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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 528-03
July 20, 2003

Additional Security Personnel Ordered to Monrovia

At the request of the U.S. Ambassador in Monrovia, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld has ordered additional security personnel to the United States embassy. The Secretary has ordered the dispatch of up to an additional 41 FAST members from Rota, Spain to Monrovia. They will augment team members and USMC embassy guards already at the embassy.

The situation will continue to be monitored closely, and there is no additional information to announce at this time.