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19 January 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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Current Operations

Deployments

US Policy

  • U.S.: At Confirmation Hearing, Rice Stresses Diplomacy, Defends Stance On Iraq RFE/RL 19 Jan 2005 -- Condoleezza Rice yesterday faced the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which must take the first step in deciding whether to confirm her as President George W. Bush's second secretary of state. The committee is widely expected to recommend that the full Senate confirm her nomination, and yesterday's hearing was largely congenial. But some questions were critical, and questioning continues for a second day today.
  • Soldier gets 10 years for Abu Graib Prison abuse Army News 19 Jan 2005 -- The first Soldier to face a contested court-martial for abuse at Abu Ghraib Prison was sentenced Jan. 15 to 10 years in a military prison.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance Updates USAID 19 Jan 2005 [PDF]
  • 23 Iraqi Intelligence Soldiers Graduate MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Twenty-three Iraqi Army intelligence officers graduated from a military intelligence course taught by a Multi-National Forces intelligence military training team at Al Kasik Military Training Base on Jan. 18, as part of the Iraqi government's ongoing effort to stand up its armed forces.
  • Soldiers Re-enlist at Iraqi Army Training Facility MNF-I/MNC-I 19 Jan 2005 -- Two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers re-enlisted Jan. 9 after the opening of the new headquarters for the 30th Brigade, Iraqi Army here.
  • Construction Projects in Iraq Have Security Payoff, Official Says AFPS 19 Jan 2005 -- There have been security payoffs due to the reconstruction money being spent in Iraq, U.S. reconstruction officials said here today.
  • Poll Finds Iraqis Overwhelmingly Favor Elections AFPS 19 Jan 2005 -- As coalition and Iraqi forces continue to kill and capture insurgents bent on disrupting or preventing Iraq's national assembly election, a new poll shows Iraqis overwhelmingly believe it's important for them to cast their ballots Jan. 30.
  • SYRIA: Iraqis start to register for 30 January elections IRIN 19 Jan 2005 -- Voter registration among Iraqis resident in Syria got off to a slow start this week but is expected to pick up later on, Luis Martinez-Betanzos, country head of the Iraq Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Programme in Syria, told IRIN.
  • IRAQ: Heavy security for election day IRIN 19 Jan 2005 -- In an attempt to guarantee safety on election day, Iraq is to impose a number of severe security measures on the three days around the 30 January polls, government officials say. The government intends to strengthen cooperation between the Iraqi army, US-led forces and police, with a potential doubling of their numbers on the streets, Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials told IRIN on Wednesday.

Foreign Reactions

  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 19 Jan 2005 -- Senior British politicians have expressed shock and disgust over a series of photos published in the nation's newspapers allegedly showing British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners. The case is being described as Britain's version of the Abu Graib prison scandal.
  • Analysis: Iraqi Defense Minister Continues Accusations Against Iran, Syria RFE/RL 19 Jan 2005 -- There has been no abatement of Iraqi Defense Minister Hazim al-Sha'lan's accusations of Iranian and Syrian interference in Iraqi affairs. The minister's allegations surfaced several months ago, but his rhetoric has increased in recent days, eliciting a sharp response from Iranian officials. Syrian and Iraqi officials have also expressed concern over al-Sha'lan's remarks.
  • IRAQ: END OF THE WMD HUNT A 'BITTER EPILOGUE' TO WAR US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 19 Jan 2005

News Reports




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