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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 4, 2001


Australia -- Commitment of Military Forces to the Coalition

The United States deeply appreciates Australian Prime Minister Howard's public statement October 4 detailing Australia's commitment of military forces to the global campaign against terrorism. Australia has pledged air, ground and naval forces to freedom's common cause. This reflects Australia's deep commitment to the cause of liberty and democracy and to our longstanding alliance. The President and Prime Minister marked the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty September 10 in Washington -- one day before these heinous acts of terrorist violence. The United States has no more steadfast ally than Australia.


Released on October 4, 2001

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