WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz addressed the larger war on terrorism at the inauguration of the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council under the auspices of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
WASHINGTON - The worst teacher shortage ever is now approaching, according to figures compiled by the National Education Association. Reserve component personnel can help alleviate the problem.
WASHINGTON - "There's a steep hill to climb in Iraq," U.S. President George W. Bush said Sept. 27 in Denver, Colo., but the nation is ready for the climb.
WASHINGTON - Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has proven time and again he can't be trusted. And Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took to the podium today to point that out.
ATLANTA - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld spoke today to Georgians about the dangers of the post- Sept. 11 world and the steps the United States must take to combat these new threats.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is ready - if called upon -- to remove Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from power while continuing the fight against global terrorism, the nation's second-most-senior military officer said here today.
WASHINGTON - With nearly two million refugees returning to Afghanistan, the country's fledgling government needs continuing help from the international community, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sept. 26.
WASHINGTON - Establishing U.S. Northern Command Oct. 1 shifts the way the U.S. military thinks about defending the United States, DoD's point man on homeland security matters said.
WASHINGTON - The plight of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime ranked among the worst endured by any group of humans in modern history. But international aid organizations and the U.S. government are working hard to help these women learn to help themselves.
ATLANTA - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said this morning the link between al Qaeda terrorists and Iraq is "accurate and not debatable."
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service recently unveiled the Cesar E. Chavez commemorative stamp that is scheduled to be issued in April 2003.
WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein "must be stopped" before he has the means to terrorize and dominate the region and to threaten the United States, its friends and allies, President Bush said today.
WASHINGTON - The United States has "solid evidence" senior al Qaeda operatives have been in Baghdad, Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today. He could not confirm whether such individuals are still in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - A page in history will turn Oct. 1 as U.S. Northern Command stands up at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
WASHINGTON - A little-known pay measure, set to become law, could turn into a budget-busting problem for the Defense Department, officials said.
MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force squared off against each other in the 2002 Armed Forces Men's and Women's Volleyball Championship at Naval Support Activity Mid-South here Sept. 9-14.
WASHINGTON - DoD and the Federal Trade Commission have teamed up to provide military and civilian personnel of the Defense Department an outlet for consumer complaints.
WARSAW, Poland - The United States and NATO will be prepared to face the 21st century threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
WARSAW, Poland - There's a connection between Iraq, terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today praised British Prime Minister Tony Blair for releasing a report in London that further makes the case Saddam Hussein is a threat to peace in the world.
WARSAW, Poland - NATO ministers today demonstrated "overwhelming" support for the alliance to improve its military capabilities to meet 21st century threats, a senior DoD official said here.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland will play an important role in advising the military of any new nations accepted into NATO, a senior U.S. defense official said here Sept. 23.
WARSAW, Poland - The Cold War is over and NATO must now plan and prepare for 21st century challenges such as terrorism, the alliance's senior leader said here today.
WASHINGTON - Around 200 U.S. troops are deploying to the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire in response to a request by the U.S. ambassador there.
WASHINGTON - The war in Afghanistan has proven the abilities of military unmanned aerial vehicles. The Army showed off its newest UAV at a static display at the Pentagon Sept. 24.
WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials will discuss options for the International Security Assistance Force with Afghan leaders as part of a trip to the region starting Sept. 24.
WARSAW, Poland - The military-to-military relationship between America and Poland is strong and getting better every day, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld noted here today.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. medical team from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan traveled to a remote community and treated more than 800 patients, Combined Joint Task Force-180 officials said Monday.
WASHINGTON - About 1,200 cyclists, including a Tour de France champion and the brother of the pilot whose plane hit the Pentagon, arrived at the military headquarters Sept. 22, completing a 270-mile ride from Ground Zero, the site of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
WASHINGTON - "We will not allow the world's worst leaders to threaten us with the world's worst weapons," President Bush vowed Monday.
WARSAW, Poland - must transform its military to become more capable and flexible in preparation for 21st century contingencies, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said.
WASHINGTON - About 10 days after being shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese in April 1966, Sam Johnson's captors blindfolded him, put him on trial, accused him of being a criminal and sentenced him to death.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld leaves Sunday to attend NATO ministerial meetings in Warsaw, Poland, a senior DoD official said here today.
WASHINGTON - To make interoperability a reality among the U.S. military services, a Joint National Training Center will be established in two years, DoD's senior civilian readiness official said.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin Powell said the proposed U.N. resolution on Iraq must spell out consequences for Saddam Hussein's regime if the country does not comply.
WASHINGTON - With all the attention riveted on Iraq, U.S. forces continue their jobs in Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Recent writing on the wall about Saddam Hussein's intentions and capabilities should be enough to justify pre- emptive military action without the United States providing further evidence, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress this week.
WASHINGTON - It is a matter of honor to the U.S. military that it will leave no one behind.
WASHINGTON - Wilhelmina J. Rolark inspired the gathering at DoD's kickoff for this year's Combined Federal Campaign as she enthusiastically had the audience chanting, "If it's to be, it's up to me. If it's to be, it's up to me."
WASHINGTON - Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov today opined here that his country and the United States could successfully perform any renewed inspections for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - 'Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz today told congressional questioners that offense -- not defense -- will win the global war against terrorism.
WASHINGTON - Iraq is not separate from the global war on terrorism, it is part of it, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
WASHINGTON - Stateside and overseas troops and U.S. civilians overseas should now be requesting absentee ballots in order to vote in the November general election, DoD's senior voting official urged today.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said Saddam Hussein's offer to let U.N. inspectors back into Iraq is "his latest ploy," and said a strong U.N. resolution was still necessary.
WASHINGTON - The fiscal 2004-2009 DoD budget proposal will shape the force of the future, Program Analysis and Evaluation Director Stephen A. Cambone said here today.
WASHINGTON - "The last thing we want to see is a smoking gun," Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Congress today. "A gun smokes after it has been fired. The goal must be to stop such an action before it happens."
ARLINGTON, Va. - So many people are asking for this year's POW/MIA Recognition Day poster that the fastest, easiest -- perhaps only -- way to get is to download it, according to Larry Greer, spokesman for the POW/Missing Personnel Office.
WASHINGTON - DoD will apply lessons learned from a recently concluded joint military experiment - the largest ever to shape the forces of the future, a four-star general said here today.
WASHINGTON - The only way to make sure Iraq does not repeat the past is to craft a U.N. Security Council Resolution with tough standards, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Selected Reserve members who use government-provided education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill- Selected Reserve but fail to participate satisfactorily during their obligated period of service will have to refund their unearned benefits. Examples of this include service members who excessively fail to attend scheduled training, fail the physical fitness testing or do not complete required military courses.
WASHINGTON - President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld have said time and again that the war on terrorism will be fought on many fronts. Now, it is diplomacy's chance to lead the charge.
FORT MYER, Va. - Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said international terrorists killed more than 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001, and if they had their way, they'd gladly kill more innocents -- "10,000 or tens of thousands."
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said that while people are concerned about "connecting the dots" on what happened Sept. 11, 2001, he is more interested in connecting the dots before the next attack.
WASHINGTON - The number of provocations over the northern and southern no-fly zones over Iraq have remained about the same, but coalition responses have become more deadly, said U.S. defense leaders.
WASHINGTON - When some reservist and guardsmen who are sick, injured and suffering from some disease return from deployments or training, they don't know which way to turn for medical care.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said it is "highly doubtful" that Saddam Hussein will meet U.S. demands that Iraq live up to the U.N. Security Council resolutions.
WASHINGTON - While Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program poses the most immediate danger, other countries are also of concern, said a senior defense official Sept. 13.
ARLINGTON - Brig. Gen. Julia Jeter Cleckley vowed to make it possible for others to follow in her footsteps after becoming the first African-American woman to be promoted from full colonel to flag officer in the Army National Guard on Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON - While America and its allies have achieved many goals thus far in the war against global terrorism, it's not time to rest on laurels, the U.S. military's senior officer said here today.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va. - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today those killed in the Pentagon attack "died because they were Americans. Put another way, they died because they were part of a nation that believes in freedom."
WASHINGTON - President Bush called Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq a "grave and gathering danger" during a speech today to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
WASHINGTON - At the end of a long day, President George W. Bush put the events of Sept. 11 into focus for America, saying the terrorist attacks on New York and the Pentagon were also attacks "on the ideals that make our nation."
WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command is not moving to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, as news reports have suggested.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2002 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz today praised construction - the workers imposed it on themselves.
WASHINGTON - Sept. 11, 2001, was a helluva welcome to the Pentagon, Army Spc. John W. Hoffman, 26, recalls today.
WASHINGTON - When a hijacked airliner destroyed 184 innocent lives here a year ago today, life at the Pentagon became horribly surreal for victims' families and the building's military and civilian employees.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld echoed Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address when he told those attending the Pentagon observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack "that we meet on a battlefield" of the war on terrorism.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said that "the greatest tasks and the greatest dangers will fall to the armed forces of the United States" as the country continues its war on the terrorists who struck America Sept. 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON - Americans must understand that "the face of terror is not the true face of Islam. Islam is a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world," President Bush said Tuesday at the Afghan Embassy here.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon's observance of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America will be broadcast live by satellite starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
WASHINGTON - Exercise Clear Skies II kicks off here today to test air defense systems in the region, DoD officials said.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz, three members of Congress and survivors of victims of the Pentagon terrorist attack gathered here today to plant a tree -- and hope for the future.
WASHINGTON - The new U.S. Northern Command will strive to help defend the homeland against terrorism in the same spirit the National Guard has dealt with homeland defense, natural disasters and civil disturbances for centuries, the recently appointed commander told Guard leaders Sept. 7.
WASHINGTON - Clear Skies II, an ongoing air defense exercise here, is now a deployment -- and troops are being issued live weapons, Marine Gen. Peter Pace told reporters this afternoon.
WASHINGTON - Army Emergency Relief and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society today each received $350,000 checks from the Washington Redskins football team at an outdoor Pentagon ceremony.
WASHINGTON - Today, Americans everywhere are pausing to remember September 11th of last year -- a day forever etched in our minds and on our hearts.
WASHINGTON - The United States is at high risk of terrorist attack, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today.
ARLINGTON, Va. - In the civilian world, it's called "information overload."
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - More than 200 federal and civilian health care providers kicked off a three-day conference here today aimed at helping them become better risks communicators for patients and their families.
WASHINGTON - Iraq already possesses weapons of mass destruction and is seeking more, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on "Good Morning America" Sept. 9.
WASHINGTON - Sheila Moody doesn't mind wearing purple pressure gloves to smooth the burn scars on her hands. She just has to think of her former office mate Louise Kurtz, who lost her fingers and her ears, or the 184 people who lost their lives.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department's senior leaders discussed the Iraq situation on the Sunday national television talk shows, just days before the one-year anniversary of 9-11.
WASHINGTON - If you love country music, you know Alan Jackson. If you work at the Pentagon, you can see him up close and personal Monday morning.
WASHINGTON - Even though nearly a year has passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, people must not forget that the nation's enemies still exist, President Bush said Sept. 5 in Louisville, Ky.
WASHINGTON - Yesterday's deadly bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, was a deplorable, deliberate act that targeted innocents to spread terror, a senior Pentagon spokesperson said here today.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Department of Defense Education Activity students' 2002 SAT I participation rate jumped 4 percent to a new high of 68 percent, DoDEA officials announced Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON - A computer maker today unveiled a special kiosk at the Pentagon that features hundreds of video e-mail messages sent to service members deployed worldwide in the war against global terrorism.
WASHINGTON - The global war on terrorism is unlike any war the United States has ever fought.
WASHINGTON - Al Qaeda not only hijacked airliners for terrorist purposes, the terrorist group is trying to hijack Islam, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Sept. 5.
WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai today survived an apparent assassination attempt in the city of Kandahar.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said Afghanistan is not only the scene of a war on terrorism, but also the battleground of opposing Muslim ideologies, and the relationship of the Muslim world with the West.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today implied Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein would eventually try to blackmail the world by using weapons of mass destruction.
WASHINGTON - The first quilt arrived shortly before Thanksgiving 2001. It was sent in by students at Cardinal Forest Elementary School in Springfield, Va. They had decorated brown lunch bags for rescue and repair workers and then used those drawings to create a 64-by-82-inch quilt.
FORT BENNING, Ga. - A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit soldier took home the gold medal Aug. 28 in the 2002 USA Shooting Junior Olympic Shooting Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
WASHINGTON - Chief Petty Officer Johnny Bivera recently returned to Afghanistan, not with the U.S. Navy as he had the first time, but with National Football League Films.
WASHINGTON - Doing nothing about the serious threat Saddam Hussein poses to the world is not an option for the United States, President Bush said today.
WASHINGTON - Sept. 11 was a day when Americans rushed to the aid of each other.
WASHINGTON - When the eyes of the world turn to the Pentagon Sept. 11, they will see a reconstructed Pentagon with a work force mourning its dead, but united in pushing forward to win the war on terrorism, said Richard McGraw, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's point man for the Sept. 11 anniversary.
WASHINGTON - His voice cracked and lips quivered as he fought back tears and tried to control his heartbroken emotions about the loss of his 11-year-old son in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON - Help is on the way for parents who want to be advocates for their military-connected schoolchildren but don't know where to go when they move from place to place around the world.
WASHINGTON - Coalition military successes in Afghanistan have led to a greater understanding of what it takes to fight a war in the 21st century, America's top general said.
WASHINGTON - The Operation USO Care Package program for service members deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom is being expanded globally, said Elaine Rogers, president of United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington.
WASHINGTON - A field of bleachers is growing alongside the Pentagon as workers assemble seating for 12,000 in advance of a Sept. 11 ceremony.
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