Springs, Colorado): Right here. SEC. RUMSFELD: There you are. Good to see you. I understand there's some good neighbors here, too, who help out with these folks, and we do appreciate that a great deal. I know this community gives wonderful support to the...
  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

    10/02/2003 4:41:34 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 10/2/03 | Rumsfeld, Myers, media
    (Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.) Rumsfeld: Good afternoon. On Tuesday we had a very good meeting -- hearing, I should say -- with the House Appropriations Defense Committee. Six or seven members of that panel, Republicans and Democrats alike, had arrived back just hours before from Iraq. One after another, they spoke enthusiastically about the progress that they had witnessed with their own eyes -- progress which, several of them emphasized, was a surprise to them and was notably different from their...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld and Under Secretary Zakheim Press Availability on the Hill

    10/01/2003 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 141+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 9/30/03 | Rumsfeld, Zakheim, media
    Tuesday, September 30, 2003 Secretary Rumsfeld and Under Secretary Zakheim Press Availability on the Hill (Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Dov S. Zakheim.) Q: Sir, [inaudible]. Rumsfeld: I doubt it. My impression is that the bill is going to pass, that there's broad support for it on both sides of the aisle. I must say, we were just talking coming down that the Members who have been to Iraq, who have had an opportunity to see what's taking place on the ground there, the truly superb work being done by the...
  • France writes itself off as arrogant failure: New books see a country in decline

    09/29/2003 12:14:26 AM PDT · by Timesink · 88 replies · 812+ views
    The Times ^ | September 26, 2003 | Charles Brumner
    September 26, 2003France writes itself off as arrogant failureby charles brumner New books see a country in declineFRANCE is a nation in decline, blind to its failings and living beyond its means while strutting with empty arrogance on the world stage. That may sound like the standard Francophobe rant from across the Channel or the Atlantic but it is, surprisingly, a view gaining ground in France. Doubts about Gallic supremacy have been a periodic feature of France for centuries. They have now returned, fed by economic gloom and amplified by bestselling books. France, according to the thesis, has been overtaken...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at the Eisenhower National Security Conference

    09/26/2003 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 9/26/03 | Rumsfeld
    (Remarks at the Eisenhower National Security Conference. Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld; Army Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, chief of staff, U.S. Army; and Dr. Janne E. Nolan, adjunct professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University.) Ladies and gentlemen, the Army Chief of Chaplains, Major General David Hicks. Please use the microphones located on the floor. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome tonight's Master Ceremonies, Dr. Janne E. Nolan. Nolan: Thank you very much. It's a great honor to be here to once again introduce General Schoomaker and to say welcome to all of you. Those of...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Mike Majchrowitz, Belo Broadcasting Reporter

    09/26/2003 8:33:05 AM PDT · by Hipixs · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 9/26/03 | Rumsfeld, Majchrowitz
    Q: I'd like to follow-up on the WMD question. There are some stories in the newspapers today, as you've probably seen, about David Keys report. Could it be possible that Saddam Hussein was telling the truth that he didn't have weapons of mass destruction at the end of this whole process? Is it possible there are no weapons of mass destruction - no banned weapons? Rumsfeld: Well, we're going to know the answer rather than speculate it seems to me it's appropriate for someone in my position to wait and see what the answers are when they have had...
  • Secretary Rumsfeld interview with Peter Barnes, Hearst-Argyle

    09/26/2003 8:28:54 AM PDT · by Hipixs · 2 replies · 124+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 9/26/03 | Rumsfeld, Barnes
    Q: Mr. Secretary thank you very much for joining us today. Rumsfeld: Thank you. Q: The first question I wanted to ask you is, a couple members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have recently said they may need to call up additional Reserve and National Guard if the international community doesn't come forward with more troops. How likely is it that you think that'll happen and, if so, are you worried that you might be going to well a little often? Rumsfeld: Well, we have to make sure we manage the force well, both the Active and the...