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24 December 2004 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • Rumsfeld Cheers U.S. Troops During Surprise Iraq Visit AFPS 24 Dec 2004 -- During a surprise trip to Iraq Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today shared Christmas-Eve cheer with U.S. troops serving here and in the cities of Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah.
  • Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Travels to Four Iraqi Cities Washington File 24 Dec 2004 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld traveled to Iraq December 24 to visit with U.S. soldiers and to thank them for their service far from home during the holidays and to stress the importance of their mission.
  • DEFENSE SECRETARY VISITS TROOPS CENTCOM 24 Dec 2004 -- Soldiers here were treated to an early Christmas surprise with the visit of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on Dec. 24.
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Troops In Iraq RFE/RL 24 Dec 2004 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today made an unannounced visit to troops in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where an apparent suicide bomber killed 22 people at a military dining tent on 21 December.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • MOI CONFIDENT IN ELECTION SECURITY PLAN Iraqi Ministry of the Interior via CENTCOM 24 Dec 2004 -- The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has developed a comprehensive security plan for the upcoming elections which will ensure a secure environment for Iraqis who are casting their votes.

Foreign Reactions

  • TURKEY / IRAN VOA 24 Dec 2004 -- Iran's foreign minister made a surprise visit to Ankara Friday for talks with Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.

News Reports

  • IRAQ / CHRISTMAS VOA 24 Dec 2004 -- After a year of church bombings, assassinations, kidnappings, and death threats, many Christians in predominantly Muslim Iraq have canceled plans to attend Christmas observances this year.




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