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07 February 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

Deployments

  • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit set to return home USMC News 07 Feb 2005 -- After seven months of triumph and heartache in one of the most dangerous regions in Iraq, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is headed home.
  • 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit begins return home USMC News 07 Feb 2005 -- After a whirlwind deployment to Iraq, Marines and sailors of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit will begin the first of several homecomings today at Camp Pendleton, Calif., after nearly nine months away from home.
  • MND-CS holds change-of-command ceremony MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Feb 2005 -- Command of the Multi-National Division-Central South changed hands in a change-of-command ceremony here 10:30 a.m., Feb. 7.

US Policy

  • Rumsfeld to Seek Larger NATO Role in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 07 Feb 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld will ask NATO defense ministers at an informal meeting this week in Nice, France, to take on a larger role in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior defense official said here today.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Largest Recruit Program Class Graduates AFPS 07 Feb 2005 -- The Direct Recruit Replacement program graduated its largest class of Iraqi Army recruits to date Feb. 5 at Numaniyah, Iraq.
  • IRAQ/ELECTION VOA 07 Feb 2005 -- The first election results are in from Iraq's northern Kurdish-dominated regions, moving the main Kurdish alliance into second place, but still well behind the main Shiite religious coalition. Election officials caution that it is still too soon to say what the final results will look like. They also say there were some serious irregularities in the area around Iraq's third-largest city, Mosul.
  • Iraq: Shi'a Groups Flex Muscles As They Gain In Polls RFE/RL 07 Feb 2005 -- The vote counting is far from over in Iraq more than a week after the elections for the National Assembly. But with many results in from Shi'a-populated areas of southern Iraq, it increasingly appears that one of the strongest groupings to emerge from the vote will be the United Iraqi Alliance, endorsed by pre-eminent Shi'a cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Some top Shi'a clerics are now making it clear they want to see the Shi'a religious parties that make up much of the alliance use their position to assure that Islamic law gets a prominent place in the new Iraqi constitution.
  • Iraqi Highway Patrol graduate 49 from training course MNF-I/MNC-I 07 Feb 2005 -- The Iraqi Highway Patrol graduated 49 recruits from the interim Highway Patrol Academy in Al Mehaweel Feb. 6.

Foreign Reactions

News Reports




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