February 12, 2006 - Posted at 1:15 p.m. CST
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) _ Donald Rumsfeld is in Algeria today on
what Pentagon officials believe to be the first visit to the
country by a U-S defense secretary.
Rumsfeld arrived from Tunisia, where he toured the North Africa
American Cemetery and laid a wreath in honor of the nearly
three-thousand U-S servicemen buried near the ancient city of
Algeria is the second stop on a three-day North Africa tour that
ends tomorrow in Morocco. Rumsfeld is trying to encourage more
cooperation to fight Islamic extremism and terrorism.
In Tunisia, Rumsfeld and leaders of the Muslim nation pledged to
build closer military ties.