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05 May 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 05 Apr 2004 -- Britain says it is discussing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq, and deploying them beyond the southern region that Britain has controlled since last year's invasion.

US Policy

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ / JUDGES VOA 05 May 2004 -- Twenty-eight Iraqi judges are meeting with Supreme Court Justices and other prominent jurists in The Hague for a two-day training program on establishing the rule of law in Iraq. The Iraqi judges hope to gain insights they can take back home and use in setting up the country's own Supreme Court and overhauling Iraq's entire judicial system.
  • First Iraqi Coastal Defense Forces Ships Delivered Navy Newsstand 05 May 2004-- Two patrol craft departed Bahrain April 30 en route to Umm Qasr, Iraq, where coalition forces will begin training the newly created Iraqi Coastal Defense Force (ICDF).
  • IRAQ: Focus on Turkish Kurdish refugees in north IRIN 05 May 2004 -- Tahsin Alatash shakes with his left hand. His right arm hangs limply by his side and it hurts him to move it. "The doctor told me the bone was broken," he told IRIN in Gri Gowry, a village 10 km west of the northern Iraqi governorate of Dahuk. "He told me I needed a plaster."

Foreign Reactions

  • IRAQ PRISONER ABUSE DRAWS GLOBAL MEDIA OUTRAGE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 05 May 2004
  • BUSH / ARAB REACT VOA 05 May 2004 -- President Bush's appearance on two Arabic television stations (Al-Arabiya, Al Hurra) Wednesday denouncing the alleged prisoner abuse by U-S soldiers and promising action will be taken to punish them has met with a mixed reaction in the Arab countries.
  • Britain: London Faces Its Own Allegations Of Abusing Iraqi Prisoners RFE/RL 05 May 2004 -- The British government says it will investigate claims that British troops have been mistreating prisoners in Iraq, following the publication of photographs allegedly showing the abuse taking place. The inquiry follows similar reports and photographs concerning U.S. troops in Iraq. But are the British photographs actually a hoax?
  • ARABS / BUSH VOA 05 Apr 2004 -- President Bush will make an appearance on two Arabic-language television stations to discuss, among other things, the outrage caused by this week's disclosure that several U-S soldiers had abused Iraqi prisoners. Arab analysts say the president's interviews might impress Arabs in one way, but any significant change in Arab attitudes toward the United States is not likely unless there are changes in U-S policy.
  • German conservative opposition head slams America`s Iraq policy IRNA 05 May 2004 -- The head of the German conservative opposition has, for the first time ever, lashed out at America`s brutal policies in Iraq, DPA reported Wednesday.
  • EU elections should be vote on Iraq war, says Lib Dem leader IRNA 05 May 2004 -- British voters should use the European parliamentary election on June 10 to send Prime Minister Tony Blair a message on the Iraq war, according to Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.

News Reports

  • IRAQ-RIGHTS VOA 05 May 2004 -- The pictures of Iraqi prisoners being abused by U-S soldiers have shocked the world. But human rights groups say they have been raising the allegations of prisoner abuse in Iraq for some time.
  • Iraq: Has The U.S.-Led Coalition Lost The Initiative? RFE/RL 05 May 2004 -- Continuing unrest in Iraq is raising doubts about whether the U.S.-led coalition still holds the initiative in the country. The current situation is in sharp contrast to just several months ago, when the coalition appeared to have things largely in hand.
  • U.S.: Scandal Over Abuse Of Prisoners In Iraq, Afghanistan Growing RFE/RL 05 May 2004 -- Revelations about the abuse of prisoners in Iraq by U.S. forces continue to enrage Arabs, Muslims, and others around the world, and are growing into a major scandal in the United States, as well. A U.S. Senate committee plans hearings on how the practice could have gone unchecked. Six U.S. military prison guards in Iraq have so far been charged, and seven officers have been disciplined. Meanwhile, the U.S. Army says it has conducted investigations into the deaths of 25 prisoners held by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2002.
  • Iraq: Hostage Situation Continues; Italy Asks Media To Show Restraint RFE/RL 05 May 2004 -- The escape of American hostage Thomas Hamill from his Iraqi captors has refocused attention on those foreigners still being held hostage in Iraq. It has also shed light on how different governments are responding to hostage crises involving their citizens. In Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has asked Italian broadcasters not to air any reports on three Italian hostages, saying such a move would put their lives in danger.
  • CACI Responds to Allegations in the Media About Its Employees in Iraq and to Financial Community Interests CACI 05 May 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced that its Chairman, President, and CEO Dr. J.P. (Jack) London issued the following statement in a conference call to the investment community earlier today:




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