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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


29 September Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Iraq: Joint Tikrit Raid Only Partially Successful RFE/RL 29 Sep 2003 -- U.S. troops and Iraqi police today staged their largest-ever joint operations in the city of Tikrit in an effort to detain those responsible for attacks on U.S. forces.
  • 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS CAPTURE ABDUCTION SUSPECTS CENTCOM Release 29 Sept 2003-- Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division captured three individuals who are suspected in the abduction of two US servicemen in June.
  • Improving security in Iraq varies among experts Army News Release 29 Sept 2003-- Unguarded borders and Iraqi extremists are the greatest challenges facing the American military in Iraq, a panel of experts concluded at the 2003 Eisenhower National Security Conference held Sept. 25-26.
  • IRAQ VOA 29 Sept 2003-- About a dozen Iraqi suspects have been arrested in the largest joint raid between Iraqi police and U-S troops around the troubled northern town of Tikrit. In other action, a U-S soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack near Fallujah and a member of the panel writing Iraq's constitution escaped a possible assassination attempt.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Reconstruction in Iraq Vital in Winning War on Terror AFPS 29 Sept 2003-- The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, dictate that the war on terror needs to be fought on the offense -- and rebuilding Iraq is part of that, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told a national television audience Sept. 28.
  • POWELL / IRAQ VOA 29 Sept 2003-- Secretary of State Colin Powell is asking Arab and European governments share in reconstruction efforts in Iraq
  • Helping Iraqis Help Themselves is U.S. Goal, Rumsfeld Says Washington File 29 Sept 2003-- This byliner by Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense, was published in the Wall Street Journal September 29 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions.
  • U.S. Pursues Maximum Commitment from Donor Countries for Iraq Washington File 29 Sept 2003-- The United States expects "widespread recognition that the needs [in Iraq] are great and that the international community will respond accordingly" when donor countries gather in Madrid in October to discuss plans for Iraqi reconstruction, State Department Deputy Spokesman Adam Ereli said.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Wolfowitz Says Change in Iraq Helps Mideast Peace Prospects Washington File 29 Sept 2003-- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said toppling Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has helped the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
  • IRAQ: NGOs scale down presence IRIN 29 Sep 2003 -- Stacked boxes are piled on chairs, on desks and against the front door - as Save the Children UK, an international NGO, is closing its doors in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad and moving international workers to offices in the north and to Jordan, at least temporarily.




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