The United States Army 2004 Posture Statement
ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC
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Our Nation, and our Army, are at war. It is a different kind of war, fought against a global terrorist network and not likely to end in the foreseeable future. In the days following the attacks on September 11, 2001, President Bush spoke candidly to the Nation. These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. He added The only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows. Our Army exists to light and win our Nations wars. We are an integral member of the Joint Team committed to winning in fulfillment of our responsibilities to national security. We are fighting to preserve the American way of life and to safeguard the many freedoms our citizens enjoy. Our Soldiers and their families have not forgotten the events of September 11, which launched us to action in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are reminded daily of the on- going conflict through separation, concern for forward-deployed loved ones and, most regrettably, news of casualties. Our Army continues the mission and remains committed to defeating our enemy.
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