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Dateline: Secretary Rumsfeld Speaks to VOA - 2001-10-24

The U.S. led campaign against Taleban military targets and the Al-Qaeda terrorist network headed by Osama bin Laden is now in its third week. The coalition, according to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, wants to destroy Taleban and Al Qaeda forces. In recent days, the coalition has been increasing air attacks in northern Afghanistan.

VOA National Affairs Correspondent Jim Malone spoke with Secretary Rumsfeld on Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview for this special Dateline report.

If you prefer, you may download a copy of this report for later listening.

Every Monday through Friday Dateline examines an issue in the news. Listen to these recent Dateline programs:

A Return to Religion
The Ambivalence of Saudi Arabia
Africa's Role in the Anti-Terrorism Coalition
Russia--Partner, Opponent or Bystander?
Homeland Security
Afghan Opposition
Attack Against Terrorism
New York Drop-In Center
Civil Liberties and Terrorism
Harassment of Muslims and Arab-Americans
US Need for Support from Moderate Arab States
The Cost of Terrorism
A Declaration of War
The Middle East Peace Process and Terrorism