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01 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

  • Transcript: Media Roundtable on Troop Extensions 01 Dec 2004 -- Maj. Gen. Fred D. Robinson, Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Army G3. Also participating was Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Staff Operations Directorate, Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez, U.S. Army, and Director, Operations Division, USMC, Brig. Gen. Robert B. Neller
  • Department of Defense Announces Troop Extensions for Iraq 01 Dec 2004 -- Today the Secretary of Defense approved a request by the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF(I)) to extend two Army brigades and a Marine Expeditionary Unit operating in Iraq. The Secretary also approved the Commander's request for two additional infantry battalions to deploy to Iraq.
  • MNF-Iraq Announces Temporary U.S. Force Increase MNF-I/MNC-I 01 Dec 2004 -- The Department of Defense has approved a request from Gen. George Casey, the senior military commander in Iraq, to temporarily increase the U.S. military force posture in Iraq. This decision was made in coordination with the Interim Iraqi Government.
  • U.S. to Increase Troops for Iraq Election Security Washington File 01 Dec 2004 -- The Pentagon announced December 1 that it will increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq from 138,000 to about 150,000 to provide security for the elections scheduled to be held there January 30, 2005.
  • DoD to Extend Troops, Deploy Two Units to Iraq AFPS 01 Dec 2004 -- The Defense Department will increase the number of troops in Iraq by 12,000, Joint Staff officials said at a Pentagon news conference today.
  • Two brigades extended in Iraq for elections Army News 01 Dec 2004 -- Two Army brigades and a Marine expeditionary unit have been extended in Iraq through the upcoming elections, Pentagon officials announced Dec. 1.
  • Ships Load 3rd ID Cargo in Savannah Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2004 -- Two of the U.S. Navy's largest ships loaded Army combat equipment in Savannah, Ga., beginning Nov. 29, in preparation for their trips to the Middle East in support of the global war on terrorism.

US Policy

  • Rumsfeld Praises U.S. Forces, Progress in Iraq AFPS 01 Dec 2004 -- In a series of radio interviews Nov. 30, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld praised America's fighting forces and their families for the sacrifices they are making to defend freedom.
  • Myers Discusses Transformational Effect of Elections AFPS 01 Dec 2004 -- The Oct. 9 elections in Afghanistan were a "transformation" for the people of Afghanistan, and there are lessons that can be applied to Iraq as its elections approach, said Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers today.

United Nations

  • UN welcomes pledge by Iraq's neighbours to improve security, fight terrorism UN News Centre 01 Dec 2004 -- Welcoming the agreement by Iraq's neighbours to take a number of measures to improve its security, including cooperating on border control and fighting terrorism, the top United Nations envoy to the war-torn country today pledged the world body's continued commitment to reconstruction efforts.
  • United Nations to Set Up Trust Fund for Iraq Washington File 01 Dec 2004 -- The U.N. Security Council November 30 asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to create a trust fund to accept donations to support a U.N. protection force in Iraq.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq: Allawi To Meet With Sunni Opposition Leaders In Jordan RFE/RL 01 Dec 2004 -- Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi is in Jordan for meetings with Iraqi Sunni leaders, including some opposed to U.S.-led efforts to build a new Iraqi society. The talks are part of efforts to encourage Sunni Muslims to participate in elections scheduled for 30 January, in the face of calls by some leading Sunni groups for a boycott.
  • Iraq's Sunni President Backs Election Date RFE/RL 01 Dec 2004 -- Iraq's influential Sunni Muslim interim president today threw his support behind holding national elections as scheduled on 30 January.
  • IRAQ: Education for European Kurds - a tough task IRIN 01 Dec 2004 -- There's no shortage of fresh hormones in classroom four. A sound system blasts out music straight from America's grooviest recording studios.
  • IRAQ: Cheap home loans will help displaced people IRIN 01 Dec 2004 -- A middle-aged woman covered in flies is using a hose to wash her clothes in a blue plastic bucket. It rests on a pile of dried cement parked next to a rubbish dump in front of the former Jamhuri, or “Republic” newspaper office in the capital, Baghdad.

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