Release No: 154-01
April 11, 2001
SECRETARY RUMSFELD ON RETURN OF EP-3 CREW
"Arrangements for the return of the 24 men and women of the U.S. Navy EP-3 are moving forward. The Department of Defense is working on the details of bringing them home as soon as the diplomatic arrangements have been finalized. Issues relating to the release of the EP-3 aircraft are still being discussed.
The American people can be justifiably proud of the crew and their service to our country."