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04 March 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 Mar 2004 [PDF]
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty

  • Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 04 Mar 2004 -- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Public Affairs Lawrence DiRita and Deputy Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez
  • Officials Discuss Zarqawi, al Qaeda AFPS 04 Mar 2004 -- Terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a shadowy figure affiliated with al Qaeda who is helping to plan and carry out anti-coalition attacks in Iraq, Defense Department officials said here today.
  • Iraq Insurgency Forces Are Switching Targets, Abizaid Says AFPS 04 Mar 2004 -- Baathists, Islamic radicals, and foreign fighters in Iraq have adjusted their sights in their efforts to torpedo the establishment of a democratic government in that country, a senior U.S. military officer said here today.
  • Iraq: Rising Profile Of Al-Zarqawi Points To Complications In War On Terrorism RFE/RL 04 Mar 2004 -- U.S. officials are blaming a Jordanian extremist leader operating in Iraq for planning this week's deadly attacks on Shi'a celebrating their holy day of Ashura in Baghdad and Karbala.
  • IRAQ / VIOLENCE VOA 04 Mar 2004 -- Iraqi authorities say at least three people were injured when a police station was attacked in the northern city of Mosul. Meanwhile, in the predominantly Sunni city of Ramadi, hundreds of residents demonstrated to protest Tuesday's attack on Shi'ite worshipers in Baghdad and Karbala.
  • 4ID AND TF IRONHORSE OPERATIONS UPDATE CENTCOM Release 04 Mar 2004-- 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse conducted 196 patrols and four raids and captured 13 individuals Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • JASDF flies first humanitarian mission into Iraq AFPN 04 Mar 2004-- The Japan air self-defense force flew its first humanitarian mission into Iraq as part of coalition air forces, landing at Tallil Air Base on March 3.
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Units Safeguard Troop Rotations, Supplies in Kuwait Navy Newsstand 04 Mar 2004-- Navy Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 206 and Coast Guard Port Security Unit (PSU) 307, collectively known as Naval Coastal Warfare, traveled to Kuwait Naval Base and the port of Ash Shyuabah Jan. 29 to safeguard the vital supply chain as it transitions from ship to shore and prepares for the journey north to Iraq.
  • TF OLYMPIA COLLECTS WEAPONS CENTCOM Release 04 Mar 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, under the operational control of Task Force Olympia, continued ongoing weapons collection operations in northern Iraq with two turn-ins Tuesday.

Deployments

  • COASTAL WARFARE UNITS DEPLOY TO ARABIAN GULF USCG Release 04 Mar 2004-- Three Bay Area expeditionary Naval Coastal Warfare units are deploying to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Saturday at 5 p.m., from Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.
  • IRAQ/TROOP ROTATION VOA 04 Mar 2004 -- The United States has begun the largest changeover of troops in the field since World War Two, bringing home 130 thousand troops from Iraq and replacing them with 105 thousand fresh troops from U-S bases. The rotation involves risks to the ongoing operation to stabilize Iraq.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / INTERIM CONSTITUTION VOA 04 Mar 2004 -- In Iraq the interim constitution that takes effect (took effect) on Friday paves the way for a transitional government to take over control of the country and formulate its future political structure.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports




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