WASHINGTON - No dangerous terrorists are going to get out of detention because of Supreme Court decisions handed down June 28, a senior DoD official said here today.
WASHINGTON - Defense Department policymakers understand they may not know where the next threat may come from. The way they deal with this challenge is to "plan to be surprised," DoD's top policy official said today.
WASHINGTON - NATO leaders agreed this week to form closer ties with seven Mediterranean nations to promote regional stability with a focus on counterterrorism, border security and counterproliferation.
WASHINGTON - The Army will call up 5,600 soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve beginning July 6, Army officials here said today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - NATO leaders agreed this week to improve intelligence cooperation and to develop new, high-tech defenses against terrorism.
WASHINGTON - The coalition officially transferred legal custody of Saddam Hussein and 11 other high-profile detainees to Iraq today.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has established a "one stop" place to go whenever service members or family members need assistance with any kind of problem.
WASHINGTON - Nine young Afghan girls visiting the United States to attend a sports camp stopped by the Pentagon today and were greeted by senior DoD leaders' wives and a high-ranking State Department official.
WASHINGTON - Mapmakers at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency have detected errors in topographic line maps of Afghanistan and are working to correct these mistakes, agency officials said today.
WASHINGTON - Iraq's interim government may have taken control of the country, but U.S. forces will remain for some time, a senior coalition military official said in Baghdad today.
WASHINGTON - More U.S. service members - including those serving in South Korea -- will be vaccinated against smallpox and anthrax, the Defense Department's senior medical adviser said today.
WASHINGTON - In decisions handed down June 28, the Supreme Court strongly reaffirmed the president's ability to detain enemy combatants, including U.S. citizens, in the war on terror.
WASHINGTON - The Army announced today that more than 30,000 troops are eligible for retroactive reimbursement of out-of-pocket air travel costs paid in conjunction with rest and recuperation leave taken last year.
WASHINGTON - An interpretation of a government rule may mean that mobilized National Guard and Reserve members and their employers may be in for a refund on some taxes the employers paid the federal government.
WASHINGTON - America's new ambassador to Iraq, John D. Negroponte, today presented his credentials to senior Iraqi government officials.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today applauded NATO's decision to restructure "to oppose threats that arise beyond the borders of Europe."
WASHINGTON - The "struggle between extremism and civilized values" is unfolding around the world, President Bush said today in Istanbul, Turkey.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - It's critical that Afghanistan stick to its September timetable for national elections despite security concerns, President Hamid Karzai told reporters here today at the NATO Istanbul Summit.
WASHINGTON - For the director of the White House Commission on Remembrance, some of the most enduring images of this month's 60th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landing at Normandy, France, will be the sand on the beach a 30-by-30-foot sand sculpture.
WASHINGTON - Recent adjustments made to improve Iraqi security forces are working, a senior U.S. officer in Baghdad said June 27.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Today's transfer of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government probably won't bring an immediate stop to terrorism plaguing the country, but it's likely to succeed over time as the Iraqi people support their new government, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
WASHINGTON - The Iraqi people expressed confidence in their country's future as it moves from occupation to the newly sovereign interim government toward free elections, according to a recent Coalition Provisional Authority poll.
WASHINGTON - The dedication and sacrifice of the U.S. military "has brought us to this hopeful day" of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq becoming a sovereign nation, President Bush said today during a short speech in Istanbul, Turkey, where he is attending the NATO Summit.
WASHINGTON - Coalition special operations forces raided two anti-coalition compounds and captured two top regional enemy leaders in pre- dawn missions June 26 in southern Afghanistan, a news release from the coalition military command reported today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - "It's been a very good day" was Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's response today as NATO leaders here agreed to support the Iraqi government's request for help in training its security and police forces.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The NATO Istanbul Summit that opened here today is expected to be significant in terms of the alliance's unprecedented outreach beyond its traditional North Atlantic focus and its aggressive emphasis on force planning to tackle new, demanding challenges worldwide, a senior defense official told reporters here today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - NATO nations agreed today at the NATO Istanbul Summit here to expand the alliance's responsibility in Afghanistan to include more provincial reconstruction teams north and west of the capital city of Kabul, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here June 27.
WASHINGTON - Inspectors general for the Iraqi ministries are up and running, but that they will have challenges, the Defense Department IG said here today.
WASHINGTON - Sovereignty in Iraq passed from the Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim Iraqi government this morning, two days ahead of schedule.
WASHINGTON - Multinational Force Iraq officials in Baghdad today confirmed a U.S. Marine has been missing from his unit for a week, but said they can't confirm he's been taken hostage.
WASHINGTON - Europe and NATO are ready to help the new Iraqi government, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said today in Ankara, Turkey.
WASHINGTON - Two U.S. soldiers were killed today in Iraq, coalition military officials in Baghdad announced.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Nations' restrictions on what their forces can and can't do while conducting coalition or alliance missions reduces the commander's military effectiveness and may put some troops at unnecessary risk, a senior U.S. defense official told reporters here today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The United States "is cautiously optimistic" that NATO will agree tomorrow to support Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's request for assistance, a senior defense official said here today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - NATO's rapid response force is up and ready for its first mission possibly to support the upcoming Olympics in Athens or the national elections in Afghanistan, if requested, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters here today.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld condemned tactics used by the militants holding three Turkish civilians in Iraq hostage as "bullying," and said they're failing to sidetrack Turkey and other coalition partners from their stand against terrorism.
WASHINGTON - When the United States put $15 million each on the heads of Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay Hussein, it took only about week for someone to turn them in.
WASHINGTON - Iraqi and coalition security forces continue joint operations to establish a stable Iraq, repair infrastructure, stimulate the economy and pass sovereignty to the people of Iraq, said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt during a news conference in Baghdad today.
NORFOLK, Va. - The Defense Department can add Latin music star Gloria Estefan to the growing list of celebrities who have come out to support service members fighting the war on terror.
WASHINGTON - The 25-nation European Union today pledged its support for Iraq's new interim government, President Bush said in his weekly radio address.
CHISINAU, Moldova - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today became the highest-level U.S. official to visit Moldova, thanking members of this former Soviet state for their support for Operation Iraqi Freedom and encouraging continued participation in the Partnership for Peace program.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz answered questions on Iraq from the public June 25 through the "Ask the White House" feature on the White House's Web site.
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here today to attend the NATO Istanbul Summit, the 17th in NATO's history.
WASHINGTON - A company the Defense Department has cited for supporting its National Guard and Reserve employees has donated $1 million in tools and supplies to the Iraq rebuilding effort.
WASHINGTON - Morale is high among U.S. service members in Iraq as the June 30 transfer of sovereignty approaches, the coalition's deputy operations director said June 23.
WASHINGTON - The United States welcomes the International Committee of the Red Cross's scrutiny of detainee operations and listens closely to their suggestions, said defense officials during a background briefing at the Pentagon, June 24.
WASHINGTON - U.S. planes today obliterated a building in southeastern Fallujah that was known to be a gathering place for terrorists in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Iran, one of three "Axis of Evil" nations identified by President Bush in 2002, "is still pursuing a strategic decision to have a nuclear weapons capability," a senior U.S. official told a House panel June 24.
WASHINGTON - The United Nations assumed command of peacekeeping activities in Haiti during a ceremony in Port-au-Prince today.
WASHINGTON - U.S. government leaders discussed the way ahead in Iraq before the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
WASHINGTON - As the transition of Iraqi sovereignty to the interim government approaches, the number and severity of attacks are increasing, Defense Department officials said today at a Pentagon press conference.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Today's military has to be "more adaptive, more rapidly than ever before," the deputy commander of the Army Futures Center told military and civilian officials attending the Joint Warfare: Transformation and New Requirements conference here June 22.
WASHINGTON - The man nominated to command Multinational Force Iraq told senators today that if he decides the coalition needs more troops in Iraq, he will not hesitate to ask for them.
WASHINGTON - There was such a hush in the hotel ballroom that one could hear a pin drop in a haystack as Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael W. Hagee told short stories of how Marines are respected around the world and of three heroes from the battlefields of Iraq.
WASHINGTON - It seemed like old home week when television star Regis Philbin walked into the Walter Reed Army Medical Center hospital room of Army Spc. Danielle Green. They'd shot a few hoops together four years ago when Green was a basketball star at Philbin's alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.
ARLINGTON, Va. - Changing how people think is paramount to the success of military transformation, said the director of requirements and integration for U.S. Joint Forces Command June 22.
WASHINGTON - Ordinary Iraqis hold the key to how soon coalition or Iraqi forces will find fugitive terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a senior military official told reporters in Baghdad today.
WASHINGTON - Navy Secretary Gordon England detailed today the process he has devised to review the cases of each enemy combatant now held at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WASHINGTON - The realignment of U.S. forces in the world will mirror the changing threats and be a result of a fundamental shift in national security, the defense undersecretary for policy told the House Armed Services Committee today.
WASHINGTON - Even facing a different kind of enemy, the United States will continue to adhere to its values, international law and treaty obligations, White House and DoD officials said June 22.
ARLINGTON, Va. - DoD needs to be organized according to the metrics used on the battlefield, said the director of the Defense Department's Office of Force Transformation here June 22.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Four years ago, would the National Language Conference have examined its role in fighting terrorism?
WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks put South Asia "on the front lines of the global war on terror," a senior U.S. State Department official told a House panel today. Now the region "stands at the verge of a number of potential breakthroughs."
WASHINGTON - Success in Iraq is predicated on Iraqis eventually assuming responsibility for their own security, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz told a House panel today.
WASHINGTON - Times were tough. The nation was slowly emerging from the Great Depression when World War II flared up in 1941.
WASHINGTON - President Bush said he believes South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun understands the Free World can't "be intimidated by the brutal action of these barbaric people" who murdered a South Korean contractor in Iraq today.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - As he prepares to leave Iraq after the handover of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government, the American who has led the country since the end of major offensive operations looked back and detailed what he believes are the three greatest accomplishment there to date.
WASHINGTON - From now on Iraqis will be conducting most of the training for Iraq's new armed forces, a senior U.S. military officer said today.
WASHINGTON - Iraqis will assume management of all national government ministries before the June 30 transfer of sovereignty, the Coalition Provisional Authority's chief spokesman said today.
WASHINGTON - The prime minister of Iraq's interim government announced organizational changes for the country's security forces, along with a plan for taking on Iraq's enemies, at a June 20 Baghdad news conference.
TIKRIT, Iraq - First Infantry Division officials in Saddam Hussein's hometown are working through a program management office to maximize reconstruction funds within the area.
WASHINGTON - As military jets flew overhead and a D.C. National Guard helicopter circled above RFK stadium here June 19, spectator Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Briscoe said it for everyone present: "There's definitely no place like America."
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The new Iraqi president said he feels there must have been elements of weapons of mass destruction inside Iraq.
WASHINGTON - After touring Iraq June 16-19, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said he was more impressed than ever with the caliber of American troops defending freedom's front lines.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's deputy prime minister implored the American press to provide more balanced coverage of operations in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Navy Cmdr. Tom Johnson was listening to a song on his car radio by the one-man band known as Five for Fighting as he drove from work in early April. The disc jockey said, "It's great to have John Ondrasik on."
WASHINGTON - President Bush today called the reported murder of a U.S. civilian contractor working in Saudi Arabia "the evil nature of the enemy we face."
NEW YORK - America's No. 1 military officer recently became America's No. 1 Dad.
WASHINGTON - Specially trained Iraqi troops will soon deploy into Baghdad to go after city-dwelling terrorists, a senior U.S. military officer told a House panel June 17.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. commander in chief today thanked service members and families for their sacrifice and support in the war against terrorism during a troop visit to Fort Lewis, Wash.
WASHINGTON - The Iraqi people are not being deterred from investing in their country's future, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
WASHINGTON - An officer assigned to Task Force 1st Armored Division in Iraq was formally charged June 12 with the murder of an Iraqi man, a U.S. Central Command news release announced today.
LAKE DOKAN, Iraq - The Iraqi people must be responsible for their own security and not depend on American troops to defeat terrorism in Iraq, the leader of the People's Union of Kurdistan said today.
WASHINGTON - National policy that geared the Defense Department toward external threats was part of the reason DoD couldn't do more to prevent some of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the 9/11 commission here today.
WASHINGTON - Afghanistan "is no longer a sanctuary for terrorists, a place where they can train in safety and comfort," and coalition forces are working to increase security in the region and pave the way for the upcoming national elections, the commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said today.
LAKE DOKAN, Iraq - The United States stands firmly behind its Kurdish allies and feels the best bet for their future is in a united, democratic Iraq, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told Iraqi Kurd leaders in northern Iraq today.
LAKE DOKAN, Iraq - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz visited several areas of northern Iraq today, spending time with U.S. military commanders and local leaders.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers of the Army's 1st Cavalry Division are putting transformational technology to work in their day-to-day operations in Baghdad.
WASHINGTON - U.S. and coalition military responsibilities will not end with the June 30 transfer of power in Iraq, Defense Department officials told members of the House Armed Service Committee here today.
WASHINGTON - With the transfer of sovereignty two weeks away, the future of a free Iraq is coming into view, President Bush told a worldwide military audience and service members assembled at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., today.
WASHINGTON - Country music star John Michael Montgomery helped celebrate the Army's 229th birthday by singing four of his hits at the Pentagon today.
FORT DETRICK, Md. - A telemedicine test bed here welcomed a new, green neighbor May 25 when a boxy prototype of the Army's Future Medical Shelter System arrived from Tennessee.
WASHINGTON - U.S. European Command has implemented a program that allows some family members to get a higher seating priority when they travel space- available on military planes from Ramstein and Rhein Main air bases in Germany to the United States.
WASHINGTON - While most Americans focus on the Middle East as the bull's-eye of terrorist activity in the world, Africa continues to fester as a breeding ground for al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, the deputy commander of U.S. European Command told civilians attending the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference last week.
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. - There's a sadness in Army Lt. Col. Kevin Cannard's voice as he talks about his return from Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Two soldiers were killed today and 21 others were injured in a rocket attack at Logistics Support Area Anaconda in Balad, Iraq, U.S. Central Command officials announced in a news release.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz arrived here in the Iraqi capital before dawn this morning to visit with troops and with Iraqi and coalition leaders.
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. - Campers and counselors didn't seem to mind the scorching midday sun here June 15 as they joined hands and swayed to the patriotic tunes on the athletic field of the South Mountain YMCA.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - American and Iraqi leaders meeting here today came up with at least two major areas in which they agree completely the nature of the threat in Iraq and the political track to a representative, elected government.
WASHINGTON - Three Army, Navy and Marine Corps senior officers were nominated today to command joint-service organizations.
WASHINGTON - Though communications with the Iraqi people should have been better once major combat ended, enemies of democracy have worked to demoralize the country's population, leading to continued attacks, a senior Defense Department official told House members today.
WASHINGTON - Inadequate oversight for U.S. forces logistics contracts in Kuwait and Iraq "is a serious problem," the chief of the U.S. General Accounting Office told House members here today.
WASHINGTON - Following meetings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, President Bush reaffirmed the United States' "ironclad commitment" to aid Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - The Iraqi military soon will be cleared for flight after the purchase this week of two aircraft in Jordan, coalition officials in Baghdad said today.
WASHINGTON - Coalition officials expect more violence leading up to and after the June 30 handover of authority in Iraq, officials in Baghdad said today.
WASHINGTON - With just over two weeks remaining before the formal handover of sovereignty on June 30, the transition of authority to Iraq's new government is more than half complete, Coalitional Provisional Authority officials said in Baghdad today.
WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked America today for its resources, leadership and especially "the precious lives of your soldiers" in the effort to free his country.
WASHINGTON - Afghan President Hamid Karzai stood before the stained plaque marking the impact site of the jetliner that hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and thanked the American people for their support of his country.
WASHINGTON - Citing recent and upcoming events, Vice President Dick Cheney told a group in Florida today that the United States has made tremendous progress in Afghanistan and Iraq.
WASHINGTON - A Somali immigrant was indicted today by an Ohio federal court for suspicion of planning to blow up a Columbus shopping center, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced.
WASHINGTON - The Defense Department has launched a new Web site to educate civilian employees about the new National Security Personnel System that will introduce sweeping changes in the way the department hires, pays, promotes, disciplines and fires civilian employees.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ten Medal of Honor recipients from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars were expected here at the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation's 10th Annual Invitational Gala June 12, but only nine showed up the 10th died five days before the event.
WASHINGTON - It wasn't all that long ago that everyone seemed to be flying an American flag.
WASHINGTON - Iraq's prime minister pledged to apprehend those responsible for today's deadly Baghdad car bombing, the latest in a recent spike of terrorist violence against the interim government slated to take power June 30.
WASHINGTON - The presidents of Afghanistan and Iraq both called for coalition forces to stay in their countries during separate interviews on NBC's "Meet the Press" today.
WASHINGTON - Security problems continue to be the main problem confronting the Iraqi people, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" today.
ROTA, Spain - Civilian leaders visiting here from throughout the United States looked on June 12 as Marines charged with providing anti- terrorism and force protection throughout Europe demonstrated how they use non- lethal weapons in their mission.
WASHINGTON - When the Cincinnati Reds' chief executive officer returned earlier this week to Forward Operating Base Eagle in Tuzla, Bosnia- Herzegovina, following a foot patrol through a local town, he presented the Indiana National Guard troops there with an unusual gift: the promise of tickets to a Reds game when they return home from their deployments.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation bestowed its highest award, the "Most Distinguished American Award," on Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz here June 12, but Wolfowitz said he was accepting the award on behalf of the "truly most distinguished Americans the men and women serving America today."
WASHINGTON - The coalition presence in Iraq will be determined "by conditions, not by the calendar," said Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt during a press conference in Baghdad today.
WASHINGTON - Six military personnel and two Defense Department civilian employees were honored here June 10 with the NAACP's Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award in recognition of their contributions to military equal opportunity policies and programs.
WASHINGTON - The Air Force made a clean sweep of the top two NAACP awards, plus a special award, for outstanding and noteworthy efforts in implementing policies and programs which promote equal opportunity in the military.
ROTA, Spain - Civilian leaders from throughout the United States watched U.S. Navy fighter jets launch a simulated strike against a suspected terrorist training camp in Tunisia, then looked on as a SEAL team boarded and took control of a vessel posing as a ship transporting components for weapons of mass destruction.
WASHINGTON - Media reports that a U.S. military helicopter violated Pakistani airspace June 9 in a northwestern tribal area near the Afghanistan border are unfounded, the senior spokesman for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said today in a written statement.
WASHINGTON - Coalition officials are investigating a May 17 incident in which a U.S. soldier shot and killed an Iraqi man during a raid in Baghdad, Multinational Force Iraq officials announced today in a news release.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - With the completion of new transmission projects and the rehabilitation of a turbine unit at Haditha Dam in Haditha, Iraq last week, for the first time since 1990 all six turbines were in full operation and the clean hydropower plant operated at full capacity, generating 660 megawatts.
WASHINGTON - Even in the post-Sept. 11 era, in which the possibility of a spontaneous act of terrorism is never far from our thoughts, it is hard for anyone who had not lived through the height of the Cold War to imagine what a strain communism and the specter of mutually assured destruction added to daily life.
WASHINGTON - The coalition in Iraq has taken steps to protect an ancient Babylon archaeological site.
WASHINGTON - President Bush spoke for the nation when he said former President Ronald Reagan, "believed that America was not just a place in the world, but the hope of the world."
WASHINGTON - As public figures arrived in black limousines and SUVs to attend today's funeral service for President Ronald Reagan, ordinary people waited outside Washington National Cathedral to pay their final respects to the former chief executive.
WASHINGTON - The images are imprinted already, with more to come.
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people waited patiently in line today on the U.S. Capitol grounds to pay their final respects to Ronald Wilson Reagan.
BAKU, Azerbaijan - Spinning "donuts" in the Caspian Sea aboard special warfare rigid inflatable boats provided a thrilling introduction to Navy special operations for a group of U.S. civilian leaders here June 9..
WASHINGTON - The blue-and-white presidential jet that brought the flag-draped coffin of former President Ronald Reagan to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on June 9 is an aircraft he ordered before he left office but this was his first ride in it.
WASHINGTON - Those seeking to damage or destroy the country's petroleum, water and electrical infrastructure are betraying Iraq, the country's prime minister declared today.
WASHINGTON - When Justin Rogers and Travis Sullivan were born, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States.
TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Civilian leaders from business, academia and local politics got a firsthand introduction to peacekeeping operations here today as they patrolled the streets of Banovici, Bosnia, alongside soldiers from Forward Operating Base Eagle.
FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, D.C. - More attention needs to be paid to the nonmilitary portion of the war on terrorism, and the military must do a better job in cultivating relationships among agencies and countries, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - The International Satellite and Communications exchange presented its leadership award to U.S. Strategic Command at the satellite industry's annual exposition in Long Beach, Calif., June 2.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - There is something different about this security detail for most National Guard soldiers and airmen taking part in annual Group of Eight Summit June 8-10.
WASHINGTON - The Cold War was heating up when Ronald Wilson Reagan became the 40th U.S. president in early 1981.
WASHINGTON - The passage of a new U.N. Security Council resolution on Iraq marks "an important day for the Iraqi people," President Bush noted today at the G8 summit at Sea Island, Ga.
WASHINGTON - Capabilities, not numbers, are the focus of discussions between the United States and its allies worldwide as part of the global posture review, U.S. government officials said at the Pentagon today.
WASHINGTON - After June 30 the American and Iraqi governments will conduct diplomatic business "as equals," the U.S. State Department's coordinator for Iraq transition said here today.
WASHINGTON - As President Bush predicted earlier today, the United Nations has passed a new resolution on Iraq.
WASHINGTON - Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) continued their assault into the Taliban heartland, where they killed Taliban fighters poised to ambush them in central Afghanistan today.
WASHINGTON - Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, assigned in support of the 1st Marine Division in Iraq1 visited the Ali Jassim tribal area clinic to inspect improvement work there.
WASHINGTON - Coalition forces rescued four civilian hostages today south of Baghdad, military officials reported.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - Nearly 50 civilian leaders arrived here today for the first European stop during their week-long introduction to military operations supporting the global war on terror.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany - Civilian leaders participating in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference got a firsthand and sometimes hands-on look here today at how U.S. Air Forces in Europe supports the war on terror.
WASHINGTON - It really was like "Morning in America," as some of Ronald Reagan's campaign commercials suggested.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - If Terry Nesbitt were in Major League Baseball, he would be the manager of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets at the same time and for the first time during the World Series.
WASHINGTON - Several coalition soldiers were killed today in an accident during engineering work at an ammunition and explosive storage facility near Suwayrah, Iraq, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported.
WASHINGTON - Military members around the country are working to honor a former commander in chief this week.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Central Command reported a large explosion and fire at the Kufa Mosque today.
WIESBADEN, Germany - "The first casualties after the extension were the hardest to bear," a 1st Armored Division spouse said. "But we all pulled together."
WASHINGTON - A federally funded program, Helmets to Hardhats, is making good on the military recruiters "selling" point that service members gain valuable skills they can apply in the private sector following their service.
WASHINGTON - Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi today announced an agreement that calls for most of Iraq's independent militias to reintegrate or disband.
WASHINGTON - Attacks by insurgents killed three U.S. soldiers and a civilian contractor, and injured several others and Iraqi civilians in incidents June 5-6, according U.S. Central Command officials. Another soldier died from noncombat related causes.
WASHINGTON - Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz welcomed civilian business, academic and local government leaders from throughout the nation to the Pentagon today to kick off a weeklong schedule that will offer a firsthand look at the military at work in the war on terror.
WIESBADEN, Germany - No final decisions have been made about the posture of American forces in Europe, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said during a press conference here today.
WASHINGTON - President Bush issued an executive order closing federal offices June 11 in observance of Reagan's passing.
WASHINGTON - President Bush will greet Iraq's new interim government leader, President Ghazi al-Yawar, at the G-8 Summit starting June 8 at Sea Island, Ga.
WASHINGTON - Mary E. Lacey, a self-described "people person," is the lead official supervising the overhaul of the personnel system for the Defense Department's 700,000 civilian employees.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today honored the thousands of soldiers who died during the invasion of Normandy 60 years ago.
WASHINGTON - President Bush called the news of former President Ronald Reagan's death "a sad hour in the life of America."
WASHINGTON - President Bush used his visits with Italian and French leaders June 5 to talk about the war on terrorism and plans for Iraqi sovereignty.
WASHINGTION - The United States is close to reaching agreement with U.N. members on a new resolution supporting Iraq, two of President Bush's top advisers said today.
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France - The combat controllers, aircrews and paratroopers made the drop of almost 700 paratroopers into the historic drop zone outside this French town look easy today. But don't use that to measure the accomplishment of 60 years ago this day in 1944.
SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France - As the United States and France paid tribute to those killed during the airborne operations during the Normandy invasion, everyone was brought close to tears and every person's chest swelled with pride here today.
SINGAPORE - Long before the world heard of the mass graves Saddam Hussein filled in Iraq, the Khmer Rouge slaughtered millions of Cambodians in the mid-1970s after the United States stopped bombing their sanctuaries in Indochina.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The bloody, daring landing that turned the tide of World War II in Europe serves as a lesson in the value of persevering in a worthwhile cause, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy.
WASHINGTON - D-Day veteran Charles W. Hostler is poised to represent the United States in receiving the French Legion of Honor from President Jacques Chirac June 6 at the Normandy site of the invasion.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met here today with leaders of one of the world's most active countries in providing peacekeeping forces.
SINGAPORE - The United States will maintain its capability in the Pacific region, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today, and Australia's defense minister said his country is satisfied with letting the United States decide how to do that.
SAINTE MERE EGLISE, France - The world is facing as much of a threat today from terrorists and extremists as it did during World War II, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today at a memorial tribute to airborne veterans of the Normandy invasion.
SINGAPORE - Ideological extremism that uses terror as a weapon stands in the way of global political progress and economic prosperity, threatens international order and clouds civil society's future, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
WASHINGTON - The challenges of the United States and coalition nations in the war on terrorism extend beyond Iraq, President Bush said today in his national weekly radio address.
SINGAPORE - The real situation in Iraq and its depiction in the media are two different things, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
SINGAPORE - The sacrifices of D-Day's Allied forces invading Normandy 60 years ago resemble those facing the armed forces in today's world, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here today.
SINGAPORE - Though the Navy may ultimately be smaller in terms of numbers of people, it is on the path toward being a more capable and more lethal force, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
SINGAPORE - Noting various recent terrorist attacks around the world, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today that while each is a tragedy, each also uncovers more about the terrorists.
SINGAPORE - Within sight of Indonesia, Malaysia and downtown Singapore, 30 sailors and two Marines took the re-enlistment oath here today from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex.
WASHINGTON - The poplar trees were barely beginning to bud in mid-May in the high ground of the Colorado Rockies, the 9,300-feet-above-sea- level setting for a high-level medical conference put on by the Air National Guard.
WASHINGTON - France will bestow the Legion of Honor, that nation's highest award, upon 100 World War II American veterans this weekend.
WASHINGTON - Military doctrine needs to be less detailed, more adaptable and less rooted in Cold War mindsets to guide U.S. military forces confronting new challenges, particularly global terrorism.
WASHINGTON - Sand from the five landing beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944, has been turned into "Sands of Remembrance" sculptures on France's Normandy Beach to pay homage to those who shed their blood for freedom 60 years ago, said Carmella LaSpada, director of the White House Commission on Remembrance.
WASHINGTON - No matter how many military operations have been, or will be, launched: To Americans, D-Day will always be June 6, 1944.
SINGAPORE - The work of George Tenet and the CIA "helped to save lives on the battlefield," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today in a written statement here.
WASHINGTON - Military law is up to the task of prosecuting service members accused of sexual assault, but DoD needs to take steps to better assist victims, DoD's top personnel official noted June 3 on Capitol Hill.
SINGAPORE - The U.S. initiative concerning Pacific waterway security does not call for new U.S. bases and military organizations to be part of the equation, defense officials asserted here.
WASHINGTON - The nature of today's military where war has become the expected rather than simply the anticipated is ushering in sweeping changes in the way the Army trains its soldiers.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today praised CIA Director George Tenet for doing what he said was a "superb job on behalf of the American people," after accepting Tenet's letter of resignation June 2.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, with close ally Australian Prime Minister John Howard by his side, told reporters today that Iraq's sovereignty deserves the "full support" of the international community as that country works toward a freely elected government in the months ahead.
SINGAPORE - As changes in the U.S. military's global posture take place, no one should confuse fewer numbers of troops or hardware in any given place with a lessening of capability, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told reporters en route here overnight.
SINGAPORE - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here today for a series of meetings with Singapore officials and with representatives of other U.S. Pacific-region allies.
WASHINGTON - --Task Force 1st Armored Division soldiers were attacked today during a search of a school near Kufa, suspected site of several recent mortar attacks, according to a Central Commands news release.
WASHINGTON - World War II nurse Marian R. Elcano didn't know what lay ahead when she signed up for a one-year stint in the Army Nurse Corps on June 26, 1943, at the age of 22.
WASHINGTON - Interrogations procedures being used at the detention facility at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are safe, humane and disciplined and approved personally by the secretary of defense with input from the DoD general counsel and U.S. Justice Department, the head of U.S. Southern Command told Pentagon reporters today.
WASHINGTON - President Bush today refused to back down to terrorists, despite continued violence in Iraq just 28 days before the handover of power to an interim government.
WASHINGTON - A major American corporation and a military-related nonprofit organization are partnering to send military kids to camp this summer.
WASHINGTON - Absentee ballots from service members overseas will move faster and with greater control for the 2004 elections, DoD and U.S. Postal Service officials said today.
WASHINGTON - National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice today praised Iraq's interim President Ghazi Ajil al-Yawer.
WASHINGTON - If the rooms within Abu Ghraib could talk, they'd likely recount tales of the unspeakable.
WASHINGTON - White House and Defense Department officials testified on Capitol Hill today on the president's request for $25 billion in contingency funds for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON - Like thousands of other Vietnam veterans, Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers donned his leather vest and added the rumble of his Harley-Davidson to the Rolling Thunder tribute in Washington May 30.
WASHINGTON - -- The U.S. top general in Afghanistan today praised coalition nation, U.S. and Afghan forces operating in the country.
WASHINGTON - The interim government that will run Iraq after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty took shape today, as U.N. officials in Baghdad announced the members of the government's presidential council and recommended the composition of a new cabinet to the country's prime minister-designate.
ARLINGTON, Va. - The bronze image of World War II heroes raising the American flag at Iwo Jima provided the backdrop for a ceremony here today honoring a modern-day hero.
WASHINGTON - President Bush praised the new Iraqi interim government, saying it possesses "the talent, commitment and the resolve to guide Iraq through the challenges that lie ahead."
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