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02 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Bush: Iraqi Elections Should Not Be Postponed AFPS 02 Nov 2004 -- President Bush said today that elections in Iraq, scheduled for January, should go forward as planned.
  • US / IRAQ ELECTIONS VOA 02 Nov 2004 -- Top U.S. and Iraqi officials say elections planned for late January should not be postponed, as called for by some Iraqi political groups concerned that continuing violence could disrupt voting. Controversy over the election in Iraq is divided largely along sectarian and ethnic lines.
  • BUSH / IRAQ VOA 02 Nov 2004 -- President Bush says the Iraqi election scheduled for January 30th should not be postponed. The president says it is important for the vote to take place on time.

United Nations

  • UN: Annan Rejects Resignation Call As Inquiries Mount Into Oil-For-Food Program RFE/RL 02 Nov 2004 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has rebuffed a call for his resignation by a U.S. senator leading an investigation into abuses of the Iraqi oil-for-food program. Annan's spokesman says he will wait for the findings of an independent commission and will move forward with his busy reform agenda. The Bush administration appeared to distance itself from the senator's comments. But ongoing inquiries in Congress and the media continue to focus negative attention on a program that has become a growing stain on the UN's reputation.

Reconstruction Issues

  • Water Treatment Plant Opens MNF-I/MNC-I 02 Dec 2004 -- Soldiers from Task Force 1st Battalion, 77th Armor attended the official opening of the Al-Ahabab water treatment plant on Nov. 30.
  • U.S., Iraqi Officials Caution Against Iraqi Election Delay Washington File 02 Nov 2004 -- The U.S. government believes that Iraqi elections should be held as scheduled on January 30, 2005, in spite of the difficulties involved, according to the State Department's Iraq Coordinator Ronald Schlicher.
  • Iraqi Sunnis Call For Vote Postponement RFE/RL 02 Nov 2004 -- Sunni Muslim tribal chiefs from Iraq say they are seeking to postpone Iraq's planned elections in order to ensure the participation of Sunnis.
  • IRAQI POLICE SERVICE GRADUATES 66 FROM SPECIALTY TRAINING CENTCOM 02 Dec 2004 -- The Iraqi Police Service graduated 66 officers from four advanced instruction courses at the Adnan Training Facility, in the International Zone, here, Dec. 2, as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to train up its security forces.
  • IRAQ: Political differences over repatriation to north fade away IRIN 02 Dec 2004 -- The future of a UN-sponsored scheme offering voluntary repatriation to Iraqi Kurdish refugees from Iran is beginning to look brighter as policy differences between Iraq's two main Kurdish parties begin to dissipate.
  • IRAQ: Elections will be about religion v secularism - new parties IRIN 02 Dec 2004 -- Elections scheduled for the end of January will be about religion verses secularism, not a power struggle between formerly strong Sunni Muslims and majority Shi'ite Muslims as most people think, leaders of two newly formed political parties told IRIN.

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