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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


10 February 2005 - Iraq Special Weapons News

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

Current Operations

  • ONE SOLDIER KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN ATTACK

  • IRAQ/VIOLENCE VOA 10 Feb 2005 -- Iraq's interim government says it will close the country's borders for five days, to boost security during a major Shiite Muslim religious observance. Meanwhile, a car bomb has killed at least two people and wounded several others in Baghdad.
  • 1-4 CAV Air Troops to inactivate following OIF II MNF-I/MNC-I 10 Feb 2005 -- Elements of 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry will be inactivating upon return from the Iraqi theater of operations to the central region.
  • Combat Support Soldiers secure Iraqi Police MNF-I/MNC-I 10 Feb 2005 -- A motley assembly of combat support Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (Commandos), 10th Mountain Division, earned their combat patches the 'hooah' way as they provided security for 10 days at an Iraqi police station in support of the democratic elections.
  • U.S. Military Advisers 'Embed' in Iraqi Units AFPS 10 Feb 2005 -- U.S. forces will use an "advisory, assistance and embedding" strategy to help prepare Iraqi forces to provide security and ensure stability within their own borders, according to a senior military officer in the region.

Deployments

  • Beaufort warriors continue OIF support USMC News 10 Feb 2005 -- As II Marine Expeditionary Force prepares to deploy to Iraq, Beaufort-based Marines continue to depart the Air Station to augment combat-bound units in North Carolina.
  • 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit ends operations in Iraq MNF-I/MNC-I 10 Feb 2005 -- The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit relinquished the responsibility of providing security and stability in Iraq's western Al Anbar Province to Regimental Combat Team 7 of the 1st Marine Division Feb. 7.

US Policy

  • Army Updates Detainee Operations Documents Army News Release 10 Feb 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 988 pages of criminal investigations pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  • Two more Soldiers sentenced for Abu Ghraib abuse Army News 10 Feb 2005 -- The seventh Soldier to face court-martial for abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib was sentenced Feb. 4 after pleading guilty to dereliction of duty, making false official statements and battery.
  • Senior Senator Calls for More International Engagement in Iraq Washington File 10 Feb 2005 -- A senior Democratic senator has supported the Bush administration's efforts to engage the international community more deeply in the effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq following its recent elections.

United Nations

Reconstruction Issues

  • Transcript: DoD Briefing on NATO Training Mission in Iraq 10 Feb 2005 -- NATO Training Mission Iraq Commander Lt. Gen. David Patreaus
  • Successful Elections Deal Blow to Terrorists AFPS 10 Feb 2005 -- Terrorists operating in Iraq have received a blow to their credibility, based on successful Iraqi elections and coupled with an inability to interject their agenda into U.S. elections, according to a senior military officer in the region today.
  • Something new from something old: Al Kasik MNF-I/MNC-I 10 Feb 2005 -- As part of the Iraqi military's ongoing effort to strengthen its forces, the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq announced Feb. 5 that 212 direct replacement soldiers graduated from the Iraqi Training Battalion in Al Kasik.
  • IRAQ: Increased security training for border staff IRIN 10 Feb 2005 -- A team of US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents has been deployed inside Iraq to train border security staff enabling them to control entry points into the country and improve security, which remains problematic.

Foreign Reactions

  • All NATO Allies to Join Iraq Training Mission by Feb. 22 AFPS 10 Feb 2005 -- All NATO allies will be part of the alliance's mission of training Iraqi forces by the time the alliance's heads of state converge for a major summit meeting Feb. 22, Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said here today.
  • RUSSIA READY TO TRAIN IRAQI SERVICEMEN RIA Novosti 10 Feb 2005 -- Russia is ready to help Iraq in training servicemen if the process takes place on Russian territory and would be financed by the Iraqi side, a high-ranking source in the Russian Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti.

News Reports



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