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Release No: 305-05
March 31, 2005

Rumsfeld Statement on Silberman-Robb Commission

We appreciate the work of the Silberman-Robb Commission and thank the distinguished chairmen and members for their contributions to these important subjects. Their report represents a serious commitment of time and effort, and their insights will help the government continue to reform and improve U.S. intelligence capabilities for the 21st century.

I have asked that DoD officials responsible for intelligence activities review the report with care, undertake a systematic review of the commissions recommendations, and make suggestions to me for improvements.

Intelligence will continue to be a critical underpinning for U.S. national security capabilities. As the circumstances in the world continue to evolve, the US intelligence community must have insights into the challenges and continue to strengthen and improve the way intelligence is collected and analyzed.

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