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26 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
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Current Operations

  • IRAQ / WRAP VOA 26 Sep 2004 -- U.S. authorities in Iraq have arrested a man chosen to lead Iraq's National Guard in one of the country's most troubled and violent provinces.
  • Mad Dogs Fly Hostage to Safety >MF-I/MNC-I 26 Sep 2004 -- Army aviators based here flew a repatriated hostage to safety somewhere in Iraq Sept. 21.

Deployments

US Policy

  • War in Iraq Moving in the Right Direction, Says CENTCOM Leader AFPS 26 Sep 2004 -- As January elections loom in Iraq, Army Gen. John Abizaid, head of U.S. Central Command, said today the country is headed in the right direction.
  • Powell Says U.S. is Committed to Full Iraqi Elections AFPS 26 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday=," today that Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi and the U.S. are committed to full, free Iraqi elections.
  • Full, Free, Fair Elections in Iraq Are U.S. Goal, Powell Says Washington File 26 Sep 2004 -- The United States supports Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Allawi's goal of full, free, and fair elections throughout Iraq in January 2005, Secretary of State Colin Powell said in talk show appearances September 26.
  • US/IRAQ VOA 26 Sep 2004 -- The Bush administration says an all-out effort will be made to secure troubled parts of Iraq before scheduled elections in January. Officials acknowledge the job will not be easy, but stress it can be done.
  • Powell Says Iraqi Insurgency Getting Worse RFE/RL 26 Sep 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said today that the insurgency in Iraq is getting worse.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Senior Iraqi Official Weighs In Over January Vote RFE/RL 26 Sep 2004 -- Interim Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for National Security Barham Ahmad Salih said yesterday that his government is committed to hold elections as scheduled in January, but he said that polling might not be possible in all parts of the country.

Foreign Reactions

  • Blair Concedes Intelligence On Iraq Was Wrong RFE/RL 26 Sep 2004 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged today that some of Britain's intelligence on Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's illicit weapons program was wrong.
  • BRITAIN/IRAQ VOA 26 Sep 2004 -- Britain's involvement in Iraq is likely to overshadow the annual conference of Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor Party, despite the British leader's efforts to shift the focus to domestic issues. Mr. Blair defended his decision to send troops to Iraq in an interview with British television before the party conference opened Sunday in Brighton, England.

News Reports




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