Transcript of DoD News Briefing : Jan.30, 2002
(Source : US Department of Defense ; issued Jan. 31, 2002)
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, briefed the media on Jan.30 on the FY 2003 defense budget that President George Bush will request from Congress. Bush said he would seek the largest increase in defense spending since the 1980s, to strengthen the armed forces for today's global war on terror, and to better prepare the armed forces for the wars they may have to face in the period ahead.

Click here for a transcript of the Rumsfeld/Myers briefing (in html format) on the Pentagon website)

Click here for President Bush's State of the Union address (in html format) on the White House website.

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