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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


01 April 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Apr 2004 [PDF]

  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 01 Apr 2004 -- U-S officials in Iraq says Wednesday's gruesome attacks on four American civilians whose burned bodies were put on display in the town of Fallujah will not go unpunished. The U-S military is threatening to deliver an overwhelming military response.
  • Transcript: Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 01 Apr 2004 -- Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Deputy Director for Coalition Operations and Dan Senor, Senior Adviser, CPA
  • Coalition Vows 'Deliberate' Response to Attacks AFPS 01 Apr 2004 -- A "deliberate, precise, overwhelming" response awaits the insurgents who killed four American contractors and five U.S. soldiers March 31, the coalition's military spokesman said at a Baghdad news conference today.
  • Roadside Bomb Injures 3, Disables Humvee in Anbar Region AFPS 01 Apr 2004 -- Three U.S. military personnel were injured today when a roadside bomb disabled their humvee in Iraq's Anbar region, the coalition's military spokesman said at a Baghdad news conference today.

Deployments

US Policy

  • New U.N. Iraq Resolution Likely by July 1, Powell tells German TV Washington FIle 01 Apr 2004 -- In an April 1 interview with ZDF German Television focused largely on Iraq and Afghanistan, Secretary of State Colin Powell said he thinks the United Nations will pass a new resolution on Iraq "as we move closer to the first of July."
  • Iraq: Washington Seeking To Prove Hussein Intended To Produce WMD As Efforts To Find Stockpiles Fail RFE/RL 01 Apr 2004 -- As U.S. teams continue to search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, they are increasingly focusing on proving that Saddam Hussein intended to develop such weapons, even if no stockpiles can be found. The shift in emphasis comes as the U.S. administration finds itself on the defensive over criticism that it overestimated the threat from Hussein's weapons programs as a reason to go to war last year.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Iraq: Latest Incidents Cement Al-Fallujah's Reputation As Hotbed Of Anti-U.S. Sentiment RFE/RL 01 Apr 2004 -- A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad says Al-Fallujah is one of the Iraqi towns that "still doesn't get it" -- that is, does not understand that there is no going back to the old regime. Mark Kimmitt's comments came after a particularly brutal incident in the town yesterday, when angry crowds dragged the mutilated bodies of four American civilian contractors through the streets. It caps one of the most deadly months for Americans in Iraq, and secures the town's reputation as a hotbed of anti-American insurgency.

News Reports

  • FALLUJAH DEATHS VOA 01 Apr 2004 -- The grisly deaths of four U-S civilian security workers in Fallujah, Iraq, Wednesday is being greeted with outrage and resolve in the American press.
  • IRAQ / VIOLENCE VOA 01 Apr 2004 -- A gruesome attack on four American civilians Wednesday in the Iraqi town of Fallujah has received worldwide attention. Mobs burned the bodies of the four men and then dragged the them through the street. Some experts say the attack was an isolated incident in a town known for its hatred of Americans. Others say it reflects more widespread anger against the coalition, and against U-S policy in the Middle East.




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