Al-Qaeda getting fresh weapons - Rumsfeld
Al-Qaeda fighters in Pakistan andWashington Times
"We have very recently discovered some new stuff that is not old, and it is modern," Mr Rumsfeld said in an interview published today. "It is expensive. It is well-done."
Mr Rumsfeld declined to describe the "modern stuff," but said it was being separated for the emerging Afghan national army. Older equipment he said was "dangerous and unstable" is destroyed, he added.
Mr Rumsfeld said the equipment came from "everywhere. If you spread it all out, the passports are from lots of different places. The medical equipment and the weapons are from lots of different places."
"So it's not like the money's dried up. There's still more money and more new things coming in," Mr Rumsfeld said referring to al-Qaeda's finances.