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Caspar Weinberger eulogy

Caspar Weinberger eulogy Mr. Vice President, Lady Thatcher, Excellencies, Members of Congress, Secretary Schlesinger, Secretary Carlucci, Secretary Powell, Members of the Reagan Cabinet here today, and General Vessey and friends and family of Cap Weinberger. For many years, a quote from Winston Churchill hung in Cap Weinberger’s office. It said: “Never give in, never give […]

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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Remarks as delivered by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Miami, FL, Friday, February 13, 2004. Thank you very much. Thank you. My goodness, Peter. You’re going to make me sound like I can’t hold a job. Can you believe that? He said I went to Princeton. We have our […]

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Reenlistment and promotion ceremony

Reenlistment and promotion ceremony Remarks as delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, following a promotion and reenlistment ceremony for officers and crew of the USS Ronald Reagan. The event was held aboard ship offshore California, Friday, July 23, 2004. To the three officers who have been promoted–Lt. Commander [Charles] Sweeney, Lt. [Grant] Miller, […]

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hearing on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

Testimony as delivered to the Senate Armed Services Committee: hearing on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan Paul Wolfowitz WARNER: The committee meets this morning to receive the testimony of Secretary Wolfowitz, General Myers, and Mr. Schlicher, on the broad range of issues relating to Iraq, Afghanistan, and any other trouble spots in the world. […]

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Farewell for secretary of the Navy Gordon England

Farewell for secretary of the Navy Gordon England Remarks as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC, Thursday, January 23, 2003. Good morning. It’s a great pleasure to be here, or I suppose, a bittersweet pleasure to be here. This is such a distinguished audience. I think I’m going […]

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Air Force War College

Air Force War College Thank you very much, folks. (Continued applause.) I appreciate that very much, General. Give your father my regards. (Laughter.) We just had the Air Force Memorial celebration in Washington. Did any of you have a chance to see it or go to it or watch it on the Pentagon Channel? It […]