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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


18 October Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • BUSH / IRAQ VOA 18 Oct 2003 -- President Bush wants U-S lawmakers to resolve their differences over his 87-billion-dollar request to rebuild Iraq. Mr. Bush used his weekly radio address to continue his push to bring Americans more "good news" about Iraq, amid growing concern about continuing attacks on U-S troops there.

United Nations

  • Iraq: UN Won't Increase Staff Despite New Resolution RFE/RL 18 Oct 2003 -- The United Nations says it has no plans at the current time to increase the size of its staff in Iraq, despite the newly approved Security Council resolution offering the world body a bigger role in helping the country transition from dictatorship to democracy.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • India remains non-committal on sending troops to Iraq IRNA 18 Oct 2003 -- A fresh United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) on Iraq may have been unanimously passed but that does not necessarily translate into countries committing their troops to Iraq yet, local press reported here on Saturday.
  • IRAQ/TURKISH TROOPS VOA 18 Oct 2003 -- The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq is advising the country's U-S-appointed Governing Council to talk directly with Turkish officials about the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq.
  • KOREA / IRAQ TROOPS VOA 18 Oct 2003 -- South Korea is going to send more troops to Iraq and is pledging 200 million dollars in aid to help rebuild the country. The size of the troop deployment and what role the soldiers will play is still unclear.

News Reports




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