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09 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Deployments

US Policy

  • Transcript: Special Defense Department Briefing on Armored Vehicles 09 Dec 2004 -- Commander, Third Army and Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Lieutenant General R. Steven Whitcomb
  • RUMSFELD/IRAQ VOA 09 Dec 2004 -- Bush administration officials continue to react to a complaint from an American soldier headed for Iraq that U.S. forces deployed for battle there are not getting the vehicle armor they need to protect themselves from attacks.
  • Rumsfeld Not Surprised at Tough Questions From Soldiers AFPS 09 Dec 2004 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he is not surprised that soldiers at a town-hall meeting in Kuwait Dec. 8 asked him tough questions. He is surprised, however, that the media has chosen to focus on the concerns of a few and ignore the overall positive tone of the event.
  • Armor Effort 'Good News Story' for Troops AFPS 09 Dec 2004 -- None of us wants to send a young man or woman into harm's way without adequate protection," said the top general in Kuwait today.

  • Article 32 Hearing Begins MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Dec 2004 -- The Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Michael P. Williams, a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan., began Dec. 9, 2004 on the Camp Al-Tahreer (Camp Liberty).
  • General Court Martial Set for Staff Sergeant Charged with Murder MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Dec 2004 -- The General Court-Martial for Staff Sgt. Johnny M. Horne Jr., a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kan., is set to begin Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. on the Camp Al-Tahreer (Camp Liberty).

United Nations

  • US / ANNAN SUPPORT VOA 09 Dec 2004 -- The United States' top U.N. diplomat says the Bush administration has confidence in Secretary-General Kofi Annan and intends to continue working with him. Ambassador John Danforth's comments came in response to calls from some conservative congressmen for the U.N. leader's resignation in the wake of the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.

Reconstruction Issues

Foreign Reactions

  • Japan Extends Mandate For Troops In Iraq RFE/RL 09 Dec 2004 -- Japan's cabinet approved a plan today to keep Japanese troops in Iraq for another year.
  • NATO MINISTERS UPDATE VOA 09 Dec 2004 -- The NATO alliance has announced that it will boost its training mission in Iraq after some European members responded to appeals to send instructors there to train Iraqi security forces. But, as VOA's Roger Wilkison reports from Brussels, U.S. and NATO officials say they are disappointed that some members of the 26-nation alliance are still refusing to take part in the mission.
  • NATO MINISTERS VOA 09 Dec 2004 -- NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels are grappling with the thorny problem of how to get the alliance's European members to boost their commitment to NATO's training mission in Iraq and its peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan. But tensions with Russia over the situation in Ukraine have eased after both sides agreed to back free and fair elections.
  • NATO Chief Calls For Dedication In Iraq, Afghanistan RFE/RL 09 Dec 2004 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer opened a meeting of the alliance's 26 foreign ministers in Brussels today with a call to boost their commitment in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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