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Homeland Security Advisory

December 15, 2006

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Rummy Get's Full Military Send Off

There just isnt enough that can be said about Rummy! He was the best Secretary Of Defense We Ever Had. He served two terms as Secretary Of Defense. He is a True Patriot. He rescued victim's from the Pentagon on 9-11, He is a True Hero! He served his Country masterfully. He will be missed.

Rummy's accomplishment's over the last 6 Years:

I. WAR ON TERROR

Overall: A multinational coalition has liberated 50 million people in Afghanistan and Iraq, with formation of representative governments and security forces.
Liberated 31 million Afghans from Taliban control and destroyed Al-Qaeda sanctuary – conquering elements that successfully fought off the Soviet Union for over nine years – and stood up a Loya Jurga governing council eight months after operations began.
Liberated 26.7 million Iraqis from a brutal dictatorship and turned over sovereignty of the country to an Iraqi government in 16 months.
Recruited, Organized, Trained, and Equipped Iraqi and Afghan Security Forces:
129,000 for Iraqi Ministry of Defense
165,100 for Iraqi Ministry of Interior
33,000 for Afghan National Army
37,000 for Afghan National Police
Conducted safe and secure elections in Afghanistan and Iraq:
Elections in Iraq
January 30, 2005 election—55 percent turnout
October 15, 2005 constitutional ratification—63 percent turnout
December 15, 2005 election—78 percent turnout
March 16, 2006—permanent Iraqi Government seated
Elections in Afghanistan
October 9, 2005 election—roughly 80 percent of voters turnout
December 7, 2005—Afghan President inaugurated
Senior leadership of America’s enemies have been captured, killed, or made to run:
Khalid Sheik Mohammad, Al-Qaeda’s Director of Operations—captured March 1, 2003
Saddam Hussein’s sons—killed July 22, 2003
Saddam Hussein—captured December 13, 2003
Ali Hassan Mahmud al-Tikriti, AKA Chemical Ali—captured August 21, 2003
Al Zarqawi, leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq—killed June 7, 2006
Forty-five of fifty-five of Saddam’s top regime—the deck of cards—have been killed or captured
Conducted hundreds of intelligence and tactical operations—many with partner nations—throughout the world against terrorist organizations directly or loosely affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
NATO has expanded its reach in Afghanistan—the first time the Alliance has acted outside of its traditional boundaries.
Suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have revealed information that has helped thwart attacks against our troops, the American people and our allies.

II. SHAPING THE JOINT FORCE FOR ASYMETRIC WARFARE

Army
Most significant reorganization in a generation, from a division-based structure to 70 modular brigade combat teams.
$21 billion invested in the National Guard for equipment and modernization so that, for the first time, the Guard will be fully manned, equipped, and funded.
Shift of thousands of troops from Institutional Army “tail” to Operational Army “tooth.”
Development of Future Combat System.
Ended Cold War legacy programs, such as the Crusader artillery and Comanche helicopter programs.
Navy
New Fleet Response Plan doubles the number of Carrier Strike Groups that can be deployed at short notice.
“Sea swaps” of crews allow longer deployment of ships.
Started the development of the new Littoral Combat Ship designed to satisfy the urgent requirement for shallow draft vessels to operate in coastal waters.
Conversion of Trident ballistic missile submarines to vessels that can carry Special Forces and launch UAVs.
Marines
Created expeditionary strike groups with U.S. Marine Corps with many capabilities optimized for GWOT operations.
Created Marine Corps Special Operations Command.
Air Force
Created Air Expeditionary Groups for better efficiency and flexibility.
Increased Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from 130 to over 3,000.
More than 100 satellites and nearly 100 aircraft are controlled and flown daily by 26,000 Airmen to provide valuable intelligence, warning, and precision navigation to forces around the globe.
Provide the joint / coalition force with global networking and space-based communications, navigation, weather, and surveillance information.
Irregular Warfare
107 percent budget increase in Special Forces.
New technologies and tactics to counter IED threat.
Foreign-language skills and area expertise increased throughout the force.
Increased focus on stability operations.
New counterinsurgency manual and doctrine issued.
Missile Defense—Limited operating capability implemented:
Emplaced 11 ground-based interceptors in Alaska and 2 in California to address long-range threats (ICBMs with range of approximately 10,000 miles).
The first operational patrol of Aegis BMD long-range surveillance and tracking equipped destroyers was in the Sea of Japan in September 2004; today, 10 Aegis BMD Destroyers are Long-Range Surveillance and Track capable; one Aegis BMD Destroyer is Engagement capable and two Aegis BMD Cruisers are Engagement capable.
Since 2001, 22 hit-to-kill intercept tests have destroyed their targets.
On September 1, 2006, the last test of the ground-based interceptors exceeded its objectives by destroying a mock ballistic missile in space.
The BMDS transitioned from developmental to operational status.
Nuclear Triad: New structure of offensive weapons, defensive weapons bound together by an enhanced command and control, and intelligence systems.
Humanitarian Operations & Disaster Relief
Hurricane Katrina/Rita
More than 2 million pounds of food, 34,000 MREs, and almost 180,000 bottles of water were distributed.
Military forces peaked at nearly 72,000--50,000 National Guardsmen and 22,000 active-duty personnel—a total deployment for Katrina more than twice the size of the military response to Hurricane Andrew.
DoD military personnel evacuated more than 80,000 Gulf Coast residents and rescued another 15,000.
Military forces provided significant medical assistance, including 10,000 medical evacuations by ground and air and the delivery of medical treatment to more than 5,000 sick and injured people.
Asian Tsunami
More than 24 million pounds of supplies delivered since the disaster.
USNS Mercy cared for more than 60,000 patients and performed more than 1,000 surgeries.
Pakistan Earthquake: Delivered more than 7,000 tons of medical supplies, food, shelter material, blankets, and rescue equipment. Delivered more than 4.5 million kilograms of relief supplies to the disaster area and transported more than 15,000 people, including over 4,300 people needing medical attention.
Evacuated nearly 15,000 American citizens from Lebanon.

III. MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION

Transformed Unified Command Plan
Northern Command for homeland defense and domestic emergencies.
Joint Forces Command to focus on Transformation.
Strategic Command replaces Space Command—missions include ballistic missile defense and WMD.
Finalizing plan for new combatant command for Africa.
Developing mechanisms for Combatant Commanders to have dual-responsibilities in key countries, e.g. Mexico.
Reorganized Department Leadership
Created an Undersecretary for Intelligence.
Created an Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense.
Created an Assistant Secretary for Network Information Integration/Chief Information Officer.
Budget:Consolidated the program/budget process into a 2-year cycle.
National Security Personnel System (NSPS): About 10,000 civilian employees incorporated into a system that allows for greater flexibility in hiring, promotion, and assignment.
Military to Civilian Conversion: About 20,000 positions previously held by uniformed military personnel are now performed by civilians, freeing up troops for military tasks and assignments.
Business Processes:Created the Business Transformation Agency to improve DoD’s business processes, systems, and investment governance
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC): Implemented largest BRAC round in history, saving taxpayers $5.5 million per year.
Transportation: Established TRANSCOM as owner of the distribution process from factory to foxhole, as opposed to from port to port.
Defense Logistics Agency: Established as sole entity for supply chain.
Senior Level Review Group: Established to improve civilian-military interaction.
Headquarters Staff: Decreased by 10 percent to reduce unnecessary overhead and duplication

IV. ALLIANCES AND PARTNERSHIPS

Global Posture
Cold War arrangements overseas being updated to reflect new threats and circumstances.
Thousands of troops and families being moved from Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
NATO
Stood up new NATO Response Force.
Created Allied Transformation Command.
Deployment of ISAF to Afghanistan and training mission to Iraq.
Headquarters and overhead reduced.
Proliferation Security Initiative: Implemented a 60-nation partnership to interdict dangerous weapons and materials.
New Security Partnerships: Developed in the Pacific, Central and South Asia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and South America.
Georgian Train and Equip Program.
Restructure Defense Attaché program to align with new Security Cooperation Guidance.
Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative

V. PEOPLE

Medical
Military Amputee Training Center.
State-of-the-art medical care for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Smallpox Vaccination Program.
Quality of Life: Longer tours at home bases to provide less disruption to family life.
Housing: Privatized several housing programs and built thousands of military housing units.
Active Component / Reserve Component: “Rebalanced” thousands of personnel spaces both within and between the components to reduce stress on the forces.
Targeted Pay Raises: Aimed to attract most talented skilled people in high demand.












Video Of Full Military Send Off For Rummy...Click On The Right Column

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Night Rider said...

I agree Marie Rummy sure was the very best Secretary Of Defense We Ever Had.

I am glad that the military appreciated Rummy so much and gave Sean Hannity the info to deliver back home about how the military thinks of the media back home.



May I Interject a little something that I found today that really upset me and I would like your input on?

I mean it's kind of like the lefts lunacy you might say, I really think that how in the world can anyone ever take anything that the left says with any kind of common sense.

I hope that you won't mind my ranting a bit of craziness at the left about this.

Anyways here it is below.

Another great post over at Newsbusters: Julia Roberts won't kill spiders now that she voiced the animated Charlotte (of Charlotte's Web).
"You think, that’s a person, or somebody’s Mom or somebody’s best pal." -Julia Roberts, Good Morning America, 12-13-06
Mark Finkelstein goes on to wonder whether she gives unborn babies the same consideration...

I should mail Julia a Camel Spider. See how commited she is to that. I like spiders, except Camel Spiders. If there is a devil, he looks like a camel spider, the most horrid form of life on earth.

December 16, 2006 2:50 AM  
Blogger KEvron said...

i miss you over at ken's and seth's blogs, marie. just not the same without your wishy-washy stance....

KEvron

December 17, 2006 8:40 AM  
Blogger J_G said...

I served under Donald Rumsfeld. I believe he is a patriot and an honorable man. Mr. Rumsfeld's democrat critics cannot claim those ideals for themselves and no one believes those things can be or should be said about them. Semper Fidelis Mr. Rumsfeld.

December 17, 2006 2:18 PM  
Blogger L_B said...

Kevron Wow, finally an attractive man come over to my place and play

December 17, 2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Great post. The man deserves praise and everlasting gratitude.

December 17, 2006 3:11 PM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Night,

I thought that was magnificent that Rummy got the send off he did from the Military.

The Troops will miss him.

We will miss him.

I am glad too that Sean Hannity got so much info from Rumsfeld and the Troops. The Troops are aching for the real stories to come out of Iraq instead of all the bad news, they desperately want the good news comming from Iraq to be shown and told as well.

May I Interject a little something that I found today that really upset me and I would like your input on?

I mean it's kind of like the lefts lunacy you might say, I really think that how in the world can anyone ever take anything that the left says with any kind of common sense.

I hope that you won't mind my ranting a bit of craziness at the left about this.

Anyways here it is below.

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Night,

I think 90% of Hollywood are Nutjobs!!! I dont listen to a damn thing they say.

Julia Roberts joined the nutclub long ago.

Hollywould should just shut the **** up and stick to making movies, like the singers Springsteen, Neil Young, etc..should just shut up and sing.

Hollywood makes me sick.

December 18, 2006 2:45 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

JG,

I served under Donald Rumsfeld. I believe he is a patriot and an honorable man. Mr. Rumsfeld's democrat critics cannot claim those ideals for themselves and no one believes those things can be or should be said about them. Semper Fidelis Mr. Rumsfeld.
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You are right. Critic's of Rummy's are such an awful bunch with no Morals whatsoever who can never claim those ideals.

Rummy accomplished alot in his last term as SOD, and none will ever compare.

Semper Fi indeed!

December 18, 2006 2:53 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

LB,

Kevron Wow, finally an attractive man come over to my place and play
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Ha!

December 18, 2006 2:54 AM  
Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

Thank's Word,

Great post. The man deserves praise and everlasting gratitude.
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He has ours :-)

December 18, 2006 2:56 AM  

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