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Rumsfeld Says 'War on Terror' Just Beginning

The United States’ declared war on terror is closer to the beginning than the end, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday. Rumsfeld told the 2004 graduating class of 935 cadets that in the three years since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America, the U.S.-led coalition had “overthrown two vicious regimes and liberated 50 million people, disrupted terrorist cells across the globe and thwarted many terrorist attacks.” “Yet despite our successes, we are closer to the beginning of this struggle with global insurgency than to its end,” he said. Rumsfeld addressed the graduates, who wore full dress uniforms at West Point’s Michie Stadium football field, before heading back for Washington for the dedication of the World War II Memorial. Full Story

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