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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 14, 2004

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced that he has appointed Walter B. Slocombe to be a member of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Mr. Slocombe served in the Department of Defense as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 1994 to 2001; as Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy from 1993 to 1994; as Deputy Under Secretary for Policy Planning from 1979 to 1981; and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Slocombe will replace Lloyd N. Cutler, who has stepped down for personal reasons. Although Mr. Cutler will no longer be a member of the Commission, he will serve as Of Counsel to the Commission and will continue to contribute to its work.