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08/29/2003

Soldier killed, 3 wounded in attack on convoy      

WASHINGTON - A 4th Infantry Division soldier was killed and three others were wounded today when their convoy was hit in a rocket- propelled grenade and small-arms attack north of As Suaydat in Iraq.

08/29/2003

Officials Launch Family-Centered Care Initiative      

WASHINGTON - Few occasions are more joyous or stressful than the birth of a child, said David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, as Defense Department officials launched the new family-centered care initiative at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Aug. 27. The new TRICARE Management Activity program offers expectant mothers and their families standardized services from the first obstetric visit through birth and follow-on pediatric care. This includes inviting fathers and children to participate in prenatal visits and the birth of the child, as well as reserved parking spots -- "stork parking" -- for expectant and new mothers.

08/28/2003

Italians, Dutch Provide Air Base Security  This story contains photos.    

TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq - Troops from the 28 countries that have committed forces to support the international coalition in Iraq have begun assuming more and more duties. Dutch and Italian forces are working together to provide internal airfield security at this air base in southern Iraq.

08/28/2003

'Little Beige Book' Aids Communication in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

NEAR AN NASIRYAH, Iraq - Because he finds it difficult to communicate with the Iraqis, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bob Szakal holds on to a little beige book a friend from civil affairs gave him.

08/28/2003

Letters, Small Packages Get to Troops Quicker      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service and the Military Postal Service Agency process about 2 million pounds of mail a week for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and some items make it to the recipient faster than others, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Lomax, agency chief of plans and policy, said here today.

08/28/2003

U.S. Troops, Aircraft a Hit at Moscow Air Show  This story contains photos.    

MOSCOW - Air Force Staff Sgt. Nancy Primm now knows what it's like to be famous.

08/28/2003

Sabotage Still Hampers Infrastructure Progress in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Sabotage continues to hurt efforts to improve Iraq's infrastructure, but coalition forces are working to secure oil and electric lines so progress can be made, said Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez from his headquarters in Baghdad, today.

08/28/2003

Military Recruiting, Retention Picture Looks Good      

WASHINGTON - Despite predictions to the contrary, Americans are continuing to volunteer for the military, and those already in service are re- enlisting at a vigorous rate.

08/27/2003

Soldiers killed in separate bomb attacks      

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. soldiers were killed and five others were wounded today in separate bomb attacks in Iraq.

08/26/2003

Bush Vows 'No Retreat' In Global Anti-Terror Campaign      

WASHINGTON - President George Bush vowed today to continue the almost two-year-old war against global terrorism.

08/26/2003

Officials Discuss Plans to Rebalance Guard, Reserve, Active Forces (corrected story)      

WASHINGTON - Editor's Note: The figures used in the percentage mobilized among the 1.2 million Ready Reserve and the number of mobilizations in the past 13 years have been corrected.

08/26/2003

Soldiers Use Program Funding to Aid Iraqis' Return to Normalcy  This story contains photos.    

SOUTHERN IRAQ - Helping Iraqis re-establish normalcy in cities that have survived two wars in 12 years isn't something that happens overnight.

08/26/2003

Myers Tells Vets U.S. Making 'Amazing Difference' in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - American service members are making "an amazing difference" in the lives of Iraqis, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers said Aug. 25.

08/26/2003

Army Chief of Staff Visits Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa  This story contains photos.    

CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker visited the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here Aug. 22 and 23 to meet with and to congratulate Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen on a job well done.

08/26/2003

Bomb Kills One U.S. Soldier, Wounds Two in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - One American soldier was killed and two were wounded in Iraq by an improvised explosive device Aug. 26, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.

08/25/2003

Rumsfeld Says Country Faces Two Options in War on Terror      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told service members at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, today that only two options faced the United States in its war on terror: Fight the terrorists where they live today, or fight them in America tomorrow.

08/25/2003

Iraq Mission Represents High Stakes in Anti-Terror War      

WASHINGTON - The outcome of U.S-coalition efforts to resuscitate Iraq's economy and help its citizens establish a representative government may mark a turning point in the war against global terrorism, senior U.S. officials said Aug. 24 on Sunday talk shows.

08/25/2003

Two Soldiers Die in Iraq; 101st Confiscates Equipment      

WASHINGTON - Two 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment soldiers died Aug. 23 in separate incidents according to U.S. Central Command news releases.

08/25/2003

Attacks Reveal the Nature of Terrorism, Bush says      

WASHINGTON - The terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Jerusalem will serve as an added spur in the war on terror, President Bush said during his radio address Saturday.

08/24/2003

Marine General and Soldier Inducted Into Little League's Hall of Fame  This story contains photos.    

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Marine Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Wilbert Davis now share something with baseball greats Cal Ripken Jr., Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan. They are now both members of the Little League World Series Hall of Excellence.

08/22/2003

DoD School Students Score High on National Test      

WASHINGTON - The 2003 tests results show Defense Department school system students scored consistently higher than the national average on a standardized test. But Joseph Tafoya, director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, is already looking at ways to improve the upcoming school year's curriculum for even better results in the future.

08/22/2003

Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Separate Incidents in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - One American soldier was killed and six were injured in Iraq Aug. 21 during a fire at a Baghdad small-arms shooting range, according to a U.S. Central Command press release.

08/22/2003

Troops Doing "Magnificent Job" in Iraq Say Senior Leaders      

WASHINGTON - Americans can be proud of the work U.S. soldiers are doing in Iraq, said 5th Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth O. Preston during a video teleconference from Baghdad today.

08/21/2003

Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Sterling Michelle Gill      

WASHINGTON - During her travels to South Africa to visit friends, Sterling Gill listened to those who had to fight to protect their borders during a recent border war with Angola.

08/21/2003

Rumsfeld Greets Young Visitor to Pentagon Press Room  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - What started out as a simple visit with her aunt who works in the Pentagon, led to access most Washington reporters only dream of for an aspiring young reporter from New York.

08/21/2003

Iraqis, International Community Working to Secure Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Securing and rebuilding Iraq "is not an American-only mission by any stretch of the imagination," the American general in charge of coalition forces in the region said in the Pentagon today.

08/21/2003

Military Transformation Tough, Important and Progressing, Secretary Says      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said bringing change to a department as large as the Pentagon will be tough, but change is important so that the military is not "stuck back in the 20th century."

08/21/2003

Rumsfeld: No U.S. Troop Increase Foreseen for Iraq  This story contains photos.    

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - American military planners believe the current level of U.S. forces in Iraq is sufficient to accomplish the mission, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here Aug. 20.

08/21/2003

Rumsfeld Praises Central American Troop Contributions in Iraq      

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld praised the U.S.-Honduran military partnership here Aug. 20, saying that Honduras, along with two other Central American nations, is sending troops for peacekeeping duty in Iraq.

08/21/2003

CENTCOM Officials Announce Capture of 'Chemical Ali'      

WASHINGTON - Iraq's Gen. Ali Hassan al- Majid, the infamous "Chemical Ali," has been captured and is in the custody of coalition forces, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.

08/20/2003

Fewer Than 5,000 Spots Left for Army Ten-Miler      

WASHINGTON - Fewer than 5,000 spots remain before registration for the 19th Army Ten-Miler closes. The cutoff is 18,000 runners for the Oct. 5 event.

08/20/2003

Separate Attacks Kill Two Americans in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Two separate attacks today have claimed the lives of two Americans in Iraq.

08/20/2003

'Different Elements' Behind Attacks in Iraq, Secretary Says      

WASHINGTON - The attacks on U.S. and coalition forces are coming from a mixture of "different elements," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said during an interview with National Public Radio Aug. 18.

08/20/2003

Work to Rebuild Iraq Will Go Forward, Says Senior U.S. Civilian in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - The United States' work with the United Nations to help build Iraq will go forward, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. civil administrator in Iraq, said today.

08/20/2003

U.S.-Latin American Aerial Drug Interdiction Program Is Resurrected      

BOGOTA, Colombia - A U.S.-Latin American aerial drug interdiction program that had been conducted over the skies of countries like Colombia has been reinstated, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced here Aug. 19.

08/20/2003

U.S. Attorney General: Patriot Act Important to War Against Terrorism      

WASHINGTON - The bombing of the United Nations building in Iraq confirms the worldwide terrorist threat is real, said U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.

08/19/2003

Army's New Top Soldier Visits Bagram  This story contains photos.    

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Soldiers got a first look at their newest boss, Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the 35th Army chief of staff, Aug. 18 when he visited troops here. His visit was part of his tour of Afghanistan.

08/19/2003

Rumsfeld: Colombia Is Doing 'An Excellent Job' Fighting Narcoterrorists      

BOGOTA, Colombia - The Colombian government and its military have made great progress in fighting narcoterrorists in the past year, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.

08/19/2003

Bush Extends Sympathies, Pledges Support to Iraqi People      

WASHINGTON - The United States will "continue this war on terror until all the killers are brought to justice," President Bush said in extending his sympathies to the families of those killed or injured in today's attack on the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad.

08/19/2003

Free Access Available for NFL Pre-game Show to Honor Troops      

WASHINGTON - Military men and women and their families will have front-row seats to a free concert to kick off the 2003 National Football League season here Sept. 4.

08/18/2003

Service Members Urged to Attend to Legal Affairs Long Before Deployment      

WASHINGTON - American service members have deployed to locales across the globe for months at a time since the advent of the war against global terrorism.

08/18/2003

Retired Combat Cameraman Calls Photographing Three Wars 'A Beautiful Job'  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Being a combat photographer in three wars was "a beautiful job," said Peter Ruplenas. "It was dangerous as all hell, but we were too busy to be scared."

08/18/2003

Sudden Danger Means No Hesitation  This story contains photos.    

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON - An aircraft carrier's flight deck during flight operations is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous places to work. So the sailors and Marines of USS Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing 9 are constantly on the lookout for dangers. For them, crew safety is paramount on the deck's four-and-a-half acres of sovereign U.S. territory.

08/15/2003

China Modernizes Its Air, Sea and Land Military Capabilities      

WASHINGTON - When the People's Republic of China announced a 17.5 percent or $3 billion increase in spending for defense modernization in March of 2002, it brought the publicly reported total to $20 billion according to a Pentagon report.

08/15/2003

Officials: No Intention of Lowering Pay for Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials have no intention of lowering total compensation for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department's top personnel officer said Aug. 14.

08/15/2003

Combat War Hero Visits Korean Memorial  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Decked out in a heavily starched, sharply creased khaki Army uniform and highly polished black shoes, Bob Barfield, 69, was the epitome of a proud soldier as he strolled around the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

08/15/2003

Officials Sign Contract for Pentagon Memorial  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Another milestone in the Pentagon Memorial project, which will honor the 184 lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, was reached today as military officials signed a contract to construct the memorial.

08/14/2003

Colombia: Another Front in War on Terror      

WASHINGTON - The overall impression you get from the government and military in Colombia is the absolute determination to finally crush the narcoterrorists and reclaim the country.

08/14/2003

Central American Allies Aiding in Iraqi Peacekeeping  This story contains photos.    

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Want to see why military-to-military contacts are important? Go to Central America.

08/14/2003

Chairman Thanks Central America for Anti-terror Help      

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers concluded a whirlwind tour of Central America by thanking the people of the Dominican Republic for their contribution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

08/14/2003

Rumsfeld: Anti-Terror War Drives DoD Transformation Efforts  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The ongoing war against global terrorism makes U.S. military transformation efforts an imperative goal, DoD's top civilian and uniformed officer said here today.

08/14/2003

Sister Remembers Brother Killed in Korean War  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Gernilee Carter, 58, was only 5 years old when her brother, Donovan "Don" Carter, then 18, became one of the first casualties of the Korean War when he was killed on July 12, 1950.

08/14/2003

WolfPack Proves Strength in Numbers      

WASHINGTON - Doing more with less (power) may seem unusual, but that's exactly what the WolfPack program strives to accomplish.

08/14/2003

Bush: Global Terrorists 'Are Meeting the Fate They Chose for Themselves'      

WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on America inaugurated the first conflict of the new century, President George Bush told U.S. sailors and Marines at a southern California military base today.

08/13/2003

Investigation Says Troops Justified Firing at Baghdad Hotel      

WASHINGTON - U.S. troops fighting their way into Baghdad April 8 were justified when they fired a tank round at a local hotel, an incident that killed two television cameramen, a recently concluded U.S. Central Command investigation determined.

08/13/2003

"Beetle Bailey" Poster Directs Military Families to Temporary Lodging      

WASHINGTON - A poster by award-winning cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of "Beetle Bailey," is helping to send a message to military families that there is a place for them to stay while loved ones are being cared for at military and Veterans Affairs medical facilities.

08/13/2003

Explosive Devices Kill Three U.S. Soldiers, Wound Five In Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Explosive devices apparently planted by pro-Saddam insurgents killed two U.S. 4th Infantry Division soldiers and injured three in two separate incidents in Iraq on Aug. 12 and 13, according to U.S. Central Command news releases.

08/13/2003

Formerly Unstable Countries Now Exporting Stability to Iraq  This story contains photos.    

MANAGUA, Nicaragua - "The significant event is these countries, dealing so long with instability, are now exporting stability to Iraq," said Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers during a press conference here Aug. 12.

08/13/2003

Myers: U.S. Committed to Full Partnership With Colombia  This story contains photos.    

BOGOTA, Colombia - "The air of optimism here is palpable you can really feel it," said Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers at a press conference here Aug. 12.

08/13/2003

American Troops Set to Assist West African Force in Liberia  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Roughly 200 more American troops could move into the West African nation of Liberia in coming days if rebel forces keep their pledge to move out of the country's capital city. About 100 American service members are currently in Liberia.

08/13/2003

Coalition Sends Five Military Children to Space Camp  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Last year the Military Child Education Coalition had only enough money to send one student of military parents to the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

08/12/2003

Chief Prosecutor Seeks 'Strong Evidence' Against Accused Terrorists      

WASHINGTON - The acting chief prosecutor for military commissions is seeking hard proof linking detained enemy combatants to war crimes when selecting cases for trial.

08/12/2003

Iraq Convoy Attack Kills One U.S. Soldier, Wounds Two      

WASHINGTON - One U.S. 3rd Armored Cavalry soldier was killed and two were injured today in Iraq when their convoy encountered three improvised bombs, according to a U.S. Central Command news release.

08/12/2003

Force Posture Needs Change, Transformation Chief Explains      

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The future posture of the U.S. armed forces will have to change in order to secure the country's global interests, said DoD's director of force transformation here recently.

08/12/2003

Task Force Rawhide Replaces Marine Company  This story contains photos.    

CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - Task Force Rawhide has replaced Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, as the guard force for the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here.

08/11/2003

Colombian Leaders See Nation Making Progress Against Terror      

BOGOTA, Colombia - The government of Colombia has turned the corner on the war against narcoterrorists, and the vice president sees the nation beginning a new phase.

08/11/2003

Myers Travels South to Discuss War on Terror With Colombian Leaders      

BOGOTA, Colombia - Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers began a three-day visit to South and Central American Aug. 11 by highlighting the successes leaders here have achieved in the war on terrorism.

08/11/2003

China's PLA Sees Value in Pre-emptive Strike Strategy      

WASHINGTON - The military strategy of "shock and awe" used to stun the Iraqi military in the opening campaign of Operation Iraqi Freedom might be used by the Chinese if military force is needed to bring Taiwan back under communist control.

08/11/2003

Veterans Affairs Proposes Health System Overhaul      

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking an independent commission to review a plan devised to reshape the way the department handles veterans' health care.

08/11/2003

Coalition Forces Nab Enemy Troops After Afghan Firefight      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces on patrol in Afghanistan captured three enemy troops and killed one after a brief Aug. 9 firefight, according to a Coalition Joint Task Force 180 news release.

08/11/2003

Coalition Deaths Continue in Iraq, But Forces Remain Committed      

WASHINGTON - An American soldier from the 4th Infantry Division was killed in an "improvised explosive attack" that wounded two others late Aug. 10. Three other American soldiers have died in Iraq in the past several days. Despite these deaths, coalition forces continue to make progress throughout the country.

08/11/2003

NATO Assumes Command of the Peacekeeping Force in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - During a change of command ceremony in Kabul today, NATO assumed strategic command, control and coordination of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. The force had been under the leadership of Germany and the Netherlands.

08/11/2003

Bush: It Will Take More Than 100 Days to Undo Saddam's Legacy      

WASHINGTON - President Bush praised the progress coalition military and civilian personnel have been able to make in Iraq, but said that 100 days is not enough time to undo the legacy of Saddam Hussein.

08/08/2003

Good Progress in Iraq, But More Work to be Done, Bush Says      

WASHINGTON - One hundred days after major combat ended, the United States and coalition partners are making "good progress" in Iraq, President Bush said. But, he acknowledged, "We've got a lot more work to do."

08/08/2003

Joint Training on the Way for Joint Fighters      

WASHINGTON - A Marine unit facing combat runs into opposition. The call goes out for fire support. In the past, the call would likely have gone to a Marine artillery unit or air asset.

08/08/2003

'Screaming Eagles' Brigade Commander Praises Troop Conduct      

WASHINGTON - Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade are "doing a better than great" job providing security across northern and western Iraq, the brigade's commander said today.

08/07/2003

Honoring Dual Duties: Legislators and Service Members  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The nation's citizen-soldiers wear two hats. While maintaining civilian jobs, these men and women also serve in the armed forces.

08/07/2003

Powell: 'World Must Come Together to Defeat' Terrorism      

WASHINGTON - Recent terrorist bombings of a major hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, and at the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad underline the need for nations to unite to fight global terrorism, the senior U.S. diplomat said here today.

08/07/2003

Raids, Patrols in Iraq More Focused, Sophisticated  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Improvements in the security situation in Iraq have allowed local commanders to become more focused and more sophisticated in their actions against the remnants of the former regime, Pentagon officials said today.

08/06/2003

Iraq Coalition Forces Find Arms Caches, Continue Offense      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces uncovered arms caches and more Iraqi civilians are beginning to work with forces to create stability in the country, said a Combined Joint Task Force 7 spokesman in Baghdad Aug 6.

08/06/2003

Ridge Applauds Coast Guard's 213 Years of Service, Terror War Efforts  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge helped the Coast Guard celebrate its 213th birthday today by applauding the service for its efforts in the war of terrorism and welcoming the service as part of the "new team."

08/06/2003

American Forces Pull Hidden MiG fighters out of Iraqi Desert  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - American forces have found Russian fighter jets buried in the Iraqi desert, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in an Aug. 5 press briefing.

08/06/2003

Wald Says Changed World Drives EUCOM Transformation  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - In 1987 more than 300,000 U.S. troops were stationed throughout Europe primarily to prevent a Soviet invasion, U.S. European Command's deputy commander noted here Aug. 5.

08/06/2003

Eligible Type O Blood Donors Needed      

WASHINGTON - The Armed Services Blood Program needs eligible Type O blood donors to support ongoing military operations worldwide and to replenish the military's frozen blood reserves.

08/05/2003

'Sandy' Harter: Back in the Game  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Harter family members have served in the armed forces during this nation's conflicts ever since the Revolutionary War. Earl W. (Sandy) Harter Jr. has continued this line of service to his country through both military and civilian service.

08/05/2003

DoD Will Examine Options Before Requesting More Troops      

WASHINGTON - If needed, DoD will ask Congress to authorize more soldiers. But first officials at the department would like to see if there are other ways to handle deployments and not raise the troop ceiling, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon news conference Aug. 5.

08/05/2003

Pentagon Memorial Needs Extra Effort to Meet Campaign Goal      

WASHINGTON - The campaign goal to raise $1 million for a Sept. 11 victim's memorial at the Pentagon is hundreds of thousands of dollars short. The campaign, which started July 21 ends Aug. 8.

08/05/2003

Rumsfeld, Myers Praise Progress in War on Terror      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stressed the progress the coalition is making in Iraq in the security, political and economic spheres.

08/05/2003

Army Medical Teams to Investigate Overseas Pneumonia Cases      

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army is deploying two medical teams overseas - one to Germany and the other to Iraq -- to examine a spate of pneumonia cases within the U.S. Central Command region that apparently killed two soldiers.

08/05/2003

Combat Ops, Reconstruction Continue in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces continued operations against Baath Party loyalists, the Fedayeen Saddam and former regime supporters with raids, patrols and captures throughout Iraq, coalition officials said today.

08/04/2003

Process in Place for Iraqis to Make Damage Claims      

WASHINGTON - The United States will pay Iraqi claims for damages that are caused by the negligent or wrongful acts of U.S. soldiers, coalition officials said in Baghdad Aug. 3.

08/03/2003

"We Won't Forget": Wolfowitz Describes Visit to Painful Scenes in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A photo of a woman searching for family among skeletal remains wrapped in white linen hung above the podium where Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave the keynote address Aug. 2 for victims of Saddam Hussein's regime.

08/01/2003

Secretary Asks Volunteers to "Step Up" to Pentagon Memorial Fundraiser      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is asking DoD personnel to "step up" financially for a worthy cause.

08/01/2003

Establishing "One China" Policy Could Be Peaceful or Forceful      

WASHINGTON - The People's Republic of China would prefer to resolve the issue of Taiwan's independence peacefully, even as leaders of the communist country seek military options to enforce its policy of "One China," cites a Defense Department report.

08/01/2003

Coalition Plans Wireless System in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A DoD official spoke today about coalition plans to let contracts for a cellular phone system and to reconstruct the telecommunications system in Iraq.

08/01/2003

Myers Convinced of Coalition Progress in Iraq, Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff came away from his just-concluded Iraq and Afghanistan visit pleased with the progress the coalition is making in both countries.

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