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01 July 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • Return of Units Extended in Iraq on Track, Official Says AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- The return of the Army units extended in Iraq in April is on track, Defense Department officials said at a Pentagon news conference today.
  • Army to call up 5,600 IRR Soldiers Army News 01 Jul 2004 -- The Army plans to order 5,600 Soldier in the Individual Ready Reserve to active duty for possible deployment with the next Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom rotations.

US Policy

  • BUSH / SADDAM VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- President Bush says a court appearance by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is an important step forward for Iraqi justice.
  • U.S. Must Prevail in Iraq, Navy Secretary Says AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- The recent turnover of sovereignty in Iraq has set the tone for the United States succeeding in Iraq, Navy Secretary Gordon R. England said June 30.
  • 'Iraq's Future is Optimistic,' says Robert D. Blackwill Washington File 01 Jul 2004 -- This column by Robert D. Blackwill, who is White House deputy national security adviser for strategic planning and President Bush's envoy to Iraq, was published in the USA Today July 1 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- A defiant Saddam Hussein has been arraigned in an Iraqi court where he rejected charges against him and denounced the tribunal set to try him for war crimes as theatre.
  • IRAQ / SADDAM VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein defiantly rejected war crimes charges during a court appearance Thursday in Baghdad, calling the tribunal a theatrical presentation. Saddam refused to sign a list of charges against him, and insisted that he was still the president of Iraq.
  • IRAQ SADDAM / REACT VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Iraqis had an array of responses, including happiness, anger, jubilance and calls for punishment Thursday, after seeing their former leader, Saddam Hussein, charged with numerous crimes he allegedly committed during his decades in power in Iraq.
  • Iraq: Court Charges Hussein With Crimes Against Humanity RFE/RL 01 Jul 2004 -- Saddam Hussein appeared before an Iraqi tribunal today and was charged with crimes against humanity. The proceedings took place under tight security and marked the first time Hussein has appeared in public since his capture by U.S. troops on 13 December 2004.
  • Iraq: Baghdad's New Envoy To Washington Says Citizens Are Optimistic About Future RFE/RL 01 Jul 2004 -- The new incoming Iraqi ambassador to the United States says her country is optimistic that it faces a better future now that it has a sovereign government. Rend al-Rahim says the government's top priority is to provide security to Iraqis. She spoke this week about the challenges facing Iraq during a talk at the American Enterprise Institute, a private research organization in Washington.
  • Saddam Hussein Defiant Before Iraqi Court RFE/RL 01 Jul 2004 -- Media reports say former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein refused to sign legal papers today when he appeared in court to hear charges for crimes allegedly committed during his more than 20 years in power.

Foreign Reactions

  • BRITAIN / IRAN VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Britain says Iran forced a crew of eight British sailors and marines into Iranian territorial waters before capturing them last week.

News Reports

  • IRAQ: First regional property claims commission office opens in Basra IRIN 01 Jul 2004 -- Former political prisoner Abdel Kazim Abdallah lost his house and land during Saddam's time, but now he is one of hundreds of Iraqis fighting to reclaim his property with the help of the recently opened Iraq Property Claims Commission (IPCC) in the southern city of Basra.




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