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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


25 October Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • IRAQ / WOLFOWITZ VOA 25 Oct 2003 -- A U-S army helicopter crashed Saturday near Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Hours earlier, a top U-S official was in Tikrit to inspect an Iraqi defense training facility.

Deployments

US Policy

  • Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz briefs on Iraqi Civil Defense Corps 25 Oct 2003 -- We just had a fascinating briefing about what I think is a wonderful success story, standing up the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps.
  • Wolfowitz Takes to the Streets to Hear About Iraq's Progress, Needs AFPS 25 Oct 2003 -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz took to the streets of Iraq today - literally - to learn firsthand from the Iraqi people as well as U.S. soldiers on how the rebuilding process is going.
  • Bush Highlights International Contributions to Iraqi Peace AFPS 25 Oct 2003 -- Nations of the world are responding to U.S. calls for financial and military aid in Iraq, President Bush said in his radio address today.
  • Bush Welcomes International Support for Iraq Reconstruction Washington File 25 Oct 2003 -- President Bush, speaking to the nation in his weekly radio address October 25, welcomed the financial contributions for Iraqi reconstruction from South Korea, Japan, Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, and other nations, and from those nations and organizations participating in the October 23-24 Madrid Iraq donors conference.
  • IRAQ / WOLFOWITZ VOA 25 Oct 2003 -- A top U-S official is in Iraq, where there have been more attacks on coalition forces.
  • BUSH / IRAQ AID VOA 25 Oct 2003 -- President Bush says the international community is rallying behind efforts to rebuild Iraq, providing much needed financial contributions and other aid.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Bremer Traces Political, Economic Advances in Iraq Washington File 25 Oct 2003 -- Progress in Iraq on the political and economic fronts was outlined at the Madrid Iraq Donors Conference October 24 by Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator L. Paul Bremer.
  • Madrid Conference Raises at Least $33 Billion for Iraq Washington File 25 Oct 2003 -- Donors pledged at least $33 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq at the two-day international conference on Iraq reconstruction in Madrid, organizers announced October 24 at a closing press conference.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • U-S / WAR DEMONSTRATIONS VOA 25 Oct 2003 -- Thousands of anti-war demonstrators gathered in Washington Saturday to demand an end to the U-S military occupation of Iraq. Protesters heaped scorn on President Bush for mounting the war, and blamed him for bloodshed and financial costs that have mounted since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein. Nearby, counter-demonstrators expressed support for U-S action.




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