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27 September 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

Operations
Deployments
US Policy
United Nations
Reconstruction Issues
Foreign Reactions
News Reports

Current Operations

Deployments

  • 1st LAR rolls out of Iraq USMC News 27 Sep 2004 -- The Marines of 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion have served their time in Iraq. After a grueling seven months in the deserts of the Al Anbar province they are waiting to return home to Camp Pendleton, Calif.

US Policy

  • Transcript: The Effect of the War in Iraq On America's Security Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy 27 Sep 2004

  • U.S./Iraq: War Makes Foreign Policy A Rare Election Issue In U.S. RFE/RL 27 Sep 2004 -- The war in Iraq has become a central issue in the contest for the U.S. presidency between the incumbent, George W. Bush, and his challenger, Senator John Kerry. Four years ago, however, when Bush faced then-Vice President Al Gore, foreign policy was a secondary issue. At that time, the primary concern was the country's economy, which was beginning to show weakness after eight years of unprecedented growth. In fact, foreign policy issues have usually played a secondary role in American political campaigns.
  • U.S. Officials Cite Deterioration In Iraq RFE/RL 27 Sep 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the insurgency in Iraq is getting worse.
  • Syria-U.S. Relationship Facing 'Major Deterioration' AFPS 27 Sep 2004 -- If Syria doesn't reverse its counterproductive policy in Iraq, then the United States and Syria will have a "major deterioration" in relations, said a senior U.S. government official today.

  • TWO SOLDIERS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN BAGHDAD CENTCOM 27 Sep 2004 -- The 1st Cavalry Division announced that charges have been preferred Sept. 26 against two Soldiers regarding the murder of an Iraqi civilian.
  • Two Soldiers Charged With Murder in Baghdad 1st Cavalry Division News 27 Sept 2004 -- The 1st Cavalry Division announced that two more Soldiers have been charged with murder of an Iraqi civilian.
  • SOLDIERS CHARGED VOA 27 Sep 2004 -- Two more U.S. soldiers in Iraq have been charged with murder in the death of an Iraqi civilian. The charges come less than a week after two other soldiers were charged with murder in the deaths of three other Iraqis.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Debate Grows Over Shape Of Elections In January RFE/RL 27 Sep 2004 -- Questions are growing over whether Iraq will be able to hold fully nationwide elections in January as part of its planned transition to a more democratic system of government. Top U.S. officials are increasingly saying the poor security situation in parts of the country might exclude those areas from participating in the poll. The statements are sparking new political debate in the United States over how well Washington is meeting its goals in Iraq.
  • IRAQI COURT SENDS INSURGENTS TO JAIL CENTCOM 27 Sep 2004 -- The possession of improvised explosive devices earned six insurgents three-year prison terms during trials before the Central Criminal Court of Iraq on Sunday.

Foreign Reactions

  • France: Global Iraq Conference Should Discuss US Withdrawal VOA 27 Sep 2004 -- France's foreign minister says a proposed international conference on Iraq should consider the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.
  • UNGA Syria VOA 27 Sep 2004 -- Syria's foreign minister has delivered a blistering attack on Israel at the U.N. General Assembly debate. Foreign Minister Farouk al-Shara accused Israel of inciting the United States to go to war in Iraq.

News Reports

  • Iraqi Media Monitoring UNAMI 27 Sep 2004
  • Iranian Diplomat Freed By Iraqi Captors RFE/RL 27 Sep 2004 -- An Iranian diplomat was freed by his captors in Iraq today after spending more than a month as a hostage.
  • AFGHAN-IRAQ POL VOA 27 Sep 2004 -- During his U.S. visit, Iraqi interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi insisted that elections in his country will be held as scheduled in January. But an optimistic timetable for Afghanistan's elections had been also laid out, but events on the ground dashed those projections.
  • IRAQ: Hepatitis outbreak in capital IRIN 27 Sep 2004 -- At least 60 cases of hepatitis E have been reported in the Baghdad suburb of Allatefiya, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Monday.




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