"These deliveries pose a direct threat to the lives of coalition forces. We consider such trafficking as hostile acts, and will hold the Syrian government accountable for such shipments," Rumsfeld said.
United Nations weapons inspectors in Iraq combed through at least six suspected weapons sites on Thursday.
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Wednesday he had evidence that al-Qaida militants are operating in the disputed province of Kashmir, adding another complication to already tense relations between India and Pakistan.
President Bush announced Thursday he is sending Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the Asian subcontinent to try to quell tensions heightened by fighting in the disputed province of Kashmir.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a newspaper interview it may be impossible to capture Osama bin Laden, but it's more important to topple the Taliban government that harbors him and quash al-Qaida terrorist networks.
By PBS NewsHour
The following is the full text of Defense Secretary of Donald Rumsfeld remarks at the Pentagon memorial commemorating the lives lost during the September 11 attacks.
The Secretary of Defense arrived in Saudi Arabia today, embarking on a mission to strengthen Arab and Islamic support for the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign and to gather intelligence on Osama bin Laden.
President-elect Bush has named Donald Rumsfeld to head the Department of Defense. Rumsfeld held the same position during President Ford's administration.
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