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17 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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  • Statement From Rep John P. Murtha Office of Congressman John Murtha 17 Sep 2004 -- I have learned through conversations with officials at the Pentagon that at the beginning of November, 2004, the Bush Administration plans to call up large numbers of the military guard and reserves, to include plans that they previously put off to call up the Individual Ready Reserve.

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Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Debate Grows Over Whether To Hold Iraqi Poll Amid Security Problems RFE/RL 17 Sep 2004 -- Holding elections are crucial for establishing a more popular-based Iraqi government able to guarantee the country's security without large numbers of international troops. But plans for a first round of polls in January are looking increasingly tenuous amid the current high level of insurgent violence. In recent days, U.S. officials have continued to maintain that national elections will be held in January. But others -- including the interim Iraqi president and the UN Secretary-General -- have suggested that the election date may have to be changed if the present security situation does not improve.
  • IRAQ: Political IDPs on the rise in Diyala governorate IRIN 17 Sep 2004 -- An estimated 11,300 residents of the towns of Khanaquin and Mandeli in the Diyala governorate in northern Iraq are occupying a football stadium and tents near Baqouba in the south of the governorate, after being forced out of their homes.
  • IRAQ: UNHCR resumes repatriation from Iran IRIN 17 Sep 2004 -- The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR) this week sent its first convoys of Iraqi refugess across the border from Iran for over a month, the agency told IRIN on Friday.

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