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U.S. to Support Ukraine's NATO Ambitions
VILNIUS, Lithuania, Oct. 23, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured Ukraine's defense minister today the United States will continue its efforts to help the former Soviet state make the reforms necessary for it to qualify for NATO membership.

"Progress has been made," Rumsfeld told reporters of Ukraine's efforts following a bilateral meeting here with Ukraine Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko. "We encourage it and are available to be of assistance" to support Ukraine. Story
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RUMSFELD IN LITHUANIA – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus participate in a press availability conference while in Vilnius, Lithuania, Oct. 23, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James M. Bowman  Hi-Res Photo | More Photos
Visit Reaffirms Peacekeeping in Mongolia
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Oct. 22, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld applauded Mongolia's efforts to enhance its peacekeeping capabilities here today, reaffirming to Mongolian Defense Minister Tserenkhuu Sharavdorj a commitment that the United States "is anxious and willing and ready" to assist. Rumsfeld, the first U.S. defense secretary to visit Mongolia, delivered that message while standing alongside Sharavdorj in front of a large statue of Genghis Khan, the famous 13th century Mongolian warrior. Story
Rumsfeld Thanks Mongolian Troops
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, Oct. 22, 2005 – A group of almost 200 Mongolian Army soldiers got a personal thank you today from U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rumsfeld, who made a stop here during an eight-day trip to China, South Korea and Lithuania, praised Mongolia for its support in the war on terror. Story
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A 'PROUD' HORSE – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld walks his horse, which he promptly named Montana, at the Mongolian Defense Ministry. Mongolian Defense Minister Tserenkhuu Sharavdorj presented Rumsfeld the brown horse with a black mane during the secretary's Oct. 22 visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital city. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles Story | Hi-Res Photo | Video | More Photos
U.S., South Korean Leaders Discuss Alliance
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 21, 2005 – U.S. and South Korean defense leaders today revalidated the alliance that's helped keep peace on the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years and explored ways to improve it to better meet changing world circumstances. Meeting here for the 37th annual Security Consultative Meeting, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Yoon Kwang-ung, the Republic of Korea's national defense minister, agreed on the continued need to maintain a U.S. troop presence in South Korea. Story | Photos | Joint Communique
U.S.- R.O.K. Relations Undergo Change
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 21, 2005 – Just as the entire U.S. military and its basing strategies are undergoing change, so too is the half-century-old relationship between U.S. and Republic of Korean forces that protects the Korean peninsula, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today told troops serving here. Story | Photos
U.S. Troops Help Free Korea, Iraq
SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 21, 2005 - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today told an enthusiastic group of almost 1,000 servicemembers serving in Korea that just as they and the troops who served before them have brought freedom to the South Koreans, U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq are helping to bring freedom to Iraqis.
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TROOP TALK – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld gives his closing remarks while at Yongsan Garrison during a Town Hall at Collier Field House, Yongsan, Korea, Oct. 21, 2005. Rumsfeld is visiting the Republic of Korea to meet with Minister of Defense Yoon Kwang Ung and conduct the 37th United States and Republic of Korea Security Consultative Meeting. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. James M. Bowman Hi-Res Photo | More Photos
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Economic, Energy Woes Impact N. Korea
Security Talks Assess Military Alliance
Leaders Must Overcome Roadblocks
BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2005 – The roadblocks to military transformation "are enormous," and overcoming them requires leaders who believe in and advocate the changes being introduced, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told members of China's Academy of Military Science here today. Story
Chinese Military Needs to Share Info
BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld urged members of China's Academy of Military Science today to share information that could shed light on its military programs and, hopefully, eliminate concerns by the United States and other nations. Story
Historic Visit Signals Transparency
BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2005 – Defense officials are calling Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's visit to China's Strategic Rocket Forces headquarters today a historic event that they hope signals China's willingness to be more open about its military. Story
U.S., Chinese Seek Better Relations
BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2005 – Defense leaders of the United States and China committed today to working to improve their countries' defense relationship, bringing it up to par with progress in the political and economic realms. Story
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IN FORMATION – Chinese troops stand in formation Oct. 19 during Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's visit to the Ministry of Defense in Beijing. Photo by Donna Miles  Hi-Res Photo
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Rumsfeld Encourages Transparency, Cooperation for China's Future
Rumsfeld Arrives in China to Discuss Security Issues, Concerns
Rumsfeld Heads to China to Address Security Issues
Photos: Rumsfeld in China
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