December 10, 2002 |
Chinese military officials, in their first high-level discussions with the Pentagon in years, said they will try to pressure North Korea to drop its nuclear weapons programs, U.S. officials said. At the same time, the Chinese refused to rule out using military force to reunite Taiwan with the mainland. Douglas J. Feith, the No. 3 Pentagon official, who headed the U.S. delegation, said the talks were "useful" and "professional." Gen.
February 10, 2004 |
U.S. and Chinese officials gave a boost to the recovering military ties between their countries by opening a round of high-level defense consultations. Washington regards military ties with Beijing as a key part of their relations. But contacts were cut off after the collision of a U.S. Navy surveillance plane with a Chinese fighter jet three years ago, and are resuming slowly. Delegations to the consultations were led by Douglas J. Feith, a U.S.
February 14, 2007
Re "Ex-official defends claim on Iraq, Al Qaeda," Feb. 12 Your article correctly quotes me as noting that my Pentagon office never said there was an operational relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda. It then quotes a blogger attacking that statement as a lie. The blogger cites an Oct. 27, 2003, classified memo that became the subject of media stories, but that memo did not say that Iraq and Al Qaeda had an operational relationship. My statement was correct. I defy anyone to find anything I ever said to the contrary in public or private, in unclassified or in classified form.
November 20, 2005 |
The Pentagon's inspector general said Friday it had begun an investigation into allegations that an office run by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's former policy chief, Douglas J. Feith, engaged in illegal or inappropriate intelligence activities before the Iraq war. The probe, which two senators requested two months ago, comes at a contentious point in the political debate over President Bush's decision to invade Iraq and the intelligence upon which Bush based his decision.
June 2, 2004 |
Democrats on Tuesday called for a full investigation of one of the most politicized issues in the reconstruction of Iraq: whether Vice President Dick Cheney was involved in a decision to award Halliburton Corp. a multibillion-dollar contract to rebuild the country's oil infrastructure. Democrats charged that a recently released U.S.
December 2, 2004 |
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee said Wednesday that FBI agents searched files and served subpoenas at its offices as part of an investigation into whether Israel improperly obtained classified U.S. information on Iran. The committee, a major pro-Israel lobbying organization, disclosed the raid in a statement that said it was cooperating "in order to get these false and baseless allegations put to rest fully and swiftly."