Defense Department Briefing

Secretary Rumsfeld spoke to reporters about operations in Iraq and Department of Defense priorities for the region. He also talked… read more

Secretary Rumsfeld spoke to reporters about operations in Iraq and Department of Defense priorities for the region. He also talked about the president’s policy of setting “benchmarks” for success in Iraq. In his answers to reporters' questions he said that critics should “just back off” on demands for deadlines in Iraq and that it was difficult to predict when Iraqis will resume control of their country, adding that timelines had no specific deadlines, or consequences if goals were not met by specific dates. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Defense Department Briefing

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Program ID:
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Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Briefing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 26, 2006
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2006

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  • Oct 26, 2006 | 1:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 26, 2006 | 5:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 26, 2006 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 27, 2006 | 2:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 27, 2006 | 6:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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