Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz gave a speech at the Gannett/USA Today Headquarters. Deputy Wolfowitz said "During this critical time in our nation's history, the men and women of the press, in very great measure, give all Americans objective and unbiased reporting. They work long hours and put themselves in harm's way to tell important stories. They help to keep us and the bureaucracies that work for us, or are supposed to work for us, honest. And one of the most important stories they are telling is the story about our brave men and women who serve this country so nobly and so well, and we appreciate everything that the media is doing to tell that story."
Defense Link: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/2002/s20020309-depsecdef.html