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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


06 January 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Jan 2004 [PDF]

  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers 06 Jan 2004 -- "First, we're working to rebalance the active and reserve components in all of the services. (...) Second, we will be adjusting our global posture. (...) Third, we're in the process of implementing our new National Security Personnel System as an important step in better managing the civilian and military work forces. (...) Going forward, we will continue to be aggressively pursuing the global war on terrorism, strengthening joint war-fighting capabilities, transforming the Joint Force, strengthening our intelligence capabilities, strengthening our ability to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; improving force manning through quality of life, infrastructure and other modifications. We'll be refining and improving DOD's role in homeland security. We'll be streamlining our budget contingency planning and other departmental processes."
  • CORDON AND SEARCHES LEAD TO CAPTURE OF ARMS DEALERS CENTCOM Release 06 Jan 2004-- The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units continued missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
  • TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" CONFISCATES WEAPONS, EMPLOYS IRAQIS CENTCOM Release 06 Jan 2004-- The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units, also know as Task Force "All American", continued missions over the last day to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
  • Soldiers help set up phone network in Northern Iraq Army News Service 06 Jan 2004-- Members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participated in a two-day conference in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq to set up a telephone network centered on the city of Mosul.
  • Transcript: 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General's Briefing from Iraq 06 Jan 2004 -- "Tonight Major General Swannack will be speaking to you about the 82nd Airborne Division Area of Operations during his opening comments"
  • Coalition Has 'Turned Corner' in Western Iraq AFPS 06 Jan 2004 -- Coalition forces have "turned the corner" in western Iraq, said Army Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack Jr., 82nd Airborne Division commander, during a Baghdad press conference today.

Deployments

US Policy

United Nations

  • No plans yet for Security Council to meet on UN role in Iraq, President says UN News Centre 06 Jan 2004 -- Although Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be convening talks in New York later this month on the future role of the United Nations in Iraq with officials from that country, the Security Council currently has no plans to have a public meeting to discuss the situation there, the President of the 15-member body said today.
  • U-N / IRAQ MEETING VOA 06 Jan 2004 -- U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan says he expects senior U-S officials to come to New York this month for talks on Iraq. Leaders of the Iraqi Governing Council will be there. But as Peter Heinlein reports from U-N headquarters, the Bush administration has been non-committal about its attendance.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

News Reports

  • Afghanistan/Iraq: Immigrants Discover That Australia Offers No Warm Welcome RFE/RL 06 Jan 2004 -- For years, Australia has carried on a battle with illegal immigrants who try to enter the country by all possible means. The immigrants, mostly from Afghanistan and Iraq, have been met with warships, barbed wire, and detention in remote and inhospitable camps. International human rights organizations are concerned at the situation, but the Australian federal government of Prime Minister John Howard remains adamant that it will not take in illegal immigrants.




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