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Travels with Rumsfeld
Solution to Iraq Violence will be Political
BAGHDAD, July 12, 2006 – The solution to ending violence in Iraq will be the development of the national ministries and a reconciliation plan that includes all ethnic groups, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today. Story | Photos
Iraqi People, Government Will Win Victory
BALAD, Iraq, July 12, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here today on an unannounced visit to meet with U.S. troops. He was then to travel to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki and senior U.S. military leaders. Story | Photos
U.S. Will Continue Commitment to Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – Great progress has been made in Afghanistan in the last five years, and the U.S. will continue its commitment to that success, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today. Story | Photos
NATO Transition a Victory for Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – The transition of security responsibilities in southern Afghanistan to NATO will be positive for Afghanistan and enable U.S. forces to expand their focus on the counterinsurgency movement there, the top U.S. general here said today. Story
Reconstruction Team Developing Ties
QALAT, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006 – U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today called the provincial reconstruction team here a shining example of how the teams develop relationships with the local Afghan government.  Story
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QALAT VISIT – Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld walks with Zabul Province Governor Delbar Jan Arman Shinwari, right, and his interpreter, through an Afghan honor guard in Qalat, Afghanistan, July 11, 2006. Rumsfeld is in Afghanistan to meet with senior leaders to discuss regional defense issues. More Photos
Tajikistan Important to War on Terror
The president of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmonov, welcomes U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to Dushanbe prior to their meeting to discuss defense issues of mutual interest, July 10, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary HilliardDUSHANBE, Tajikistan, July 10, 2006 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met here today with the Tajikistani president and defense officials in an effort to foster an ongoing military-to-military relationship between Tajikistan and the United States. Story
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