Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
05 May 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 May 2004 [PDF]
- ONE FIRST ARMORED DIVISION SOLDIER KILLED DURING AN ATTACK
- Transcript: Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing 05 May 2004 -- "My Army's been embarrassed by this. My Army's been shamed by this. And on behalf of my Army, I apologize for what those soldiers did to your citizens. It was reprehensible and it was unacceptable. And it is more than just words, that we have to take those words into action and ensure that never happens again. And we will make a full- faith effort to ensure that never happens again."
- Coalition Operations Focus on Stability AFPS 05 May 2004 -- The coalition continues offensive and support operations aimed at restoring a stable environment in Iraq, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said today at a Baghdad briefing.
- V CORPS' TASK FORCE 1-37TH ARMOR SCOUTS NEW CONVOY ROUTE AS IT CHANGES BASE CAMPS IN IRAQ V Corps Release 05 May 2004-- Many of the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment of V Corps' 1st Armored Division are closing in on their first year supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. With that anniversary comes a change in scenery and new missions for the Soldiers of the "Bandit" battalion.
- Rapid Runway Repairmen pave the way in Iraq Marine Corps News 05 May 2004-- With an assortment of air operations being conducted on a non-stop basis here, the ability to take off and land 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing planes and helicopters is paramount.
- TASK FORCE DANGER SOLDERS SEIZ WEAPONS CACHES CENTCOM Release 05 May 2004-- Task Force Danger Soldiers seized two weapons caches in northeastern Iraq May 4.
- MARINES, SOLDIERS PROPOSE INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES TO SHEIKS CENTCOM Release 05 May 2004-- Marines and Soldiers with the 1st Marine Division met with Iraqi sheiks May 4 to propose several projects to improve water distribution, roads, and school and building repairs.
- Officials address Iraqi detainee abuse issue Army News Service 05 May 2004-- Senior Department of Defense officials publicly denounced the alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees in the past year by a number of military police Soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, during several media opportunities in Washington, D.C., May 4.
- 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.
- Transcript: President Bush Meets with Alhurra Television on Wednesday The White House 05 May 2004 -- Interview of the President by ALhurra Television
- Transcript: President Bush Meets with Al Arabiya Television on Wednesday The White House 05 May 2004 -- Interview of the President by Al Arabiya Television
- Secretary Rumsfeld on ABC's Today Show with Diane Sawyer 05 May 2004
- Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Matt Lauer NBC "Today" 05 May 2004
- General Pace Interview with Hannah Storm, CBS "Early Show" 05 May 2004
- IRAQ WRAP VOA 05 May 2004 -- President Bush has strongly denounced photos showing the humiliating treatment of some prisoners by American soldiers in Iraq. The president told Arabic language television the actions are abhorrent and Americans are just as appalled about the incident as Iraqis. The Bush administration spent another day Wednesday trying to contain the damage caused by the abuse, which the Army says may not have been an isolated incident.
- CONGRESS - IRAQ VOA 05 May 2004 -- U-S Congressional hearings into the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U-S troops continued for a second day Wednesday. The Senate Intelligence Committee examined the matter in closed session
- Prison Abuse 'Unacceptable, Un-American', Rumsfeld Says AFPS 05 May 2004 -- "Any American who sees the photographs that we've seen has to feel apologetic to the Iraqi people who were abused and recognize that that is something that is unacceptable and certainly un-American," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today.
- Detainees Getting Proper Care, Assures Coalition Military Official AFPS 05 May 2004 -- Detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison are being fed, have and wear clothes, and do not sleep on the ground, asserted a coalition military spokesman at a Baghdad press briefing today.
- Abu Ghraib Abuse 'Abhorrent,' Bush Tells Arab TV AFPS 05 May 2004 -- President Bush considers the actions of a few soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq "abhorrent" and told Arab news services that the abuse at the prison "does not represent the America that I know."
- BUSH/IRAQ VOA 05 May 2004 -- President Bush says U-S soldiers who abused Iraqi prisoners will be brought to justice. Mr. Bush went on Arabic-language television as part of an administration effort to blunt worldwide condemnation that has followed the release of images of Iraqi detainees wearing hoods and posed in embarrassing positions.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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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