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06/30/2003

Fourth Events to Highlight Nation's Support for Troops      

WASHINGTON - More than 4,000 military troops and Defense Department civilians will take part in Independence Day events across the United States as part of Operation Tribute to Freedom, the DoD initiative encouraging Americans to thank and support U.S. troops.

06/30/2003

Third International Division Possible in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - A third international division- sized unit could possibly be stood up in Iraq in the future, DoD officials said during a press conference today.

06/30/2003

Rumsfeld Uses American History as Iraqi Lesson      

WASHINGTON - As Independence Day approaches, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld compared what the United States went through after the American Revolution to the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/30/2003

Iraqi Operations Net Baath Officials, Sympathizers      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces detained thousands of suspected Baath Party members and sympathizers during Operations Desert Scorpion and Sidewinder, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said today.

06/27/2003

All-Volunteer Force Has 'Come of Age,' Chu Says      

WASHINGTON - After 30 years of existence, America's all-volunteer force has proven to be a success, DoD's top personnel official said here June 27.

06/27/2003

Nation Will Not Forsake Missing, Not Stop Seeking Fullest Accounting  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - The quest to account for missing servicemen from the Vietnam, Korean and Cold War and World War II "is unwavering, untiring and will not fail!" Jerry D. Jennings told the audience during the 34th annual National League of Families conclave here June 27.

06/27/2003

'We Don't Need to Lose People' to Accidents, DoD Personnel Chief Asserts      

WASHINGTON - Aviation and other types of serious accidents across DoD have gone up and the department's senior leaders have vowed to do something about it.

06/27/2003

DoD Officials Discuss Asia-Pacific Region Challenges      

WASHINGTON - The United States is looking at changing the "footprint" of American forces around the world. But the Asia-Pacific region remains important and any changes the U.S. makes there does not herald disengagement, said DoD leaders during testimony before a House subcommittee June 26.

06/27/2003

Coalition Not in Guerrilla War, Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - Former regime sympathizers and criminals are behind the attacks on coalition forces in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said on Capitol Hill today. The secretary also said he does not believe the activity in Iraq rises to the level of a guerrilla war.

06/27/2003

Soldier Killed, Two Missing in Separate Incidents in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - A soldier was killed near an Najaf June 26 and coalition forces are searching for two soldiers missing since June 25, U.S. Central Command officials said today.

06/27/2003

Silent No Longer: Iraqi People Reveal the Past  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - For the first time in decades, the Iraqi people can talk openly about what happened during Saddam Hussein's regime.

06/26/2003

POW/MIA Poster Unveiled; En Route to Troops, Families, Vets Groups Worldwide  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - POW/MIA Recognition Day isn't until Sept. 19, but, as with tradition, this year's poster was unveiled June 26 during a national organization's annual meeting, according to Jerry D. Jennings.

06/26/2003

New Software Streamlines TDY Process      

WASHINGTON - A new software program being tested by the Defense Travel System will make arranging, paying and reimbursement for official government travel a speedy, seamless and almost paperless process.

06/26/2003

Rice Says Europe, U.S. Must Seize Historic Moment      

WASHINGTON - Condoleezza Rice called on freedom-loving countries to unite and turn away from the temptations of playing great power politics during a speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London today.

06/26/2003

U.S., EU to Cooperate on Terror, Counterproliferation      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and European Union leaders signed agreements designed to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and to increase cooperation in the global war on terror.

06/26/2003

Iraqi Killed in Attack Near Baghdad Airport      

WASHINGTON - An Iraqi driver was killed and an unknown number of people wounded in an attack on an Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority vehicle near Baghdad International Airport, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said today.

06/25/2003

CJCS Says Volunteer Military Going Strong After 30 Years      

WASHINGTON - Today's all-volunteer force is strong, vibrant and has successfully met myriad challenges in the global war on terrorism, the U.S. military's top officer said here June 25.

06/25/2003

Bremer Calls on People to Keep Perspective on Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Ambassador Paul Bremer said Americans must keep things in perspective as they hear reports from Iraq.

06/25/2003

Abizaid: U.S. Displaying 'Offensive Spirit' in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - "The best protection that we can give our soldiers is an offensive spirit in a tough place," said Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid today during his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command.

06/25/2003

Smallpox Vaccine Has "No Serious Side Effects," Military Study Concludes      

WASHINGTON - Mass smallpox vaccinations can be conducted safely with "very low" rates of serious adverse effects, the Defense Department's senior medical official said today.

06/24/2003

Shoppers Give Commissaries High Grades      

FORT LEE, Va. - A steady rise in customer satisfaction continues as commissary shoppers gave high marks a 4.42 overall score out of a possible 5.0 in the latest commissary customer service survey, Defense Commissary Agency officials announced today.

06/24/2003

U.S., Pakistan Presidents Agree to Continue Fight Against Terrorism      

WASHINGTON - Calling him a "courageous leader and friend to the United States," President Bush thanked Pakistan President Perves Musharraf for assisting the United States in its war on terrorism.

06/24/2003

Senators Concerned About American Ops in Iraq, Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Following meetings with DoD leadership, Senate Armed Services Committee members said they are concerned about the continuing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

06/24/2003

DoD Web Homepage to Have New Look June 25      

WASHINGTON - Defense officials are revamping their public face on the World Wide Web. Beginning June 25, visitors to the department's homepage, www.DefenseLink.mil, will see a completely new page.

06/24/2003

Progress Made in Iraq, but Deaths Hammer Home the Danger      

WASHINGTON - Coalition personnel are making progress in Iraq, but the recent deaths of American and British soldiers show the world is still engaged in a dangerous war against terrorism, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Pentagon briefing today.

06/23/2003

Teleradiology: Evaluating Medical Images From Around the Globe      

WASHINGTON - Through teleradiology, today's military radiologists just like their civilian counterparts -- routinely evaluate medical images sent from around the globe.

06/23/2003

Wolfowitz Explains Pentagon Strategy Changes      

WASHINGTON - The 9-11 terrorist attacks confirmed for DoD leaders the need for significant changes in U.S defense strategy to one that would focus on "uncertainty and surprise," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told the House Armed Services Committee June 18.

06/23/2003

Bush Nominates Brown as Special Ops Commander      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Army Lt. Gen. Bryan D. Brown for promotion to general and as the next U.S. Special Operations Command commander.

06/23/2003

Coalition Forces Launch Operation in Eastern Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Coalition and Afghan militia forces launched Operation Unified Resolve with a series of movements throughout the eastern province of Nangarhar, June 18, Combined Joint Task Force 180 officials said today.

06/23/2003

Joe Collins: Career Officer, Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - When the Army commissioned Joseph J. Collins as a second lieutenant in 1970, the Long Island, N.Y., native never dreamed his service career would take him to the top echelons of the Pentagon.

06/23/2003

Marine Killed in Djibouti Training Accident      

WASHINGTON - A Marine was killed and eight Marines and Navy service members injured in what appears to be a training accident in Djibouti June 22, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa officials said.

06/23/2003

Postal Service to Issue Stamp Honoring Korean War Memorial, Armistice  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - A photograph of stainless steel statues of a patrol trudging through snow toward an objective is featured on the new commemorative postage stamp honoring the Korean War Veterans Memorial that's slated to be dedicated by the U.S. Postal Service on July 27.

06/22/2003

Bush Says U.S. Facing Down Remnants of Iraqi Regime      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military personnel are facing down the remnants of the Hussein regime even as coalition personnel continue to search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, President Bush said in his weekly radio address June 21.

06/22/2003

Army-Navy Teams Slug It Out at the White House  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Most teams have to win a world championship before visiting the White House to meet with the president. That was not the case today.

06/20/2003

Security Will Set Stage for Iraqi Economic Growth, Bremer Says      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces have made great strides in providing security in Iraq and rooting out the remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime, but for any change to stick, Iraq must change its economic underpinnings, said L. Paul Bremer III.

06/20/2003

Regime Sabotage Attempts Continue Near Fallujah      

WASHINGTON - Operation Desert Scorpion continues, with U.S. troops conducting nine raids throughout Iraq. U.S. 1st Armored Division soldiers conducted five raids in the greater Baghdad area June 20 and detained five Iraqis, according to a U.S. Central Command release.

06/20/2003

Business Leaders Salute Troops, Defense Secretary  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - More than 750 of the nation's top business leaders turned out in black-tie June 19 to pay tribute to the nation's men and women in uniform and the man who leads them, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

06/20/2003

Rumsfeld Says World Needs to Work Harder to Control Nuclear Weapons      

WASHINGTON - The world's efforts to counter the proliferation of nuclear weapons have not been successful, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said June 19. If they had, he said, the United States would not have had to go to war in Iraq.

06/20/2003

'Transformation Means Profound Change,' Wolfowitz Tells NWC Grads      

WASHINGTON - Today's U.S. military leaders need to think outside the box to contend with massive changes occurring in the national security realm, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz declared June 20 to Naval War College graduates.

06/20/2003

Bush Renominates Myers, Pace for Second Terms on JCS      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Air Force Gen. Richard Myers for a second two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace to continue to serve as vice chairman.

06/19/2003

Wolfowitz Says U.S. Seeks Allied Relief for Forces in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - The United States is seeking support to relieve coalition forces of some of their commitments in Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a House committee June 18, stating that "we need help from our allies" and "we are actively seeking it."

06/19/2003

Eberhart: 9-11 Created Need for New Unified Command  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Air Force Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, noted that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America brought about the most significant reorganization within DoD since the department was created in 1947.

06/19/2003

American Admits Helping Al Qaeda; Plea Bargains With Justice Department      

WASHINGTON - A naturalized American citizen from Columbus, Ohio, reached a plea-bargain agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General John Ashcroft said here June 19.

06/19/2003

New NATO Transformation Command Established in Norfolk  This story contains photos.    

NORFOLK - "Haul up the Allied Command Transformation flag," Secretary General Lord George Robertson said during the ceremony here today. "Allied Command Transformation is now established."

06/19/2003

Grenade Assault on Ambulance Kills, Injures Soldiers      

WASHINGTON - One 804th Medical Brigade soldier was killed and two injured today during a rocket- propelled grenade assault on a military ambulance that occurred north of Camp Dogwood in the town of al Iskandariyah, U.S. Central Command reported today.

06/19/2003

Joint Task Force Troops Donate Time, Care to Animals  This story contains photos.    

ALI SABIEH, Djibouti - The scene here June 14 was organized chaos as soldiers from Company C, 478th Civil Affairs Battalion, medically attended to nearly 600 sheep, goats and donkeys.

06/18/2003

CENTCOM Deputy Abizaid Nominated as Next Commander      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid for a fourth star and the position of commander, U.S. Central Command, based at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

06/18/2003

Rumsfeld: Garner 'Did Absolutely Superb Job' in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Retired Army Lt. Gen. Jay Garner did a great job organizing the fledgling free Iraqi government and coordinating reconstruction and humanitarian relief efforts in post-war Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.

06/18/2003

4th Infantry Division Seizes Cash in Raids      

WASHINGTON - The 4th Infantry Division confiscated $8.5 million U.S. dollars and between 300 and 400 million Iraqi dinar from two separate farmhouses during a raid today, said Army Maj. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, 4th Infantry Division commander.

06/18/2003

Special Tribute Honors Unsung Women Heroes  This story contains photos.    

ARLINGTON, Va. - A tribute called "Women Are Heroes, Too" was recently held here at the Women's Memorial to highlight "the unsung heroes of rescue and recover efforts" who happen to be women, according to Susan Brewer.

06/17/2003

'Full Battle Rattle' Saving Lives in Iraq, Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Any TV news report from Iraq or Afghanistan shows American service members wearing "full battle rattle."

06/17/2003

White House Ceremony to Mark 30th Anniversary of All-Volunteer Force      

WASHINGTON - For three decades, America's armed forces have served on a solely volunteer basis. The nation is about to mark the 30th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

06/17/2003

Joint Civilian Orientation Conference Takes First Trip Overseas  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Even after six grueling days, 44 influential U.S. citizens remained jovial and vocally prideful of what they'd seen of U.S. military outfits in four countries.

06/17/2003

Bush Nominates Retired General for Army Chief of Staff      

WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated retired Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker to be the next Army chief of staff.

06/17/2003

Operation Desert Scorpion Continues Throughout Iraq      

WASHINGTON - Operation Desert Scorpion continues throughout Iraq, said Army 5th Corps officials.

06/16/2003

Printing Company Takes Pride in Supporting Troops in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Many people are seeking copies of the Defense Department's "Iraqi Most Wanted Cards." Unfortunately, many U.S. troops are seeking them as well.

06/16/2003

Security Needed for Prosperity to Reign, Bush Says      

WASHINGTON - The United States cannot enjoy prosperity without security, President Bush said in a New York City suburb today.

06/16/2003

Air Guard General Transformed by Army Desert Training  This story contains photos.    

FORT IRWIN, Calif. - The thing that generals claim to miss most is getting their hands dirty. That means they no longer do the work that they once did and others in their command now do for them.

06/16/2003

'Desert Scorpion' Searches for Anti-coalition Forces, Banned Weapons      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition troops in Iraq continued the search for Saddam loyalists and banned heavy weapons as Operation Desert Scorpion began June 15, according to U.S. Central Command news releases.

06/16/2003

Online Registration and Voting Experiment to Be Launched      

WASHINGTON - A DoD voting experiment in the 2000 presidential elections that allowed military and overseas voters to cast their ballots through the Internet will be expanded in 2004.

06/13/2003

Added Forces Strengthen Horn of Africa Task Force  This story contains photos.    

CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti - Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa recently welcomed the three-ship USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the guided missile frigate USS Gary in the Gulf of Aden.

06/13/2003

U.S. Troops Defeat Enemy Attack, Kill More Than 20 Pro-Saddam 'Die-hard' Fighters      

WASHINGTON - American troops in Iraq blunted a night attack by pro-Saddam regime fighters, counter- attacked, and routed the enemy, killing more than 20 in a June 13 battle fought north of Baghdad, according to the top U.S. general in Iraq.

06/13/2003

New Internet Protocol Version Slated For Debut      

WASHINGTON - An improved version of the Internet, featuring enhancements that improve system security and data delivery, will be part of DoD's integrated information-communications network, a senior U.S. defense official said here today.

06/13/2003

Vice President: Army 'Hard at Work' to Transform in a New Era      

WASHINGTON - "The most important ingredient for the Army's success will be the soldiers who take the risk and make the sacrifices and who win our wars," Vice President Dick Cheney, told a Pentagon audience today during a ceremony to salute the Army's 228th birthday.

06/12/2003

"Time and Patience" Needed in Iraq, Bremer Tells House Committee      

WASHINGTON - Roughly a month into his job as the chief administrator in Iraq, Ambassador Paul Bremer, said today that much work lies ahead and that it will take "time and patience" to rebuild Iraq and restore what he calls a very "sick" economy.

06/12/2003

NATO Has Weathered the Storm, Robertson Says      

BRUSSELS, Belgium - After a tough "spring storm," NATO is "stronger and more united", NATO Secretary General George Robertson said today.

06/12/2003

Belgian Law May Force U.S. to Stop Attending NATO Meetings      

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that American officials may stop attending NATO meetings in Belgium because of a law that allows "spurious" suits accusing American leaders of war crimes.

06/12/2003

U.S. F-16 Jet Crashes, Army Helicopter Shot Down in Iraq      

WASHINGTON - A U.S. Air Force F-16CG fighter crashed southwest of Baghdad June 12, while on the same day a U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter apparently was shot down by hostile fire in western Iraq, according to a U.S. Central Command release.

06/12/2003

U.S. Iraq Operation Snags Pro-Saddam Suspects, Weapons, Ammo      

WASHINGTON - Operation Peninsula Strike, a U.S. military effort to eliminate Saddam-regime loyalists remaining in Iraq, has "bagged" nearly 400 suspects, according to U.S. Central Command press releases.

06/12/2003

NATO Ministers Okay Sweeping Command Changes      

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO defense ministers approved the most extensive command structure revision in the history of the alliance today.

06/12/2003

Spain Pledges Troops to Polish Division      

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Spain today pledged 1,100 troops to the Polish-led division that will become part of the coalition force in Iraq.

06/12/2003

Top Brass Launches Operation Tribute to Freedom to Honor Troops      

WASHINGTON - The military's highest ranking officer kicked off Operation Tribute to Freedom here today during a Pentagon press briefing.

06/12/2003

Major League Baseball, Soccer to Salute Troops on Flag Day      

WASHINGTON - Spectators at 13 Major League Baseball games and one Major League Soccer game will have the opportunity to honor America's military forces June 14, Flag Day.

06/11/2003

War on Terrorism Is 'Toughest Challenge' Yet, Myers Says  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The war on global terrorism, the U.S. military's top officer told National Defense University graduates here June 10, is the most difficult national security challenge he's experienced in his career.

06/11/2003

Rumsfeld Talks About Dangers of 'Eroding' Sovereignty      

GARMISCH, Germany - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld had harsh words for the International Criminal Court and a Belgium law that allows anyone to prosecute anyone for war crimes.

06/11/2003

Marshall Center Celebrates 10 Years of Transatlantic Service      

GARMISCH, Germany - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld spoke of the importance of international security cooperation at a joint American- German celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies today.

06/11/2003

Saddam 'Remnants' Responsible for Attacks on U.S. Troops in Iraq, Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - Surviving followers of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein's regime are responsible for a recent spate of sometimes fatal attacks on U.S. troops serving in Iraq, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said June 10 during his ongoing four-day European trip.

06/10/2003

Personnel Chief Says 'Time Is Now' for Changes in the System      

WASHINGTON - The "time is here and now" to modernize Defense Department personnel practices with changes to the civil service system, said David S. C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, during a Pentagon briefing today.

06/10/2003

Rumsfeld Discusses NATO Membership With Albanians  This story contains photos.    

TIRANA, Albania - American and Albanian defense officials discussed the Balkan nation's desire to become a full-fledged member of NATO and the war on terrorism during meetings here today.

06/10/2003

First Lady, JCS Chairman Praise Service Members at Gala  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - The men and women of America's armed forces received a personal thank you from first lady Laura Bush and an award from a national media owners' and managers' group at a gala here June 9.

06/10/2003

Rumsfeld Thanks Portugal for Help on War on Terror  This story contains photos.    

FORT SAO JULIAO, Portugal - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met with Portuguese Defense Minister Paulo Portas here today in advance of the NATO Defense Ministerial June 12.

06/09/2003

DoD Examining Military Force 'Footprint' Worldwide      

LISBON, Portugal - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today that the military is examining the stationing of U.S. troops worldwide.

06/09/2003

Rumsfeld: Iraqi Attacks May Have 'Element of Organization'      

LISBON, Portugal - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld does not believe that the recent spate of attacks on U.S. soldiers in Iraq is the result of any "well-organized nationally directed campaign," he said June 9.

06/09/2003

President, Top Advisers: 'Iraq Had a Weapons Program'      

WASHINGTON - President Bush, meeting with Cabinet members today, reiterated that U.S. credibility is not at stake over issues of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

06/09/2003

"Uncle Sam Wants You" to Join the Operation Tribute to Freedom Team      

WASHINGTON - "Uncle Sam Wants You" is a familiar recruiting slogan to generations of Americans. But in this case, it's an invitation for all Americans to sign up for a different kind of military operation.

06/09/2003

And the Band Played On  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - It's not every day that Vietnam veteran Paul C. Rock gets a call from the mayor. But then again, June 8 was a special all-around day for Rock and the town of Longmont, Colo.

06/09/2003

U.S. Troops Assist Injured German Peacekeepers; Soldier Killed In Iraq Assault      

WASHINGTON - U.S. military medical personnel treated the more than 20 German peacekeepers injured in the June 7 suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to a Coalition Joint Task Force 180 press release.

06/09/2003

Rumsfeld to Consult With European, North Atlantic Allies      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld leaves today for four days of talks with European leaders, culminating in the NATO defense ministerial June 12.

06/06/2003

U.S. Troops Slated to Move South From Korean DMZ      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Republic of Korea officials have agreed to a plan to realign American forces stationed in "The Land of the Morning Calm."

06/06/2003

Logistics Agency Lines Out Its Support to Forces in Iraq  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "Speed can kill the enemy" were some of Army Gen. Tommy Franks' words of wisdom for his commanders and troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom. And the U.S. forces' lightning thrust to Baghdad with minimal Iraqi resistance and few U.S. and coalition casualties substantiates this saying.

06/06/2003

Consumer Group Says Military Targeted in Lending Scams      

WASHINGTON - On his drive to work each day at Naval Station Mayport, in Jacksonville, Fla., retired Navy Capt. Bill Kennedy, a former aircraft carrier commander, passes three pawnshops, and two Cash Advance and two Florida Internet businesses.

06/06/2003

Rumsfeld Sure WMD Intelligence Will Prove Correct      

WASHINGTON - More searching in Iraq will uncover Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said following a meeting with House members yesterday.

06/05/2003

Helping Iraq Rebuild, One Project at a Time      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has stated that every day conditions in Iraq are getting a bit better.

06/05/2003

Old Vet Drums Up Parade for New Vet  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - Self-proclaimed "neophyte parade planner" Paul C. Rock is on a mission. The Vietnam veteran and president of a Vietnam veterans' support group is working to ensure that his son and his fellow troops returning home from Iraq get the tribute they deserve.

06/05/2003

Coalition to Aid U.N. Inspectors at Iraqi Nuke Storage Site      

WASHINGTON - Coalition forces will assist International Atomic Energy Agency officials as they inspect the Iraqi nuclear storage facility near Baghdad, DoD officials said today.

06/05/2003

Bush Praises Coalition Troops During Qatar Visit      

WASHINGTON - President Bush thanked coalition service members for enlarging "the realm of liberty" during a stop in Qatar today.

06/05/2003

One Soldier Killed, Five Wounded in Fallujah Attack      

WASHINGTON - One soldier was killed and five wounded in an attack in the Baath party stronghold of Fallujah early today local time, U.S. Central Command officials said.

06/04/2003

Rumsfeld Makes Case for Transforming Civilian Workforce      

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld cleared up some misconceptions about the proposed DoD civilian personnel system during testimony before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee today.

06/04/2003

Lessons Learned Process on Iraq War Explained      

WASHINGTON - Although the U.S. and coalition campaign against Iraq lasted just 38 days, Pentagon leaders are now in the process of analyzing data collected during the war to better understand "what went right" and "what went wrong."

06/04/2003

Military Officials Improve Speed of Iraq Mail      

WASHINGTON - Even in the era of e-mail, getting a letter from loved ones is important.

06/04/2003

U.S., Italian Forces Launch Strike in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Italian forces launched an offensive June 2 against anti-coalition forces in the Shahi Kowt section of the Paktia province in Afghanistan, Combined Joint Task Force 180 officials said today.

06/04/2003

DoD Policy Chief Seeks to Clear Intel Record      

WASHINGTON - DoD officials attempted to lay to rest some media stories on intelligence information that are "not true and taking on the status of urban legends."

06/03/2003

Arab Leaders Issue Strong Statement Condemning Terror      

WASHINGTON - Following a meeting with Arab leaders in Sharm el- Sheikh, Egypt, President Bush said the region is united against terror and sees the potential "for broader peace among the peoples of this region."

06/03/2003

Civilian Personnel System 'Not Cutting It,' Rumsfeld Says      

WASHINGTON - The civilian personnel system in the Defense Department "is not cutting it," said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today.

06/03/2003

U.S-Japan United Against North Korean Threats  This story contains photos.    

TOKYO - The United States and Japan are united to prevent destabilization in East Asia caused by North Korea's purported efforts to develop nuclear weapons and more powerful ballistic missiles, two senior U.S. officials told reporters here June 3.

06/03/2003

Middle School Students Support U.S. Troops in Afghan Theater  This story contains photos.    

WASHINGTON - "Supporting Our Troops in Afghanistan" has developed into more than a service-learning project for a group of middle-schoolers in Maryland.

06/03/2003

DoD Campaign to Improve Financial Readiness      

WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has begun an education and awareness campaign to help military personnel deal with personal financial problems.

06/03/2003

G-8 Warns of Nuclear Proliferation in Iran, North Korea      

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the G-8 nations called on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program and on Iran to open its nuclear program to International Atomic Energy Agency inspection.

06/03/2003

Iranians Detain Soldiers, Chopper Crash in Afghanistan      

WASHINGTON - Iranian forces released four U.S. soldiers and three civilians unharmed yesterday, U.S. Central Command officials said today.

06/03/2003

Pentagon Launches National Salute to U.S. Troops Waging War on Terror      

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's latest military operation doesn't involve tanks, ships or aircraft. Operation Tribute to Freedom involves the American public.

06/02/2003

Vice President Tells West Point Cadets "Bush Doctrine" Is Serious      

WASHINGTON - "If there is anyone in the world today who doubts the seriousness of the Bush Doctrine, I would urge that person to consider the fate of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq," Vice President Richard Cheney told an applauding 2003 West Point graduating class May 31.

06/02/2003

U.S. Force Review Won't Degrade Deterrence in South Korea  This story contains photos.    

TOKYO - Any realignment of American military forces in South Korea would enhance, rather than degrade, that country's ability to deter potential threats such as those posed by North Korea, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz said June 2 in Seoul.

06/01/2003

Wolfowitz Praises DMZ Soldiers, Marines 'On the Front Lines of Freedom'  This story contains photos.    

SEOUL, South Korea - U.S. soldiers and Marines deployed along the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea "are on the front lines of freedom," U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz said June 1 during a visit to Camp Greaves located a mile from the DMZ.

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