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  • Future of the US Military
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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Secretary Rumsfeld spoke about the future transformation and reorganization of the U.S. military. Among the topics he addressed were new technologies, weapons platforms, and potential…

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  • University of Texas Commencement Address
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    University of Texas Commencement Address

    General Franks delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of the University of Texas, Arlington, his alma mater. The retired general, who led the invasion of Iraq, recalled…

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  • Presidential Candidates Debate Media Center
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    Presidential Candidates Debate: Media Center

    Following the first of three presidential debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, campaign officials and surrogates spoke to the media about their impressions of the debate and the remarks of…

    137 views
  • emAmerican Soldierem
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    American Soldier

    General Tommy Franks (Ret.) talks about his autobiography American Soldier, published by Regan Books. He also talked about the conduct of operations in Iraq, relations between the political…

    112 views
  • Republican National Convention Day 4
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    Republican National Convention, Day 4

    On the final day of the republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden, party leaders talked about the Republican agenda, national defense issues, and President Bush’s record in…

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  • Experiences in Iraq
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    Experiences in Iraq

    General Franks and Mr. Burns talked about war with Iraq, the regime of Saddam Hussein, planning for war, and and their personal experiences in the war. Following their remarks they answered…

    51 views
  • Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom
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    Lessons from Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks testified about Operation Iraqi Freedom and lessons learned from military operations in Iraq. Among the issues they addressed were force levels, the…

    224 views
  • Change of Command Ceremony
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    Change of Command Ceremony

    At an official change of command ceremony, General Abizaid relieved General Franks of command of the U.S. Central Command. The central command was responsible for military operations in…

    76 views
  • Defense Department Briefing
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Myers spoke to reporters about the success of military operations in Iraq and future challenged for forces in the region. Following their remarks they…

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  • Future of Iraq
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    Future of Iraq

    Following a closed meeting with members of the House, General Franks answered questions from reporters about military operations in Iraq. He also recognized several military personnel who…

    32 views
  • Town Hall in the Mideast
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    Town Hall in the Mideast

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks conducted a town hall meeting with U.S. military personnel stationed in Qatar. Among the topics they addressed were the success of military operations…

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  • Department of Defense News Conference
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    Department of Defense News Conference

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks spoke to reporters in Dubai about plans for a post-war Iraq and about humanitarian aid and Iraqi reconstruction. After the news conference General…

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  • Central Command Briefing
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    Central Command Briefing

    General Franks briefed reporters about the progress of military operations in Iraq. Among the topics he addressed were the pace of the campaign, the levels of Iraqi resistance, and…

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  • Central Command Briefing
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    Central Command Briefing

    General Franks briefed reporters on the status of military operations in Iraq. He also answered questions on a number of topics including the degree of Iraqi resistance. General Brooks…

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  • Central Command Briefing
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    Central Command Briefing

    The generals talked about the goals and progress of the war in Iraq. They also responded to questions from reporters.

    424 views
  • Defense Department Briefing
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks spoke to reporters about potential military action in Iraq, negotiations with Turkey about basing troops, and tensions with North Korea. Following…

    45 views
  • War on Terrorism
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    War on Terrorism

    General Franks spoke about efforts to combat terrorism and potential military action against Iraq. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

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  • Defense Department Briefing
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    Defense Department Briefing

    General Franks talked to reporters about military operations in Afghanistan and potential military action against Iraq. Following brief remarks he answered questions from the reporters.

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  • Future of USArab Relations
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    Future of U.S.-Arab Relations

    Participants talked about U.S. relations with the Arab world. Among the topics they addressed were potential U.S. military action in Iraq, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, and…

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  • Defense Department Briefing
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    Defense Department Briefing

    Secretary Rumsfeld and General Franks briefed reporters on a number of issues including security efforts in Afghanistan, policy toward Iraq, and Pakistan’s efforts to fight terrorism.…

    26 views
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