June 8, 2006 —
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The death of al Qaeda terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a victory in the Global War on Terror. However, other terrorists will continue the war against freedom without him. USNORTHCOM has not and will not change its readiness posture as a result of this news. Make no mistake, we remain vigilant. We vigorously pursue our mission to deter, prevent and defeat aggression aimed at our homeland. In that respect it is "business as usual" at USNORTHCOM. We will protect our people, national power and freedom of action.