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04 December Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 Dec 2003 [PDF]

  • 5TH ICDC CLASS GRADUATES CENTCOM Release 04 Dec 2003-- Civil Affairs personnel continued a police-training seminar today in Al Amariyah for the current Iraqi Police and Facilities Protection Service forces. The seminar is five days in length and the officers each receive training on search techniques, apprehension of suspects, evidence handling, and crowd control along with practical exercises.
  • 82D AIRBORNE DIVISION RAIDS NET ENEMY, ARMS CENTCOM Release 04 Dec 2003-- The 82nd Airborne Division, also known as Task Force "All American," continued to conduct operations to bring peace to Iraq and assist the reconstruction efforts. These missions continue to move Iraq toward a free and independent nation.
  • Engineers Work to Keep Clean Water Flowing to Iraqis AFPS 04 Dec 2003 -- American engineers in northern Iraq are using their skills to keep the water flowing into the people's houses in Mosul -- and to keep the oil out.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / RED CRESCENT VOA 04 Dec 2003 -- The Secretary-General of the Iraqi Red Crescent says it is more difficult now than before the war to conduct humanitarian operations throughout Iraq. He says efforts have become more difficult since the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations and other aid agencies left the country.
  • Iraq: Sabotage Continues To Block Oil Exports From Northern Fields RFE/RL 04 Dec 2003 -- Iraqi oil production continues to be severely affected by security problems in the north of the country. A U.S. reconstruction official says that in recent months, sabotage attacks on pipelines and facilities serving the northern fields have become better organized and more concerted.
  • IRAQ/PARAMILITARY FORCE VOA 04 Dec 2003 -- Iraqi and coalition officials have unveiled a controversial plan to create an Iraqi paramilitary unit to boost the U-S military's fight against an anti-coalition insurgency.
  • IRAQ: Women encouraged to join politics IRIN 04 Dec 2003 -- It would be a tragedy if women in Iraq’s male-dominated society did not get more involved in forming a new government and in public life, a British human rights advocate told reporters during a recent visit to the capital, Baghdad.

Foreign Reactions

  • Bush Praises Jordanian King for Reforms and Support of U.S. in Iraq Washington File 04 Dec 2003 -- President Bush has praised Jordan's King Abdullah for implementing reforms to promote rule of law, transparency, women's rights and economic freedom and for supporting U.S. efforts to bring peace to Iraq.
  • Baker Lauds Japan's Help in Iraq, Anti-terror Efforts Washington File 04 Dec 2003 -- Japan is among the top five countries in the world assisting in the reconstruction of Iraq, U.S. ambassador to Japan Howard Baker noted in a December 4 speech in Tokyo to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan.
  • NATO wants governing responsibilities returned to Iraqis IRNA 03 Dec 2003 -- NATO foreign ministers Thursday welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1511 on Iraq and said they "are committed to its full implementation in order to restore conditions of stability and security in the country, and return governing responsibilities and authorities to the people of Iraq. "
  • Invasion put Iraq at centre of war against terrorism, says Hurd IRNA 03 Dec 2003 -- Former Foreign Secretary Lord Hurd cautioned both Britain and the US Thursday on exacerbating the war against terrorism and on making ordinary life impossible in the search for a "mythical security."
  • Terror War cost Britain nearly Dlrs 10 billion so far IRNA 03 Dec 2003 -- The war against terrorist has cost Britain nearly Dlrs 10 billion, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown said Thursday.
  • JAPAN/US/IRAQ VOA 04 Dec 2003 -- The Japanese government says it wants to help reconstruct Iraq, but did not confirm media reports that Tokyo will endorse a plan to dispatch troops as early as next week.

News Reports




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