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Secretary of Defense William Perry and Deputy Secretary John White would like to welcome you to DefenseLINK, the World-Wide Web Information Service from the Department of Defense.

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We invite you to visit the American Forces Information Service WWW site for information about the Department's internal news, visual information, entertainment, and educational services; and the American Forces Press Service WWW site to read news and view photographs of Department of Defense activities.

We also invite you to visit BosniaLINK, the official DoD information system about U.S. military activities in Operation Joint Endeavor. BosniaLINK now includes access to TALON, the newspaper serving the soldiers of Task Force Eagle, and to the Implementation Force (IFOR) fact sheets.

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