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March 2006

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Rumsfeld Speaks to Scholars

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld speaks to the Hoover Institution at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2006. The institution named for the 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover is dedicated to research in domestic policy and international affairs. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Honor Cordon

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Columbian Defense Minister Camilo Ospina walk through an Honor Cordon after Ospina’s arrival at the Pentagon, Feb. 28, 2006, for a working lunch discussing subjects of mutual interest. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


President Visits Troops

President George W. Bush speaks to a crowd of troops during a surprise visit at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan today. Bush thanked the troops for their service and assured them they are making strides towards democracy in Afghanistan Courtesy Photo Army


Stryker Patrol

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team patrol the streets of Tall Kayf, Iraq, March 1, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster


Troop Visit

President Bush shakes hands with U.S. Army Sgt. Derek Kessler, 10th Mountain Division Headquarters Company driver, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 1, 2006. Bush and first lady Laura Bush made a surprise visit to speak to troops fighting the global war on terrorism. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Brian Schroeder


Budget Hearing

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Edmund Giambastiani references the Quadrennial Defense Review with U.S. Rep. John Spratt from South Carolina, after a hearing with the House Budget Committee on March 1, 2006 in Washington D.C. Giambastiani, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) Tina Jonas answered questions on the 2007 Defense Department budget. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen


Weapons Search

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenneth D. Mayfield, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, searches through a suspected weapons cache during a joint patrol with soldiers of the Iraqi Army, in Subiyhat, Iraq, Feb. 17. The patrol didn't turn up anything new, but helped cement the local population's confidence in Iraqi troops. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Skelton


Perimeter Security

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dave Fitzgerald maintains perimeter security during a reconnaissance patrol March 1, 2006, at the site of an insurgent attack on an oil pipeline near Taji, Iraq. Fitzgerald is assigned to the 66th Armored Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Larson

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