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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


11 October Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • Iraq: U.S. Troops Detain Four Suspects In Tikrit Raid RFE/RL 11 Oct 2003 -- .S. troops detained four men in raids early today in Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. The U.S. military said those detained were suspected of involvement in attacks on U.S. forces in the area.

Deployments

US Policy

  • Bush: Iraq Is Making Progress Under a Clear Strategy AFPS 11 Oct 2003 -- The United States and its coalition partners are making progress in rebuilding Iraq into "a stable, just and prosperous country" that doesn't threaten its neighbors or the world, President Bush said Oct. 11 during his weekly radio address.
  • Bush Outlines Steps Toward Free and Prosperous Economy in Iraq Washington File 11 Oct 2003 -- President George W. Bush marked the six-month anniversary of the removal of Saddam Hussein's statue in central Baghdad by highlighting progress in building a stable and prosperous economy in Iraq.
  • BUSH/IRAQ VOA 11 Oct 2003 -- President Bush says the U-S occupation of Iraq is going better than many Americans think. The president used his weekly radio address to focus again on the positives, amid growing public concern over near-daily attacks against U-S troops.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Facilities Protection Force Training Spc. Emily Donaghy, 350th MPAD, 3rd Brigade Public Affairs, 82nd Airborne Division -- A class of twenty-five Iraqis completed the Facilities Protection Force (FPS) program Oct. 11 at Forward Operating Base Mercury.
  • Iraqi police force `to take years` IRNA 11 Oct 2003 -- The problems of creating an Iraqi police force are so dire that the British-American occupying coalition troops will need to provide support and training for years to come, according to Jane`s Defence Weekly.
  • IRAQ/CURRENCY VOA 11 Oct 2003 -- For Iraqi citizens one of the most noticeable changes since the ouster of former leader Saddam Hussein will begin this coming Wednesday. That's when a currency conversion to the new Iraqi dinar will begin.

Foreign Reactions

  • War dead relatives vent fury at Blair IRNA 11 Oct 2003 -- Several relatives of the 51 British soldiers killed in Iraq vented their fury at Prime Minister Tony Blair following his attendance at Friday`s national war memorial service in London.
  • UK to contribute just over 1 per cent of Iraq reconstruction cost IRNA 11 Oct 2003 -- The British government is to pledge a total commitment of pnds 550 million (dlrs 850 m) to the postwar reconstruction of Iraq over three years, equivalent to just over one percent the UN estimate.

News Reports




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