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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 1, 2001

Operation Enduring Freedom Overview
Campaign Against Terrorism Results
Period Covered September 14-30, 2001

Department of State

  • Russia offered to share information and the use of their airspace for humanitarian flights.
  • China offered to share information.
  • India offered to share information and pledged support of U.S. actions.
  • Japan offered diplomatic and military (logistical) support, and assistance to Pakistan.
  • Australia offered combat military forces and invoked Article IV of the ANZUS Treaty, declaring September 11 an attack on Australia.
  • South Korea offered military medical and air and naval logistics support.
  • UAE and Saudi Arabia broke diplomatic relations with the Taliban.  
  • Pakistan agreed to cooperate fully with the request for assistance and support.
  • Secured overflight and landing rights from 27 countries.
  • Obtained 46 multilateral declarations of support.
  • 19 nations of NATO invoked Article V declaring an attack on one as an attack on all.
  • The United Nations Security Council unanimously enacted a binding resolution requiring all member states to pursue terrorists and those who support them, including financial support systems.  

Department of the Treasury

  • Adoption of Terrorist Financing Executive Order.
  • Froze approximately 30 al-Qaida accounts in the U.S. and almost 20 overseas.
  • Put 27 names on the Terrorist Financing list.
  • Reviewing additional persons and entities for possible inclusion on the Terrorist Financing list.
  • Froze approximately $6 million linked to terrorists.

Department of Defense

  • Approximately 29,000 military personnel, 349 military aircraft, 1 Amphibious Ready Group, and 2 Carrier Battle Groups currently deployed in Theater.
  • Approximately 17,000 members of the Reserve have been called to active duty, as well as several thousand National Guard operating under State authority.

Department of Justice

  • Analyzed 241 serious/credible threats.
  • Conducted 540 interviews.
  • Conducted 383 searches.
  • Issued 4,407 subpoenas.
  • Arrested/Detained 439 persons.
  • Approximately 30-plus countries offered support in criminal investigations.


  • Over 100 countries have offered increased intelligence support.
  • Approximately 150 arrests and detentions of terrorists and suspected supporters of terrorism in over 25 countries.
  • Intensified counterterrorist operations with over 200 intelligence and security services worldwide.  

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