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Highlights of the White House progress report released Thursday, on the first 100 days of President Bush's war on terrorists believed responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks:
  • Mr. Bush created the Office of Homeland Security and, meeting with leaders from 51 different countries, assembled an international coalition against terrorism.
  • As of Dec. 17, 460 suspects were being detained by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Just one, Zacarias Moussaoui, has been criminally charged with conspiring in the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • 136 countries have offered a range of military assistance (including 89 countries that granted U.S. military aircraft into their airspace, 76 nations that gave U.S. military planes landing rights, and 23 countries that agreed to host U.S. offensive forces).
  • The United States has frozen some $33 million in assets belonging to 153 known terrorists, terrorist organizations and terrorist financial centers.
  • 142 countries have issued complementary orders freezing the assets of suspected terror groups and succeeded in blocking $33 million in funds.
  • The U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan, involving fewer than 3,000 U.S. ground troops, has destroyed 11 terrorist training camps and 39 Taliban command posts.
  • U.S. Marines established a military base at Afghanistan's Kandahar airport and officials reopened the U.S. embassy in the capital of Kabul.
  • Between Oct. 7 and Dec. 13, the Defense Department airdropped 2,423,700 food ration packets to Afghan civilians in an operation costing $51 million.
  • American children have contributed $1.5 million to buy humanitarian supplies for Afghan children, the first shipment of which left the United States on Dec. 9.

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