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Department of Defense

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  • Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense news briefing on the day after the Iraq War began, March 20, 20032

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • There were also military space engineers MSEs, officers the Department of Defense wanted to fly on some secret missions.

    Riding Rockets

  • Ambassador for Counterterrorism Michael Sheehan recalls that Richard Clarke was pounding on the CIA and Department of Defense to more quickly develop—and use—the armed Predator, which was being tested, in Nevada, at the time.

    The Longest War

  • Bizarrely, the Department of Defense had almost nothing to offer in the way of a plan for attacking the Taliban.

    The Longest War

  • POSTSCRIPT: KEEPING OUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHTAt a Department of Defense news briefing six months after the invasion of Iraq, Walt Slocombe, the Special Advisor on Security and Defense for the Coalition Provisional Authority, was asked if, in retrospect, he thought there was any way that the systematic looting that swept Iraq immediately after the fall of Baghdad—specifically, the wholesale plundering of military bases—could have been anticipated and prevented.

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • This group of words was initialized, as is the custom with all Department of Defense phrases; unfortunately, it produced GWOT, universally pronounced with a rising inflection as “Gee-what?”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The expendable rockets that NASA, the Department of Defense DOD, and the telecommunications industry had been using to launch these satellites—the Deltas, Atlases, and Titans—were headed the way of the dinosaur.

    Riding Rockets

  • Wolfowitz Interview with Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, Department of Defense news transcript, March 5, 2003.

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • U.S. Department of Defense News Briefing—Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers, June 24, 2003, official news transcript, retrieved from www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/transcript.aspx?

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • A second key “showstopper” was the tendency by the Department of Defense to recommend “big footprint” operations involving as many as several hundred soldiers to take on al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.

    The Longest War

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