09 July 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Jul 2004 [PDF]
- FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS KILLED IN ATTACK, OTHERS WOUNDED -- Five 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and two Iraqi National Guard Soldiers were killed, and 20 1st ID Soldiers and four ING Soldiers were wounded when anti-Iraqi forces attacked the Iraqi National Guard Headquarters in Samarra on July 8 at about 10:30 a.m.
- FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION SOLDIER DIES
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- LEBANON / U.S. MARINE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- A Lebanese-born U.S. marine who turned up in his native country after disappearing in Iraq was flown to Germany on Friday for debriefing. He spent the night at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, where officials say he'd turned himself in voluntarily.
- DoD Announces Marine's Return to Military Control 09 Jul 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today the status change of Cpl. Wassef A. Hassoun, 24, of Salt Lake City, Utah, from "captured" to "returned to military control."
- REPORT ON THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY'S PREWAR INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS ON IRAQ Select Committe on Intelligence 09 Jul 2004 [PDF Version 23.4 MB]
- Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq: Conclusions Select Committe on Intelligence 09 Jul 2004 [PDF Version 1.89 MB]
- CONGRESS / INTELLIGENCE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- A congressional report blames U.S. intelligence agencies for overstating the threat of Iraq's weapons in the months leading up to the war in that country last year.
- BUSH INTELLIGENCE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- President Bush has welcomed a Senate investigation into intelligence lapses in the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Democratic challenger John Kerry says Mr. Bush went to war without a plan to win the peace.
- Brahimi urges world to have realistic goals for peace processes UN News Centre 09 Jul 2004 -- The world's expectations for peace-making processes in countries emerging from war or other crises are becoming more ambitious and less realistic, United Nations Special Adviser Lakhdar Brahimi said yesterday as he received the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal from the German UN Association.
- Iraq: New Security Measures Meet With Support, Concern Persists Over Possible Abuses RFE/RL 09 Jul 2004 -- New security measures approved by Baghdad are being welcomed by many ordinary Iraqis, who are tired of the unending violence in the country. However, some fear the new laws might lead to the abuse of power and human rights violations.
- IRAQ / PASSPORTS VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- Thousands of people line up in sweltering heat each day at the Baghdad passport office, waiting for their chance to obtain the prized travel document.
- IRAQ: Teaching conflict management in a northern war-torn town IRIN 09 Jul 2004 -- It all began with a story of two minibus drivers, Ismail and Adil. There was bad blood between them: Ismail suspected Adil of trying to poach his customers.
- PAKISTAN/HOSTAGE VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- A Pakistani man, taken hostage in Iraq and later freed, is now back home. He tells VOA that he witnessed his captors killing other hostages, and was only spared because he is a Muslim.
- PHILIPPINES/IRAQ VOA 09 Jul 2004 -- The family of a Philippine man abducted in Iraq is begging their government to secure his release. The militants holding the truck driver say they will murder him unless Philippine troops leave Iraq.
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 7, Number 25 09 Jul 2004 -- RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) interviewed former Iraqi Governing Council member and head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Jalal Talabani in Prague on 2 July
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