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July 16, 2001

Reference your article in the 16 July Pacific Islands Report, "Greenpeace Delays U.S. Missile Test, Calls On President Bush To Halt Star Wars Program."

I checked the Greenpeace Web site at http://www.greenpeace.org. The protest did take place as related in Pacific Islands Report; however, it did NOT take place at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, as readers may assume. The "exclusion zone" mentioned in the article is around the missile launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and that is where the protesters were arrested. Neither Greenpeace nor any other group that I can find on the Web is stating any type of protest took place in the Marshall Islands and Kwajalein.

Mike Pettitt Email: APett567@aol.com 

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