Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
07 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Jan 2005 [PDF]
- SEVEN TROOPS KILLED BY EXPLOSION IN BAGHDAD
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing 07 Jan 2005 -- Lawrence Di Rita, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs; Brigadier General David Rodriguez, Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Staff Operations Directorate
- Defense Department Report, January 7: Iraq Operational Update Washington File 07 Jan 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is sending retired Army General Gary E. Luck to Iraq to evaluate the U.S. military's Iraqi security policy, a Pentagon spokesman said January 7.
- US / IRAQ SECURITY VOA 07 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. government is sending a retired four-star general to Iraq to assess the development of Iraqi security services and make recommendations on how to move forward in the final weeks before the Iraqi election, and beyond.
- Pre-Election Violence Continues In Iraq RFE/RL 07 Jan 2005 -- The United States military says a roadside bomb has killed seven U.S. soldiers in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
- IRAQ / ELECTION SECURITY VOA 07 Jan 2005 -- Despite daily military operations in Iraq to clear the way for elections on January 30th, U.S. commanders acknowledge that some parts of the country are still too dangerous for people to go to the polls. The interim Iraqi government has extended emergency laws in most parts of Iraq for another 30 days to deal with the security crisis.
- Daily Operations Summary for January 6, 2005 MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- Today, Multi-National Forces (MNF) discovered and cleared 12 improvised explosive devices and nine weapons caches. MNF also conducted four cordon and searches and two raids of suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces facilities detaining 32 suspected AIF.
- Warriors Bid Farewell to 1-25 Aviation -- Mostly MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, bid a fond farewell to 1st Battalion (Attack), 25th Aviation Regiment, during a ceremony on Jan 3.
- Paratroopers Dig in on Haifa Street MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- Haifa Street, the infamous neighborhood in Baghdad, has been the site of near constant wild west-style shoot-outs and gun battles between insurgents and Multi-National Forces.
- Detainee Dies of Apparent Natural Causes MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- A security detainee died Wednesday afternoon at the Camp Bucca internment facility of what appears to be natural causes. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death.
- MNF, Local Contractors Work to Improve Northern Iraq Infrastructure MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), are working with local-based companies on various construction projects.
- More Weapons Caches Seized MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- Elements from 1st Marine Division from the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 17 suspected insurgents and seized several weapons caches today during operations throughout Al Anbar Province.
- US / ABU GHRAIB VOA 07 Jan 2005 -- A U.S. Army reservist accused of being one of the key people in the abuse of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib Prison in Baghdad went on trial at an army base in Texas on Friday. Most of the day was used to select a jury, and opening arguments in the case are expected to be made on Monday.
- Bush Is Optimistic About Iraqi Elections AFPS 07 Jan 2005 -- Iraq's upcoming elections will prove to be "an incredibly hopeful experience for the Iraqi people," President Bush told reporters today at a White House news briefing.
- General Will Assess Iraqi Training, Not War Strategy AFPS 07 Jan 2005 -- A retired Army general isn't going to Iraq to assess the effectiveness of U.S. warfighting operations there, but rather will evaluate efforts to develop Iraqi security forces, a senior Defense Department spokesman told reporters here today.
- Elections Allow Iraqis to Express Their Opinions, Bush Says Washington File 07 Jan 2005 -- President Bush said the Iraqi elections scheduled for January 30 will be an "incredibly hopeful experience" for Iraq, and called upon the Iraqi people to participate and help establish democracy in their country.
- U.S. General: Terrorists Afraid of Vote in Iraq AFPS 07 Jan 2005 -- Terrorists use many different weapons and tactics to instill fear among Iraqis, but the one thing they're afraid of is a successful election in Iraq.
- BUSH IRAQ VOA 07 Jan 2005 -- President Bush says this month's elections in Iraq will ultimately bring stability to the country, despite continuing violence in the run up to the vote.
- First Team general Congratulates Iraqi Regular Army's Rebirth MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Jan 2005 -- Jan. 6, 1921 commemorates the birth of the Iraqi Army. Eighty-four years later, the interim Iraqi government announced the reorganization of Iraqi forces. Four previously separate and distinct organizations have been merged into one force structure, called the Iraqi Regular Army (IRA).
- Iraq: Prime Minister Extends Emergency Laws Ahead Of Late-January Vote RFE/RL 07 Jan 2005 -- Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has extended a state of emergency in Iraq in a bid to give government forces more powers to safeguard the 30 January national and provincial elections from insurgent attacks. Allawi's decision -- which calls into question the legitimacy of the vote -- comes amid continuing violence ahead of the poll. The U.S. military said nine of its troops were killed in separate attacks yesterday, while a number of Iraqi election officials have resigned, reportedly because of the fear of reprisals by insurgents.
- RFE/RL Iraq Report, Volume 8, Number 1 07 Jan 2005 -- IS INSURGENT VIOLENCE HAVING DESIRED EFFECT ON IRAQI ELECTIONS? / COMMISSION STAFF RESIGNING UNDER THREAT / ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION ORGANIZING EXPATRIATE VOTING / RFI INTERVIEWS FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ / SUNNIS CONTINUE CALLS FOR ELECTION POSTPONEMENT / IRAQ'S NEIGHBORS MEET TO DISCUSS ELECTIONS
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