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Memo from deputy secretary cites "heightened risk" to U.S. military forces.
"This is a very, very expensive proposition," says Army's director of force development.
The Trust for America’s Health criticizes a lack of federal leadership and planning on bioterror issues.
Ike Skelton, D-Mo., asks Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to consider using existing M-113 armored personnel carriers in Iraq while troops await armored Humvees.
Gen. John Jumper says lack of action is "disruptive to lives and to change of commands" at a time when "the nation is at war and the troops look to their leaders."
Department urged to create an undersecretary of policy to focus on long-range planning.
Washington should better coordinate information flowing to and from state and local officials and businesses, advisory commission's report says.
Defense Department moves closer to reforming policies on response to allegations of assault.